The Film Stage

NYC Weekend Watch: Love Streams, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Ozu & More
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NYC Weekend Watch is our weekly round-up of repertory offerings. Roxy CinemaOur House of Tolerance 35mm presentation returns on Friday, while a print of the James Dean-led Giant shows this Saturday alongside prints of Twilight and Half Baked; Decoder also screens. Paris...
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New Trailer for 4K Restoration of Time of the Heathen Captures a World After the Atomic Bomb
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While Christopher Nolan recently directly explored the creation of the atomic bomb, a long-lost 1961 film explores the landscape directly after the dropping of the bomb in uniquely expressionistic fashion, set against the racial politics of the decade. Helmed by...
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Jia Zhangke and Bi Gan Voice a Coming-of-Age Tale In Exclusive Trailer Debut for Liu Jian’s Art College 1994
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If you see one animated Chinese film this year, we suggest it’s Art College 1994. Liu Jian’s feature, featuring the voices of Jia Zhangke and Bi Gan, will make its theatrical debut next week at Metrograph, which will also screen...
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New to Streaming: Dune: Part Two, Hundreds of Beavers, Problemista, Immaculate & More
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Each week we highlight the noteworthy titles that have recently hit streaming platforms in the United States. Check out this week’s selections below and past round-ups here. The Beekeeper (David Ayer) It’s the time of year for smooth-brained relaxation. Moviegoers can...
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The B-Side – Robert Redford (with Blake Howard)
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Welcome to The B-Side, from The Film Stage. Here we talk about movie stars! Not the movies that made them famous or kept them famous, but the ones that they made in between. Today we talk about the movie star....
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Kiyoshi Kurosawa Covers Classic Terrain In First Trailer for Serpent’s Path
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Safe to say few movies this year engender more excitement than Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Serpent’s Path, a remake of his superb, bad-vibes 1998 thriller. Though an expected Cannes debut didn’t come to pass, the film releases in France on June 14;...
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U.S. Trailer for Coma Gives Bertrand Bonello’s Masterpiece a Long-Overdue Appearance
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No secret that we love The Beast. But it’s perhaps not even the best Bertrand Bonello film released in 2024. For more than two years I’ve been a major advocate of his lockdown horror Coma (at one point flying to...
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A Filmmaker Flips Through the Past in First Trailer for Judd Apatow-Backed Flipside
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Premiering at TIFF last fall, Flipside follows filmmaker Chris Wilcha as he reflects on his past and what it means to live a life of creativity. Picked up by Oscilloscope Laboratories for a North American release, featuring Judd Apatow on...
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Josh Hartnett is Caught in M. Night Shyamalan’s Trap in First Trailer for Concert-Set Thriller
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On quite a Hitchcockian-meets Twilight Zone streak with the one-two punch of Old and Knock and the Cabin, expectations are high for M. Night Shyamalan to deliver once again with his upcoming thriller Trap. Featuring a much-deserved lead role for...
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Banel & Adama Trailer: Ramata-Toulaye Sy’s Cannes-Selected Debut Feature Arrives This June
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The only debut feature to premiere in competition at Cannes Film Festival last year, Ramata-Toulaye Sy’s West African love story Banel & Adama is now set for a a release this summer. I had the opportunity to catch up with...
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