Episode 21: VIFF 2019

17Oct

Sean and Evan and Melissa and Lawrence discuss some of the films they saw at the 2019 Vancouver International Film festival. Movies discussed include: Amanda (Mikhaël Hers), Wet Season (Anthony Chen), I Was at Home, But. . . (Angela Schanelec), Fourteen (Dan Sallitt), The Whistlers (Corneliu Porumboiu), Parasite (Bong Joonho), Young Ahmed (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne), and A Hidden Life (Terrence Malick).

Episode 20: SIFF 2019

13Jun

Sean and Evan discuss some of the films they saw at this year’s Seattle International Film Festival, including neo-giallos from Peter Strickland (In Fabric) and Yann Gonzalez (Knife+Heart), Joan Micklin Silver's shambolic newspaper picture Between the Lines, Radu Jude's I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians, James Mason supercut Invest in Failure (Notes on Film 06-C, Monologue 03), Chuck Smith's doc Barbara Rubin and the Exploding NY Underground, Makoto Tezuka's Legend of the Stardust Brothers and more.

Episode 19: VIFF 2018

18Oct

Sean and Evan discuss some of the films they saw at this year's Vancouver International Film Festival, including Christian Petzold's Transit, a variety of Moody Asian Noirs (Manta Ray, Lush Reeds, A Land Imagined), Bi Gan's Long Day's Journey Into Night, Ulrich Köhler's In My Room, Derek Chiu's No. 1 Chung Ying Street and Jodie Mack's The Grand Bizarre.

Episode 18: SIFF 2018

12Jun

Looking back at the just-concluded Seattle International Film Festival, Sean, Evan and Ryan discuss Paul Schrader's First Reformed, Claire Denis's Let the Sunshine In, Vivian Qu's Angels Wear White, and more festival highlights.

Episode 17: 2017 Year in Review

30Dec

Sean, Evan and Ryan get together to talk about some of their favorite movies of 2017. Titles include: Baahubali: The ConclusionThe WorkOn the Beach at Night AloneSleep Has Her HouseGood TimeMother!, Phantom ThreadResident Evil: The Final Chapter, and Lucky.

Episode 16: The Last jedi

23Dec

We tracked him down and thawed Mike out of his carbonite prison for this special episode all about Star Wars and The Last Jedi. Topics include but are not limited to: Porgs, galactic capitalism and the flaws inherent in the Republic, Ron Howard, wipes, and Mike's dog.

Episode 15: VIFF 2017 Recap

17Oct

We talk about many of the movies we saw at the Vancouver International Film Festival. Films discussed include: Maison du bonheur, Milla, Caniba, 24 Frames, Claire's Camera, The Square, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, the Future//Present program (Fail to Appear, Mass for Shut-Ins, Still Night Still Light, Prototype, Black Cop, Scaffold, Forest Movie), Faces Places, Top of the Lake: China Girl, 120 Beats per Minute, Bad Genius, Wonderstruck, The Florida Project, and SPL: Paradox.

Episode 14: True Grit

30Aug

Fresh from Melissa introducing the film at the Pickford Film Center in Bellingham, we talk about three versions of True Grit: the 1968 novel by Charles Portis, the 1969 film version directed by Henry Hathaway and starring John Wayne, Kim Darby and Glen Campbell, and the 2010 adaptation by the Coen Brothers, with Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld and Matt Damon.

Episode 13: SIFF 2017 Part Two

16Jun

The 2017 Seattle International Film Festival has come to an end and Sean, Evan and Ryan get together to talk about what they saw, what they liked and didn’t like among the festival's archival presentations and new releases. Film discussed include: The Dumb Girl of Portici, Taste of Cherry, Love and Duty, Brainstorm, A Ghost Story, Nocturama, Columbus, Godspeed, Gook and Mr. Long.

Episode 12: SIFF 2017 Part One

31May

Halfway through the 2017 Seattle International Film Festival, Sean, Melissa, Evan and Ryan get together to talk about what they've seen, what they liked, didn't like and are looking forward to as the festival moves into its final two weeks. Film discussed include: Yourself and Yours, Person to Person, Sami Blood, Searchers, Dawson City: Frozen Time, Knife in the Clear Water, Beach Rats, Maurice, Vampire Cleanup department, Cook Up a Storm, God of War, By the Time it Gets Dark, The Unknown Girl, Finding Kukan, and Bad Black.

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