The Film Stage

The Dead Don’t Hurt Trailer: Viggo Mortensen’s Vicky Krieps-Led Western Opens This May
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With Ari Aster now in production on Eddington and Kevin Costner soon debuting 50% of his four-part Horizon, it looks like the western is back in style just as the superhero craze finally fades out. Before those arrive, Viggo Mortensen...
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Luca Guadagnino Sets Next Film With Separate Rooms Starring Josh O’Connor
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With just a few weeks to go until Luca Guadagnino’s delayed feature Challengers finally hits screens, he’s looking to reteam with his star Josh O’Connor on a new project. Guadagnino, who already has his next feature in the can with...
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Michel Gondry Sets Hollywood Return With Pharrell Williams-Inspired Feature Starring Da’Vine Joy Randolph & More
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It was just last week we were celebrating the 20th anniversary of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, which catapulted Michel Gondry into the Hollywood system with the likes of Be Kind Rewind and The Green Hornet. After the failure...
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MoviePass Founder Stacy Spikes on Sustainably Relaunching and Why Moviegoing Will Never Die
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If you were there, you remember. 2018 was the summer of MoviePass, a glorious period in cinema history where millions said “why not” and took a chance to see nearly any movie thanks to the revolutionary subscription platform. Switching to...
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SXSW Review: Anne Hathaway and Nicholas Galitzine Shine in Michael Showalter’s The Idea of You
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Despite rumors that The Idea of You is a work of Harry Styles fan fiction (or a reimagining of Notting Hill), Michael Showalter’s frothy romantic comedy stands on its own with a lot of good old-fashioned star power. A date...
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David Robert Mitchell Is Finally Released from Director’s Jail
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For those who have been fans since his pre-It Follows breakout with The Myth of the American Sleepover, it was disappointing to see director David Robert Mitchell land in director’s jail after the debacle of Under the Silver Lake. The...
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MUBI’s April 2024 Lineup Features Andrew Haigh, S. Craig Zahler, Bong Joon Ho & More
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MUBI has unveiled next’s streaming lineup, featuring notable new releases, including Molly Manning Walker’s debut How to Have Sex, Kevin Macdonald’s High & Low: John Galliano, and Quentin Dupieux’s Yannick. Ahead of Bong Joon Ho’s Mickey 17, two of his...
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NYC Weekend Watch: Med Hondo, Wojciech Has, 1974, He Got Game & More
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Once more, and with feeling…Roxy CinemaOur 35mm print of Bertrand Bonello’s House of Tolerance has a final screening on Sunday; Spike Lee’s He Got Game and Hoosiers play on prints, while Blonde Ambition screens this Sunday. Anthology Film ArchivesThe films...
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Immaculate Review: A Committed Sydney Sweeney Performance and Gory Finale Can’t Save This Routine Horror
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Convent-set movies occupy a storied place in cinema history—one too vast to attempt summarization in this review. But it’s no matter because Immaculate stands to be a minor entry in both the crowded genre and in Sydney Sweeney’s present ascension...
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Free Time Review: Colin Burgess Searches for Meaning in the Modern World in Star-Making Turn
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Free Time opens on an office meeting between Drew (Colin Burgess) and his boss. Drew is dissatisfied with his data analysis position because it’s too much data entry and too little analysis. “The computers do all of the analysis for...
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