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Your Weekly Spotlight on Cinema


Ep. 363 – American Factory
Sep 10 • 121 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest episode of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham, and I are joined by Joshua Encinias to discuss the Sundance-winning documentary American Factory, now available on Netflix. Make sure to read Joshua’s…
The B-Side – Jennifer Lopez
Sep 6 • 112 min
Ladies and gentlemen, please enjoy this new episode of The B-Side, from The Film Stage. Here we examine movies from established movie stars that have flopped at the box office, been forgotten by time, or remain hidden gems. These aren’t the films that…
Ep. 362 – Cold Case Hammarskjöld
Sep 2 • 93 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest episode of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham, and I are joined by Dan Schindel of Hyper Allergic to discuss Mads Brügger’s conspiracy-fueled documentary Cold Case Hammarskjöld, which is now…
Ep. 361 – Ready or Not
Aug 26 • 99 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham, and I are joined by Mike Mazzanti to discuss Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett’s horror-comedy Ready or Not. Enter our giveaways, get access…
The B-Side - Gerard Butler
Aug 23 • 101 min
Ladies and gentlemen, please enjoy this new episode of The B-Side, from The Film Stage. Here we examine movies from established movie stars that have flopped at the box office, been forgotten by time, or remain hidden gems. These aren’t the films that…
Ep. 360 – The Farewell
Aug 19 • 104 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham, and I are joined by Cody Corrall to discuss Lulu Wang’s drama The Farewell. For more, read our interview with the director at The Film Stage.…
Ep. 359 - The Nightingale
Aug 13 • 102 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and I are joined by Jourdain Searles from the Bad Romance Podcast to talk about writer/director Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook follow-up, The…
The B-Side - Pierce Brosnan
Aug 8 • 126 min
Welcome to The B-Side, from The Film Stage. Here we explore movies from established stars that flopped at the box office, have been forgotten by time, or remain hidden gems. These aren’t the films that made them famous or kept them famous. These are the…
Ep. 358 - Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
Aug 5 • 111 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and I are joined by Clint Worthington, Editor of The Spool, to discuss David Leitch’s spin-off Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. You’re invited…
Ep. 357 - Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Jul 31 • 137 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and I are joined by Ryan Swen to discuss Quentin Tarantino’s 1969-set Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood. Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher,…
The B-Side - Leonardo DiCaprio
Jul 24 • 105 min
Welcome to The B-Side, from The Film Stage. Here we explore movies from established stars that flopped at the box office, have been forgotten by time, or remain hidden gems. These aren’t the films that made them famous or kept them famous. These are the…
Ep. 356 - The Lion King
Jul 22 • 91 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and I are joined by Jesse Hassenger to discuss Jon Favreau’s The Lion King, sapping the personality out of a classic animation, the artistic merits…
Ep. 355 - Crawl
Jul 15 • 89 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and I are joined by Mike Mazzanti to chew over the horror thriller Crawl, from director Alexandre Aja. The Film Stage is supported by MUBI, a…
Ep. 354 - Midsommar
Jul 8 • 106 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Bill Graham and I are joined by Josh Lewis, host of the Sleazoids podcast, to discuss Ari Aster’s second feature Midsommar, now in theaters. To get our thoughts on his first…
The B-Side - Jake Gyllenhaal
Jul 5 • 101 min
Welcome to The B-Side, from The Film Stage. Here we explore movies from established stars that flopped at the box office, have been forgotten by time, or remain hidden gems. These aren’t the films that made them famous or kept them famous. These are the…
Ep. 353 - The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Jul 2 • 66 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Bill Graham and Michael Snydel are joined by Alex Heeney of Seventh Row to discuss Joe Talbot’s The Last Black Man in San Francisco, now in theaters. Enter our giveaways, get…
Ep. 352 - Toy Story 4
Jun 27 • 103 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham, and I are joined by Monica Castillo to talk about Pixar’s fourth outing for the Toy Story gang. Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Overcast,…
The B-Side - Tom Hanks and Tim Allen (Toy Story Edition)
Jun 26 • 118 min
Welcome to The B-Side, from The Film Stage. Here we explore movies from established stars that flopped at the box office, have been forgotten by time, or remain hidden gems. These aren’t the films that made them famous or kept them famous. These are the…
The B-Side – Warren Beatty
Jun 20 • 77 min
Welcome to The B-Side, from The Film Stage. Here we explore movies from established stars that flopped at the box office, have been forgotten by time, or remain hidden gems. These aren’t the films that made them famous or kept them famous. These are the…
Ep. 351 - Domino
Jun 13 • 80 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and I are joined by Adam Nayman to talk about the embattled new release from Brian De Palma, Domino. The Film Stage is supported by MUBI, a curated…
Ep. 350 - Aniara
Jun 3 • 89 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel and I discuss Pella Kagerman and Hugo Lilja’s existential sci-fi drama Aniara, which is now available on VOD. Enter our giveaways, get access to our private…
The B-Side - Meg Ryan
May 30 • 79 min
Welcome to The B-Side. Here we explore movies from established stars that flopped at the box office, have been forgotten by time, or remain hidden gems. These aren’t the films that made them famous or kept them famous. These are the other ones. Today, we…
Ep 349 - Booksmart
May 27 • 100 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and I are joined by Allyson Johnson to discuss the hilarious, kindhearted comedy Booksmart by director Olivia Wilde. The Film Stage is supported by…
Ep. 348 - John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
May 21 • 87 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and Brian Roan are joined by Courtney Howard to discuss the balletic, no holds barred action of John Wick’s third outing. We are also now on Spotify…
The B-Side - John Singleton
May 16 • 82 min
Welcome to The B-Side, from The Film Stage. Here we explore movies from established stars that flopped at the box office, have been forgotten by time, or remain hidden gems. These aren’t the films that made them famous or kept them famous. These are the…
Ep. 347 - Pokémon Detective Pikachu
May 15 • 103 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and I are joined by Dominick Suzanne-Mayer to put on some deerstalker hats and investigate Pokémon Detective Pikachu. The Film Stage is supported by…
Ep. 346 - Her Smell
May 10 • 79 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Dan Mecca and I hold our noses to discuss Her Smell, the newest film by Alex Ross Perry. The Film Stage is supported by MUBI, a curated online cinema streaming…
Ep. 345 - Under the Silver Lake
May 6 • 94 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and I are joined by special guest Inkoo Kang to discuss David Robert Mitchell’s Los Angeles-set mystery Under the Silver Lake, which is now…
The Best Movies of 1999
May 3 • 72 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and Brian Roan are joined by special guest Brian Raftery, author of Best. Movie. Year. Ever.: How 1999 Blew Up the Big Screen, for an episode…
The B-Side - The Avengers: Part II
May 2 • 129 min
Welcome to The B-Side, a podcast from The Film Stage. Here we explore movies featuring established stars that flopped at the box office, have been forgotten by time, or remain hidden gems. These aren’t the films that made them famous or kept them famous.…
Ep. 344 - Avengers: Endgame
Apr 28 • 140 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and I are joined once again by Danielle Zimmerman to discuss the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers: Endgame. The Film…
The B-Side – The Avengers: Part I
Apr 26 • 72 min
Welcome to The B-Side, a podcast from The Film Stage. Here we explore movies featuring established stars that flopped at the box office, have been forgotten by time, or remain hidden gems. These aren’t the films that made them famous or kept them famous.…
Ep. 343 - High Life
Apr 25 • 95 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and Brian Roan are joined by Lawrence Garcia to discuss Claire Denis’s peculiar space drama High Life starring Robert Pattinson and Juliette…
The B-Side – Humphrey Bogart
Apr 18 • 81 min
Welcome to The B-Side, a podcast from The Film Stage. Here we explore movies featuring established stars that flopped at the box office, have been forgotten by time, or remain hidden gems. These aren’t the films that made them famous or kept them famous.…
Ep. 342 - Missing Link
Apr 15 • 114 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel and Brian Roan are joined by Jason Bailey (who recently took a trip to Laika) to discuss the animation studio’s fifth feature, the adventure Missing Link. We are…
Ep. 341 - Ash Is Purest White
Apr 8 • 87 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and I are joined by Sean Gilman to discuss Jia Zhangke’s epic Ash Is Purest White, now in theaters. We are also now on Spotify and Stitcher! Enter…
The B-Side – Ryan Gosling
Apr 4 • 93 min
Welcome to The B-Side, a podcast from The Film Stage. Here we explore movies featuring established stars that flopped at the box office, have been forgotten by time, or remain hidden gems. These aren’t the films that made them famous or kept them famous.…
Classic - Funny Games
Apr 3 • 102 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel and Brian Roan are joined by Dominick Suzanne-Mayer of Consequence of Sound for a special Patreon-backed Classic episode to discuss Michael Haneke’s 1997 version…
Ep. 340 - Favorite Films of 2019 So Far and Most-Anticipated of the Summer
Apr 1 • 113 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and Brian Roan divert from our usual review episode to recap our favorite films of 2019 so far, some of which have yet to be discussed on the…
Ep. 339 - Us
Mar 24 • 113 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and I are joined by Juan Barquin of Miami New times to talk about Us, the newest film from writer/director Jordan Peele. The Film Stage is supported…
Interview - S. Craig Zahler on Dragged Across Concrete
Mar 23 • 16 min
In a special interview episode, we speak with writer-director S. Craig Zahler of Bone Tomahawk, Brawl in Cell Block 99, and Dragged Across Concrete. His new drama is a tense, satisfying film that features everything that one could expect from an S. Craig…
Ep. 338 - Dragged Across Concrete
Mar 23 • 113 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel and Brian J. Roan are joined by Josh Lewis of the Sleazoids Podcast to discuss S. Craig Zahler’s new cop thriller Dragged Across Concrete, now available on VOD.…
The B-Side - Colin Farrell
Mar 22 • 92 min
Welcome to The B-Side, a podcast from The Film Stage. Here we explore movies starring established stars that flopped at the box office, have been forgotten by time, or remain hidden gems. These aren’t the films that made them famous or kept them famous.…
Ep. 337 - Transit
Mar 17 • 84 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and I are joined by Alex Heeney of Seventh Row to discuss Christian Petzold’s Transit, now in theaters. His previous two films, Barbara and Phoenix,…
Ep. 336 - Captain Marvel
Mar 11 • 109 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and I are joined by Danielle Zimmerman to discuss Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden’s Captain Marvel starring Brie Larson. We are also now on Spotify and…
The B-Side - Julia Stiles
Mar 6 • 37 min
Welcome to The B-Side, a new podcast from The Film Stage. Here we explore movies starring established stars that flopped at the box office, have been forgotten by time, or remain hidden gems. These aren’t the films that made them famous or kept them…
Ep. 335 - If Beale Street Could Talk
Mar 4 • 100 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and I talk about the film you voted on for us to discuss: Barry Jenkins’ romantic drama If Beale Street Could Talk, available digitally on March 12…
Classic Review - Crimson Tide
Feb 28 • 97 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and I discuss Tony Scott’s Crimson Tide, starring Denzel Washington, in a special Patreon-backed Classic episode. For more on Washington’s…
Ep. 334 - The Stagies
Feb 24 • 136 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and Brian Roan are joined by Jordan Raup for the biennial Stagies! In cinema’s most prestigious ceremony, we reveal the winners as nominated by us…
Classic - Devil in a Blue Dress
Feb 20 • 97 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and I discuss Carl Franklin’s Devil in a Blue Dress, starring Denzel Washington as Easy Rawlins, in a special Patreon-backed Classic episode. Also,…
The B-Side - Arnold Schwarzenegger
Feb 19 • 103 min
Welcome to The B-Side, a new podcast from The Film Stage. Here we explore movies starring established stars that flopped at the box office, have been forgotten by time, or remain hidden gems. These aren’t the films that made them famous or kept them…
Ep. 333 - Alita: Battle Angel
Feb 18 • 110 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and I are joined by writer J. Rosenfield to discuss hunter-warriors, motorball, and so much more as we review Alita: Battle Angel. Also, don’t…
Classic - Unstoppable
Feb 14 • 95 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and Brian Roan discuss Tony Scott’s swan song Unstoppable in a special Patreon-backed Classic episode. Also, don’t forget to vote in The Stagies! We…
Ep. 332 - Cold Pursuit
Feb 12 • 65 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and I discuss Cold Pursuit, Hans Petter Moland’s remake of his own film, starring Liam Neeson. Also, don’t forget to vote in The Stagies! We are…
Roundtable Ep. 25 – Liam Neeson and Cancel Culture
Feb 12 • 61 min
Welcome, one and all, to a new The Film Stage Show roundtable episode! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham, and Brian Roan discuss Liam Neeson’s recent remarks of race-fueled anger and if society can advance in today’s cancel culture. After the discussion,…
The B-Side – Kevin Costner
Feb 6 • 103 min
Welcome to The B-Side, a new podcast from The Film Stage. Here we explore movies starring established stars that flopped at the box office, have been forgotten by time, or remain hidden gems. These aren’t the films that made them famous or kept them…
Ep. 331 - Velvet Buzzsaw
Feb 3 • 108 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel and I are joined by Dan Mecca to talk about the art world satire Velvet Buzzsaw, even though, of course, critique can be so limiting and emotionally draining.…
Ep. 330 - Serenity
Jan 30 • 84 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham, and I set sail for high adventure and high strangeness in order to talk about Serenity, the newest film starring Anne Hathaway and Matthew…
Ep. 329 - Burning
Jan 29 • 101 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham, and I form our own bizarre triangle of anger and jealousy to talk about Lee Chang-dong’s Burning. The Film Stage is supported by MUBI, a curated…
Ep. 328 - Glass
Jan 22 • 104 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham, and Brian Roan are joined by special guest Leigh Monson to discuss M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable/Split sequel Glass. We are also now on Spotify…
The B-Side – Brad Pitt
Jan 21 • 90 min
Welcome to The B-Side, a new podcast from The Film Stage where we explore movies starring established stars that flopped at the box office, have been forgotten by time, or remain hidden gems. These aren’t the films that made them famous or kept them…
Ep. 327 – Top Tens of 2018
Jan 15 • 107 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham, and I count down our respective top tens of 2018 and more in our year-end wrap-up. We are also now on Spotify and Stitcher! Enter our giveaways,…
Ep. 326 - Vice
Jan 10 • 112 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and I discuss Adam McKay’s The Big Short follow-up Vice, starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, and Tyler Perry. Subscribe…
The B-Side – Denzel Washington
Jan 7 • 76 min
Welcome to The B-Side, a new podcast from The Film Stage where we explore movies starring established stars that flopped at the box office, have been forgotten by time, or remain hidden gems. These aren’t the films that made them famous or kept them…
The B-Side – Charlize Theron
Dec 24, 2018 • 109 min
Welcome to The B-Side, a new podcast from The Film Stage where we explore movies starring established movie stars that flopped at the box office, have been forgotten by time, or remain hidden gems. These aren’t the films that made them famous or kept them…
Ep. 325 - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Dec 20, 2018 • 98 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and I are joined by Emma Stefansky–who swung into this universe a bit delayed–to discuss the wildly inventive Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. We…
Ep. 324 - Vox Lux
Dec 18, 2018 • 64 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and I discuss Brady Corbet’s dark journey into pop stardom with Vox Lux. We are now on Spotify and Stitcher! Enter our giveaways, get access to our…
Ep. 323 - The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Dec 16, 2018 • 65 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and I discuss Joel and Ethan Coen’s western anthology film The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, now on Netflix. Enter our giveaways, get access to our…
Ep. 322 - Roma
Dec 14, 2018 • 92 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and I are joined by Monica Castillo to discuss Alfonso Cuarón’s 1970s-set drama Roma, which is now in theaters and Netflix. Enter our giveaways, get…
The B-Side - An Ode to the Almost-Movie Star
Dec 12, 2018 • 34 min
Welcome to The B-Side, a new podcast from The Film Stage where we explore movies starring established movie stars that flopped at the box office, have been forgotten by time, or remain hidden gems. These aren’t the films that made them famous or kept them…
Ep. 321 - Green Book
Dec 10, 2018 • 120 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and Brian Roan discuss Peter Farrelly’s Green Book starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen. Enter our giveaways, get access to our private Slack…
Ep. 320 - The Favourite
Dec 2, 2018 • 99 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and I powder our wigs, put on some makeup, and talk about the acidic dark comedy The Favourite, the newest film from director Yorgos Lanthimos.…
The B-Side – Richard Gere
Nov 26, 2018 • 37 min
Welcome to The B-Side, a new podcast from The Film Stage where we explore movies starring established movie stars that flopped at the box office, have been forgotten by time, or remain hidden gems. These aren’t the films that made them famous or kept them…
Ep. 319 - Widows
Nov 22, 2018 • 122 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and Brian Roan are joined by Dan Mecca to discuss Steve McQueen’s Chicago-set crime drama Widows. Enter our giveaways, get access to our private…
Ep. 318 - The Other Side of the Wind
Nov 13, 2018 • 115 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and I are joined by Caden Mark Gardner to talk about Orson Welles’ final film The Other Side of the Wind and posthumous authorship. Enter our…
The B-Side - Winona Ryder
Nov 12, 2018 • 89 min
Welcome to The B-Side, a new podcast from The Film Stage where we explore movies starring established movie stars that flopped at the box office, have been forgotten by time, or remain hidden gems. These aren’t the films that made them famous or kept them…
Ep. 317 - Suspiria (2018)
Nov 6, 2018 • 110 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and I are joined by Alex Heeney to talk about Luca Guadagnino’s remake of Dario Argento’s classic, Suspiria. Subscribe on iTunes or see below to…
Classic Review - Suspiria (1977)
Oct 31, 2018 • 88 min
Welcome, one and all, to another classic review from your friends here at The Film Stage Show. Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham, and I get weird with it and talk about Dario Argento’s masterpiece Suspiria before next week’s discussion of Luca…
The B-Side – Jamie Lee Curtis
Oct 29, 2018 • 51 min
Welcome to The B-Side, a new podcast from The Film Stage where we explore movies starring established movie stars that flopped at the box office, have been forgotten by time, or remain hidden gems. These aren’t the films that made them famous or kept them…
Special Report - Chicago International Film Festival 2018 (Part 2)
Oct 26, 2018 • 93 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, in the final episode of a two-part special about the Chicago International Film Festival, I talked with fellow Chicago critic and The Film Stage contributor, Max O’Connell,…
Ep. 316 - Apostle
Oct 22, 2018 • 109 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and I discuss the new Netflix Original film from writer/director Gareth Evans, Apostle, starring Dan Stevens. Subscribe on iTunes or see below to…
Ep. 315 - Bad Times at the El Royale
Oct 17, 2018 • 95 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Bill Graham and I are joined by Dan Mecca—my mortal enemy—to discuss the new film from writer/director Drew Goddard, Bad Times at the El Royale. Subscribe on iTunes or see…
Special Report - Chicago International Film Festival 2018 (Part 1)
Oct 17, 2018 • 89 min
In the first part of a two-part special about the Chicago International Film Festival, Michael Snydel talks with fellow Chicago critic and The Film Stage contributor, Max O’Connell, about the films we’ve seen thus far at the Chicago International Film…
Ep. 314 - First Man
Oct 15, 2018 • 106 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and I discuss the newest film from director Damien Chazelle, First Man, starring Ryan Gosling. Subscribe on iTunes or see below to stream. Enter our…
The B-Side - Anne Hathaway
Oct 15, 2018 • 39 min
Welcome to The B-Side, a new podcast from The Film Stage where we explore movies starring established movie stars that flopped at the box office, have been forgotten by time, or remain hidden gems. These aren’t the films that made them famous or kept them…
Ep. 313 - The Old Man & the Gun
Oct 8, 2018 • 88 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and I discuss the sprightly crime caper The Old Man & the Gun, from director David Lowery, starring Robert Redford. Subscribe on iTunes or see below…
Ep. 312 - A Star is Born
Oct 8, 2018 • 99 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and I are joined by Farran Nehme to discuss the somehow-already-awards-favorite directorial debut from Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born. Subscribe on…
The B-Side – Cate Blanchett
Oct 3, 2018 • 54 min
Welcome to The B-Side, a new podcast from The Film Stage where we explore movies starring established movie stars that flopped at the box office, have been forgotten by time, or remain hidden gems. These aren’t the films that made them famous or kept them…
Ep. 311 - The Sisters Brothers
Oct 2, 2018 • 79 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and I discuss Jacques Audiard’s western The Sisters Brothers, starring Joaquin Phoenix, John C. Reilly, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Riz Ahmed. Enter our…
Ep. 310 - Mandy and The Children Act
Sep 24, 2018 • 77 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and I turn on some mood lighting and talk about Mandy, the newest film from Panos Cosmatos. Then, Michael and I spend a brief amount of time going…
Ep. 309 - The Predator
Sep 18, 2018 • 79 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and I are joined by Matt Lynch to talk about Shane Black’s newest comedic action picture, The Predator. Subscribe on iTunes or see below to stream.…
The B-Side – Matthew McConaughey
Sep 17, 2018 • 90 min
Welcome to The B-Side, a new podcast from The Film Stage where we explore movies starring established movie stars that flopped at the box office, have been forgotten by time, or remain hidden gems. These aren’t the films that made them famous or kept them…
Ep. 308 – Madeline’s Madeline
Sep 10, 2018 • 90 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel and I are joined by Devika Girish to talk about Josephine Decker’s formally daring Madeline’s Madeline and its depiction of the creative process and mental…
Ep. 307 - Support the Girls
Sep 6, 2018 • 83 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham, and I are joined by Nathan Smith to talk about Andrew Bujalski’s workplace-set comedy-drama Support the Girls (now available to stream) and what’s…
The B-Side – Hugh Jackman
Sep 5, 2018 • 85 min
Welcome to The B-Side, a new podcast from The Film Stage where we explore movies starring established movie stars that flopped at the box office, have been forgotten by time, or remain hidden gems. These aren’t the films that made them famous or kept them…
Ep. 306 - BlacKkKlansman
Aug 20, 2018 • 106 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham, and I are joined by Blake Goble to talk about BlacKkKlansman, the newest film from cinematic firebrand Spike Lee. 00:00 - 06:54 - Introductions…
The B-Side – Keanu Reeves
Aug 20, 2018 • 76 min
Welcome to The B-Side, a new podcast from The Film Stage where we explore movies starring established movie stars that flopped at the box office, have been forgotten by time, or remain hidden gems. These aren’t the films that made them famous or kept them…
Ep. 305 - The Meg
Aug 12, 2018 • 94 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham, and I take a deep breath, hold our collective noses, and dive into the dark waters of August releases to talk about the newest Jason Statham movie,…
Classic - The New World
Aug 8, 2018 • 97 min
Welcome, one and all, to another classic review from your friends here at The Film Stage Show. Today, Michael Snydel and I strike off alone to explore the raw, organic romanticism of Terrence Malick’s The New World, and how it acts as a pivot point in the…
The B-Side – Jason Statham
Aug 7, 2018 • 33 min
Welcome to The B-Side, a new podcast from The Film Stage where we explore movies starring established movie stars that flopped at the box office, have been forgotten by time, or remain hidden gems. These aren’t the films that made them famous or kept them…
Ep. 304 - Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Aug 2, 2018 • 126 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham, and I are joined by special guest Josh Lewis to discuss Mission: Impossible - Fallout in a super-sized episode to fit the epic grandeur of…
Ep. 303 - Sorry to Bother You
Jul 24, 2018 • 101 min
Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham, and I discuss Boots Riley’s directorial debut, the anti-capitalist satire Sorry to Bother You starring Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Danny…
The B-Side – Tom Cruise
Jul 24, 2018 • 40 min
Welcome to The B-Side, a new podcast from The Film Stage where we explore movies starring established movie stars that flopped at the box office, have been forgotten by time or remain hidden gems. These aren’t the films that made them famous or kept them…
Ep. 302 - Leave No Trace
Jul 22, 2018 • 61 min
Ep. 302 - Leave No Trace by The Film Stage Show
Ep. 301 - Sicario: Day of the Soldado
Jul 22, 2018 • 94 min
Ep. 301 - Sicario: Day of the Soldado by The Film Stage Show
Ep. 300 - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Jul 22, 2018 • 109 min
Ep. 300 - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom by The Film Stage Show
Ep. 299 - Incredibles 2
Jul 22, 2018 • 87 min
Ep. 299 - Incredibles 2 by The Film Stage Show
Ep. 298 - Hereditary
Jul 22, 2018 • 109 min
Ep. 298 - Hereditary by The Film Stage Show
Ep. 297 - Revenge
Jul 22, 2018 • 100 min
Ep. 297 - Revenge by The Film Stage Show
Ep. 296 - The Tale
Jul 22, 2018 • 98 min
Ep. 296 - The Tale by The Film Stage Show
Ep. 295 - First Reformed
Jul 22, 2018 • 113 min
Ep. 295 - First Reformed by The Film Stage Show
Ep. 290 - A Quiet Place
Jul 22, 2018 • 74 min
Ep. 290 - A Quiet Place by The Film Stage Show
Ep. 294 - Tully
Jul 22, 2018 • 94 min
Ep. 294 - Tully by The Film Stage Show
Ep. 293 - Avengers: Infinity War
Jul 22, 2018 • 107 min
Ep. 293 - Avengers: Infinity War by The Film Stage Show
Ep. 292 - You Were Never Really Here
Jul 22, 2018 • 79 min
Ep. 292 - You Were Never Really Here by The Film Stage Show
Ep. 291 - Isle of Dogs
Jul 22, 2018 • 90 min
Ep. 291 - Isle of Dogs by The Film Stage Show
Ep. 289 - Ready Player One
Jul 22, 2018 • 105 min
Ep. 289 - Ready Player One by The Film Stage Show
Classic - Touki Bouki
Jul 22, 2018 • 102 min
Classic - Touki Bouki by The Film Stage Show
Ep. 287 - A Wrinkle in Time
Jul 22, 2018 • 77 min
Ep. 287 - A Wrinkle in Time by The Film Stage Show
Ep. 288 - Thoroughbreds
Jul 22, 2018 • 77 min
Ep. 288 - Thoroughbreds by The Film Stage Show
Ep. 286 - Red Sparrow
Jul 22, 2018 • 103 min
Ep. 286 - Red Sparrow by The Film Stage Show
Ep. 285 - Annihilation and Mute
Jul 22, 2018 • 106 min
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