In the /Filmcast, David Chen, Devindra Hardawar, and Adam Quigley debate, pontificate, and delve into the latest films, film news, television shows, and entertainment-related items from the previous week. In addition to being available for download, the /Filmcast typically broadcasts live on Monday nights at 9 PM EST / 6 PM PST at Slashfilm.com/live, where listeners can join in and participate in the conversation. Weekly guests have included everyday bloggers, webmaster luminaries, and movie stars and directors from all walks of life.
Dave and Devindra get excited about the forthcoming Preacher adaptation, praise the gut-wrenching Broken Circle Breakdown, and remember the amazing Philip Seymour Hoffman. Angie Han joins us for this episode. Be sure to check out Dave’s close-ups video essay and his essay about interpreting Synecdoche, New York.
Posted on Sunday, February 2nd, 2014 by David Chen
Dave and Devindra aren’t fans of Quentin Tarantino’s legal actions, discuss what e-mail filters to set up in the event of an internet mob attack, picture what Speed would look like inside a concert hall, and try to get excited about the next M. Night Shyamalan movie. Amy Nicholson joins us from LA Weekly and the Voice Film Club. Be sure to read why Philip Seymour Hoffman is us and read the sad story of Lindsey Stone.
Posted on Thursday, January 30th, 2014 by David Chen
What could possibly go wrong when the sun is always shining? We test the limits. Part 2 of Stephen and Ann in Finland.
The Tobolowsky Files is a podcast from the people who brought you the /Filmcast, featuring a series of stories about life, love, and the entertainment industry, as told by legendary character actor Stephen Tobolowsky. You can e-mail Stephen at stephentobolowsky(AT)gmail(DOT)com.
Dave and Devindra get a rundown on the best of Sundance from Germain Lussier, discuss the documentary Mitt on Netflix, and grapple with how Fruitvale Station blurs the line between fact and fiction. Be sure to check out Jessica Testa’s piece on Jodon Romero and Slate’s breakdown of the facts behind Fruitvale.
Posted on Sunday, January 19th, 2014 by David Chen
Dave and Devindra do a cost-benefit analysis of Netflix disc plans, discuss their favorite Oscar pics, and comment on Armond White’s expulsion from the NYFCC. Laremy Legel joins us for this episode. Be sure to check out Laremy’s newest book, See Change: How Studios Abandoned Women to Focus on Sequels and Superheroes – And Why It’s Ruining Cinema.
Posted on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 by David Chen
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.
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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Posted on Sunday, January 5th, 2014 by David Chen
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.
In this episode (#255) of the /Filmcast, Dave and Devindra run down their top 10 films of 2013, discuss the movies they’re looking forward to in 2014, and argue about how terrible The Lone Ranger was, relatively speaking. Be sure to check out this piece by Scott Mendelson on his worst films of 2013.