The /Filmcast Reviews ‘The Raid 2: Berandal’

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David and Devindra discuss The Raid 2: Berandal (expanding into wider release today) with Jeff Cannata from DLC. Was it too much of a good thing? Were the fight scenes too over the top? Or was it just the right amount of gore and mayhem? Tune in to find out, and be sure to check out Russ’ review too.

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HBO's "True Detective" Season 1 / Director: Cary Fukunaga

David and Devindra chat with Tasha Robinson from The Dissolve about the first season of True Detective. Be sure to read Alan Sepinwall’s interview with Nic PizzolattoAnnalee Newitz’s review of the final episode, and Cary Fukunaga’s interview with Indiewire. 

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David chats with Joanna Robinson from Vanity Fair about how well True Detective treats its women. This episode SPOILS everything through Season 1 Episode 6 of True Detective. Be sure to read Emily Nussbaum on The Shallowness of True DetectiveBritt Hayes on whether or not the show has a women problemWilla Paskin on why True Detective treating its characters badly is part of the point, and Alyssa Rosenberg on that long shot.

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12 Years a Slave was my favorite film of the year, so I was pretty disappointed when I read in outlets such as The Guardian and Variety  that former /Filmcast guest Armond White had heckled Steve McQueen during the New York Film Critics Circle Awards. Sure, White was no fan of 12 Years a Slave, as demonstrated in our /Filmcast review of the film with him. But shouting down a man during an evening meant to praise him? It struck me as wildly inappropriate. The Chair of the NYFCC, Joshua Rothkopf, agreed and issued a public apology. 

You can listen to some low-quality audio of the incident at Filmlinc.

I asked Armond White to respond to the allegations. I have recorded our conversation and I am releasing it in its entirety as a bonus /Filmcast episode. After the jump, you can download the episode and find some transcribed excerpts from our conversation. Note that this audio file is a combination of two separate recorded files, but none of Armond’s remarks were abridged. You can read Armond’s latest “Better Than” list at CityArts. See also Luke O’Neill’s essay on “The Year We Broke The Internet.”
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Dave, Devindra and Jeff from Newest Latest Best discuss Martin Scorsese’s latest masterpiece, The Wolf of Wall St.. Be sure to check out more info on Jeff’s newest play. Also, see A.O. Scott’s great review of Wolf of Wall St. 

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The /Filmcast: Bonus Ep. – Her

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Dave and Devindra discuss Spike Jonze’s newest love story, Her.

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Dave and Devindra discuss the latest films from Adam McKay and the Coen Brothers.

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DaveDevindra, and Jeff Cannata from Newest Latest Best discuss the scourge of Shia LaBeouf plagiarism, praise the mystery of the Interstellar trailer, and evaluate Peter Jackson’s newest Hobbit film.

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