Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, Amanda Waltz, Nick Newman, Danny King and I begin by talking about how rookie directors get blockbuster breaks tied to Fantastic Four. After that, we provide brief takes on Aardman’s Shaun the Sheep and Joel Edgerton‘s debut The Gift, both currently in wide release. Finally, we do an in-depth review of Christian Petzold‘s post-WWII drama Phoenix, currently in limited release and expanding.
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0:00 – 01:19 – Introductions
01:20 – 14:43 – Fantastic Four and Rookie Directors Called Up to the Big Leagues
14:44 – 23:35 – Shaun the Sheep
23:36 – 38:48 – The Gift Review
38:49 – 1:05:10 – Phoenix Review
1:05:11 – 1:19:32 – Phoenix Spoilers
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