On the podcast this week, Hilary and Justin get sexy. Like, Howard the Duck sexy. What makes a good sex scene, and what do these scenes do for movies (other than get us nicely bothered in the nethers)?
Author Archive | Hilary Kissinger
On the podcast this week, Hilary and Justin talk about the problematic films they love (and if that’s ok).
Hilary and Justin talk about the future as it’s been imagined on film, discussing the most appealing and trite visions of our destiny.
Hilary and Justin talk about the “Mad Genius Myth” of abusive directors, Justin’s recent (and nerdy!) nuptials, and some makeup-gone-wrong lore.
Justin and Hilary talk about how we talk about documentaries, what we expect from them, and the successes and failures of the genre. Films gracing the conversation include Nanook of the North, Leviathan, Grizzly Man, Samsara, this year’s documentary winners, and two recommendations for listeners, topped off with a particularly delicious Teach Me Something.
The Film Misery Podcast is reborn! Its next step on the road to enlightenment features new hosts, a new focus, and probably the same amount of giggling.
Special Awards for the films that deserve them. What are yours?
Hilary gravitates toward documentaries, formal and conceptual innovation, blending of the real and surreal, and direct, immersive stories in her Top Ten Films of 2013.
What are the most overrated and underrated movies of 2013? The Film Misery staff weighs in.
Reviews of top horror films (and major blind spots) ‘Rosemary’s Baby’, ‘The Exorcist’, ‘Carrie’, ‘The Shining’, and ‘Scream’ by a first-time viewer and scary movie abstainer.
“Sincerity” masks reductive characterizations and sloppy storytelling in Ricky Gervais’s 7-episode PSA on kindness.
The newest film from ‘Being John Malkovich’ director will feature romance with an AI.
Hilary dishes on last year’s oscar-winning documentary, this summer’s popcorn blockbuster, and the newest series from Netflix.
Ryan Coogler’s impressive debut film is heartbreaking from its first moments, employing the mundanity of everyday life to underscore its preciousness.
Not all awards are serious. These are those awards.
Hilary delivers her list of the top films of 2012, along with recommendations for further viewing!
Ava DuVernay’s second feature is a breakout star in many respects, and one of the best films of the year.
Brief reviews of 3 films by directors with new releases this fall: ‘In Bruges’, ‘There Will Be Blood’, and ‘Fish Tank’.
The newest effort by documentary filmmaker Ross McElwee is not as intimate and surprising as his earlier films, but still delights in its reflections on age, memory, and fatherhood.
Act up. Fight back. Fight AIDS. This film about making change will surely change you.