The Film Stage

2024 Cannes Film Festival Lineup Unveiled
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Ahead of a festival kicking off in just about a month, Iris Knobloch, President of the Festival de Cannes, and Thierry Frémaux, General Delegate, have unveiled the selection of the 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. Led by the...
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The Film Stage Show Ep. 534 – Monkey Man (with Jenny Nulf)
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Welcome to a new episode of The Film Stage Show! Brian Roan and Robyn Bahr are joined by Jenny Nulf to discuss Dev Patel’s directorial debut Monkey Man. Enter our giveaways, get access to our private Slack channel, and support...
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First Footage from Mike Leigh’s Hard Truths and Guy Maddin’s Rumours Arrive
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Rarely do we make note of single-digit seconds’ footage, but when it’s two films that ranked among our 50 most-anticipated films of 2024––one landing very high on that list––exceptions can be made. Just to say Bleecker Street Films have posted...
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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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