Posts tagged as: Podcast

TMA FilmCast #33 — Vera Chytilova and the Czech New Wave

TMA FilmCast #33 — Vera Chytilova and the Czech New Wave

To discuss the British Film Institute’s retrospective on Czech New Wave director Vera Chytilova, Alison Frank is joined by critic Carmen Gray, author Peter Hames, and Michal Bregant director of the Czech National Film Archive. Listen!

TMA FilmCast #31 — Alison Frank reports from 67th Locarno Film Fest

TMA FilmCast #31 — Alison Frank reports from 67th Locarno Film Fest

Alison Frank reports from the 67th Locarno Film Festival, interviewing two directors from the international competition, Lucie Borleteau (“Fidélio, l’odyssée d’Alice”) and Andrea Staka (“Cure – The Life of Another”) and Jasmila Zbanic, whose film, “Love Island,” was screened on the festival’s famous Piazza Grande. LISTEN!

TMA FilmCast #30 – Date Night, Repo Men

TMA FilmCast #30 – Date Night, Repo Men

Film is a fickle medium. In any other industry if you take two of the top performers in their respective spheres and put them together you’ve got a hit. Derek Jeter and A-Rod, peanut butter and jelly, vanilla and chocolate. Like Captain Planet, their combined powers create something greater than the sum of their parts. […]

TMA FilmCast #29 – Alice in Wonderland, Nicolas Cage

TMA FilmCast #29 – Alice in Wonderland, Nicolas Cage

Dear Mr. Burton: What happened to you? You used to be so creative, have such imagination. You were strange, unknowable but always managed to imbue your films with such heart and feeling. From “Ed Wood” to “Edward Scissorhands” to “Beetlejuice” your films have always entertained and inspired us. But when you undertook to usurp the […]

TMA FilmCast #28 – Shutter Island, The Crazies

TMA FilmCast #28 – Shutter Island, The Crazies

What happens when Martin Scorsese, the master of personal, gritty, nuanced filmmaking decides to make a schlocky, B-movie-style, psychological thriller? You get a delicately constructed, multi-layered ode to the classics of Hollywood cinema, of course.   Hitchcock, Kubrick and all the greatest elements of the noirs and suspense pictures of the 1940s and 50s are […]

TMA FilmCast #27 – Up in the Air, It’s Complicated

TMA FilmCast #27 – Up in the Air, It’s Complicated

What do Peter Sellers’ character in Hal Ashby’s 1979 flick, “Being There” and Jason Reitman’s Oscar-bait movie, “Up in the Air” have in common? More than you might think. Also, can a middle-aged, sexually inactive divorcee be sexy? All that and more in this week’s edition of The Moving Arts FilmCast. Click below to listen […]

TMA FilmCast #26 – Avatar

TMA FilmCast #26 – Avatar

Growing up in the 80s, Scott and I are quite fond of the brilliant special effects of our youth.  From “Jaws” to “E.T.” to “The Empire Strikes Back,” you just can beat some good ol’ practical Hollywood effects.  Or can you?  This week we’ll discuss James Cameron’s much ballyhooed attempt at making practical effects all […]

TMA FilmCast #25 – Precious, Invictus (Written Reviews)

TMA FilmCast #25 – Precious, Invictus (Written Reviews)

This week we’re trying something a little different. Scott, my usual co-host, was absent from class during the recording of the show so instead of scrambling to find a temporary replacement I decided to offer the audio versions of a couple of our already written reviews. This isn’t likely to become a staple of the […]

TMA FilmCast #23 – Paranormal Activity, Zombieland

TMA FilmCast #23 – Paranormal Activity, Zombieland

It’s been a couple of weeks since our last show, but this one is worth the wait (we hope). This week we tackle Oren Peli’s viral, scare-fest phenomenon “Paranormal Activity,” and then on to Ruben Fleischer’s Woody Harrelson-is-a-hillybilly-zombie-killer flick, “Zombieland.” Too much horror to handle? Find somebody to hold on to and let us guide […]

TMA FilmCast #22 – Inglourious Basterds

TMA FilmCast #22 – Inglourious Basterds

Quentin Tarantino’s controversial revisionist’s WWII saga, “Inglourious Basterds” has had fans cheering and moralizers crying foul. Does it really deny the holocaust? Is it as boring as some have said? And how many freaking references to classic cinema can a guy fit into a single movie?! To find out you’ll have to listen to the […]

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