The Film Stage

The B-Side – Sigourney Weaver (with Joe Reid)
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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 chat about the action heroine:...
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Berlinale Review: Hunter Schafer Shines in Tilman Singer’s Stylish Horror Cuckoo
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Hunter Schafer is a very good actress. This probably won’t be news to anyone who watched even the first episode of Euphoria, where her aching vulnerability seemed to swallow the scenery whole. Fresh from appearing in the latest Hunger Games,...
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U.S. Trailer for Radu Jude’s Radical Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of the World, Coming This March
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One of the most-acclaimed premieres of last year, so much so that it landed in our top 25 films of 2023 despite not even getting a U.S. release yet, Radu Jude’s Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of...
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MUBI’s March 2024 Lineup Features Mia Hansen-Løve, Elaine May, Claire Denis, Takeshi Kitano & More
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MUBI has unveiled next’s streaming lineup, featuring notable new releases, including Felipe Gálvez’s The Settlers, Éric Gravel’s Full Time, C.J. Obasi’s Mami Wata, and Benjamin Mullinkosson’s The Last Year of Darkness. This March also brings Elaine May’s Ishtar, four features by Mia Hansen-Løve, and...
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Golden Years Review: A Late-Age Relationship Dramedy on Cruise Control
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Golden Years, written by Petra Volpe and directed by Barbara Kulcsar, is an incredibly simple, comfortable piece of work. It concerns the plight of a long-married couple: Alice (Esther Gemsch) and Peter (Stefan Kurt). At Peter’s retirement party, their children...
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Sean Penn and Tye Sheridan Endure New York’s Darkest Nights in Trailer for Cannes Title Asphalt City
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I entered Asphalt City at last year’s EnergaCAMERIMAGE festival with nothing but morbid curiosity. Having engendered some rank responses from its Cannes premiere and not secured any known U.S. distributor, Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire’s film had the right kind of bad-object energy...
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Drive-Away Dolls Review: Ethan Coen’s Eminently Likable Queer Crime Caper Aims Low and Delivers
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The kind of movie made to stumble upon surfing cable at 2 am in a half-awake, half-intoxicated stupor, Ethan Coen’s Drive-Away Dolls aims for a lower artistic bar than anything the director (and certainly his brother) has previously approached, which...
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Dune: Part Two Review: Denis Villeneuve Sands Down the Strangeness of Frank Herbert’s Sci-Fi Epic
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The best bit of dialogue from any iteration of Dune was not written by Frank Herbert, but it so perfectly distilled the absurd wonder of his magnum opus that you’d be forgiven for assuming otherwise. “The sleeper has awakened” is...
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Nostalghia Cinematographer Giuseppe Lanci on Andrei Tarkovsky’s Total Control and Overseeing the New Restoration
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In Andrei Tarkovsky’s penultimate film Nostalghia (1983), which he co-wrote with Michelangelo Antonioni’s longtime collaborator Tonino Guerra, Russian writer Andrei (Oleg Ivanovič Jankovskij) travels to Italy in order to research the life of composer Pavel Sosnovsky, along with his interpreter...
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Exclusive Trailer for The Tuba Thieves Opens Up New Ways to Listen
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One of the most singular viewing (and listening) experiences of the year, the documentary The Tuba Thieves explores what it means to listen and how sound––particularly the absence of it––figures into everyday life. A fascinating counterpart to a fellow recent...
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