David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss Jude Law’s hairline, praise The Man in the High Castle, and wonder if Indiana Jones should become like the Bond franchise. Also, Jeff explains where he’s been the past few weeks. Read about the reaction American Sniper is provoking and check out Dave’s thoughts on Zero Dark Thirty.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 by David Chen
David and Devindra discuss this year’s Oscar nominations. Devindra tries to argue Mulder wasn’t that crazy. David goes on a massive rant about Ultraviolet. Matt Singer joins us from ScreenCrush. Be sure to check out Matt’s review of Blackhat, and listen to the SVUvie awards.
I first learned about director (and /Filmcast listener) Ben Aston when he wrote me an email a year ago asking me to check out one of his short films. Since then he’s put out two more short films, both of which have gone on to play at prestigious film festivals all around the world. His latest short film, He Took His Skin Off For Me, blew me away and represents an exponential step in his growth as a filmmaker.
Hit the jump to see Aston’s films, and to listen to a podcast interview I did with him about finding success as a maker of film shorts. We discuss the sacrifices Aston has had to make for his art, as well as practical tips to get a short film seen.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 by David Chen
David and Devindra chat about this year’s Golden Globe winners and report back on all the films and TV shows they watched over the break. Special guest Alan Scherstuhl joins us from The Village Voice and The Village Voice Film Club. Be sure to check out Ben Aston’s Russian Roulette, how Selma is like a horror film, and what matters in Selma.
Posted on Saturday, January 10th, 2015 by David Chen
Posted on Saturday, December 27th, 2014 by David Chen
David and Devindra are joined by Vince Mancini from FilmDrunk to discuss The Interview. Be sure to check out Vince’s and Devindra’s reviews of The Interview. Be sure to also check out The Hermit Kingdom.
Posted on Monday, December 22nd, 2014 by David Chen
David, Devindra, and Jeff have conflicting thoughts on Inherent Vice, are unimpressed by The Equalizer, and fall in love with Ida.