Do you love movies? More specifically, do you love deeply felt, authentically authored, micro-budgeted, lived-in, sweated-over, passion project movies? But have you grown somewhat weary of Kickstarter with its Zach Braffs and Veronica Marses and creeping corporate influence? Would you rather support the first breath of a new voice than fatten the coffers of Viacom [...]
Some brief thoughts on the films of the late Tony Scott as well as an excerpt from Episode 151 in which UNSTOPPABLE is reviewed in some detail. Running time: 35 minutes and 50 seconds – 34.5mb
In Which Olive Oyl and Carrie go Head to Head for the Sake of the Female Id, while an English lad and an Australian bloke re-enact the tortured soul of American masculinity, while Nick Nolte tries not to crumble, and Robert Altman smiles down from the heaven he didn’t believe in.
Los Angeles is not known for its film festivals. There are no Golden Bears, Silver Lions or Palme D’ors awarded to obscure auteurs whose careers rise and fall on a handful of impossible-to-get-into screenings presided over by the cinematic elite. There are no A-List celebrities conducting full press Q&As.
BRANDON NOWALK: Hello, and welcome to Contributor Crosstalk 2: Back in the Habit, the quarterly look back at the good, the bad, and the weird cinema offered us below-the-liners. This episode: April-June, or Planet Hollywood’s journey from SOURCE CODE to CARS 2. Oof.
Episode 179 – TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON / Final Cut Pro X / Special Guest: Terry George and THE SHORE at the Palm Springs Shortfest
Episode 179 – Gareth and I have slight disagreement over the amount of visual imagination in the Michael Bay film TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON.
The Grove in Los Angeles is a lot of things to a lot of people. More precisely, it is meant to be everything to everybody. The sprawling, 575,000-square foot, open-air marketplace offers an alternative to Main Street, Costco, the Internet or any sort of reality existing beyond the confines of a price-tag. I mean no [...]
The Film Talk’s magnificent JumboChat5000 operating system, which also coughs up my lottery numbers, recently flagged up a months-old post by my comrade Tony Youngblood about cinema anima.
In this week’s show Gareth and discuss the delightful, (for a film so consumed with violence), HANNA and mourn the passing of perhaps the greatest of U.S. directors Sidney Lumet.
Jett here: I’m excited to introduce a new contributor to the site – Tim Hayes. Tim’s a freelance writer based in the UK, who earns his living writing about business, science, art, and other topics in a land where, according to legend, the work of the journalist is respected and rewarded.
Seven or eight years ago, about the time of our conflict with Saddam and the Iraqis, the Coen brothers made two films so bad they closed up shop to recharge. At least, that’s the story ‘round these parts.
Hearing Stanley Kubrick’s voice on the new Criterion edition of his coruscating anti-war melodrama ‘Paths of Glory’ is like listening to a ghost; not because the director has been dead for over a decade, but because he said so little in public when he was alive. It’s one of the characteristic delights of a marvelous [...]
Episode 149 – HEREAFTER / WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS / An Interview with ENTER THE VOID’s Nathaniel Brown
On this week’s podcast Gareth and I talk about the beautiful and heartfelt new film by Clint Eastwood HEREAFTER, the overlooked satire WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS, and our guest is Nathaniel Brown, star of the extraordinary ENTER THE VOID
In my quest to determine my favorite horror films, it’s become increasingly clear that I have no idea what constitutes horror. Don’t Look Now? Hour of the Wolf? The Shout? Roman Polanski’s 1968 classic Rosemary’s Baby seemed like a no-brainer to me, but rewatching, it’s slightly scarier than Bride of Frankenstein, and it’s not as [...]
Has any canonized auteur been met with such furious confusion as Jean-Luc Godard? Even well-studied Godardians disagree on his meanings and periods and politics. Which means there’s no way I’m going to “get” everything on my first viewing, so anxiety-free I finally completed Godard’s New Wave output. I haven’t seen them all in order (Made [...]
TFT 141 – A Big Thank You / From the Archives: Francis Ford Coppola Interviewed Running Time: 48 minutes 55 seconds – 22.5mb mp3 Subscribe to the Podcast – Follow TFT on Twitter – Go to the Facebook Page
Looking for work can be a depressing prospect, (as listeners to the show will know I’m leaving Nashville for other climes), so thank goodness today that I stumbled across this amazing find – the unaired Orson Welles Talk Show Pilot. I love these clips for so many reasons – but the one I’ll highlight is [...]
In the 90′s and 00′s, a group of international directors began to shape a new genre of cinema . . . unaware of each other or the synthesis they were fumbling towards. They were filmmakers from cinematically-marginalized countries such as Vietnam, Hungary, South Korea, Iran, Taiwan, Mexico, and Thailand. They admired the plot-light, mood-heavy cinema [...]
Nashville historic Belcourt Theatre continues to impress with astute scheduling choices. Consider last Sunday’s rare screening of Jean Eustache’s 3 1/2 hour The Mother and the Whore, Tarr Bela’s nearly 8 hour Satantango screening from a few years back, and the upcoming Akira Kurosawa 12 film retrospective.
If Kurosawa were alive today, he would be 100 years old; and that is reason enough for the Belcourt to screen 12 of his films. There’s nothing necessarily astute about a Kurosawa retrospective –after all, he’s the undisputed king of art house cinema. What makes the Belcourt’s summer-long retrospective so special is the films they selected. . . and the films they left out.
TFT 130 – TRASH HUMPERS / Harmony Korine Interviewed – – – TFT 130 running time: 31 minutes 43 seconds TRASH HUMPERS starts at 3 minutes 15 seconds Harmony Korine Interview starts at 14 minutes 48 seconds – – – TRASH HUMPERS is at the Belcourt Theatre May 28th TRASH HUMPERS – Official Site
UPDATE: You can listen to our Harmony Korine interview here: TFT 130 – TRASH HUMPERS / Harmony Korine Interviewed – – – We’ll be interviewing Harmony Korine on today’s show – if you’re a fan of his aesthetic world view than you’ll want to check out two films he’s picked to screen at the Belcourt [...]
Whenever I’m feeling down I find a few minutes of Herzog perks me right up – in this video I recommend watching closely at Werner’s reaction to the interviewer’s suggestion that Nicolas Cage might be a ‘bad actor’, (about 3 and a half minutes in).
TFT 124 – Jim Barham / FOR THE SAKE OF THE SONG / Steven Condon / The Shawn and Hobby Band / RADIO ON / Nashville Film Festival Day 7
TFT 124 – Jim Barham / FOR THE SAKE OF THE SONG / Steven Condon / The Shawn and Hobby Band / RADIO ON / Nashville Film Festival Day 7 – – – DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: FOR THE SAKE OF THE SONG / THE SHAWN AND HOBBY BAND GET THE iPHONE APP – FREE [...]
TFT 122 – Steve James / NO CROSSOVER / Peter Wiedensmith / RAW FAITH / 2010 Nashville Film Festival Day 5
TFT 122 – Steve James / NO CROSSOVER / Peter Wiedensmith / RAW FAITH / 2010 Nashville Film Festival Day 5 – – – DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: STEVE JAMES / NO CROSSOVER / PETER WIEDENSMITH / RAW FAITH GET THE iPHONE APP – FREE TILL APRIL 22ND VISIT OUR DEDICATED 2010 NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL [...]