The Film Stage

Fantasia Review: Carnage for Christmas is a Lightning-Fast Slasher Mystery
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It’s Lola’s (Jeremy Moineau) first time back in her small hometown since leaving for the big city at 16 and transitioning. Thus she expects drama––either because the locals are still stuck under 1950s-era gender norms or because her old bullies...
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TIFF 2024 Adds Films by Mike Leigh, Joshua Oppenheimer, Gia Coppola, Justin Kurzel & More
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The 49th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival have unveiled their lineup of 63 films from the Gala and Special Presentations programs. Notable titles include the world premieres of Mike Leigh’s Hard Truths and The Last Showgirl, the North American premieres...
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62nd New York Film Festival Will Open With RaMell Ross’ Nickel Boys
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One of our most-anticipated films of the year is set to open the 62nd edition of the New York Film Festival. Film at Lincoln Center announced today that RaMell Ross’s Nickel Boys will kick off the festival on September 27....
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Fantasia Review: Chris Stuckmann’s Shelby Oaks is an Uninspired Horror Mishmash
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There’s been a bit of mystery surrounding Shelby Oaks, the directorial debut of Chris Stuckmann. A YouTuber who got his start reviewing films and has now amassed over two-million subscribers, Stuckmann pursued his goal of becoming a full-fledged filmmaker, got...
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New to Streaming: Marianne, Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter 1, Flipside, Thelma & 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 Dead Don’t Hurt (Viggo Mortensen) Though The Dead Don’t Hurt gradually becomes Vivienne’s story as...
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NYC Weekend Watch: Claire Denis, The Searchers on 70mm, Mermaid Legend & More
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NYC Weekend Watch is our weekly round-up of repertory offerings. BAMClaire Denis’ monumental No Fear, No Die begins screening in a new restoration. Museum of the Moving ImageA new 70mm print of The Searchers plays this weekend. Japan SocietyA restoration...
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Daughters Trailer: Sundance Documentary Winner Arrives on Netflix in August
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Winner of both the Audience Award and in its U.S. Documentary section and the overall Festival Favorite Award at Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, Natalie Rae and Angela Patton’s deeply moving documentary Daughters will now be rolling out next...
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Mountains Trailer: Monica Sorelle’s Indie Spirit Award Winner Arrives This August
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One of our favorites upon its Tribeca Festival debut last year, Monica Sorelle’s feature debut Mountains went on to be selected for TIFF and AFI Fest, and secured an Indie Spirit Award win with the “Someone to Watch” award. Now...
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Exclusive U.S. Trailer for Laura Luchetti’s Italian Coming-of-Age Tale The Beautiful Summer
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A favorite at Locarno Film Festival last summer, Laura Luchetti’s pre-WWII coming-of-age drama The Beautiful Summer will now be arriving in the ideal season. Set in 1938 in Turin, Luchetti adapted the script with Cesare Pavese based on his novel,...
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First Trailer for Edward Berger’s Conclave Starring Ralph Fiennes, Stanley Tucci, Isabella Rossellini & More
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After surprising with a quartet of Oscar wins for his remake All Quiet on the Western Front, Edward Berger stepped up his star power for his next project, Conclave. Starring Ralph Fiennes, Stanley Tucci, John Lithgow, Lucian Msamati, Brían F....
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