30 posts categorized "Craft Beer"

May 18, 2018

NEIL COHEN — THE FRENCH CONNECTION / CHEIF ZABU

CHIEF ZABU co-writer & co-director Neil Cohen graces the BIG FEAST to talk about William Friedkin's THE FRENCH CONNECTION over a mid-day beer. Naturally, Neil brought along some show-and-tell stuff, including Luis Bunuel's drivers license and gun license! Bon appetite!

Cole and Neil

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Chief Zabu

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May 04, 2018

MAI MASRI — THE THICK-WALLED ROOM

Palestinian filmmaker Mai Masri discusses Masaki Kobayashi's THE THICK-WALLED ROOM in the context of her own film 3000 NIGHTS, about a Palestinian woman who gives birth while imprisoned inside an Israeli jail. For the occasion we share FIFTH HAMMER'S QUEENS OF THE KETTLE Dry-Hopped Tart Ale.

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April 24, 2018

LA GRAND BOUFFE (THE BIG FEAST) 2.0

LGB WHITEBig changes are afoot on LA GRANDE BOUFFE (THE BIG FEAST). Episode #100 will post on Friday (April 27), marking the end of Mike's tenure on the podcast with Bill Gunn's criminally unseen PERSONAL PROBLEMS.

As the old con says in THE GRIFTERS, "You take a partner, you put an apple on your head and hand the other guy a shotgun." Thus, I'll be taking on recording and editing duties to host each new episode with a different surprise guest, and beer, every week. My debut guest for LA GRANDE BOUFFE 2.0 is sure to knock your socks off — a woman filmmaker from Amman, Jordan who grew up in Beirut.

I can't tell you more except to say that THE BIG FEAST is about to get a whole lot bigger. After all, "copiously consuming international politics and culture through the prism of a single film and a different craft beer every week" is the name of the game. Gotta run. The meat truck just pulled up. 

April 20, 2018

LAST TANGO IN PARIS — BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI

Mike broke out Wavy Tropics Guava Pale Ale from Kills Boro Brewing for our discussion of Bertolucci's LAST TANGO IN PARIS even if we had planned to do Lars von Trier's MANDERLAY for this, our 99th episode. Check out my silent shout-out to THE STRYPES if you go to ColeSmithey.com. Bon appetite!

Cole and Mike

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April 13, 2018

1900 — BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI

SIERRA NEVADA'S BOUBLE BULLET DOUBLE IPA gave us the craft beer inspiration needed to dive into Cole's favorite film of all time, Bernardo Bertolucci's epic set in Parma, Italy. Donald Sutherland, Gerard Depardieu, Burt Lancaster, Robert De Niro, and Dominique Sanda contribute to this undeniable masterpiece.

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1900

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April 09, 2018

PORTRAIT OF JASON — SHIRLEY CLARKE

Cole and Mike dig Shirley Clarke's magnificent cinéma vérité work which showcases a gay black Mark Twain of African American experience up to this film's 1967 filming. Left Hand Brewing Milk Stout Nitro gave us the craft beer delight we desired for our movie chat. Bon appetite!

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April 02, 2018

NATURAL BORN KILLERS — OLIVER STONE

Mike baits Cole with a film Cole has never been able to get through until now. What's drinking you might ask. Cole picked HOP STOOPID from Lagunitas Brewing Company. Is this Oliver Stone's worst film? Cole thinks so.

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Natural-born-killers

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March 25, 2018

BLACK PANTHER — RYAN COOGLER

Treehouse Brewing's American Brown Ale BEAR is the beer of choice for Mike and Cole to hash out the first (and hopefully only) superhero movie to make it into the Feast. We also have our first food-fight as a result. Do superhero hero movies indoctrinate children into violent behavior? Cole thinks so. Could this be the movie that breaks LA GRANDE BOUFFE (THE BIG FEAST)? Superhero movies do indeed teach confrontation after all. Get out the electric knife for this one Bouffers, and don't worry about the mess. 

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March 17, 2018

IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES — Nagisa Oshima

Smuttynose Imperial Stout gives Cole and Mike the liquid foundation needed to discuss one of the most legendary and notorious films of Japanese Cinema. Non-simulated sex. You bet. You'll need a full set of utensils for this feast, so get out your forks, spoons, and the sharpest knives you can find — you'll know why. Bon appetite Bouffers. 

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In The Realm of the Senses

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