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"michael phillips" Discussed on Filmspotting
"Could have access to the complete FilmSpotting archive. And if you go back through it, you will find lots of wonderful appearances from Michael Phillips over the years, including, I think, every single top 10 list countdown going back to 2007. That's filmspottingfamily .com in wide release. You can see about my father, the new one starring Robert De Niro as an immigrant hairdresser father, meeting his son's future in -laws for the first time. His son is Sebastian Maniscalco. Kandahar. This is Gerard Butler as an undercover CIA operative who must fight his way out of hostile territory. How else do you get out of hostile territory? Disney's live action, The Little Mermaid. No, Josh, it's not directed by Sofia Coppola. Sorry, but it is finally out. And your number one film of the year so far, Nicole Hall of Sinners. You Hurt My Feelings. Everybody needs to go see that. In limited release. And right now it's very limited. I think it's opening just at the Quad Cinema in New York. So I'll probably hold some thoughts on it for its expansion. And there is a national expansion that's expected to follow. But a little doc called Close to Vermeer about this big retrospective in Amsterdam of the famous Dutch artist's work and that whole exhibition being put together, that documentary is open this weekend at the Quad Cinema. So I wanted to note that because I did see it and I do recommend it next week here on Film Spotting. We will take a look at Spider -Man across the Spider -Verse and we'll get to all 237 minutes. Can't wait. Of Edward Yang's A Brighter Summer Day that will close out our Sight and Sound Top 100 Marathon. Film Spotting is produced by Golden Joe DeSoe and Sam Van Halgren. Without Sam and Golden Joe, this show wouldn't go. Our production assistants are Betty Lavandero and Veronica Phillips. And special thanks to everyone at WBEZ Chicago. More information is available at WBEZ .org. For Film Spotting, I'm Josh Larsen. And I'm Adam Kempinar. Thanks for listening. This conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye. Panoply
"michael phillips" Discussed on Filmspotting
"But it's also just the affordable middle class artist's life. That's not Portland anymore, from what I hear. Certainly from what Rikert told me. And every city about the size of Portland on up in this country, not every city. Many cities that not many years ago were affordable places for people to just, you know, kind of strive and, you know, blindly stumble and maybe purposefully work their way while working a second job toward whatever kind of artist they want to be. That is not happening as easily right now. And so it's a funny - there's nothing harder to capture on film, interestingly, than the very recent past. And that's exactly what she's done here. Those are our top five films of 2023 so far. We've heard a lot of honorable mentions along the way. We have a lot of crossover in our choices. Are there any films that have not been mentioned yet that you guys would like to highlight? I mean, I'm looking at my list right now and Rye Lane came up. Are you there, God? It's me, Margaret. Blackberry came up a choice from a listener in Listener Feedback. The only other one I'll throw out is another film I just caught up with this past week. Sisu, the crazy movie. Here's the plot description about an ex -soldier who discovers gold in the Lapland wilderness tries to take the loot into the city. Nazi soldiers led by a brutal SS officer battle him. This old man finds gold and then spends the rest of the movie fending off and brutally killing Nazis. It, I think, is from the producers. Somebody associated with John Wick is associated with this film as well. I saw that in the credits or in the title somewhere. And you know what? It makes total sense. It's got the violent elegance of the first John Wick. So I was on board with Sisu, the Finnish film from Jalmari Helander. Any picks for you, Josh? Yeah, as I mentioned, I do have John Wick chapter four in the number eight slot right now showing up at six. And just two titles I'll mention quickly that haven't come up on the show at all, I think, Adam, yet this year. Dungeons and Dragons, Honor Among Thieves. I had to check it out because of who made it. The guys behind Game Night seemed like a strange move after Game Night. And yet this movie, while being, I think, respectful. I've never played Dungeons and Dragons, but I felt a respect for the mythology or myth building that is central to that experience in this while still having a ton of fun and getting a ton of laughs. Really enjoyed my time with Dungeons and Dragons, Honor Among Thieves. And then one that I was meaning to catch for a while. This list forced me to do it. It's number 10 right now on my list of the best of the year so far. Ennis Mane, it comes from British filmmaker Mark Jenkins. Takes place on this uninhabited island off the Cornish coast. Set in 1973, follows a wildlife volunteer who's observing this rare flower and turns into a psychological horror. I think you could describe it as though nothing incredibly graphic or very, very clearly explained happens. This is a surreal experience. The filmmaking itself, it did force me to catch up with Jenkins' original film, his first film, his debut, Bait. And that even more so reminded me of David Lynch's Eraserhead. It's in black and white. That helps. This is in color, but there are still elements in terms of the editing, the use of surreal juxtaposition that reminds me of Lynch's work too. So at any rate, the new film this year, Ennis Mane, it's actually spelled E -N -Y -S -M -E -N if you want to track that down. God, I gotta see that. Thank you. Thank you for the Dungeons and Dragons. I had the best, I saw that two days ago and that I got so much more satisfaction out of that film than some films that I don't think are slovenly or anything like John Wick 4. I really liked John Wick 3, and that was mainly the reason I was disappointed in John Wick 4 because it was just too bloated for me, I thought. But I mean, Dungeons and Dragons has more wit and a better spirit and just a good visual style than, my God, anything, any 10 seconds in Guardians of the Galaxy 3 or Ant -Man 3 huge or any IP franchise I've certainly seen in the last six months. So, you know, that's definitely... Anything with a three in it. What's that? Anything with a three in it. It's better than... Exactly. ...is what you're saying. Exactly. So, yeah. Okay. No, all the way with that. And I can just throw in a couple other ones and it would be my top 10 or 12. But there's a couple of really good French films, Other People's Children and Full Time, really interesting kind of Dardenne Brothers type thriller, both excellent. Infinity Pool, Brandon Cronenberg's twisted thriller. I don't know if it really hangs together. I haven't seen it a second time to determine that. But I sure was gripped by the first viewing, even with all the problems. I really like Blackberry. To me, that's the product startup and then collapse movie that I was kind of waiting for with air for some reason. I don't know why I was rooting for Nike to not succeed with the shoe because I knew they did. But Blackberry just was more my speed. And I really like this film that did very well at Sundance called 1001 by A .V. Rockwell with Teyana Taylor. And it covers many years in the life of this woman living in Harlem and a very complicated family saga. But that's a film that really has a lot to say about gentrification in New York in a completely intriguing, dramatic structure. Some issues a little bit here and there. But I thought that film just moment to moment was really it was a rough experience, but a really good one. And so, I mean, look, you add them all up, throw in a Dungeons and Dragons. And, you know, I know everything is crazy and the industry is falling apart and there's a strike on and it's all going to hell. But these films that represent really the last 18 months, two years worth of production, you know, that's a good start. I'm happy to I'm happy to see these. And I got at least six or eight. Thanks to you guys to catch up on our list again of our favorite films of the year. So far, you can find that full list at FilmSpotting .net. Just click on lists right there at the top of the page. And we'd love to hear your picks or any other comments about the show. Feedback at FilmSpotting .net. That is our show. If you'd like to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Letterboxd, Adam is at FilmSpotting and I'm at Larson on film. Michael, where can listeners keep up with your work? Well, they should not just can. They should keep up with the work every week on WFMT, Classical WFMT, WFMT .com for the weekly Saturday morning 9 a .m. soundtrack film music program. I do the kickoff segment on that every week, which is great fun just to kind of be poking around finding music that hasn't been overplayed to death, which is easy. We're going several years into the show and it's been wonderful to discover new things from old composers and new. So that's that's that's their best bet for that. Fantastic. Well, thanks for joining us. Always good to have you on the show. Listeners, if you would like T -shirts or other merch, you can go to FilmSpotting .net slash shop. And we want to remind you FilmSpotting is listener supported. You can join the FilmSpotting family at FilmSpottingfamily .com for as little as five
"michael phillips" Discussed on Filmspotting
"This is a documentary about the 80s tennis great from director Alice gibney. That's on Apple TV plus. I do want to see the Boris Becker Doc, but I want to see another streaming dock even more big Jason isbell fan and a new film directed by Sam Jones who did the very good wilco Doc. I am trying to break your heart. He has chronicled the making of Jason isbell's recent album, the documentary is called running with our eyes closed that is new on HBO Max. You can see air. Mild recommendation from both of us. You can see. I've gone three stars on here. I think I'm going three stars. I'm definitely going three stars on paint. Are you two and a half to two and a half? Yeah. Yeah, okay. Well, we're going, we're going N a on the Super Mario Brothers movie. Is that what we're doing? I have not seen it. I'm not going to go. I mean, I don't have anything against it, you know? I mean, I actually, I didn't have anything against Dungeons and Dragons and people a lot of people like that a lot. People seem to relate to it. Life is interfere sometimes. All of my kids and I have kids ranging in ages from junior high up to college. They can not wait for Super Mario Brothers. I'm not sure if they're all watching it unironically, but they all really want to go and think I'm a snob and terrible at my job. Nice. They might be right about one or both of them. This is why we are limited. That's why we have children. In limited release, the new one from the Ardennes Tory and is out. That's playing at the music box. Also how to blow up a pipeline, which we will talk about next week on the show along with that next film in our Sight & Sound top 100 marathon Rainer Werner fassbender's Ali fear eats the soul. Film spotting is produced by golden Joe dessau and Sam Van Halen without Sam and golden Joe.
"michael phillips" Discussed on Filmspotting
"So we each had to pick 5 films from 1993 that we thought were the best, Michael, that. That show was a little nutty, a little nutty for film spotting, and Josh, I'm not sure Josh still knows where his head is after that episode. Sam, Sam took the piano and all hell broke loose. Yeah, yeah, good times. I got to catch up with that one. That's one I have not that's a recent one I've not caught up with. So if you listen to that, you might be one of the people giving us a little heat for the fact that somehow Steven Spielberg's 93 output both Jurassic Park and Schindler's List went undrafted. Undrafted. Yeah, we didn't pick them. Okay. We didn't pick either of them. Right. Yeah. But hey, a pretty good movie here. Let's just say that. I'm going to check this out for my own edification. From the archive, some episodes you can check out two more interviews with Kelly riker. I talked to her back in 2020 about first cow that's episode 7 86. I talked to her about certain women also starring Michelle Williams. That's episode 6 O 8 plus reviews of riker's films going back to meek's cutoff in 2011. Three 47 was that episode and Michael, you were there for episode 500, Brian Johnson, the filmmaker, was part of that episode. Big live show at the music box, Dana Stevens, as well, joining us. We did our top 5 films of the film spotting era. Pretty sure meeks cut off. Made my list. We also have some Ben Affleck directed reviews. You could check out his debut in O 7 gone baby gone episode one 83. The town episode three 18, of course we did our top 5 Boston movies. And yeah, we talked about his best picture winning Argo episode number four 18 plus the top 5 movies directed by their stars. And really, of all the movies, I would have told you, if you had said, you and Josh are going to end up having a fight about this film. I would have said, you're crazy. Why would we fight about that? We had a pretty decent battle about Argo. Really? We disagreed. Okay. I liked it. I liked it. I think even more than you did. Okay. Michael, it sounds like you kind of begrudgingly or okay with the Josh was Josh was pretty low. Low on it. Low, low. Well, I would, I would get rid of him at this point. I mean, I'm here. You know, you're here. Even if I don't agree, I'll agree, just to get along. I'll be all right. Fair enough. I really like how that sounds. That is film spotting family dot com. Streaming this weekend, you can see more sports, boom, boom, the world versus Boris Becker.
"michael phillips" Discussed on Filmspotting
"Script with Cynthia's work in mind for Lizzie. Hang chow plays the part of Joe and the work for Joe is the artwork of Michelle segre, who works out of The Bronx and does large sculptures and with different materials yarn, leather, mushrooms, organic dried foods, I don't know if they're organic. Let's just say dried foods. Different materials. And it's Lizzie, Michelle Williams sort of works at a debt at her table and Joe's work is much more physical and sort of takes her whole body to work with. Yeah, I wanted to ask you specifically about Joe's work as well because there are a lot of very subtle hierarchies and power dynamics at play in the movie and it seems to me not by accident that you've got Joe who's Lizzie's best friend, but also in some ways her rival, it seems. And this power dynamic is one where Lizzie's the tenant and the landlord, so she inherently has some authority. Let's say over her. And if you're a little bit insecure as an artist, which many artists are and you see your friend and rival kind of doing these very grandiose, seemingly ambitious projects. That's something that could maybe take its toll on you a little bit. And your work feels smaller. Yeah, I'm not sure that rival is the right word for them. I think they both really and I don't oh God, I would never think of Michelle's work as grandiose. It's large scale, and it's colorful. And it's a real free kind of feeling like it takes up a room and Lizzie's work you have to go over and look at in a different way. But I think of these two characters as that they really admire each other's work. And that their work is different enough that they're not, you know, it's not like someone's going to take someone's idea or something like that. I mean, there are definite struggles, but I also see it as like Lizzie is a character where, you know, when her anxiety of whatever it is, which might be about having a show or finishing meeting a deadline. John, I always talking about her in terms of being like a trapped badger in a way where her anxieties like shoot out and into different directions or maybe in that things come easier for Joe and Joe just by the nature of her personality. They're just really different people. Yeah, no, that's the sense. It could almost be read as frustrating, perhaps. This isn't something that's said, but frustrating for an artist like Lizzie to see someone like Joe who seems to make it effortless and then on top of it she's doing these things that have a grander scale anyway. So without making a value judgment on it or favoring one type of art versus the other, you did want that juxtaposition a little bit. It would seem in terms of the type in the scale of the work. Yeah, well, just that there are different one is sort of like getting into the nitty Gritty of something and the other one is up on a ladder or has to throw her whole body into wrapping a piece of foam around something. Movies that are about artists, whether based on real or fictional and any kind of art. A lot of times with movies, you can fake that element. You can lip sync or do some things with camera work and editing to make it seem as if we believe this person is really this incredible artist. But you can't really fake that with sculpting. I mean, we have to really see Michelle Williams hands there doing the work. How did you go about making that authentic? Well, I didn't go about as much as Michelle did. We started off just sending her a big clunk clay and she was doing these zoom sessions with Cynthia latte about just really just having months to get comfortable having her hands in the clay and making stuff. And then so they worked together for a long time virtually and then Michelle came and spent time with her and her studio. And likewise, Joe was working with Michelle sagre. So they had time to become really familiar with in Michelle's case with the clay in practice and just so she could start to feel at home with doing what she could do with adding on or taking off of Cynthia's stuff. So I want to ask you about collaboration as an artist. I won't spoil the scene or get into too many details, but these sculptures we see have to be glazed in a kiln. And Andre Benjamin here plays, I think the kill master is the terminology. There's a crucial scene where we see her work come out of the kiln. And I was struck by the beauty and the terror of that moment. There's a lot of, yeah, there is the unknowable element of what your ceramic pieces come out of the kiln looking like you can pick your glazes and the kind of heat you on and whether it's salt or I mean, there's so much to learn about it. I could keep learning about it forever, but there is this mysterious element that's outside of your control that you give over to the gods and hopefully pleasantly surprised or you might not
"michael phillips" Discussed on Filmspotting
"Williams and the trailer for showing up the latest from director Kelly reichardt. It's records 8th feature going back to 1990 fours river of grass, and it's her fourth film with Williams and her 6th set in Oregon. Williams plays Lizzie, a sculptor with an upcoming exhibition. Joining her in the ensemble recent Oscar nominee Hong chow, John magro, Andre Benjamin, and another recent Oscar nominee Judd hirsch. It's another collaboration for riker as well with a writer Jonathan Raymond, who co wrote the script with her. Michael, we're going to share some thoughts on the film just a little bit later. But first, let's get to my recent conversation with Kelly reichert on her visit to Chicago. It's a movie that starts with the art, the opening credits sequence shows early watercolor renderings of Lizzie's sculptures, so I started there as well. You watch Williams in this performance, her character is someone who isn't overly joyful or expressive. She seems to be someone who carries the weight of the work she's trying to prepare and the burdens, if you will, of family and friends. And then you do see these figures that are so expressive and exuberant. I was really curious what the process was in deciding what those sculptures would look like, what form they would take and whether or not Kelly reicher and Jonathan Raymond had a specific vision in mind during the script writing process or did it evolve. Well, I wrote the script with Jonathan Raymond and we have known of Cynthia lattes, art well, John and Cynthia go way, way back. But I've known about her art for a long time too. She's a Portland sculptor and she, I guess she would call herself a ceramicist. I'm not sure. But all the various houses in Portland that you go to will have a Cynthia from some moment in time. And characters that are in motion, her figures, and they, you know, they're not beautiful in certain ways. They're not like pristine or I mean, I find them beautiful, but they're not, they're not polished, they're not finished. They're rough and jagged and could be interpreted differently from different viewers. So anyway, we wrote the script with Cynthia's work in mind for Lizzie. Hang chow plays the part of Joe and
"michael phillips" Discussed on Filmspotting
"I think actually the script is pretty good. And I think the director who wrote it is in some ways letting himself down. I don't think he's quite God the neck. He does yet as a writer. Yeah, I do think there are some not only funny, loving shots at Vermont, but also at public broadcasting. Those jokes work for me overall. And I did really like a new face to me, Sierra Renee, as ambrosia, who is another character who doesn't have that kind of cynical edge to her, you're right. The movie movie doesn't need it. Competitive edge, but not cynical. Yeah. Exactly, but not cynical. She's like him just someone really trying to do her best. And she doesn't want to hurt anybody. She is an overly striving or ambitious. And you mentioned Michaela Watkins who I agree is really good here. And thinking about one of my favorite jokes with her in the movie taps into that lack of cynicism and how that's another thing about the film that I can praise and why I think ultimately I went for it, we get a flashback where she's talking about a fling she had with the delivery driver to the studio. And she says something like I didn't get the exact line, but she says something like he lavished me with attention. And that attention is we see is her just sitting at the reception desk and him coming in day after day to deliver package. Smiling. Yeah, do you smiling at her, right? But he probably smiles at literally everyone who sits behind the reception desk at the businesses that he comes into. I thought it was funny because he's obviously just doing his job. She's just doing hers. It isn't exactly a courtship here. So she's either willfully misremembering or she's trying to make it something more grandiose than it was. But you also kind of believe that it's not that. You believe that it's probably the way she actually felt about that. It's not just a joke at the characters expense. It's actually about the way she processes how she felt. Yeah, yeah. It really did feel like attention to her. It did. The movie's getting there in those impulses. I think, just like, just like, I certainly appreciate the fact that they didn't turn ambrosia into just a sort of sort of a caricature adversary where it turns into kind of a one upmanship tip for tat sort of thing like you had with anchor, man, not to bring that up again. But that would, again, this is a much smaller calmer picture. This is the calmest sex comedy ever made. Now, that's not necessarily the poster. Okay, it's not necessarily a strong virtue for that genre. And I do wonder if. There wouldn't be another way to put this without something like a total horn dog. But if there wouldn't be a better way, a different film certainly to get out of it. If you just actually went, okay, let's get the R rating, not the PG, and just try to energize some of the some of this sexual activity that's alluded to in this telling of it. But I don't know. It is what it is. It's yes. I stand by that. It's the calmest sex comedy ever made. One last bit. I want to single out another performance. I really liked a new face to me here again, but had to look it up immediately after Lucy fryer. From Australia. She's from Australia. Yeah, she's very good. She plays Jenna. And on IMDb, this is her first film role. She has two TV series credits listed, but that's it. And she plays the younger woman in the studio who we don't know exactly what she does. She's an administrative assistant of some kind of a joke at some point about how many pages she can fax, but she's kind of the current love interest of Carl nagle, even if he's not fully committed to her. They definitely have one very memorable, non sexual encounter together. And I just thought her affability and her natural comic instincts and timing were kind of off the charts here. I hope to see her in a shame. She's got a little bit of a Jenna Fischer quality to her actually. I think from the office. And you know, that's the thing. There's some good there's some familiar faces like Stephen root and Michaela Watkins, there's some new faces in there. I just, I just wish that a different director had directed this director's script. I guess that's if I had to break it down like that, that's how I break it down. Paint is currently playing in limited release. We've got one more for you, a documentary, the new one on Hulu. It's a two parter on Hulu called pretty baby Brooke Shields, it's directed by Lana Wilson, who considers shield's early career as an actress and model in films like Louis malls pretty baby and the Blue Lagoon as well as a series of Calvin Klein jeans ads. This sexualized her from a very young age, though it does cover the expanse of shields, career, and her life looking now back on her experiences as a young model and actress. Here's a bit of that trick. You just didn't go anywhere that somebody wouldn't know Brooke Shields, the most photographed woman in the world. Iconic American Beauty. Object a desire, a sexualized
"michael phillips" Discussed on Filmspotting
"Have to keep them completely out of this treatment. I'm okay with this, but you can't sell it as a Michael Jordan. Yeah, I mean literally literally no face. I mean, you see him see his face. I mean, you see him, you see him, you know, he's talked about endlessly, obviously. He's talking to you and we see archival footage on the North Carolina basketball game. You know, obviously all of that. Beyond that, he's basically like Jesus in Ben Hur. You see glimpses of this saints walking among us. But from a very discreet acceptable distance, right? And this element of that that I think are kind of nonsense. And but again, like Argo, like athlete, I would have to say, you know, is that, you know, it's one of Affleck's other pretty good movies, like this one. There's kind of a straight ahead barreling quality that is, you know, he's kind of got a few things down as a director. And he hasn't made that many movies, but he's clearly he's clearly he started. He started well. And he's, you know, I don't know if he's ever going to get rid of the corn in his diet, you know? As a filmmaker, but I don't know, it's good enough for me in this case. It helps that you've got someone like Matt Damon, who can sell most moments with more than enough conviction for the average audience. And for me, certainly in this case. But the thing that Affleck does here that I think plays into what you said about maybe a little too much corn. And the thing that really did give it a sense of flimsiness, I think heard it. A choice they make that completely backfired is to really play up the 1980s Ness of it all. The soundtrack in particular. This is wall to wall hits of the day. Yeah, that's what the budget, that's where the budget went. That's where the budget wins. Right? Are they trying to make money later on selling this on Spotify or something? Every transition scene. Character introductions, background music in the car. Any chance they get and even moments that really shouldn't have it, they load it with, you know, you're going to hear sister Christian like you do in the trailer. You're going to hear all these songs that were popular from the time. Whether they really have anything to do with what's going on at that moment or not. It feels and maybe this was the point. Maybe this was the idea athletic had knowing he's got this very 80s movie that is really about this fundamental point in pop culture. It's more music video almost than film. And that shot you see everywhere and in the trailer, which I think only appears in the movie in the credits sequence for some reason. It's kind of random of Affleck as Phil knight. He's got the curly hair sitting at his desk and he's got that gaudy red and blue tracksuit on even gaudy sunglasses here. Yeah, and he's looking right at the camera. It just felt to me like that was an appropriate calling card for the movie. Because while there's some heart to it, and there is something substantive about what these characters achieve, it kind of felt like dress up too. Yeah, very much so. And I think maybe dressing down if you're looking at Affleck's this is just speculation, but and it's also snide speculation. But you have like the Affleck and Damon playing, let's say, marginally less photogenic actual people. I mean, when you look at when you look at when you look at the real Sonny Picard, when he's, you know, it makes a point of his weight. Yeah, yeah. And he didn't kind of flux the Italian test. And that's whatever. You can either fuss about that or not, but I mean, but tellingly there was an HBO film about vaccaro that was that was in development with James gandolfini playing the part and it didn't end up getting filmed. But that's more of the ballpark we're really in here. So it's kind of, it's sort of stretches and strains a bit to kind of get to kind of like figure out a little bit about how much how much fun you're going to have with these characters in this story. I don't really want to see it taken more seriously or treated as a more triumph of the marketing spirit or the human spirit or whatever spirit you're thinking it's triumphing and if anything, the bits I didn't like so much are when it did go absolutely all in on that stuff because it's kind of it's an embrace of capitalistic triumph that I'm not, I don't love at least without a little I mean that's the thing about Moneyball. It's funny, it's all about how little money can you actually pay your people and hold back and still get it. But that film has such great patience and restraint. And this film just get it out of the gate, boom, boom, boom, into the flying through it. You know, it's a pretty decent script and it's not treated for a grander experience than it is. But except for the treatment of Jordan, which did give me kind of a Jesus and Ben her. You know, overtone. Air is currently playing in wide release if you have seen it or get to see it in the theaters and would like to take issue with anything we said. You can email us, feedback at film spotting .NET, I will only forward the positive comments to Michael. I promise Michael. Next up, we're going to talk about paint. Another one that's inspired by true events, if you will, we have a Bob Ross style public TV art instructor and personality who is living the dream, Carl nargol is his name,
"michael phillips" Discussed on Filmspotting
"Viola Davis plays Michael Jordan's mother. Let's hear a bit of the trailer. 1984 has been a tough year. Our sales are down our growth is down. Sunny, I brushed you in here to grow the basketball business. People don't know what the hell a Nike is. What's a converse? NBA all star shoot. There's nothing cool about Nike. You would have to have a pretty compelling pitch. I can tell him the one thing the other companies can't compete with. Our basketball division is a terrible. I do not love it. Well, Michael, as I suggested earlier, I've known you a long time now, and if there's one thing I know about you, rolling up your sleeves, having a beer and talking about sports is maybe your favorite thing in the whole world. I talk about sports occasionally saying that with a wink. Okay. I have been I've been to more. I have been to more lacrosse and baseball and football games in the last few year and gymnastics meets in the last few years and I did my entire lifetime. So not so much a huge sports fan, but a great dad is what you are. Yeah, good enough. But no, I like it. Let's talk about this specific sports movie. How did you feel about air? You know? It was sort of a win. I mean, it's actually a pretty good pretty good film. It's a very straightforward and it covers about three, three and a half months in the at least of docudrama life of the sunny river Carl played by Matt Damon, who's trying to convince Michael Jordan and his parents to sign this shoe deal and convince Nike head Phil knight to come up with enough money to make this offer. And then the creation of this signature shoe, right? It's a sports marketer's dream. I think it's a lot of people's way of kind of reliving the Jordan glory years. And there's sort of a weird, a weird couple of cross currents of nostalgia, I think, in an atom in that it's 1984, you have this bustling sort of cubicle war in here in the Nike headquarters in Oregon that just makes you, you know, if you've been sort of limping out of COVID and you used to work at a fairly lively profession, like I did to go back and just where people kind of run around from copier to coffee machine, you know, in the background, you know, I actually feel at this point in my life. I like to pay extras to do that if I go into the paper. But there's some of that going on. And look, it's very much in my view. And I like to hear what kind of where it is for you. But in my view, it's roughly as entertaining as Affleck's film Argo. And it's roughly as full of crap, too, I think. I think it's in terms of how much are we going to really, you know, kind of like kind of nuance this thing, or I don't care about sticking to the historical record necessarily, but it's got kind of a zippy script and Affleck doesn't get in the way of it. And it's kind of a straight up on this still workplace comedy drama. And the drama being, are they going to make the sale? And of course we know they do. So you couldn't have less suspense about the outcome in any movie, you know? I mean, but I actually had a good time with it. And the sport of basketball was brand new to me. Interesting game. No, not really. Not really. I know Michael. I know also that this is a terribly unfair way to start my comments, but I couldn't help thinking about it when I walked out of this film. There's a social network version of air directed David. Yes. Yes. Michael Mann. The takes this. The insider, the insider. This high stakes business world with all of this corporate intrigue and these male egos and the conflict of the doers here, the innovators, the guys who really care about and know their crafts and they're up against the empty suits, looking to exploit them and others in the name of a buck. And they'd attach that Shakespearean sensibility to it all, give it some gravitas. Because I would say whether anyone individually cares at all about basketball or shoe brands, Jordan and Nike did change the world on a level that certainly in the same conversation as the founding of Facebook, that is an Affleck's approach. The boldest thing I could say about air is that it follows the trident true underdog sports movie formula, only none of its main characters even attempt a shot. Sink the game winner at the buzzer. And this is where we'll get into your part about it may be being full of crab and Affleck, whether or not he does get in the way of things or not. His ambitions here and his budget relatively speaking, 30 million. I think our modest. To your point, he, he's made a winner. He's made a crowd pleaser. Yeah, they found pleasing enough. Yeah, same. But despite it being based on true events, I also bought almost none of it. In the way to be fair, with all biopics, and this is kind of the sunny veke biopic. Yeah. In the way all of them feel insufficient because they have to allied and compress and simplify. But sometimes you're so buying into it in the movie sturdy enough that you're really surprised to learn later on maybe that, oh, that didn't really happen that way. That person didn't really exist. That person wasn't such a bad guy or that person wasn't such a good guy. Whatever it might be. Right. You're not really questioning it scene to scene moment to moment. I did find myself doing that quite a bit. Quite a bit, yeah. Well, this is kind of in your, this is in your backyard too. I mean, you come out of the sports. Yeah, you do, you do. Right. I mean, the film that I kept thinking about. And I guess occasionally longing for would be Bennett Miller's Moneyball, in that obviously takes a completely, it's a complete opposite economic approach to the problem at hand, which is how little money can we spend and still get decent results. I mean, I would not want to revisit Moneyball now because we're all living with that kind of corporate thinking right now. If you happen to work in a corporate realm, I mean, this film is all about just trying to hammer on the boss until I mean, there's a line somebody I think Damon says that we need to increase spending. And it's expended to make it. That is the opposite of the Moneyball approach. I mean, there's certain other things that I really, I think are just like the big rousing speech that Damon gives us. You know is coming. The Carol is treated with such a ridiculously straight face. You kind of can't believe it doesn't tip into parity. And I suppose for some people it will. The way they actually handle Jordan on camera, to me, is the most specious element, and that clearly either contractually or otherwise they made the decision to all right, we have to keep them completely out of this treatment. I'm okay with this, but you can't sell it as a Michael Jordan. Yeah, I mean literally literally no face. I mean, you see him see his face. I mean, you see him, you see him, you know, he's talked about endlessly, obviously. He's talking to you and we see archival footage on the North Carolina basketball game. You know, obviously
"michael phillips" Discussed on Filmspotting
"Once, okay? Then after we get the film developed, you can watch it crash over and over till it's not so scary anymore. And your real train will never get broken. One more thing, Dolly. Let's not tell your father. It'll be our secret movie just yours and mine. I really don't want to offend any of the other best director nominees, but it has to be something to win a best director Oscar when you're going up against Steven Spielberg. He's been nominated 8 times, only one twice, Schindler's List Saving Private Ryan, he could win a third time for the movie you just heard a clip from the fable man's. But before we get back to the Oscars and our picks with Michael Phillips from the Chicago tribune, we did want to spend a few minutes highlighting our first film spotting marathon of 2023. We usually do a couple of these per year and going back to the very first year of the show 2005, these marathons have been about filling in our cinematic blind spots with BFI announcing their top 100. The results of that critics poll and their director's poll in the past few months. I think it was November. End of November 2022, we got that list. We thought we would cross off the movies that I suppose we're most embarrassed to admit. We've never seen from that top 100 that marathon is going to start in two weeks. So we wanted to make sure Josh that people knew what titles were coming and they could get ready to participate Michael. We have you here as well. So you can chime in on our picks and maybe even share a blind spot or two of yours. But I think we've got a good lineup, Josh 6 films, 6 countries, four decades, and I do believe all of them are blind spots for the both of us, possible you've seen one of them. We'll find out here in a moment, but all 6 of these films made the critics list the top 100 greatest films of all time as put out by Sight & Sound and the BFI. That lineup is. Yeah, I'm looking at this and I have not seen any of these embarrassingly, so at the end of this marathon, I'll be able to check them off my list. We're going to start with Sancho, the bailiff, 1954, coming in at number 75 on that site and sound top 100 list. Ty here, though, 75 also went to imitation of life, the Douglas sirk film from 1959. Then we have fear eats the soul looking at 1974 here. That one ranked at number 52. We're going to look at mirror one of my Andre tarkovsky, blind spots. I hope by the end of my life because it might take that long to have seen every Andre tarkovsky film. This is going to help me knock one of those off my list. Mirror is number 31 on the site and sound top 100 lists. The Chris marker film, San Soleil from 1983, is also going to be a part of this marathon, comes in at number 59. And then the Edward Yang directed film a brighter summer day, our most recent title, it looks like in this marathon came out in 19 91, ranked at number 78 in the Sight & Sound list that's going to close out our marathon. I thought it was possible that you had seen mirror the tarkovsky. I know you've seen a couple other tarkovsky films that I haven't most notably stalker, which also made the top 100. We're only going to fit in one tarkovsky in this marathon, but 6 films, I can't wait to finally catch up with and we will list all of these titles and the various platforms where you can see them over at film spotting .NET. Just click on marathons at the top of the page or go to film spotting .NET slash marathons. I'm pretty sure all of these films have gotten criterion collection, DVD, or Blu-ray, releases, and all of them except for imitation of life are available on the criterion channel. But they are also on various VOD platforms. The only one, I will mention this, Josh, sans Soleil, the Chris marker film, really, really want it to be part of this marathon. And I think we'll probably keep it. But it's the only one that you could only see in one place. And that's at the criterion channel dot com, at least what I've seen currently. So I am calling that one out, but we've got some time before we get to Sansa lay, at least if we go in chronological order, we will start with Sancho the bailiff. Michael, what do you think of our marathon lineup? I think it's great. And actually, I think this BFI hundred list is one of the most useful lists of recent memory. It's just in terms of I'm not saying everybody's got blind spots on it, but I certainly do. And it's more than I'd like to admit. So I wanted to. But yeah, I see you dancing around which one of these you haven't seen or do you want to brag and you have seen them all. Oh, no, no, no, I'm seriously at least at least 8 or ten down. I mean, I haven't seen Wanda, the Barbara loden film, which is ridiculous. It's overdue. I haven't seen this is one of the Kirsten's I haven't seen. I haven't seen where is the friend's house? How about from our marathon though? Are there any we should most be looking forward to that you have seen or any of those 6 you haven't? I mean, I love Sancho the bailiff. I've only seen a one time way back in my 30s, way back. Not the 30s, my 30s. And but that film had a big, big impact on me. Every which way, story, just all of it is just a beautiful piece of work. So I mean, I'd love to hear what you guys have to say about that. So you know what? I'll listen to it. I'll listen to it. All right. You outed yourself as not participating in our overlooked auteurs marathon from a couple of years ago because we talked about Barbara loden's Wanda. So you missed that, Michael. All right, I'm calling you out for that. I was working up my wrath on actors who hadn't yet worked, like Austin butler. Again, for our complete marathon lineup, the Sight & Sound top 100 blind spots film spotting .NET and click on marathons. Let's wrap up our Oscar choices. Two categories left, best director. Could go to Martin mcdonagh for the banshees of in a Sharon or Daniels
"michael phillips" Discussed on Filmspotting
"Madness dot com, you will see there a link for the prediction contest that's all you got to do, that's where you can put in your picks. That's right. It will take you to the bracket itself and you'll be able to drag and drop your picks into the tournament and submit your bracket. The first prediction contest is open to everyone. You, your mom, your Friends, anybody. The winner gets a film spotting prize pack and the opportunity to join us. You and me, Josh, along with producer Sam in our own internal prediction contest, the 2024 contest and Mike Merriman, The Godfather of Phil spotting madness is also included in that. Last year's winner, Brett Fisher, who we just heard from in massacre theater, is competing against us this year, he had 63 possible correct choices to make. That's how many you can get right in our bracket. Do you remember Josh how many of those 63? Brett, accurately called. This is coming back to me. I think he almost nailed it, right? Was it like 60? 62. Yeah, yeah. He missed one matchup. That's incredible. In the entire tournament. Now, I'm gonna throw down the gauntlet. I think the 60s is way tougher to predict than any other decade, maybe any other bracket in film spotting madness. So Brett, I'm gonna say you're not gonna do as well this time, but watch now he'll crush us both Josh. Brett, just beware, Adams probably going to like last minute throw a snake bracket at us or something like that that somehow makes it into his advantage. So just so you know that brat going in. Yeah, he's ready. Prediction contest number two is for our film spotting family members exclusively. That bracket also needs to be submitted by March 6th at 11 a.m.
"michael phillips" Discussed on Filmspotting
"Snap, check out with any women, all right? Um. I wore a stripper, right? Me and Gaz and some fellas thought we could make a Baba to our tech in those clothes off. Strippers. All right, all right, I know. You. And gas. Strippers. We weren't that bad. That was Leslie sharp and Mark Addy in 1990 7s the full Monty, written by Simon Buffay, directed by Peter cataneo, a couple of weeks ago, along with that massacre, we shared our top 5 magic Mike moments along with the review of magic Mike's last dance. And yes, I did share a few thoughts on ant man and quantum something. I forgot already. So why did we choose that scene from the full Monty? Here's bethann from OshKosh Wisconsin with great excitement. I can identify this scene as being from the full Monty. The connection to this episode being pretty simple since there are not too many films featuring male strippers, but both this and magic Mike feature blue color workers suffering from an economic downturn and feeling their masculinity threatened by not being able to pay the bills. As a last resort, our heroes decide to perform for women to supplement their income, somewhere along the way they are empowered by the silly industry and learn to love themselves and appreciate the ones they love. The full Monty is still one of my heartwarming favorites. Thanks for bringing a smile to my face. And you know what's going to bring a smile to my face, Josh, that this worked out that we're alternating and you have to read this one from Chris moody in tetbury. UK, and you haven't even looked at this before, so this should be fun. Can't wait. I've enjoyed more than 15 years of massacre theater, but barely seconds after Josh gets a dig in about Adam's repertoire of accents. My jaw dropped. He then launched confidently into the scene with WTA F was that anyway. And then Adam doubled down with, no, I'm not sure I know what it was either. Listen, will ya? It's not to do with any of the women, all right? I will strip a ride. You do know the full Monty is set in Yorkshire, not curb could likely marry Poppins. At the time, did I do that justice Chris probably not? I mean, that's amazing, actually. I practiced that like 5 times and didn't do it that way. First read there, you know? It's a gift you have or you don't. Chris continues. Can't think of any connections beyond the thematic match of male stripper set against economic hardship. The full Monty does feature the best dance sequence in a job center for many film I can remember and was surely the inspiration for Hugh Grant's prime ministerial shuffle in love actually. You made my wife and I laugh so thank you and never stop never stopping film spotted forever. Thank you, Chris. Brett Fisher in Portland, Oregon, wrote in. Lots of stripper and dance references in this episode, so that was my big clue. But take that Chris and wife in tete Brie, Adams marvelous vocal work said seal their for me. I think a video of Josh dancing should probably be the next incentive to increase the film's spotting family membership total to 2000, Josh, how much is it worth to you? Oh, well, there is some real world application to this challenge. We're going to a fundraiser for our daughter's high school this weekend. And it's a dancing lessons gala. I think the parents who go. I believe we're going to get salsa and ballroom dancing lessons there. So I might try to get a little video of that and maybe we'll release it to the highest bidder. The highest film spot bonus family member bid. I think it's bonus content. I think it's our next step. I'm not giving this video for even film spotting family fees. I mean, this is going to be big money. Let's go ahead and have you reach into the kind of brimming film spotting hat and pick out this week's winner. Our winner is Chris Myers from chaska, Minnesota. Congratulations, Chris email feedback at film spotting .NET. It will set you up with your very own film spotting T-shirt or film spotting tote bag as Josh said masker theater going on a little hiatus as we embark on film spotting madness. It will return in April, whether you want it to or not.
"michael phillips" Discussed on Filmspotting
"My dad, this was built on their shoulders. That's from the trailer for creed three directed by Adonis creed himself, Michael B. Jordan, Jonathan majors, the nemesis in this one, Tessa Thompson returns to the cast. You have some homework to do for this one. Josh, you need to see creed two do you plan to do that before seeing creed three? Yeah, I mean, unless you want to just fill me in, narratively on what I missed, but I really liked the original creed, so I do want to see creed too. I don't remember why I missed it. When it came out, but I'll be watching that. And then, as you will be catching creed three over the weekend, that's right, and we'll talk about it on our next show. It does open in wide release this weekend. Early reviews seem to be positive, 72 on metacritic, 90% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, our friend Matt singer, formerly of film spotting SVU, liked it, he said for screen crush, creed three returns the franchise to its roots in macho, melodrama, we will see for ourselves next week. Quick note about what's happening over on our sister podcast the next picture show. It's part two of their dance with the one who bought you pairing. They are discussing magic Mike's last dance. This follows their earlier discussion of Vincent minnelli's best picture winning an American in Paris. I did enjoy that discussion. Your next show host Natasha Robinson Keith, Scott Tobias, and genevieve kasky, new episodes post every Tuesday wherever you get your podcasts, and you can get more information at next picture show. Dot net, it's time now for some massacre theater, though not new massacre, theater we're going to be putting it on the ground. Virgin last week, or a couple of weeks ago. Yes, apparently. It'll be on a little break here, but it is the part of the show where we normally perform a sea. You get a chance to win a film spotting T-shirt. We'll be giving a T-shirt away here a couple of weeks ago. We did massacre the sea.
"michael phillips" Discussed on Filmspotting
"Your president shifted. Why would you mind about that? You are? Well, for one thing because they're sharing I was a male war bride at the pictures. Wondered if you could come along. No, I can't be encouraging this diving any longer. You need to get back to the office. Why don't they be thinking? Yes, but you see today. Is my picture today? Wishing for a companion. Generosity just absolutely brings the show to a grinding halt. It'll probably be the last time. That ever happens on one of these Oscar previews as well. Okay, lead actress, lead actress, keep lynch at for tar Ana de Armas for blond, Andrea riseborough for two Leslie. And then the two Michelle's Michelle Williams for the fables and Michelle Yeoh, everything, everywhere, all at once. How about this? In the interest of time, who says it's going to be Michelle Yeoh, who says it's going to be Cate Blanchett. Yo. I think yo. Okay, I think it's Blanchett. I think she's going to win it. It's going to be between those two. One of us is wrong. One of us is wrong. It's really a tough call. I think I just look at the fact that Blanchett has won twice. And that's the only thing that makes me think Michelle Yeoh might have a shot at knocking her off because it's a formidable performance. It's the kind of performance I think the academy would normally like to reward. They love her, maybe they've loved her enough if they're looking at their other option being Michelle Yeoh, who hasn't hasn't been nominated, I think I could be wrong about that, but certainly hasn't won before. Michael, who should win then? I would probably give it to cable and shed. I think it's her best performance. Ever. Actually, I'm film. She's often. You said that, Josh. Often a little too much for me. Yeah. Even in the stuff she's won. The fact that she was awarded for blue Jasmine, the Woody Allen film is just ridiculous. And not just because it's bad material, but I think it's just performance is just like flailing in a really high, highly skilled way. But I think there's not a moment I didn't find telling in some way or really really, really scary or just fully inhabited. Wonderful work. So yeah, no. Yeah, Blanchett, Adam, we talked about it. We talked about tyre in the context of her performance and that it very well might be her career defining one. This is maybe a matter of just, I don't know if personal taste is even the right phrase to use because as good as I think she is, my should win would be Michelle Yeoh. The stunning precision Blanchett brought is awe inspiring. But it's maybe I'm going to say it's a performance in a narrower range than what's going on in everything everywhere, which does not mean that it's a OneNote or just doing one thing performance. Obviously, people actually juggling a myriad of things. The technical precision of playing this sort of character alone. But I mean is we get more comedy in what Michelle Yeoh is doing along with that drama. Which is as gripping to me as what we get from Blanchett and we get the action. I mean, maybe that's the decisive factor is that Michelle yeo is also doing martial arts. And you could do a one to one, yes, what Blanchett is doing with the baton is maybe close in some of those scenes to martial arts. She did that aggressive attack somebody, Josh. She does. She gets that aggressive, but yeah, considering what yo is doing. And in the context of her career, you know, I love how this role allows her to do everything she's done in all her other movies in one fully formed performance. So I think that's why I'd go with Michelle Yeoh. I don't want to say anything to take away from Michelle Yeoh's performance. It's my number two. And if she does win, I will be extremely happy. I just love tar. I love tar and I love that Blanchett performance and I'm overlooking the fact that she's won a couple times before. I want to exclude that. And just give it to her based on the performance I did find the most profound. Yeah, that's what I took away from tar and Blanchett's performance. Now, if we have to take somebody out, I feel like with you guys, there might be a couple contenders here. I could be wrong. But who would you like to have seen in here instead and who would you kick out? I really loved Danielle dead wyler's work as mamie till until that's a film like many films every year that aide didn't get the audience that deserved and beat it and really even get the critical reception. I think the performance warranted wonderful work really good film. So I hope we see a hell of a lot more from both her and the director. Hannah de Armas probably from blond. It would be the one I would pitch not necessarily because it's not sloppy or ill considered work. It's a cynical and ill considered film, though, and it doesn't give the actors any of the actors. Any room, I think, to figure out something truly worth exploring with this treatment of the Joyce Carol Oates's idea of Marilyn Monroe. Yeah, I'll go a little bit further, Michael. That's who I would take out too. And I'm not just holding blond against Anna de Armas, who I think is incredibly talented. I think her performance is part of the movie's focus on misery. I really do. I think it's lacking any of the vivacity or wit that Monroe had. On the screen. And I thought if we had seen just a little bit of that, even of course, in the film, it would have been a much better film, but if I had seen a little more of that in the performance, I would have appreciated that more. So that was an easy removal for me. And I'm going to bang the drum once more for a vocal performance here to be nominated. Jenny slate for Marcel the shell with shoes on. I mean, until the academy establishes a vocal performance category, I'm going to keep pushing for recognition for that work here. So that would be my should have been nominated. I don't have any issues with Andrea riseborough getting nominated and I certainly am not referencing there. The process of her promoting herself don't care. But I like the performance enough and obviously she's a very talented actress, but I would replace her with a performance I like more in a woman reluctantly coming home to face her demons movie. I like significantly more and it's the aforementioned Jennifer Lawrence in causeway. That would be my pick. Later in the show, we will have our choices for best director and best picture, Michael, can we entreat you to stick around for that? Yes, briefly, yes. If we can do it in two minutes. If you would like to see all of our choices for the Oscars you can do that. Film spotting .NET slash
"michael phillips" Discussed on Filmspotting
"You will face such struggle. But both the size of the performance itself, I agree with you about the most acting. And the scene seemed gratuitous to me. That revelation is one, I think, Sammy was well on his way to discovering on his own already. I really appreciate both the film and Tony Kushner's writing as well, Michael. And I appreciate enough to consider that maybe I'm wrong about this. I've only seen the fable man's that one time and maybe there's some layer or something I'm not peeling back that makes it better, but right now my recollection of that scene is just thinking it was totally heavy handed and superfluous. So Judd's gone. I really considered your choice, Josh, because Justin H. Min for after Yang was in my top 5 on my critics ballot. But I had someone ahead of him and I know that I am not going to get any support from the Babylon haters here. We record something. But I would give the nod to Brad Pitt. Adam. It's going to be Brad Pitt's friend. You're on the record. It's too late. It's not going to happen. I've been so hard on pit over 18 years. All you want, he's not going to call you. Brad is all about acknowledging your weaknesses and growth in evolving as a human being. He would appreciate this. Look, it's a very different performance in a very different movie than the assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford. But what we see with his character in Babylon, Jack Conrad, I believe, is his name. This matinee idol is his unrivaled charisma that pure physical presence, and and a world weariness that gives Babylon some emotional depth. I think he's the only part of that film that is giving it any emotional depth. I'm not saying it's his best performance or that it's even necessarily as good as that one, but as far as Jack Conrad being a role pit seemed destined to play, I just don't know who else could have done that role justice. I know I said that Josh with you back in December when we were outlining our favorite performances of the year. But maybe someone like Cruz would be fun to see in that role riffing on his own persona a little bit, maybe. But otherwise, Pitt seems like the guy, the only guy that could have done it. That's a I think that's a dopey observation. Well, Brad used to play a lot of dopey rolls. Okay, here's my resistance point with Brad Pitt in that role in that film. There's a certain it's in a lot of the attempt is there in the writing. Now and then to kind of capture some of the rhythm and the syntax and some of the slang, a little too heavy handed. Of the time. And I don't think there's anything in Brad Pitt. As an actor who can successfully visit that time and place and make me think he's an actor who's struggling to kind of figure out this new medium of sound and all the rest of it. I just don't feel like there's any kind of like sort of high comedy, medium comedy, anything going on that suggests an actor or performer of that time and place. He just eats just feels like wood to me. And so I guess I don't think it's an opinion I'm having. I think I'm just stating it. So I feel that we shouldn't even treat your opinion. I was going to say, I was going to say something I don't think has ever been uttered in the history of the show, which is agree to disagree. I mean, I can somewhat split the difference here. For the record, I'm a mild appreciator of Babylon. Not a hater. I just don't think it was entirely successful. And I think actually that this is an easy role for Pitt. I don't think he has to work too hard, and the reason I resist it is I think he's, he's good in the majority of scenes, but there are a couple that ring incredibly false where I saw the pit that you saw years ago, Adam, that bothered you for a long time, and it's the one that always comes to mind is one of an argument scene with one of his later wives, and I can just see the pressing there in trying to get to the emotional intensity of that scene. So for me, I think this is a fine pit performance. And I think Babylon is a interesting, not entirely successful film. So let me boringly place myself in the middle. I had no idea. I would be so provocative. I feel like I'm guesting on a podcast called pit apologists spotting or something. Hey, you know what? Not a bad idea. I could start, I could start that show. Let's move on to lead actor where I have a feeling we might get some more venom for Michael Phillips here in a moment. Austin butler nominated for Elvis, Colin Farrell, the banshees of venezia and Brendan Fraser, the whale, Paul mescal after son, Bill Nye, for living, you have been pretty in favor of the banshees of in a share in performances so far, Michael, will that continue as you tell us who will win and who should win best lead actor? I think this is probably the toughest considering how many of them I'm destined to get wrong on March 12th. From this point of view, on the other side, before we actually hear who won, this is the toughest category to dope out, I think. Suddenly, Brendan Fraser looks like the will win. Based on recent wins and, you know, I think a lot of people, like you say, with the narrative of real life quasi comebacks of some size, even though these actors like Brendan Fraser notably have been working the whole time. But this feels like a comeback. And he's kind of a reliably affecting awards recipient. I mean, he's wonderful. He's also as much as I can carve away everything I don't like about the whale. He's very good in it. If you can find him underneath all that. So he will win.
"michael phillips" Discussed on OC Talk Radio
"Perspective that i try to bring my right to my writings. I want people to think about their perceptions of god that be the first element and then the second element which mcdonald's also writes about. But i've taken it. I guess a step further in my own writing is the commands of jesus that the commands not the all aji are the foundation and anchor of what it means to be a christian those two elements the fatherhood of god and the commands of jesus. I think are the are the pillars of what. I'm trying to do and i don't wanna preach about it in my books. I want characters who discover those truths in the same way that i did. I want growing characters asking questions. Discovering god's fatherhood and i just say to our listeners if anything michael just said makes you think man i i yeah that's what i struggle with to go see in the pages of his books. How people struggle with all the questions that have already come to your mind in light of that and mike i just really really wanna thank you and to say a word before we close. I'm glad that you've gotten to meet michael phillips today and share the honor with me. Michael is dug deep into his soul to develop characters which allow us access to issues and ideas which otherwise might remain untouched. The same can be said about his pondering about the god of the universe. If he's right. If god is really good if god really cares personally for those creatures wandering the roads of this world i wanna make sure at every level intellectually emotionally spiritually and practically. But i'm a part of that. I'd suggest you start with the secrets of the shatt. Ones book one. Just because that's what i did get lost in the woman whose name is not immediately revealed her struggles with life and love. Parents and god may resonate with you far more than you thought possible. Fiction is a wonderful thing in uncanny ways it can open up to us a reality inside ourselves which desperately wants to be revealed. Today is the day. I'm struggling with some of the closest relationships in my life. I am very tempted to run away more tempted to scream in anger and pound my fist demanding justice on my terms. And in my time it'd be easy for me to let that fury bill self righteousness.
"michael phillips" Discussed on OC Talk Radio
"That's the little segue from your Your own personal history. And that's why we wound up in northern california. He took a job at at an airport as a photographer or experiments in displacing fog. So that planes could land interesting and none of it worked. But that's why we wound up in in northern california also may explain why i'm in southern california. Yeah people in the rest of the country who think california is like one thing. I'm like no no no. I don't like northern california. We finally got out to is lived there all my life and enjoyed it by my folks we. We were raised on a country. Little few acres at my dad bought right in the middle of the redwoods and the redwood forest was my childhood playground and my folks were part of a small evangelical baptist church and it was your classic nineteen fifties evangelistic of or not evangelistic evangelical church Altar call every sunday a the routines of sunday school and worship service and so forth. And as you grow you you don't grow beyond that you your faith in your whole perspective. Deepens expands beyond those childhood beginnings. But i absolutely treasure that time because of the the relationships and the the family friends that we had all part of that church and they just they provided a soil in an environment of goodness and hard work and virtue when all of those sort anachronistic traditional values that people look down on today. And i just am so thankful for that for that That church upbringing. What a different response than so many people in that kind of traditional background particularly when you get into really kind of gets. It was fundamentalism When the big debate was should every service have an altar call at the end and some people look back to those those times in really respond negatively. And yet you you just described it accepting. The really healthy part of it was time. You you responded negatively well even at the time it was boring beyond words we had the most dynamic wonderful pastor ever he.
News of the World And Wonder Woman 1984
"Welcome to film spotting with the chicago. Tribune's michael phillips. I'm josh larsen a happy new year to you michael to to josh. And how was downtown chicago treating you. This is your first new year in a new place to live this. Yeah it's been about six months since we've been down here but yeah the first official winter. The weather is pretty much the same as as in the chicago suburbs. I'd say in the winter Maybe a little milder down there. A little less wind than there is here. But yeah we're doing we're doing well. Thank you very much for filling in this week. I i'm guessing that adam is off really studying his movie trivia You were with us. Michael last weekend's trivia spotting contests his team. I'm afraid didn't fair too. Well and so i imagine he's. He's out there studying getting ready for our next show. How did your team fair reminding. I've been such as one once. You know what head on so many weeks ago now. And i've never come close since and i have to blame. You know all my teammates. Honestly i you know i. I wanted to stack the deck. So that all my incredible lack of knowledge on the marvel cinematic universe in the basically most of the star wars stuff would be plugged in by some of my cohorts now. Well i've only won once as well and i'm going to credit might teammates for that as as you saw this last week and i can tease adam but i failed spectacularly in the lightning round. I couldn't even pull the title of. It's a wonderful life out of my hat given the clue bedford falls and and of course it's a lightning around so everybody's watching it's live and it was a face plant. I'll i'll just say. I don't know if you've experienced this during trivia spotting but for those answers that are obvious i find. There's like a millisecond window where your brain knows it and if you don't blurt it out that window shots and that's right it's it's honestly no different. I just enough bad college theater to know just like forgetting your line. There is nothing in the world. You can't muscle it into existence of. It's not fair so yeah. If anyone wants to see me regularly embarrassed myself please do join us for our next trivia spotting event. That's available to our films biting family members on patriot so it is a new year michael even more than most though i think these first couple of weeks of twenty twenty one are still very much stock in the year. Twenty twenty the oscars. They've been pushed back from february to april this year and so several high profile titles are still coming to theaters The eligibility window has been opened so we have movies opening. Now that'll be considered for oscars. They're also coming on demand. Regina kings one night in miami. That's one that's coming to prime video this weekend made adams top ten list of really good really good. Yeah
Film Academy Announces New Diversity Requirements For Best Picture Nominees
"Hi. This is in the Chicago Tribune yesterday. In an historic move, the Oscars are raising the inclusion bar for best picture nominees, starting with the 96 Academy Awards. This is the one in 2024. Gives the motion picture industry time to do what they say you need to do if you want to be considered for the best picture to meet on screen representation, Standard of film must either have atleast one lead character or a significant supporting character be from an underrepresented racial or ethnic group. At least 30% of secondary roles must be from to underrepresented groups. Where the main storyline theme or narrative must be focused on an underrepresented group. Otherwise, the way I understand it If you're not including people who are under represented relative to gender orientation, race, ethnicity, even disability. If you don't do that, then you can't be the best picture. Michael Phillips. Film critic joins us on W G N Hi, Michael. Welcome to the show. Thank you, John. How are you doing? Really good. That's my understanding of it is that is that a right read on what they're going to do. It is it's although it's it's damn complicated, but, you know, really broken down beautifully with Steve Zai, Check my festival going, pal who's writes in The Washington Post that it's complicated, but you gotta get to Of the four elements right story. The film story, lead actor or ensemble have tto prominently feature unrepresented groups or, you know those working behind the scenes, Same thing, or the production includes paid internships and training for those who are under represented, or that always released team has to have multiple in how senior executives from underrepresented groups, so it's complicated. But you only gotta hit two of the four and I think that I think the telling point he makes is that out of the last 15 best picture Oscar winners last 15 years. 73% of would have been quite clear. No problem. I'm not just talking about what happened. Moonlight or parasite we have, you know, clearly like not the usual white wall of characters or treatment, but you know there's all kinds, so it's not really a cz. I don't want I don't want to. I don't wanna throw fuel on this fire. But it's not really to say it's not the same kind of You know, like under. What would you say affirmative action that a lot of the right is framing it as but you're also saying, I mean, so you see the glasses three quarters full, but I You could also see it is one quarter empty. That is one in four films would not that one. The best picture had met this criteria. Not usually, but I mean, if you just had hired, Let's say, Let's say you didn't even re cast that or rethink anything. It's on screen. Right in terms of the characters are the actors, If you just if those productions had, well, you know what Let's we're all we have is a bunch of white grips or we've never had a female, You know, director of photography or we've never had any any composer of color, you know, working out? Why not? Why not think twice about that? That's that's a less visible but equally important. Right. I think people will judge this though maybe by what they see on the screen on I'm thinking, okay. King speech won best picture that was populated Desire recalled by white people. However, that is about a disability if you will, so maybe that satisfies the requirements. I could just see there being lobbying for some of these criteria to Yeah. Yep. Yep, the ones that would have would have run into a problem. According to the Washington Post, uh, run down his argo, the artist, No country for old men. And the Departed would have had the toughest time as wass. But, you know, it was a little again with a little adjustment. I look, I'm not, You know, I'm not the guy who's gonna Say this is an outrage. I'm just not that guy. You know a TTE the same time, John. I know I'm a hypocrite. Because, you know, I'm one of a white wall of critics of Chicago trip, you know, so it's a sensitive topic. And this is all part of kind of what we're You know what? What Every person in this country is dealing with one way or the other, which is like you know what? How do we? What is this country? You know, what are we supposed to look like? How can we? How can we broaden our perspective of what we see and what we write and what we read.
How One Covid-19 Victim Was Lost in the Chaos
"Images and stories from the pandemic that will be seared into many people's memories forever. One of them was the discovery in April of rental trucks, holding dozens of dead bodies out a funeral home in New York City. The people found that day were victims not just of the coronavirus, but of a system overwhelmed one of them was seventy two year old nathaniel hallman. He lived in the Bronx with his wife Mitzi. They were married for forty two years. He repaired whirlpool appliances and in retirement he and his wife or a Deacon and deaconess at the Church of the Meek Baptist. Harlem they visited. visited the sick and shut ins in early April at the height of the pandemic and New York City home in was at a Rehab Center in the Bronx, where he was diagnosed with nineteen, the sent him to the hospital next door where a few weeks later he succumbed to the disease, but that's not where the story ends. It's where it begins our reporter Michael Phillips. He died on April Seventeenth, at Saint Louis Hospital and his goddaughter hope who is a very astute person. decided she would take responsibility for making sure that he was cremated and taking care of and and so his wife is widow. mitzi wouldn't have to do it. And so hope was under the impression that she had only seven days to get his body in the hands of funeral director, or the hospital would give the body to the city, and the city would bury him in a mass grave on Hart Island, which is a the Potter's field for New York City. One hundred and fifty years that the people have been left behind have been buried on on heard island. And, so she thought okay I've got a week to find somebody to take care of the body, and she started calling funeral homes, and they were all full. This was the height of the epidemic of hundreds and of New Yorkers were dying at a day on the day that that Daniel died three hundred eighty four New Yorkers died. And so the funeral homes would just overloaded. She called something like twenty funeral homes, and they all said we can't take him. Her Middle Son was even doing an internship at a Newark New Jersey funeral home and they were full to take Nathanielsz bodies. So she grew more and more panicky over the course of the week, and she contacted a family friend Reverend up in Connecticut, Marshall, Morton and Reverend Morton being in the you know the business of of being a clergyman new number of funeral home directors called up an old contact that he had named James Robinson. Mr Robinson worked out of a funeral home in Neptune City New Jersey as well as one in Brooklyn. And so he said, according to Reverend Morton I'll take care of this for you. I've got it and please. Please take the body down to my funeral home in Neptune. So the Reverend and hope son managed to find a funeral director, who would could drive the body out of New York to Neptune New Jersey Neptune city. And deliver it just before the what hope thought was the deadline at the hospital. They get the body out of there, so they took the bodies of Neptune city Mr Robinson the funeral director was not there. A person who was there said I'm sorry. I can't accept this body. They called up. Mr Robinson the funeral director. And this is where there's a lot of disagreement about what took place, but from the point of view of the family and Reverend Morton. What happened was Robinson said. I didn't mean for you to take it to. New Jersey Take my place in Brooklyn, this is something that that Mr Robinson disputes. He says he never said such a thing. The driver took the body up to Brooklyn to a funeral home called likely funeral services on UTICA avenue in Brooklyn. He dropped the body off there with the people who were there. They put it in. A refrigerated truck was parked on the street. And the family assumed everything was OK at that point. The body was supposed to be cremated on the twenty ninth so a few days later. And when hope called the the crematory to ask whether or not or godfather had been had been cremated, she got an answering. Machine were closed for maintenance the next day. She got answering machine message, but Never received confirmation he had been cremated. During this time news broke about all these bodies in Brooklyn in U. Haul trucks, and that was the same address where they had dropped off Mr Hallman. So hope began to panic and put things together. She called up the Reverend. The Reverend put things together. They all started to worry and at that point they tried to get Mr Robinson to explain where the body was. They tried to get a funeral home to explain where the body was tried to get the city. Medical Examiner explain where the body was, and they just couldn't find. It took until the fifth of May until. Finally learned that her godfather's bodied Nathaniel Hamad's body had actually been in the back of an unrefrigerated u-haul truck left on the street in Brooklyn, just a horrible horrible discovery, and it wasn't the end for Nathaniel. Family, who then spent several weeks trying to get his body and arranged for his final resting. What happened after this? There was another misstep when the bodies were discovered at the funeral home. In the U.. Haul trucks hope called the city medical examiner's office. They had come over. You know when the when the police got there and the after nine one one call reporting bodies and trucks on the street. You know hope called everybody. She could find the governor's offices. The attorneys general of the State of New Jersey and New York. You know. Where's My Godfather? And when she called the medical examiner's office, they had already collected sixty one bodies from the trucks and from clerk. Lee's funeral home itself, including many that would simply on the floor in various states of undress, and on the floor of the Chapel at the funeral homes just loaded with bodies. And so she when she called the medical examiner's office, they went through the list of all the bodies. They retrieved from the funeral home from the trucks. And Nathaniel Holman's name was not on the list, so for days and days she couldn't find out where he was. She even went over with Reverend Morton to the funeral home. Mr Clearly was not there at the time. Mr Robinson was not there at the time and she said. My father was here. Where is he and couldn't couldn't get an answer? And, what happened was and the fifth of May. That medical examiner's office discovered that the name on his paperwork had been reversed as hallman nathaniel so when they had looked up the bodies they had. When hope it call then they looked in their record, says he will what bodies we have. Do we have in home? It came up as a negative. The only had a home in faneuil. And by the fifth of May, they figured this out, and now remember he died on the seventeenth of April, so we're no weeks into this, and only then does hope discover that. In fact, her godfather had been in one of trucks and was now in the care of Medical Examiner's office. At that point, the the medical examiner said look. We have him safe. He's in. You know in cooled unit, so he's he won't decay. To be blunt about it. You can leave them here until you find a funeral director. WHO's able to cremate him? which is what the family wanted to do, so they held onto him and it wasn't until five weeks after his death. I think thirty nine days exactly after his death that they were able to get him cremated, and now his ashes are in an urn that his his widow Mitzi keeps at her bedside Michael. What else did you hear from city officials in response to this as well as from the quickly funeral home. The state authorities suspended Mr Claes. Licensed to act as a funeral director, and then held a series of hearings online hearings to decide whether to permanently revoked his license for you know poor practices, the ruling has not yet come out. They've had three hearings and the lawyers have submitted final closing statements, but the administrative law judge has not yet ruled on whether to revoke his license in listening to the at least one of those hearings, and in talking to Mr.. Claes attorney, he's basically the the argument is they were holding the bodies in the U. Haul trucks as they were moving them from the refrigerated truck which was. Recognized waited two whole bodies into the funeral home to be packaged up four cremation. And so he said we would keep them in the in the U. Haul trucks for a while and then move them. It was hard I think for the prosecuting attorney. I guess he'd be called the prosecuting attorney. Understand that because the argument is why not just move them from the refrigerated truck all the way into funeral home instead of stopping. This is just a matter of a few yards, so stopping and putting them in a truck. Mr Quickly. That's Mr Clarke's defense as well as his lawyer said to me. Look the whole city was inundated with bodies. Just wasn't enough. Space to handle the mall and so things happen. And he said that he thought it was unfair that his client Mr clinically was being singled out when so many other funeral homes were also overcrowded in his in his argument. So, that that is his defense Mister Robinson's defense. He has not been charged with any anything by the state. He has not been his has not been suspended, but in talking to him, his argument is. I never had that body. I never signed any paperwork saying that that body was under my control so everyone who says that I did agree to take control of Mr. Hammond's body is line. That is his argument. There are text messages back and forth in which he says that he would take care of the body, but he also said and give me the paperwork, so there's now a lawsuit underway Msci Hallman and hope dukes. Who is the the Goddaughter of Daniel? Hallman have filed suit against the he quickly home as well as Mr. Robinson And are seeking damages for what they describe of course as mistreatment of Nathaniel remains. Michael as you say, and as you've heard from many of the people in this story, Nathanielsz body was one of dozens discovered in rental trucks during the height of the pandemic. What did reporting out the story and what happened in this one case? Tell you about what happened here in New York at the height of this. So, what are your takeaways from this tragic story? This won't come as a surprise to anybody but. When the pandemic really hits and went really hit New York. Hardest I. At least in the United States of course. It just overwhelmed the system. The city and the people who who manage these things would just not ready for overwhelming the doctor. Was Internal Internist resident at Saint Barnabas Hospital. Who took? Mitzi up to see Nathaniel before he died is she would cry constantly into her. into a mask and goggles because there's just so much misery. All around her. And the same situation occurred with with the body's. Just the city. Wasn't prepared for the awfulness that that's that hit it. I can't judge whether they should have been more prepared. Or there was some mistake making made made at some point. That's not really within my capacity to judge. But, certainly, it was overwhelmed. And that meant that there are a lot of a lot of collateral damage and. Michi and hope, and of course Nathaniel himself were part of that collateral damage, and now I think. Between lawsuits and historians and journalists looking back at what happened. We'll start to peel that apart and figure out. Who did what who could have done things that were you know could have done things better and who who? Who did the best they could?
Michael Phillips on Brad Pitt's 2020 Oscar Chances
"Michael you are on the record here quite vociferously. Yes as generally liking once upon a time in Hollywood except for the last twenty minutes. Yeah hate it. The second time through hater two more. Okay where do you stand on the performance of one Brad Pitt. He seems to be the front runner. Do you think he will win. And do you think he should wait. absolutely will win. I think it's one of the surest bets you can make you know if you're if you're trying to get a coworker a little tipsy so you can start saying things like well let's make it interesting. Let's make the I think it's a real sure thing partly just because it's it's a really engaging performance. It's a great Brad. Pitt is one of these movie stars and this is. This is an idea that cuts completely cross gender and every other thing where you know he he was a movie star and then fifteen twenty years later he became came a good actor and that that can happen. Only if you're a lot lucky and a little bit smart and pick the right roles in the right director actors and push yourself enough that you become a better version of yourself and as an actor and I think that's absolutely happened with him He's certainly one of the chief satisfactions of Tarantino's film
Judy Garland's Top Movie Moments
"Welcome to film spotting Josh. We both took a crash course judy. Garland movies of the last few weeks and today is the final. Are you ready. I think I'm ready yeah I haven't I haven't seen everything. I don't even know if Michael Phillips is seen everything she's major so yeah. I feel prepared. They're still blind spots but this should be I think appropriate to our styles of preparing preparing for a show you methodically doled out the movies took them in over a few weeks and I crammed just didn't college. I procrastinated and I had to hit everything thing at the last minute to be fair. It helps when we actually commit to something for weeks. Had A title which is very rare for the show is rare well. Let's find out if Michael Phillips has is in fact seen every Judy garland movie we welcome in the man who will be handling proctoring duties for our garland examined is Michael Phillips from the Tribune. How are you good to see you goes good to see you. It's been a while I mean it's been a long time. I know it'd be on. I know we do this. More regular like Obama's. First Tournament feels like a slight exaggerate so how many how many do you think you've seen countered them up the garlic first of all. I had a wrong. I thought it was beverly girl. I'm on my three sons so I prepared all wrong. That's next show my next issue. That'll be a download killer. Yes but you know I'd say if you look at all the titles including the the obscure secure ones before she was advised. I've seen two-thirds maybe enough to feel pretty smug about my knowledge base compared to you guys okay okay well. That's all that really matters but let me ask you. Is there one at the tip of your tongue. That is a blind spot. You're embarrassed about. Is there a garland film. You've always meant to see that you haven't y actually I joked. I joked with the email to you guys earlier today about about pigskin parade or actually it was on twitter yes yes. I've never seen pigskin parade now. How you were just needling I was kneeling. I haven't seen pigskin parade. so you know if we can do a whole show on that next week at appreciate it could get to it but no that's of the biggies you know there's a few others in the early forties that I haven't seen him never seen presenting Lily Mars a lot of other things that would just sort of make you look click nipper the dog just staring. You know like what presenting. Lily were so these obscure titles to to to share explore someday later later in the show. We'll talk a little bit about hustlers. The new dramas set in the world of UPSCALE GENTLEMEN'S CLUBS IT Stars J. Lo and Constance Wu Michael and I both had a chance to see that that movie we open to big box office numbers last weekend. We've also got pull results to our question about which acclaimed movie director needs to make a movie set in space a lot of great feedback from that one including one Josh like last week. I might just be setting aside in my back pocket. Just bring on you upon. I'm going to have to leave the studio. We'll see but first I judy garland. The garland biopic Judy starring Renee Zellweger opens in limited release including here in Chicago next weekend the reviews so far pretty pretty much what you'd expect from the genre that Josh knows as his most detested movie genre the biotechs a little strong but not my favorite Los Zellwegger herself and getting a lot of praise now Michael. You have made a little bit of the festival around here lately. Did you see no no tomorrow to screening tomorrow. Does the does the listener goodwill no no. It doesn't know that you're going to see gonNA see a trend. We will have to have you back on to hear your thoughts. I could go on singing. I'll I'll go on singing. That's what I'll of course we may or may not get to a full review of Judy here on the show but we did want us the movie as an opportunity to spend some time time on Garland herself who until recently was kind of a blind spot for both of us Josh with the exception of the wizard of Oz of course it really was the Manelli marathon where we got to dive into her work. Is it fair to say that maybe the wizard of Oz isn't the best introduction one could have to Judy garland because Saad as a kid and many times sense and I don't know. Oh that a place to her strengths now that I've seen obviously over the rainbow is a central piece of focus and made her you know center to another level level of notoriety and fame but the character I don't think is sort of a passive character could be a little whiny and I held off on Garland for a while thinking meanwhile that's Judy Garland and then I think it was producers. Sam's pushing of Easter parade a couple of years ago. That was my first non wizard Judy Garland film the One with Fred Astaire and I was just completely shocked. At what a great president. She wasn't that so very different and then you're right. It was the Manelli marathon that really gave me a good sense of what she could do as well as catching up with nineteen fifty four is a star is born when the remake came out so yeah than really immersing myself men for this list. I in her stuff and surprise surprise Adam She's really something yeah. Check out the big brain on Josh. He's done all his homework. Shoot down the conclusion Asian. Is that needs to know about you the wizard of Oz I was. I'm a crammer like Adam. I'm doing the most I could watch the catch up on stuff. I hadn't seen in years years and years and stuff. I I knew I liked but hadn't seen in a long long time and just the the real pleasure of watching shing concentrated way of you know a little a little bit here and there for a couple of days of somebody who is just such an astounding triple threat who did did the top of the top of the heap and I mean I mean she. It's it's there's a handful of other. Mgm Stars Gene Kelly Fred mystere and then you know one or two others but it's it's Kelly astaire in Garland and then there's everybody else and that and that's when you think about what that actually means and when you talk about the work they did together with the garlanded with Kellyanne garlanded with a stereo. It's just you know. I don't have the same love for Easter parade that you do Josh but you know the talent level is just kind of astonishing though and it's just sort of a I don't know I don't I can't even be cynical about how what what a what a strong response. I had just kind of like just sort of like soaking up the talent because it's not somebody I grew up with loving from age eight on on you know I mean I mean I. I wasn't really a wizard of Oz annual viewer at that age you know because if the marksmen does Ron I was mark of course they were the Marx brothers. Those were not in the was it of is you know I would've actually loved to see him as ten minutes but the radar now jokes aside Josh I do think it's fair to say and this May bear out as we get into our picks that we've discovered there are depths to judy. Garland is a performer that probably aren't fully on display away in the wizard of Oz. So why don't we go ahead and jump into those picks we are going to devote this show to our top five. Judy garland moments and we're going to start it off with an an expert voicemail a guest opinion here from a previous contributor to the show does Ray Garcia Michael. You put us in touch with desert initially. She Played Madeleine Colin in Damian Chazelle debut film Guide Madeline on a park bench. She's currently an associate professor of Latin American Latino and Caribbean studies at Dartmouth and if you're a longtime listener the show you'll recall that she joined us for our top five musical numbers back in two thousand sixteen that was a tie in with our review of Damian Chazelle la La land and she's got a great pick for her favorite Judy Garland. Hi this is Deborah Garcia leaving a message for the Judy Garland show show if I had to choose my favorites judy moments which is indeed a tough task it would have to be rather obvious choice. I'm afraid of the have yourself Merry Little Christmas Song in Navy in Saint Louis. Your saw aw little let your heart the next year. Oh it's it's really an anomaly in musicals of that era in the sense that it is a song that is quite dark. It's a moment that's quite dark. even rather kind of foreboding it's Judy of course in her character esther trying to console her younger sister sure as they prepare to leave St Louis and moved to New York. The lyrics of course are storied lyrics. Now we know that there were at least two different versions of lyrics. The first is one being much darker than the first and it's it's something that quite rare for Hollywood musicals of the period to delve into such dark seems uh-huh change and family separation and perhaps separation is eternal and even though she's trying to comfort her little sister to D- it's clear that esther has her own doubts about what is about to happen and we hear that I think in in Judy Garland's voice voice up here. She's a masterful singer so we hear both the kind of conviction and hopefulness times that things will work out all right and then at other moments I think including the very very end of the song is she seeing those last final words we hear that there is some doubt there on her part some day soon you who beat him and and also just say that that for me you know that song has always been a kind of touch tone in my life something that has helped me kind of mark the various listen turns of my journey's first away from home three thousand miles away to college again leaving a college that I came to love and considering home and embarking on a new career and then to of course marriage and and having a kid and every year I revisit is it that film and that song and it helps me to kind of chart where I've been but also to help me brace myself for the future. Thanks
Saudi prosecutors say Khashoggi killing was premeditated
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Baltimore, Soccer and Andro discussed on Sean Hannity
"Michael Phillips l. and the six eighty WCBS Marilyn news. Center several cities are suing, the Trump administration in. Federal court for allegedly sabotaging Affordable Care Act, Baltimore City solicitor Andre Davis says of the suit filed today in US district court in Baltimore. It's to safeguard the fundamental rights of Baltimore residents to healthcare by stopping the Trump administration's unlawful, efforts to. Sabotage the Affordable Care Act a Hartford. County grand jury has indicted a, veteran Harford, county. Sheriff's deputy on two counts of. Theft scheme the outcome of. The criminal probe and or the internal probe could result in the. Dismissal of forty two year old senior deputy Christopher J Allen officials didn't reveal the nature of the allegations and, sports indoor soccer, the ten time champion. Baltimore blast will host the Canadian national indoor soccer team tomorrow night at seven oh five at, Thompson, university, CQ, arena, at harbor. Place in, downtown, Baltimore, eighty, five, degrees eighty four Columbia reporting a four zero four I'm Michael Philip Pelly, six eighty WCBS news, I, had, great results I lost. Seventy pounds way to sixty five and went. Down to one ninety five my. Doctor told me if it works for you then do it a. Lot of people say how you lose the weight I says I take Andro four hundred. Every day. I'm going to take it forever that was wall talking about Andro four. Hundred now, listen to Bob has to say when you listen to your radio commercials you say that's not possible but since I've experienced it your, commercials aren't strong. Enough I am seventy six and I've had a belly for way too long my whole. Body is shrinking my energy level has gone up and don't think differences Andrew Philander it's great stuff by tried other, products and nothing. Happened..
Trump Administration Eyes Capital Gains Tax Cut
"Good afternoon. I'm Michael Phillips, Kelly in the six eighty. WCBS Maryland news center at the news of four thirty one the non trick non waiver trade deadline was at four this afternoon. And the Orioles had some big plays today. They traded second baseman Jonathan scope to the Milwaukee Brewers and they traded Kevin Guzman and Darren o'day to the. Atlanta Braves is not yet clear what players actually. Will be coming back to Baltimore in either deal Facebook says it has uncovered sophisticated. Efforts to influence you influence US politics on its platforms the company said it removed thirty two accounts. From Facebook and Instagram because they, were involved in coordinated behavior and appeared to. Be fake the company says it doesn't know who is behind the efforts but there are signs it may be connected to Russia the Trump administration studying the idea. Of reducing the taxes levied on capital gains but no decision has been. Made yet on whether to Proceed the change would involve taxing capital, gains profits on investments such. As stocks are real estate after taking into account inflation which would lower the tax bite capital gains taxes are currently determined by. Subtracting original price of an asset from the price at which it was sold and then. Taxing the difference without adjusting for inflation right now at the inner, harbor in downtown Baltimore Eighty-three degrees and it's Eighty-one right now at. Baltimore Washington international, Thurgood Marshall airport reporting at four thirty two, I'm Michael Philip Kelly. Six eighty WCBS news the FOX, business report brought to you by audiology associates when silence is not golden call, audiology associates four ten nine four four thirty one hundred From the FOX business network on Wall Street, markets rallying. On the final day of July the best month for the Dell and s and p five. Hundred since January.
Trump’s U.K. Visit: Pomp, Protests and a Bombshell Interview
"Closing bell the dow jones industrial average up two hundred nine points to twenty four nine zero nine the s and p five hundred up twenty one and the nasdaq composite was up ninety five to seventy eight eleven president trump and his wife melania on their way to a black tie gala at blenheim palace near oxford england or they'll be joined by british prime minister theresa may the dinners trump's official welcome to the uk during their first full visit since the president's election the president war tuxedo and mrs trump wore a pale yellow gown as they boarded a helicopter to the gala nato chief jens stoltenberg says that despite president donald trump's fire and brimstone approach to this week's summit the us president has had an impact on the commitment by alliance members to boost their individual military spending stoltenberg says today that the clear message from president trump is having an impact and a potential witness in the slaying of black teenager emmett till says he's talked with law enforcement about the case in recent months till's cousin wheeler parker said today he's pretty sure investigator asked him about what happened in a mississippi store the day till whistled at a white woman before his slaying in one thousand nine hundred eighty five eighty six degrees three thirty two i'm michael phillips six eighty wcbs news you have unfiled tax returns your tax debt by name is greg talbot was strategic tax resolution people with tax debt tend to way too long to seek help i'm here with chip it was facing a similar situation jet well like many people greg i think i kind of ran from it and hit from it and the others will just go away but when they start sending threatening letters about levies and withholding your wages and so forth and you finally come to a point when you have to deal with it i owed about one hundred and thirty thousand dollars and having worked with you you reached out to the irs.
Nationwide Manhunt Underway for 3 Men in Alleged Teen Sisters' Rape
"Is on vacation back on monday michael phillips l easier good morning coming up of this hour as a ice protesters scales the statue of liberty asking to abolish is is is abolishing dangerous criminal illegal aliens nationwide and that is the story that the media is failing to tell you here today and as we discussed earlier this morning some congolese immigrant either legal or illegal yesterday shutting down the park wasting valuable time and efforts from first responders and resources and resources to to scale the statue of liberty onto this rise to resist banner and of course they she ought to be charged every cent for repayment and then booted out of the united states never to return number of course it's all about ice ben jealous i noticed with great interest over the weekend would not take the bait he would not come out and call for the abolishing of ice bolshevik bernie obviously wants a restructure reemerged or reimagined as many on the left i've done but here's what i is doing right now police have launched a dragnet for three non us citizens accused of raping a thirteen and fourteen year old sisters in ohio issued a search warrant for david rommel's controllers one garcia real deal and multo rambos already a fourth suspect is in custody he is simone juan tomas age twenty four of guatemala fairly thirteen and fourteen year olds were seen on video being walked up by these individuals from a walmart and then they proceeded to tell police that the to the four the rape them sexually assaulted them and held them captive at a local bowling green motel again one of them is using a fraudulent permanent resident id card out of florida so again these men role in bowling green working to as drywall in one at a supermarket so the question is were they illegal or did they have counterfeit documents and it's hard for these employers to know if they are counterfeit if they've stolen people social security there there are massive rings of our fellow americans that are selling this stuff on the open market to illegals criminal illegals like ms thirteen and so on and so forth so again you won't hear that story in the media because it doesn't fit their narrative of separating families and here we have a three perhaps four illegal aliens that have raped two young teenage girls in ohio and sexually assaulted them isis now reporting that in new york sanctuary policy in the last three weeks i'm sorry three months have released four hundred and forty criminal illegal aliens back into the population at large of those four hundred forty forty have already reoffended and have.