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80% of the crew for Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman were women. For this episode, I needed the perspective and insights from two of the smartest women I know. Returning guest Kate Blair and newcomer Sharon Gissy join me to discuss this remarkable (and oftentimes challenging) Belgian director that completely changed European cinema back in the mid-70s. We talk about six Chantal Akerman films she’s made mostly in chronological order and several are available on the Criterion Channel. Just a heads up we had technical difficulties for the last 20 minutes so the show had to be cut a bit shorter than usual but I explain in the episode once we reach the outro. We start with her short film debut and end on her poignant documentary News From Home. Similar themes and ideas pop up along the way. For the what we watched recently segment, titles include Rachel Getting Married, Psycho Goreman, Last Year At Marienbad and QAnon: Into The Storm. Thank you so much to my wonderful guests for coming on to talk about a truly special filmmaker. Also just a heads up that the next episode on Louis Malle may not come out until the very end of May due to busy schedules from both myself and the guests. 00:00 - 08:30 - Introduction 08:31 - 09:25 - What We Watched Song 09:26 - 35:35 - What We Watched Recently 35:36 - 36:39 - Director Song 36:40 - 02:03:22 - Chantal Akerman Discussion 02:03:23 - 02:08:32 - Top Three Akerman Films / Outro Portrait Of A Young Girl At The End Of 60s In Brussels:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ijI-wOhbQo Watch Chantal Akerman Films:https://www.criterionchannel.com/directed-by-chantal-akerman-2 Mental Filmness Festival Hosted By Sharon:https://mentalfilmness.comhttps://www.facebook.com/mentalfilmness Voices & Visions Reviews From Sharon:https://www.voicesvisions.net/reviews/tag/sharongissy Letterboxd Reviews From Kate:https://letterboxd.com/selective_kate Voices & Visions Reviews From Kate:https://www.voicesvisions.net/reviews/tag/kateblair Follow Me On Letterboxd (but not on Twitter ever again):https://letterboxd.com/jimlaczkowski/list/episode-187-chantal-akerman
After a slew of bonus episodes, we return to our regularly scheduled program all the way up until the summer. Film Junk’s very own Sean Dwyer and Frank Knezic return to the show for an energetic conversation about a fascinating filmmaker by the name of David O’Russell. No stranger to controversy but also one of the better directors of screwball-style comedy out there. We focus on the majority of his work including Three Kings and then the award-winning romantic dramedy Silver Linings Playbook. But we also bring up each of his films throughout the entire conversation as expected. During the newly dubbed, “what we watched recently” segment, I review another time loop teen drama called The Map of Tiny Pretty Things while Sean caught up with the action-side of that premise with Boss Level. Frank briefly goes through his recent viewings of The Nutty Professor, Raya and the Last Dragon and Attack Of The Murder Hornets. Lastly, I quickly mention that I couldn’t help but enjoy Soliel Moon Frye’s documentary, Kid 90. As always, it was a complete blast talking to two podcasters who are partially responsible for me getting into podcasting in the first place.  00:00 - 07:08 - Introduction07:09 - 08:25 - What We Watched Song08:26 - 34:25 - What We Watched Recently34:26 - 36:07 - Director Song36:08 - 01:20:44 - Three Kings + Silver Linings Playbook01:20:45 - 01:54:44 - Other O’Russell Films01:54:45 - 02:05:43 - Top 3 O’Russell Films / Outro Share This Episode With Others:http://directorsclubpodcast.com/blog/episode186 Follow Frank On Letterboxd:https://letterboxd.com/dirrrtyfrank/ Follow Sean On Letterboxd:https://letterboxd.com/filmjunk/ Subscribe to the great Film Junk Podcast:https://filmjunk.com Check Out Premium Episodes Of Film Junk:https://filmjunk.bandcamp.com Letterboxd Ranking:https://letterboxd.com/nowplayingjim/list/episode-186-david-orussell
So you might remember him as Arnie from Christine and that's where I first became aware of the terrific talent of one writer/director/actor extraordinaire Keith Gordon. He's been on Voices + Visions / Director's Club a few times now, thus beginning a yearly tradition where we check in and take the opportunity to nerd out about cinema of years past. Get out a notepad to jot down some of the titles discussed on this episode, as well as check out the list on Letterboxd. The last time we spoke, we discussed underrated films of the 90s. This time we go back yet another decade to discuss the 70s and how incredible of a time it was to be a cinephile. Some titles might be familiar but a few were new to me. We have a wonderful discussion as always so if you've been a fan of our other talks, I have no doubt you'll enjoy the latest one as well. Check out the previous KG episodes / lists below! Underrated Films Of The 1990s:letterboxd.com/nowplayingjim/list/underrated-films-from-the-1990s/ Underrated Films Of The 1980s:letterboxd.com/nowplayingjim/list/underrated-films-from-the-1980s/ Check Out The Pure Cinema Podcast (w/QT) Mentioned:https://thenewbev.com/blog/2021/03/pure-cinema-podcast-qt-movie-club/
What started back six years ago with 1985 continues. This time it’s one entire episode instead of split into two: all six hours plus of an annual tradition co-starring yours truly, Collin Souter and Erik Childress as we run down nearly every film that came out thirty years ago. This time it’s all about 1991! If you’re a fan of nostalgia, sound clips, trailers, 1991 songs, laugh out loud moments and memories, then you’re in for a treat. Granted we don’t cover every single title but as always, we come pretty close. To follow along with our resource / guide, feel free to click on this link. See you in a year when we’ll do it all again for the following year and thank you so much for listening and for the support. Footnote: this year we weren't able to record in person obviously so the sound quality may not be as strong as previous years. Follow us all on Letterboxd:http://letterboxd.com/nowplayingjimhttp://letterboxd.com/cdsouterhttp://letterboxd.com/erikthemovieman
It's been a long while since I was contacted about possible interviews, probably because there has been a lot going in the world or more than likely, I've been too busy to reply every single one. Well here are two I simply did not want to pass up because I thoroughly enjoyed the films we discuss. First up, as you heard during Episode 185, I sang the praises of I Blame Society, the latest from Gillian Wallace Horvat. For 15 minutes, we talk about what it was like making one of the year's best films so far and a whole lot more. Right after that, a longer discussion ensues with Mike P. Nelson who previously helmed The Domestics, a favorite from Cinepocalypse where it premiered here in Chicago. This time, he's responsible for a terrific remake / reboot of Wrong Turn. Surprisingly enough, this updating comes from the original screenwriter as well making some big changes along the way. Thanks so much to my great, very talented guests for their insights and delights. A couple more bonus episodes are coming before the next director-centric episode in mid-March. 00:00 - 06:35 - Intro 06:36 - 20:25 - Gillian Wallace Horvat (I Blame Society) 20:26 - 52:02 - Mike P. Nelson (Wrong Turn 2021) 52:03 - 52:59 - Outro My Review Of I Blame Society:https://www.voicesvisions.net/reviews/society Rent I Blame Society:https://crankedupfilms.com/iblamesociety Wrong Turn (2021):https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9110170/ Vidiots - Donate and Save Their Store:https://www.vidiotsfoundation.org Switchblade Sisters Podcast (w/Gillian): https://maximumfun.org/episodes/switchblade-sisters/episode-171-to-die-for-with-i-blame-society-director-gillian-wallace-horvat/  
Chicago filmmaker and friend Sean Pierce returns to the podcast to discuss a Swedish director unlike any other. His choice was Roy Andersson and after seeing the majority of his work, I now understand why there is so much acclaim. It’s pretty much nothing but praise all-around particularly for a film that he made early in his career which will also be brought when I talk to Keith Gordon in a week or so. Sean and I had a blast catching up with lots of fun digressions along the way. We should’ve broken this up into vignettes / segments with quirky music in the background but really, Andersson’s films have to be seen to be believed. They’re an acquired taste but both Sean and I hope you acquire it. For the What We Watched segment, we also review I BLAME SOCIETY, IN AND OF ITSELF as well as FALLING & LAST AND FIRST MEN. 00:00 - 13:00 - Introduction13:01 - 51:05 - What We Watched This Week51:06 - 52:26 - Director Song52:27 - 01:30:08 - Roy Andersson Discussion01:30:09 - 01:48:59 - A Swedish Love Story01:49:00 - 02:09:49 - Top 3 Films / Outro Sean’s Work:https://seanmpierce.com/personal Patrick’s Work:https://vimeo.com/user27805792 A Swedish Love Story:https://www.curzonartificialeye.com/a-swedish-love-storySean on Letterboxd:https://letterboxd.com/seanmpierce/
Episode 184 (technically episode 276 if you count bonus episodes) consists of something special - something we’ve never done before in the history of this show. A collaborative top ten list curated by the two individuals that started this show a decade ago. Normally, we fight and bicker but there’s just a little bit of that this time. Patrick Ripoll and I decided to happily piece together our very favorite films from the Obama Era which is essentially when we hosted this show together, on and off. These particular selections were released between 2009-2016 and a lot of familiar favorites do come up, but there are also surprises along the way. For the first four hours everything went smoothly, but as you’ll hear, there’s a bit of a change at the four-hour mark as we concluded due to technical difficulties. No worries, you’ll get to hear most of our decisions, justifications and opinions on what the ten best films are from the years 2009-2016, back when things were a bit brighter in the world. We did this to cheer ourselves up and it worked! No time tracks this time since it’s all about the master list and getting it down to ten titles. Happy 10th anniversary to this show and thank you all for listening to me and Patrick ramble on for over four hours about some of our favorite films.  The Master List:http://bit.ly/dcobamaFollow Patrick:https://letterboxd.com/patrickripoll Listen to his show!http://www.nowplayingnetwork.net/tracksofthedamnedCheck out the last anniversary special:http://www.directorsclubpodcast.com/blog/50favoritefilms
For the first 10th anniversary special of Director’s Club, you get 6 hours and 45 minutes of me and Bill Ackerman talking about our 50 favorite films of all time. Granted, we did end up spending a little time before that revealing our favorites from 2020 as well, but for the most part you get to learn about what each of us think are all-timers when it comes to movies we love. Some have changed for me including my #1. Towards the end of the month, you’ll get a second anniversary special featuring Patrick Ripoll, original co-host for a surprise edition that should be quite different than anything we’ve done before. (Which means you’re likely to at least get a total of ten hours of content for January). My full of 100 favorites is available at Letterboxd but don’t spoil the fun, listen to the episode first to see what has changed these past five years since I last revised the list. Be sure to subscribe to Bill’s spectacular show, Supporting Characters. Catch up with all the episodes from the past and stay tuned for more in the future! Thank you so much for supporting Director’s Club this past decade and looking forward to at least another year’s worth of new episodes. See you in a couple of weeks for one more anniversary special - Jim 00:00 - 06:28 - Intro06:29 - 51:59 - Favorites From 202052:00 - 03:13:07 - Favorite Films #50-#2603:13:08 - 05:21:24 - Favorite Films #25-#1105:21:25 - 06:44:30 - Favorite Films #10-#1 06:44:31 - 06:47:31 - Outro
BE SURE TO LISTEN TO THE VERY END FOR A SURPRISE CAMEO!  For the last official episode of 2020, I brought on two very special guests from one of my new favorite podcasts, Screen Drafts to talk about one of my favorite writer/directors, James L. Brooks. The great Clay Keller and Ryan Marker join me to discuss his entire filmography since it’s relatively small (unless you count his work in TV) and focus mainly on our love for his first two films. One of which is not only my favorite screenplay of all time but Clay’s favorite movie of all time. Early on, we also provide quick reviews on TIME, PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN and WILD MOUNTAIN THYME! What a great way to end the year and be sure to stay subscribed for two very special anniversary episodes in January! Obviously, I expect all of you to subscribe to Screen Drafts if you haven’t yet. 00:00 - 15:30 - Introduction15:31 - 37:03 - What We Watched This Week37:04 - 38:07 - Director Song38:08 - 01:33:11 - Terms of Endearment + Broadcast News 01:33:12 - 01:57:34 - The Rest Of His Films01:57:35 - 02:10:02 - Top Three / Outro / Surprise! Screen Drafts:https://screendrafts.libsyn.com/ https://twitter.com/ScreenDrafts https://letterboxd.com/screendrafts/ https://www.patreon.com/screendrafts
After being inspired by Patrick’s foray into commentary tracks with his great show as well as Mike White of The Projection Booth’s version of this on the new Arrow Blu-Ray, I decided it was time to give this a try with a little help from a friend. Erik Childress (of Movie Madness) joins me to talk about one of the great science fiction films of the 1980s, The Last Starfighter. Definitely one of those titles I watched repeatedly that still holds up and has a special place in my heart. Cue up your Blu-Ray or streaming platform and join us! We certainly bring up interesting facts along the way but also share personal stories too. I recommend watching along with us but you can also listen to this as a separate podcast. This episode will be in the regular feed as a sample of things to come over on the Director’s Club Patreon which I’m finally going to be updating on a regular basis. So if you want future commentary tracks and supplemental material you’ll have to join the family over there please. Really excited for you to hear this because The Last Starfighter meant so much to me as a kid as you’ll hear and huge gratitude to Erik for joining me on this adventure to Rylos and beyond! 00:00 - 03:07 - Introduction03:08 - 01:51:13 - Commentary Track01:51:14 - 01:55:06 - OutroBuy the new Last Starfighter Arrow Blu-Ray:https://www.diabolikdvd.com/product/the-last-starfighter-arrow-us-blu-ray/
In contrast to the last episode, this time we cover the work of someone more recent and with a much smaller filmography. Since all four films touch upon similar themes, culminating in what's now considered a masterpiece, we chronologically cover the work of French filmmaker Celine Sciamma starting with Water Lillies and ending with Portrait of a Lady on Fire. Joining me on the journey are returning guests Ryan McNeil of the Matinee Cast as well as friend and film writer Kate Blair. In addition, the what we watched segment covers a lot of ground as well ranging from Basket Case to The Offence and much more! 00:00 - 11:10 - Introduction 11:11 - 11:59 - What We Watched Song 12:00 - 40:36 - What We Watched This Week 40:37 - 41:24 - Director Song 41:25 - 02:16:50 - Director Discussion (all 4 films) 02:16:51 - 02:33:21 - Outro Support Jim’s latest endeavor to help music venues during the pandemic: https://justafan.bandcamp.com Follow Kate:https://letterboxd.com/selective_kate/ Follow Ryan:https://www.thematinee.ca
Every October, we try to go above and beyond the call of duty. For one of the most insane years in recent history, it only made sense to finally tackle another Italian horror master by the name of Lucio Fulci. I needed help with some very special returning guests by the names of Patrick Ripoll and Gabe Powers, both host their own shows on the Now Playing Network as well. It was difficult to narrow down our discussion to the main essentials but we do start out talking about his Giallo work with A LIZARD IN A WOMAN’S SKIN followed by what most consider to be his masterwork, THE BEYOND. Lots of other titles are of course mentioned along the way due to his extensive filmography. We also cover a few titles during the what we watched segment including THE WOLF OF SNOW HOLLOW, DR. JEKYLL AND SISTER HYDE, and WITCHTRAP. 00:00 - 06:19 - Introduction06:20 - 07:02 - What We Watched Song07:03 - 01:02:45 - What We Watched This Week01:02:46 - 01:04:01 - Director Song01:04:02 - 02:02:51 - A Lizard In A Woman’s Skin02:02:52 - 02:43:46 - The Beyond02:43:47 - 03:09:09 - Other Titles03:09:10 - 03:18:41 - Top 3 Fulci / Outro Patrick Bromley Ranks 21 Fulci Horror Films:https://bloody-disgusting.com/editorials/3550177/zombies-slashers-ghosts-extreme-gore-ranking-21-lucio-fulcis-horror-films/   Screen Drafts Picks The Top 7 Fulci Films:https://screendrafts.libsyn.com/lucio-fulci-with-elric-kane-rebekah-mckendrySupporting Characters Interviews Stephen Thrower:http://www.nowplayingnetwork.net/supportingcharacters/episode44 Genre Grinder Hosted By Gabe:https://www.genregrinder.com/Tracks Of The Damned Hosted By Patrick:https://www.nowplayingnetwork.net/tracksofthedamned/s1e12
Returning guest Bill Ackerman of Supporting Characters joins me to discuss the fascinating career of Bob Clark, best known for his work on two very different Christmas classics. However, we went a different route focusing mainly on his Vietnam horror gem, Deathdream as well as the film that kick-started an entire genre of sex comedies. No, not Loose Cannons, it’s the original Porky’s. In addition for the what we watched segment, Bill reviews one of several of new films this year from Abel Ferrera with Tommaso. Jim catches up with the latest from Christopher Nolan (not sure if you’ve heard about it) as well I’m Thinking Of Ending Things from Charlie Kaufman now available on Netflix. Have no fear, later in the show we of course discuss Bob Clark’s beloved A Christmas Story, Black Christmas in addition to the hard-to-find Tribute w/Jack Lemmon. 00:00 - 15:10 - Introduction 15:11 - 16:27 - What We Watched Song 16:28 - 1:06:23 - What We Watched This Week 1:06:24 - 1:07:26 - Director Song 1:07:27 - 2:09:49 - Deathdream + Porky’s 2:09:50 - 2:48:27- Other Clark Films 2:48:28 - 2:52:25 - Top 3 Clark Films / Outro For two longer dissections of Clark’s Christmas films, check out this excellent podcast here:http://www.nowplayingnetwork.net/christmasmoviesactually/episode1http://www.nowplayingnetwork.net/christmasmoviesactually/episode14
Welcome to a special bonus episode of Director’s Club, here to celebrate the work of filmmaker Amy Seimetz who I had the pleasure of talking with on two separate occasions. After the introduction, I present the most recent conversation I had with Amy about her new film She Dies Tomorrow which I had a very strong response to as you’ll hear.  Then halfway through you can hear our discussion from last year about horror films, Pet Sematary and more! Please support this talented writer/director/actress by renting or purchasing She Dies Tomorrow on VOD and share your praise on social media. Thank you to Neon for putting out this terrific work of art and to Amy for her time both this year and last year.00:00 - 07:36 - Introduction07:37 - 23:14 - Interview with Amy (2020)23:15 - 44:57 - Interview with Amy (2019)Rent / Purchase She Dies Tomorrow Today:https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11614912https://neonrated.com/films/she-dies-tomorrow
Ever heard of a director named Steven Spielberg? Didn't think so. But maybe you did hear us talk about him about five years ago when we did a two-parter on the beloved blockbuster filmmaker. First we had Collin on to talk about films pre-Jurassic Park. Then we had Erik on to talk about films leading all the way to Munich. This time I recruited both of my friends and former guests to talk about the third act of Spielberg's career, anything post-Munich. We wanted to mainly review two films that represent him at this time so we went with the prestige Oscar-winning Lincoln as well as the virtual adventure Ready Player One. We at least all three agree on one of these. Then from there we go through a few more titles worth mentioning before revealing our top five favorite Spielberg films. During the what we watched segment, Collin reviews Cousins, Erik reviews Hamilton and Jim reviews the latest film from Amy Seimetz, She Dies Tomorrow. Thank you for all listening and we'll see you in September! 00:00 -17:00 - Introduction
 17:01 - 39:51 - What We Watched 
 39:52 - 40:29 - Director Song
 40:30 - 01:45:14 - General Thoughts + Lincoln + Ready Player 1 01:45:15 - 01:59:59 - Other Spielberg Titles We Recommend
 02:00:00 - 02:15:35 - Top 5 Spielberg / Outro
It has been about nine years since this director was discussed on the podcast so when Keeping It Reel’s very own David J. Fowlie expressed interest in coming on the show and brought up the name Peter Weir, how could I resist being such a fan of this Australian director's work as you’ll probably recall from way back. Doing this recording certainly has sparked an interest in returning to other directors of the past for next year since a lot of new insights and observations come up this time. We also focus on two different titles this time, reviewing Weir’s back-to-back successes with Harrison Ford. First up we talk about the thriller/romance Witness then the follow-up written by Paul Schrader, The Mosquito Coast. Of course we bring up other titles later on. In addition, we talk about the passing of two directors as of late and touch upon Milos Forman’s Hair and Spike Lee’s latest Da Five Bloods!Also, forgot to edit in the fact that Nicolas Roeg is English, not Australian, my bad. And if you want to hear more extensive thoughts on The Last Wave and Fearless, check the links below for the previous episode as well. Huge thanks to David for coming on the show and stay tuned for a new episode towards the end of July featuring returning guests Collin Souter & Erik Childress! Stay safe everyone! 00:00 - 29:32 - Introduction29:33 - 30:10 - What We Watched Song30:11 - 55:50 - What We Watched (Hair, Da Five Bloods)55:51 - 56:29 - Director Song56:30 - 01:50:34 - Witness + The Mosquito Coast01:50:35 - 02:18:36 - Other Weir Titles02:18:37 - 02:23:30 - Top 3 / Outro 142 Places To Donate For Black Lives MatterDirector's Club PatreonPeter Weir Part OneDavid J. Fowlie On TwitterJim's Letterboxd
With all that's going on in the world right now, it's been hard to focus on new content. I've been actively trying to put Google Docs together of books, resources, organizations and various links to help educate myself further even if that's not enough nor will it bring back the lives of the victims I've named at the top of the show. My hope is that everyone listening is doing some kind of protest / research / action in some capacity. I didn't want to be completely silent in regards to my thoughts. Arguably, they do go on tangents and detours, but I hope the emotion is sincere when I say enough is enough. Took me over ten minutes to process my thoughts after reading a list of names that I've learned about over this past week. After a 12-minute introduction stating similar thoughts in a hopefully coherent fashion, I decided to call up my friend and Chicago film critic Sergio Mims to talk about a vital film that I keep coming back to especially now. Paul Schrader's incredible 1978 crime drama, Blue Collar has become one of my top 20 favorites. I know Bill Ackerman and I once reviewed it at length about five years ago, but I wanted to revisit the film and more importantly talk with Sergio for about an hour about that film along with others that speak to him as well including Killer of Sheep and more. 00:00 - 11:46 - Introduction 11:47 - 01:04:50 - Sergio Mims + Blue Collar 115 Ways To Donate In Support Of Black Lives At This Time Supporting Characters - Sergio Mims Patrick's Review Of Blue Collar Buy Blue Collar On Blu-Ray
Happy Memorial Day 2020. Wow what a year it's been so far. Before Patrick takes a leave of absence, I asked him to come on during my birthday month to discuss one of my favorite filmmakers, the legendary Billy Wilder. Perhaps you've heard of him? Our main reviews include Ace In The Hole & The Apartment but we certainly touch upon a lot of his work from beginning to end including Double Indemnity, Sunset Boulevard and more! During the What We Watched Segment, Patrick discusses Flight Of The Navigator, I mean, a lot of various Giallo films he's been catching up with lately and I inquire about the future of comedy while discovering that both Step Brothers and Burn After Reading are masterpieces. 00:00 - 06:25 - Introduction 06:26 - 11:29 - What We Watched Song 11:30 - 01:11:10 - What We Watched This Week 01:11:11 - 01:12:23 - Director Song 01:12:24 - 02:09:11 - Ace In The Hole + The Apartment 02:09:12 - 02:28:12 - Other Wilder Titles 02:28:13 - 02:33:11 - Top 3 Wilder Films / Outro Follow Patrick On Letterboxd:http://letterboxd.com/patrickripoll Check Out Patrick's Commentary Track Podcast:http://nowplayingnetwork.net/tracksofthedamned
WHY DID THEY MAKE HIM HAVE A WIFE?!! So I had a birthday this week and all I asked as a present from Patrick is to endure my weird sounds and movie talk for 75 minutes. Thankfully he obliged. Before we record our next official episode on Billy Wilder in a couple weeks, it was time to do a quarantine-cast free-form Popcorn Supper-style. We discuss our new and exciting side projects that help raise funds for food banks + charities. Then we go into an in-depth discussion on the weird, wild ride that is Quantum Leap and briefly review a few things we've watched recently including 1BR, Images, Deathstalker II, Zombie High and more! There may be donuts. Fruit is the popcorn of the home - Jim Become a Patreon Patron:http://patreon.com/directorsclub My new project to generate donations:http://gardenonatrampoline.com Patrick's Fundraising Project: https://letterboxd.com/patrickripoll/list/food-bank-fundraising-all-night-request-line/
Our first remote cast in quite awhile but we had an incredible time talking over Skype about one of the all-time greatest British filmmakers, Mike Leigh. We are joined by returning guest Regina Linn who is also a very talented theater actor in their own right. The main reviews are Life is Sweet and Another Year but we also dive deep into his most acclaimed work, Naked. For What We Watched, there are discussions about Cameron Crowe, Six Feet Under, Tales From The Loop and Alex Garland’s DEVS. We all truly hope you are staying safe, strong and sheltered. Talk to you again in about a month! 00:00 - 13:43 - Patrick’s Announcement / Intro13:44 - 14:43 - What We Watched Song14:44 - 01:08:48 - What We Watched This Week01:08:49 - 01:09:51 - Director Song 01:09:52 - 01:55:14 - Mike Leigh / Life Is Sweet01:55:15 - 03:17:00 - Another Year / Naked / Others03:17:01 - 03:25:40 - Top 3 List / OutroLinks:Patrick’s Food Bank Fundraising Request Line Regina’s Essay On Secrets & LiesJim’s New Podcast Obsession
This month, we are joined by the one and only Dave Canfield of ScreenAnarchy & Mindframes Podcast to discuss a truly fascinating filmmaker, Canada’s very own Guy Maddin. We try to get to the bottom of his visual aesthetics, discuss the nature of autobiographical filmmaking and praise several of his short films along the way. The focus this time is on the critically acclaimed The Saddest Music of the World as well as his award-winning docu-fantasia My Winnipeg, which Roger Ebert named one of the best films of the decade. In addition, we talk a lot for the what we watched segment including a psychologically complex body horror drama called Swallow, the recently acclaimed Portrait of a Lady on Fire as well a brief foray into disaster films of the late 90s! This episode has it all and we couldn’t be more grateful to Dave for coming on. See you in about a month! Stay safe and healthy!00:00 - 07:10 - Intro07:11 - 08:31 - What We Watched Song08:32 - 56:23 - What We Watched This Week56:24 - 57:49 - Guy Maddin Song57:50 - 01:55:13 - Saddest Music In The World + My Winnipeg01:55:13 - 02:08:47 - Other Guy Maddin Films02:08:48 - 02:13:23 - Top 3 Favorites / Outro http://www.directorsclubpodcast.com/ Jim's Recent Appearance on The MatineeCast:https://www.thematinee.ca/episode243/
cross-posted at Voices + Visions What started back five years ago with 1985 continues. This time it’s one entire episode instead of split into two: all five and a half hours of an annual tradition co-starring yours truly, Collin Souter and Erik Childress as we run down nearly every film that came out thirty years ago. This time it’s all about 1990! If you’re a fan of nostalgia, sound clips, trailers, 1990 songs, laugh out loud moments and memories, then you’re in for a treat. Granted we don’t cover every single title but as always, we come pretty close. To follow along with our resource / guide, feel free to click on this link. See you in a year when we’ll do it all again and thank you so much for listening and for the support.
Do not attempt to adjust your sets or turn the dial. Those voices you hear don't belong to neither Brad or Al, but original founders and returning hosts Jim and Patrick are back! Yes, after long debates, sleepless nights and several board meetings and PowerPoint presentations, your fearful leaders return to hosting duties. And they've returned with one of their favorite guests, Sergio Mims.  Together they run through the many genres of classic Hollywood filmmaker Anthony Mann. Both Raw Deal and The Furies are the titles focused on initially but several more come up throughout the course of the discussion including Border Incident, Man of The West, Winchester 73' and more! Also returning are the parody songs, the top three lists and the What We Watched segment. Be sure to send us an email, stop by the website and stay tuned to social media for more updates and future plans for the show! 00:00 - 07:06 - Introduction 07:07 - 08:23 - What We Watched Song 08:24 - 55:29 - What We Watched This Week 55:30 - 56:10 - Director Song 56:11 - 01:47:46 - Raw Deal + The Furies01:47:47 - 02:23:28 - Other Mann Films 02:23:29 - 02:31:25 - Top Three Mann Films / Outrohttp://directorsclubpodcast.com
Brad and Al of the Director's Club finish things off as hosts with The Final Chapter of the Bergman 101, where we look at all of the efforts of Ingmar Bergman that made it to a movie screen. Even considering his earlier landmark films, Bergman's scope is wider here than ever: touching on theater, television, the opera, and even Hollywood (in "The Touch"), from period piece noirs abroad to documentaries of his island home, and an epic named "Fanny & Alexander" that just may encompass them all. Long live directors and the clubs to talk about them! [3:08] "The Passion of Anna" ("Anna (Go to Him)", Arthur Alexander) [14:27] "Fårö Document" ("Angel Island", The Brothers Brothers) [22:37] "The Touch" ("Sax Time", the 'Preparation for the Affair' Theme from "The Touch") [38:28] "Cries and Whispers" ("Whisper to a Scream", Icicle Works) [52:56] "Scenes from a Marriage" ("We Got Married", Paul McCartney) [1:16:29] "The Magic Flute" ("Queen of the Night Aria", W.A. Mozart) [1:31:42] "Face to Face" ("Face to Face", Low Pop Suicide) [1:48:49] "The Serpent's Egg" ("Snakes", The Pixies) [2:03:02] "Autumn Sonata" ("Does Your Mother Know", ABBA) [2:19:20] "Fårö Document 1979" ("Island", Badfinger) [2:25:08] "From the Life of the Marionettes" ("World on a String", Neil Young) [2:33:23] "Fanny and Alexander" ("Symphony No. 4 In D Minor", Schumann) [3:10:20] "After the Rehearsal" ("I Was Meant for the Stage", The Decemberists) [3:16:40] "Saraband" ("Grow Old with Me", John Lennon) Outro: It was usually Rufus Thomas' "Let My Baby Ride" (played as the "L'Enteracte" in Leos Carax's amazing film "Holy Motors"), but here it's a song called "There's a Last Time For Everything", by the Division of Laura Lee.
Brad and Al of the Director's Club finish things off as hosts with The Final Chapter of the Bergman 101, where we look at all of the efforts of Ingmar Bergman that made it to a movie screen. Even considering his earlier landmark films, Bergman's scope is wider here than ever: touching on theater, television, the opera, and even Hollywood (in "The Touch"), from period piece noirs abroad to documentaries of his island home, and an epic named "Fanny & Alexander" that just may encompass them all. Long live directors and the clubs to talk about them! [3:08] "The Passion of Anna" ("Anna (Go to Him)", Arthur Alexander) [14:27] "Fårö Document" ("Angel Island", The Brothers Brothers) [22:37] "The Touch" ("Sax Time", the 'Preparation for the Affair' Theme from "The Touch") [38:28] "Cries and Whispers" ("Whisper to a Scream", Icicle Works) [52:56] "Scenes from a Marriage" ("We Got Married", Paul McCartney) [1:16:29] "The Magic Flute" ("Queen of the Night Aria", W.A. Mozart) [1:31:42] "Face to Face" ("Face to Face", Low Pop Suicide) [1:48:49] "The Serpent's Egg" ("Snakes", The Pixies) [2:03:02] "Autumn Sonata" ("Does Your Mother Know", ABBA) [2:19:20] "Fårö Document 1979" ("Island", Badfinger) [2:25:08] "From the Life of the Marionettes" ("World on a String", Neil Young) [2:33:23] "Fanny and Alexander" ("Symphony No. 4 In D Minor", Schumann) [3:10:20] "After the Rehearsal" ("I Was Meant for the Stage", The Decemberists) [3:16:40] "Saraband" ("Grow Old with Me", John Lennon) Outro: It was usually Rufus Thomas' "Let My Baby Ride" (played as the "L'Enteracte" in Leos Carax's amazing film "Holy Motors"), but here it's a song called "There's a Last Time For Everything", by the Division of Laura Lee.
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Created by
Jim Laczkowski
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Jan 4th, 2011
Latest Episode
Apr 21st, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
284
Avg. Episode Length
About 2 hours
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Yes
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Episodic
Language
English

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