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The Film Stage Show Ep. 372 – Doctor Sleep

Written by Brian Roan, November 12, 2019 at 8:25 am 

Welcome, one and all, to the latest episode of The Film Stage Show! Today, Brian Roan, Michael Snydel, and Bill Graham are joined by Dominick Suzanne-Mayer to discuss Mike Flanagan’s Doctor Sleep, his Stephen King adaptation and sequel to The Shining.

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The B-Side – Matt Damon

Written by Dan Mecca, November 7, 2019 at 1:42 pm 

Welcome to The B-Side, from The Film Stage. Here we talk about movie stars and not the movies that made them famous or kept them famous, but the ones they made in between. Today we explore the career of a B-Side prince: Matt Damon. From his Oscar-laden breakout film Good Will Hunting to the upcoming Ford v Ferrari, the Boston-born filmmaker has made many hit movies, and twice as many that were underseen. And don’t get us started on all of the cameos!

Our Damon-focused episode explores Gerry, The Brothers Grimm, Hereafter and The Great Wall. We discuss the career of Terry Gilliam and his many troubles making Grimm. We dive into the tragic inspiration behind Gerry as well as Gus Van Sant and Matt Damon’s desire to experiment with long camera shots. We gauge how accurate podcast producer Conor O’Donnell’s review of The Great Wall was from a couple of years back. And, finally, we talk about that weird tagline for the new Clint Eastwood movie.

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The Film Stage Show Ep. 371 – The Lighthouse

Written by Brian Roan, November 5, 2019 at 7:14 am 

Welcome, one and all, to the latest episode of The Film Stage Show! Today, Brian Roan, Michael Snydel, and Bill Graham are joined by Charlie Nash to discuss Robert Eggers’ The Witch follow-up The Lighthouse, starring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson.

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The Film Stage Show – Chicago International Film Festival 2019

Written by Michael Snydel, October 31, 2019 at 9:27 am 

Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, we’re featuring a special episode in which Michael Snydel talked with fellow Chicago film critic and The Film Stage contributor Max O’Connell about their individual and shared experiences at the 2019 Chicago International Film Festival. Over two weeks they took in over 30 films, including Vitalina Varela, The Wild Goose Lake, The Painted Bird, and The Vast of Night, and they discuss the highlights on today’s special CIFF podcast.

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Full list of films discussed: Vitalina Varela, Fire Will Come, Isadora’s Children, And Then We Danced, La Llorona, Tremors, Seahorse, Present.Perfect., The Kingmaker, The Cordillera of Dreams, The Hypnotist, The Painted Bird, Deerskin, 6.5 Meters, The Wild Goose Lake, Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway, Hala, A Girl Missing, 20th Century, Babyteeth, Ghost Tropic, and I Was At Home, But…

The Film Stage Show is supported by MUBI, a curated online cinema streaming a selection of exceptional independent, classic, and award-winning films from around the world. Each day, MUBI hand-picks a new gem and you have one month to watch it. Try it for free at mubi.com/filmstage.

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The Film Stage Show Ep. 370 – Parasite

Written by Brian Roan, October 29, 2019 at 7:54 am 

Welcome, one and all, to the latest episode of The Film Stage Show! Today, Brian Roan, Michael Snydel, and Bill Graham are joined by Carol Grant to discuss Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite with clearly-delineated spoiler sections. For more on Parasite, read our interview with Bong Joon-ho & Song Kang-ho here and our spoiler-filled feature on the film here.

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The B-Side – John Carpenter

Written by Dan Mecca, October 26, 2019 at 10:50 am 

Happy Halloween! In keeping with a now two-year tradition, we are examining the B-Sides of those involved with the Halloween franchise in honor of the spooooky holiday. This time, we talk John Carpenter. The master filmmaker has been doing a lot with a little for a long time, while fighting to keep his originality when given a bigger budget.

Here, we discuss Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992), Vampires (1998), Ghosts of Mars (2001), and The Ward (2010) with special guest, author and editor Alex Sherman.

The director has been very honest about his process, extremely critical of the Hollywood system, and famously protective of his creations. Case in point, his contract regarding Snake Plissken.

We discuss the reasons why Ice Cube laments making Ghosts of Mars and the reasons why Carpenter laments critics taking it seriously. We discuss the two Jason Statham vs. Jet Li action movies (The One & War). And, finally, we discuss this stunning photo of young Ralph Fiennes.

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The Film Stage Show Ep. 369 – Pain and Glory

Written by Michael Snydel, October 24, 2019 at 9:10 am 

Welcome, one and all, to the latest episode of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel and Bill Graham are joined by Manuel Betancourt to discuss Pedro Almodóvar’s Pain and Glory. For more on Almodóvar, listen to our episode on Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! here and read a feature on his career here.

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The Film Stage Show is supported by MUBI, a curated online cinema streaming a selection of exceptional independent, classic, and award-winning films from around the world. Each day, MUBI hand-picks a new gem and you have one month to watch it. Try it for free at mubi.com/filmstage.

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The Film Stage Show Ep. 368 – Gemini Man

Written by Brian Roan, October 15, 2019 at 8:39 am 

Welcome, one and all, to the latest episode of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham, and Brian Roan are joined by The B-Side co-host Conor O’Donnell to discuss Ang Lee’s Gemini Man. Brian Roan also talks about the new Breaking Bad movie El Camino. Be sure to listen to The B-Side episode on Will Smith here.

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The Film Stage Show Classic – Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

Written by Brian Roan, October 14, 2019 at 9:13 am 

Welcome, one and all, to the latest episode of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham, and Brian Roan are joined by Jourdain Searles for a special Classic episode discussing Pedro Almodóvar’s controversial 1989 NC-17 rated dark romantic comedy Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! starring Antonio Banderas and Victoria Abril. The film is now streaming on Criterion Channel and on other platforms, a perfect watch before seeing the director and star’s latest collaboration Pain and Glory.

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The B-Side – Will Smith

Written by Dan Mecca, October 10, 2019 at 9:03 am 

Here we are once again, folks. This time on The B-Side, from The Film Stage, we go Big Willie Style. An enduring bright light in a time of fading movie stars, myself and producer Conor O’Donnell talk through the films that didn’t quite hit. 

Specifically, Seven Pounds, After Earth, Focus and Collateral Beauty. So, as Gemini Man hits theaters, join us as we dissect why exactly the Fresh Prince made these movies, what works, what doesn’t and what’s next.

We talk about the Kevin Smith/Wild Wild West spider story, the insane voice cast for Dreamworks’ Shark Tale and the Scientology-ish undertones in After Earth.

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