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Lav Diaz on the Desire for Epic Runtimes, Not Voting for the Oscars, and the Problem with Big Film Festivals

We had the chance to speak with the celebrated filmmaker in Hamburg about his approach to filmmaking, streamers versus cinema, and his experiences at film festivals. 

‘Beanpole’ Director Kantemir Balagov on Female Loss, Russian History, and the Title’s Deeper Meaning

At just 28 years old, Balagov is a wunderkind whose talent and accomplishments dwarf his humble age. We pick his brain on his collaborative process and cinematic influences, and what it was like to work with such a poised and talented toddler.

How Bong Joon Ho’s ‘Parasite’ Finds the Humanity and Tragedy in Modern Society

His Palme d’Or winner captures the dichotomy of the modern family in a continuously regressive capitalist society, the idealization of glamour and wealth in a place where the poor can barely keep themselves alive.

Arnaud Desplechin on Melding Frederick Wiseman and Sidney Lumet with ‘Oh Mercy!’

For fans of his highly idiosyncratic filmmaking, Oh Mercy! is a fascinating entry into Desplechin’s oeuvre for precisely all of the reasons that it deviates from the characteristics we’ve come to associate with him.

The Film Stage Show Ep. 368 – Gemini Man

We discuss Ang Lee’s new sci-fi thriller starring Will Smith.

‘Pain and Glory’ and the Art of Pedro Almodóvar’s World

We explore the vibrant cinema of Pedro Almodóvar and how his 21st feature feels like a personal culmination.

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

We discuss Pedro Almodóvar’s controversial 1989 NC-17 rated dark romantic comedy starring Antonio Banderas.

‘The Wave’ Team on Time Travel, the Balance of the Universe, and Being Inspired by ‘Spring Breakers’

A fresh take on a classic genre, The Wave simultaneously confounds and entertains. The film had its world premiere at Fantastic Fest, where we spoke with the director and writer.

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