David, Devindra, and Jeff follow-up their discussion of Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar and share movies they’d recommend you check out over the Thanksgiving break. Be sure to read about what is up with the ending of Birdman, how to see Interstellar unlimited times, read Christopher Nolan’s response to Interstellar’s sound issues, and speculate on why Christopher Nolan fans are so intense.
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Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman is one of the most technically dazzling and thematically ambitious films of the year. With an all-star cast and some spectacular digital effects to make the film seem like it was done in one long continuous shot, Birdman is stuffed to the gills with ideas and importance. This movie doesn’t just want to make you feel something, it wants to say something about humanity and stardom and the inner lives of celebrities and the “cultural genocide” that superhero films have wrought upon us.
But what was up with that ending? Let’s explore. Massive spoilers for Birdman follow.
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Posted on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 by David Chen
David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. Be sure to read an analysis of The Force Awakens, learn what’s wrong with Interstellar nitpicking pieces, read a sobering take on the economics of movie reviews and check out David’s new Youtube page (and his cover of “Time” from Inception). Special guest Matt Singer joins us from ScreenCrush.
Watch This: The Final Track from Christopher Nolan’s ‘Inception’ Performed on a Single, Looping Cello
Posted on Thursday, November 6th, 2014 by David Chen
In honor of the release of Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar this week, I’ve been working on a musical project for the past few months: Attempting to perform the final music track from Inception (“Time” by Hans Zimmer) using a single, looping cello. I’ve been re-discovering my love for the cello recently, and by incorporating an electric pickup and a looping pedal, I have tried to create large-scale sounds using repeating chords on a single instrument.
Hit the jump to see a music video of “Time” performed using a single cello.
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David, Devindra, and Jeff review Dan Gilroy’s latest, discuss which format you should see Interstellar in, wonder at what kind of world Christopher Nolan is trying to create, and address listener emails about the /Filmcast’s format.
‘Interstellar’ Video Review – Visually Spectacular Thrills Give Way to Shoddy Melodrama and Sentimentality
Posted on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 by David Chen
Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar is one of the most ambitious, visually spectacular films I’ve sen this year. But it’s also a film with some really deep problems. In many ways, it highlights Nolan’s best and worst tendencies: his penchant for intricate, convoluted stories, his tendency to elide character work to move the plot along, and his knack for breathtaking visuals.
Hit the jump for my full video review of Interstellar. I discuss basic plot details about the film, but nothing I would consider spoilers. That being said, consider yourself warned.
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David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss why Michael C. Hall’s crotch was in Devindra’s face last week, Jeff’s fascistic views on trailers, and when they’d consider double-dipping a Blu-Ray. Plus, Jeff shares his thoughts on Layover, the film David produced. You can buy Layover for $6 right now using promo code “filmcast”.
Posted on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 by David Chen
In this bonus episode of the /Filmcast, David, Jeff, and Peter Sciretta discuss today’s big announcements from Marvel. Read all of /Film’s coverage of today’s news and watch Kevin Feige answer all your Phase Three questions.