The Film Stage

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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The 7-Hour Version of Abel Gance’s Napoleon, a Restoration 16 Years in the Making, Will Premiere This Summer
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One of the long-awaited crown jewels of silent cinemas will be seen in its full glory soon. For nearly two decades work has been underway to restore Abel Gance’s 1927 epic Napoleon to as close as possible to its “Apollo...
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The End is Near for David Krumholtz in First Trailer for Bob Byington’s Lousy Carter
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If you haven’t been following him on Twitter, David Krumholtz has been one of the very few reasons to stay up to date on the happenings of that godforsaken site, sharing gloriously told tales of his time in Hollywood. The...
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Free Time Trailer: Colin Burgess, Rajat Suresh, Jessie Pinnick & More Search for Meaning in the Modern World
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One of the most promising American indies of the year, Ryan Martin Brown’s Free Time brings together Colin Burgess, Rajat Suresh, Holmes, James Webb, Eric Yates, Jessie Pinnick, and Rebecca Bulnes for a story about a man rethinking his life’s...
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Berlinale Review: A Traveler’s Needs is Hong Sangsoo’s Funniest Film in Years
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Two things can be true at once. The old debate over whether Hong Sangsoo’s cinema is overly earnest or self-aware was always a bit reductive––when the most light-hearted of the director’s films transcend, it is usually a result of both....
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Sam Mendes to Direct Four-Film Beatles Biopic Releasing in 2027
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Like a chimera of any intelligent person’s least-favorite storytelling models, we are (in the sense of a diagnosis) finally seeing the cinematic universe intersect with musical biopics. And where to start but the very biggest? Today brings the rather momentous...
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Second Trailer for Alex Garland’s Civil War Imagines a Divided Near-Future America
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After dividing audiences with Men, Alex Garland is back with what looks to be his most ambitious directorial outing yet. Civil War, which follows a divided, near-future America and a race to the White House, stars Kirsten Dunst, Wagner Moura,...
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Berlinale Review: Kazik Radwanski’s Matt and Mara Superbly Examines Paradoxes of Intimacy
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The films of Canadian director Kazik Radwanski are freedom in its purest form, or the purest this particular medium can contain. Being the opposite of prescriptive, they sculpt themselves according to interpersonal dynamics that can otherwise be invisible, and by...
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Lost in Translation Gets Deluxe Double LP Vinyl Release; Marie Antoinette Documentary in the Works
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It’s a good time to be a Sofia Coppola fan. Alongside last fall’s release of one of her finest films, Priscilla, we got an expansive book detailing her career. Now we have two new updates related to other peaks of...
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Berlinale Review: With The Empire, Bruno Dumont Delivers a Slack, Soaring Space Oddity
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Playing his signature brand of rural French absurdity in stark counterpoint to the grandiose strains of a space opera, Bruno Dumont returns with The Empire: his Barbarella bourguignon, his dijionnaise Dune. The Empire is the story of two warring factions:...
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