TIFF Long Take
About This Show
TIFF Long Take is the show that talks to the smartest people in the industry to answer the big questions about what, why, and how we watch. Each week, hosts Rob Kraszewski and Geoff Macnaughton are joined by insiders, journalists, and creators who provide mind-changing insights into the world of the moving image.
Most Recent Episode
Ep. 19: How The New York Times Ranked a Century of Cinema
2 days ago
Last week, The New York Times sent the internet into a frenzy with their list of ‘The 25 Best Films of the Century So Far’. To get the story of how you even attempt to compress 17 years of cinema into an essential 25 films, Rob and Geoff sit down with one half of the duo behind the list, NYT Chief Film Critic, A.O. Scott.
A.O. discusses why he and his partner, Manohla Dargis, thought the time was right to reflect on this century’s best films (4:05), the surprising controversy that comes with championing Clint Eastwood (11:40), and why ranking 'There Will Be Blood' #1 was one of the easier choices they made (14:35).
He also talks about why 'Inside Out' stands out in Pixar’s incredible library (18:00), what national cinema he could see rising over the next 17 years (21:20), and why he feels Steven Spielberg might be one of this century’s most underrated filmmakers (24:15).