The Film Stage

Explore the Sweet West in Trailer for the Ross Brothers’ Acclaimed Gasoline Rainbow
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After rounding out a fruitful festival run that spanned Venice to last month’s First Look, Bill Ross IV and Turner Ross’s seventh feature Gasoline Rainbow opens on May 10, courtesy MUBI. Ahead of the road-trip movie’s theatrical debut, there is a...
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Harmony Korine’s Aggro Dr1ft Sets Theatrical Run for May
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Is Aggro Dr1ft the future of cinema? Not in any quantifiable, justifiable sense. Does it have anything to say? I admire Harmony Korine using infrared images and abstract editing to convey anxieties about growing older, being a married man, and serving as...
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Wes Anderson Teams with Cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel for The Phoenician Scheme
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Outside of perhaps Steven Spielberg and Janusz Kamiński, there may be no director-cinematographer collaboration that’s more extensive in modern-day cinema than that of Wes Anderson and Robert Yeoman. Having shot all of his live-action features, along with his recent Oscar-winning...
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Anya Taylor-Joy Joins Pedro Almodóvar’s The Room Next Door
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Following up a pair of English-language short films, Pedro Almodóvar has now embarked on shooting his English-language feature debut, The Room Next Door. Starring Julianne Moore, Tilda Swinton, John Turturro, and Alessandro Nivola, a new cast member has been added...
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Becoming the Beast: George MacKay on Fighting for Bertrand Bonello’s Film, Learning French, and Modern Incel Culture
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There’s little precedent for what George MacKay does in The Beast, a multilingual production that required the English star to learn French for extended sequences. It’s one thing if this were a buttoned-up, altogether bland drama that is never seen...
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David Lynch Seeks Funding for Animated Feature Snootworld After Netflix Rejects Pitch
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Deep in the morass of unmade David Lynch films––among the better-known likes Ronnie Rocket, One Saliva Bubble, Antelope Don’t Run No More, and Dune Messiah––is Snootworld, an animated, family-friendly project his ex-wife Peggy Reavey once claimed would be “David’s Harry...
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A Nigerian Film Club Fights the Status Quo in Exclusive U.S. Trailer for Coconut Head Generation
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Named for the belittling label the older generation of Nigeria has given for its aimless youth, Alain Kassanda’s Coconut Head Generation refutes this supposition by taking an engaging look at the productive and thoughtful study of the country’s oldest college,...
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Exclusive U.S. Trailer for Sundance Winner Slow Captures an Intimate Portrait of Asexuality
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Winner of the directing award at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, Marija Kavtaradze’s second feature Slow is a unique, intimate relationship tale, following a contemporary dancer who forms a bond with an interpreter assigned to her class. Emerging as a...
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The Best Films That Didn’t Receive a Single Sight & Sound Vote
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While it was fascinating to see the results of the 2022 Sight & Sound poll, we’re just as curious to see what lies outside the established canon. As part of a comprehensive project at the essential resource They Shoot Pictures,...
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Mia Goth Has Killer Ambitions in First Trailer for Ti West’s MaXXXine
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Like any summer movie slate, the lineup is chock full of sequels and franchise additions, but one of the few that may bring something a bit fresh is the final entry into Ti West’s X slasher trilogy. All starring Mia...
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