The crew reunites after festival crazyness to look ahead at the slim month of November and though it’s slim in number of releases, Dale (Digital Doodles), Colleen and I discover that there a couple of biggies on the horizon.
And there may or may not have been a fez invasion…
I wasn’t quite able to keep up the fervered pitch with which the first few dispatched from the festival emerged, too busy with movies and stuff, but we did manage to sneak in one final show. A sort of festival wrap complete with hastily scribbled top tens, this was recorded on the streets on Vancouver mere minutes after the closing gala of Holy Motors.
I’m joined by now podcast regular Bill Harris, new comer Richard Scheib and our friend Lisa to countdown our favourites of the fest along with a couple of stinkers.
In the shuffle of enjoying what is possibly the last VIFF at Empire Granville, we lost Zack Mosley but I caught up with him later for his best and worst of the fest which you can find tucked under the seats.
On today’s show, Bill Harris and Adrian Charlie join me for a recap of the first official day of the festival. We touch on award favorite Rust and Bone, Pablo Larrain’s No and the batshit crazy documentary The Ambassador.
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It’s almost VIFF time in Vancouver but until the festival kicks off at the end of the month, we will be parttaking in at least a handful of offerings for September. This time around Dale (Digital Doodles), Colleen and I dig through the stack of releases to find a few not-so-hidden gems. Surprisingly, few titles appeal to all three of us this month.
Life and roller derby got in the way of a July preview but Dale (Digital Doodles), Colleen and I find found a bit of time to get together this past week to look ahead at the collection of movies that make up the August release schedule. There’s a moment of digression early on but we manage to get through the month with few other distractions and for TV lovers, we spend the last 40 minutes talking good, if not great, TV.
Though on first glance April is looking a little light on goodness, more than a passing glance revels quite a stash of stuff to get excited about including the eagerly anticipated Cain the the Woods. Apparently I’m not the only one who can’t resist the pull of Whedon. But there’s more than that and Dale (Digital Doodles), Colleen (Mary Ostler Wood Butchery & Other Stuff) and I find a few other titles that peak our interest. Take me to space!
In a strange turn of events, this month’s preview rivals the Cinecast in length. Coming in just over the two hour mark, this is what happens when Dale (Digital Doodles), Colleen (Mary Ostler Wood Butchery & Other Stuff) and I chat movies opening in March and let ourselves muse on good TV, piracy and reading. We don’t even venture into Oscar talk! Apparently we need to meet more than once a month.
Yes, this is about five days late, considering we’re talking as if we’re still in 2011 but alas, here we are in 2012 and our first podcast of the year of the end of the world. Dale (Digital Doodles), Colleen (Mary Ostler Wood Butchery & Other Stuff) and I look ahead to the heaps of movies opening and expanding in January.