A few of my favorite filmmakers gathered at the Film Society of Lincoln Center‘s newly opened Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center this weekend. Joel and Ethan Coen had a conversation with Noah Baumbach regarding the openings of their films, specifically No Country For Old Men, Blood Simple, Margot at the Wedding, The Big Lebowski, Greenberg, A Serious Man, Burn After Reading, and The Squid and the Whale.
We shared the few spare details the Coens discussed about their next music-related film, but now we have the entire one-hour-plus video of the conversation. The topics range from Tony Scott influences to The Tree of Life to Sidney Lumet and much, much more. I highly recommend checking it out below (via the official Film Lincoln site) in today’s Daily Distraction.
With this year’s Cannes Film Festival halfway done, one of the clear highlights is Coens‘ 1960′s-set folk music tale Inside Llewyn Davis. Profiling a down on his luck musician (Oscar Isaac), whose natural talent indicates he is destined for success, the film is a vivid portrait of what it means to be a starving artist. In [...]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, staff writer Danny King, associate editor Nick Newman and I review J.J. Abram‘s new entry in his flagship franchise, Star Trek Into Darkness. Before that, though, we run down our top 3 most-anticipated films of the Cannes Film Festival. Finally, we take a look at the [...]
There is truly something magical when you combine the French Riviera, the global film market and thousands of hungry filmgoers and critics. The end result is what has come to be known as the most prestigious film festival in the world, the Cannes Film Festival, currently in its 66th iteration. This is my third year [...]
The Archive is a collection of cinephile-friendly findings around the web, including rare or never-before-seen photos, interviews, footage or any other bits related to classic or independent cinema. If you have any suggestions, feel free to e-mail in or tweet to @TheFilmStage. Check out the rundown below. Above, an unused Taxi Driver poster made for SpokeArt’s Martin [...]
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