Film Baby Film

Film Baby Film: Episode 4 – Thingmar Bergdays – Secrets of Women

FBF welcomes Travis Trudell to discuss Secrets of Women, Ingmar Bergman’s 1952 film about the trials and tribulations of love and marriage. The best (and perhaps only) way to see this movie in the US is on Filmstruck. This is too bad, as Travis and Jon argue, because this movie marks a shift to the more mature and experimental Bergman.

From 0:00 to 24:00, we are introduced to Travis and his background in film. 24:00 to 40:00, Jon and Travis discuss Ingmar Bergman and his place in film history, and from 40:00 on Jon and Travis discuss the film Secrets of Women in-depth. This is not spoiler-free, so watch the movie first. #thingmarbergdays

Film Baby Film: Episode 3 – Trailer Trash – Dunkirk, Detroit, Atomic Blonde, Valerian, Brigsby Bear

First spoiler-free “5 Trailers” episode, where they discuss (you guessed it!) five trailers of upcoming films, and tell you whether or not they are excited to see them.

Jon is joined by attorney and former Arts & Living journalist Ryan Benharris for a free-wheeling discussion about Dunkirk, Detroit, Atomic Blonde, Valerian, and Brigsby Bear. They also get into the pros and cons of review aggregator sites like Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

Film Baby Film: Episode 2 – A Ghost Story

Jon is joined by aspiring filmmaker Derek J. Power aka DJP to discuss David Lowery’s new existential film, “A Ghost Story.” A hit at Sundance, this movie stars Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck in a film about love, art, life, and death. Derek and Jon start with a quick, spoiler-free review of the film, and then go into an in-depth analysis.

Everyone should see this film, and everyone should listen to this analysis.

Film Baby Film: Episode 1 – The Beguiled

In the debut episode of Film Baby Film, Jon brings on close friends and fellow cinephiles Chris Madden and Sophie Besl. They discuss upcoming films, as well as an in-depth review of The Beguiled, including a focus on race and gender issues. Other films discussed: the 1971 version of The Beguiled, the 1947 classic Black Narcissus, and a brief comparison to Picnic at Hanging Rock. Note: this is an updated, edited version.