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106 minutes | Mar 26, 2019
Episode 162 - John Cassavetes Retrospective
Yo!Today we're doing a retrospective on John Cassavetes, arguably the father of American Independent Filmmaking. More specifically we're looking at the five of his films that made it into the Criterion Collection and discuss his style, direction, technique and the progression of them. A fun episode! I had a lot of fun researching Cassavetes despite the fact that his movies were a lot of work to watch. Hope you enjoy the episode. Cheers! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
77 minutes | Mar 19, 2019
Episode 161 - Turbo Kid
Yo!We're Talking Turbo Kid! Directed by a very talented Trio: Anouk Whissell, François Simard, Yoann-Karl Whissell whose names I definitely butchered in the episode (apologies)A fun movie that invites cheekiness and celebratory parody to the 80s nostalgia trend we've been noticing as of late. Truly fun filmmaking.Synopsis:In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, an orphaned teen (Munro Chambers) must battle a ruthless warlord (Michael Ironside) to save the girl (Laurence Leboeuf) of his dreams. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
84 minutes | Mar 12, 2019
Episode 160 - Blue Velvet
Yo!Today we're talking about Blue Velvet, In our opinion, David Lynch's most accessible film that still manages to capture that Lynchian spirituality of cinema that eludes a lot of the satisfying explanations that film critics want while talking about his work.It's exciting and if you haven't watched any of Lynch's work before, a brilliant place to start.Hope you enjoy the episode!Cheers! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
99 minutes | Mar 5, 2019
Episode 159 - Good Time
Yo! Today we're talking about Good Time! The Robert Pattinson Movie directed by the Safdie brothers. A great entry into the crime thriller genre with the grime and filth needed to create a strong sense of identity for itself. Cheers! Hope you enjoy the episode! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
76 minutes | Feb 27, 2019
Episode 158 - Blue Valentine
Yo! Today we talk Blue Valentine directed by Derek Cianfrance. A fascinating relationship study that's worthy of how uncomfortable it can be to watch. Hope you like the episode! Also! We're on Spotify now, if that's your preferred app, feel free to holler at us there <3 Cheers! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
80 minutes | Feb 19, 2019
Episode 157 - Polar
So, you know that one little weird release with Mads Mikkelsen and Vanessa Hudgens that popped up on Netflix a couple weeks ago. We watched it and now we're talking about it.We're talking about Polar! A fun and stylized take on translating a graphic novel into the film format. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
103 minutes | Feb 11, 2019
Episode 156 - Brick Ft. Lauren
Yo! On this episode we're joined by the lovely Lauren Calucag once again to talk about Rian Johnson's Neo Noir Film "Brick". Many people describe Brick as a filmmaker's film, with good reason, there is a ton of things to learn from a filmmaker as talented as Rian Johnson. Cheers! Hope you enjoy the episode! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
106 minutes | Feb 5, 2019
Episode 155 - Musical Freestyle Ft. Blayr Nias
Yo! Blayr Nias joins us today to freestyle some musical talk after the release of her first comedy album "Telling Jokes for two" which is available on all streaming platforms and on her website www.blayrnias.com check her out, she's hilarious. Join us for a fun improvised chat. Cheers! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
59 minutes | Jan 30, 2019
Episode 154 - First Reformed
Yo! We're back again with another episode, this time we're talking about First Reformed, a delightful film that released last year and that we had the pleasure of watching. Written and Directed by the same man responsible for writing Raging Bull and Taxi Driver., We had a great time learning from this filmm. Hope you enjoy the episode! Cheers! B See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
60 minutes | Jan 23, 2019
Episode 153 - Raising Arizona
Yo! So today we're talking about Raising Arizona, written by Ethan Cohen and Directed by Joel Cohen. Campy, Funny, but poignant and covered in Cohen Brother polish. Had a fun time watching and talking about this film and think it's a really good film to learn how to execute slapstick well. Also! Sorry for the delayed posting. I got violently ill during the recording weekend and we had to push back the record day but here's the episode! Fresh off the press. Enjoy! Cheers! -B See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
84 minutes | Jan 15, 2019
Episode 152 - Jungle Fever
Yo!Sorry for the Delay in the upload, Our editing process takes a little bit longer now and we had a late recording session for this one. Today we're talking about Spike Lee's Jungle Fever. An Interesting film that provoked an interesting feeling, especially since it feels like a precursor to "Do The Right Thing" in terms of themes. Hope you enjoy the episode! Cheers-B See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
71 minutes | Jan 8, 2019
Episode 151 - Children of Men
Yo! Today we're talking about one of the best science fiction films in the last 2 decades. Alfonso's directing is undeniably a great source of knowledge and something to be admired. Especially if you're a cinephile of some sort. Hope you guys enjoy the episode! 2019 will be a great year. Hope you all are having a good one so far. -B See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
99 minutes | Dec 31, 2018
Episode 150 - Top Ten Films of 2018
Yo! 2018 is over! like, 4 minutes ago as I write this, and I have to say that it was a bizarre year. Some great films, some absolutely rubbish ones but an interesting year nonetheless. Thanks for the consistent support, thanks for texting us and listening and helping us make the show that we want to make. We got some fun things planned in 2019. We're working with a new audio interface and software so the audio will inevitable have some kinks to work out over the next couple of weeks but it'll be worth it. Hope you enjoyed our lists as much as we enjoyed making them. Please let us know what your favourite films of the year were. Cheers! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
89 minutes | Dec 25, 2018
Episode 149 - The Sting
Yo! Merry Christmas! Today we're talking about the 1973 classic "The Sting" Set in the 1940s. Starring Robert Redford and Paul Newman. It's a great film that anybody can learn a crazy amount from. Hope you guys enjoy it! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
74 minutes | Dec 18, 2018
Episode 148 - Shawshank Redemption
Yo!Today we talk about Frank Darabont's Shawshank Redemption, adapted from Stephen King's novel. This is a fascinating story and one that is very strongly told. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
81 minutes | Dec 11, 2018
Episode 147 - Bunraku
Yo! Today we talk about Guy Moshe's film Bunraku. It's a great exercise in stylization and an honestly fun movie to watch. Hope you enjoy the episode! Cheers! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
73 minutes | Dec 7, 2018
Episode 146 - Eraserhead
Yo! Today we talk about Eraserhead, David Lynch's first film and possibly the most unique. An interesting look at the anxieties of personhood and parenthood. Hope you dig the episode! Cheers! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
91 minutes | Nov 28, 2018
Episode 145 - Night of the Living Dead
Yo! Today we talk about the Cult Classic Night of the Living Dead. Directed by George A. Romero. Arguably the father of the modern zombie genre. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
97 minutes | Nov 19, 2018
Episode 144 - Frances Ha
Yo! Chris and I just got back from vacation and we were pretty ready to talk about this Noah Baumbauch directed film starring Greta Gerwig, written by the both of them. It's a great character study and a film I recommend watching.Hope you enjoy the episode! Cheers! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
78 minutes | Nov 13, 2018
Episode 143 - Ju-on: The Grudge
Yo! Today's episode is the classic Japanese Horror movie "Ju-on". A brilliant example of why the genre is as interesting as it is. We also talk about our anxieties, m&m's and skittles. Enjoy! Cheers! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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