Wed, 25 March 2015
On this episode we celebrate an idol to everyone on this podcast in Roger Ebert and the documentary format he championed, by discussing LIFE ITSELF, which is new to Netflix streaming. This is another big episode as the two older films aren’t that old (both are documentary films from 2014) with FINDING VIVIAN MAIER vs. ACTRESS as we explore life in front of and behind the camera. Also as an extra bonus after our debate, we have an interview with the director of ACTRESS, Robert Greene.
Direct download: Ep._124_-_Life_Itself_Finding_Vivian_Maier_vs._Actress.mp3
Category:Life in Front of and Behind the Camera -- posted at: 4:49pm EDT
Mon, 23 March 2015
On this episode we follow the first 2015 critical sensation IT FOLLOWS with two films that aren’t very much like IT FOLLOWS but have a following theme in WINGS OF DESIRE vs. FOLLOWING and are members of The Criterion Collection. But as you will see in our reviews of these three films, the new horror movie is by far the most deserving of that status.
We also shamelessly plug our website http://www.followingfilms.com/
Direct download: Ep._123_-_It_Follows_Wings_of_Desire_vs._Following.mp3
Category:FollowingFilms.com -- posted at: 10:44pm EDT
Mon, 16 March 2015
On this episode we join up with three different cults, two are old hat at this point, both Sundance darlings of 2011 in MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE and SOUND OF MY VOICE. This extreme podcasting decision was made with the controlling guidance of new release FAULTS. But before we fully commit to this cult movie decision we try the Kool-Aid of Netflix's new original series UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT and let Tangible Teddy gripe about the death of video stores.
Direct download: Ep._122_-_Faults_Martha_Marcy_May_Marlene_vs._Sound_of_My_Voice.mp3
Category:Joining Cult Movies -- posted at: 10:22pm EDT
Thu, 12 March 2015
We go on a writers' retreat with two older films and two sets of dueling writers, Michael Caine and Christopher Reeve in the comedic thriller DEATHTRAP going up against the sexy cat fighting led by Charlotte Rampling in SWIMMING POOL. This duel where the weapons of choice are typewriters and word processors has been inspired by a film new to DVD, Blu-Ray, and various VOD services in LISTEN UP PHILIP.
Direct download: Ep._121_-_Listen_Up_Philip_Deathtrap_vs._Swimming_Pool.mp3
Category:Dueling Writers Retreat -- posted at: 10:33pm EDT
Sun, 8 March 2015
On this episode we join strangers who arrive in small but equally strange communities and how they shape or are shaped by them. Unfortunately we are not talking ROAD HOUSE, but we do have a 1938 French film in PORT OF SHADOWS going up against Lars Von Trier's DOGVILLE. So... basically the same thing as ROAD HOUSE. This pairing has been inspired by the new release OCTOBER GALE from writer/director Ruba Nadda, who joins us to talk about her work.
Direct download: Ep._120_-_October_Gale_Port_of_Shadows_vs._Dogville.mp3
Category:A Stranger in a Strange Small Town -- posted at: 7:00pm EDT
Wed, 4 March 2015
On this episode we are inspired by THE TROUBLE WITH THE TRUTH, which recently hit Amazon streaming, to have a long talk about romance in films where couples have long talks. The two older films that we picked are Richard Linklater’s BEFORE SUNRISE and BEFORE MIDNIGHT, the first and third in a trilogy which perfectly fits our format as we debate how time has changed our perceptions of the two films and the characters as they have progressed. To do so we bring in the wife of one of our hosts to get a female point of view and to have our own version of a married couple having a long conversation in podcast form. But before all of that, we got to speak with the writer and director of THE TROUBLE WITH THE TRUTH, Jim Hemphill, about the inspiration for the project and his creative influences.
Direct download: Ep._119_-_The_Trouble_With_The_Truth_Before_Sunrise_vs._Before_Midnight.mp3
Category:Talking About Talky Romance Talkies -- posted at: 8:33pm EDT
Mon, 2 March 2015
Ep. 118 - My Life Directed By Nicolas Winding Refn (Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse vs. American Movie)
In this episode we are directed by Nicolas Winding Refn to have a theme inspired by MY LIFE DIRECTED BY NICOLAS WINDING REFN. That direction leads us to the films HEARTS OF DARKNESS: A FILMMAKER'S APOCALYPSE and AMERICAN MOVIE, as we see that both someone at the top and bottom of their field can be driven mad by the passion and pitfalls of seeing their dream film through to completion.
Direct download: Ep._118_-_My_Life_Directed_by_Nicolas_Winding_Refn_Hearts_of_Darkness_A_Filmmakers_Apocalypse_vs._American_Movie.mp3
Category:Our Podcast Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn -- posted at: 7:00pm EDT
Sun, 1 March 2015
On this episode we are haunted by Hollywood, much like the characters in David Cronenberg's new film MAPS TO THE STARS. The only way we can see to exorcise these demons is by tackling two of the classics on this subject with Billy Wilder's SUNSET BOULEVARD taking on Robert Altman's THE PLAYER. Wilder. Altman. Cronenberg. The only clear winner in this episode is us.
Direct download: Ep._117_-_Maps_To_The_Stars_Sunset_Boulevard_vs._The_Player.mp3
Category:Haunted by Hollywood -- posted at: 7:00pm EDT
Sat, 28 February 2015
On this episode we attempt to con you into listening to our triple feature of con man movies, inspired by the new release FOCUS. Based on the premise of that film we look at how love blinds con men, like it blinded Will Smith by backing his son's acting career in AFTER EARTH, in Ridley Scott's MATCHSTICK MEN and Rian Johnson’s THE BROTHERS BLOOM.
GUEST: Peter from Hydrate Level Four joins us to work on a horror screenplay starring Bruce McGill.
Direct download: Ep._116_-_Focus_Matchstick_Men_vs._The_Brothers_Bloom.mp3
Category:The Love of The Con -- posted at: 7:00pm EDT