The Film Stage

MUBI’s August 2024 Lineup Features Kelly Reichardt, Crossing, The Passengers of the Night & More
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Mingling retrospectives, themed series, and a handful of new films’ streaming premieres, MUBI’s August 2024 lineup is unveiled. At the top comes “American Outsider: The Films of Kelly Reichardt,” which joins Wendy and Lucy and Meek’s Cutoff with the already-playing...
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Fantasia Review: The Count of Monte Cristo is a Silly Yet Mostly Good Time
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While watching the latest take on Alexandre Dumas’ literary classic, this time by directors Alexandre de La Patellière and Matthieu Delaporte (who just adapted Dumas’ The Three Musketeers in 2023), I wondered if I was enjoying myself for the wrong...
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David Lynch Releases Two New Videos for Cellophane Memories
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David Lynch’s slow drip of material continues apace. In the month since announcing his and Chrystabell’s new album Cellophane Memories he’s released two music videos––expected roll-out for a project of this kind. Which makes a bit more compelling Lynch’s latest...
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Sparks’ Russell Mael Tells a Tale of Body-Snatching Alien Lovers in Trailer for Zach Clark’s The Becomers
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White Reindeer and Little Sister director Zach Clark returned to the festival circuit last year with The Becomers, a sci-fi tale narrated by none other than Sparks frontman Russell Mael and starring Molly Plunk, Mike Lopez, Keith Kelly, Isabel Alamin,...
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KVIFF Review: Burak Çevik Explores Turkey’s Political Complexities in Nothing in Its Place
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Turkish director Burak Çevik’s fifth feature asks a perennial question (is there politics without violence?) and answers rather grimly, showing how in Turkey, circa the late 1970s (at least), there was no room for non-violent approaches. Nothing in Its Place,...
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Venice 2024 Lineup Features Films by Pedro Almodóvar, Luca Guadagnino, Brady Corbet, Kiyoshi Kurosawa & More
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Just a day after New York Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival made major announcements, Venice Film Festival is here with their full lineup ahead of the festival taking place August 28 through September 7. Highlights include Pedro Almodóvar’s...
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Robert Pattinson Joins Jennifer Lawrence in Lynne Ramsay’s Die, My Love
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Following 2017’s You Were Never Really Here, we recently learned Lynne Ramsay would finally be embarking on her next feature in Canada in just a few weeks. An adaptation of Ariana Harwicz’s 2019 novel Die, My Love, the film follows...
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Fantasia Review: Jérémy Clapin’s Meanwhile on Earth is a Dark Alien Tale About Loneliness
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“They’ve gone into their dream.” That’s what the non-corporeal extraterrestrial entity (voiced by Dimitri Doré) says through a highly malleable seed that Elsa Martens (Megan Northam) places in her ear. The words are meant to comfort her when the first...
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Fantasia Review: Bookworm is an All-Ages Adventure That Feels a Bit Stale
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After the dark comedy Come to Daddy, New Zealand director Ant Timpson travels back to his home country with lead actor Elijah Wood for Bookworm, an adventure designed for all ages. In his introduction at the opening of Montreal’s Fantasia...
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Claire Denis’ No Fear, No Die Gets 4K Restoration In Exclusive Trailer
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Understanding and appreciation of Claire Denis has long faced the vacancy of No Fear, No Die, her 1992 feature pitting Alex Descas and Isaach de Bankolé in the world of cockfighting. Whether you’ve watched the fuzzy DVD rip that’s satiated...
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