11 posts categorized "Food and Drink"

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 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 02, 2018

LADY BIRD — GRETA GERWIG

Mike holds Cole's feet to the fire as Cole lays out character flaw after character flaw for Saoirse Ronan's persona in what is destined to be one of the most overrated films of all time. MAGIC HAT BREWING'S #9 provided a nice buzz to the discussion. You can read the print essay (THE MILLENNIAL CONFORMIST — OR HOW TO LEARN TO LOVE STUPIDITY WITHOUT REALLY TRYING), watch the video essay, and listen to the podcast. Since Cole is the only film critic to spell out "Lady Bird's" flaws, at least he doesn't hold back. 

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Lady Bird

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February 16, 2018

VIVRE SA VIE — JEAN LUC GODARD

Jean-Luc Godard's fourth film features Godard's wife-at-the-time Anna Karina as an actress-turned-prostitute in this ground breaking example of the French New Wave. Stone Delicious IPA seemed like the perfect beer to go along with this equally attractive film. 

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Anna Karina

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October 08, 2017

LA GRANDE BOUFFE (THE BIG FEAST) PODCAST SERIES

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LA GRANDE BOUFFE (THE BIG FEAST) is the weekly craft beer and movie podcast with veteran film critic Cole Smithey. For its first 100 episodes Millennial filmmaker Mike Lacy was Cole's co-host. The podcast now features a different co-host each and every week to copiously consume international politics and culture through the prism of a single film and a different craft beer.

Naturally, Cole chooses a special craft beer appropriate to the film we have chosen to dish about. 

Anchor Steam, Ballast Point, Brooklyn Brewery, Dogfish Head, Empire, Firestone Walker, Flying Dog, Founders, Green Flash, Grim, Industrial Arts, Left Hand, Ommegang, Revolution, Rogue Nation, Sierra Nevada, Stone, Two Brothers, Unibroue, and Victory are just a few of the breweries we've featured on the podcast. 

Former guest co-hosts include Thelma Adams, Neil Rosen, Jack Rico, Anthony Matt, Michael Kimmel, Michael Somerville, and Wilson Morales.

The feast is always big. We break out our best polished silver for the event. Bon appetite!

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June 09, 2017

WHEN HARRY MET SALLY — ROB REINER

We're drinking PALATE WRECKER from GREEN FLASH to go along with our discussion of Rob Reiner's classic romantic comedy WHEN HARRY MET SALLY.

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Katz

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February 22, 2017

LA GRANDE BOUFFE (THE BIG FEAST) — COMMERCIAL

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February 05, 2017

LUNA — BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI

Chewing through challenging films is part of the usual menu for Cole and Mike. Bernardo Bertolucci's "Luna" provides grist for the mill in a story drawn from Bertolucci's Freudian psychoanalysis. Mike chose the appropriate beer (PROHIBITION ALE) to go with this week's film. Bon appetite.

LUNA

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October 01, 2016

LA GRANDE BOUFFE (THE BIG FEAST) — YUEN WOO-PING'S CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON: SWORD OF DESTINY

In episode #23 of THE BIG FEAST, we're drinking GREEN FLASH'S TREASURE CHEST IPA while talking around and about CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON: SWORD OF DESTINY.

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