BONUS EPISODE: Flyway Film Festival 2012 - Philippe Lupien and Vincent Ethier Interview

podcast-logoIn Pepin and Stockholm Wisconsin, at the Flyway Film Festival, Jason and Chaz found some time between screenings to sit down and chat with filmmakers Phillippe Lupien and Vincent Ethier, who won a top prize at the fest this year for their short film Punchy and Toothpick. Listen to Phillippe and Vincent talk about what went in to making their short

BONUS EPISODE: Flyway Film Festival 2012 - Philippe Lupien and Vincent Ethier Interview

Interview Running Time:  0:06:03

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flyway-logoMusic Credits:

  • “Such Great Heights,” by The Postal Service

Notes/Corrections:

  • Visit the Flyway Film Festival Website to see their movie lineup.
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BONUS EPISODE: Flyway Film Festival 2012 - Rick Vaicius Interview

podcast-logoIn Pepin and Stockholm Wisconsin, at the Flyway Film Festival, Angela has found some time between screenings to sit down and chat with none other than Rick Vaicius, founder and director of Flyway Film Festival! Listen to Rick talk about why he thinks Flyway is so special.

BONUS EPISODE: Flyway Film Festival 2012 - Rick Vaicius Interview

Interview Running Time:  0:04:47

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flyway-logoMusic Credits:

  • “Such Great Heights,” by The Postal Service

Notes/Corrections:

  • Visit the Flyway Film Festival Website to see their movie lineup.

BONUS EPISODE: Flyway Film Festival 2012 - Day 3 (Part 2)

podcast-logoIn Pepin and Stockholm Wisconsin, at the Flyway Film Festival, Jason and Chaz reconvene to talk about the movie Dreams of a Life!

BONUS EPISODE: Flyway Film Festival 2012 - Day 3 (Part 2)

Movies Discussed (total running time 0:10:10):

  • Dreams of a Life (dir. Carol Morley)

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flyway-logoMusic Credits:

  • “Such Great Heights,” by The Postal Service

Notes/Corrections:

  • Visit the Flyway Film Festival Website to see their movie lineup.

BONUS EPISODE: Flyway Film Festival 2012 - Day 3 (Part 1)

podcast-logoHalfway through Day 3 of the Flyway Film Festival, Jason and Chaz reconvene to talk about the movies they have seen!

BONUS EPISODE: Flyway Film Festival 2012 - Days 3 (Part 1)

Movies Discussed (total running time 0:10:10):

  • FREE MOVIES FOR KIDS:
    • Pizzangrillo (dir. Marco Gianfreda)
    • Kidnap (dir. not given)
    • Robo-San and Wan-Chan (dir. Ben Dallman, Stephen Henry and Eric Hibbeler)
    • The Listener (dir. Laura Coconato)
    • Trash Land (dir. Jim Ed Wills)
  • Marvin, Seth, Stanley (dir. Steven Gurewitz)

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flyway-logoMusic Credits:

  • “Such Great Heights,” by The Postal Service

Notes/Corrections:

  • Visit the Flyway Film Festival Website to see their movie lineup.

BONUS EPISODE: Flyway Film Festival 2012 - Days 1 & 2

podcast-logoAnother fall, another reason to head to Pepin and Stockholm Wisconsin to attend the wonderful Flyway Film Festival! Angela is returning this year to cover the movies she’s seen, but she also convinced Jason - and Jason’s beau Chaz - to tag along and help talk about the movies they have seen. In this Bonus Episode of the Film Confessional Podcast, Jason and Angela chat briefly about the movies they saw on the first two days at Flyway.

BONUS EPISODE: Flyway Film Festival 2012 - Days 1 & 2

Movies Discussed (total running time 0:16:51):

  • OPENING SHORT: Dinner at the Lake (dir. Louie Fisher and Griffin Larson)
  • OPENING FEATURE: Journey to Planet X (dir. Myles Kane and Josh Koury)
  • FRIDAY NIGHT SHORTS:
    • Looking Past You (dir. By Jennifer Kramer)
    • Happy Voodoo (dir. Jenny Goddard)
    • The Politics of Competitive Board Gaming Amongst Friends (dir. Jay Cheel)
    • Children of the Air (dir. Damian Horan)
    • The Wheel (dir. John Roberts)
    • Punchy and Toothpick (dir. Philippe Lupien and Vincent Ethier)
    • Vivienne Again (Dir. Kim Garland)

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flyway-logoMusic Credits:

  • “Such Great Heights,” by The Postal Service

Notes/Corrections:

  • Visit the Flyway Film Festival Website to see their movie lineup.

FCP Episode 49: Ugetsu, Being a Political Movie Watcher, Jason’s Film Confession

podcast-logoThis week on the Podcast has Justin Jagoe and Jason Tucker going mano a mano as they review Kenji Mizoguchi’s classic film Ugetsu, a film that played as part of a retrospective in honor of the underrated Japanese director a few weeks ago at the Minneapolis Trylon Microcinema. After that, in light of events last month including Clint Eastwood’s notorious RNC speech and the Youtube Video that inspired the attacks in Benghazi (and in honor of next month’s presidential election) the duo takes the time to talk about what it means to be a “political” movie watcher, and how one’s personal philosophy influences what they see.

ugetsu-posterFCP Episode 49: Ugetsu, Being a Political Movie Watcher, Jason’s Film Confession

Episode Agenda (total running time 0:52:23):

  • 0:00 - Introductions
  • 9:19 - Review: Ugetsu
  • 27:34 - Being a Political Movie Watcher
  • 45:34 - Film Confession: Jason Tucker
  • 51:10 - Next Week/Close

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Music Credits:

  • “Such Great Heights,” by The Postal Service
  • Music from the Ugetsu Soundtrack, composed by Fumio Hayasaka, Tamekichi Mochizuki and Ichirô Saitô
  • Music from the Letters from Iwo Jima Soundtrack, composed by Clint Eastwood

Notes/Corrections:

  • Ugetsu is available to stream on Hulu Plus as well.
  • Sorry this episode was so late! It’s been crazy for all of us, but the plan is to get right back on track!!!!
  • Tokyo Story was released in 1953.
  • The kidnapped kid of High and Low is in fact NOT the son of Toshiro Mifune, but the son of Mifune’s chauffeur. Oops.

Next Week:

gaylaxoconIt’s a big landmark for the Film Confessional Podcast as we post our 50th Episode!!! The entire crew - Jason, Angela, Joe A., Justin and Joe Z. - had a live recording at Gaylaxicon 2012 to talk about “the Geekery of Queer Cinema,” a panel we all took part in. We had a great time recording it with many new listeners, and we hope you enjoy listening!

FCP Episode 48: Compliance, Pale Rider, Joe A.’s Film Confession

podcast-logoThis week on the Podcast has Joe Zabel, and Justin Jagoe reviewing Craig Zobel’s controversial new movie Compliance. When they are done talking about how exploitation can be tackled tastefully, Joe Agee joins them both to help review Justin’s Homework Assignment Pale Rider, the last film in our Homework Assignment Project. Joe A. goes on to give us a Film Confession so great, it’s bound to make you yell “Soft!”

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FCP Episode 48: Compliance, Pale Rider, Joe A.’s Film Confession

Episode Agenda (total running time 1:01:19):

  • 0:00 - Introductions
  • 9:32 - Review: Compliance
  • 28:50 - Homework Project: Pale Rider (Justin’s Assignment)
  • 47:05 - Film Confession: Joe Agee
  • 54:18 - Film Calendar
  • 59:16 - Next Week/Close

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Music Credits:

  • “Such Great Heights,” by The Postal Service
  • “Talk Show Host,” by Radiohead
  • “God’s Gonna Cut You Down,” by Johnny Cash

Notes/Corrections:

  • Justin was correct about the anti-pollution Indian’s Italian ethnicity, and that he was an actor. He was NOT a porn actor, alas.
  • Kenneth Branagh did indeed direct Henry V.

Next Week:

Justin, Jason and Angela pay tribute to the Trylon Microcinema’s of Minneapolis and their Kenji Mizoguchi retrospective by discussing his classic film Ugetsu. With the Homework Project all finished, the crew has to find something else to do and, in light of Clint Eastwood’s RNC performance and the financial success of the anti-Obama documentary 2016, they decide to talk about how far one should be willing to go to watch a movie we disagree with for ideological or political reasons.

FCP Episode 47: There Will Be Blood, Great Contemporary Actors, Joe Z.’s Film Confession

podcast-logoThis week on the Podcast has Jason Tucker, Angela Fabbrini and Joe Zabel reviewing Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood, which just happens to be Jason’s assignment for the Film Confessional’s summer Homework Project. After getting the “work” out of the way, the trio takes some time to talk about favorite screen actors working today that they feel have the best chance of being the next “Cary Grant” or “Katherine Hepburn,” provided that’s even possible anymore. Joe Z. closes things out with his rather unusual (or is it?) Film Confession.

twbb-posterFCP Episode 47: There Will Be Blood, Great Contemporary Actors, Joe Z.’s Film Confession

Episode Agenda (total running time 1:00:45):

  • 0:00 - Introductions
  • 7:13 - Homework Project: There Will Be Blood (Jason’s Assignment)
  • 26:31 - Discussion: The Stars of Tomorrow… TODAY!
  • 46:44 - Film Confession: Joe Zabel
  • 54:33 - Film Calendar
  • 58:15 - Next Week/Close

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Music Credits:

  • “Such Great Heights,” by The Postal Service
  • “Violin Concerto in D Major,” by Johannes Brahms
  • “What are You Doing New Years Eve,” performed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel
  • “Eee O Eleven,” performed by Sammy Davis, Jr.

Notes/Corrections:

  • The Proposition is a 2005 movie, but it was released in the United States on May 5, 2006.
  • Christian Bale’s notorious Terminator: Salvation rant, caught in audio recording only, was directed at the film’s Director of Photography Shane Hurlbut.
  • Contrary to how next week’s episode was primed, something came up for Jason and he will be having Joe Agee recording in his stead.

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Next Week:

Joe Agee, Justin and Joe Zabel will close up our Summer Homework Project with a review of Justin’s homework assignment, Clint Eastwood’s 1985 film Pale Rider.  Before they get into that movie, however, Joe Z. and Justin plan to review Compliance, no doubt one of the most challenging and controversial movies to come out this year. Tune in both to see if Craig Zobel’s film is worth the effort, and to see if Clint can further undo Justin’s unfounded prejudice against westerns and 1980’s films!

FCP Episode 46: ParaNorman, Mother, Angela’s Film Confession

podcast-logoThis week on the Podcast has Angela Fabbrini, Justin Jagoe and Jason Tucker reviewing the ParaNorman, the sophomore effort from Laika, the animation studio responsible for Coraline. After that review, Jason and Justin help Angela as she starts her journey of discovering the weird and wild world of South Korean cinema, starting with Bong Joon-ho’s Mother. Justin closes up the episode with a Film Confession that, if it doesn’t exactly slaughter a sacred cow, it at least jabs it with a really pointy stick.

paranorman-posterFCP Episode 46: ParaNorman, Mother, Angela’s Film Confession

Episode Agenda (total running time 59:51):

  • 0:00 - Introductions
  • 8:16 - Review: ParaNorman
  • 27:55 - Homework Project: Mother (Angela’s Assignment)
  • 43:05 - Film Confession: Justin Jagoe
  • 52:22 - Film Calendar
  • 57:46 - Next Week/Close

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mother-posterMusic Credits:

  • “Such Great Heights,” by The Postal Service
  • “Season of the Witch,” by Donovan
  • “Urban Explorer,” by PIA
  • Theme to Psycho, by Bernard Hermann

Notes/Corrections:

  • To be clear about the ParaNorman directors’ previous credits, Chris Butler (who also wrote the screenplay) worked as Art Director for Coraline and Corpse Bride, but this is his debut feature. Sam Fell’s feature filmography as a director is Flushed Away and The Tale of Despereaux.
  • According to Box Office Mojo, the American release date for Mother was March 12, 2010.

twbb-posterNext Week:

As a companion to a segment we did several weeks ago talking about movies we feel will stand the test of time, Jason, Angela and Joe Z. plan to discuss screen actors and actresses they feel will might have a chance of being the next Grant or Hepburn or Marlon Brando or Streep (or even if that sort of thing is possible today). Following that discussion, Jason will lead the discussion of his homework assignment, Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood. The movie isn’t exactly up Jason’s alley, so will he share Angela and Joe Z.’s enthusiasm for it? Tune in next week to find out!

FCP Episode 45: A Film Confessions Clip-Show

podcast-logoA slight change of plans this week on the Film Confessional Podcast, as everybody was a bit too busy to whip together an all-new episode. To make it up to you, though, we are giving you an All-Confessions edition of the Podcast, wherein we perused our archives to find some of our favorite Confessions we gave in the past 44 episodes. Hopefully hearing some of those oldies will bring back some fuzzy memories!

FCP Episode 45: A Film Confessions Clip-Show

Episode Agenda (total running time 0:43:26):

  • 0:00 - Introductions
  • 1:43 - Confession: Angela
  • 10:08 - Confession: Joe Zabel
  • 17:46 - Confession: Justin Jagoe
  • 25:19 - Confession: Jason Tucker
  • 32:41 - Confession: Joe Agee
  • 41:52 - Next Week/Close

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Music Credits:

  • “Such Great Heights,” by The Postal Service
  • “Centipede Song,” by Pink Torpedo
  • “Charles Foster Kane,” from the film Citizen Kane
  • “Fight the Power,” by Public Enemy
  • “The Breaking of the Fellowship,” from the Fellowship of the Ring Soundtrack, composed by Howard Shore

Notes/Corrections:

  • Check out our archives for more Film Confessions!
  • Justin made a mistake when teasing next week’s episode. Instead of reviewing Queen of Versailles, we will be reviewing ParaNorman. You can certainly expect a brief discussion of Queen of Versailles from Angela, though.

paranorman-posterNext Week:

On next week’s episode, Angela, Jason and Justin will get together to review ParaNorman, the new feature from the makers of the beloved stop-motion film Coraline. After that, Angela makes good on her homework assignment by watching Bong Joon-ho’s film Mother. Will she love it, or will it turn her off of Korean Cinema forever? You’ll have to wait and see!