The Film Stage Show
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The official podcast of the The Film Stage, delivered weekly. Our discussion begins by dissecting a topic tied to recent film news or a current trend. We’ll then go into a feature review followed by a look ahead in home releases and theatrical offerings.
||Ep. 158 - The Martian||We head to space this week to discuss Ridley Scott’s Matt Damon-led thriller The Martian, now in wide release. 0:00 - 01:55 - Introductions 01:56 - 20:51 - The Martian Review 20:52 - 40:38 -The Martian Spoilers MP4: The Film Stage Show Ep. 158 -||10/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep. 157 - Sicario||We cross the border on the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, Nick Newman and Brian Roan are joined by special guest Scout Tafoya to discuss Denis Villeneuve’s cartel drama Sicario, now in limited release and e||10/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep. 156 - Everest||Join our expedition as we discuss Baltasar Kormákur’s star-studded disaster drama Everest. We then discuss the week ahead to wrap up. 0:00 - 04:03 - Introductions 04:04 - 22:06 - Everest Reviews 22:07 - 31:30 - Everest Spoilers 31:31 - 36:26 - The||9/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep. 155 - Black Mass||This week we open up with a discussion of Johnny Depp‘s career. We then discuss his latest film, the Whitey Bulger biopic Black Mass, now in wide release, before diving into the week ahead. 0:00 - 04:25 - Introductions 04:26 - 17:03 - Johnny Depp D||9/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep. 154 - The Visit and the Films of M. Night Shyamalan||We open up with a discussion of M. Night Shyamalan’s career before diving int his latest film, the found-footage horror feature The Visit, now in wide release. 0:00 - 02:39 - Introductions 02:40 - 20:53 - M. Night Shyamalan Discussion 20:54 - 47:01||9/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep. 153 - Jauja||To discuss Lisandro Alonso’s gorgeous Viggo Mortensen-led drama Jauja (now streaming on Netflix), Nick Newman and Brian Roan are joined by Calum Marsh. 0:00 - 01:19 - Introductions 01:20 - 20:09 - Jauja Discussion 20:10 - 42:42 - Jauja Spoilers MP||9/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep. 152 - Queen of Earth||We discuss Alex Ross Perry’s divisive psychological drama Queen of Earth, which is now in limited release and available on VOD, before diving into the week ahead. 0:00 - 07:03 - Introductions 07:04 - 01:21:17 - Queen of Earth Discussion 01:21:18 -||8/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep. 151 - Tom at the Farm||This week, we begin by revisiting Joel Edgerton’s The Gift and discussing its problematic ending. Then we discuss Xavier Dolan’s thriller Tom at the Farm, which is now in limited release and available on VOD, before diving into the week&rsquo||8/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep. 150 - Phoenix, The Gift, and Shaun the Sheep||This week, we begin by talking about how rookie directors get blockbuster breaks tied to Fantastic Four. After that, we provide brief takes on Aardman’s Shaun the Sheep and Joel Edgerton’s debut The Gift, both currently in wide release. Final||8/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep. 149 - Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation||Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to listen to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, Amanda Waltz, Bill Graham, and I discuss our thoughts on the Mission: Impossible franchise before diving into the||8/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep. 148 - The Tribe||We discuss Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy’s harrowing deaf drama The Tribe, now in limited release on this week’s show. Following that we also discuss the forthcoming slate of Blu-rays. 0:00 - 03:59 - Introductions 04:00 - 33:59 - The Tribe Review 3||7/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep. 147 - Ant-Man||This week, Danny King, Bill Graham and I shrink down to discuss binge-watching when it comes to True Detective, and more. Then we have a feature discussion of Marvel’s latest blockbuster Ant-Man. We also discuss the forthcoming slate of Blu-rays. 0||7/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep. 146 - Eden||This week we discuss the closing of The Dissolve and what it means for the state of film criticism. Perhaps fittingly we then dive into a full review of Mia Hansen-Løve’s DJ odyssey Eden before talking about the forthcoming slate of Blu-rays. 0:00||7/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep. 145 - Inside Out||Enter our minds as we talk Pete Docter’s latest animation Inside Out, after a brief discussion of Pixar’s preceding short Lava. 0:00 - 02:26 - Introductions 02:27 - 10:26 - Lava Review 10:27 - 41:10 - Inside Out Review 41:11 - 1:11:30 - Insid||6/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep. 144 - Jurassic World||Hold on to your butts. This week on The Film Stage Show we briefly discuss the Jurassic Park franchise before diving into a full review of Colin Trevorrow’s record-setting blockbuster Jurassic World. 0:00 - 04:57 - Introductions 04:58 - 20:20 - The||6/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep. 143 - Results||We discuss Andrew Bujalski’s latest film, Results, along with David Lynch’s Blue Velvet, Spy and more on the latest episode of The Film Stage Show. 0:00 - 07:03 - Introductions 07:04 - 39:13 - Results Review 39:14 - 53:59 - Results Spoilers 5||6/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep. 142 - Slow West and Tomorrowland||Head west with us as we discuss the Michael Fassbender-led Slow West after a brief conversation about Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland. Lastly, we discuss the weekend ahead in cinema. 0:00 - 03:22 - Introductions 03:23 - 07:38 - Tomorrowland Review 07:39 -||6/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep. 141 - Mad Max: Fury Road||Travel to the gates of Valhalla as we discuss George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road. Before that we talk the Arnold Schwarzenegger zombie drama Maggie, then the HBO documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck. 0:00 - 08:42 - Introductions 08:43 - 24:01 -||5/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep. 140 - Avengers: Age of Ultron||What’s it like to sit through a 27-hour Marvel marathon? We relay the exerperience along with an in-depth discussion of Avengers: Age of Ultron on this week’s The Film Stage Show. After that, we take a look at the films arriving on home video||5/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep. 139 - Ex Machina||We talk Alex Garland’s sci-fi feature Ex Machina, which is currently in wide release. After that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in the coming week, along with a Ray Liotta commercial. 0:00 - 06:03 - Introductions 06:||4/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
funny people who like movies, great show
Very fun for the very smart. Zero percent gossip, one hundred percent intellectual film talk. Discussions usually have a very quickly paced back-and-forth, so it can be a little difficult to keep up at times, even when they pause to sit on/try to clarify some points. Otherwise very satisfying. These guys are great critics, always having something that you wouldn't think of while watching the film at hand. They're a provoking, entertaining, explorative bunch when it comes to cinematic culture.
Smart dudes talking about movies. I love it.
Thought-provoking movie discussions
Great show with intellectual approaches to current movies, giving each film a very three-dimensional approach. Even though there's no clear "good" or "bad" conclusion of the movies, this serves to give the listener many different approaches or interpretations of what we see, more so than a standard written review. Current movie topics are also discussed in this fashion (which I find equally interesting), as well as random past movies being recommended [or not]. I like talking about and discussing movies endlessly so I find this show very entertaining and I would recommend it to anyone who shared this interest. love movies as well as this podcast, keep it up!
(however I gotta say, I strongly disliked The Amazing Spider-Man due to its astoundingly high number of flaws, both in the ridiculous writing of the story and basic moviemaking, had to get that out there after it received a relatively decent review) Overall, I'm loving the reviews and I look back at movies I've seen in new ways after these great discussions!