Film Baby Film

Film Baby Film:Episode 24 – Around the World in 80 Films Pt. 1 – Cambodia and the Cinema of Rithy Panh

Matt Schlee from joins FBF to kick-off his “Around the World in 80 Films” essay series with a discussion about Cambodian film. We focus on the contemporary filmmaker Rithy Panh and his movies RICE PEOPLE, S21, and THE MISSING PICTURE (the latter of which is available streaming on Netflix).

On this episode we also discuss my Facets DVD experience with SATANTANGO, my obsession with Telluride Film Festival, and the time my friends yelled at me after someone shit in the woods during a Weerasethakul film.

(Mike and Stephanie, I am so glad I went to your wedding instead of a stupid film festival. Love you guys!)

Intro & History of Cambodian Cinema: 0:00 – 26:00
Rice People: 26:00-38:00
S21: 38:00-54:00
Missing Picture: 54:00-1:08:00
Outro & Upcoming Episodes: 1:08:00 – End

Film Baby Film: Episode 23 – The Filmography of Luchino Visconti, Pt. 1

Matthew Gasteier, co-host of The Complete podcast, joins FBF to discuss the filmography of Luchino Visconti. We cover the entire filmography in two episodes. Part 1 we cover OSSESSIONE to THE STRANGER (part 2 will begin with THE DAMNED and end with THE INNOCENT).

We discuss bits of Visconti’s biography, and we also discuss just how hot Alain Delon. This episode is pretty spoiler free, so feel free to listen even if you haven’t watched every Visconti film made.

If you’re new to Visconti, this episode is a terrific place to start. Matt is one of my favorite movie podcasters and it’s an honor to have him on.

Film Baby Film: Episode 22 – All The President’s Men

Guests Matthew Speredelozzi and Tracy Hresko Pearl, lawyers and culture vultures both, join the podcast to discuss All The President’s Men, Nixon, and whether or not we are going to impeach the current President of these United States. Heavy topics, but both of them make light work of it.

Film Baby Film: Episode 21 – Purge: Anarchy

Welcome Robert Taylor to the FBF podcast, as we discuss 2014’s PURGE: ANARCHY from Blumhouse Productions. The second film in the Purge series is a great launching pad for side discussions on politics, gun ownership, and how much I love Jason Blum. Oh, and it’s also a terrific movie. Robert was a wonderful guest and I suspect we’ll be hearing more from him soon.

Film Baby Film: FBF 20 – Winter Light/First Reformed

Becky D’Anna comes on the podcast to discuss First Reformed and the parallels with Winter Light. This episode is perfectly timed for Bergman 100 and the announcement for the new Ingmar Bergman Collector’s Set, being released by Criterion Collection. Listening to Becky discuss Bergman is the perfect way to celebrate Bergman 100.

Film Baby Film: Episode 19 – Hard To Be A God

We are joined by Martin Kessler from Flixwise Canada to discuss Aleksei German’s film, HARD TO BE A GOD. Terrific movie, a classic in the Russian film tradition, and one worth discussing with someone as knowledgable as Mr. Kessler. After you listen, check out Martin’s essays over at The Pink Smoke to learn more about the films made by one of Russia’s most talented directors.

Film Baby Film: Episode 18 – Thingmar Bergdays – Shame

Becky D’Anna joins us to discuss the movie SHAME, on our first Thingmar Bergday episode in this, our 100th Year of Ingmar Bergman. We start by discussing Becky’s love for Bergman and how she got there, and then we discuss context of the movie in terms of his life, career, and the world around him. Finally we go through why this movie is the closest thing to a Clint Eastwood/Michael Bay action film that Bergman ever made.

If you’re a fan of Bergman, you’ve probably heard Becky because she’s one of the most informed people alive on the man and his movies. I was excited to have her on, and I was not disappointed. If you’re not yet a fan of Bergman: Do yourself a favor… subscribe to Filmstruck, watch some Bergman films, and then listen to all Becky’s episodes. And check out SHAME and listen to this. Don’t worry, we’ll be here waiting for you.

Film Baby Film: Episode 17 – Phantom Thread

Jordan Essoe joins FBF again, this time to discuss Paul Thomas Anderson’s film Phantom Thread. Jordan and I discuss Vicky Krieps impressive performance, as well as various interpretations of the films ambiguous title. Jordan and I also commiserate on the joys and burdens of having boyish excitement, and the need to find passion for something, anything in life. Jordan is a wonderful guest and I am sure you will agree he has much insight to offer on all this and more as we discuss PTA’s latest.

Film Baby Film: Episode 16 – Top 10 Movies of 2017

DJ Moore joins FBF again, this time to discuss the top 10 movies of 2017. We both discuss how much we enjoyed this year’s films, as well as why we need movies in these rockiest of times. We also discuss some of the movies that didn’t make our list, and we mention some of the movies we didn’t see yet from 2017. DJ and I even get to disagree a couple of times, well, more like I disagree with DJ and he’s too polite to tell me to shut up. Thanks for that DJ.

DJ’s Top 10:

10. mother!
9. Phantom Thread
8. Coco
7. Get Out
6. Florida Project
5. Wind River
4. Blade Runner 2049
3. Lady Bird
2. The Post
1. Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri

Jon’s Top 10:

10. Get Out
9. Your Name.
8. The Post
7. Lady Bird
6. Phantom Thread
5. Good Time
4. Columbus
3. Raw
2. A Quiet Passion
1. Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri

Film Baby Film: Episode 15: PTA Pt. 2 – There Will Be Blood & The Master

Today is part 2 of the Paul Thomas Anderson discussion with guest host Jordan Essoe. We discuss THERE WILL BE BLOOD and THE MASTER, and then rank our favorite PTA films in order. Jordan continues to be awesome. Check it out.

Intro: 0:00-5:00
There Will Be Blood: 5:00-56:25
The Master: 56:26-1:19:50
PTA Films, Ranked: 1:19:51-End

Jordan’s PTA Films, Ranked:
1. The Master
2. Magnolia
3. Boogie Nights
4. Punch Drunk Love
5. There Will Be Blood
6. Inherent Vice
7. Hard Eight

Jon’s PTA Films, Ranked:
1. There Will Be Blood
2. Punch Drunk Love
3. Magnolia
4. Inherent Vice
5. The Master
6. Boogie Nights
7. Hard Eight

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