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Film Baby Film: Episode 14 – PTA Pt. 1 – Magnolia, Punch Drunk Love, Inherent Vice

Welcome to part one of our PTA retrospective. Joined by actor/writer/director Jordan Essoe, who will help me dive deep on three of Paul Thomas Anderson’s most Altman influenced films: Magnolia, Punch Drunk Love, and Inherent Vice.

Introduction to PTA and Magnolia: 0:00-1:01
Punch Drunk Love: 1:01-1:36
Inherent Vice: 1:36-End

Film Baby Film: Episode 13 – Book and a Movie-Roadside Picnic & Stalker

Get ready for the FIRST EVER CROSSOVER EPISODE! We joined forces with Reading Envy to discuss a book and movie. Jenny Colvin, the host of Reading Envy, is a total bad-ass. She read over 300 books last year, and she is one of the most intelligent podcasters I know. I thoroughly enjoy her podcast (if you’re New Years Resolution is to read more, check out her “Best of 2017” for book suggestions).

We discussed the book ROADSIDE PICNIC by the Strugatsky brothers, and the Tarkovsky slow-film classic STALKER. We discuss the similarities and differences between the source material and the adaptation, as well as some of the things we liked (and didn’t like). Jenny and I also discuss Infinite Jest, some of her favorite books of the year, a famous littering scene from the show MAD MEN, and finally my friend’s deepest fear.

Film Baby Film: Episode 12 – Fritz Lang’s M

One of the great films made during the early transition from silent to sound, Fritz Lang’s M is a movie that has aged well. On this episode we discuss the 1931 German serial killer thriller with Matthew Speredelozzi, a criminal defense attorney and actor. We discuss the film and it’s technical achievements, but we also focus on the ethical issues of criminal defense, and the importance of finding the right balance between due process and our desire for vengeance in order to protect justice.

Definitely listen all the way to the end, as Matthew discusses some recent trial work where he has helped get an innocent man a new chance at freedom.

Film Baby Film: Episode 11 – Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, Call Me By Your Name, Phantom Thread, Thoroughbreds

Welcome guest DJ Moore from The Reel Conversation as we delve into some trash… Trailer Trash! Today’s episode we discuss trailers for Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, Call Me By Your Name, Phantom Thread, and Thoroughbreds.

On this episode we also discuss a host of related topics, like comic books, a dream project of mine called “White Trash Art House,” Fruitvale Station, Daniel Day-Lewis’s weird retirement, and Armie Hammer’s filmography, both real and hypothetical. Lots of other fun things we discuss, and DJ is a terrific host so stop reading this and start listening. We’ll be sure to have DJ back real soon.

Intro: 0:00-14:00
Avengers: Infinity War: 14:00-30:00
Black Panther: 30:00-43:00
Call Me By Your Name: 43:00-54:00
Phantom Thread: 54:00-1:03:00
Thoroughbreds: 1:03:00-End

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Film Baby Film: Episode 10 – Thor Ragnarok

Guest Nick Pizzolato joins FBF to discuss Thor: Ragnarok. We also touch on many other topics, and this free-ranging conversation was great fun. For you comic book movie fans, or fans of Taiki Waititi, or just fans of having fun, this movie should be right up your alley. And the podcast too.

Film Baby Film: Episode 9 – Wonderstruck, The Florida Project, Thor: Ragnarok, Three Billboards, The Shape of Water

Welcome back to Film Baby Film… today we have another Trailer Trash episode, where we will be discussing five trailers: Wonderstruck, The Florida Project, Thor: Ragnarok, Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing Missouri, and The Shape of Water.

My guest is Brendan Murray, working stiff by day, but electronic music and film score composer by night. We had a terrific discussion about film scoring and audio in movies, as well as many other things: 1980s super hero tv shows, being a latchkey kid, and how bad one of the trailers looks for a certain movie with Oscar buzz. One of the best discussions we’ve had on FBF, and I can’t wait to have Brendan back on.

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Intro: 0:00 – 7:45
Discussion with Brendan Murray: 7:45 – 25:00
Wonderstruck: 25:00 – 46:00
The Florida Project: 46:00 – 57:40
Thor: Ragnarok: 57:40 – 1:13:00
Three Billboard: 1:13:00 – 1:27:00
The Shape of Water: 1:27:00 – End

Film Baby Film: Episode 8 – Trailer Trash-Blade Runner 2049, Happy Death Day, The Snowman, The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Join me and our co-host, Kaytie Dimery Matthews, as we discuss five upcoming movies in our latest TRAILER TRASH episode. We discuss BLADE RUNNER 2049 (18:51-33:00), HAPPY DEATH DAY (33:00-44:00), THE SNOWMAN (44:00-55:30), WALKING OUT (55:30-1:02:00), and finally, THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER (1:02:00-the end). Kaytie is a terrific co-host, and I can’t wait to have her back on.

Film Baby Film: Episode 7 – Thingmar Bergdays – Sawdust & Tinsel

On today’s episode, we discuss SAWDUST & TINSEL by Ingmar Bergman. Dave Eves joins us for this latest episode in our Thingmar Bergdays series, where we make our way somewhat chronologically through the Ingmar Bergman filmography. Dave is a wonderful guest who has been on several other great film podcasts to discuss our boy Bergman. Check it out, and make sure you pay attention for a special guest appearance by a certain Mrs. Danvers!

Film Baby Film: Episode 6 – Book and a Movie – The Long Goodbye

Welcome back to Film Baby Film. Life has been very good and very busy, as I’ve been traveling and moving and recording game shows (!), but I am definitely thrilled to get back to podcasting.

On today’s episode, we are joined by artist/poet Kurt Eidsvig, who joins us to discuss THE LONG GOODBYE, both the 1973 film by Robert Altman and the 1953 novel by genre master Raymond Chandler.

The first 13 minutes are an intro where I discuss some of what has been happening since my last episode, as well as explaining why I podcast. Feel free to skip ahead to listen to the discussion, but do yourself a favor: listen to the ending. Kurt is one hell of a guest and I am confident this won’t be our last “Book and a Movie” episode we record together.

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Film Baby Film: Episode 5 – Thingmar Bergdays – Summer with Monika

FBF welcomes back Travis Trudell to discuss Summer with Monika, Ingmar Bergman’s 1953 film about falling in and out of love.

Until 17:40, we discuss Netflix shows and our favorite podcast. 17:40 to 40:35, Jon and Travis present an overview of the film, as well as some context about Bergman, Harriet Andersson, and Sweden (the setting for the film). From 40:35 on Jon and Travis discuss the film Summer with Monika in-depth. This is not spoiler-free, so watch the movie first.