David and Devindra praise Eva Green’s insane performance in 300: Rise of an Empire, discuss whether or not 20 Feet from Stardom should have beaten The Act of Killing act the Oscars, and dissect the latest (and last?) Miyazaki film, the controversial The Wind Rises.
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Dave and Devindra discuss whether House of Cards is television or not, and share their reactions to the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer. Plus, Dave launches a Kickstarter to make a movie with Stephen Tobolowsky this year. Joanna Robinson joins us from Vanity Fair. Be sure to read why House of Cards doesn’t care what you think.
Posted on Sunday, February 16th, 2014 by David Chen
Dave and Devindra try to figure out what the heck Shia LaBeouf is doing, wonder if The Raid 2 has too much action, and get disappointed by Escape Plan. Chris Klimek from Washington City Paper joins us for this episode. Be sure to check out Chris’s Die Hard’s Guide to Die Hard.
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 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.
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.