Hilary and Justin talk about the “Mad Genius Myth” of abusive directors, Justin’s recent (and nerdy!) nuptials, and some makeup-gone-wrong lore.
In our latest Quick Takes, we catch up with ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’, ‘Muppets Most Wanted’, ‘Captain America’, ‘Enemy’ and a fascinating experimental doc.
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.
High profile releases are toned down in April, but we still have 10 films that demand your attention, with double helpings of Scarlett Johansson!
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.
Darren Aronofsky’s never been more ambitious than with ‘Noah’, but his incredible style’s never been more diluted by useless convention.
After setting critics ablaze at Venice last year, the trailer for Kelly Reichardt’s ‘Night Moves’ promising an enticing, pulsating eco-thriller.
The first season of HBO’s ‘True Detective’ intrigued much thanks to an astonishing Matthew McConaughey, but its parts didn’t quite build a compelling whole.
Joining in on the series from The Film Experience with my favorite shot from Michel Gondry & Charlie Kaufman’s ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’.
In case you’ve zoned out of 2014 so far, we’ve got you covered with Quick Takes of the year’s notable studio films, from ‘Non-Stop’ to ‘RoboCop’.
’300: Rise of an Empire’ and ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’ both put up seemingly strong debuts, but ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ was the weekend’s titanic winner.
Awards season and Oscars now behind us, we look at the appetizing lineup of March releases, from ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ to ‘Nymphomaniac’!
’12 Years a Slave’ won Best Picture at last night’s Academy Awards, but ‘Gravity’s dominance still makes it feel like a stalemate year.
We finally bring our Oscar predictions to an end with Director and Picture predictions, along with final predictions in all categories.
The lead performance Oscars are all but tied up for their frontrunners, but there’s plenty deserving work to admire in our Actor and Actress predictions.
This year’s supporting performance races are a close race between newcomers and unrewarded art house staples. We predict the winners.
We round out our predictions of the craft categories by taking on perhaps its two most prominent races, Cinematography and Film Editing.
The Academy continues to struggle building a strong shorts category, but that makes it easier for us to predict who’ll win these races.
Spectacle bears heavy on the craft races as we predict the Oscar winners of the Costume Design, Production Design and Makeup categories.
With 2 weeks left till Oscars, we plow into the main categories with our analysis and predictions of the screenplay races.