Episode 98: Favorite Films of 2020 Part 1

“Archaeology is about digging. It’s like the work of moles, who live underground. A mole is virtually blind, but it has a nose and a feel for finding what it needs. And it has the patience to collect what it finds. It collects provisions to last through the winter.

In a dictatorship, the idea is to amass hidden stores of images and words, portraying the things that people living under the dictatorship might have actually experienced, but that could not necessarily be seen or heard. Then, when the dictatorship was no more, those images bore witness to it. Similar to the mole, the work of collecting those images required a certain nose for the worthwhile as well as practice, since a picture seldom makes it immediately apparent what it depicts and a sound seldom tells us of the part we can’t hear.”

Thomas Heise

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This week on Drink in the Movies Michael & Taylor discuss their number 10-6 favorite films of 2020. As well as hand out show awards for each of their Wounded Soldiers of the year, Squandered Talents, Top 3 Ensembles, Paths Back to Excellence and their Top 3 Documentaries.

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Episode 72: Doc Talk Part 4 / 17 Blocks / Midnight Family / What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael

“I see little of more importance to the future of our country and of civilization than full recognition of the place of the artist. If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.”

Pauline Kael

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On Episode 72 of the Podcast Michael & Taylor discuss their First Impressions of: Present.Perfect. & Mother. Followed by the Documentaries: 17 Blocks, Midnight Family, and What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael.

Streaming links for titles this episode

What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael on Prime Video

Midnight Family is currently available to rent from multiple sources.

17 Blocks is currently seeking distribution and is not yet widely available.