Episode 191 – The Films of 2011 with Monte Hellman, Claudia Puig, Glenn Kenny, Carrie Rickey and Armond White
Hard to believe but true – our Films of 2011 Episode is now online! We’re honored to have guests Monte Hellman, Claudia Puig, Glenn Kenny, Carrie Rickey and Armond White on the show, all of whom, I’m sure you’ll agree, bring their own particularly special something to the party. Running time: 1 Hour 17 minutes and [...]
Here it is our Fifth Year Anniversary Special! Includes such items as banter, witticisms, back-talk and reviews of ANONYMOUS and IN TIME. As well as our favorite filmic picks from the past 187 shows, thoughts on Steve Jobs, the end of the film camera and the Most TFT Film of All Time.
Good Lord it’s the 2011 Oscar nominations folks! Listen in nail-biting suspense as Gareth and I discuss the possible winners, possible losers, who should have been nominated, who just doesn’t belong, all that plus thoughts on THE KING’S SPEECH and BLACK SWAN is reconsidered.
This is it folks. Your chance to see the most extraordinary new film I’ve seen in the four years of recording The Film Talk: ENTER THE VOID.
Gareth and I discover the DR. STRANGELOVE of our generation: Chris Morris’ FOUR LIONS. Also SEASON OF THE WITCH and THE GREEN HORNET are mentioned for some reason. Other items of interest: The Big Bear Horro-Fi Festival and 6 Months that Changed a Year.
I’m sure you’ve all been waiting with bated breath for the continuation of last week’s TOP TEN films of 2010 part 1. If you’ve yet to read part 1, go do so, then come back. Good? Before I get to my top 5 of the year, I have to talk about two films I saw [...]
I have a confession to make. I hate writing. . . . . . with every fiber of my being. When I’m staring down a deadline and a blank screen, I’m filled with overwhelming anxiety and a terminal case of the IDontWannas. I think about all the other things I could be doing: Watching a [...]
Here it is – a review of that Apple Store you have to pay to get into, TRON: LEGACY, plus the laugh out loud tragedy of the year TRUE GRIT. All that and our thoughts on the Films of the Year.
I posted a Top Ten/Eleven the other day, but last year was such a rich one at the movies that I knew you, Dear Reader, would ask for more. So, herewith: Films of 09 that I liked, but only just not enough: The Girlfriend Experience (above): The first of two films Soderbergh made this year [...]
Hello there – with my heartfelt thanks to Jett for his magnificent job of minding the store alone for the past few weeks while I had the privilege of matrimonial gallivanting in Godzone, it’s a delight to be back in the world of TFT. I wrote at length before I disappeared about the year gone [...]
Andrei Rublev Before we get too entrenched in the new year, a recap: 2009 was the richest year for US American movies since 1999, when my imagination was captured by ‘Magnolia’, the anti-war film was reinvented with ‘Three Kings’, Michael Mann made his best film so far in ‘The Insider’, ‘The Matrix’ set the bar [...]
‘Ya gots ta move wid’ da times’ Busy times here at TFT – with me in New Zealand and Jett in the Big Sleepy, we’re separated by what Bram Stoker’s Dracula might call ‘oceans of time’ – I’m in tomorrow, he’s in yesterday, and today hasn’t happened yet. The world is changing… But we have [...]
TFT 104 / 28 mb MP3 / 58 minutes / DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: THE FOUNTAIN / AMORES PERROS / QUANTUM OF SOLACE AUSTRALIA / MIAMI VICE / GANGS OF NEW YORK THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD THE THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA THE VILLAGE / ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
There’s an infinite amount of content out there Dear Reader – too many movies to possibly see – so how do ya find the good ones? Your gut feeling, your friends, reviewers you trust – these folks can steer you. But sometimes your gut is wrong, your friends wouldn’t know a Ti West film from [...]
And so we continue cutting together the patchwork of the year’s best film, today’s chapter culled together from the richest moments I’ve seen on screen in 2009 (there will be more, of course): MOMENTS Every part of ‘Sita Sings the Blues’ when the narrating voices contradict each other. When Andreotti in ‘Il Divo’ returns to [...]
[Read the first part of this post here] OVERTURES Three opening sequences have embedded themselves in my mind this year: Youssou N’Dour’s anthemic call, at the beginning of Elizabeth Chai Versalihis’ ‘I Bring What I Love’ to the young people of Africa, tears streaming down his face, asking his people to be guided by their [...]
Earlier in the summer I began an ill-advised attempt at writing haiku (what’s the verb for composing a haiku? Haikuing? Haiku-tecturing? Haiku-grammising?) for the films that have intrigued me this year. The experiment was abruptly ended by an outbreak of good taste, but as we roll into the fourth quarter of 2009, in anticipation of [...]