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The Film Stage Show Classic – Eraserhead

Written by Brian Roan, August 14, 2017 at 11:43 pm 

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Thanks to our Patreon contributors, we have a special episode of The Film Stage Show today. After hitting a reward goal, we present the first episode of The Film Stage Show Classic where Michael Snydel, Bill Graham, and I discuss David Lynch’s debut film Eraserhead, released 40 years ago this year. If you liked this episode, and want to hear more in this style, become a patron today, including more great rewards! Also, for more Lynch-related discussion, listen to our Twin Peaks podcast, Dark Mood Woods.

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M4A: The Film Stage Show Classic – Eraserhead

00:00 – 01:13:32 – Eraserhead Discussion

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Dark Mood Woods: A Twin Peaks Podcast – Episode 14

Written by Ethan Vestby, August 14, 2017 at 11:08 pm 

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Welcome to Dark Mood Woods: A Twin Peaks Podcast, in which Managing Editor Nick Newman and contributor Ethan Vestby discuss David Lynch’s return to long-form filmmaking. This summer, join us as we offer insight and knowledge only devoted fans can bring, along with the curiosity of what, exactly, has been happening in the Pacific Northwest these last 25 years.

In this discussion of Episode 14, Mallory Andrews joins us to talk the latest hour of Twin Peaks: The Return, including the popular culture seeping into this world, a “Monica Bellucci dream,” David Lynch’s commentary on the TV recap, and what exactly went down with Sarah Palmer.

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The Film Stage Show Ep. 258 – Detroit

Written by Brian Roan, August 13, 2017 at 10:32 pm 

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Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today Michael Snydel, Bill Graham, and I discuss the film Detroit, the newest collaboration from writer Mark Boal and director Kathryn Bigelow.

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M4A: The Film Stage Show Ep. 258 – Detroit

00:00 – 03:47 – Introductions

03:48 – 1:08:23 – Detroit discussion

1:08:24 – 1:38:09 – Spoiler discussion

Bonus: Watch Bigelow dissect a scene from the film below.

The Film Stage 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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Dark Mood Woods: A Twin Peaks Podcast – Episode 13

Written by Ethan Vestby, August 8, 2017 at 10:36 pm 

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Welcome to Dark Mood Woods: A Twin Peaks Podcast, in which Managing Editor Nick Newman and contributor Ethan Vestby discuss David Lynch’s return to long-form filmmaking. This summer, join us as we offer insight and knowledge only devoted fans can bring, along with the curiosity of what, exactly, has been happening in the Pacific Northwest these last 25 years.

In this discussion of Episode 13, John Semley joins us to talk the latest hour of Twin Peaks: The Return, featuring Anthony Sinclair’s foiled murder attempt, a heated face-off featuring Cooper’s doppelgänger, Big Ed’s loneliness, a performance from James, and much more.

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The Film Stage Show Ep. 257 – A Ghost Story and The Dark Tower

Written by Brian Roan, August 7, 2017 at 12:14 am 

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Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today Michael Snydel, Bill Graham, and I discuss the newest film from director David Lowery, A Ghost Story, starring Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck. Before that, though, Snydel tells us about the Stephen King adaptation The Dark Tower.

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M4A: The Film Stage Show Ep. 257 – A Ghost Story and The Dark Tower

00:00 – 03:52 – Introductions

03:53 – 20:21 – The Dark Tower discussion

20:22 – 47:54 – A Ghost Story discussion

47:55 – 1:23:27 – Spoiler discussion

The Film Stage 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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Dark Mood Woods: A Twin Peaks Podcast – Episode 12

Written by Ethan Vestby, July 31, 2017 at 11:04 pm 

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Welcome to Dark Mood Woods: A Twin Peaks Podcast, in which Managing Editor Nick Newman and contributor Ethan Vestby discuss David Lynch’s return to long-form filmmaking. This summer, join us as we offer insight and knowledge only devoted fans can bring, along with the curiosity of what, exactly, has been happening in the Pacific Northwest these last 25 years.

In this discussion of Episode 12, Willow Maclay joins us to talk the latest hour of Twin Peaks: The Return, featuring the appearance of Audrey Horne, a frightening Sarah Palmer, a look at Gordon Cole’s proclivities, and much more.

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The Film Stage Show Ep. 256 – Atomic Blonde

Written by Brian Roan, July 30, 2017 at 9:47 pm 

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Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today Michael Snydel, Bill Graham, and I take you back in time to the fall of 1989 and the Berlin Wall, talking about the new action thriller Atomic Blonde starring Charlize Theron.

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M4A: The Film Stage Show Ep. 256 – Atomic Blonde

00:00 – 04:06 – Introductions

04:07 – 40:23 – Atomic Blonde discussion

40:24 – 1:00:47 – Spoiler discussion

Bonus: Watch David Leitch analyze a scene from the film below.

The Film Stage 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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Dark Mood Woods: A Twin Peaks Podcast – Episode 11

Written by Ethan Vestby, July 25, 2017 at 7:49 am 

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Welcome to Dark Mood Woods: A Twin Peaks Podcast, in which Managing Editor Nick Newman and contributor Ethan Vestby discuss David Lynch’s return to long-form filmmaking. This summer, join us as we offer insight and knowledge only devoted fans can bring, along with the curiosity of what, exactly, has been happening in the Pacific Northwest these last 25 years.

In this discussion of Episode 11, we talk the latest hour of Twin Peaks: The Return, featuring Becky’s gun-equipped rampage, Gordon Cole and company’s portal-opening trip, Dougie’s peculiar encounter with the Mitchum brothers, and more.

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The Film Stage Show Ep. 255 – Dunkirk

Written by Brian Roan, July 23, 2017 at 11:04 pm 

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Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today Michael Snydel, Bill Graham, and I give a brief moment of silence for the artists lost this past week. Then, we try to unravel what makes Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk one of the best films of the summer.

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M4A: The Film Stage Show Ep. 255 – Dunkirk

00:00 – 07:23 – Introductions

07:24 – 57:58 – Dunkirk discussion

57:59 – 1:27:17 – Spoiler discussion

The Film Stage 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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Dark Mood Woods: A Twin Peaks Podcast – Episode 10

Written by Ethan Vestby, July 18, 2017 at 8:39 am 

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Welcome to Dark Mood Woods: A Twin Peaks Podcast, in which Managing Editor Nick Newman and contributor Ethan Vestby discuss David Lynch’s return to long-form filmmaking. This summer, join us as we offer insight and knowledge only devoted fans can bring, along with the curiosity of what, exactly, has been happening in the Pacific Northwest these last 25 years.

In this discussion of Episode 10, Neil Bahadur joins us to talk about the horror and the beauty of the latest hour, featuring the newfound romance between Dougie Jones and Janey-E Jones, the disturbing evil of Richard Horne, the soulful appearance of Rebekah Del Rio, and more.

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Bonus: Listen to a recent 40-minute talk with Lynch discussing finding happiness through meditation.

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