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Webcast #203 – 2016

Posted September 16, 2016 by D. K. Holm

Laurence Olivier's Henry V

This week, our trio (Ed, Mona, and DKH) look at the sequel-remake Blair Witch, and the family dreamed The Hollars, along with a slew of revivals: Death to Smoochy, with Jon Stewart, among others, the animated Heavy Metal, and films in the Print the Legend (Citizen Ruth, Medium Cool) and Bending the Bard series (Henry… More

Webcast #202 – 2016

Posted September 9, 2016 by D. K. Holm

Live Long and Prosper.

This week, the gang of four (Ed, Marc, Mona, and DKH) look at Sully; the French profile of a marriage Mon Roi; the documentary For the Love of Spock; the popular horror film Don’t Breathe; and a cartoon version of Robinson Crusoe called Wild Life. There is also and overview of two new series at… More

Webcast #201 – 2016

Posted September 2, 2016 by D. K. Holm

The first poster for Multiple Maniacs.

This week the team (Ed, Mona, Marc, and DKH) discuss the restored early John Waters film Multiple Maniacs, the German drama The People vs Fritz Bauer, the Manhattan based drama Complete Unknown, the new Gus van Sant drama, Sea of Trees, and the science fiction film Morgan.

Webcast #200 – 2016

Posted August 25, 2016 by D. K. Holm

Southside With You Poster

Ed, Marc, Mona, and DKH talk about Werner Herzog’s new doc, Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World, the look at neo-nazis, Imperium, the friendship drama Little Men, Lika’s new animated feature Kubo and the Two Strings, the Ben-Hur remake, the music doc Miss Sharon Jones, the summer action film Mechanic Resurrection, the French… More

Webcast #199.5 – 2016

Posted August 12, 2016 by D. K. Holm

Irmena Chichikova in the Bulgarian film Viktoria, enjoying a rain of milk

Our trio for this week – Marc Mona, DKH – discuss Florence Foster Jenkins, the faux classical singer, and two documentaries about music, Concerto: A Beethoven Journey and The Seeds: Pushin’ Too Hard. Also on hand are WWII thriller Anthropoid, the bank robbery drama Hell or High Water, and the Bulgarian epic Viktoria. Also on hand… More

Webcast #199 – 2016

Posted August 4, 2016 by Ed Goldberg

Godard's band of outsiders dance the Madison in a café

This week, three of us (Ed, Marc, DKH) discuss the comedy about the lost throes of an improv group, Don’t Think Twice; the belated release of a 10-year-old film by Asghar Farhadi, Fireworks Wednesday; a revival of Godard’s 1964 Band of Outsiders; a new neo-noir called Misfortune, revivals of The Deer Hunter and The Princess… More

Webcast #198 – 2016

Posted August 1, 2016 by D. K. Holm

This week, a trio (Ed, Mona, DKH) discuss Star Trek Beyond, Cafe Society, the new film from Woody Allen, The Innocents, a French film about a WWII atrocity in Poland, Jason Bourne, the fifth in the series, Ice Age: Collision Course, A Touch of Zen, the revival and restoration of King Hu’s martial arts masterpiece,… More

Rhapsody in Dew

Posted by D. K. Holm

The Rhapsodes by David Bordwell, on '40s movie reviewers

David Bordwell has long been one of the most important film historians, and his interests have ranged over numerous cinematic topics (film theory, cognition in film-viewing) and genres (from Carl Dreyer to King Hu). His frequently updated film textbooks, written with Kristen Thompson, are key documents for any film student, young or old, and his… More

General Tendencies

Posted July 31, 2016 by D. K. Holm

Cover of the BFI's new book on The General

The General (1915) is one of the greatest American films ever made, but do we really understand it? Buster Keaton made the comedy during a rash of historically set silent films, and being a Hollywood film about the Civil War, takes the perspective of the South, as have Birth of a Nation, Gone with the… More

Webcast #197 – 2016

Posted July 22, 2016 by D. K. Holm

This week our trio (Marc, DKH, and Erin) discuss the video record of a performance piece, A Space Program, and the Michel Gondry teen road film Microbe & Gasoline, plus a new film by Jia Zhangke, Mountains May Depart, and a great documentary about the director, A Guy from Fenyang. The denial of mortality is… More

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