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The B-Side – Adam Sandler

Written by Dan Mecca, December 5, 2019 at 8:00 am 

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.

With the Safdie Brothers’ Uncut Gems soon out in theaters, we dive into the B-Sides of Adam Sandler with esteemed guest & Click lover Jordan Raup. Along with podcast producer Conor O’Donnell, we discuss the buddy comedy Bulletproof, the buddy dramedy Reign Over Me, the family comedy Bedtime Stories, and Men, Women & Children, a movie that did, in fact, get made.

Don’t fret, The Cobbler is not forgotten. Other subjects include Sandler’s unceremonious departure from SNL, his everlasting likeability and willingness to give himself over to the filmmakers.

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The Film Stage Show Ep. 376 – The Irishman

Written by Brian Roan, December 4, 2019 at 9:18 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 Matt Cipolla to discuss Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci, in a fittingly epic conversation clocking in at nearly 2.5 hours.

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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. 375 – Knives Out

Written by Brian Roan, November 28, 2019 at 7:00 am 

Welcome, one and all, to the latest episode of The Film Stage Show! Today, Brian Roan, Michael Snydel, and Bill Graham discuss Rian Johnson’s whodunit Knives Out, which is now in wide release.

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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. 374 – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Written by Brian Roan, November 26, 2019 at 12:19 pm 

Welcome, one and all, to the latest episode of The Film Stage Show! Today, Brian Roan and Michael Snydel are joined by Robyn Bahr to discuss Marielle Heller’s Mister Rogers movie A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood starring Tom Hanks and Matthew Rys.

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The B-Side – Robert De Niro and Al Pacino

Written by Dan Mecca, November 21, 2019 at 7:47 am 

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.

In honor of Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, Conor O’Donnell and I dig into the directorial efforts of Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. While the two performers are often lumped together in the world of cinema, their filmmaking styles are about as different as their acting styles. That is to say VERY different! We examine A Bronx Tale and The Good Shepherd from the more formalist De Niro, and Looking For Richard, Chinese Coffee, Wilde Salome and Salome from a process-obsessed Pacino. 

We talk about the duo’s long friendship, Pacino’s humble awareness of his own legacy, De Niro’s growth as a storyteller between his two films and much, much more.

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The Film Stage Show Ep. 373 – Ford v Ferrari

Written by Brian Roan, November 19, 2019 at 8:24 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 Max Covill to discuss James Mangold’s Ford v Ferrari starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale.

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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. 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 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 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 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 – 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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