June 28, 2016

Episode 277: Celine and Julie Go Boating

Special Guest: Jonathan Rosenbaum, Mary Wiles
Guest Co-Host: Heather Drain, Chris Stachiw

Jacques Rivette's Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974) tells a story of friendship, adventure, and magic between two women (Juliet Berto and Dominique Labourier) in Paris.

Interviews this week include Jonathan Rosenbaum (Rivette: Texts and Interviews) and Mary Wiles (Contemporary Film Directors: Jacques Rivette).

Heather Drain (Mondo-Heather.com) and Chris Stachiw (Kulturecast) join Mike to unwrap the candy that is Celine and Julie Go Boating.

Download Episode Now:

Buy Celine and Julie Go Boating on Blu-Ray (UK)
Buy Jacques Rivette by Mary Wiles
Buy Rivette Text and Interviews by Jonathan Rosenbaum
Ask New Yorker Films to release Celine and Julie on Blu-Ray / DVD
Read Desperately Seeking Celine and Julie by Reid Rosefelt
Read Mirror, mirror: Jacques Rivette, the Marx Brothers and the plays we game by Brad Stevens
Listen to Let Us Now Praise Jacques Rivette by The Cinephiliacs
Read Jacques Rivette on Out 1 and Céline and Julie Go Boating on BFI.org
Read Exploring the Haunted Grounds of Sérail by Imran Khan
Read Celine and Julia Go Boating Subversive fantasy by Julia Lesage
Read Celine and Julie: The Typeface by Pat Graham
Read about The Personal is Political
Visit the official Jonathan Rosenbaum website
Visit the official Mondo Heather website
Visit the Kulture Shocked website for more of Chris Stachiw

"Donald and Julie go Boating" - Techno Twins
"I'll Be You" - The Replacements


June 21, 2016

Episode 276: Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

Special Guest: Peter Hames
Guest Co-Host: Nicholas Schlegel, Kevin Heffernan, Axel Kohagen

Continuing our discussion of fairy tales in films, we discuss Jaromil Jires's film Valerie and Her Week of Wonders, the story of a young woman coming of age.

And who better to join Mike in discussing the film than Kevin Heffernan, Axel Kohagen, and Nicholas Schlegel?

This week's special guest, Peter Hames, is the author of several books about the Czech and Slovak New Wave.

Download Episode Now:

Buy Valerie and her Week of Wonders on DVD
Buy Valerie and her Week of Wonders by Vitezslav Nezval
Buy Czech and Slovak Cinema: Theme and Tradition by Peter Hames
Buy The Cinema of Central Europe by Peter Hames
Buy The Czechoslovak New Wave by Peter Hames
Buy Avant-garde to New Wave: Czechoslovak Cinema, Surrealism and the Sixties by Jonathan L. Owen
Buy Sex, Sadism, Spain, and Cinema: The Spanish Horror Film by Nicholas G. Schlegel
Read Knot and Gender blog by Kevin Heffernan
Read The Crawling Eye Cult Media Blog by Kevin Heffernan
Visit the official Axel Kohagen website

"Talk With Grandmother" - Luboš Fišer
"Valerie" - Broadcast
"Valleri" - The Monkees


June 19, 2016

Guest Spots: Ip-Man and Under Siege

Kulturecast: Under Seige

On the Kulture Shocked podcast, Mike joined the discussion of Under Siege along with host Chris Stachiw and Sean Liang.

Kulturecast: Ip-Man

Continuing the discussion of martial arts films, Mike discussed Ip-Man with host Chris Stachiw and Sean Liang.

June 14, 2016

Episode 275: Some Call It Loving (1973)

Special Guest: James B. Harris
Guest Co-Host: Heather Drain, Aaron Peterson

When Robert Troy (Zalman King) buys a "sleeping beauty" (Tisa Farrow) at a carnival and introduces her to the playscape of fantasy roleplay in which he lives every day, things don't necessarily work out in Some Call it Loving, a beautiful and unusual film from 1973.

Writer/director James B. Harris discusses the genesis of the film as well as his work with Stanley Kubrick on The Killing, Paths of Glory, One-Eyed Jacks, and more. He also compares the volatility of Timothy Carey to Richard Pryor.

Heather Drain and The Hollywood Outsider's Aaron Peterson join Mike in discussing the film as well as other interpretations of the Sleeping Beauty tale.

Download Episode Now:

Buy Some Call It Loving on Blu-Ray/DVD
Read Asleep No More: James B. Harris' SOME CALL IT LOVING by Heather Drain
Read Eyes Wide Shut: ‘Some Call It Loving’ and ‘Sleeping Beauty’ by Adam Nayman
Read the Film Comment interview with James B. Harris
Visit the Etiquette Pictures website
Keep up with Heather Drain at Mondo Heather
Be sure to check out The Hollywood Outsider

"The Very Thought of You" - Nat King Cole
"The Sleeping Beauty Waltz" - Tchaikovsky
"In Dreams" - Roy Orbison
"Sleeepwalk" - Santo & Johnny
"Once Upon a Dream" - Lana Del Rey

June 13, 2016

Guest Spot: Supporting Characters

Mike was interviewed for the Supporting Characters podcast where he dished about The Projection Booth, Cashiers du Cinemart, SuperHappyFun.com, Who Do You Think You're Fooling?, and more.

Listen to the Episode:

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Be sure to check out the other episodes of the Supporting Players podcast.

I said "Herb" but I mean "Hugh" as in Hugh Cohen

Buy Film Language: A Semiotics of the Cinema by Christian Metz
Buy Impossibly Funky: A Cashiers Du Cinemart Collection
Visit the (very old) Anti-Tarantino website


Who Do You Think You're Fooling? from Mike White on Vimeo.

June 7, 2016

Episode 274: Apocalypse Now (1979)

Special Guest: Fax Bahr
Guest Co-Host: Paul Zimmerman, Rich Edwards

We get off the boat and go all the way on this episode about Francis Ford Coppola's landmark 1979 Vietnam film Apocalypse Now. Based on a script by , the making of the film is nearly as fascinating as the film itself. To that end, Fax Bahr, director of Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse discusses the creation of the fascinating and illuminating documentary about Apocalypse Now.

Professor Rich Edwards and former Film Threat editor Paul Zimmerman join Mike to examine the film, the "Redux" version, the nearly five-hour assembly version, and many of the parodies that the film has inspired from Porklips Now to Apocalypse Pooh and more.

Listen/Download Now:

Buy Apocalypse Now: The Disclosure Edition on Blu-Ray
Buy Notes: The Making of Apocalypse Now by Eleanor Coppola
Buy The Apocalypse Now Book by Peter Cowie
Buy Apocalypse Now Scene-by-Scene by John David Ebert
Buy Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Buy Porklips Now on DVD
Buy Virgin Noir (Indie Legends of the 1990s Volume 1: Icons) by Paul Zimmerman
Read The Holy Grail of Workprints: The Five Hour Rough Version of Apocalypse Now on Cinephilia and Beyond
Read Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now Must Be the Key Lecture in Anyone's Filmmaking Education on Cinephilia and Beyond
Read Napalm in the Morning storyboards for the Ride of the Valkyries scene
Read The New Cinema: A Fascinating Documentary on the Restructuring of 1960x Hollywood on Cinephilia and Beyond
Keep up with Rich Edwards at Noircast.net

"Apocalypse Now" - Koto
"Charlie Don't Surf" - The Clash
"Holiday in Cambodia" - The Dead Kennedys


June 3, 2016

Guest Spots: Hitchcock and Herzog

Pick A Flick: There's Been a Hitch!

Mike paid a visit to the Master of Suspense with Chris Haigh and classic film blogger Ruth Kerr on PICK A FLICK!

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On the Kulture Shocked podcast, Mike joined the discussion of Aguirre, The Wrath of God along with host Chris Stachiw.

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June 2, 2016

Episode 273: UHF

Special Guest: Jay Levey
Guest Co-Host: Skizz Cyzyk, Cecil Trachtenberg

"Weird Al" Yankovic stars as the hapless George Newman who turns his life around when he stumbles into owning a TV station in UHF. Somewhat lost among the blockbusters of 1989, the film has since been hailed as a comedy classic.

Director/co-writer Jay Levey discusses creating parody videos, managing Weird Al, and the creation of UHF.

Filmmaker Skizz Cyzyk and Good/Bad Flicks' Cecil Trachtenberg, two Close Personal Friends of Al, join Mike to discuss the film and Weird Al's career.

Listen / Download Now:

Buy UHF on Blu-Ray
Buy Weird Al: The Book by Nathan Rabin & Al Yankovic
Buy the UHF Soundtrack
Buy Weird Al Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection on DVD
Visit the official Weird Al website
Visit the official Skizz Cyzyk website
Visit the Good/Bad Flicks website
Subscribe to the Good/Bad Flicks YouTube feed
Read the Oral History of UHF

"Dare to be Stupid" - Weird Al Yankovic