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Saoirse Ronan as Mary, Queen of Scots

"With only a few scenes at her disposal, Samantha Morton was an amazing, amazing Mary Queen of Scots in "Elizabeth: The Golden Age". Don't expect that portrayal of the lady will ever be topped." -Ken

"Saoirse Ronan is an inspired choice for Mary. But... Who signed off on Margot Robbie as Elizabeth I? What is this madness." - BillyBob

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Friday
Jan202012

Podcast: One Last Golden Globe Gala!

You thought the Golden Globe festivities were over didn't you? Nope. There's one more left. It's time for the Film Experience Golden Globe Podcast. Katey, Nick, Joe and Nathaniel all met up for one last pre-nomination chat. We still don't agree on the movies but we all love the Globes unironically. It's always such a party. We're sad it's over!

You can download the podcast on iTunes or listen right here at the bottom of the post.

Topics include but are not limited to...

  • Crowd shots and nominee closeups.
  • The unintentional eroticism of the DeMille Award
  • Leonardo DiCaprio's tipping point.
  • Johnny Depp, Original Song and other Unnecessaries
  • Seating charts, surprise marriages
  • Calista and Harrison... and Harrison's earrings. 
  • No sloppy Globe seconds for Oscar.
  • Uggie up to his old tricks
  • What will happen with The Help at SAG?
  • Viola Davis vs. Meryl Streep, the problematic narrative
  • Octavia Spencer and David Fincher
  • Brad vs. George and Mr CrankyPants Joe Reid
  • Goodbyes

We'd love to hear your takes on any of the issues discussed in the comments.

 

One Last Golden Globe Gala

Friday
Dec302011

A Raggedy Oscar Podcast Reunion

Surprise!

The old team is back together momentarily. Clearly we need more time than 40 minutes to get into everything that's going on in the Oscar race so this one is a totally raggedy conversation... a la Margaret and Rampart, two films that are discussed.

So welcome back to Katey, Joe, Nick from Nathaniel, your host here at The Film Experience.

Topics include but are not limited to:
• Cooking tips from The Help
The Iron Lady and Streep's hard sell for the third Oscar
• Team Margaret and Team Rampart, two wildly underseen movies that share some intuitive storytelling and vivid ensemble work.
• Critical advocacy in the age of consensus
• The silly battle lines drawn between Hugo & The Artist
• Shailene Woodley and Nick's Descendants agnosticism.

 

Listen right here (works best with Firefox) or download from iTunes

Good Help, Bad Cops, Sudden Reunions

Sunday
Jul172011

Nathaniel & Nick Circa 1986

Since Nathaniel has been gagging on Aliens and Peggy Sue Got Married for their 25th anniversary year and Nick has been revisiting Cannes 1986 in all its sidebar and competitive glory we opted to join forces for a special edition of the podcast, spinning off from the 1986 film year.

We're also discussing Robert Altman's Fool For Love (1985), why Aliens (1986) is superior to both Alien (1979) and the 1986 "Best Picture" Platoon (1986). We also dig into Oscar's Best Actress Lineup: Sigourney Weaver, Kathleen Turner, Sissy Spacek, Jane Fonda and the winner Marlee Matlin. And share our choices for best film of 1986. We both wimp out and go with ties. 

Revisiting 1986

Sunday
Jun192011

"Midnight in Paris" and Oscar's New Rules

Since I never officially reviewed Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, I thought we'd have to at least cover it in discussion form. So for the latest podcast, Kurt from Your Movie Buddy and first-time guest Mark Blankenship from The Criticial Condition joined me to discuss Woody Allen's biggest hit in some time as well as Oscar's new "up to 10 nominees for Best Picture" ruling, which I recently discussed with Katey for her Kino Katey podcast.

But, you know, we can't ever shut up about Oscar, can we?

Other topics: Best Original Song, first and favorite Woody Allen pictures seen.  As always please join the conversation in the comments.

Midnight in Paris

Sunday
May082011

"Meek's Cutoff" and Early Cinephilia

We're switching up the guest lists, for a hopefully rotating panel. For this week's podcast we have three first time guests: Kurt (Your Movie Buddy), Michael (Serious Film and Unsung Heroes) and Robert ("Distant Relatives") and yours truly, Nathaniel.

Topics include:

  • Kelly Reichardt's invisible storytelling and Meek's Cutoff
  • Is Michelle Williams America's Tilda Swinton?
  • Robert Pattison and Water for Elephants
  • Cinephilia: When did it begin for our guests? How do their significant others deal with their movie obsessiveness?

As always the conversation can include more voices. Join us in the comments.

Meek's Cutoff, Water For Elephants