Episode 20: Winter Light/First Reformed

Becky D'Anna comes on the podcast to discuss First Reformed and the parallels with Winter Light. This episode is perfectly timed for Bergman 100 and the announcement for the new Ingmar Bergman Collector's Set, being released by Criterion Collection. Listening to Becky discuss Bergman is the perfect way to celebrate Bergman 100.

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Episode 19: Hard To Be A God

Martin Kessler from Flixwise and Flixwise Canada joins FBF to discuss the one and only HARD TO BE A GOD by Aleksei German. This episode will pair well with Martin's articles about Aleksei German, the brilliant Russian director who sadly made too few films over a pretty long career. You can find those essays over at The Pink Smoke (link below). FBF is back from vacation, and this notoriously dense and mysterious film is one hell of a way to get back in the saddle. Giddy-up.

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Episode 18: Thingmar Bergdays - Shame

Becky D'Anna joins us to discuss the movie SHAME, on our first Thingmar Bergday episode in 2018, the 100th Year of Ingmar Bergman. We start by discussing Becky's love for Bergman and how she got there, and then we discuss the context of the film in terms of his life, career, and the world around him. Among other things, we discuss why this movie is the closest thing to a Clint Eastwood/Michael Bay action film that Bergman ever made.

If you're a fan of Bergman, you've probably heard Becky before. She's one of the most informed people alive about the man and his movies. If you're not yet a fan of Bergman, do yourself a favor... subscribe to Filmstruck, watch some Bergman films, and then listen to all Becky's WrongReel episodes. And while you're at it, check out SHAME and listen to this. Don't worry, we'll be here waiting for you.

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Episode 17: Phantom Thread

Jordan Essoe joins FBF again, this time to discuss Paul Thomas Anderson's film Phantom Thread. Jordan and I discuss Vicky Krieps impressive performance, as well as various interpretations of the films ambiguous title. Jordan and I also commiserate on the joys and burdens of having boyish excitement, and the need to find passion for something, anything in life. Jordan is a wonderful guest and I am sure you will agree he has much insight to offer on all this and more as we discuss PTA's latest.

 

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Episode 16: Top 10 Movies of 2017

DJ Moore joins FBF again, this time to discuss the top 10 movies of 2017. We both discuss how much we enjoyed this year's films, as well as why we need movies in these rockiest of times. We also discuss some of the movies that didn't make our list, and we mention some of the movies we didn't see yet from 2017. DJ and I even get to disagree a couple of times, well, more like I disagree with DJ and he's too polite to tell me to shut up. Thanks for that DJ.

DJ's Top 10:

10. mother!
9. Phantom Thread
8. Coco
7. Get Out
6. Florida Project
5. Wind River
4. Blade Runner 2049
3. Lady Bird
2. The Post
1. Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri

Jon's Top 10:

10. Get Out
9. Your Name.
8. The Post
7. Lady Bird
6. Phantom Thread
5. Good Time
4. Columbus
3. Raw
2. A Quiet Passion
1. Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri

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Episode 15: Paul Thomas Anderson, Pt. 2 - There Will Be Blood & The Master

This is part 2 of the Paul Thomas Anderson discussion with guest host Jordan Essoe. We discuss THERE WILL BE BLOOD and THE MASTER, and then rank our favorite PTA films in order. Jordan continues to be awesome. Check it out.

Intro: 0:00-5:00
There Will Be Blood: 5:00-56:25
The Master: 56:26-1:19:50
PTA Films, Ranked: 1:19:51-End

Jordan's PTA Films, Ranked:
1. The Master
2. Magnolia
3. Boogie Nights
4. Punch Drunk Love
5. There Will Be Blood
6. Inherent Vice
7. Hard Eight

Jon's PTA Films, Ranked:
1. There Will Be Blood
2. Punch Drunk Love
3. Magnolia
4. Inherent Vice
5. The Master
6. Boogie Nights
7. Hard Eight

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Episode 14: Paul Thomas Anderson, Pt. 1 - Magnolia, Punch Drunk Love, and Inherent Vice

Welcome to part one of our PTA retrospective. Joined by actor/writer/director/top 5 man-crush Jordan Essoe, who will help me dive deep on three of Paul Thomas Anderson's most Altman influenced films: Magnolia, Punch Drunk Love, and Inherent Vice.

Introduction to PTA and Magnolia: 0:00-1:01
Punch Drunk Love: 1:01-1:36
Inherent Vice: 1:36-End

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Episode 13: Book and a Movie- Roadside Picnic/Stalker

Get ready for the first ever cross-over “Book and a Movie” episode! We joined forces with Reading Envy to discuss the book ROADSIDE PICNIC by the Strugatsky brothers, and the Tarkovsky slow-film classic STALKER. 

Jenny Colvin, the host of Reading Envy, is a total bad-ass. She read over 300 books last year, and she is one of the most intelligent podcasters I know. I thoroughly enjoy her podcast (if your New Years Resolution is to read more, check out her "Best of 2017" for book suggestions).

We discuss the similarities and differences between the source material and the adaptation, as well as some of the things we liked (and didn't like). Jenny and I also discuss Infinite Jest, some of her favorite books of the year, a famous littering scene from the show MAD MEN, and finally my friend's deepest fear.

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Episode 12: Fritz Lang's M

One of the great films made during the early transition from silent to sound, Fritz Lang's M is a movie that has aged well. On this episode we discuss the 1931 German serial-killer thriller with Matthew Speredelozzi, a criminal defense attorney and actor. We discuss the film and its technical achievements, but we also focus on the ethical issues of criminal defense, and the importance of finding the right balance between due process and our desire for vengeance.

Definitely listen all the way to the end, as Matthew discusses some recent work where he helped get an innocent man a new shot at freedom.

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Episode 11: Trailer Trash - Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, Call Me By Your Name, Phantom Thread, Thoroughbreds

Welcome guest DJ Moore from The Reel Conversation as we delve into some trash… Trailer Trash! Today’s episode we discuss trailers for Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, Call Me By Your Name, Phantom Thread, and Thoroughbreds.

On this episode we also discuss a host of related topics, like comic books, a dream project of mine called “White Trash Art House,” Fruitvale Station, Daniel Day-Lewis’s weird retirement, and Armie Hammer’s filmography, both real and hypothetical. Lots of other fun things we discuss, and DJ is a terrific host so stop reading this and start listening. We’ll be sure to have DJ back real soon.

Intro: 0:00-14:00

Avengers: Infinity War: 14:00-30:00

Black Panther: 30:00-43:00

Call Me By Your Name: 43:00-54:00

Phantom Thread: 54:00-1:03:00

Thoroughbreds: 1:03:00-End

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Episode 10: Thor Ragnarok

Guest Nick Pizzolato joins FBF to discuss Thor: Ragnarok. We also touch on many other topics, and this free-ranging conversation was great fun. For you comic book movie fans, or fans of Taika Waititi, or just fans of having fun, this movie should be right up your alley. And the podcast too.

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Episode 9: Trailer Trash - Wonderstruck, The Florida Project, Thor: Ragnarok, Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing Missouri, and The Shape of Water

Welcome back to Film Baby Film... today we have another Trailer Trash episode, where we will be discussing five trailers: Wonderstruck, The Florida Project, Thor: Ragnarok, Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing Missouri, and The Shape of Water.

My guest is Brendan Murray, working stiff by day, but electronic music and film score composer by night. We had a terrific discussion about film scoring and audio in movies, as well as many other things: 1980s super hero tv shows, being a latchkey kid, and how bad one of the trailers looks for a certain movie with Oscar buzz. One of the best discussions we've had on FBF, and I can't wait to have Brendan back on.

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Intro: 0:00 - 7:45
Discussion with Brendan Murray: 7:45 - 25:00
Wonderstruck: 25:00 - 46:00
The Florida Project: 46:00 - 57:40
Thor: Ragnarok: 57:40 - 1:13:00
Three Billboard: 1:13:00 - 1:27:00
The Shape of Water: 1:27:00 - End

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Episode 8: Trailer Trash- Blade Runner 2049, Happy Death Day, The Snowman, Walking Out, Killing of a Sacred Deer

Join me and our co-host, Kaytie Dimery Matthews, as we discuss five upcoming movies in our latest TRAILER TRASH episode. We discuss BLADE RUNNER 2049 (18:51-33:00), HAPPY DEATH DAY (33:00-44:00), THE SNOWMAN (44:00-55:30), WALKING OUT (55:30-1:02:00), and finally, THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER (1:02:00-the end). Kaytie is a terrific co-host, and I can't wait to have her back on.

 

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Episode 7: Thingmar Bergdays - Sawdust & Tinsel

In this episode we discuss SAWDUST & TINSEL by Ingmar Bergman. Dave Eves joins us for this our latest podcast in the Thingmar Bergdays series, the series where we make our way somewhat chronologically through the Ingmar Bergman filmography. Dave is a wonderful guest who has been on several other great film podcasts to discuss our boy Bergman. The movie is a lot of fun, as was the discussion. Check it out, and make sure you pay attention for a special guest appearance by a certain Mrs. Danvers!

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Episode 6: Book and a Movie - The Long Goodbye

Welcome back to Film Baby Film. Life has been very good and very busy, as I've been traveling and moving and recording game shows (!), but I am definitely thrilled to get back to podcasting.

On today's episode, we are joined by artist/poet Kurt Eidsvig, who joins us to discuss THE LONG GOODBYE, both the 1973 film by Robert Altman and the 1953 novel by genre master Raymond Chandler.

The first 13 minutes are an intro where I discuss some of what has been happening since my last episode, as well as explaining why I podcast. Feel free to skip ahead to listen to the discussion, but do yourself a favor: listen to the ending. Kurt is one hell of a guest and I am confident this won't be our last "Book and a Movie" episode we record together.

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Episode 5: Thingmar Bergdays - Summer with Monika

Episode 5: Thingmar Bergdays - Summer with Monika

FBF welcomes back Travis Trudell to discuss Summer with Monika, Ingmar Bergman's 1953 film about falling in and out of love.

Until 17:40, we discuss Netflix shows and our favorite podcast. 17:40 to 40:35, Jon and Travis present an overview of the film, as well as some context about Bergman, Harriet Andersson, and Sweden (the setting for the film). From 40:35 on Jon and Travis discuss the film Summer with Monika in-depth. This is not spoiler-free, so watch the movie first.

Episode 4: Thingmar Bergdays - Secrets of Women

Episode 4: Thingmar Bergdays - Secrets of Women

FBF welcomes Travis Trudell to discuss Secrets of Women, Ingmar Bergman's 1952 film about the trials and tribulations of love and marriage. The best (and perhaps only) way to see this movie in the US is on Filmstruck. This is too bad, as Travis and Jon argue, because this movie marks a shift to the more mature and experimental Bergman.

Episode 3: Trailer Trash - Dunkirk, Detroit, Atomic Blonde, Valerian, Brigsby Bear

Episode 3: Trailer Trash - Dunkirk, Detroit, Atomic Blonde, Valerian, Brigsby Bear

First spoiler-free "Trailer Trash" episode, where they discuss (you guessed it!) five trailers of upcoming films, and tell you whether or not they are excited to see them.

Jon is joined by attorney and former Arts & Living journalist Ryan Benharris for a free-wheeling discussion about Dunkirk, Detroit, Atomic Blonde, Valerian, and Brigsby Bear. They also get into the pros and cons of review aggregator sites like Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

Episode 1: The Beguiled

Episode 1: The Beguiled

In the debut episode of Film Baby Film, Jon brings on close friends and fellow cinephiles Chris Madden and Sophie Besl. They discuss upcoming films, as well as an in-depth review of The Beguiled, including a focus on race and gender issues. Other films discussed: the 1971 version of The Beguiled, the 1947 classic Black Narcissus, and a brief comparison to Picnic at Hanging Rock.