Never in my life would I have imagined I’d witness Jim from The Office and Michael Haneke sitting down to discuss cinema, but such is one of the few pleasures of the Oscar race. Following up their Best Actor hopefuls chat, The Hollywood Reporter brought together This is 40‘s Judd Apatow, Zero Dark Thirty‘s Mark Boal, Life of Pi‘s David Magee, Argo‘s Chris Terrio, Amour‘s Michael Haneke and The Promised Land‘s John Krasinski for another one-hour discussion.
While Haneke doesn’t chime in until about nine minutes in, he soon discusses (via a translator) his problems with Steven Spielberg‘s Schindler’s List and the only film he admires surrounding the Holocaust being Alain Resnais‘ Night and Fog. In the conversation, Boal also discusses (or rather skirts around) presenting Osama bin Laden in his film, Terrio talks his Argo characters and much, much more. Check out the entire thing below.
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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