297 episodes

The official podcast of The Film Stage. Each week, we provide an in-depth discussion of a recent release.

The Film Stage Show The Film Stage

    • TV & Film
    • 4.5 • 95 Ratings

The official podcast of The Film Stage. Each week, we provide an in-depth discussion of a recent release.

    Classic – Basic Instinct

    Classic – Basic Instinct

    Welcome, one and all, to the latest episode of The Film Stage Show! Today, Brian Roan, Bill Graham, and Robyn Bahr take part in a special Classic episode, discussing Paul Verhoeven's Basic Instinct.

    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 57 min
    Ep. 483 – Three Thousand Years of Longing (with Bilge Ebiri)

    Ep. 483 – Three Thousand Years of Longing (with Bilge Ebiri)

    Welcome, one and all, to the latest episode of The Film Stage Show! Today, Brian Roan, Bill Graham, and Robyn Bahr are joined by Bilge Ebiri to discuss George Miller's Three Thousand Years of Longing, now in theaters.

    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.

    • 2 hr 1 min
    Ep. 482 – Summer 2022 Grab Bag (with Jordan Raup)

    Ep. 482 – Summer 2022 Grab Bag (with Jordan Raup)

    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 Raup for a special grab bag episode of summer 2022 films previously not discussed on the podcast.

    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 55 min
    Ep. 481 – Resurrection (with Isaac Feldberg)

    Ep. 481 – Resurrection (with Isaac Feldberg)

    Welcome, one and all, to the latest episode of The Film Stage Show! Today, Brian Roan, Bill Graham, and Robyn Bahr are joined by Isaac Feldberg to discuss Andrew Semans' Resurrection, starring Rebecca Hall, which is now in theaters and 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.

    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 58 min
    Ep. 480 – Prey (with DezBaa')

    Ep. 480 – Prey (with DezBaa')

    Welcome, one and all, to the latest episode of The Film Stage Show! Today, Brian Roan, Bill Graham, and Robyn Bahr are joined by DezBaa' to discuss Dan Trachtenberg's Prey, now on Hulu.

    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.

    • 2 hr 5 min
    Intermission Ep. 13 – The Vanishing (with Susannah Gruder)

    Intermission Ep. 13 – The Vanishing (with Susannah Gruder)

    Welcome to the return of Intermission, a spin-off podcast from The Film Stage Show. Led by yours truly, Michael Snydel, I invite a guest to discuss an arthouse, foreign, or experimental film of their choice.

    For the thirteenth episode, I talked to Susannah Gruder, a New York-based film critic with bylines at outlets including Reverse Shot, Bright Wall/Dark Room, Indiewire, Mubi Notebook, and Hyperallergic. On today’s episode, we talked about George Sluizer’s 1988 French/Dutch existential procedural, The Vanishing (available on the Criterion Channel). An adaptation of Tim Krabbé’s The Golden Egg, the film’s premise is familiar: A couple is on vacation (Gene Bervoets and Johanna ter Steege), they stop at a crowded rest stop, and one of them seems to disappear into thin air. But while Sluizer’s sleek but collected approach nods to mind game masters like Alfred Hitchcock and suggests the forensic obsessions of latter-day crime thrillers, The Vanishing completely rejects the need for a mystery.

    Or rather, the rest of the film dispels that mystery––with painstaking banality. In turn, it becomes a bisected critique of two egomaniacs united by an irrational obsession in opposite directions. One viewing that obsession as a tangible delusion and the other debilitated by their inability to know.

    Our conversation begins with a discussion about the film as a manifestation of an extreme, heretofore unimaginable absence, but that’s an entry point into larger ideas about “The Missing Girl” cinematic tradition, the nature of coincidence, and of course, that infamous ending.

    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.

    Intermission 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 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

P. Avery ,

Great but...

This is a great podcast with hosts that manage to break down themes in very general and personal anecdotes but I can’t help but feel one of the hosts constantly seems to stumble with his general thoughts, maybe write them down or something? I don’t know. Brian and Bill are very well versed in what they know and I think Bill should be more vocal often

jwford ,

Insufferable, not to mention uninformed

Brian has his head so far up his own a** he can’t go five seconds without interjecting and making every conversation about him. What’s worst is all of the hosts’ general knowledge of film and film history appears to be severely lacking, and they are routinely outshone by their guests. I guess the saying is true, anyone can be a critic.

SALisRad ,

Let be honest.

The host is often unbearable but there’s decent discourse here.

You Might Also Like

Evergreen Podcasts
Katey, Matt, Da7e and David
Filmspotting Network
Indiewire: Screen Talk
Film Comment Magazine
Joe and Chris