Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Ep. 125 - My Own Man (The Graduate vs. Fight Club)

On this episode the new Netflix documentary MY OWN MAN has us questioning our own manhood and the only answers we could find were by looking to our elders in cinema with 1967’s THE GRADUATE taking on 1999’s FIGHT CLUB. Hopefully Mrs. Robinson and Tyler Durden can drag us kicking and screaming into manhood, but before that, host Chris Maynard spoke with director David Sampliner about masculinity and his great new documentary film MY OWN MAN.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Ep. 124 - Life Itself (Finding Vivian Maier vs. Actress)

On this episode we celebrate an idol to everyone on this podcast in Roger Ebert and the documentary format he championed, by discussing LIFE ITSELF, which is new to Netflix streaming. This is another big episode as the two older films aren’t that old (both are documentary films from 2014) with FINDING VIVIAN MAIER vs. ACTRESS as we explore life in front of and behind the camera. Also as an extra bonus after our debate, we have an interview with the director of ACTRESS, Robert Greene.

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Ep. 123 - It Follows (Wings of Desire vs. Following)


On this episode we follow the first 2015 critical sensation IT FOLLOWS with two films that aren’t very much like IT FOLLOWS but have a following theme in WINGS OF DESIRE vs. FOLLOWING and are members of The Criterion Collection. But as you will see in our reviews of these three films, the new horror movie is by far the most deserving of that status.

We also shamelessly plug our website FollowingFilms.com.

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Ep. 122 - Faults (Martha Marcy May Marlene vs. Sound of My Voice)

On this episode we join up with three different cults, two are old hat at this point, both Sundance darlings of 2011 in MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE and SOUND OF MY VOICE. This extreme podcasting decision was made with the controlling guidance of new release FAULTS. But before we fully commit to this cult movie decision we try the Kool-Aid of Netflix's new original series UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT and let Tangible Teddy gripe about the death of video stores.

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Ep. 121 - Listen Up Philip (Deathtrap vs. Swimming Pool)


We go on a writers' retreat with two older films and two sets of dueling writers, Michael Caine and Christopher Reeve in the comedic thriller DEATHTRAP going up against the sexy cat fighting led by Charlotte Rampling in SWIMMING POOL. This duel where the weapons of choice are typewriters and word processors has been inspired by a film new to DVD, Blu-Ray, and various VOD services in LISTEN UP PHILIP.

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Ep. 120 - October Gale (Port of Shadows vs. Dogville)

On this episode we join strangers who arrive in small but equally strange communities and how they shape or are shaped by them. Unfortunately we are not talking ROAD HOUSE, but we do have a 1938 French film in PORT OF SHADOWS going up against Lars Von Trier's DOGVILLE. So... basically the same thing as ROAD HOUSE. This pairing has been inspired by the new release OCTOBER GALE from writer/director Ruba Nadda, who joins us to talk about her work.


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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Ep. 119 - The Trouble with the Truth (Before Sunrise vs. Before Midnight)

On this episode we are inspired by THE TROUBLE WITH THE TRUTH, which recently hit Amazon streaming, to have a long talk about romance in films where couples have long talks. The two older films that we picked are Richard Linklater’s BEFORE SUNRISE and BEFORE MIDNIGHT, the first and third in a trilogy which perfectly fits our format as we debate how time has changed our perceptions of the two films and the characters as they have progressed. To do so we bring in the wife of one of our hosts to get a female point of view and to have our own version of a married couple having a long conversation in podcast form. But before all of that, we got to speak with the writer and director of THE TROUBLE WITH THE TRUTH, Jim Hemphill, about the inspiration for the project and his creative influences.


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Monday, March 2, 2015

Ep. 118 - My Life Directed By Nicolas Winding Refn (Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse vs. American Movie)

In this episode we are directed by Nicolas Winding Refn to have a theme inspired by MY LIFE DIRECTED BY NICOLAS WINDING REFN. That direction leads us to the films HEARTS OF DARKNESS: A FILMMAKER'S APOCALYPSE and AMERICAN MOVIE, as we see that both someone at the top and bottom of their field can be driven mad by the passion and pitfalls of seeing their dream film through to completion.

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Ep. 117 - Maps To The Stars (Sunset Boulevard vs. The Player)

On this episode we are haunted by Hollywood, much like the characters in David Cronenberg's new film MAPS TO THE STARS. The only way we can see to exorcise these demons is by tackling two of the classics on this subject with Billy Wilder's SUNSET BOULEVARD taking on Robert Altman's THE PLAYER. Wilder. Altman. Cronenberg. The only clear winner in this episode is us.

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