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Meryl Streep Joins ‘Mary Poppins’ Sequel, Kim Ki-duk Will Ask ‘Who is God?’ & More

Don that hat and grab your umbrella because Meryl Streep in in talks to join the sequel to Mary Poppins, Variety reports. If Streep should accept, the Oscar winner joins Emily Blunt (who plays the titular Poppins) in Mary Poppins Returns, which would reunite the two and director Rob Marshall from Into the Woods — not to mention The Devil Wears Prada for the acting duo. Set in […]

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Explore the Story and Craft Behind Hollywood’s Most Iconic Opening Titles

When many think of the opening of a film, it’s the score, the opening image, that initial moment. But sometimes the unsung hero of a film’s memorable beginning is the title design, the specific font and kerning, how it enters the image, how it draws the eye, and what it says about the story it is introducing. A […]

American Honey

New Faces of Independent Film, Abel Gance’s ‘Napoleon’ Restored, Mel Gibson’s Action, and More

Dailies is a round-up of essential film writing, news bits, videos, and other highlights from across the Internet. If you’d like to submit a piece for consideration, get in touch with us in the comments below or on Twitter at @TheFilmStage. Filmmaker Magazine has published their annual 25 New Faces of Independent Film, featuring Sasha […]

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Watch James Cameron’s Sigourney Weaver-Narrated Short Film About Climate Change

It is, I think, essential that a film-centered publication doesn’t throw its hat into the too-large, shriek-filled tunnel that is American electorate discourse, so I’ll tread lightly when posting this new short by James Cameron — one that concerns climate change, premiered at the Democratic National Convention last night, and attacks a major party’s candidate while exalting […]


Giveaway: Win ‘Indignation’ Prize Pack Featuring Tickets, Soundtrack, and Book

One of the highlights of the summer arrives this week: James Schamus‘ Philip Roth adaptation Indignation, starring Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon, and Tracy Letts. We’ve teamed with Roadside Attractions to give away  a prize pack features a $25 American Express Gift Card to see Indignation in theaters, the official soundtrack, and a copy of Roth’s movie tie-in […]

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Watch: Tour of Guillermo del Toro’s “Bleak House” Verifies the Director’s Love of Cinema

Director Guillermo del Toro is undeniably one of the most gleefully geeky directors working in Hollywood. His love of horror, fantasy, and the history of cinema blends effortlessly into his works, just as his painstaking attention to detail demonstrates his true care for the world of movies. Andy Richter of the Conan O’Brien Show recently visited the Pan’s Labyrinth director’s wondrous and bizarre […]

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Colin Farrell Recalls the Beautiful Contradiction of Terrence Malick’s ‘The New World’

With a new restoration of Terrence Malick‘s exceptional historical epic The New World recently arriving on the Criterion Collection, remembrances and examinations are surfacing. In classical Malick form, The New World is at once beautifully sweeping and tactile and raw, painting broad themes and grasping intimate moments into a sensory experience that transports viewers to Jamestown, 1607, as worlds and cultures collide. Thanks to […]


Jessica Chastain in Talks for ‘The Division,’ Oprah Winfrey Reteams with Ava DuVernay, & More

With the hopeful success of Michael Fassbender jumping off buildings, Ubisoft is gearing up for an adaptation of another one of their video games titled The Division, which already stars Jake Gyllenhaal. Now, THR reports Jessica Chastain may join the Nightcrawler star in the dystopian action thriller set in New York City after a smallpox outbreak leaves the world torn. Hollywood has long-since tried to bring […]

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Venice 2016 Line-Up Includes New Films From Terrence Malick, Denis Villeneuve, Ana Lily Amirpour & More

On the heels of the Toronto International Film Festival announcement, this year’s slate for the Venice International Film Festival has arrived — and it’s a fantastic-looking line-up. Outside some of the TIFF titles (La La Land, Arrival, Frantz, The Age of Shadows, Nocturnal Animals, etc.), they’ll have the world premiere of one of our most-anticipated […]

Sing Street

Giveaway: Win John Carney’s ‘Sing Street’ on Blu-ray and Soundtrack

Arriving on Blu-ray this week is John Carney‘s charming musical dramedy Sing Street. We’ve teamed with Anchor Bay Entertainment to give away a prize pack featuring one Blu-ray and one iTunes gift card of $25 to purchase the soundtrack. See how to enter below and all entries must be received by 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, July 31st. To enter, do the first […]