My, my it’s a surprising episode of TFT for several reasons. Listen as Gareth and I discuss that terribly magnificent and magnificently terrible new Ridley Scott sci-fi actioner PROMETHEUS. Running time: 28 minutes and 52 seconds – 27.8mb
Want to understand the recent Riots in England Dear Listener? Than you must must must start with Joe Cornish’s brilliant sci-fi kitchen-sink action dramedy ATTACK THE BLOCK.
Gonzalo López-Gallego’s APOLLO 18 isn’t just a fun potboiler but an unlabeled conspiracy tape hiding in the wrong VHS sleeve, a straight-faced, paranoid political thriller spawned by the unholy union of THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE and Wikileaks.
I’ve never felt cognitive dissonance like reading my Twitter feed this week—but maybe that was all the cold medicine—seeing nonstop (and counterintuitive) raves for Rupert Wyatt’s blockbuster RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
The problem with making an entire movie about the wonder and torment of lens flares is that the human eye is hardwired to detect artifice.
ERIC WHEELER: Hello! And welcome to the first installment of what we hope will become a long-lasting and beloved niche in the bowels of The Film Talk website: Contributor Crosstalk. The obvious idea here is that we ‘below the line’ talent (to use an industry phrase) clang our heads together and see what movies have [...]
I guess X-MEN: FIRST CLASS was set in the ‘60s to better reflect Matthew Vaughn’s thoughtless patriarchal identification, because it damn sure wasn’t about civil rights, the Cold War, liberation, or the Holocaust, weighty abstracts whittled into icons, the better for Vaughn to pretend his film has some deep, world-historical meaning
It might be imperial to claim Abbas Kiarostami’s best film is his first outside Iran, not in Farsi, and starring an international star—in other words, the one that’s most European—but I have no guilt, because in my universe it’s true: CERTIFIED COPY is the most intellectually and emotionally stirring film I’ve seen since INLAND EMPIRE
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.
When will people learn? Mystery is greater than resolution. Curiosity lured us from hulking mouth-breathers into torture rationalizers—but torture-rationalizers who went to the Moon! Answers just remind us that George Nolfi’s THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU is a work of poorly planned screenwriting about half-forgotten ideas
Most of the time, I’m quite content with my indie and foreign film diet. But every now again, I crave the high-calorie, high-fat content of an EVENT film. These are the films for which you soak up the production diaries; buy tickets for in advance; stay up late for the midnight premiere; pack yourself into [...]
A slightly heated conversation or perhaps you might even call it a podcast review of Darren Aronofsky’s BLACK SWAN and the beautiful new film MONSTERS.
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I’m typing this while sitting on my hotel room bed in sunny downtown Atlanta, preparing myself for four days of geek debauchery. For this is the weekend of Dragon*Con, the world’s largest culture convention — an everlasting gobstopper of science fiction, fantasy, film, television, literature, costuming, podcasting, science!, and more. And this is my Film [...]
We’ll be reviewing INCEPTION on episode 137 – in the meantime here’s some early observations, (spoiler free of course): Best big-budget remake of DREAMSCAPE one could hope for If you’re an average 14-year old US male it will be the greatest film you have ever seen Outside of that demographic? Eh, not so much Joseph [...]
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 [...]
TFT 101 / MP3 30.2mb / 1hr 3min / DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: 2012: IMDB / on TFT: Oh 2012, What Is It About You That Makes Me Love You So? – 2012 – Raising Arizona Mashup ANTICHRIST: IMDB / on TFT: Antichrist Poster Mashup / at The Belcourt GAIA: IMDB / OFFICIAL SITE / [...]
TFT 100 – An Interview with Ben Foster on 'The Messenger' / 'The Box' / Our Favourite Films of the Past 100 Episodes
[I'll be introducing 'The Messenger' at its 7:30 Premiere this Friday here in Nashville at The Belcourt Theatre] In this week’s action-packed, adrenaline-fueled thrill-ride of an episode Gareth and I talk with actor Ben Foster about his experience of making the extraordinary new film The Messenger’, why he wants listeners to write a romantic comedy [...]
Ok, so Gareth got all webby with his post yesterday: The Tuesday Top Five: Anthropomorphic Animals in the Cinema Zoo I say ‘webby’ cause it’s well known that having posts containing numbered lists, such as a Top 5, or ones tied to days of the week, such as Twitter’s Follow Friday, are a quick way [...]
Jul 24, 1999 – CNET News Story – Pixar and Disney Collaborating on a new Tron film: Pixar Studios to remake Disney’s Tron? It set the scene for a generation of hi-tech sci-fi movies and, arguably, inspired some of the best films of the genre. Tron, the legendary Disney movie loved by the thirty-something generation, [...]
Woke up to a gray, dark day here in Nashville. With this in mind I’ve just said to myself: what better way to spend a few hours during this slightly depressing Saturday than at The Belcourt Theatre watching David Cronenberg’s very David Cronenbergian flick ‘The Brood‘?
In this week’s episode: Capitalism – A Love Story / Zombieland / Return of the Living Dead / Wizard of Oz / Dark Crystal Get TFT delivered weekly via iTunes Subscribe to our podcast Subscribe to our blog Follow us on Twitter