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‘Mission to Mars’: Brian De Palma’s Lavish, Epic-Scale Lark

With a budget of $100 million, we look at the most expensive project Brian De Palma has tackled.


The 25 Best Fall 2016 Films We’ve Already Seen

We kick off our fall 2016 preview with the films we can already recommend.

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The Film Stage Show Ep. 202 – Kubo and the Two Strings

We discuss Laika’s latest stop-motion animation.

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NYC Weekend Watch: Hitchcock-Grant, Double Features, Fellini & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not […]

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‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Director Travis Knight on Akira Kurosawa’s Influence and Studio Ghibli’s Legacy

We discuss the wide-ranging influences on the film, voice acting, and much more.

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‘Snake Eyes’: Brian De Palma’s Funhouse of Facades and Fabrications

Sandwiched between Mission: Impossible and Mission to Mars in the director’s oeuvre, Snake Eyes boasts the goal of investigating a dizzying environment of corruption and false illusion.

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The Film Stage Roundtable Ep. 6 – Remakes Worth Making

A spin-off podcast from the madmen who bring you The Film Stage Show.


Composer Brian McOmber Discusses the Emotional Instability of ‘Krisha’

We talk to the former member of Dirty Projectors about his latest, uneasy score.

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‘Mission: Impossible’: Brian De Palma’s Guide to Building an Action Figure

We look at how the schlock jock turned full-tilt commercial blockbuster.

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