Thursday, September 26, 2013

Special Episode - The 51st New York Film Festival #1 (Carson Lund)

Arguably the most excitingly and dynamically curated film festival in the world, Peter returns to the New York Film Festival, now in its 51st iteration, for his 8th (!) trip and he couldn't be more excited. Thus begins a series of podcasts dedicated to the various works being presented throughout the festival, now lead by its new head programmer Kent Jones. To help him work through many of the daunting works (in theme, aesthetic, and running time), Boston cinephile Carson Lund, a blogger covering the festival for In Review Online, joins Peter on a tour through violence in capitalist China, fascism in the Northern Philippines, cruising in France, alcoholism in South Korea, and melting ice cream in Nepal. If the rest of the films are as intriguing and exciting as those covered in this first podcast, NYFF51 might just be the best festival yet.  

0:00-2:17 Opening 
2:47-15:15 Zhangke's A Touch of Sin
15:39-26:27 Miyazaki's The Wind Rises
26:54-37:23 Guiraudie's Stranger By the Lake
37:36-39:48 Trivia Round
40:13-53:43 Diaz's Norte, End of History
54:54-1:06:28 Hong's Nobody's Daughter Haewon
1:07:16-1:20:30 MANAKAMANA
1:20:33-1:23:07 Close / Outtake
Visit Carson's blog, Are the Hills Going to March Off?, and his work on In Review Online, Mubi, Dig Boston, and Boston Viewfinder
Follow Carson on Twitter.

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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Episode #26 - Jordan Cronk (Repo Man)

"I'm a kind of person who with film and music I'll force myself to listen to something that I don't necessarily think I like, whether its has no sound or has no traditional narrative.  

The city of Los Angeles might be where Hollywood's dreams come true, but for film critic Jordan Cronk, his mind often wanders toward the films of countries far and abroad, reflective works of the most avant-garde order. So when Jordan decided to make a pit stop in New York before heading off to the Toronto Film Festival, Peter had him drop by the studio for some chat on his work as a critic, the state of world cinema, Los Angeles's growing repertory theaters, how to approach music the same way as film, and his slight obsession with actress Shailene Woodley. They then dream of an LA they never knew with Alex Cox's crazy cult classic, Repo Man, whose humor and political allegory is uniquely distinct and worth deconstructing, as well as simply rocking along with. 

0:00-1:01 Opening 
2:09-8:31 Establishing Shots - Twixt / Trivia Round
9:16-51:41 Deep Focus - Jordan Cronk
53:05-1:12:11 Double Exposure - Repo Man (Alex Cox)
1:12:13-1:14:47 Close / Outtake
Visit Jordan's blog, as well as his work for Reverse Shot, Slant Magazine, Fandor, Little White Lies, and Coke Machine Glow
Follow Jordan on Twitter.

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