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The Film Stage Show Ep. 309 – The Predator

Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and I are joined by Matt Lynch to talk about Shane Black’s newest comedic action picture, The Predator. Subscribe on iTunes or see below to stream. Enter our giveaways, get access to our private Slack channel, and support new episodes […]


The B-Side – Matthew McConaughey

Welcome to The B-Side, a new podcast from The Film Stage where we explore movies starring established movie 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. So strap in and […]


The Best Films at the 2018 Toronto, Venice, and Telluride Film Festivals

We highlight 15 must-see titles to have on your radar.


‘The Tree of Life’ Extended Edition: Terrence Malick’s Magnum Opus Gets a Gratifying Expansion

How can you improve upon one of the greatest films of all-time? We look at the new edition of the Palme d’Or winner, now on Criterion.


Regina Hall on the Humanity of ‘Support the Girls’ and the Integrity of the Working Class

We talk to the actress the actress about going from the sets of Girls Trip to Support the Girls, the spirituality of breasturant management, and the dignity of working class people.


NYC Weekend Watch: Anthology Pictures, Icarus Films, Hong Sang-soo & More

In NYC? Here are the best films to see this weekend.


Panos Cosmatos on His Phantasmagorical Rock Opera ‘Mandy’ and the Tender Side of Nicolas Cage

We sat down with Cosmatos to discuss crafting a tone and steady pace for Mandy to build emotions, recognizing different sides of Nicolas Cage to show on screen, finding commonalities with the late Jóhan Jóhansson during their collaboration, and shattering the delusional self-image of egomaniacal men.


The Film Stage Show Ep. 308 – Madeline’s Madeline

We discuss Josephine Decker’s formally daring new film and its depiction of the creative process and mental illness.


Tsai Ming-liang on ‘Your Face,’ the Cinematic Power of Close-Ups, and Teaming with Ryuichi Sakamoto

We talk to the Taiwan-based filmmaker about his new film, a 76-minute picture that consists of unbroken close-up shots of 13 unidentified, seemingly unrelated people.

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