With Dave on vacation, Devindra and Jeff review the sequel we didn’t know we needed, T2 Trainspotting. They also chat about this year’s SXSW, the prospect of new Matrix films, and the downsides of good shows on streaming platforms nobody is subscribing to (looking at you, CBS).
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David, Jeff, and Brad discuss the latest mega monster film in theaters, Kong: Skull Island. Then in the After Dark, we discuss listener recommendations for TV shows, talk Nintendo Switch, go over your Logan feedback, and figure out what a money horse really is. Note: This episode is publishing early, which means there won’t be a /Filmcast episode next week.
Posted on Monday, February 27th, 2017 by David Chen
David, Devindra and Jeff discuss Macon Blair’s impressive directorial debut, get pleasantly tickled by The Tickle King, and try to figure out WTF happened during the craziest Oscars moment ever. Be sure to read Harris’s take on the Oscars, and her review of Get Out.
David, Devindra and Jeff discuss proper theater etiquette during movie credits, praise the portrayal of adolescence in Edge of Seventeen, and get awed by the performative brilliance of Sneaky Pete. Be sure to read up on fake news websites launched by A Cure for Wellness.
Commentaries for sports movies are great for a variety of reasons. One of the biggest reasons why, of course, is hearing stories about whatever legendary actor is playing the coach. More often than not, directors are excited to talk about those iconic actors. Want to know how so-and-so gave a famous locker room speech such bravura? Then check out the audio commentary.
Another reason to listen given them a listen is to learn how much of a pain it can be making actors, locations, and everything else look like the real deal. The attention to detail in some of the films featured below is remarkable and more often than not subtle. If you want to see what filmmakers put them through to make a sports picture, then maybe give a listen to one of our audio commentary recommendations.
Posted on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 by David Chen
David, Devindra and Jeff discuss the inspiring short film The White Helmets, the surprisingly good Riverdale, the disappointing Santa Clarita Diet, and the visually spectacular Legion. Be sure to see Louis CK on dancing as a profession, and David’s thoughts on Six Feet Under’s ending.
David, Devindra and Jeff discuss the joy of Lego Batman and the surreal experience of watching the Super Bowl this year. Also, Peter Sciretta joins us to discuss the title for Star Wars: Episode VIII. Be sure to check out the Nerd Crew’s analysis of the new Star Wars title.
David, Devindra and Jeff discuss their reactions to the Oscar nominations, praise Jeff Nichols’ new film Loving, and recommend the absurd and zany Baskets. Also, check out Kyle Hillinger’s new film project here, see Jon Stewart’s takedown CNN’s tendency to leave it there, and watch John McTiernan’s latest video.
David, Devindra and Jeff discuss M. Night Shyamalan’s latest. In the After Dark, we talk about top 10 lists, the fate of Twitter, and the psychological toll of Twitter. Also, we’re launching a Slack experiment! If you want to join our Slack, go to slackfilmcast.com and sign up.