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"josh larsen" Discussed on Filmspotting

Filmspotting

06:32 min | 2 months ago

"josh larsen" Discussed on Filmspotting

"From Chicago. This is film spotting. I'm Adam are and I'm Josh Larsen. Every magic trick consists of three parts first. Paul is cool. The pledge magician shows you sound olery columns bird or May that was Michael Cain right. We're done with the trip. That was Michael. Cain with some of the opening narration from Christopher Nolan's The prestige we revisit the directors fifth feature as part of our Nolan who've review this week in addition to that we're going to recommend to new films that recently came to the od the vast of night and the painter and the thief that more. Are you watching closely ahead on film spotting? Welcome to film spotting. Josh in an alternate timeline. We'd be spending this post Memorial Day weekend show singing the praises most likely of fast and furious nine. Oh Yeah I'm sure I'm sure we'd both be huge fans I haven't been keeping up with. What would have been released because it mostly depresses me. So this is to me after nine atom as the as the real fans would call it. Don't let Debbie here that that was supposed to come out because she'd probably forced me into a fast and furious marathon at home in memory of it instead. Of course we are talking about films new. Vod We're going to do a little golden brick spotting in this episode. Indeed there are two new films that meet the criteria for our golden brick or D- that's are overlooked or under unforeseen film of the year. Honor that we give to a mostly newer at least new to US filmmaker. We've both seen the new documentary the painter and the thief and I'm also going to recommend the vast of night that's a low budget sci-fi thriller that comes to Amazon Prime this weekend. Of course we're also pinning all our hopes of summer movie season on the theoretically opening tenant the latest from Christopher Nolan. Somehow the word theoretically there just seems so appropriate when talking about Christopher Nolan Anyway. That is still scheduled as of this recording anyway to come to theaters on July seventeenth seven. Seventeen chosen for being a gallon. Drome like the title of the film. Josh I'm sure that you knew that and we can trust. Christopher Nolan is GonNa try to be Oh so clever. Right yes now. A surprise. Our Own Nolan who've review which has revisiting all of Nolan's films is currently scheduled to wrap up in time for that July seventeen release otherwise all of this preparations going to be for naught. Joshua we need ten to get to the big screen in the meantime. We're going to get to his two thousand six film. The Prestige perform this feat in a manner and never before seen by yourselves or any other audience anywhere in the world. Odeon SELECTA is trees topnotch. You'd celebrate a real magician. Tries to weaver something you got something other. Magicians will scratch their heads over spoke. You have such a tweet as you're gonNA remember me for what happened. Just mentioned triggered overseen. I need to know how he does it. He has no. It's real every great. Magic trick consists of three acts. The first act is called the pledge every Great Christopher Nolan movie consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called the pledge. The filmmaker shows you something ordinary with his fifth feature set in late nineteenth century London. It's two rival. Magicians Hugh Jackman sophisticated. Showman. Robert in Jira and Christian Bale's committed professional Alfred. Borden the filmmaker shows you these characters. Perhaps he asks you to watch them to see if they are indeed real on altered normal but of course they probably aren't. The second is called the turn. The filmmaker takes these characters and makes them part of something. Extraordinary are period piece becomes gothic science fiction a meditation on the moral limits of science in pursuit of knowledge the consequences of obsession. Now you're looking for the secret but you won't find it because of course you're not really looking. You don't really want to know. You WANNA BE FOOLED. But you wouldn't clap yet because one of our magicians finally winning isn't enough. Our minds have to be blown. That's why every magic trick has a third act. The hardest part the part we call the prestige fairly early. In the film. Bordon's life Sarah played by Rebecca Hall reveals. He's going to be a father. He shows her the trick. That's going to put food on their table. A bullet catch which he performs for her to prove. It's safe like any of us. Observing great trick. She wants to know the secret and insist. She can't comfortably allow him to do it unless she understands the mechanics of it he relents she replies disappointedly once. You know it's so obvious Josh. Any rewatch of the prestige requires that you know the twist and equipped with that knowledge. It does all seem well pretty obvious like Sarah did that Lee disappointed or even more impressed with Nolan sleight of hand. I am really glad you asked this question because it helped me clarify a little bit. It helped me locate one of the reasons. Why and I'll stay at say at the front here. This is still topped here. Nolan for me really love this film. I think it's incredibly strong. But your question. Help me locate one of the reasons why. I might have liked it a little bit less this time around. And it's not so simple as knowing the twists or knowing the surprises because confession. I don't think I watched the prestigious since two thousand six and I had mostly forgotten how everything unfolded now. Yeah the hints and clues pieced together in advance in a way that I did not in. Oh six but it's different from not knowing anything so I was still pretty much in the dark as this movie began. So it's not just that I knew the answers. It's and I'm not sure it disappoints even in terms of its reveals but in comparison is something like as before we started recording. You had mentioned the six cents so comparison to something like that which we did revisit just last year And is another case where it it hugely depends on its reveals. Its twists turns. It surprises

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The Prestige Nolan

Filmspotting

06:32 min | 2 months ago

The Prestige Nolan

"From Chicago. This is film spotting. I'm Adam are and I'm Josh Larsen. Every magic trick consists of three parts first. Paul is cool. The pledge magician shows you sound olery columns bird or May that was Michael Cain right. We're done with the trip. That was Michael. Cain with some of the opening narration from Christopher Nolan's The prestige we revisit the directors fifth feature as part of our Nolan who've review this week in addition to that we're going to recommend to new films that recently came to the od the vast of night and the painter and the thief that more. Are you watching closely ahead on film spotting? Welcome to film spotting. Josh in an alternate timeline. We'd be spending this post Memorial Day weekend show singing the praises most likely of fast and furious nine. Oh Yeah I'm sure I'm sure we'd both be huge fans I haven't been keeping up with. What would have been released because it mostly depresses me. So this is to me after nine atom as the as the real fans would call it. Don't let Debbie here that that was supposed to come out because she'd probably forced me into a fast and furious marathon at home in memory of it instead. Of course we are talking about films new. Vod We're going to do a little golden brick spotting in this episode. Indeed there are two new films that meet the criteria for our golden brick or D- that's are overlooked or under unforeseen film of the year. Honor that we give to a mostly newer at least new to US filmmaker. We've both seen the new documentary the painter and the thief and I'm also going to recommend the vast of night that's a low budget sci-fi thriller that comes to Amazon Prime this weekend. Of course we're also pinning all our hopes of summer movie season on the theoretically opening tenant the latest from Christopher Nolan. Somehow the word theoretically there just seems so appropriate when talking about Christopher Nolan Anyway. That is still scheduled as of this recording anyway to come to theaters on July seventeenth seven. Seventeen chosen for being a gallon. Drome like the title of the film. Josh I'm sure that you knew that and we can trust. Christopher Nolan is GonNa try to be Oh so clever. Right yes now. A surprise. Our Own Nolan who've review which has revisiting all of Nolan's films is currently scheduled to wrap up in time for that July seventeen release otherwise all of this preparations going to be for naught. Joshua we need ten to get to the big screen in the meantime. We're going to get to his two thousand six film. The Prestige perform this feat in a manner and never before seen by yourselves or any other audience anywhere in the world. Odeon SELECTA is trees topnotch. You'd celebrate a real magician. Tries to weaver something you got something other. Magicians will scratch their heads over spoke. You have such a tweet as you're gonNA remember me for what happened. Just mentioned triggered overseen. I need to know how he does it. He has no. It's real every great. Magic trick consists of three acts. The first act is called the pledge every Great Christopher Nolan movie consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called the pledge. The filmmaker shows you something ordinary with his fifth feature set in late nineteenth century London. It's two rival. Magicians Hugh Jackman sophisticated. Showman. Robert in Jira and Christian Bale's committed professional Alfred. Borden the filmmaker shows you these characters. Perhaps he asks you to watch them to see if they are indeed real on altered normal but of course they probably aren't. The second is called the turn. The filmmaker takes these characters and makes them part of something. Extraordinary are period piece becomes gothic science fiction a meditation on the moral limits of science in pursuit of knowledge the consequences of obsession. Now you're looking for the secret but you won't find it because of course you're not really looking. You don't really want to know. You WANNA BE FOOLED. But you wouldn't clap yet because one of our magicians finally winning isn't enough. Our minds have to be blown. That's why every magic trick has a third act. The hardest part the part we call the prestige fairly early. In the film. Bordon's life Sarah played by Rebecca Hall reveals. He's going to be a father. He shows her the trick. That's going to put food on their table. A bullet catch which he performs for her to prove. It's safe like any of us. Observing great trick. She wants to know the secret and insist. She can't comfortably allow him to do it unless she understands the mechanics of it he relents she replies disappointedly once. You know it's so obvious Josh. Any rewatch of the prestige requires that you know the twist and equipped with that knowledge. It does all seem well pretty obvious like Sarah did that Lee disappointed or even more impressed with Nolan sleight of hand. I am really glad you asked this question because it helped me clarify a little bit. It helped me locate one of the reasons. Why and I'll stay at say at the front here. This is still topped here. Nolan for me really love this film. I think it's incredibly strong. But your question. Help me locate one of the reasons why. I might have liked it a little bit less this time around. And it's not so simple as knowing the twists or knowing the surprises because confession. I don't think I watched the prestigious since two thousand six and I had mostly forgotten how everything unfolded now. Yeah the hints and clues pieced together in advance in a way that I did not in. Oh six but it's different from not knowing anything so I was still pretty much in the dark as this movie began. So it's not just that I knew the answers. It's and I'm not sure it disappoints even in terms of its reveals but in comparison is something like as before we started recording. You had mentioned the six cents so comparison to something like that which we did revisit just last year And is another case where it it hugely depends on its reveals. Its twists turns. It surprises

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Top 5 Moviegoing Experiences

Filmspotting

09:01 min | 3 months ago

Top 5 Moviegoing Experiences

"From Chicago. This is film Spotting Josh. Larsen and I met HIM DR. Get stuck on a movie line with a guy like this behind you a free country. You have to give it so loud to shame to pontificate like that. And and the funny part of it is. You don't know anything about McLuhan. We miss the movies so much. We even miss the Marshall McLuhan pontificators this week on the show. We mourn the current closure of movie theaters with our top five movie going experiences listeners. China into that more. That's funny because I happen to have Mr McLuhan right here ahead on film spot. Welcome to film spotting with Josh. I'm Adam and as we record this. Josh movie theaters are closed. They've been closed for a month or more and they'll continue to be closed for the foreseeable future which means this week's top five movie going. Experiences is either perfectly timed or it's the last thing people want to hear right now. Yeah could be either an act of morning or celebration curious Adam. Is this the longest you've gone sense? You started going to the movies when you were young Without being out of theater because I think it might be for me. Actually it has to be right. When would you ever be away from movies? Maybe when my first child was born but even then we'll get into this a little bit with our lists. I remember going to a Lotta movies when Holden was very young. That's what that was my thought too is. It must have been when we had a new baby but no because in both cases I was working as a fulltime film critic so I would have gotten back to work within a month for sure and Bannon a theater so yeah. This has been a long stretch. If you were anticipating are ghostbusters versus Gremlins throwdown. We have decided just to move that to next week. So if you didn't get those viewings in you have a little bit more time. That part of our eight from eighty four series. This was a top five that our producer Sam suggested in fact he's been suggesting it for many months. Maybe a couple years ago Josh annually. Yeah for some reason. We have always resisted it. We talk about our apprehensions a little bit. And now it's gone from the top five. We both vowed maybe never to do to a segment that I vowed to Sam would never be more than about twelve to fifteen minutes to an entire show. While let's just for the record that happens almost every time we do a top five where they'll say this is only going to be twelve minutes and it could be an entire show so that's nothing new But yeah resistance to this list. is is proven. There's historical basis for that but times have changed. It's a different time. Adam and get does call for this list before we get to that though we want to once again mention the Chicago Cinema Workers Fund and then also the art house America campaign. The arthouse America campaign is co sponsored by the criterion collection. And it's already raised over five hundred thousand dollars for independent cinemas across the country so again keeping this on the mind not being able to go to theaters like these independent cinemas and really worrying about their future. More information on both of these funds again. The Chicago Cinema Workers Fund and then the Art House America campaign will be in the notes for this show at film spotting dot net on twitter invited listeners to write or call in with the names of family and friends who are working on the front lines during this pandemic and we heard from a friend of the show. Kenny Meyer also longtime listener Tom Morris and they called in with some shoutouts. We WanNa make sure that Jamie and Jennifer gets them. Well deserved attention responding? Kannemeyer back and Pump does our California and Just wanted to call and response to the tweet about the front line workers. Doing Cook Nineteen You guys know my sister Jamie She works in respiratory therapist. Linda Hospital Big Hospital here in southern California and Is on the front lines as they say. But if you follow around letterbox. She's still finding lots time to keep up on movies. She's already seen blow the man down so she's one ahead of me right now so just shut my big sister Jamie Thanks for doing what you do. Keep up the hard work and thanks to everybody. Who's out there working on our behalf. I don't funny Adam. Josh Sam Levy Guys. Thanks for the show in a long time to get any feedback So all the ones happy holidays. Happy Fifteenth Anniversary. Thanks for the Bette Davis Marathon and I right talk to you soon. Hey signing this. Is Tom Morris of the good the bad and the nerdy movie podcast? I just wanted to call and give a shout out to a very special person. Says dear to me who is a front line worker. That would be my wife. Jennifer sheet is a unit secretary at a hospital in my area. Hers is actually a little more complicated jobs and she. You know if you hit if a patient hits the help button. She's the first person they speak to. She's the one that organized the handles all the assignments. She gets the nurses to to alert them. When something's going wrong. She is basically the person probably speaks the most of the patient with them ever realize it and I feel like that her and others in her position should get many shout outs is. They're the UNSUNG heroes. Just like you know editors are and so forth and film anyway Let's get all those healthcare workers fighting save everyone's suffering for a couple of nineteen. Thanks thank you Kenny. And Tom for your thoughtful voicemails and of course thank you. Jamie Jennifer for everything you're doing and our thanks as well to everyone out there working on the front lines. If you have a friend or family member you want to give a shout out to. You could drop us a line. Three one two two six four zero seven four four or send us an MP three file or an email feedback at film spotting dot net. We're going to get into our top five now. Josh movie going experiences with some poll results that you could argue completely contradict the spirit of the top five. We asked listeners to vote on their favorite type of movie going experiences. We came up with these four opening night full house for a comedy opening night full. House for an action movie or opening night full House for a horror movie. You could also go. I'm not into crowds weekday alone at my favorite art house. Finally if none of those fit the bill for you you could vote other and right in your choice. How did it come out Josh? This is incredibly revealing? I think Adam other is in last place with six percent and then packed pretty tightly together. Are the three communal options. So ten percent of the vote went to opening night horror movie eleven percent opening night comedy and eighteen percent opening night action movies so you see some differentiation. There among those options but easily winning this poll. We're Buncha loners in film. Spotty Nation Weekday alone at my favorite art house took it with fifty five percent of the vote. That's also how you and I voted. Yeah it is though in fairness we could say that instead of being a bunch of loners film spotting nation is actually just a bunch of snobs. And it's not so much the day of the week or going by yourself or with a group it's the type of movie and they just loved the art house fare donors. Snobs you say potato. Yeah exactly we heard from John Dempsey. Who said I voted alone slash art house though? It's really a tie of extremes for me the other being full house slash blockbuster the alone arthouse preferably daytime experience really put you in a trance. There's nothing quite like seeing for example. The APU trilogy at Film Forum than leaving the dark theater for the bright bustling streets of New York and wandering literally and in your mind with one foot still in the world of the film on the other hand. The communal anticipation in line. The urgency of getting a good seat and the roars of laughter and gasps during an opening weekend showing of say a fast and furious film. It's the type of shared energy. Most people search for music festivals or sports stadiums. I need both in this stem dearly. And I think that's the case I think even us and the people who voted the fifty five percent who said Weekday alone of the art house. We want both and we do crave both and we're going to reflect back on some of the best communal experiences that we've had going to the movies. Yeah that makes sense to me. My my vote in favour of being alone was not in opposition to those other options. Because I do love all of those other options as well. So that's fair. John Characterizes it. Well

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Nolan #3 - Insomnia / Blow the Man Down / True History of the Kelly Gang

Filmspotting

09:42 min | 3 months ago

Nolan #3 - Insomnia / Blow the Man Down / True History of the Kelly Gang

"From Chicago. This is film spotting. I'm Adam Kanner and I'm Josh. Larsen can't be easy to keep working after three days. No sleep to keep focus. You're seeing things yet. Cause little flashes tricks alight that's Robin Williams with Al Pacino in Christopher Nolan's insomnia from two thousand and two as the follow up to his mind. Bending breakout hit. Memento insomnia struck some at the time as a frustratingly straightforward thriller. This week we continue our Nolan who've review with a fresh look plus we'll have thoughts on three new releases all available online more. Can I get up Pacino ahead? Unfilled SPOTTING Welcome to film spotting Josh. The theaters are closed. But the movies keep coming at least if you know where to look this week. We've got reviews of three new releases. Include ONE. That's definitely a golden brick. Were the debut. That's the cozy noir thriller. Blow the man down a feature debut set in Downey's main and the down under set the true history of the Kelly gang from director. Justin Kurt Sel and the high school set Sela and the spades one. You caught up with Josh Ross. Going to continue our Christopher Nolan who've review with two thousand? Two's insomnia the black sheep. Maybe of the Nolan filmography. We'll see if it does deserve that reputation later in the show first though let's talk some new movies for a change including that Australian import true history of the Kelly gang mother soldier pan. You cost me you. Can that back a child? It is already traveling. Full tilt toward the men are would become. That's from the trailer for True History of the Kelly gang which is available to rent ondemand this weekend. The director is Justin Kerr. Zal who previously made twenty eleven the snow town murders than in two thousand fifteen. He did Macbeth. Which starred Michael Faster and Marion Cotillard? All three of them re teamed for two thousand sixteen assassin's creed now. Kelly gang is set in colonial Australia. Where Kelly and his group of anarchists violently rebel against their British rulers nineteen. Seventeen George MCI plays Ned Kelly. The film also stars Russell. Crowe Nicholas Holt Thomasson. Mackenzie and Charlie Hunnam so strong. Cast their Adam. You're able to get an early look at this one before. It's on demand release. Did the cast live up to. Its Promise House the film in general some of it definitely did in terms of the cast. This is actually my first. Kerr Zal film. Haven't seen any of the other three that you mentioned despite the fact that Michael Fast Bender has been in those two that you mentioned and I'm always down for Good Shakespeare Adaptation. I can't compare obviously this film the Kelly Gang to his adaptation of Macbeth specifically but there is a lot of the Scottish play in his telling of Ned Kelly. Se Davis from our beloved. The Baba Duke plays his mother in this film and she is not someone to cross. She's domineering she's vengeful. It's born from years of oppression as a woman and as an Irish woman living under English rule in Australia. You hear her in the trailer. Seda a young Ned. You're a man. Now you go out and show the world. This isn't a gentle mother's encouragement. It's an order and like Macbeth himself. As ned gets closer to his fate the matter he gets and that unhinged hallucinatory spirit is. What colonel taps into visually think about the late nineteenth century? We get in. John Hill coats the proposition as a counterpoint. This is not that at all. This is realism clashing with fantasy to the point where there are times in certain sequences and shots. Josh especially a recurring motif of a man riding a horse. That feels more like more door than the Bush way outside Melbourne. And so I've dropped Macbeth. I've dropped Lord of the rings throw in the assassination of Jesse James by the Coward. Robert Ford and the pop aesthetic of Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette. Except with punk instead and you get some sense of what watching the true history of the Kelly. Gang is really like which may sound really amazing to you and other people. Yeah I'm I'm hooked so far. Yeah it's definitely a lot and honestly it was a little bit too much for me. Wants so much to be this fiery sneer. That doesn't conform do conventional biography and it's full of these big ideas about colonialism and storytelling and masculinity and challenging gender and sexual norms. The gang the Kelly gang actually wears dresses for me. It's just all too much of a performance of assault to really embrace and actually MCI is part of it. He's a really intriguing presence and has an unsettling physicality that he definitely brings to this role. A presence was kind of all he was in nineteen seventeen. That's kind of by the design of that film and I haven't read anything about his performance but I wouldn't be shocked to learn that he went really method here that he he went so deep. And as I said there's there's an intensity to it there's a real physicality to it but he's burrowed so deep into it. So deep into Ned Kelly psyche that he never emerges for me and I can appreciate the audacity of what Kerr's doing here and his. I our first shot of young. Ned actually is him peering through a slit in his makeshift home while his mother is engaged in a sex act with a paying customer. That's a British officer played by Hunnam and then later at the end it is big showdown with authorities. He's wearing iron over his head for protection. With the sliver is is that matches that exact same point of view so crucial knows what he's doing absolutely and he does have a really game cast Russell. Crowe shows up for a little bit in this movie. And there's a lot of fun as outlaw. Who Basically pays for? He buys a young Ned as an indentured servant to teach him the trade. And I really like Nicholas Holt. In this movie. He shows up maybe about midway through as a really charming despicable and entitled English constable. Who BEFRIENDS NED in the family? Until the family decides that they're not going to subjugate themselves to him like he expects everyone to do so some juicy fund performances here and crystals definitely doing allot as I said in terms of the filmmaking sounds like there might even be a little bit of animal kingdom in there too with the mother son Dynamic and of course the Australians setting so I. I'm intrigued by those comparisons. We'll we'll have to see if the catch up with if it works a little bit better for me. The True History of the Kelly gang is available to rent on demand right. Now the new one you caught up with Josh is called Sela and the spades the directing debut of Theresa Poh. It had its debut back in January at Sundance and it came to Amazon prime. This past weekend in your letterbox review you wrote any movie that mixes the DNA of mean girls. Brick and schooldays has my attention. We're all over the place with our references in this show so far. Tell me more. Yeah this this could be a lazy short and in some ways doing this exercise. But I think it's it is really helpful in this case because those are great films with distinct styles each trying to do something that maybe you hadn't quite seen before done in that way and mixing it all together is really exciting. That also puts a ton of pressure on a relatively small film like Sela and the spades and so I don't know if it's the sort of pressure this movie can entirely bare but I like that. All of these elements are in here that the basic scenario is selling. The speights takes place at an elite boarding school and we follow the illicit dealings and also the the relationships among various student factions there called and each of these factions. They're essentially like criminal gangs. So Sela played by Lovey Simone. She runs the drug-dealing spades. And you know there are maybe some Macbeth Lady Macbeth specifically comparisons to make here in her ambition and the way she holds grip on power. She does take an underclassmen under her wing. But as we come to learn you know it may not be the most altruistic reasons that underclassmen played by Celeste O'Connor now both of those performances are really strong by Simone and O'Connor There are some good supporting turns to. I could see this being one of those smaller. First films where two or three of the actors in them and this happened with mean girls as well right pop up in later films and you really see what what great talents. They have their There's also the whole criminal element calls on brick of course that this is going on among high schoolers beneath the adults is. It's kind of amazing. How little the adults have to play in in this world And then there are some really striking flourishes by PLO as director. And here's where some of the the school days Spike Lee school days comparisons come in because Sela is also the head of the spirit squad for the school and they have a direct address to the camera routine just about what. It's like to be a seventeen year old

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"josh larsen" Discussed on Things Above

Things Above

08:01 min | 1 year ago

"josh larsen" Discussed on Things Above

"Maybe we should talk about field live dreams. I think that's one that is gonna lead you all right good. It's not an explicitly religious film but it's almost even in <unk> mainstream reviews of it. Mainstream critics talk about it in spiritual terms. You know i think just it has that right there on the front and it's really this <hes> <hes> it's a spiritual journey. I think prayerful obedience on the part of kevin costner's character this farmer who you know here's this whisper if you build it he will come and builds this <hes> baseball diamond in his field and there's a couple of there's a misunderstanding almost of obedience on ray kansallis apart costner character <hes> cause for much of the movie he just he keeps doing these things in hopes of earning a payoff and i think what's instructive struck about field of dreams is that that's not really what christian obedience is. We don't offer our obedience to god <hes> in order to earn something <unk>. Rather obedience is more. It's our response to a gift. That's already been given. That's what grace is and then we respond by saying to god. This is what we can offer you in thanks and also because you know the laws we are given by. God are determined. They're meant for are flourishing. They're meant for our goods so that's another reason why it's good to obey but raise lesson in this film. Is you know that when he builds odes this field and then the baseball players from the past arrive eventually they go off into the field and he wants to follow them. He thinks this is what he has finally turned <hes> and he's not invited and i think that's just a really instructive moment of how we should think about obedience as being something that <hes> <hes> it's not like a rigged slot machine as i write about where you put in your ax of observance and then the reward comes spitting out <hes> it's more of just a a response <hes> <hes> to the gift we've already been given oh yeah and there's so much in that film i mean it is definitely mystical and transcendent. You got another dimension. You've got is the cornfield heaven is iowa. I love with the baseball players say to him but <hes> yeah there's there's so much going on and and the he could not get not one but three whispers obedient with all three of them and and the james earl jones character who can utter lines lines like nobody. I know he will come wrote. A presence definitely gone. <hes> i just love the way he utters lines like will come and <hes> and they do. It's just i. I watched that film probably once a year so you really okay. It's kind of a seasonal. I love baseball. I was gonna say is it. Is it part of your sort of seasonal. Get ready for the season liturgy. I watch field of dreams. I watched the natural there you go <hes> <hes> yeah and those are those are movies that just i i continue to watch year after year. Yeah they put you. They put you in that space right that that that you can always return to that space that they create yeah and the yeah they end for the love of the game. That's another option. It's costner ago. Yeah that's right. It's <hes> but there's something that that i'm drawn to all of those movies and something about baseball too and i remember years ago. I was talking with a christian artist list and he he had made the point that <hes> that's that he said baseball actually is it fits paul's admonition to set your mind end on that which is beautiful good through the whole litany of things and i went what how is baseball that way and he said think about it. I mean it's a clean game and their lines there or there's three outs. There's three strikes. There's everything it just happens within this and then the beauty of the ball and the bat and and the catch in the throw and so ever since then. I've thought maybe there's something yeah spiritual about baseball that maybe that's another reason i loved those films. I don't well you know we we've been talking about theology of film and a whole other area that is rich to explorers theology of sports and i know there's been some academic work on that <hes> and maybe even a booker booker to but but a practical way of thinking about sports in theological terms <hes> i think we're i'd love to see that happen. We tried to do some of that. I'm something christian <hes> we've written about the n._b._a. Playoffs recently and just dip our toe in that territory but that's a huge area of interest to me as well that that i think is <hes> really really rich with potential. Oh for sure for sure well. This has been fantastic and i do have a little <hes> potential bonus for for people that wanna hang on and listen a little longer longer but i want to be sure and mentioned as we've talked about. You're going to be leading an intensive workshop at the upcoming. Apprentice gathering can't way and <hes> it's it's yeah now. People will get a whole. You know what almost six hours with you to go deep into this stuff. <hes> say shop and what you're you're hoping people will get from that yeah. I think it'll be doing in community some of the things that i do in the book because as i've gone around speaking with the book and i found that it's more interesting to do workshops workshops than necessarily lectures <hes> where we can actually watch scenes from these films and that what that really allows us to do is move a little bit beyond the thematic connections and dig into the aesthetic details that also echo some of these ideas. I've been talking about also you can really spend time talking about the cinematography how the lighting works in a certain scene <hes> or the use of color versus black and white talk about the wizard of oz there air. What does that say in. How might it relate to the way the film is functioning as a form of prayer so there's that element that is good is the audio visual element and also so just the <hes> communal element of getting people to do getting to do in real time with people <hes> the interpretation of these scenes because a lot the times <hes> it just pops out at you right as you're watching it does for me it will for the people who come to attend and so. I really hope this'll be something unware people can jump in offer their own observations. Ask questions and <hes> make it <hes> a fruitful experience for everybody. I'm sure it will be and i'm gonna pop in myself as much as i possibly can too busy day for me with the copper starting but i'm i'm. I'm stoked. That's going to be september. Twenty sixth and conversely begins that night runs through saturday so great speakers will be there. <hes> william paul young who's been on this podcast are utter. The shack is going to be speaking and other people so it's really good and <hes> but just to again movies or prayers is the book <hes> josh larsen and you can follow josh on twitter. What's your twitter handle correct yeah on twitter you can find me at larson on film and i have a facebook page with the same name larsen on film so yeah find me there and <hes> <hes> send me. A message asked me a question be happy to interact awesome well before we get to the bonus round. I just want to say josh. Thanks for being on this podcast. This has been a blasphemy me. I'd love it was fun. Yeah thanks for your thoughtfulness. I appreciate it well. I hope you enjoyed this episode. I know i did josh is amazing and if you liked what josh is talking about one learn more. I would encourage you to consider coming to the apprentice gathering. <hes> that's her upcoming conference fringe university september twenty six th through the twenty eighth you can find out about the conference at apprentice institute dot org and you can sign up for the conference and joshua's intensive workshop. It's going to be fantastic. Stick until then you can find me on twitter and facebook. James brian smith and you can learn more about this podcast at apprentice institute dot org. If you enjoyed this episode please.

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"josh larsen" Discussed on Things Above

Things Above

14:08 min | 1 year ago

"josh larsen" Discussed on Things Above

"As a way of acknowledging that god has infused his grace in in everything if we're willing to look for it and that doesn't mean that everything is good or everything is holy to go back to where we started. We still have to bring discernment into this because often the <hes> the beauty is mixed right in there with the broken nece <hes> but in the really transcendental works of art. I think we can find it. <music> that was josh larsen and this is the things about podcast well. My guest today is josh larsen. He has spent twenty five years as a film critic. He writes about movies at larson on film. He's the editor of faith and culture magazine and he's host the podcast called think christian and i was excited to have josh on this podcast outcast today this things above conversation because of his book that i came across a gosh a little over year ago called movies are prayers how films voice our our deepest longings wishes book by university press which is my publisher and so when i saw that book i picked it up and said oh i gotta read this because i love movies so josh welcome to the podcast. Thank you very much jim. I'm excited to be here and also to be part of the upcoming apprentice gathering get to know you and your a group a little bit more and should be a lot of fun so i'm having here today because we are fun and we believe christians should have fun. We should be what it saint. Augustine instances christians should be alleluia from head to toe which i let sounds good. I like it. I'm gonna make a poster of that or something so hey. You're form chicago. Are you still ago yeah just outside of the city and tried to spend as much time in it as i can so for sure. It's an amazing city. I don't like your weather. Can i say well. You can say that there's no denying it but when you get that three maybe four months span of nice weather. It's sir my favorite city in the world it is i i will give you but that's only that's only <hes> one fourth of the year i know i know i know i i. It is an amazing city. I love it. I love going to wrigley field and going well right here. Talk about chicago but so do i know this about you. You grew up up watching siskel and ebert yeah. That's right part. Two part of the chicago. Tradition is film criticism and in print and of course cisco neighbor on t._v. V that was a weekly a weekly ritual for my family growing up me too i i i. I the tape those things why. I don't even know if i could do that too. I don't even have the record out his more. That is commitment. It was because i just those guys were brilliant. I loved when they argued when they thought you you know of course of course with thumbs up one was thumbs down but <hes> you know just for our listeners. They may not know that i actually myself am may movie fanatic fanatic. I probably do mention some movies in my books now and then but really for my whole life i i love movies and i'm i'm odd like you you. That's a compliment. I'm like i pay attention. Pay attention directors and actors and yeah love to talk about scenes and meaning and in symbolism and stuff like that so. I hope our listeners are ready to go hang with us in that but your book is really unbelievable. I love i was drawn to it. This idea that movies are prayers is <hes>. I had never thought about that. I'm fully convinced you're absolutely right and let's go. We'll get that feel nice feel a little better now about where this conversation we'll go yeah yes yeah he's not going to grill me <hes> but <hes> so so i thought we'd do something kind of fun at the beginning and it'll be a little teaser because for listeners who hang with us through the duration of this particular episode we might pick up some some some more of these kinds of questions but here we go. What's your favorite movie. Oh yeah that's that's one. I have to have an answer for even though there isn't really an an answer because i get it a lot and what i say because it's fairly safe i think is alfred hitchcock's rear window <hes> i say it because it's widely considered considered a classic. It's pretty safe but also for me. It is one of those personal treasures in film because it at once has so much to say a about it really has a lot to say about why we watch movies if you think about it because it is all about this character who's watching his neighbors but it's also breathlessly entertaining and you have jimmy stewart and you have all of that all of the surf l._a. Ledgers grace kelly you know those surface pleasures the movie eh the movies can give us are all there while at the same time it is this <hes> incredibly thought provoking and you know pretty disturbing and in pretty disturbing film as well it is oh it's freaky yeah and and you know and i watch it again and again and i still get nervous i even even i know how it's gonna end. I'm like he's. He's in that room. Oh no it has that intensity in that claustrophobia to it. Yeah and i think it works for people about what my son. Who's you know he's in his early twenties or i think he wasn't we. I saw it and he was. He got totally riveted into it so i think it's just one of those timeless films that for sure you're even though it's black and white. It's just great. Okay <hes> for me. Josh it's <hes> it's a wonderful life. Okay there. You go yeah you know and i know that's one that you mentioned in the a book so <hes> it's my kind of like you. It's like an easy one to go to but i love the i love the kind of christian themes that are there which will will probably talk about a little bit later definitely first movie you saw. This is also difficult to answer because i'm sure there are i know i know there are movies. I saw before raiders of the lost ark in how 'bout in theaters that oh okay yeah i. I'm sure i saw something before that but i i definitely definitely remember seeing that and i remember we were on vacation in michigan with my family extended family vacation like eighty people would come for this but my dad and i stole away from the lake to go to another town and see and this is where things are fuzzy to. I'm ninety percent sure it was raiders <hes> but it could had been indiana jones and the temple of doom so i i was you know around that time i was six between six nine something like that when those films came out so memories meri's little fuzzy but i think it was partly <hes> going to see the film with my dad just the two of us as much as the film itself <hes> having that time but of of course raiders <hes> is another classic one of spielberg's best and as a kid also one. That's gonna completely enthrall all you so that yeah that experience. I guess it was so formative. I think of it as my first movie experience yeah oh it's so good and it just it grabs you from the opening scene in the jungle zion ball rolling and you think it's coming to hit you and it's a it's a ride to the end. It's oh so good for my first movie in a theatre. I don't have any doubt about this. It was the ten commandments and while mom no but my my mom just i don't remember the circumstances stances. I just remember we're going to move jim and we went to and it was and you may remember back then the ten commandments was so long there was an intermission like yes. Yes stern theater. The screen went black curtain went up and you went out and had fifteen minutes to. I mean that we don't really do that anymore but not very outlaw. No no such an epic film. I mean in probably in some certainly in some good ways but certainly probably some bad ways influence my narratives about god because it's so there's i mean the with the plagues end the yours is suffering in the egyptians being drowned though anyway <hes> but it was that was that a unique experience for your family or were you. Did you grow up in a in a movie going family or was this a situation where where because it was the ten commandments you. Your mom made a point to go see it. No we did see movies. I mean i i we saw i saw <hes> you know jungle book and pinocchio oh kyo and he's okay all of those sort of classics at the time i my mom would take us to see those but no it wasn't just because it was christian or anything i think it was just the movie see see yeah at the time and and that movie still it's still okay. It's a little corny in places but yeah it's definitely of its era and and <hes> the theology of as you mentioned is very interesting in in what sort of mainstream hollywood felt was the way to present and god as a presence on screen yeah yeah but definitely the holiness of god this sort of the majesty of god kind of power the power for sure for for sure <hes> it is a question just for you not for me because i am not a film critic but what was the first movie that you reviewed whom i i do remember this and it was interview with the vampire. The neil jordan directed film. Tom cruise and brad hit nineteen nineteen ninety four. I honestly i can't even tell you whether i gave it a positive review or a negative view. I don't i don't remember burst. Didn't i have not seen since <hes> but man. That was a very controversial one for that casting <hes> it was. I remember being very excited that that was my first paid assignment so that was that was the one for the local newspaper where i actually got a check for <hes> inflicting my opinion in the world. I realize this could really happen. Ha yeah that's great well. You've been at it a long time and men twenty five years of doing it <hes> well. Let's go ahead and just establish one thing right away. For our listeners. You are a christian right. I mean you are a believer and and so as a christian and a person who watches films and certainly as a film critic. I mean you watch all kinds of films. I kind of the big question that hey you have to address. If you're you know if it's christians talking about film is about limitations on what christians should watch. I mean just the classic question should the christians watch our movies <hes> <hes> so let me put you on the spot with that one yeah. It's the discernment question which is of absolute importance importance at i think the way i approach it though might be from a little different vantage point sort of a foundational way i approach discernment and <hes> it's really goes back to something we've just been talking about how we experienced movies as part of our families and how we were raised in in my home home culture christian home but culture was not something that was ever presented as <hes> something we needed to be afraid of a rather it was something that was a gift something to be enjoyed and alongside being discerning while we were doing that so it's almost it's it's just a different posture if that makes sense where when i get this question about are rated movies and such often the foundational assumption behind it is one of of fear and one of protection <hes> we need to avoid were thankful for that are because it's easy way for us to know it's it's dangerous and we need to stay away. <hes> whereas you know having this position of seen culture is a gift from god that <hes> you know human beings made in his image forgiven. Creative abilities have created these cultural artifacts that we can enjoy. It's just a different way of thinking about it. So then discernment comes in <hes> more more about what can we celebrate. What can we point to that is good in these things <hes> while also being honest about the ways that film can't of course influence influence our desires in unhealthy ways. It's not denying that that is out there. It's just not putting that as the foremost thing to be concerned about so so you know what it comes back to the particulars of your question movies rated r well <hes> i'll relate it to the subject of of the book movies are prayers. Some of my prayers prayers are rated r. I i i'm. I'm a fall in being. Sometimes i pray for the wrong things. Sometimes i use harsh language in my prayer. If i'm angry sometimes i pray in the wrong way right. I fall asleep during my prayers <hes> similarly our movies are rated r. There's good alongside the bad. There are things to be discerning about out in some are rated movies and there are things to be celebrated and it's not simply just pointing to specific content insane a movie with this piece of content. <hes> is is automatically something. We need to avoid <hes> i like that and you know i think about <hes> the bible itself because the the impression tori psalms which are the that's a big fancy word in predatory but if the slums of anger and violence the most famous one is the one that contains the line. This is in your bible folks folks who are listening but there's a i guess you'd call it a prayer. Where were the the psalmist says the god may their babies heads be dashed into rocks. <hes> i mean you don't get any more violent than than thinking of someone taking a baby. <hes> sorry even to be talking about it but hey it's in the bible as well as adultery and assaults in incest in the bible. Is you know my friend rich mullins chris singer songwriter. He used to often say hey man the the bible is r. Rated is full..

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"josh larsen" Discussed on Filmspotting

Filmspotting

02:25 min | 1 year ago

"josh larsen" Discussed on Filmspotting

"It's available wherever you buy your books highly recommended you can also check out Stevens podcasts celebration rock wherever you find your podcasts and you can read him at Uproxx Dot Com now Stephen. We've obviously built all top five lists around your last two books. I'd like to kind of get started now. Do you want to give us a tease. You know what the next one's going to be about well. I'm working on a book with my friend. Steve Gorman about the Black Crowes Nice <hes> Steve was a member of the band as a founding member and he and he's writing a memoir about it and I'm helping him do it and it's funny because twilight of the Gods titled That Book is in Oh my Gosh to the led Zeppelin book right to hammer of the gods by Stephen Davis and when I was growing up I read a lot of rock biographies. I still read a lot of rock biographies and this book. I'm writing with Steve. It's exciting because it's like my version of bad. Now you know I get to have a handed in my own book like that because this book has lots of stories about drugs in bands being sort of out of control and making fortunes in losing fortunes and you know that that band definitely had every rock and roll cliche happen to them over the course of their career so I think that's going to be a pretty fascinating book for people so excited for that to come out well. I don't know what the movie Tien would be and I don't know how helpful Josh Josh will be but I can tell you that I could build a top five list around the black rose without any problem whatsoever so I will start working on that now and I look forward to having you back on in the future. This was a lot of fun Stephen. Thank you so much for joining us on the show. Thank Stephen. It's always so much fun. Thank you so much guys you bet best of luck and that's the show our thanks again to Steven Hyden. If you have any feedback we'd love to hear from you as always feedback at film spotting dot net films spotting is produced by Golden Joe and Sam van Haugen without Salmon Golden Joe. Oh this show wouldn't go our production. Assistant is Andy Mitchell. Thanks also to Candice Griffith Sand the listeners of the film Spotting Advisory Board and special. Thanks to everyone at W._B._Z.. Chicago more information is available at W._B._Z.. Dot Org if you enjoyed did this show please give us a rating or a review on Apple podcasts that way we can reach some new listeners four films spotting. I'm Josh Larsen and I met Him Dr. Thanks for listening. This conversation conserve no purpose anymore.

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"josh larsen" Discussed on Filmspotting

Filmspotting

03:52 min | 1 year ago

"josh larsen" Discussed on Filmspotting

"Perhaps, but she's not someone who thinks herself as a villain, and she is not duplicitous in the way that lots or a stinky, Pete were and sit as a fascinating villain. Because we watching the movie and anticipation of this episode there is no reason for sid to think he's doing anything wrong. No. Until the moment where would he speaks to him, the only time that happens, you know, directly in any of these films? He just kind of a creative kid. Yes. I mean, I think all the Pixar people always say that they relate to sit because that's who they were. They were making their own weird toys and acting out their own weird scenes, you know, interogations in this, and that, I mean, he's, he's a he's an artist count has -solutely, but Gabby Gabby is very nuance. And I think comes at everything from from different Ingles than we've seen before and do Kabuga's, great example, as well. I mean there's a thing I love about these films and I obviously love these films tremendously. But the elasticity of them. That sometimes they are functioning as these sort of metaphors for the stages of life, and our own existential, crises. But sometimes it is literally just about what would it be like if you were a toy and the characters are dealing with things that only apply to the life of toy and do caboose grill example of that, because this is a character's tragic, back story is he can't live up to the commercial, which is such a funny bit. Yeah. And is a great example of they're just being so much juice in this world. You know, I don't necessarily want there to be a fifth film, but it goes to show you that, just when you think they've run out of ideas, there's so many different corners, you can explore of the weird complexes that a toy could have. And Kiana was just a I was saying to my girlfriend recently, he's a guy who has somehow learned to simplify his his craft to everything. He's great at and somehow avoid all of the. The weaknesses he had perhaps in the early nineties, and this is a character that doesn't feel like any other county is character you've ever seen before. But plays into all of his strengths. Yeah, let's dive in, then let's really kick a man when he's down. My co host Josh Larsen, not here to defend himself, but I will give people a little bit of distance series. We are going to get into spoiler territory. We're going to really talk about the ending of the film, Toy Story. Four is out now in wide release, if you see it in agree or disagree with our thoughts Email us feedback at film spotting dot net. And now will queue up a scene from the movie we'll come back. We'll talk about the. Kids, lose their toys every day. I wish her health pretrial remember being as hard, somebody's whispering in your ear. He's got to be okay. We're back to talk about the ending of the film and woody's final choice. And we've both kind of been on record about how we overall feel about this, in contrast to Josh who we know his feelings, because he wrote about the film on his website, Larsen on film dot com. We'll also linked to that in our show notes films spotting dot net. And I hadn't read the review avoided everything I hadn't even seen a trailer for this movie before I went in actually. So I was I was pretty clueless. And the only thing I knew about it was this happens all the time. I'll see just little blurbs, of course, the come up on Twitter or on letterbox and Josh said that he liked the film overall and he did over. I'll give it a positive rating. But he said that Woody deserve better than that ending. So you can imagine Griffin. I'm watching the entire film with that in mind. I'm thinking about the ending. I'm thinking about what happens to Woody and knowing that he felt like Woody? Deserved better. I can only imagine one of two things. One is that something just so agreed just had.

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"josh larsen" Discussed on Filmspotting

Filmspotting

02:32 min | 1 year ago

"josh larsen" Discussed on Filmspotting

"One note, one correction that we received that I wanted to share this came to us. I think the day are John wick three review posted and a review of John wick, three was one, where we came right from the screening, and came to the movie. And neither of us had read any reviews of the movie, I certainly hadn't been paying attention. I'm sure same as you Josh to any interviews or any other supporting materials with the film. So a lot of people in the cast, really almost everyone outside of Ian McShane and Ken Reeves. And of course, Laurence Fishburne were pretty foreign to us. And we got this. Email from this always gets me when this listener writes, in, I think he's even from Chicago. His name's Josh Larsen. Yeah. Though, it's the more standard Owen Owen Wilson. He's a sweet. That's what that is. There you go. And I don't don't want you to get cranky and fight with Josh Swedes. Okay. You're cool at this weeds, Josh rotas. This just got done listening to the latest film spotting episode notice that Asia, Kate Dillon was mis gendered. They use they slash them slash their pronouns. I didn't realize their pronouns until listening to another podcast about John wick three but thought I'd pass along the info for future discussions. I re- John wick or Asia themself. Yes. Certainly news to us. We were not familiar with Asia's, work, and happy to be enlightened. Thank you, Josh for the note someone else Email. It might have been another Josh, Josh younger actually mentioned in Email that the publicists had sent out the screening we did not get that one. I think. Yeah. As you said, this is a case of coming, right back to the studio and cranking out a quick review. So we'll be. Be aware of that in future. It is time now for a little bit of bad acting by us. We call it massacre theater. The part of the show where we perform a scene, and you get a chance at winning film spotting t shirt a couple of weeks back adamant massacre. This seen these children are going to the most glamorous of all summer camps camp mohawk. There's a two year waiting list, and every child has to be voted in on top of all edit costs, one thousand dollars a week to go to camp mock the question is, is it worth a thousand dollars a week? It sure is the best darn camp. Noor is are you connected with Campbell? I think so I'm the program director Jerry Aldini. Well, how do you justify a thousand dollars a week? Well, we have some special programs we're doing Shakespeare and the round again this year. Course our political roundtable, Henry Kissinger, will appear Yasser Arafat is gonna come out spend a weekend with the kids, just wrap with them. That's amazing. And the kids wanted animals. So this year, each capper will stalk and kill.

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"josh larsen" Discussed on Filmspotting

Filmspotting

02:03 min | 1 year ago

"josh larsen" Discussed on Filmspotting

"What kind of show you guys putting on here today? Interested in. Now looking to do this thing going to have a conversation. From chicago. This is film spotting I'm Adam camping are, then I'm Josh Larsen has face. And you must make a friend of horror. Horror and moral terror. He'll friends if they are not. Then they are enemies to be feared if Brando's Colonel Kurtz is correct, and horror has a face that face. Probably looks like the scene Amore that bursts out of John hurts riding body in L, Ian, digest bursting, Zeno more and Brando's Colonel Kurtz from Coppola Apocalypse Now arrived in theaters in the summer of nineteen seventy nine and this week on the show, we celebrate the fortieth anniversary of that movie year with our top, five films of Seventy-nine. We'll also revisit our 2016 sacred cow review of Ridley Scott's horror masterpiece. It's all head. On film, spotty. Welcome to film spotting forty years ago. Josh nineteen seventy nine the number one movie at the box office was not alien not Apocalypse Now. It was well, let's see if you can get it a couple of clues here, it was also the winner of the nineteen eighty best picture. Oscar, no superheroes, just the superhuman acting prowess, of Meryl Streep, and Dustin Hoffman. I only know this, because in doing my research, it was one of my regrets, Hans Zeenat as a five year old in nineteen seventy nine and I didn't have time to catch up with Kramer versus Kramer. Okay. Well, it might just get a mention as we get into our top five here in a bit. It made a quaint hundred million dollars at the box office. That's cute. The divorce drama not bad for such a film..

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"josh larsen" Discussed on Filmspotting

Filmspotting

01:42 min | 1 year ago

"josh larsen" Discussed on Filmspotting

"They don't listen to the show, why not it'll make it all more fun before we move on. Josh, let's hear one more voicemail this from film, spotting madness founding father, Mike Merigan. Hello, Adam, Josh and Sam this is film spotting madness founding father, Mike Merican calling from Dover New Hampshire for a quick recap of the film spotting madness tournament round one clearly went to animation Pixar good. Well, with finding nemo wall e the incredible all going through only Ratu to lost by a narrow fifty one to forty nine percents, which I can only assume was both a shot at Michael Phillips and Josh Larsen by film spotting nations. Well, done there at in spirited away and the fantastic Mr Fox and indeed. Round one was animations time to shine around to only saw spirited away in Wally advancing. In fact, finding nemo Cup destroyed by eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, which tells me that eternal sunshine could be the dark horse in the store. Nement? If anything has a chance to upset one of our expected final four, it could be eternal sunshine. The Sweet Sixteen is where the tournament gets torturous children of men versus zodiac could fairly be considered a best of the two thousand championship match-up. And yet one of those films will be leaving us in the round. I think that's probably the match up to watch this week sixteen and the winner will likely get to face there will be blood in the elite eight and might be the only thing stopping that film from making it's likely run to the championship. Speaking of championship guys. Where are we with the bracket?.

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"josh larsen" Discussed on Filmspotting

Filmspotting

03:27 min | 1 year ago

"josh larsen" Discussed on Filmspotting

"As superhero movie, but more than anything, I enjoyed it as a bunch of filmmakers trying to break the mold of what is becoming you know, we kind of broke out of the everything looks like a Disney cell animation, which is what enemy was and like up through the nineteen eighties. And then everybody. Started emulating Pixar because that was where the money was now, suddenly we're getting the first wave of people saying we have all these tools. We don't have to build the exact same things with them. This is a really exciting place to be just like at the forefront of what I think's going to be a new movement in animation. Yeah, I think that ending is a little bit overwhelming. But I was completely with this movie up until that point and even forgive it. Maybe those excesses because they're so tied to the character. They made a Spiderman film individual style that is unique to the character of Spiderman in this case miles Morales as you said, it's a very good film. Mike, it's great fun. I think your point about the beautiful actually every reason it's fresh, and I think the idea that if you tell this really really crazy hydra-headed story in the right way that sort of Vokes just the experience the actual experience of flipping through comic book, you know, page by page panel by panel. And you're getting all kinds of land is really just just flam. Point action, but it is not being received by your eyes or your head or any party you in the kind of way that blander photo realistic animation turns quote animated fake violence into real violence. I mean, if you see a movie Rangel, which hate that why everybody likes but feel like that where it's like the ideas, it's gonna look as realistic as animatedly possible. This film mic as possible. And therefore it every time somebody gets clunk on the head or smacked with something it is it is no different than if it were happening live action. Well, that's crazy in this world. And they've, you know, this really sharp edged and constantly inventive animation style. It just takes you anywhere. This movie wants to go, and it's really funny. And if the, and I guess the talk about a movie a line that does not work out of context, but one of my favorite single laugh lines of the year. Thanks to this film is he took a bagel you know, in the middle of chasing. We're. Just, you know, somebody somebody takes big off the table and somebody'll say actually takes the time to say that line. And it's just I was it was a great experience of laughing aloud and alone, which is what I'm used to. We have one more outlier pick here for part, one of our top ten films two thousand eighteen countdown and Josh Larsen the pick as yours and the movie is private life, which I've got at number seven on my list, another comedy, I would say though, slightly different strain than both game night end death of Stalin. This is writer director tamra Jenkins portrayal of a couple in their forties. Who are struggling with infertility other played by Kathryn Hahn and Paul giamati? So not necessarily a funny subject matter. But I think the perspective that Jenkins brings and I've described it as she has his unblinking eye, and somehow she's still able to sneak in a wink here there it allows for humor to wiggle. It's way into this story. And this film had some of my favorite types of performances where comedic actors get to build off their comic personas Indra Matic direction. So very sick. To what you guys were talking about earlier with Melissa McCarthy in can you ever forgive me here, you have Kathryn Hahn who has this incredibly fierce yet?.

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"josh larsen" Discussed on Filmspotting

Filmspotting

01:43 min | 1 year ago

"josh larsen" Discussed on Filmspotting

"On Facebook and on Twitter. Adam is at film spotting. I'm at Larson on film out in wide release this weekend hunter killer an untested American submarine, captain teams with US navy seals to rescue the Russian president who has been kidnapped by a rogue general it stars Gerard Butler, and Gary Oldman, I actually spent about two point five seconds today. Trying to come up with some play on Air Force One. But in a submarine and. What time this is that isn't it because I came up with nothing just not clever enough eggs for sure indivisible when war at his battle scars on their hearts and army chaplain and his wife face one more battle the fight to save their marriage about one of them is wearing pants either out in limited release opening here in Chicago, can you ever forgive me with Melissa McCarthy recommended by Josh and mid nineties the new one from Jona hill the actor making his debut as a writer and director next week on the show right now. It is our plan to talk about mid nineties and come up with yet, another fun filled film, spotting top five that ties into been ninety s if you have any great ideas, we'd love for you to share them feedback at film spotting dot net. Films spotting is produced by golden Joe too. So and Sam van Hawkin without salmon, golden, Joe this show wouldn't go. Our production assistant is Andy Mitchell. Thanks also to Candice Griffith saying the listeners of the film spotting advisory board and special. Thanks to everyone at WBZ, Chicago. If you enjoyed the show, please do give us a rating or a review on apple podcasts. So we can reach a couple of new listeners are music. This week is from Billy eyelash more information is at Billy Irish dot com. Four film spotting. I'm Josh Larsen and I met him. Thanks for listening. This conversation concerns. No purpose anymore.

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"josh larsen" Discussed on Filmspotting

Filmspotting

02:38 min | 2 years ago

"josh larsen" Discussed on Filmspotting

"Sure. Being event. First man to walk on the moon. That'd be something. Ryan Gosling with Claire Foy and Patrick fugit in the trailer for I man, it's Damian Chazelle new film about the space mission. The made Neil Armstrong. The first man on the moon. It opens wide next weekend. Rapturous responses for this film coming out of film festivals at least believe Toronto is where I was seeing a lot of the tweets. You've got Damian Chazelle coming off the success of LA La Land. He's a really good director and a really acclaimed director now between LA La Land. And of course whiplash before that, his first film guy and Madeline on a park bench, very good as well. Maybe not quite the same class of film at least in terms of its budget and acclaim as his last two. But I definitely thought, well, I mean, it's probably going to be a pretty decent film because he is such a solid filmmaker maybe was a little bit surprised at how crazy everyone's going for it. I'm not sure why just seems like it could be pretty traditional fair. Yes. Is it a matter of genres? What I was going to ask because that's kind of what it is for me. I right. I'll be honest. I wish he was making another MU. Michael, not a huge fan of the bio-pics. But as you said, it is all and I've liked his two previous films. I hope to catch up with guy and Madeline before I see this. So I'm definitely still anticipating glad it's while receive so far. Maybe on the moon, Neil Armstrong does a little soft shoe. I can only hope next week we will review. I man and we will share right now our top five, Josh Larsen recommended, Josh Larson suggested movie astronauts. It's not like it's a brilliant idea. I mean, it's like the thing that came to mind. So I mean, it's better than mammals. I don't. Well, I would argue it's not. Way more boring than manuals. As a die, hard fan, longtime listeners know of the right stuff. I will probably find room for at least one of the mercury. Seven, see, I thought it was movie, astronaut tossing you gimme here. Now I don't know if there are any others that I love as much as the astronauts in the right stuff, but I think I'll be able to fill out my top five. If you have thoughts on that list, any suggestions, anybody you don't want to overlook wasn't there Johnny. Depp movie Rico's into space, and he comes back and he's married to Charlene stare and oh, yes, things don't go. Well, yeah, I don't think it's going to be on my less now. I've never seen it so not going to make mine either. You can share any suggestions. You do have by emailing us feedback at film spotting dot net over at our website, Phil spotting dot net. If you click on events, you can often find free movie passes and almost always Josh..

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"josh larsen" Discussed on Filmspotting

Filmspotting

01:55 min | 2 years ago

"josh larsen" Discussed on Filmspotting

"One point me. The Nick, you're dating Nick young, you know them or something, ELS. Yeah, just the biggest developers in all Singapore. Singapore, Asian, bachelor. I know I'll never forget Josh. When I found out you were Josh Larsen of the southwest suburban Larson's total game changer. Try not to throw that around too often. That's the trailer for crazy, rich Asians, which opens wide this coming Wednesday. It's the first Hollywood studio film in twenty five years to feature an all Asian cast the last, the Joy Luck Club. Our friend, Dave Chen from the slash film casts. He tweeted something that is sort of a reflection of that reality said, I watched crazy rich Asians tonight I've been watching movies for decades and reviewing them for many years until tonight. I've never seen a film in theaters that felt like it captured how wonderful diverse, transcendent lonely and isolating. The Asian American experience is so really makes crazy rotation sound intriguing, something that wasn't on my radar earlier in the year, but I'm glad we get a chance to check it out. Unfortunately, this does mean we're not gonna review the happy time. Murders that puppetry talk last week on the show, and we're just ditching. Your beloved Muppets, Josh. I know it kind of hurts like you've, you're letting this happen. It's out of our hands. They're not screening it until the Wednesday night before opening. Right? Doesn't work without rewarding tape the show. So I don't know. And yes, doubly painful. We're not gonna be able to a puppet related top-five then. No. Can we tie in crazy rotations and movie? Maybe we'll have to check with the Dave jail Wendell Bodas, right. Yeah. No, I'm sure not happy time murders. I'm already pencilling it in the next week for a Larsen recommends a slam dunk of all slimmed-down. Well, we'll see because you know, sometimes they screen them this late. It means they don't want you to see. That's a good point. Now we will need a top five to tie in with crazy rich Asians, and you can help suggest one. You can Email us feedback at film spotting dot net or send us an MP three file..

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"josh larsen" Discussed on Filmspotting

Filmspotting

01:37 min | 2 years ago

"josh larsen" Discussed on Filmspotting

"We're brought to you this week by the next picture show film spotting biweekly roundtable podcasts that pairs new film with an earlier classic this week genevieve kaczynski keith phipps and scott tobias discuss a couple of movies that traffic in that space between documentary and fiction the acclaimed new film the writer and obscure stymies close up adam listen to part one on the way down and had fun memories of our iranian cinema marathon there we talked about close up in a bunch of other films that they do get into next picture show and we will have our own thoughts here on the writer a bit later the next picture show is part of the phone spotting family of podcast and is available wherever you get your podcast for more info visit next picture show dot net what kind of show you guys putting on here today on interested in now we're going to do this thing we're going to have a conversation from chicago this is known spotting i'm adam nar tonight josh larsen you're off to something is it revenge money or is it something else emilia clarke there in the trailer for one of the most intimidated films of summer solo a star wars story which opens memorial day weekend clark scott questions ooh ooh yes josh you've got a question i was just wondering who shot first how dare you we'll see if we get an answer to that during this week's top five questions about the summer movie season plus thoughts on the new films the writer and you're never really here with joaquin phoenix all that and more ahead unfiltered spotting.

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"josh larsen" Discussed on Filmspotting

Filmspotting

01:59 min | 2 years ago

"josh larsen" Discussed on Filmspotting

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"josh larsen" Discussed on Filmspotting

Filmspotting

01:49 min | 3 years ago

"josh larsen" Discussed on Filmspotting

"Hi this is johnny boiled arch of sunshine on trainspotting and you're listening to film spot what kind of a show you guys were not interested in armed will look we're going to do this from chicago this is film spotty i'm josh larsen and i met him company josh what's your new film about well i am trying to solve the problem that eisenstein never solved that is our me on this vote materialised an intellectual at same time okay so that's what blade runner twenty forty nine was going for gotta be a hater don't you i do some might say it actually succeeded some ben stiller there with adam driver in noah bombast 2014 film while we're young number one we split on at us he did buy back is the subject of this week's show as we review his latest the meyrowitz stories which starts stiller and adam sandler as stepbrothers and dustin hoffman as their strange father plus our top five noah bombeck characters lots of aimless anxious hyper articulate characters to choose from there all that plus massacre theater and more ahead on film spot the next picture shows film spotting biweekly roundtable podcast that pairs a new film with an earlier classic taking a deep dive into both films over two episodes hosted by former eve club and dissolve contributors tushar robinson keith vips genevieve caskey and scott tobias this week's episodes available right now are a bleed runner double feature josh release scott's eighty two original along with blade runner twenty forty nine but which version of ridley scott's originally ought to listen to find out the next picture shows part of the film spotting family of podcast to listen and for details on how to subscribe visit next picture showed dot net.

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"josh larsen" Discussed on Filmspotting

Filmspotting

01:37 min | 3 years ago

"josh larsen" Discussed on Filmspotting

"What kind of a show you guys for not interested in armed known look the going to do this thing going to have a conversation from chicago this is phil spot josh larsen and i met him combined our time for our third installment in our new argentine cinema marathon getting two new krisha martell and her film la cnn got available via criterion collection as we said the third filmed the first two in this series were presented exclusively by our sponsor for this series we hope you have caught up with those films if you are listening or maybe it's on your todo list those films were extraordinary stories and last week we talked about castro movie is your home four cult classic an independent film from around the world every day movies experts introduce you to a film they love and you have a whole month to watch it so there will always be thirty extraordinary films for you to enjoy now is the best time sign up for you have an already you can participate in this marathon and you can do it for free full spotting listeners can try movie free for a month just go to move be dot com slash fell spotting that's m u b i dot com slash thul spotting we talked about last week i'll castro was a very different film from extraordinary stories in scope in style and here we're going in a completely different direction with martell and lousy annika yup absolutely although there are some familiar touchstones i think for this one that i saw a right away with this opening scene let's just dive yet into so lusty ending a translates as the swamp and.

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"josh larsen" Discussed on Filmspotting

Filmspotting

01:54 min | 3 years ago

"josh larsen" Discussed on Filmspotting

"What kind of a show you guys for not interested in lord known look we're going to do this thing going to have a conversation from chicago this film spotty i josh larsen and i met him combine are and we are embarking on our trip to argentina or new argentine cinema marathon the first film in that series 'extraordinary stories the four hour epic yes we made the time we hope some of you did as well and if you haven't you can hear talk about it we are both going to recommend the film and you know if you've been a regular listener of the show that i have a hard time devoting that much time to a film fourplus hours but it really is worth it and we hope that some of you will be encouraged if you didn't see it already in preparation for this if you didn't do your homework you will after hearing us talk about it wants to seek it out and if you do that you can view it exclusively over at movie they are our partners for this series not every film in the series is on the movie platform but the first two films are there exclusively as they are also doing a new argentine cinema series will give you just a little bit of their background on it in the context of an unprecedented cinematic renovation led by the groundbreaking work of now internationally revered otaru such as with sandro lonzo lucrecia martel or martin reitman a group of young extremely talented and fiercely independent filmmakers joined the revolution and took things even further by setting up their own new rules here's a collection of fascinating uncompromising an utterly original films the defy all expectations redefined low budget cinema and are certainly one hundred percent made in argentina booby we remind you is the platform for cult classic in independent films from around the world every day movies experts introduce you to a film they love and you have a whole month to watch it so there will always be thirty extraordinary films.

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