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The Film Stage Show Ep. 363 – American Factory

Written by Brian Roan, September 10, 2019 at 7:06 am 

Welcome, one and all, to the latest episode of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham, and I are joined by Joshua Encinias to discuss the Sundance-winning documentary American Factory, now available on Netflix. Make sure to read Joshua’s interview with filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar here.

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The B-Side – Jennifer Lopez

Written by Dan Mecca, September 6, 2019 at 5:00 am 

Ladies and gentlemen, please enjoy this new episode of The B-Side, from The Film Stage. Here we examine movies from established movie stars that have flopped at the box office, been forgotten by time, or remain hidden gems. These aren’t the films that made them famous or kept them famous. These are the other ones.

Today, as we all celebrate the forthcoming release of Lorene Scafaria’s Hustlers in our own way, here we discuss Jennifer Lopez, the multi-hyphenate queen herself. We take a tour of her acting career, starting with Oliver Stone’s nutty U Turn in 1997, passing through the strange melodrama Angel Eyes (2001), tackling a more comedic performance in 2013’s Parker and finishing up with the camp mini-classic The Boy Next Door from 2015. 

We mention the infamous Movieline interview and her reaction to it, we debate first edition copies of The Iliad, settle on how J-Lo continues to be an underrated actress and how something like that is even possible.

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The Film Stage Show Ep. 362 – Cold Case Hammarskjöld

Written by Brian Roan, September 2, 2019 at 8:06 am 

Welcome, one and all, to the latest episode of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham, and I are joined by Dan Schindel of Hyper Allergic to discuss Mads Brügger’s conspiracy-fueled documentary Cold Case Hammarskjöld, which is now available on VOD.

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The Film Stage Show Ep. 361 – Ready or Not

Written by Brian Roan, August 26, 2019 at 11:00 pm 

Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham, and I are joined by Mike Mazzanti to discuss Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett’s horror-comedy Ready or Not.

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The B-Side – Gerard Butler

Written by Dan Mecca, August 23, 2019 at 5:00 am 

Ladies and gentlemen, please enjoy this new episode of The B-Side, from The Film Stage. Here we examine movies from established movie stars that have flopped at the box office, been forgotten by time, or remain hidden gems. These aren’t the films that made them famous or kept them famous. These are the other ones. Today, in honor (?) of Angel Has Fallen, we discuss Scotland’s own Gerard Butler. Following his star-making turn in Zack Snyder’s 300, Butler headlined a slew of projects, mostly action programmers and romantic comedies.

In 2011 & 2012, he released four unsuccessful movies that ran the gamut of available genres: the misguided awards push Machine Gun Preacher, the Ralph Fiennes-directed Coriolanus, the based-on-a-true-story surfer drama Chasing Mavericks and the soccer rom-com family dramedy (?) Playing For Keeps

We talk about the modes where Butler’s rugged good looks are best utilized, the controversies that surrounded Machine Gun Preacher upon its release, the duo of good Gerry B indie films no one saw (see Dear Frankie & this year’s The Vanishing) and why the 49-year-old star needs to be in Terrence Malick’s next movie.

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The Film Stage Show Ep. 360 – The Farewell

Written by Brian Roan, August 19, 2019 at 7:56 pm 

Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham, and I are joined by Cody Corrall to discuss Lulu Wang’s drama The Farewell. For more, read our interview with the director here.

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The Film Stage Show Ep. 359 – The Nightingale

Written by Brian Roan, August 13, 2019 at 2:14 pm 

Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and I are joined by Jourdain Searles from the Bad Romance Podcast to talk about writer/director Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook follow-up, The Nightingale.

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The B-Side – Pierce Brosnan

Written by Dan Mecca, August 8, 2019 at 7:58 am 

Welcome to The B-Side, from The Film Stage. Here we explore movies from established stars that flopped at the box office, have been forgotten by time, or remain hidden gems. These aren’t the films that made them famous or kept them famous. These are the other ones. Today, we talk Pierce Brosnan, Ireland’s first son. Per request from our lovely guest, The Film Stage Show’s own Michael Snydel, we dive into the actor’s immediate post-Bond filmography. More specifically, we talk Evelyn, The Matador, Seraphim Falls & Married Life.

First famous in the early ‘80s with starring roles in the television mini-series Manions of America & hit show Remington Steele, Brosnan built out a diverse resume into the ‘90s before winning the role as James Bond in 1995’s GoldenEye. The rest, as they say, is history.

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The Film Stage Show Ep. 358 – Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

Written by Brian Roan, August 5, 2019 at 7:20 am 

Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and I are joined by Clint Worthington, Editor of The Spool, to discuss David Leitch’s spin-off Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.

You’re invited to our first-ever The Film Stage meet-up in New York City at the Cinephile: A Card Game Release Party, taking place August 13 at 7pm at Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn. See more details and RSVP here.

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The Film Stage Show Ep. 357 – Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Written by Brian Roan, July 31, 2019 at 9:44 am 

Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and I are joined by Ryan Swen to discuss Quentin Tarantino’s 1969-set Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.

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