Cinecast Episode 469 – Anti-Spoiler

Finally back to business with actual, theatrical reviews. The boys were able to catch two this week with Theodore Melfi’s Hidden Figures and Adam Driver starring in Paterson. For the former, the “Bottle Shock” effect perhaps works in the film’s favor. For the latter, by not spoiling anything, we kind of spoil it; it’ll make sense after a listen. Despite some reminiscing on the passing of one of The Cinecast’s favorite character actors in Miguel Ferrer, we are able to find the bright side and general positivity throughout the rest of the show that also includes a short Watch List of faux documentaries, a film debut from a now well-known and respected director, and… well, the mastication of feces – but at least it was on 35mm. Sit back and enjoy the bus ride!

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Girls on Pop – Episode 10: 2016 Counted Down

2016 has come and gone and though by the year’s half-way mark it looked like it might be one of the poorest movie years in some time, the latter part turned out to be an abundance of riches, offering up more than enough great movies to make up for the mostly dreadful first half.

So what did we think of last year’s movie crop? What turned out to be our favorites and not so faves? On this momentous episode of Girls on Pop – not only is this our first episode of 2017 but also our first in the double digits – I’m joined by newly minted Row Three contributor and all-around awesome movie maven Melissa McDowell (@MelsyTweets) to count down our favourite movies of 2016.

Along the way we also talk about the poor state of women in Hollywood, some of the close calls that didn’t quite make the list and one or two underrated gems just waiting for discovery.

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Cinecast Episode 468 – Most Anticipated Films of 2017 or: How We Learned to Stop Whining and Love the Arthouse

For those of you claiming that 2016 was a bummer of a year – a notion we don’t subscribe to on this show – looking at the 12 months in front of us, from a cinematic point of view, looks to be rather promising. A hodge-podge of lists assembled here and spoken out of order (or with no order at all) in the messy fashion that we’ve become accustomed to, get us actually pretty amped up for the next ~365 days. Boyle and Polanski and horror and genre and westerns and robots and Koreans and Scandinavians… oh and Star Wars. There’s a lot to be hopeful about!

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After the Credits Episode 202: Littlest Hobo Media Spew

Oh yeah. It’s weird.

A bit of time off during the holiday break means the crew managed to catch up on a lot of TV and movies.

Join us this week as Colleen, Dale (Letterboxd) and I (Letterboxd) chat about some of the entertainment which keps us occupied over the holiday season, from prestige award hopefuls to some of the best (and strangest) shows currently on TV.

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Cinecast Episode 467- 2016 Year in Review (Part One)

We did it. With the help of Jim Laczkowski from The Director’s Club Podcast and Voices & Visions, Andrew and Kurt are joined by Matt Gamble for a full exploration of the year that was – maybe subconsciously we prefer to stay positive and somehow manage to avoid getting into the whole celebrity death thing. But we do look at a whole lot of trends and themes and strengths and weaknesses that encompassed 2016 as a whole. Of course we make up for our lack of list making over the year with three different top 5/10 lists including our favorite pictures of the year. Per usual, this things clock at nearly four hours. So for your convenience, we’ve chopped it up into three episodes – or, as always, if you prefer the “whole bloody affair” version, that’s available for download as well. We hope you enjoy the show. Whew!

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Cinecast Episode 467- 2016 Year in Review (Part Three)

We did it. With the help of Jim Laczkowski from The Director’s Club Podcast and Voices & Visions, Andrew and Kurt are joined by Matt Gamble for a full exploration of the year that was – maybe subconsciously we prefer to stay positive and somehow manage to avoid getting into the whole celebrity death thing. But we do look at a whole lot of trends and themes and strengths and weaknesses that encompassed 2016 as a whole. Of course we make up for our lack of list making over the year with three different top 5/10 lists including our favorite pictures of the year. Per usual, this things clock at nearly four hours. So for your convenience, we’ve chopped it up into three episodes – or, as always, if you prefer the “whole bloody affair” version, that’s available for download as well. We hope you enjoy the show. Whew!

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Cinecast Episode 467- 2016 Year in Review (The Whole Bloody Affair)

We did it. With the help of Jim Laczkowski from The Director’s Club Podcast and Voices & Visions, Andrew and Kurt are joined by Matt Gamble for a full exploration of the year that was – maybe subconsciously we prefer to stay positive and somehow manage to avoid getting into the whole celebrity death thing. But we do look at a whole lot of trends and themes and strengths and weaknesses that encompassed 2016 as a whole. Of course we make up for our lack of list making over the year with three different top 5/10 lists including our favorite pictures of the year. Per usual, this things clock at nearly four hours. So for your convenience, we’ve chopped it up into three episodes – or, as always, if you prefer the “whole bloody affair” version, that’s available for download as well. We hope you enjoy the show. Whew!

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Cinecast Episode 467- 2016 Year in Review (Part Two)

We did it. With the help of Jim Laczkowski from The Director’s Club Podcast and Voices & Visions, Andrew and Kurt are joined by Matt Gamble for a full exploration of the year that was – maybe subconsciously we prefer to stay positive and somehow manage to avoid getting into the whole celebrity death thing. But we do look at a whole lot of trends and themes and strengths and weaknesses that encompassed 2016 as a whole. Of course we make up for our lack of list making over the year with three different top 5/10 lists including our favorite pictures of the year. Per usual, this things clock at nearly four hours. So for your convenience, we’ve chopped it up into three episodes – or, as always, if you prefer the “whole bloody affair” version, that’s available for download as well. We hope you enjoy the show. Whew!

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After the Credits Episode 201: January Preview

Selene is back!

Welcome to 2017!

This show was actually recorded last week but with the holidays, it didn’t make it up before the end of 2016 so it is, instead, our first episode of the new year!

Tune in as Dale (Letterboxd), Colleen and I (Letterboxd) look ahead to the first releases of the new year and as per usual, there’s an interesting mix dumping ground releases and a number of left over prestige pictures – even though we don’t really talk about them other than in passing since most of them were discussed during our December preview.

Stay tuned because 2017 is going to be A-W-E-S-O-M-E!

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Cinecast Episode 466 – The Maelstrom of History

Happy New Year to all the Cinecast listeners and everyone around the globe! As Princess Leia once so eloquently and succinctly put it, “hope.” While we’re not quite ready for a full recap of the year (next week!), we do spend a significant portion of this show playing catch-up on titles possibly worthy of squeaking onto that year-end list. And there’s likely no better place to start this week than the very excellent Jackie from director Pablo Larraín. While we tangent once or twice on 70mm directors, the current state of the contemporary American western, Andrew’s postulation of his reaction if he were raped, shitty episodic television or Nolan’s idea of a running gag with Tom Hardy, most of this show is spent praising a lot of neglected films from 2016 and a certain forgotten gem from 2013. Some sound issues from Andrew’s end aside, this is a great old-fashioned Cinecast with lots of movies and tangents and good vibes for the new year. Enjoy!

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