17 posts categorized "Filmmakers"

July 19, 2018

WRONG REEL PODCAST — JOSEPH LOSEY — THE BLACKLIST, EXILE AND BEYOND

I took a break from LA GRANDE BOUFFE (THE BIG FEAST) to gear up for my pal James Hancock's WRONG REEL podcast to watch and discuss no fewer that 13 of Joseph Losey's films. I've been waiting 25 years to dig into Losey's movies, and the result is as complicated as I expected. Losey's collaborations with Bertolt Brecht, Harold Pinter, Dirk Bogard, Jane Fonda, and Isabelle Huppert combine to exemplify a film artist free of judgement for the flawed thing that is human nature. James and I scratch the surface in this nearly two-hour podcast. The thrill of Cinema lies in discovery. Joseph Losey's movies offer up a lot of sticky choices. 

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June 29, 2018

BERNARD FEINSOD — THE SHAPE OF WATER

NYC filmmaker Bernard Feinsod chats with Cole about Guillermo Del Toro's THE SHAPE OF WATER over a can of STONE BREWING'S FEAR. MOVIE. LIONS DOUBLE IPA! Bon appétit!

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June 08, 2018

PHIL HOLT — FIRST REFORMED

Dramatist and LA GRANDE BOUFFE (THE BIG FEAST) regular Phil Holt returns to the podcast to discuss PAUL SCHRADER'S FIRST REFORMED over a glass of BUNKER'S BROWN ALE. Bon appétit!

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June 01, 2018

THEODORE BOULOUKOS — THE LAST OF SHEILA

New York City actor Theodore Bouloukos joins the FEAST to drink a BELLS TWO HEARTED IPA and discuss THE LAST OF SHELIA — co-written by Anthony Perkins and Stephen Sondheim. Long before Bret Easton Ellis reveled in the narcissism of the entitled, Perkins and Sondheim celebrated it with just as little concern for likable characters. Bon appétit!

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May 25, 2018

JAMES HANCOCK — DANGER DIABOLIK!

Wrong Reel Podcast co-host James Hancock joins the Feast to talk about Mario Bava's kooky anti-superhero love fest DANGER DIABOLIK with film critic Cole Smithey over a couple bottles of Bear Republic Racer 5. Bon appétit!

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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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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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March 11, 2018

THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD — Dan O'Bannon w/ guest Co-Host Grady Hendrix

Screenwriter Grady Hendrix joins the Feast this week to bring us the delightful THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD. Cole broke out a bottle of MUDPUPPY PORTER from his personal stash for the occasion. Whether or not you're familiar with Dan O'Bannon's (screenwriter on "ALIEN"), you're in for a fun time. Bon appetite. 

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