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The official podcast of the The Film Stage. Each week, we provide an in-depth discussion of a recent release. Bi-weekly, we have a special Roundtable interview tied to a specific discussion topic or two.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.6 • 9 Ratings

The official podcast of the The Film Stage. Each week, we provide an in-depth discussion of a recent release. Bi-weekly, we have a special Roundtable interview tied to a specific discussion topic or two.

    Ep. 426 – Godzilla vs. Kong (with Devindra Hardawar)

    Ep. 426 – Godzilla vs. Kong (with Devindra Hardawar)

    Welcome, one and all, to the latest episode of The Film Stage Show! Today, Brian Roan, Bill Graham, and Robyn Bahr are joined by Devindra Hardawar to discuss Adam Wingard's Godzilla vs. Kong, now in theaters and on HBO Max.

    Enter our giveaways, get access to our private Slack channel, and support new episodes by becoming a Patreon contributor. For a limited time, all new Patreon supporters will receive a free Blu-ray/DVD. After becoming a contributor, e-mail podcast@thefilmstage.com for an up-to-date list of available films.

    The Film Stage Show is supported by MUBI, a curated streaming service showcasing exceptional films from around the globe. Every day, MUBI premieres a new film. Whether it's a timeless classic, a cult favorite, or an acclaimed masterpiece — it’s guaranteed to be either a movie you’ve been dying to see or one you’ve never heard of before and there will always be something new to discover. Try it for free for 30 days at mubi.com/filmstage.

    • 1 hr 48 min
    Intermission Ep. 11 - Come and See (with Charlie Nash and Will Willoughby)

    Intermission Ep. 11 - Come and See (with Charlie Nash and Will Willoughby)

    Welcome back to Intermission, a spin-off podcast from The Film Stage Show. Led by yours truly, Michael Snydel, I invite a guest (or guests, in this case) to discuss an arthouse, foreign, or experimental film of their choice.

    Warning: The episode features discussions about suicide. If you feel you are in crisis or know someone who is struggling, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. It is a free, 24-hour hotline at 1.800.273.TALK (8255).

    For the eleventh episode, I switched up the format of the show a little bit and talked to both Charlie Nash, a contributor at Edge Media and various other publications, and his close friend, William Willoughby, a veteran who was kind enough to speak about the film’s relationship with his own PTSD, about Elem Klimov’s controversial and influential 1985 Russian anti-war film, Come and See––which is available on The Criterion Collection and to stream on The Criterion Channel. Klimov’s film is a staggering portrayal of the loss of innocence of an idealistic teenager during the Nazi occupation of Belarus during World War II.

    True to its name, it’s less a traditional war film than a feature-length crucible for its young lead (played by Aleksei Kravchenko, whose hair did indeed turn gray during the arduous production), whose only remnants of childhood disappear long before he’s reduced to a sobbing mess as seen on the infamously imposing cover. But despite the endurance test reputation from its advocates and critics––it’s regularly featured as a poster child for “films that you’ll only ever want to see once” along with popular controversial choices like Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom or Irreversible––it doesn’t resort to sensationalism despite the film’s effectively torrential presentation.

    Come and See channels a different kind of unspeakable horror. A sensation that lingers not because of gore or the brutality, but because Klimov and his performers so deftly evoke the consuming psychic disruption of war. That’s in large part thanks to the sound design––a maelstrom of jagged noise, silence, melodramatic inner and outer monologues, diegetic folk and classical music, and unceasing crying. It also doesn’t feel constricted by the usual expectations of the standard war film and its stampeding self-importance or worries about not showing battles as heroic.

    That last suggestion is the starting point for today’s podcast conversation as Charlie and Will first talk about their complex and extreme emotional reactions to the film before we all deconstruct what makes a war film effective and how many American films fail in that respect. It’s a frank, difficult conversation, but one that I hope communicates the ways Come and See feels truly singular.

    Intermission episodes are shared exclusively with our Patreon community before being posted to The Film Stage Show's main feed. One can also enter our giveaways, get access to our private Slack channel, and support new episodes by becoming a Patreon contributor. For a limited time, all new Patreon supporters will receive a free Blu-ray/DVD. After becoming a contributor, e-mail podcast@thefilmstage.com for an up-to-date list of available films.

    This episode of Intermission is presented by Film Movement Plus. Enjoy a world of cinema today on all your favorite devices by signing up today. Streaming special offer! Get a 30-day FREE trial plus 50% OFF your first 3 months! Sign up with promo code STAGE at www.filmmovementplus.com

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep. 425 – Promising Young Woman (with Drea Clark)

    Ep. 425 – Promising Young Woman (with Drea Clark)

    Welcome, one and all, to the latest episode of The Film Stage Show! Today, Brian Roan, Bill Graham, and Robyn Bahr are joined by Drea Clark to discuss Emerald Fennell's Promising Young Woman, which is now available in VOD.

    Enter our giveaways, get access to our private Slack channel, and support new episodes by becoming a Patreon contributor. For a limited time, all new Patreon supporters will receive a free Blu-ray/DVD. After becoming a contributor, e-mail podcast@thefilmstage.com for an up-to-date list of available films.

    This episode of The Film Stage Show is presented by Film Movement Plus. Enjoy a world of cinema today on all your favorite devices by signing up today. Streaming special offer! Get a 30-day FREE trial plus 50% OFF your first 3 months! Sign up with promo code STAGE at www.filmmovementplus.com

    • 1 hr 52 min
    Ep. 424 – The World to Come (with Jordan Crucchiola)

    Ep. 424 – The World to Come (with Jordan Crucchiola)

    Welcome, one and all, to the latest episode of The Film Stage Show! Today, Brian Roan, Bill Graham, and Robyn Bahr are joined by Jordan Crucchiola to discuss Mona Fastvold's The World to Come, starring Katherine Waterston and Vanessa Kirby, which is now on VOD.

    Enter our giveaways, get access to our private Slack channel, and support new episodes by becoming a Patreon contributor. For a limited time, all new Patreon supporters will receive a free Blu-ray/DVD. After becoming a contributor, e-mail podcast@thefilmstage.com for an up-to-date list of available films.

    This episode of The Film Stage Show is presented by Film Movement Plus. Enjoy a world of cinema today on all your favorite devices by signing up today. Streaming special offer! Get a 30-day FREE trial plus 50% OFF your first 3 months! Sign up with promo code STAGE at www.filmmovementplus.com

    • 1 hr 54 min
    Classic – The Silence of the Lambs (with David Rooney)

    Classic – The Silence of the Lambs (with David Rooney)

    Welcome, one and all, to the latest episode of The Film Stage Show! Today, Brian Roan, Bill Graham, and Robyn Bahr are joined by David Rooney, Chief Film Critic at The Hollywood Reporter, for a special classic discussion of Jonathan Demme's The Silence of the Lambs, which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary.

    Enter our giveaways, get access to our private Slack channel, and support new episodes by becoming a Patreon contributor. For a limited time, all new Patreon supporters will receive a free Blu-ray/DVD. After becoming a contributor, e-mail podcast@thefilmstage.com for an up-to-date list of available films.

    This episode of The Film Stage Show is presented by Film Movement Plus. Enjoy a world of cinema today on all your favorite devices by signing up today. Streaming special offer! Get a 30-day FREE trial plus 50% OFF your first 3 months! Sign up with promo code STAGE at www.filmmovementplus.com

    • 2 hrs 12 min
    Ep. 423 – Raya and the Last Dragon (with Nguyen Le)

    Ep. 423 – Raya and the Last Dragon (with Nguyen Le)

    Welcome, one and all, to the latest episode of The Film Stage Show! Today, Brian Roan, Bill Graham, and Robyn Bahr are joined by Nguyen Le to discuss the latest Disney animation Raya and the Last Dragon, now playing in theaters and available with premium access via Disney+.

    Enter our giveaways, get access to our private Slack channel, and support new episodes by becoming a Patreon contributor. For a limited time, all new Patreon supporters will receive a free Blu-ray/DVD. After becoming a contributor, e-mail podcast@thefilmstage.com for an up-to-date list of available films.

    This episode of The Film Stage Show is presented by Film Movement Plus. Enjoy a world of cinema today on all your favorite devices by signing up today. Streaming special offer! Get a 30-day FREE trial plus 50% OFF your first 3 months! Sign up with promo code STAGE at www.filmmovementplus.com

    • 1 hr 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Ultron-8 ,

Tremendous.

An absolutely top tier weekly podcast on movies. Brian J. Roan is an excellent host and the show flips between humour and serious commentary impressively well. I personally highly recommend this podcast wholeheartedly.

Sam Lowry ,

Best film podcast beyond doubt

This show is consistently entertaining and always funny. Differing opinions are welcome and often encouraged with plenty of time given to each person to argue their case. Only occasionally does the excellent host Brian J Roan resort to threatening physical bodily harm to those that disagree with him (he's usually right too). All participants are great fun to listen to, especially regulars Bill and Michael.

JuLiA2k11 ,

From one film nerd to a group of film nerds.

I love this podcast despite the fact that the host (Brian) sometimes makes me want to smash things against the wall and write strongly worded emails (although provoking a reaction like that is better than no reaction at all, isn't it?). Great, in-depth film reviews, insightful comments and humour. A pleasure to listen to. Keep at it!

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