• Watch a Trailer for Lynch/Oz, Picked up by Janus Films

    Hot off INLAND EMPIRE and Lost Highway restorations, Janus Films have continued their well-reasoned associations with David Lynch by acquiring Alexandre O. Philippe’s Lynch/Oz, a documentary mixture of archival footage, interview snippets, and vast collection of movie scenes, to chart clear parallels between the man’s work and The Wizard of Oz, nearly all of which bear […] The post Watch a Trailer for Lynch/Oz, Picked up by Janus Films first appeared on The Film Stage.

  • Walter Hill on Dead for a Dollar, Physical Courage, Bullwhips, and Samuel Fuller

    Once the biggest staple of Hollywood filmmaking, the Western has seen ebbs and flows through the history of cinema. In recent decades you’d be hard-pressed to find many examples in multiplexes near you—especially ones that fit the traditional mold of the genre, rather than tongue-in-cheek revisionist takes. It’s fitting, then, that it would be Walter […] The post Walter Hill on Dead for a Dollar, Physical Courage, Bullwhips, and Samuel Fuller first appeared on The Film Stage.

  • Hamburg Review: Fatih Akin’s Rheingold is an Entertaining if Unambitious Biopic

    Turkish-German filmmaker Fatih Akin shot to international fame when his fourth feature Head-On won the Golden Bear at the 2004 Berlinale. Since then he’s competed in Cannes twice, winning Best Screenplay for The Edge of Heaven and earning Diane Kruger a Best Actress prize for In the Fade. That’s a very impressive streak carried by […] The post Hamburg Review: Fatih Akin's Rheingold is an Entertaining if Unambitious Biopic first appeared on The Film Stage.

  • Piggy Review: Payback is Complicated

    There’s a reason Carlota Pereda films Sara (Laura Galán) urinating through her clothes as an old friend (Irene Ferreiro’s Claudia), who’s drifted away towards the clique that bullies her, puts a bloody hand on the back window of a serial killer’s van while screaming for help. We need to understand her fear. Just because Sara […] The post Piggy Review: Payback is Complicated first appeared on The Film Stage.

  • Albert Serra on Pacifiction, Rotten Decadence, and Breaking Free of Cinematic Clichés

    In the middle of the 1970s, Sergei Parajanov was killing time. Imprisoned for what the authorities considered subversive activities (he was, amongst other things, bisexual), the filmmaker began carving figures into milk bottle lids with the one tool he had: his fingernails. Much of that collection still survives, housed in a museum in Yerevan that […] The post Albert Serra on Pacifiction, Rotten Decadence, and Breaking Free of Cinematic Clichés first appeared on The Film Stage.

  • Amsterdam Review: David O. Russell Returns With a Lifeless Dramedy

    All throughout Amsterdam you can hear the gears clunking and grinding and screeching. Could it be the rust? It’s been seven years since David O. Russell made a movie—even longer since he made one that sang with the kind of drugged-out, balletic energy that satisfies his crowded, star-studded ensembles—and you can tell. Something just feels […] The post Amsterdam Review: David O. Russell Returns With a Lifeless Dramedy first appeared on The Film Stage.

  • MUBI Unveils October 2022 Lineup

    MUBI has announced its lineup of streaming offerings for next month and amongst the highlights are Martine Syms’ The African Desperate, Julie Ha and Eugene Yi’s Free Chol Soo Lee, Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s Earwig, plus films from George A. Romero, Dario Argento, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Thomas Vinterberg, Nanni Moretti, and more. Check out the lineup below and […] The post MUBI Unveils October 2022 Lineup first appeared on The Film Stage.

  • Descendant Trailer Uncovers the Buried History of the Last Slave Ship

    One of the finest documentaries of the year, Margaret Brown’s Descendant explores the buried history of the last known slave ship to arrive to U.S. shorts. Doubling as an intimate portrait of a community and generational trauma, the Sundance winner is now playing at New York Film Festival and will arrive on Netflix on October […] The post Descendant Trailer Uncovers the Buried History of the Last Slave Ship first appeared on The Film Stage.

  • Listen to LCD Soundsystem’s White Noise Track, Their First Song in 5 Years

    Reteaming with his While We’re Young composer James Murphy, Noah Baumbach recruited LCD Soundsystem to craft their first new song in five years for his Don DeLillo adaptation White Noise. The result is the seven-minute dance anthem “new body rhumba,” which closes out the film in quite an entertaining fashion. Ahead of tonight’s 60th New […] The post Listen to LCD Soundsystem's White Noise Track, Their First Song in 5 Years first appeared on The Film Stage.

  • The B-Side – Tom Cruise: Part III (with Cory Everett)

    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 they made in between. Today is part three of our Tom Cruise B-Side investigation. In this episode we dig into what is perhaps the nadir of his […] The post The B-Side - Tom Cruise: Part III (with Cory Everett) first appeared on The Film Stage.

  • New to Streaming: Blonde, God’s Creatures, Dead for a Dollar, Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon & More

    Each week we highlight the noteworthy titles that have recently hit streaming platforms in the United States. Check out this week’s selections below and past round-ups here. Ambulance (Michael Bay) The Marvel machine may be the most fortuitous development for Michael Bay. Though the director hasn’t dabbled in the world of superheroes—despite a fondness for a […] The post New to Streaming: Blonde, God's Creatures, Dead for a Dollar, Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon & More first appeared on The Film...

  • NYC Weekend Watch: Mishima, Thief, Stolen Kisses & More

    NYC Weekend Watch is our weekly round-up of repertory offerings. Roxy Cinema Mishima and Light Sleeper screen on 35mm throughout the weekend; a print of Godard’s King Lear continues, while 1 p.m. screens on 16mm this Sunday. Museum of the Moving Image A packed weekend for The Caan Film Festival is headlined by Thief and a print of Bottle Rocket. […] The post NYC Weekend Watch: Mishima, Thief, Stolen Kisses & More first appeared on The Film Stage.