Phil responds to the leaks, Xbox Series S is way more popular than Series X, and Cyberpunk DLC reviews are out! Run of Show - - Start - Housekeeping A new Kinda Funny Gamescast is up right now and it's our Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty review. It's your regular cast plus the one and only Parris Lily. Youtube.com/KindaFunnyGames Over on Patreon: A new episode of Kinda Feudy is up right now and it's a fun Trivia Trial! Instead of the regular Kinda Feudy game, I test out a new game on the guys titled “You're Wrong” that's inspired by KFGD. Go check out the episode if you wanna know more. The Roper Report - - Microsoft addresses the huge Xbox leaks: here's Phil Spencer's full memo - 75% of Xbox Series Owners Are Series S Owners, Leaked Court Documents Reveal - Starfield has hit 10 million players - Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty Review Round Up - Ad - Spider-Man 2 has gone gold - Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth Launches in January - Need for Speed developer Criterion to focus on Battlefield - Evil Dead ends new content development - Netflix's Onimusha Anime Just Got its First Trailer - Out Today - Squad Up: @newajseyes - DC Heroes and Villains Guild - KINDAFUNNY - You‘re Wrong - The Post Show! Tomorrow's Hosts: Bless & Janet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
MOVIE DISCUSSION: Melanie & Melvin talk at length about Akira Kurosawa's worldwide phenomena, Rashomon. From it's forward-feeling filmmaking and pacing to it's gripping drama, Rashomon continues to be in conversation for it's layered entertainment and deep contemplation. And, of course, they also talk about the immensely disruptive nature of lying.Topics:(PATREON EXCLUSIVE) 32-minutes discussing Vulture's "The Decomposition of Rotten Tomatoes" article from September 6th about how an advertising firm paid reviewers for positive reviews... or, how it's a bit more complicated than that, but still a bad look for Rotten Tomatoes (PATREON EXCLUSIVE)Melanie & Melvin recommend Rashomon, full stop, but also recognize it has several details that make it a deceptively hard watch. For Melvin, he's sure the dark complexities could be a turn-off. For Melanie, some fans might be put to sleep.The first time Melvin watched Rashomon he felt, "That was a good movie.". The second time he watched Rashomon he went, "Oh, wow. This movie is great!".Although Rashomon is very much about the complications of conflicting storytelling, it also showcases the way in which people communicate inherently through biases.Rashomon is about a lot of things, one of which is the everyone's internal battle against cynicism and sensationalism.Contemplating the reality that God permits evil during this age and the hope in Christ to endure.Why do we as humans choose to commit evil amidst so much glorious beauty?Rashomon's ridiculous level of digestibility lends it to be a very good "watch with friends" movie. Both Melanie and Melvin wonder what sort of amazing and profound reactions their various friends would have.Recommendations:Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2023 Broadway Cast Recording) (2023) (Soundtrack)Feeders 2: Slay Bells (1998) (Movie) Support the showSupport on Patreon for Unique Perks! Early access to uncut episodes Vote on a movie/show we review One-time reward of two Cinematic Doctrine Stickers Social Links: Threads Website Instagram Facebook Group
Get cozy, ghouls! This week's episode is all about Roger Corman's cozy spin on HP Lovecraft starring Vincent Price; The Haunted Palace (1963). From wiki: “The Haunted Palace is a 1963 horror film released by American International Pictures, starring Vincent Price, Lon Chaney Jr. and Debra Paget (in her final film), in a story about a village held in the grip of a dead necromancer. The film was directed by Roger Corman and is one of his series of eight films largely based on the works of American author Edgar Allan Poe.” But first: Josh and Dru go to the West side! Drusilla is Lovecraft's great great grandniece or something. Drusilla watched The Erl King (1931) directed by Marie-Louise Iribe on Criterion. Josh watched the first film by an obscure director named Steven Spielberg called Duel and became a men's rights activist. (Kidding!) Also mentioned: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Häxan, Jean Cocteau, Hell Comes to Frog Town, Guy Maddin, Kenneth Anger, Road Games, The Vanishing Point, Death Proof, Jaws, Tenebrae, Scooby Doo, Elisha Cook Jr., Lair of the White Worm, The Haunting of Julia, cozy horror, Joe Dante, Alan Arkush, The Sentinel, and more! NEXT WEEK: The Cremator (1969) Website: http://www.bloodhauspod.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/BloodhausPodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/bloodhauspod/Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgDrusilla's art: https://www.sisterhydedesign.com/Drusilla's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hydesister/Drusilla's Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/drew_phillips/Joshua's website: https://www.joshuaconkel.com/Joshua's Bluesky: https://bsky.app/profile/joshuaconkel.bsky.socialInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/joshua_conkel/Joshua's Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/joshuaconkel
Mike and Nick continue their journey through Bergman's filmography. Still in the early stages of his career, the duo examine how Bergman's work is evolving and perfecting. Is this closer to the Bergman we know today?
Someone must care, right? For some reason the tail end of the preamble (RJ talking the end of Shield season 3) just disappeared courtesy of CraigBot, so... alas. Podcast's intro song 'Here Come the Creeps' by Ugly Cry Club. You can check out her blossoming body of work here: uglycryclub.bandcamp.com/releases Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/criterioncreeps/ Follow us on that Twitter! twitter.com/criterioncreeps Follow us on Instagram! instagram.com/criterioncreeps We've got a Patreon too, if you are so inclined to see this podcast continue to exist as new laptops don't buy themselves: patreon.com/criterioncreeps You can also subscribe to us on Soundcloud, iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher!
EPISODE #395-- We delve into the classic film noir fairy tale THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (1955). It's got everything: Metaphor, murder, and Mitchum. What else could a body want from a movie? We also talk about Huston's THE MISFITS (1961), Lumet's DOG DAY AFTERNOON (1975), BOTTOMS (2023), and Friedkin's SORCERER (1977). Lots of good movies, old and new this week. You should go check em out! Support your local unions! SAG-AFTRA and WGA strong! Donate to the cause at Patreon.com/Quality. Follow the show on Twitter @AQualityInterruption, and James on Twitter @kislingtwits, on Bluesky at kislingconnection.bsky, on Instagram @kislingwhatsit, and on Tiktok @kislingkino. You can watch Cruz and show favorite Alexis Simpson on You Tube in "They Live Together." Thanks to our artists Julius Tanag (http://www.juliustanag.com) and Sef Joosten (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). The theme music is "Eine Kleine Sheissemusik" by Drew Alexander. Listen to DRACULA: A RADIO PLAY on Apple Podcasts, at dracularadio.podbean.com, and at the Long Beach Playhouse at https://lbplayhouse.org/show/dracula And, as always, please leave us a review on iTunes or whatever podcatcher you listened to us on!
The Criterion Break RETURNS!After a long absence, The Break is back with a very casual episode. Less topic driven and more chatting about our summers, the hosts pay tribute to their fallen comrade, friend of the show Cory Jacobsen, as well as legendary director William Friedkin, before discussing some of their favorite summer watches and Sioux Falls State Theater experiences. The guys also briefly touch upon things they are looking forward to throughout the remainder of 2023. Blake can be found on Letterboxd @therealjohng. Derrick can be found on Instagram AND Letterboxd @dervdude.Follow Fat Dude Digs Flicks across social media:Facebook - Fat Dude Digs FlicksInstagram - FatDudeDigsFlicksTwitter - FatDudeFlicksTikTok - FatDudeDigsFlicksLetterboxd - FatDudeFlicksSubscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Search for Fat Dude Digs Flicks and click on that subscribe button. Please take a second to rate and review the show, while you're at it!Subscribe to the Fat Dude Digs Flicks YouTube channel and send a thumbs up or two my way!If you'd like to contact me for any recommendations, questions, comments, concerns, or to be a future guest, you can send an email to FatDudeDigsFlicks@gmail.com. Support the show
Paul and Erin review four new releases before diving into the Criterion Channel's "Noir By Gaslight" collection, reviewing two classic Amitabh Bachchan blockbusters, and marveling at a prime example of the Hong Kong "hopping vampire" genre.
Two dear friends and Film Festival colleagues attempt to bridge the gaps of their long-distance relationship AND their own film educations through a bi-weekly screening and discussion project of the gap films that have eluded their cinematic discovery.On this week's call, Scott and Jack explore the beautifully framed, absurdist world of Swedish auteur Roy Andersson and his masterwork from 2000, SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR. Join us as we also discuss Andersson's artist influences, the humanist poetry of César Vallejo, and Criterion's upcoming program on Teen Horror- along with a special "visit" from our dear friend and critic Roger Ebert who weighs in on the film via a never before published interview clip.
Someone must care. For some reason the tail end of the preamble (RJ talking the end of Shield season 3) just disappeared courtesy of CraigBot, so... alas. Podcast's intro song 'Here Come the Creeps' by Ugly Cry Club. You can check out her blossoming body of work here: uglycryclub.bandcamp.com/releases Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/criterioncreeps/ Follow us on that Twitter! twitter.com/criterioncreeps Follow us on Instagram! instagram.com/criterioncreeps We've got a Patreon too, if you are so inclined to see this podcast continue to exist as new laptops don't buy themselves: patreon.com/criterioncreeps You can also subscribe to us on Soundcloud, iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher!
This week we finally conclude our review of Season 2 of AND JUST LIKE THAT... along with exploring the twisted side of TWISTED METAL and a short review of THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE THE GAME. Next time we'll be covering BONES AND ALL.Stay spoopy ya'll!TIME STAMPS:0:00:00 Disclaimer0:00:27 Intro0:01:15 Hellos0:01:31 Dog ASMR0:02:36 Gizmo Being A Brat0:04:22 Foster Puppy Update0:04:59 Sidewalk0:09:48 31 [Prime]0:13:15 Texas Chainsaw Massacre Game (2023)0:17:32 Twisted Metal [Peacock]0:26:02 The Vanishing (1988) [Criterion]0:28:58 21 Jump Street (2012) [Peacock]0:31:32 You Won't Be Alone [Peacock]0:32:38 National Cinema Day0:34:12 Talk To Me0:40:36 And Just Like That1:03:36 Writer/Actor Strike Check In1:03:54 GoodbyesThe Grindhouse Girls Podcast is created by Katie Dale and Brit Ray and edited by N. R. Moody.Royalty free music used: Ready Set Go and Outro White SmokeCopyright 2020 Grindhouse Girls PodcastThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy
Filmmaker Jacqueline Castel joins us to talk about her feature debut My Animal, which unites Amandla Stenberg and Bobbi Salvör Menuez in a haunting, queer werewolf story set in a small town in Northern Ontario. A veteran music video director best known for her many collaborations with Sacred Bones artists like Zola Jesus and Pharmakon along with musician-directors such as Jim Jarmusch and John Carpenter, Castel speaks about the elements that aligned to make her first film. We get into casting, getting hooked up with screenwriter Jae Matthews of Boy Harsher, scouting the perfect eerie town, shooting the breathtaking moon photography, and the unexpected fitness documentary that influenced the film.My Animal trailer & screeningsJacqueline Castel websiteMy Animal opens in select theaters Sept. 8 and is available to buy on digital Sept. 15Support the showThe Screen Slate Podcast is supported by its Patreon members. Sign up and get access to bonus episodes, our lockdown-era streaming series archives, discounts from partners like Criterion and Posteritati, event invitations, and more.
Mike and Nick celebrate their third season with a beloved and prestigious trilogy: Satyajit Ray's The Apu Trilogy. The first entry, Pather Panchali (1955) introduces Apu, the titular character as he makes his way through the beautiful poetry of real life's ups and downs. How does Ray introduce and maintain the identities of each character? How does Ray use the environment to build a palpable experience? These questions and more are discussed.
Sophie and Paul take a 'Chance' on this first time watch for the both of us, as we discuss the 1979 satirical comedy-drama Being There, starring Peter Sellers and Shirley MacLaine. It's another film from the Criterion collection, but does that hold it in good stead? Is there much gardening going on? And are the themes that film runs with just as prevalent today? Plus, listen in to hear our thoughts on how this may not be a fary cry from the previous episode... ------------------------------------------------------- Don't forget to follow us on social media in the links below, and let us know your thoughts and recommendations for the future! instagram.com/sp_filmviewers twitter.com/SP_Filmviewers letterboxd.com/SP_Filmviewers Rating and reviewing the show is a great help too! Please feel free to do so with these helpful links below: Goodpods: https://goodpods.app.link/pkE7J2T6ykb Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/users/sp_filmviewers Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/sp-filmviewers/id1485548644 Lastly, we now have a Patreon you can join, for as little as £1/$1.50. More details in the link below: https://patreon.com/spfilmviewers
Hey Joe, what do ya know? Film critic Robert Daniels (New York Times, LA Times, RogerEbert.com, etc.) is here to chat with Slim and Mitchell about his four favorites: Killer of Sheep, If Beale Street Could Talk, A.I. Artificial Intelligence and Bamboozled. If you think that sounds like a Mount Rushmore of titles, you'd be exactly right! Strap in as Robert takes us on an incredibly insightful tour through the complicated themes and explosive emotions of these gems. Topics include: what it means to be human, blackface through Hollywood's history, the adaptability that comes with being Black in America, the glimmer of hope that must be held for the next generation, a call for The Underground Railroad to get more attention and why “masterpiece” doesn't always mean “perfect”. Chapters: Opening credits (00:00:00) Killer of Sheep (00:07:44) If Beale Street Could talk (00:19:41) A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (00:35:46) Bamboozled (00:52:52) Stats talk (01:10:08) Closing credits (01:13:29) Credits: Recorded in Newark DE, Philadelphia PA and Chicago IL. Edited by Slim. Theme music: “Vampiros Danceoteque” by Moniker. Editorial producer: Brian Formo. Production manager: Sophie Shin. The Letterboxd Show is a TAPEDECK production. Lists & Links: List of movies mentioned Robert's Letterboxd profile Robert's Sight & Sound 2022 ballot; Robert's Criterion essay on Beasts of No Nation; Robert's IndieWire interview with Charles Burnett on My Brother's Wedding; Robert's interview with Barry Jenkins for Medicine for Melancholy; Robert's interview with Barry Jenkins for The Underground Railroad; Robert's Polygon essay on Brian Tyree Henry's big scene in If Beale Street Could Talk; Robert's ranking of Spike Lee movies for Okayplayer; Robert's essay on Bamboozled for The Playlist Lists mentioned: Films that took an already amazing and well-known song and made it better by adding a cinematic moment to it that you are always reminded of when you hear the song by Starboy Reviews mentioned: Graham Williamson's Killer of Sheep review Kambole Campbell's Bamboozled review
Welcome to the 200th episode of the podcast Watch With Jen. It's a milestone I never anticipated reaching when I launched the show in early 2020. Back then, I wasn't sure if anyone would be interested in listening to me talk about the movies I love. I am so grateful for your listenership & support & hope you'll stay tuned in the future as I continue to celebrate cinema with my knowledgeable, passionate guests. Returning to the podcast this week, we have the impressive critic, in-demand lecturer, & insightful author Mr. Adam Nayman, who longtime listeners will remember hearing last summer around this time as he joined me to discuss the life & career of actress Gene Tierney. A contributor to The Ringer, Criterion, CinemaScope, The New Yorker, & more, additionally, our Toronto-based guest has written thoughtful books on SHOWGIRLS, Ben Wheatley, the Coen brothers, Paul Thomas Anderson, & David Fincher. Analyzing the life, films, & performances of one of classic cinema's greatest actors & activists, in this roughly 65-minute research-filled conversation, Adam & I share observations about both the most landmark films & overlooked turns in the career of Burt Lancaster, & pay close attention to SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, THE SWIMMER, ATLANTIC CITY, & other favorites as well. Originally Posted on Patreon (8/27/23) here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/88290110 Theme Music: Solo Acoustic Guitar by Jason Shaw, Free Music Archive Logo: KateGabrielle.com
In today's episode we discuss 3 movies from the Criterion Collection (also available elsewhere) that really make you think and can offer enlightening perspectives: Defending your Life Eraserhead Stalker My website: https://ungraduated.com Ungraduated Book: https://www.amazon.com/Ungraduated-Finding-dropping-outdated-systems-ebook/dp/B09SXCBY6R/ref=sr_1_1?crid=28QTYUU7T5BN4&keywords=ungraduated+book&qid=1655499090&sprefix=ungraduate%2Caps%2C122&sr=8-1 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@ungraduatedmedia TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ungraduated_media Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ungraduated_media/ Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/ungraduated/films/
For some reason the tail end of the preamble (RJ talking the end of Shield season 3) just disappeared courtesy of CraigBot, so... alas. Podcast's intro song 'Here Come the Creeps' by Ugly Cry Club. You can check out her blossoming body of work here: uglycryclub.bandcamp.com/releases Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/criterioncreeps/ Follow us on that Twitter! twitter.com/criterioncreeps Follow us on Instagram! instagram.com/criterioncreeps We've got a Patreon too, if you are so inclined to see this podcast continue to exist as new laptops don't buy themselves: patreon.com/criterioncreeps You can also subscribe to us on Soundcloud, iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher!
MOVIE DISCUSSION: Melanie & Melvin discuss David Cronenberg's Scanners, a contemplative psychological horror with intense bookends! From the film's odd casting to its heady-concepts of individual thought and sovereignty, the two discuss what makes Scanners a worthwhile watch for those searching for a little bit more in their thrillers! Topics:(PATREON EXCLUSIVE) 36-minutes further discussing Wall·E, specifically the film's focus on the transcendental nature of love. (PATREON EXCLUSIVE)Scanners has great special effects, and they are used sparingly. This undoubtedly makes them more fun.Howard Shore's score excels in audibly explaining the effect of the Scanner.Stephen Lack's performance as Cameron is undoubtedly unfulfilled but Melvin didn't find it so distracting that it took away from the experience. Melvin, "It's a movie that knows you're smart and can keep up."How individual scanners find ways to overcome the internal static, or noise, that they suffer is extremely interesting. Some will coexist with other scanners, others will create art.The two think through what makes the scanner so frightening, specifically the invasion of the self.While watching Scanners, Melvin contemplated the way in which God created humanity, specifically the individual sovereignty of the body, and how the body creates a natural, secure barrier among others both physically and mentally.The two agree: being a scanner probably sucks!Recommendations:Overcooked! (Video Game) (Nintendo Switch)It's Alive (1974) (Movie) Support the showSupport on Patreon for Unique Perks! Early access to uncut episodes Vote on a movie/show we review One-time reward of two Cinematic Doctrine Stickers Social Links: Threads Website Instagram Facebook Group
Bloodhaus spent the week studying the late great Spanish filmmaker, Eloy de la Iglesia! This week they cover his early works, The Cannibal Man (1972) and No One Heard the Scream (1973). From wiki: “De la Iglesia was an outspoken gay and socialist filmmaker who is relatively unknown outside Spain despite a prolific and successful career in his native country. He is best remembered for having portrayed urban marginality and the world of drugs and juvenile delinquency, with many of his films dealing with the theme of homosexuality. Part of his work is closely related to the phenomenon popularly known in Spain as quinqui films, to which he contributed several works. De la Iglesia took risk in his films that captured the struggles of the underclass, portraying the everyday, unidealized lives of powerless characters portrayed genuinely with flaws and vices. They are an example of commitment to the immediate reality, going against the conformist outlook of most movies of its time. Beyond their debatable aesthetic merits, his film served a document of the Spanish marginality of the late seventies and early eighties, and they have the stamp of his strong personality. Many of these films also deal with the theme of homosexuality.”Drusilla did the cover for the Criterion release of Mean Streets! Huzzah! Josh went to Big Bear. Drusilla did the art for Colegas on the Altered Innocence label. Also discussed: Navajeros, El Pico, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Female Trouble, Eraserhead, Delicatessen, Hannibal, Severin Films, La Residencia, Almodóvar, and more! NEXT WEEK: The Haunted Palace (1963) Website: http://www.bloodhauspod.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/BloodhausPodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/bloodhauspod/Email: email@example.comDrusilla's art: https://www.sisterhydedesign.com/Drusilla's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hydesister/Drusilla's Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/drew_phillips/Joshua's website: https://www.joshuaconkel.com/Joshua's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joshua_conkel/Joshua's Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/joshuaconkel
For additional notes and resources check out Douglas' website.HistoricityThree possibilitiesMythologicalExisted, but the Bible has reinvented himExisted, portrayed accurately in the BibleJesus (2 BC-33 AD) v. Tiberius (emperor 14-37 AD), within 150 years of their lives.Jesus: 42 sources – 9 secular + 33 ChristianTiberius: 10 sources, including Gospel of Luke. (To be fair, there are also dozens of coins of Tiberius, naming him or portraying his image.)Historical facts accepted by most scholars (whether or not they believe in Christ)Born shortly before 1 BC (date of death of Herod the Great)From a large and poor family in the tribe of JudahRemained singleSkilled in manual labor and physically tough (though of normal appearance)Critical of established religion, he aroused the wrath of the priesthoodExecuted by crucifixion (virtually no one survived this punishment) under Pontius Pilatus (26-36 AD)His first followers believed he'd been raised from the dead, and was the Messiah (anointed one)Insider testimonyNew TestamentWritten approximately 50-100 AD.Sources of the New Testament (like 1 Cor 15:3-5, as well as various hymns, like Phil 2:5-11 and Eph 5:14, and sayings, like Acts 20:35)Numerous aspects argue against fabrication.Conversion of skeptics like James the brother of Jesus and Saul of TarsusHostile testimony (see below)Criterion of embarrassmentAdmission of ignorance in Mark 13:32Rejection by his own family (Mark 3:20; John 7:5).Having the Messiah go to the Cross -- a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Greeks!Patristic writings (extrabiblical)1st C: 1 Clement (96 AD)2nd C: Ignatius (107 AD), 7 letters; Polycarp (69-155), letter to Philippians & martyrdom account; Justin Martyr (100-165), Apology [Defense]; and many more!Thousands of pages during the early church period (30-325 AD)We could virtually reconstruct the entire NT from quotations in early sources.Outsider testimonyJosephus (37-100 AD) – brother of James; claimed of MessiahshipMara bar-Serapion (73) – Syrian Stoic, writing to son from Romans prison: crucifixion of Jews' wise king; loss of kingdomThallus (52) – commented on daytime darkness at time of death of JesusPhlegon (80-150?) – crucifixion; darkness; earthquakeSuetonius (69-122) – instigation by “Chrestos” in time of Claudius (41-54)Tacitus (56-120) – Nero's persecution, July 64Pliny the Younger (61-112) – asked emperor Trajan how to deal with Christians (112)Lucian (115-200) – wise man; crucified in PalestineCelsus (2nd) – ridiculed Christianity -- a foolish religion for foolish peopleTalmud (200-500) -- trial and crucifixion; charges Jesus with sorcery (Sanhedrin 43a).ConclusionMyth? – No, since Jesus is rooted in history.“Good teacher”? – No, for this teacher claimed divinity. Unless that was true, he would have been dishonest – and hence not a good teacher.Same as other religious founders? – not at all!Confucius – civil servant who made shrewd observations; a sage, not a religious leaderBuddha – agnostic / atheist; no individual existence; at the end, no relationshipsMuhammad – did not claim to be God; did not do miracles (so the Qur'an)Jesus was neither myth nor fabrication. The possibility that makes the most sense is that he existed, and his remarkable life was fairly and accurately portrayed in the Bible.
This week we take a look at the first in DC's new wave, Blue Beetle, and the movie with the best engine noises, Gran Turismo, both at the cinema, Gal Gadot's disposable actioner Heart of Stone on Netflix, and the digital releases of Jennifer Lawrence's No Hard Feelings and Pixar's Elemental, look at the 4K discs of Razorback and Arrow's Weird Science, more Bruce Lee with Enter the Dragon on 4K, US discs like Kino's release of Friedkin's To Live and Die in LA and Criterion's Thelma and Louise in 4K, as well as TV and streaming like Justified: City Primeval and the finale of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season 2.
Welcome to The B-Side, from The Film Stage. Here we talk about movie directors! Not the movies that made them famous or kept them famous, but the ones that they made in between. Surprise! Here's a bonus episode in which we speak to the talented, prolific, and dynamic director Wayne Wang. Our main B-Side is Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart, whose Director-Approved Special Edition Blu-ray is now available from Criterion. Additional B-Sides include Eat a Bowl of Tea, Life Is Cheap... But Toilet Paper Is Expensive (also on Criterion Channel), Smoke (and its own B-Side Blue in the Face), Chinese Box, and A Thousand Years of Good Prayers. We talk to Wang about making films efficiently, his career-long ambition to make a different kind of film every time, how to construct the perfect “pillow shot” (an homage to filmmaker Yasujirō Ozu), combating boredom on set with ambition, and some smaller films he hopes more people discover. There's also talk on his faltered first step into Hollywood (Slam Dance), what he could've bought with the production budget on Maid in Manhattan (a pink elephant!), and the fear that drove him while making Dim Sum. Be sure to give us a follow on Twitter and Facebook at @TFSBSide. Also enter our giveaways, get access to our private Slack channel, and support new episodes by becoming a Patreon contributor.
Lots of chitter chatter as we hit another meaningless numerical landmark, marked with another laserdisc dip! Podcast's intro song 'Here Come the Creeps' by Ugly Cry Club. You can check out her blossoming body of work here: uglycryclub.bandcamp.com/releases Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/criterioncreeps/ Follow us on that Twitter! twitter.com/criterioncreeps Follow us on Instagram! instagram.com/criterioncreeps We've got a Patreon too, if you are so inclined to see this podcast continue to exist as new laptops don't buy themselves: patreon.com/criterioncreeps You can also subscribe to us on Soundcloud, iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher!
Featuring Matt Anderson and Ben De Bono Ben recently caught up on his viewing through the complete Criterion Collection. After watching through spines #1-#1187, he created a list of his favorites/top recommendations from the Criterion...
Peter Sobczynski brings us up to date in the world of physical media. They include an early film from Wayne Wang, the latest from Wes Anderson and an anniversary edition of a documentary on David Bowie. There's a collection of Audie Murphy films and others about World War II not to mention fights against woodland terrorists and staged by the Shaw Brothers. Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn get the 4K treatment in one of the great classic romances. But do not count out the recommendations of a spooky British Halloween special and a crazy vehicle for William Shatner back in the ‘70s. 0:00 - Intro 0:42 - Criterion (Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart) 4:30 - Rhino (Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars) 8:18 - Grindhouse (Impulse) 15:12 - 101 Films (Ghost Watch) 20:11 - RLJE Films (The Wrath of Becky) 23:25 - Kino (Audie Murphy Collection III, The Day and the Hour, Is Paris Burning?, Last and First Men, The Doll (and I Don't Want to Be a Man)) 39:56 - Universal (Asteroid City) 46:05 - Paramount (Roman Holiday (70th Anniverary) (4K)) 51:31 - Shout! Factory (Shaw Brothers Classics: Vol. Two) 54:56 – New Blu-ray Announcements 1:00:05 - Outro
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, Criterion Collection has launched a new series titled "Hip-Hop," featuring some of the most significant dramas, comedies, and documentaries centered in the hip-hop world. We discuss the films with Ashley Clark, curatorial director of Criterion Collection, and take listener calls. This segment is guest-hosted by Kerry Nolan.
Jordan and Brooke are rejoined by Vanity Fair's David Canfield (Little Gold Men) for the film that launched Cary Grant into super stardom. We discuss Cary Grant's contentious personal life filled with gay rumors, our favorite sneaky ways around the Hays Code, the joy of screwball comedies and their subversive gender roles, a pitch perfect Irene Dunne performance, and Mr. Smith – a very good boy.Follow us on Twitter and IG! (And Jordan's Letterboxd / Brooke's Letterboxd)Follow David on Twitter and at Vanity Fair!
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Erik Childress and Peter Sobczynski take a quick peek into what is available to own on physical media this week. Criterion upgrades one of the late films from a master and Arbelos delivers and Peter looks at one of the first “Sundance caution tales” from the end of the ‘80s. Ida Lupino directs a ‘50s film about sexual assault and Virginie Efira becomes attached to her partner's child. Then a pair of cult classics get the 4K treatment including Wes Craven's comic monster movie and the quintessential Bruce Lee film. 1:56 - Criterion (Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (4K)) 9:39 - Lions Gate (Ender's Game (4K Steelbook)) 14:24 - Universal (Fast X (4K)) 23:14 - Kino (Outrage, Scarlet (2022), Strangers in the House) 35:36 - Arbelos (Chameleon Street) 42:10 - Music Box (Other People's Children) 45:02 - MVD (Swamp Thing (4K)) 51:24 - Warner Bros. (Enter the Dragon (4K)) 1:01:01 – New Blu-ray Announcements 1:04:29 - Outro
On Episode 48, Brian Susbiellus joins us as we discuss our favorite movies in the Criterion Collection! Panel: Kristin Battestella, Zita Short Visit https://insessionfilm.com for merch and more! Thanks for listening and be sure to subscribe on your podcast app of choice! https://insessionfilm.com/subscribe
The stinkers continue Podcast's intro song 'Here Come the Creeps' by Ugly Cry Club. You can check out her blossoming body of work here: uglycryclub.bandcamp.com/releases Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/criterioncreeps/ Follow us on that Twitter! twitter.com/criterioncreeps Follow us on Instagram! instagram.com/criterioncreeps We've got a Patreon too, if you are so inclined to see this podcast continue to exist as new laptops don't buy themselves: patreon.com/criterioncreeps You can also subscribe to us on Soundcloud, iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher!
Ira Sachs visits the pod to talk about his new film Passages, in which the marriage of a gay couple (Franz Rogowski & Ben Whishaw) is thrown into disarray when one of them begins a passionate affair with a woman (Adèle Exarchopoulos). The stylish, sexy drama is one of the hottest films of the summer, not least for its expert direction and impeccable cast. Sachs talks to Screen Slate's Jon Dieringer about mentorship, his strategy of not rehearsing with actors, the influential films on his cinematic “cheat sheet,” censorship, and filming heated love scenes.Support the showThe Screen Slate Podcast is supported by its Patreon members. Sign up and get access to bonus episodes, our lockdown-era streaming series archives, discounts from partners like Criterion and Posteritati, event invitations, and more.
It's easy to understand why THE PRINCESS BRIDE has endured throughout decades. But, objectively, does it still work once you remove the nostalgia factor? More importantly, can Alex make it through this Real Talk without regaling our audience with an Andre The Giant history lesson? Plus: heartbreak on the Criterion side of life!TIMELINE00:00:36 Now on Patreon00:07:04 Real Talk00:55:26 The Future & Perennial Plugs- Interested in more Contrarians goodness? Join THE CONTRARIANS SUPPLEMENTS on our Patreon Page! Deleted clips, extended plugs, bonus episodes free from the Tomatometer shackles… It's everything a Contrarians devotee would want!- Our YouTube page is live! Get some visual Contrarians delight with our Contrarians Warm-Ups and other fun videos!- Contrarians Merch is finally here! Check out our RED BUBBLE MERCH PAGE and buy yourself something nice that's emblazoned with one of our four different designs!- THE FESTIVE YEARS have been letting us use their music for years now and they are amazing. You can check out their work on Spotify, on Facebook or on their very own website.- Our buddy Cory Ahre is being kind enough to lend a hand with the editing of some of our videos. If you like his style, wait until you see what he does over on his YouTube Channel.- THE LATE NIGHT GRIN isn't just a show about wrestling: it's a brand, a lifestyle. And they're very supportive of our Contrarian endeavors, so we'd like to return the favor. Check out their YouTube Channel! You might even spot Alex there from time to time.- Hans Rothgiesser, the man behind our logo, can be reached at @mildemonios on Twitter or you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org in case you ever need a logo (or comics) produced. And you can listen to him talk about Peruvian politics on his own podcast, NACION COMBI and Peruvian economics on his other podcast, MARGINAL! Aaaaand you can also check out all the stuff he's written on his own website. He has a new book: a fake Peruvian History Textbook called HIZTORIA DEL PERÚ. Ask him about it!Up next, the Patreon Takeover continues with a demand from Patron Ben, who attempts to throw us in deep water with JAWS: THE REVENGE! Until then, let us know what you thought of The Princess Bride: Does it live up to its reputation if you're watching it as an adult? Can you get invested in the romance? Have you read the book? E-mail us at email@example.com or tweet at us or facebook us and share your thoughts!
Critic and YouTube creator Celeste de la Cabra joins Josh for a journey into the Criterion Channel's permanent, streaming-only library, and a conversation about three films from Japanese filmmaker and the master of kaiju cinema, Ishirō Honda.
Directed by and starring David Byrne, True Stories tells the story of Virgil, Texas which is having its sesquicentennial anniversary and having a big talent show. We're introduced to the unusual residents of the town in little vignettes that star a lot of familiar faces.Axel Kohagen returns to the Projection Booth along with Chris Stachiw. Meanwhile, Mike talks with screenwriter Stephen Tobolowsky and actress Alix Elias about their role in crafting the film.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5513239/advertisement
In this episode, Brian is very very excited to talk about the release of one of his very favorite films on 4K (and Blu-ray) and that is Martin Scorsese's AFTER HOURS. On top of that, a great neo noir indie thriller from the equally great Carl Franklin in ONE FALSE MOVE (1992) on 4K and Blu-ray. Both of these are from Criterion and they did a lovely job on both. This week's episode is also brought to you by the fine folks at DiabolikDVD - a great place to buy your discs from! https://www.diabolikdvd.com/ Just the Discs Now has a YouTube Channel! Check it out here and subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCffVK8TcUyjCpr0F9SpV53g Follow the Show on Twitter here for Episode previews and new Blu-ray News! twitter.com/justthediscspod We're also on Instagram! instagram.com/justthediscspod/
Friend-of-the-show Michael Hutchins returns for a deep dive into the Criterion Channel's permanent, streaming-only library, and a conversation about the next three films from Spanish filmmaker Carlos Saura.
In 1980, The Kitchen Sisters interviewed filmmaker Jon Else about his Academy Award nominated documentary, The Day After Trinity, a deeply moving film about J. Robert Oppenheimer and the dramatic story of the creation of the atomic bomb. The film, now showing on the Criterion channel, traces Oppenheimer's evolution from the architect of the bomb to an outspoken opponent of nuclear proliferation. The documentary features honest and insightful Interviews with Robert's brother Frank Oppenheimer, several scientists who worked in secret in the isolated high mountains of New Mexico building the bomb, and farmers and ranchers who were displaced by the military and the 6,000 people who descended on the region during the 1940s. Today, the horrifying threat of the escalation of atomic weapons continues. Recently Belarusian President Lukashenko offered nuclear weapons to any country willing to side with Russia in its war against Ukraine. And interest in the history of the bomb and how we got to this place is on the rise. This summer Christopher Nolan's new biopic about Robert Oppenheimer is hitting IMAX theaters around the country and the Criterion channel is featuring The Day after Trinity. Today, from the Archives, The Kitchen Sisters Present one of our first interviews—a conversation with filmmaker John Else about the making of his extraordinary documentary, The Day After Trinity: J. Robert Oppenheimer and the Atomic Bomb.