Episode 61: Favorite Films of the 2010’s Part 1

“I think being attracted to mistakes is one of the things that film can capture in a way that theater can’t. Film can capture a moment of spontaneous life that will never be captured again.”

Greta Gerwig

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On Episode 61 of the Podcast Michael & Taylor discuss their number 10-6 favorite films of the 2010’s (2010-2019), as well as hand out show awards for each of their Wounded Soldiers of the Decade, The Squanderies, The Paths Back to Excellence, which Star we thought was Born, and our Favorite Ensemble Film of the Decade.

Episode 60: 1917 / The Naked Kiss / The Steel Helmet

“When I was making these damned pictures, I never knew about film noir. If you had asked me about it then, I probably would have pointed to something like Bill Wellman’s The Ox Bow Incident, the best Western I ever saw and very much in the style of film noir I don’t care if it’s a mystery story, a Western, or the story of Julius Caesar. To me it’s the emotion, the lies, the double-cross that defines what kind of drama it is.”

Samuel Fuller

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On Episode 60 of the Podcast Michael & Taylor discuss their First Impressions of: Saint Maud & First Cow and the Titles: 1917, The Naked Kiss, and The Steel Helmet.

Streaming links for titles this episode

The Naked Kiss on Prime Video, Kanopy, Criterion Channel

The Steel Helmet on Kanopy and Criterion Channel

1917 is currently available to rent from multiple sources.

Episode 59: Favorite Films of 2019 Part 2

“I think my cinema is minimalist because so is my gaze: I’m very interested in people. As a child, I was always interested in observing the behaviour of others. Somehow that’s something that has recently connected with what I’m interested in exploring in my movies. In a restaurant, for example, I see three men at a table, and I’m fascinated imagining what they might be talking about, or what their lives might be like. I’m watching all the time and taking ideas of life itself.”

Joanna Hogg

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On Episode 59 the Podcast Michael & Taylor discuss their number 5-1 favorite films of 2019, as well as hand out show awards for each of our Top 3 Documentaries, Top 3 OST’s, Favorite Actor and Actress(Lead and Supporting), Top 3 Directorial Debuts, 3 Favorite Classical Discoveries, and Top 3 Technically Beautiful Films.

Episode 58: Favorite Films of 2019 Part 1

“I always suspend logic for emotion. If it feels real, or it feels like what I’m going for, we should abandon reality a little bit and go for that. I’m not a documentarian. We’re not trying to shoot things for naturalism.”

Sam Esmail

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On Episode 58 of the Podcast Michael & Taylor discuss their number 10-6 favorite films of 2019, as well a hand out their show awards for Wounded Soldiers of the year, The Squanderies!, The Paths Back to Excellence, which Stars Were Born, and their Top 3 Ensembles.

Episode 57: 6 Underground / Monos / Richard Jewell / A Hidden Life

“After directing awhile, you get an instinct about it, but you have to be able to trust your own feelings. Invariably, two-thirds of the way through a film, you say, “Jeezus, is this a pile of crap! What did I ever see in it in the first place?” You have to shut off your brain and forge ahead, because by that time you’re getting so brainwashed. Once I commit myself to a film I commit myself to that ending, whatever the motivations and conclusions are.”

Clint Eastwood

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On Episode 58 of the Podcast Michael & Taylor discuss First Impressions of Tenet & Woman in the Window. Then discuss the Titles: 6 Underground, Monos, Richard Jewell, and A Hidden Life.

Streaming links for titles this episode

6 Underground on Netflix

Monos on Hulu

Richard Jewell and A Hidden Life is currently available to rent from multiple sources.

Episode 56: Queen & Slim / Dark Waters / WAVES

“I wanted color, like camera movement, to be another thing that feels true to the character’s head space, and brings you into their world.”

Trey Edward-Schults

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On Episode 56 of the Podcast Michael & Taylor discuss First Impressions of Promising Young Woman & In the Heights. Followed by the Titles: Queen & Slim, Dark Waters, and WAVES.

Streaming links for titles this episode

Queen & Slim, Dark Waters, and Waves are currently available to rent from multiple sources.

If you like the Alternative Poster Art made for WAVES in the Slideshow above you can check out more of Ahmad’s work on Instagram @Retrofuturum

Episode 55: The Report / Knives Out / Marriage Story / Atlantics

“I’m interested in the way major events don’t necessarily announce themselves as major events. They’re often little things – the drip, drip of life that changes people or affects people.”

Noah Baumbach

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On Episode 55 of the Podcast Michael & Taylor discuss First Impressions of Cary Joji Fukunaga’s No Time To Die & Marvel’s Black Widow. Then dig into a smorgasbord of Titles with The Report, Knives Out, Marriage Story, and Atlantics.

Streaming links for titles this episode

The Report on Prime Video

Knives Out on Prime Video

Marriage Story on Netflix

Atlantics on Netflix

Episode 54: After Hours / Bringing Out the Dead / The Irishman

“I love movies – it’s my whole life, and that’s it.”

Martin Scorsese

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On Episode 54 of the Podcast Michael & Taylor discuss First Impressions of the Safdie Brothers Uncut Gems & Luke Lorentzen’s New Documentary Midnight Family. Followed by a discussion of Martin Scorsese’s Films: After Hours, Bringing Out the Dead, and The Irishman.

Streaming links for titles this episode

Bringing Out the Dead on Kanopy and Prime Video

The Irishman on Netflix

After Hours is currently available to rent from multiple sources.

Episode 53: Honey Boy / Earthquake Bird / Ford v Ferrari

“Be sparse and never do anything more. My theory about the text in the script would be that you’re sitting in this theater and watching a movie with a blind person. Then you are describing what they see on the screen. And you only have as long as the shot takes to get the description out… tell the story in which speed you could tell it live.”

James Mangold

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This week on the Podcast we discuss First Impressions of Hala & Wendy. Followed by the Titles: Honey Boy, Earthquake Bird, and James Mangold’s Ford v. Ferrari.

Streaming links for titles this episode

Honey Boy on Prime

Earthquake Bird on Netflix

Ford v Ferrari is currently available to rent from multiple sources.

Episode 52: Jojo Rabbit / The Lighthouse / Parasite

“Cinemascope has become synonymous with ‘epic’, and absolutely if you’re shooting armies and certain kinds of vast landscapes, you do want that panoramic canvas to work on. But if you look at art history there’s not a whole lot of epic paintings that are in that aspect ratio.”

Robert Eggers

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Streaming links for titles this episode

The Lighthouse on Kanopy and Prime Video

Parasite on Hulu

Jojo Rabbit is currently available to rent from multiple sources.