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Nicholas Roeg

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Friend of the show Bill Ackerman joins Patrick for what is surely the strangest Director’s Club episode yet. In addition to talking about vanguard British director Nicholas Roeg and his films (including Performance, Walkabout, The Man Who Fell To Earth, Don’t Look Now and Bad Timing), they cover Craig Brewer, commentary tracks, Bug Crush, the modern independent film landscape, VOD, Guardians of the Galaxy, and more. Also: Vincent Price sings “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”  Thanks as always for listening!

0:00 - What we watched segment, kinda sorta
45:45 - Nicholas Roeg discussion, kinda sorta

In about a week, we welcome returning guest Regina to talk with us about the idiosyncratic Wes Anderson. Until then, send us your feedback and comments over to: Thanks as always for listening!

Bonus Episode: TIFF 2014

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Festival correspondent and friend to the show Erik Childress joins us to talk about this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, giving reviews of around ten films that stood out this year, that we have to look forward to either later this year or the next. Titles include NIGHTCRAWLER, SPRING, MOMMY, WILD, THE VOICES, IT FOLLOWS and more!

Our Nicholas Roeg episode is coming within the week, and Wes Anderson will be recorded in a matter of days!  Included at the end is a cover song of “Angel in the Snow” by Elliott Smith by yours truly. Thanks for listening - Jim

Erik’s TIFF rundown on Letterboxd

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Oliver Stone

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We are back at last with our youngest guest to date!  The great Thomas Wishloff, formerly of the Big Kahuna Burger Podcast and now a writer for Sunset Productions, joins us to talk about the highly controversial Oliver Stone.  We touch upon the majority of his filmography with discussions mostly on PLATOON, NATURAL BORN KILLERS, JFK, SALVADOR and a whole lot more. We also review GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, LUCY, THE CONGRESS, THE TRIP TO ITALY, and the first season of TRUE DETECTIVE.  

0:00 - 20:50 - Intro / Robin Williams Discussion
20:51 - 22:31 - What We Watched Song
22:32 - 1:14:43 - What We Watched This Week
1:14:44 - 1:16:12 -  Director Song
1:16:13 - 2:31:32 -  Director Discussion
2:31:33 - 2:37:47 - Top 3 Lists / Outro

In two weeks, we return with friend of the show Bill Ackerman to talk about Nicolas Roeg mainly focusing on DON’T LOOK NOW and WALKABOUT.   Until then, send us your feedback and comments over to:  Thanks as always for listening!

Kelly Reichardt

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Guest-free but incredibly happy to return together as we trek into troubled terrain to talk about independent filmmaker Kelly Reichardt. Despite having not seen her very first film or her latest from this year, we feel confident in expressing what we love about the three films of hers that have garnered much acclaim - OLD JOY, WENDY & LUCY, and MEEK’S CUTOFF.  In addition, Patrick talks about Linklater’s latest BOYHOOD while I giddily catch up with a lightning round of about 12 films that I’ve seen as of late.  

0:00 - 14:50 - Intro / In-House Business

14:51- 15:50 - What We Watched Song

15:51 - 1:06:48 - What We Watched This Week

1:06:49 - 1:07:58 -  Director Song

1:07:59 - 2:17:59 -  Director Discussion

2:18:00 - 2:27:28 - Top 3 Lists / Outro

In two weeks, we return to discuss the controversial work of Oliver Stone, focusing mainly on his earlier films PLATOON and SALVADOR. Until then, send us your feedback and comments over to:  Thanks as always for listening!