Each week Filibuster looks at the latest in film, pop culture, the festival circuit, and entertainment news. We also interview the talent involved in creating movies, literature, and television made all around the world.
With Ghostbusters: Afterlife arriving in cinemas this week there's been a balance of counterprogramming appearing with King Richard, The Power of the Dog & Petite Maman and Dallas and Lee will review them all.
Dallas and Lee review 'The Last Night in Soho' the latest movie from Edgar Wright. A young girl, passionate about fashion design, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters her idol, a dazzling wannabe singer. But 1960s London is not what it seems, and time seems to be falling apart with shady consequences.
Dallas enjoyed the London Film Festival 2021 virtually from Aberdeen with Lee making the trek down South to enjoy an in-person festival. The duo come together to share their highlights and how their different viewing experiences impacted their enjoyment.
Dallas and Lee pick their highlights of the recent 2021 Edinburgh Film Festival. We also review and celebrate 'Our Ladies' which finally lands in cinemas this Friday. In 1996, a group of Catholic school girls from the Scottish Highlands town of Fort William get an opportunity to go into Edinburgh for a choir competition, but they are more interested in drinking, partying and hooking up than winning the competition.We dive into the archives this week and share our interview with 'Our Ladies' star Marli Siu who talks about the making of the film with Lee.
Film censor Enid takes pride in her meticulous work, guarding unsuspecting audiences from the deleterious effects of watching the gore-filled decapitations and eye gougings she pores over. Her sense of duty to protect is amplified by guilt over her inability to recall details of the long-ago disappearance of her sister, recently declared dead in absentia. When Enid is assigned to review a disturbing film from the archive that echoes her hazy childhood memories, she begins to unravel how this eerie work might be tied to her past. We welcome writer Kim Morrison to dive into reviewing the film and Lee and Dallas interview the co-writer & director Prano Bailey-Bond and star Niamh Algar to take us behind the scenes.
Lee Hutchison is joined by the writer, director and star of Giddy Stratospheres Laura Jean Marsh and her co-star Jamal Franklin to dive into the making of the movie. Giddy Stratospheres follows Daniel (Jamal Franklin) and Lara (Laura Jean Marsh), indie-kid soul mates in the centre of the storm of guitars and broken glass that was the 00's indie music scene. Beautiful, mischievous, dishevelled, and on a quest for the ultimate euphoria and excitement that comes with dancing and thrashing on the front row to your new favourite song by your new favourite band. They don't miss a gig. They don't miss a beat. But as the night draws to a close, a darkness looms in the shadows of the after party. And the next day Lara can't quite work out why Daniel is so desperate for her to remember the events of the night before. Why is she in denial?Giddy Stratospheres is available now to buy and rent on Digital HD on all major platforms including Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, Microsoft Films & TV and Sky Store.
Dallas and Lee review a double bill of Freaky and Another Round where after swapping bodies with a deranged serial killer, a young girl in high school discovers she has less than 24 hours before the change becomes permanent and in Another Round that features four high school teachers who consume alcohol on a daily basis to see how it affects their social and professional lives.
Back in 2019 we were joined by Marina Sirtis best known as Counselor Deanna Troi from Star Trek to chat about her upcoming play Dark Sublime and we welcome her back to reflect on the success of the play in London's West End, her return to the Star Trek franchise in Picard and Lower Decks, how life has changed for her professionally and personally since, and much more.
The Filmhouse in Edinburgh and Aberdeen's Belmont Filmhouse reopened last week and Lee and Dallas returned to watch First Cow, Minari and Sound of Metal and share their reactions to the films. We also review Shiva Baby the latest film from Mubi which will be streaming from Friday.
Lee is joined by movie producer Ralph Winter whose career has involved working on the X-Men franchise, Hocus Pocus, Mighty Joe Young, and much more but today focuses on his involvement in the Star Trek movie series working on The Wrath of Khan, The Search for Spock, The Voyage Home, The Final Frontier and The Undiscovered Country.
Dallas welcomes writer/director Christos Nikou to the show to discuss 'Apples' which is set amidst a worldwide pandemic that causes sudden amnesia as the middle-aged Aris finds himself enrolled in a recovery program designed to help unclaimed patients build new identities.
Lee Hutchison is joined this week by two directors to discuss their films, Lawrence 'Black Bear' Michael Levine & Scott 'Let 'Em Play' Marshutz Up first is the writer/director of Black Bear, Lawrence Michael Levine. Starring Aubrey Plaza, Christopher Abbott and Sarah Gadon it follows a filmmaker at a creative impasse who seeks solace from her tumultuous past at a rural retreat, only to find that the woods summon her inner demons in intense and surprising ways. Black Bear is out in the UK on all digital platforms from Friday the 23rd. Up next is the director of the documentary 'Let 'Em Play' Scott Marshutz whose film follows a group of hopefuls looking to be part of the US Paralympic Team and competing in Tokyo in 2021, their journeys are filled with unique trials - from injuries to training disruptions, rule changes and more.Aligning with the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the film aims to bring awareness to the importance of inclusive legislation, while telling a compelling story about four inspiring young people with disabilities, and showcasing how simply the opportunity to compete positively impacted their lives, families, and communities.Let 'Em Play will be available for both PPV & VOD on April 20th.
Dallas and Lee welcome film and tv journalist Emily Murray to review the critically acclaimed movie 'Promising Young Woman'.Written and directed by Emerald Fennell in her feature directorial debut. Carey Mulligan stars as a woman who seeks to avenge the death of her best friend, who was a victim of rape.
Lee welcomes Juliet Landau who is known to many for role on 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' and acting career in Hollywood but joins us to discuss her debut feature as a writer/director 'A PLACE AMONG THE DEAD,' a revealing and terrifying meld of fact, fiction and the fantastical, actress and filmmaker “Jules,” driven by the demons of her past, embarks on a journey at the potential cost of everything she knows and loves. Check out www.modernfilms.com/aplaceamongthedead for the latest news on the film and how you can watch this very unique film!
Dallas and Lee review the 2021 Glasgow Film Festival which is hosting 6 World premieres, 2 European premieres, 49 UK premieres online virtually this year and we also find out just how do you make those famous 'First Cow' oily cakes from Laura Venning.
Lee is joined by Star Trek writer Lisa Klink who wrote an episode for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine before having the opportunity to move to Star Trek: Voyager where she worked on seasons two, three and four writing some fan favourite episodes and being involved in writing rooms working under Michael Piller and then Jeri Taylor.Lisa takes us behind the scenes on working on Star Trek and the opportunities and challenges that came along with it, the changes she experienced working on the show, the legacy of Star Trek: Voyager and her career since inside and out of the industry.
Dallas and Lee welcome film critic Laura Potier as they share their top 5 Netflix Original movies and review their latest film, Malcolm & Marie starring Zendaya and John David Washington from writer/director Sam Levinson. The film shot in lockdown sees a director and his girlfriend's relationship tested after they return home from his movie premiere and await critics' responses.
Dallas and Lee preview the 2021 Glasgow Film Festival which will run from the 24th of February to March 7th and will host 6 World premieres, 2 European premieres, 49 UK premieres online.We also hear from Allan Hunter the Glasgow Film Festival Co-director about the planning and challenges they've faced the past year as they prepared to host this years festival.
Lee is joined by actor Dominic Burgess who made the leap from the UK to the United States to become an actor and has gone on to star in The Magicians, Doctor Who, Gilmore Girls, Modern Family, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and most recently in Star Trek: Picard as the popular Mr. Vup. Dominic takes us behind the scenes of shooting the 5th episode 'Stardust City Rag' where he starred alongside Patrick Stewart and Jeri Ryan, being directed by Jonathan Frakes, his reaction as a fan to being cast, and much more.
To mark the release of David Fincher's latest film 'Mank' where 1930's Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing social critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish the screenplay of Citizen Kane with reviews of the 1941 classic and the Netflix original.
Life got in the way this week for Dallas and Lee but they bring you an archive interview from their other podcast, The A24 Project with the directors of 'Boys State' -Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine. This week the film won the Critics Choice Award for Best Political Documentary. 'Boys State' is a documentary film that follows a thousand teenage boys attending Boys state in Texas, coming together to build a representative government from the ground up, from all different political backgrounds, navigating challenges of organizing political parties, consensus, and campaigning for the highest office at Boys State, governor.Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine discuss the making of this documentary that was sold to Apple TV and A24 for $12 million and has provoked exciting debates and reaction about the future of America and democracy since its release.
Dallas and Lee have watched 200 films directed by women between them in 2020 as they take on the 52 Films by Women challenge once again. They share six films they recommend those taking on the challenge should squeeze in before the end of the year.