Episode 18: SIFF 2018


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


The Frances Farmer Show #11: A Quiet Passion, Chungking Express and Fallen Angels


After a lengthy absence, The Frances Farmer Show returns as Melissa and Sean take a quick look at some films playing on Seattle Screens, including a preview of Terence Davies's Emily Dickinson biopic A Quiet Passion, which opens here on May 5th. They also discuss Wong Kar-wai's mid-90s masterpieces Chungking Express and Fallen Angels.


Episode 10: Three and Shock Corridor


This week Mike and Sean, for the third time, trek out to downtown Seattle to catch the opening night of the new Johnnie To film, the hospital-set thriller Three, with Louis Koo, Zhao Wei and Wallace Chung. Paired with it is another thriller set in a hospital, Samuel Fuller's 1963 Shock Corridor, about a journalist who goes undercover in a mental institution and comes unglued.


Special Episode: Oki’s Movie


On this special episode of The Frances Farmer Show, recorded last summer for another podcast which ended up not being published, Sean talks about director Hong Sangsoo with Thomas Prieto and Ty Landis, specifically focusing on Hong's 2010 film Oki's Movie.


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