21 Burst results for "Wesley Morris"

NBA Chatter With Jackie MacMullan

The Bill Simmons Podcast

02:36 min | 5 months ago

NBA Chatter With Jackie MacMullan

"The nba comes back in full steam tonight. We're going to talk about a one year anniversary of the day. We call it the go bear game when everything changed. It was leading up to the week before. Boston song conferences. Five six days beforehand. There's utah's in boston. The utah guys get infected. Actually feels like it could have been a lot worse from that standpoint but in some ways it feels like it's been a year in other ways it feels like it's been five years but one thing that is for sure as the nba is a hell of a lot different a year later. What what's the biggest thing that's jumped out to you in the past year other than the no fans you know. I think the dirty little secret bill is just a mental health of we talk a little bit about the mental health of the players. I think it's that plus the mental health of the coaches. I would add that. Gm's ev involved like it it it just. There wasn't enough time. there wasn't an time off and and they knew that and that's why they wanted to start january but broadcast partners. Put the foot down and it. Just i see a steel seal the ripple effects of it when you talk to guys which is not easy to do these days because you're not in an arena. You're not sitting down and shooting the breeze with guys before the game like we normally do but when you get people on the phone or in a private moment you know what one had said to me about three days ago. This is so stupid. You gotta do it. But they're like it's just he one of the one another different. Gm said to me you know. I went in the other day to work is in their team has scuffling a little bit and he said i didn't like i wasn't talking about like hey you know you need to keep your elbow win. He said i just went to all and said like. Are you guys ok not about. I'm going to talk about basketball. Like are you okay. Yeah 'cause 'cause it's been a long haul now and and i think it's obviously a reflection of society as a whole. It's been a long haul for all walks of life in every profession and not to mention the people that aren't working. You know we could. We could spend a whole day on that. But that to me is the overwhelming thing that i notice and they're still great basketball being played. I give the guys that are cutting through this amazing amount of credit especially those final four teams which i think when you look back. Now they all struggled. Yeah lakers not until anthony davis went down with the celtics. Certainly the denver nuggets came out of the. You know the gate. Six and seven the miami heat you know. They were a plan team or out of the playoffs in the early. Start and i think that's a coincidence.

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"wesley morris" Discussed on The Rewatchables

The Rewatchables

05:34 min | 11 months ago

"wesley morris" Discussed on The Rewatchables

"I don't I'm. You're you were talking to a black man who just doesn't want to deal with any of this stuff and so I'm not killing anybody I think about it not infrequently but I don't want to be putting any position run even. About to kill somebody won't even show somebody during sex I. Don't like it could just take a turn. I don't want to deal with it. I'm going to try really hard this pattern off the rails. I think there's I think there's better options than. A junkyard or wherever the fuck you was. Leaving junk. Area. Happening, Joe here take my final choice. Why have that big ASS house? Why have it? Could be could stash the body under the house anywhere in the house they would never found that body. So. What happened to the would happen to this summer's next. we think. The way left it and bigamous. You could argue we never turns himself in. I think they're divorced within next couple years though I don't think the marriage survives. Fun It's a little unsurvivable the affair he murdered the guy she was having affair with I. It's a tough one can't really go to marriage counseling for that one. But I also think he turned himself in. I think I don't think they. Turn themselves in. He's knows a good lawyer. He can claim self defense. He did they'll work it out the lawyer act. He got rid of the body because he thought he's going to jail but that the guy tried to attack them. Crazy. Again there's DNA all over the apartment they're GONNA get caught. No matter what so We don't need to do who when the movie, which usually close 'cause Diane Lane One, the movie and my heart. Charity had your heart. What she wanted again, you've got many people on my heart, my way phones at the most but then there's other people who owned it for bits and stretches..

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"wesley morris" Discussed on The Rewatchables

The Rewatchables

05:58 min | 11 months ago

"wesley morris" Discussed on The Rewatchables

"It was nice that I was nice that she had an apex about I was word read get through early career without like some awesome parts finally got it Olivier by Tina's yeah. Probably unless you want to say when he beat the shit out of Holly Berries new, boyfriend. Like that story. He was buried Berry at a child with her and then she started date was the guy's name Gabriel Aubry. Argument, and he like he he won the fistfight friendly apartment. So it's one or the other Richard Gere no way. Adrian Line No. Reading. Braille is four play was this Apex Mountain? Can't remember seeing that seem Braille used as foreplay before. I do I feel if I'm actually. visit. Challenge like if I'm a blind person, how do I do they guys? Yeah. I mean. Okay. Yeah. This the you know what that's like that's like somebody I mean that is like, Hey, is part of our four. I'm GonNa give you a spin in his wheelchair that's just sitting around my apartment. Does this turn you on Apex Mountain for killing someone with a snow globe I don't ever remember seeing it in a movie. But. But don't you feel like you have I couldn't put my finger on where I've seen that before. But I feel like there's so many snow globe murders that. We just blacked out. picking nets, we've covered a couple of them. This is the big one from my mom. I, texted my mom and I was like, Hey, which biggest nitpick from unfaithful that you've seen three hundred thirty times. burs was nobody notices Richard Gere carrying body in a rug out of New York City apartment. I like that was an empty neighborhood. First of all and a guy is walking toward him as he's doing a hey, did some hope no good. Actually get this body truck myself. Everything about the murder is dumb everything. None of it makes any sense why he does it the actual doing of it, the disposal, the disposal of the body let alone the carrying the removal of the body from the apartment first of all Olivia Martinez. Six to Richard Gere I believe is five nine. It's a heavy body. It's that's a lot of I mean also I don't know if you've ever dealt with the dead bill, but they don't do that when you when you're full them up, enroll him in a carpet like that. Yeah. They just they get they literally rigor mortis because you're. A poll. Yeah Anyway. I just. Like and then to leave him at the dump like that like no motherfucker you got to bury him like hand just this again again, this speaks to the like weird entitlements of being a well off person in the suburbs you just think like your garbage just I'm just going to toss it on top of this landfill this..

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"wesley morris" Discussed on The Rewatchables

The Rewatchables

05:47 min | 11 months ago

"wesley morris" Discussed on The Rewatchables

"Think that people I think there's a real. I think there are enough people like your mom who who feel something for him. He does not do it for me. He he never he is physically one of the most handsome men. I you know. But not in the movies, he's not one of the most handsome men ever to be movie. He's one of the most handsome men to see on a train. Or in the supermarket or picking up your kids from school one day but there's something about him and this is why he always plays like. Lawyers he played a homeless man once a couple years ago and it was like a real stretch to Kinda get you over the leap into like visit gotta go backwards within though does American Gigolo which is the basic. I, I mean talk about movies that have aged in bizarre ways that one with the Blonde score that movie feels like it came out. That made him a star. It's an it put it but also American. Jewish. Raider it holds up. I'm with it's a movie with ideas, but the thing about it is. Nothing is happening. That's coming out of Richard Gere. It's Paul schrader doing all the work rate like it's hard to explain. Richard Gere is a great vessel for somebody else's was this was this gigolo Yes that's American jiggles. Yes. Yeah. There we go. We could play music amongst apparently will you can You. But then officer and a gentleman was a massive movie. He's. Like really great that moving that's is best rollover. Let me say this about Richard Mayo I'm Gonna I'm GonNa do it over with Richard Gere? I WanNa do it this way. Richard Gere is a necessary ingredient to realize how great other people are. Richard. Yes he is Scottie Pippen Debra winger Lou Gossett marriage I love that movie but Debra winger is a fortune force of Nature Lou Gossett Force of nature. Julia, Roberts I mean he's not really that interesting in pretty. Woman. But his kind of blandness like accentuates how extraordinary Julia Roberts is. Runaway Bride, he's actually pretty good runway bride, but I'M GONNA loves. My mom loves breathless one, hundred, six favorite movies ever a movie they did not need to happen and yet. But that's like that's somebody's seeing that somebody's being American Gigolo and being like we gotta give them another shot or we gotta keep doing it his best roles, his three best roles to me internal affairs. Sea Ice, you stole my thunder Oh. Okay. I'm no no, go go go. I was hoping you were GonNa say it because I was all excited to say then you said it go ahead I'm sorry internal affairs. This is the best the best party ever got. And I one hundred percent wholeheartedly agree with you. Internal affair is the Richard Gere. I wanted in like seven different movies after new all the Richard Gere..

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"wesley morris" Discussed on The Rewatchables

The Rewatchables

02:44 min | 11 months ago

"wesley morris" Discussed on The Rewatchables

"His moral issues I'm just saying like people being used to being in in their house watching whatever they want, and now I'm in a room with seventy other people watching Diane, lane, and Olivier. Martinez going at it in the hallway, she's a little different than I. Remember seeing basic instinct in the theater. In Easter in the early nineties and it was just like, yeah. All right. Everybody Remember Whatever Joe, Hassle Labor in the theater. Sliver on afternoon movie for all those people who say they saw sliver in the movie theater and that movie was not a hit. WHO's lying who wants to hit that movie? That movie actually people saw that movie? 'cause wasn't a hit I can't remember I wasn't as big I. Feel like it wasn't as big as people wanted to be then 'cause everybody. I know I was there opening weekend? But were you because Jesus knew made one hundred and twenty, three, point nine, million? Worldwide three worldwide right that's that's the that's the international gross. It's with the Internet. Yeah. I just feel like it. Okay. Whatever she was a star and she whatever her next movie was was going to be a huge movie yes. Yes. Yes. That's true. She did all there yet. Yeah All right before we For we get to the categories couple quick things. This movie was fifty million dollar budget made one hundred and eighteen million worldwide. Roger Ebert. Three. Stars quote instead of pumping up the plot with recycled manufactured thrills, it's content to contemplate two reasonably sane adults who get themselves into an almost insoluble dilemma. So the big. There are two different things going on with this actual movie which. We can criticize some of these women second one was. The studio's battling with. AUGEAN line. About the couple's relationship Why is she sheeting and there's an early draft Richard Gere said that they had a dysfunctional sexual relationship which gave Connie reason to cheat on him. In the studio wanted to change it so that they were having no sex at all. That's why she cheated. And that Connie would be more sympathetic and then gear and line together they no that's actually not how to go. They should have a good relationship that should be. Why she why it's so. That she is willing to throw this away, it's like you seem like you have a good relationship you have a good life. What's making? You do this in line said I wanted to people who were perfectly happy. I love the idea of the totally arbitrary nature of infidelity. It's interesting topic for a movie. Yeah..

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"wesley morris" Discussed on The Rewatchables

The Rewatchables

04:05 min | 11 months ago

"wesley morris" Discussed on The Rewatchables

"You're like Oh that was one of their best movies. Yeah. He's a did that over and over again even Mickey Work and Kim basing her like he into pieces of and that's a really weird movie. It's one of my mom's favorite movies. I'm so weird. He taps into Kim basing our who only a couple directors. Really. UNTAPPED correctly. Right. Because in the wrong hands, she's just a bad actress a lot wrong hands for pork and big data. Wrong hands unfortunately much like Diane Lane. Yeah, but the thing about can basing her though is that she she doesn't have oh man, they're pretty similar Diane Lane and can be singer except the percentages are off with. Kim. Basing rate she's more she's more volume than Diane Lane is Diane Lane seems like She's not an actress, but she's a schoolteacher who wound up in a movie faith. He's your kids fourth grade teacher rich award was like that too. That was another one who Rachel Ward Richard and ever felt like she was an actual actress just grabbing are from restaurants because they don't she isn't there's nothing showy about Rachel Ward doesn't have anything showy about her Diane Lane doesn't have like an Oscar moment and if he does have like an Oscar clip moment, it's it's something it's very interior, but she's not somebody who's GonNa going to give like like you know like a yelling screaming shouting species all. Body Body language and facial reactions and it's just Great can basing theory area. Oh, sure. Born forty years too late. Oh. Yes. Absolutely. She should have she should have been apeaking actress in nineteen forty six. Yup. But she put look she would have been she would have had a market correction Veronica Lake. Marilyn Monroe re Marilyn Monroe I, got the jump on Maryland by about ten years. Yeah. They're in that kind of AVA Gardner or we'll Ava Gardner Veronica Lake I mean she would have had a little bit of trouble trying to like get link. Make things happen for herself there but idea when everything we should mention about Adrian Line he's in this era. You know think about nine weeks is eighty six fatal attractions eighty seven. This is like the video rental. HBO CINEMAX starting to come on era where. Either you're going to the dark side. You're just buying porn your by magazines or you're going to the rental store you're going into the back room and rent a Kabul or you're watching these kind of angel heart these kind of movies I can Kinda you're you're dipping your foot in the dip in your tone the water in these movies are really pushing the envelope and they're they're they had this outsized market share that I think starts to go away once we hit the mid-2000s. When I mean actual Internet porn comes in your need Adrian Line Adrian. Lions. Just not gonNA. Have the same impact. It's not gonNA it's not gonna be as like Whoa, people are having sex a movie. It's like people are numb to the shit now they were Um and even as late as two thousand two, I don't think no but there was something that I think started to shift I think you've got increasingly fewer these movies and the Internet was obviously upon us at this point but I think culturally that the Clinton Lewinsky scandal also an. Erotic thriller I think that we got really prudish in ninety eight at the end of the ninety S. And I think that having gone through that and then September eleventh. Like right after I just think we never got a chance to reset our relationship to sex and I think we just like sex just dropped out like PUTT sex in popular culture in entertainment just dropped out of American popular also weird to go see movies like this in a movie theater as the Years Pass in the twenty first century. Yeah. Well, I mean all the moral issues, but those don't start to creep in until..

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"wesley morris" Discussed on The Rewatchables

The Rewatchables

04:27 min | 11 months ago

"wesley morris" Discussed on The Rewatchables

"Whatever your style is and. Drink responsibly. All right. So we're talking about Diane Lane, Adrian Line spots something in her He sees it. was like us he's. She hasn't met in the rape movie. I. It's just me you and Adrian Line three of us. Three of us were the only ones who saw. He's coming off. I made nine and a half weeks. Fatal attraction indecent proposal. Low Lido which we no longer discuss. And an unfaithful, he makes five movies basically based on. Sex, bad choices. Impulse. And this wheelhouse and Vasil never makes another movie until this year apparently has coming out in November with Ben Affleck can and The lady from knives out on a day arm us. Yeah. So. He's Hired is coming back. He is a unique. Filmmaker that I cannot even compare to anybody else I know he's near and dear to your heart give us the ninety second recap on Adrian. Lead. Ninety. Second, recap. Visual Visual Guy Commercial Director did a lot of. TV Ads. As British British, I would call him like if a French director if Claude Schwab, actually who's movie unfaithful is a remake of I'm one of his movies if Claude role in Alfred Hitchcock. Had A baby. Then, just like put them in the British foster care? System. And that guy was raised in a whorehouse. That's Adrian live. That's. Well. Done I horny. I would say one of the Hornets directors about them. Yes. I feel like. Key the the knock on Adrian Line is all flash and no substance he comes out of the same. Filmmaking approach as the Scott Brothers where you know they've they've they're really inventive with the camera they have a real understanding of how good editing should work for But for audience deduction, they understand kind of the brain chemistry of a good of a well edited movie will that's everything in Paul's apartment right? Right the freight Mochi. Apartment with all the books in the close ups of them reading Braille and every everything is about Seduction Yanni take your coat off close up of the coat being slowly take it off the shoulder like the that is one of the cut. Yeah And be coached by the way the great late and because edited this movie and it's one of her best jobs because. So much of what's enjoyable about it is the atmosphere that gets created around. You know in his apartment you know that I mean I. We talked about this before when I couldn't remember who edited this. I was shocked I was disappointed that I couldn't remember who headed at this last time. We talked about this movie I remember why we talked about it but that the famous train sequence, which were, we'll talk about later. But I mean I don't agree with her choices in not in that sequence but having watched this a fourth time for our conversation I'm GONNA to seed the floor to envy coats because she knew what she was doing I get it now what I, what I would offended me before. About that about that train sequence adri line, the other other thing is you know his being hitchcock impersonator. But not as good is like a Brian Depalma say or them night Shamlan is that. He doesn't have any depth for he's not interested in psychology, and so he kind of is live. He's attracted to a particular kind of movie, but he's living and dying by the quality of the screenplays and I would say of all his movies he got two good screenplays you're going to die when I say this well diamonds I like Lalita I think that Lalita adaptation is pretty good. I think fatal attractions are really good script and I think nine and a half weeks ago script I would say he's really good at pulling. Truly, memorable performances at of actors. He's a good director career..

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"wesley morris" Discussed on The Rewatchables

The Rewatchables

04:38 min | 11 months ago

"wesley morris" Discussed on The Rewatchables

"She doesn't see what's happening to her coming and it's it's a personal surprised. She didn't know she had in her what the movie brings out of her. was so go to the nineties. Okay. She's just in crap. Yeah. She's in movies I judge Dredd and things like that for. Just years and years, and what is the loan girlfriend though like she could have just been alone salone female counterparts forever I've feel she goes for the Kelly Preston Part Jerry Maguire. And Cameron crew is to Kelly Preston that could have been another good one for eight. Kelly Preston's good that movie I'm I'm yes that's another one smoking hot eighties actress I'm not against it it doesn't really start happening for until ninety now and she has a walk in the Moon walk on the moon and people are like, oh What's going on here but yet she still does perfect storm and then she ends up in hard ball. His beloved terrible Catarivas Baseball movie and she just says nothing female love interest part but she's basically the lady unfaithful but just trapped in this weird keanu reeves little. And at that point, it just says like. All right this just wasn't ever going to happen, and then in two thousand, two unfaithful happens. Yeah and we go Oscar I want to say that the thing about the perfect storm that I think sets up on faithful is I don't know if you remember the remember the last shot of that movie. Perfect Storm Yeah Yeah. Do you remember what it is? It isn't it isn't it Diane Lane superimposed over like over the storm over like the ocean or something and she turns around and looks at maybe I dreamt. This is this is it For that. Yeah. I don't remember that I feel like the last shot, there's some shot in that movie of her. Like being longed for turning around and facing the camera from the back and just being this object of of this beacon of hope or something but I I there's no way I made that because.

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"wesley morris" Discussed on The Rewatchables

The Rewatchables

02:51 min | 11 months ago

"wesley morris" Discussed on The Rewatchables

"Fascinating steamy profound declares the New York Observer Sensational Race Entertainment Weekly and the New York Times calls explosive to watch it with your heart and your. Unfaithful rated are now playing only theaters. All right. My old grandma colleague Wesley Morris is here he writes for The New York Times he has a podcast called still processing. He loves movies about adultery. People being. Unfaithful. Sex.

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"wesley morris" Discussed on The Rewatchables

The Rewatchables

05:16 min | 1 year ago

"wesley morris" Discussed on The Rewatchables

"These movies are cousins of each other, even though they an affinity with each other. Director by the same director in their movies that are completely different and yet. They're weird. They related to each other because I had never made. The clockers twenty-fifth our connection, but you could argue you watch those movies together. and. That would be a pretty fascinating experience. Right, yeah! If you watched see the easy thing would be I. Remember Watch- Tarintino. I'm to watch reservoir dogs and pulp fiction gather, but that's actually to close. Those are like siblings. Cousins Yes. They're all siblings. Ray. Tarantino never did his version of this. where? It's like I'm just GONNA. Grab somebody else's script and just put in a professional select. There was a point when speed was being made that Tarantino is going to direct speed inches grabbing. And out have been so much fun, right? He never did that one time with anything. It was always he always wanted to be a written directed by Gwen. Tarantino but I kind of wish it had three where. It was just like yeah. I'm just going to direct the twenty fifth hour and be out. Those are excited, so those are a trap I mean spike Lee at that point. You know at the point that he's doing twenty four hour. He's got a signature style. He has a name reputation and a lot of respect Tarantino in ninety ninety four. When he would have been directing speed, I mean that coulda pulled him. I mean he knew that could have been derailing. He could have been. He could end up like going in this weird Tony Scott the right Tony Scott Yep that's great. Yeah, derail thing about this movie. I think catches spike at the right time. 'cause I think if he does in five ten years earlier. I think he wouldn't have been able to shy away from some of the symbolism stuff. But I think it hits. He's done enough movie at this point that he knows how to make nine eleven a character, the movie without hitting over the head with it. This is the thing I was gonNA. Say before when I was talking Norton I didn't want to get off the Norton conversation. I think the thing that's fascinating about this movie is. I. Mean it's about restraint, right? It's about knowing what you can't do and knowing that like the moment that you're in in two thousand and two or you know I don't know when production began in this movie, maybe the beginning of two thousand to the end of two thousand one I think you just there, you just don't want. To go too far, and I think the the that that restraint is all over the movie. It does not want to indulge. ANYTHING DOES NOT WANNA make this pleasurable or celebratory. In any way, it has funereal quality that is unlike anything in any spike Lee movie, and so I think when I'm watching. It I am I.

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"wesley morris" Discussed on The Rewatchables

The Rewatchables

04:32 min | 1 year ago

"wesley morris" Discussed on The Rewatchables

"Yeah, just minority reports another one that some people think. He should have got more claim for movies. AIDS in an interesting way, especially as as we live in the time. We're living in now, but anyway the point is twenty fifth hour gets out. Even in best adapted screenplay couldn't pull that one off. That was the pianist one about a boy adapation Chicago in the hours. where the other nominees the twenty fifth hour the academy's site now they're just not interested. I think it's you know. Spike Lee is just one of those people i. think that they just didn't want to pay attention to him because they didn't want to pay attention I, mean there's there's so many movies that he's made that he should have been nominated for Academy Awards for that. They just I mean in this. This to me is the most no-brainer if we're talking about. Like a risk a risk-free. Friendly movie right. Right, right, right. Right I duNno, they WANNA. Go you WANNA. They wanted Middle Earth. Not reeler's. We've seen a lot of retroactive racism debate with culture. The Spike Lee stuff was crazy as it was happening when people weren't even really having those debates a lot of corners. meaning. Just that he was getting shut out left and right of this stuff. Oh, well, I was insane as it was happening. Yeah, he was key was his. You know he? He had no problem talking about it well and then people that I get. Spike's whining about Boban. It's like well. He probably should should have a nomination by Dow I mean I as as as a huge spike, Lee Enthusiast. I always found it disappointing when when the movie's didn't catch fire, and when the critics didn't seem to to understand what the movies were even doing in some ways. You. Know I mean the go back to clockers I mean I do think that that is. His deepest. It's one of his like two or three deepest fiction films, and I think it was deserved by having virtually very few black people. Seriously Review.

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"wesley morris" Discussed on The Frame

The Frame

11:38 min | 1 year ago

"wesley morris" Discussed on The Frame

"I wasn't helpful at all every time I go into a grocery store. I just think about that scene when they're in the grocery store and it's like the one moment it's like the reprieve. Ofcom and everything goes to so I don't know but you know I'm a big reader and I've been reading severance filing mob which I had not read before. And it's it's similar it takes it starts in New York City and it's about fever that In billups and encompasses the whole city and about the few survivors. That are left after and kind of how they pick up the pieces but the thing that's interesting about the fever is that it actually makes people really nostalgic and so they get really caught in their own memories and that's what causes them to become unwell like they can't think for themselves anymore. They're trapped in the past and so it's just a really interesting metaphor for. I don't know what yet 'cause I'm only like a third of the way in but the story that's unfolding is really beautiful. And I'm I'm actually enjoying that so I don't know is a pandemic book but it feels like it's a bow something much richer and relevant right now but it has to do with change and accepting new net and not being About being a little bit more wear of the habits that don't service and that feels very appropriate right now. So it's that's actually comforting. Yeah we're talking with Wesley Morris. General WORTH THEM FROM THE NEW York Times. The host of the podcast still processing to ask you about culture. You both right about culture and you cover it on your podcast but in this bizarre place now where shared culture is gone. Movie Theaters Plays Live Music. Stand up comedy. So how much do you? How do you figure out what shared culture means? And how you can talk about something. That can't be shared anymore. I mean obviously can watch stuff on Netflix or something like that. But how much of your own identity and your own awareness of what's going on the in the world is informed by being with other people as you're experiencing something culturally We'll start you know I've been thinking a lot about. What do I really like about people in the last couple of weeks look good? I really like about humanity. People and I was about to say like I love being in the museum like watching looking at paintings with other people around me alley that I like it. I think people out of my way. I don't want you walking in front of me will. I'm trying to trying to try and figure out what this piece is about. Oh I don't want to over here. You Be Dosen when you really don't know what you're talking about. I don't miss that but what I'd do. This is the energy of being in spaces with people regardless of whether or not they're getting on my last nerve. I don't love people but I love humanity and there is something really comforting a bow collective experience and having immediately. You're not even verifying. You're you're part of the collective experiences you know it's happening even when you aren't on board with you know I mean it's rare at a concert. Do not like something that I mean. It's rare for me as non-professional Concert Goer to be at a concert and not really enjoy myself but to be a movie that isn't working and in an audience that is really with it. I don't care like I'm with. I'm with the experience of these people are having even though I am on the other side of that that feeling and one of the things genera thinking about in terms of the way. We're thinking about like how we're GONNA make these episodes coming up is how to not replicate that experience. Because that's impossible. But how Jenna and I can be a conduit between the art and the many many people who are experiencing it separately how to bring us all together just through the two of US having a conversation about some of it. What would you add to that? Especially in terms of how technology might be part of the solution. There is something about this moment. That really is pushing you to go deeper and be more vulnerable and be more open because if you're not then all you're really doing is recycling worry and anxiety and fear and so it's interesting to think about the role that technology does plan and of course there's there's so much of modern life is being shifted to digital spaces but there's also so much of that happening. It's easy to get overwhelmed by that too. And I think there's a little bit of my God I had a term for it instead of foam. Oh it's like fear of not making the most of this time and I worry that that's coming up to that people feel as though you know we have all this extra time in their all these yoga classes online and they're all these virtual raves and dance parties. Like I should be doing all these things. But I think it's also cater remember that we're we're experiencing a a level of trauma on a global scale. That is really unprecedented in. It's also very okay to just be with that too. You don't have to do anything. Even though technology is making it extraordinarily possible to do more things from our computers that we even thought possible. Jenna worth them and Wesley Morris or culture writers at the New York Times. They're the host of the podcast still processing. They'll be back after this short break. You're listening to the frame. Stay with us. Welcome back to the frame. I'm John Horn I'm talking with a host of the podcast still processing New York Times writers. Jenna worth him and Wesley. Morris they have a new episode out today titled Pod for both our houses a new season for a new time. I think the the the amazing thing about this virus is I mean if you are one of the lucky people who hasn't been directly touched by having it or like having a family member or a or a loved one Touched by it Or you know someone who like infected by it. In in the case of the sick it is not like other disasters right We there is a degree to which we are having an experience that you can't quite have a hurricane earthquake You know nuclear incident if not that we necessarily have agreed deal of recent experience with with how awful that can be but are physical infrastructure intact and the threat. We are we. There were basically the threat to ourselves and so I think there's something really just moving about the connections. We all are able to make to each other. Because we're we're what is upon us is is in some ways preventable and we're still undergoing sort of psychological experience of going through a trauma and being able to talk to and communicate with physically see Virtue of the By virtue of technology is really really. I don't know it's it's a kind of natural disaster experience that we've never had before and I think I'm really curious to see who we are on the other side of it. Given how connected is keeping us to each other. Well let me ask this last question which is a follow up to that. I think when we come out of that. There's probably a very slim chance that the Walt Disney Company is going to say you know what? Let's stop the avengers and marvel movies and Star Wars. Let's make movies about real people and stories that matter that ain't GonNa Happen? But if this is a moment for a reset a cultural and artistic reset where institutions both large and small artists. Who are working alone or in front of fifty thousand people can say. I'm changing my priorities. What do you hope that might be? What sorts of things that you would like to see reset after all of this passes. Well I don't know I think you stole my answer. I mean I do think because I wonder if this is not really about the way the movies work right now right like I'm not going to be another person. Who laments the WHO all who decries this sort of prominence in proliferation of what we call Superhero movies? But I do want to. I would love it if if what happens at the other side of this is more low stakes movies about human beings. I'm very here for the people listening. Who Want to argue that? That's what the vendors is about like. I hear that I hear you. I hear you but I also would like to see what you know Steve. Rogers is doing on his downtime and know I think it. I think that there is a type of movie that we you know. We we make few reviewer of now we virtually remake virtually not at all And I wonder if if I mean it's really gonNA come down to what the audiences for it but I think that the the whether that migrates back from streaming into movie theaters is GonNa be interesting question and I wonder whether I wonder how much we are GonNa Hunger for. Lake in really really hunger for live live culture. I mean are we going to? Are we gonNA flood restaurants immediately? Are we GONNA GO BRIN BACK MUSEUMS? Or WE'RE GONNA buy every book on the on. The story of our recently opened bookshelves. I don't know but I definitely know that. I'm going to be excited to get back into the world and and reconnect with strangers around. Jena what about you? I love that answer. I mean they've also yeah. People are going to be like torquing their asses off. Just kidding you re speech is going to be poppin like yes. Everyone is going to be like from corona like. Hopefully we will be but I'm just like yeah like New York especially new. York is going off the rails happened in la too. I mean I think everybody is eager to be on the other side of this. Whenever that arrives Wesley Morris in Genoa worth him right about culture at the New York Times. They host the podcast. Still Processing Wesleyan Jenna. Thanks so much for coming on the show stay safe. Stay healthy and I can't wait to hear what the seasons got in store for us. Thank you John. Thank you for having us. That's the frame for today but a quick note before we go. Your financial support is vital to our ability to provide you with coverage of the Corona Virus Pandemic. So donate now. Kpcc and help us reach our spring member. Dr Goal if you have the means to support. Kpcc at a higher level of giving please consider joining the KPCC leadership circle that our nation of fifteen hundred dollars or more. But how much you can afford. 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"wesley morris" Discussed on The Frame

The Frame

06:03 min | 1 year ago

"wesley morris" Discussed on The Frame

"Were talking today about podcasts. In the age of a pandemic one show that is returning today after a break is called still processing. It's a podcast with one of the smartest takes on culture and a favorite of ours here at the frame still processing is hosted by Wesley Morris. And Jenna worth them. They're both staff writers at the New York Times when we reach them by skype this week. Each their respective homes. I ask them how the current crisis is affecting their approach for the new season of still processing. I don't know we're still figuring that out a little bit but it occurred to me today. Gina are trying to figure out how to explain what our goal was the season. I mean I think you knew and I just had to catch up with where you were but I think we really are going to spend this bunch episodes that we're GONNA RELEASE OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS. Just watching listening to in reading lots of things and just enjoying that they got made. We'll do the things that we normally. We would typically do the work culture but I mean we're really just going to look at all this great art and popular culture that we have and talk about it. Well we always see the show as a bomb in some ways. We always wanted to feel like you know virtual happy hour with us but I think now we're really into that and so we want people to feel held. Want people to feel seen. We don't want to add to their anxiety and we also don't want to diminish it and so. I think we feel like our offering is helping people make the most of this extra time they have and hopefully distract them from some of the bigger pressing things For an hour or so week so I'm GONNA come back to that idea of bomb at about some of the pieces of art and culture that you feeling like you want to consume these days. How would you categorize that content? Does it fall into certain niches. What do you think was I mean I don't know we haven't really mapped out? What exactly we're going to be going a lot by by gut instinct in like feeling our way toward things that would be fun to to to think about and watch together and listen to together and read together. We're you know we're GONNA do. We're GONNA do a bunch of different things Wesley you recently wrote. In The Times about rewatching Steven soderbergh movie contagion from Twenty Eleven and the headline was for me. Re watching contagion was fun until it wasn't and I have to say I just watched it too and it was really spot on about. How diseases spread. There's so many close ups have how often people touch things and then the body's really start piling up. So what role does contagion or Wesley. Pandemic novel that I think both of us love emily. St. John Man tells station eleven play in our lives. I mean it depends on what you what you need from. These works of of plague and their aftermaths. I watched contagion because I heard one of the people who worked on at one of the one of science journalist consulted on it on a show called on the media talking about all of the problems with virus movies in the ways in which The what the movies have to say about such things aren't always accurate. But you know the fact that she was consultant and that made me wonder like how she she mentioned how hard she worked how she and the other people who worked on the film as consultants hard they worked to get it right some like okay and Soderbergh is is is one of my top twenty favorite filmmakers but I was really surprised by how there's a point in the movie were just for me. It shifted into be into going from a movie. That sort of winking at you in having a good time with you as a as a as a work of genre science fiction sort of medical science fiction genre filmmaking into something really much more grave and considered about what happens to us in times of uncertainty where we're at war with a thing we can't see and what that does to society and what it does to relationships but really the thing that I love about the movie is it. It's not really really about. It's actually just about keeping your government and the idea that you have these three different women representing these three different. Three different Kate winslet and Jennifer really work both work for the. Cdc But they do different things within the CDC and in Marion coachee are works the WHO but the idea that like you have these three women like saving the world essentially not. Because it's some great thing you know to make themselves look good. But because it's their job right exactly these receptors are found in the sales of both Respiratory tried to end the central nervous system and the virus attaches to the cell like a key slipping into lock somewhere in the world. The wrong tape up with wrong. Pack anything like this before and it's still changing. It's figuring us out faster than we're figuring it out because nobody else do. I don't know it just really moved me. The bet movies belief in in work and in science as a as a real sort of moral. 'cause Geno what about you and the role that plagues stories might play in our in our current lives. He no I'm more anxious prone more prone to anxiety than the average person might be so. I made the mistake of watching twenty days later with some friends right at the beginning of all this 'cause I thought it would be funny and it wasn't that funny. It's not funny but it's a my mom. My Dad tried.

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Wesley Morris And Jenna Wortham Are 'Processing' Again

The Frame

00:24 sec | 1 year ago

Wesley Morris And Jenna Wortham Are 'Processing' Again

"Jenna worth them and Wesley. Morris hosts the podcasts still processing where they discuss our relationship with culture at a time when people aren't exactly hanging out together. I've been thinking a lot about like. What do I really like about people in the last couple of weeks when I do? This is the energy of being in spaces with people regardless of whether or not they're getting on my last nerve

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Rewatching ‘Contagion’ 'Was Fun, Until It Wasn’t'

Colleen and Bradley

00:33 sec | 1 year ago

Rewatching ‘Contagion’ 'Was Fun, Until It Wasn’t'

"The movie contagion has had sort of a second life to it and I've been seeing people writing about it in fact there's a story in The New York Times that is written by one of their colonists Wesley Morris okay and this is the headline of it for me re watching contagion was fun until it wasn't this is a two thousand eleven Steven Soderbergh movie and essentially people are kind of watching it to sort of see how bad things can get I

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"wesley morris" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

08:11 min | 1 year ago

"wesley morris" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"To learn more visit. Is it salesforce dot com slash. Learn more let's talk some movies right. Wesley Morris is here. Sometimes we fly him out. And we just put you on a whole bunch of podcasts. And we just wind you up and you go yeah Ping Pong Pinball pinball Wesley Yeah Oscars this this weekend yes I can never get through Oscars week without talking to you for at least ten minutes on what's going on. I'm not sure what happened to the Oscars because we have all these prohibitive favorites. There's no drama at all. Everyone thinks nineteen seventeen gonNA win. Isn't that wild. Everyone thinks Phoenix is GonNa win for the joker. Okay yeah that Renee Zellweger is GonNa win for Judy. which I five saying? No no no it made money Brad Pitt for once upon a time And then Laura dern for marriage story yes and those are Kinda done y- everyone the the. They're like huge huge favorites. It doesn't even make sense to bet on them. They're such huge favorites. You'd be like betting on. I don't know the the though Oklahoma City Thunder to beat some division. Three Kinda odd you the only one. That's kind of even best director. Sam Mendes as twenty five favorite. That's what is happening. Is it just. The Internet has made this that the consensus the census of thought now nobody goes against the grain and they just kind of follow the pack. What's happening here? I don't know I think I really feel like increasingly. There are just enough people. I don't know how voters individually or feeling about not pressure to pick a certain person person but the like doing the work to really choose the thing you love the most because every year you read those blind items that variety are Hollywood reporter daily beast. I do yeah And you read these Oscar voters say things and they all have. They all seem to have individual taste rate to hear these. I voters justify why they're voting. They're voting for you. You would think anything could win but that never happens will rarely happens right so I also also believe that in this particular year. I think there's a lot of politics going on like like movie. Industry politics rang. Explain plan so I don't think that people. I think there's a number of things happening. I think people don't like parasite that much. I think they see it. I think that was that was okay. I don't know how they could think that it actually got. It's like Robert Covington right now the NBA trade deadline. It's gotten hyped up too much now. People going wait a secondly. I think it's great it's awesome you're going to see it and you you end up going and you're like yeah it's good but you're not like Oh my God you're right I'm blown away. Yeah Yeah I can't speak but some people are leaving matt a Lake Nona. Nope they're leaving. They're probably just watching it at home but like they're they're watching this movie and they're just Kinda like well okay. I and I'm rich people poor people and I think that I mean I really think that they think it's that simple and I also think good. I really liked it. I didn't think it was like the best picture picture the year I why do but you do really. I was the case in a minute. I think it's just okay. The very simple thing is it takes a story. It takes an idea that I can't believe that in a hundred and you know twenty years of movies. Nobody's ever done before nobody's ever fought to turn the class. Divide into into a game in this particular way. Yeah and by the time they get to the sect by the time the father other by the time the father gets the job. So the third the third introduction of the the glomming onto this family. I'm just I was just laughing. I was is laughing with happiness at the brilliant to this idea. He's such a great of these nine movies and most like almost all of them are perfectly made. I would say that's the one that surprised me the most in terms of how tight and smart and and surprising it was the one thing I don't like goodbye it is the ending but in talking to people about who also sort of ending is anticlimactic but it also needs to be there none. Nobody could come up with a better trending. So this is the endings. Movie needs to have this elegiac sort of tragic fantasy ending. I liked once upon a time. The most I mean and as you know I also love them. We did a podcast about that on this podcast. Back in August we wait. Let's go back though we dated Rewatch ables. That's coming this week about about it already. Yeah well we do one Oscar movie every year O- of the nine area to get out on time. That seems fair. Yeah UH-HUH I think forward and for our versus Ferrari of those nine movies. That in little women I think are the most those are going to prove to be the most re watchable bowl of those. I'm so glad you said that. I feel like those have become the underrated. I'm not sure what happened. In each case moves. I thought little women was excellent. Women Soak so good the crazy thing about this year. Is there a two stores. I just wrote a story about this for the paper and the the the maddening thing about these nine movies please. And I'll get back to the into back to what people are saying about who they are. Why nine hundred seventeen is going to win for political reasons Movie movie industry political reasons. But I just read a piece about like how. This is the first year since they expanded the field ten. Move to up to ten movies that I have liked every single one of these movies more or less except for one and I don't like joker either. Yeah I don't like never really really align this year on what we didn't like I like that I didn't. I don't like joker I didn't have fun. I thought his performance was awesome. But I've seen a lot of movies that whereas the performance was awesome. But I'd necessarily loved the movie right I don't even I don't even Joaquin. Phoenix is one of my four favourite male actors. And this does not I feel like this is the first time he is looking for a character as like we are watching him do work mark. The I think it's done before you start shooting in this movie Part of it is. He is playing a person who's changing but he's always playing people who were undergoing some sort of ecological little change wasn't he's so much more interesting in the master. Oh everything he was doing. If you're going to start there then I'm like why did you give just give Antonio Banderas the Oscar. I mean that's where you're GONNA start but I'm saying like I don't know why I took this movie for people to like. Here's his Oscar. Movie when he was so good the pastor I mean the thing that was more interesting performance interesting thing that we should talk about. Is that like he is one of those people were. He's just a person who is owed right like it's he's been he's a set of a woman quote suffered so long just give him just give it to him not that he's begging for it because because when he took this part I was like oh well you know he clearly. He clearly understands with businesses going and I would never accuse him ever of like being being interested in getting any prizes for the work. He's doing but I also feel like there is a sense that he's been nominated three other times. I think maybe maybe four do you remember how lost to the master who who when they're You're talking keep your point going on anyway. I feel like if I sat here and thought about it. I'd come my with but I'm not going to remember those thirteen Two thousand thirteen. So we have. Is that Matthew mcconaughey. Now it's not McConnell. Now he lost a Daniel Day. Lewis Link Oh well that's that's just bad luck for Joaquin Phoenix. I remember having issue with that at the time you should have. I mean just just as a matter of history you should rostker you blaspheme. He's fine. He's fine I thought Athletes Ship.

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Oscar Picks of Wesley Morris from The New York Times

The Bill Simmons Podcast

08:05 min | 1 year ago

Oscar Picks of Wesley Morris from The New York Times

"Wesley Morris is here. Sometimes we fly him out. And we just put you on a whole bunch of podcasts. And we just wind you up and you go yeah Ping Pong Pinball pinball Wesley Yeah Oscars this this weekend yes I can never get through Oscars week without talking to you for at least ten minutes on what's going on. I'm not sure what happened to the Oscars because we have all these prohibitive favorites. There's no drama at all. Everyone thinks nineteen seventeen gonNA win. Isn't that wild. Everyone thinks Phoenix is GonNa win for the joker. Okay yeah that Renee Zellweger is GonNa win for Judy. which I five saying? No no no it made money Brad Pitt for once upon a time And then Laura dern for marriage story yes and those are Kinda done y- everyone the the. They're like huge huge favorites. It doesn't even make sense to bet on them. They're such huge favorites. You'd be like betting on. I don't know the the though Oklahoma City Thunder to beat some division. Three Kinda odd you the only one. That's kind of even best director. Sam Mendes as twenty five favorite. That's what is happening. Is it just. The Internet has made this that the consensus the census of thought now nobody goes against the grain and they just kind of follow the pack. What's happening here? I don't know I think I really feel like increasingly. There are just enough people. I don't know how voters individually or feeling about not pressure to pick a certain person person but the like doing the work to really choose the thing you love the most because every year you read those blind items that variety are Hollywood reporter daily beast. I do yeah And you read these Oscar voters say things and they all have. They all seem to have individual taste rate to hear these. I voters justify why they're voting. They're voting for you. You would think anything could win but that never happens will rarely happens right so I also also believe that in this particular year. I think there's a lot of politics going on like like movie. Industry politics rang. Explain plan so I don't think that people. I think there's a number of things happening. I think people don't like parasite that much. I think they see it. I think that was that was okay. I don't know how they could think that it actually got. It's like Robert Covington right now the NBA trade deadline. It's gotten hyped up too much now. People going wait a secondly. I think it's great it's awesome you're going to see it and you you end up going and you're like yeah it's good but you're not like Oh my God you're right I'm blown away. Yeah Yeah I can't speak but some people are leaving matt a Lake Nona. Nope they're leaving. They're probably just watching it at home but like they're they're watching this movie and they're just Kinda like well okay. I and I'm rich people poor people and I think that I mean I really think that they think it's that simple and I also think good. I really liked it. I didn't think it was like the best picture picture the year I why do but you do really. I was the case in a minute. I think it's just okay. The very simple thing is it takes a story. It takes an idea that I can't believe that in a hundred and you know twenty years of movies. Nobody's ever done before nobody's ever fought to turn the class. Divide into into a game in this particular way. Yeah and by the time they get to the sect by the time the father other by the time the father gets the job. So the third the third introduction of the the glomming onto this family. I'm just I was just laughing. I was is laughing with happiness at the brilliant to this idea. He's such a great of these nine movies and most like almost all of them are perfectly made. I would say that's the one that surprised me the most in terms of how tight and smart and and surprising it was the one thing I don't like goodbye it is the ending but in talking to people about who also sort of ending is anticlimactic but it also needs to be there none. Nobody could come up with a better trending. So this is the endings. Movie needs to have this elegiac sort of tragic fantasy ending. I liked once upon a time. The most I mean and as you know I also love them. We did a podcast about that on this podcast. Back in August we wait. Let's go back though we dated Rewatch ables. That's coming this week about about it already. Yeah well we do one Oscar movie every year O- of the nine area to get out on time. That seems fair. Yeah UH-HUH I think forward and for our versus Ferrari of those nine movies. That in little women I think are the most those are going to prove to be the most re watchable bowl of those. I'm so glad you said that. I feel like those have become the underrated. I'm not sure what happened. In each case moves. I thought little women was excellent. Women Soak so good the crazy thing about this year. Is there a two stores. I just wrote a story about this for the paper and the the the maddening thing about these nine movies please. And I'll get back to the into back to what people are saying about who they are. Why nine hundred seventeen is going to win for political reasons Movie movie industry political reasons. But I just read a piece about like how. This is the first year since they expanded the field ten. Move to up to ten movies that I have liked every single one of these movies more or less except for one and I don't like joker either. Yeah I don't like never really really align this year on what we didn't like I like that I didn't. I don't like joker I didn't have fun. I thought his performance was awesome. But I've seen a lot of movies that whereas the performance was awesome. But I'd necessarily loved the movie right I don't even I don't even Joaquin. Phoenix is one of my four favourite male actors. And this does not I feel like this is the first time he is looking for a character as like we are watching him do work mark. The I think it's done before you start shooting in this movie Part of it is. He is playing a person who's changing but he's always playing people who were undergoing some sort of ecological little change wasn't he's so much more interesting in the master. Oh everything he was doing. If you're going to start there then I'm like why did you give just give Antonio Banderas the Oscar. I mean that's where you're GONNA start but I'm saying like I don't know why I took this movie for people to like. Here's his Oscar. Movie when he was so good the pastor I mean the thing that was more interesting performance interesting thing that we should talk about. Is that like he is one of those people were. He's just a person who is owed right like it's he's been he's a set of a woman quote suffered so long just give him just give it to him not that he's begging for it because because when he took this part I was like oh well you know he clearly. He clearly understands with businesses going and I would never accuse him ever of like being being interested in getting any prizes for the work. He's doing but I also feel like there is a sense that he's been nominated three other times. I think maybe maybe four do you remember how lost to the master who who when they're You're talking keep your point going on anyway. I feel like if I sat here and thought about it. I'd come my with but I'm not going to remember those thirteen Two thousand thirteen. So we have. Is that Matthew mcconaughey. Now it's not McConnell. Now he lost a Daniel Day. Lewis Link Oh well that's that's just bad luck for Joaquin Phoenix. I remember having issue with that at the time you should have. I mean just just as a matter of history you should rostker you blaspheme. He's fine. He's fine I thought Athletes Ship

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"wesley morris" Discussed on The Rewatchables

The Rewatchables

07:07 min | 2 years ago

"wesley morris" Discussed on The Rewatchables

"The app to unlock your daily drop apex mountain. I think an interesting question if this is spike at the peak of his powers yes yes the peak of filmmaking powers. Yes absolutely hundred per se us. No no not malcolm x. No not twenty fifth if our nominee the peak that he is the apex rav four little girls see this is our vision like he he is one of the best nonfiction filmmakers ever right and the thing and i don't know what he i would say about <hes> what his relationship is to figuring out how to make those movies but part of author greatness is he has to figure them out after he shot them and the problem with some of his movies even his very good ones is sometimes screen green writing. This is a black klansman thing too. There's some parts of that movie which i think are very effective in. There's some parts of it where i'm like. I don't really understand this story right out of this movie end ray. I mean sometimes sometimes. There's perfection like inside man is perfection incredible and a lot of that perfection i mean i think the thing the reason that i'm saying do the right thing is the apex of making <unk> on at least his his his fiction filmmaking is that the screenplays perfect. Tom schulman won the oscar but that is the real travesty right. I lived i mean i don't care if it didn't get a best picture nomination like i'd i would never expected it to its remembered because driving miss daisy one. That's why been adjudicated. Did y'all just moved to america. 'cause i just don't i don't know under there are no circumstances what is even in two thousand nineteen where do the right thing is winning best picture over anything. I hate to break it to everybody. It's not happening but the not winning of the other original screenplay category of screenplay oscar is just crazy easy with us apex. Dania yellow gam his best performance ever gave him reading here great turtle. No that won't be your two zero. Apex are so many some of them in spike lee movies right. He's so good in jungle fever. Yes so good jungle fever yeah. I mean but come on barton fink. He's really good at directing himself like he's good in all the movies he makes it with himself. He's good in that transformers. I mean i'm just like off the top of my head great to throw a guy gloria bell. I was hoping we would get into transformers on this podcast so i appreciate you bringing in john. Farrow never a dull moment with that man and he gets sexier sexier as he ages wow. Did you say gloria bell. I did <hes> i don't wanna spoil gloria bell for people who haven't seen it. I felt a a great deal of pain in for his character. Oh sure but nonetheless a real sadness. Let's bef- shut up book before we even get there. He's just sexy now okay. He was sex barton. I think wasn't sexy. No purposefully characters design eighty understand sometimes but i'm just saying like he is the mink is he the mink no what's his name with scherzer's name in miller's crossing oh. He's also really good in that to do. Is it the mink n- i think that's bush emmy i- shame on me the one irish gangster movie. I can't remember the name of the character who else apex mountain anybody else. You got a lot of people here who you're like. Who is that who is sam jackson who is rosie perez who is martin lawrence <music> but nobody nobody at the peak of their power. I mean the apex mountains spike okay joey pants award for that guy i mentioned frank vincent yeah <hes> one of the alternative all we could always be right. I was going to say it could always be frank. Vincit frankie phase on who i think people would later know as like a from the wire and a lot of films over over the years roger smith who we've talked about now miguel sandoval as one of the cops who else i don't giancarlo esposito esposito used to be yes until breaking bad used to be the winner of this category yeah six years ago and now no more. I don't no no. I guess it would have to be phase on okay. I mean frank vincent. Is i mean. I guess it's vinson because it's always bring vincit yeah. That's why he's in this. Ooh weird way. Do you think he has moved beyond that guy. Anus now okay saul reuben echo award for overacting. Oh i did write down carlos zito here. That was your pick. I wouldn't pick bugging out is meant to be bugging out. That's the whole point and i know that an over performance is purposeful but there are times when i'm like chill. Maybe maybe not maybe not so much. We're losing some of the subtlety of this friday. Oh my god it's ruby dee. I'm just gonna say wow. I thought i was taking a chance by going after esposito. There's something about mother's sister that lake like makes all the sense in the world for their for her big for doing too much but it's not that so it's not so much it's a terrible. It's not a bad performance but there's something about the burning it down part where i'm just like. I'm still in shock by it and i think my my choice serve it being her is that i'd like mother sister to own no no yeah it's more that i accept. It's not i even ruby these bad. I don't have a single knit to pick. We've we've december two times. I mean we did talk about tina. Yeah rosie perez yeah i to me. That's not like a storytelling pro. I don't think that there's anything that happens in the mets. It's an extra digestive problem. I think the key we need to pick is that there are a lot of people were like. Why didn't you do that but we're not we're not we're not having a conversation best quote. There's a bunch of them. I i did write down which something that had gotten past asked me in the past but rewatching it black panther eat pizza. We oh yeah the comic book. I did not notice it until i watched it. What six months ago that was is. <hes> in the in the age of ryan kugler did not notice that feels like a very meaningful ones against like ahead of the fucking curve on everything everything everything i mean just think for a second about what your relationship was your sneakers before like nineteen eighty six clearly in many ways responsible for inventing that cult sneaker had three. I mean many arguments made against it but just think about the idea that it wasn't nike that did this necessarily it was spike. Lee spike imagined the rockstar vacation of n._b._a. Star in that way. Let's just hear the whole radio raheem. Let me.

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"wesley morris" Discussed on The Rewatchables

The Rewatchables

14:59 min | 2 years ago

"wesley morris" Discussed on The Rewatchables

"And how much money he was making and we should win. Let's let's talk about that. Though because his his he was a famous person in part because of mars blackmon in part because of michael jordan that he did so he was he's not the same as <hes> <hes> he's not the same as ernest dickerson who is his dp here who went on to be a filmmaker who does not have a huge public profile so that is also being factored into all criticism of him rate but it it's also typically usually when it comes up a relevant to the matter at hand like his biz lake changing our relationship to to basketball to tennis shoes. Sneakers has nothing to do with this weather better. Better blues is a good movie but this is the thing that comes up a lot when they write about with movies or good or not. Maybe you should spend less time making seen commercials with michael jordan person and better more time writing screenplays make sense yeah i mean i in addenbrooke's and there was a jack kroll piece in newsweek and there was also a joke line. Joe klein wine is the stanley crouch to i. I did not read stanley. Crouch stanley crouch was another obscenely crouches which is one of the few black people who who wrote about this movie and wrote scathingly about <hes> what it didn't didn't should do armond white was. I think another person who didn't like this movie. I can't remember now think armond. White is another person who denied either. I think i i could be wrong about that. The the way that klein positioned it was in opposition to david dinkins mayoral campaign. Yes does this this this. This is gonna be a problem for dinkins which is obviously really kind of. The opposite of what spike was trying to get out of the these criticisms are literally are not even a movie at this point right they are watching and this is sort of thing that i just drives me crazy about the the blake the degree to which black people black artists have had to fight to be taken seriously earliest artists to have ideas that aren't telling you white person how to be a good weight and are acknowledging that the shit is complicated complicated and part of the complexity is that it can't be resolved because the work that we need to do to resolve a nobody is really willing to do and i don't think that the tragedy in a weird way of this movie is a tragedy of of having nobody be able to offer a history lesson rain. There's something about smiley being the representative of both sides of this <hes> of both sides of the equation between violence and non on violence. He's walking into the movie holding a malcolm x. postcard on the one hand and a martin luther king junior postcard. They're on the same card photo of them together. Doesn't he rip them at some point. Put smart magic marker around ram and draws basquiat. That's exactly right and and the idea that you have this person the person who's representing the government there in the same forget what movie your people watching obviously the point so so they exist together to exist so in again this is just a perfectly made movie from top to bottom the rep the person holding this photo. Oh is what in in classic theater you call the village idiot and this is the sort of disabled you know mentally challenged man played by the the excellent roger gregory smith and this sort of the inability to articulate his smileys inability ready to articulate with anybody's with anybody's patients anyway what is happening in this photo and to be able to talk to people about mccolm in martin working together. There's no the one person equipped to to to give this history lesson. Nobody has the patience to listen to and and at the risk of getting ahead of ourselves that character was not in the original script and the only reason that smiley's in the movie and he is a key figure in the movie. He's the living metaphor of the movie is because roger smith who knew spike and lived on the round the corner in bed stuy came to the set every day and begged and begged and begged and back in the movie and he created the character spike with the character in the movie so it's a sign that while spike is brilliant and while he's one of the foremost movie directors of his time time sometimes luck and relationships as part of this too. If you don't have smiley in the movie doesn't it doesn't make it doesn't work as well now so it's just a fascinating anything any other general observations you wanna make movie for two categories <hes> i just. I think it's perfect. I think it is it is just just when people ask me. I get asked all the time what my favorite movie is. <hes> lake there is really not there. There's almost a day that does not go by number. One steel magnolias number two drastic world gerasimov really hurt. You say you'll make no is a great way. I would not not say steel magnolias. I usually say this really it is it is in my mind to in my mind. It is actually very lazy. He choice requires a zero thought and for a while. I was reluctant to say because it seat leg. Oh the black film the fact the prison news a black film in critic and has also black things that do the right thing is but now dip. It's perfect is nothing to do. I mean it may have something to do with my. I being black. I mean i get emotional by so much of this movie including his blackness like it it is it is so vividly and specifically <music> civically black in so many ways but also vividly in specifically italian and very open to what it would mean gene to live in a community with with like the korean data for instance and the the moment that that happens with them with with the with the husband husband and wife who owned that podesta anyway. I just think it's a perfect movie. It's so easy it gives me such pleasure to be able to have this movie in my back pocket to be like here it is. I don't didn't have to like really search. My brain like pick a bong jun ho movie because it sounds it sounds i mean i could pick one or an peach upon where ethical movie because it sounds like the thing that you said boonmee people would say you're pretentious but if you say to the right thing people say oh. He's a black critic so you're kind of damned if you don't you know what if that if i tell you you do the right thing and that's what you say. I'm like well then. You really need to see this movie because this is the movie for you sir them. We had a conversation on this show about about broadcast news a few months ago. I know ray movie perfect perfect movie so the conversation was is that the best movie the eighties. This is a movie that is frequently in that conversation to best s. movie. The eighty s tough american movie of eighties. Yes probably easier to narrow that down. You know there's a pop answer to that. There's like die hard is it is it i you wouldn't put him on top. I mean i lived iron but this movie is frequently cited as harassing and the the the deck is book ended. It's raging bull nineteen eighty do the right thing. Nineteen eighty-nine nine new york runs the movie industry. You know i don't an uncle original. I there are some listen. There's some amazing things but moscow sese movie from the eighties has after hours kim comedy and after hours or my twos we're gonna have to work on building those theory watchable wanna go to the categories but first a message from our sponsor. The new netflix original all series the dark crystal age of resistance returns to the world of thraw with an all new adventure based on the dark crystal. 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I one obviously usually has to be opening sequence whereas you press dancing. You can imagine young sean fantasy hearing public enemy watching rosie do her are you about to do the thing. A hold on is like double dutch. Now you gotta get ready. I will not be joining you. Ah i mean she was she was choreographing. The fly girls and you can see i mean you can see it entire like five five years of dance just in that we was the other one. Oh my gosh anyway story oriented. That spike met rosie club in new york. This is can i just pause for one second. How many filmmakers are casting their movies from being out in the world. Just everything in this movie's accident really yes rate like he. It was out minding. His business and rosie tells his great story about how they're having this conversation club. The music is blasting whatever wednesday night and brooklyn and he says the her. She says he says you want to be in my movie and she says i'm not an actress and he says yes you are. That's rarely thing i mean. That's this is going to be harder to do. This is the real you know who he was who she she was choreographing for. At that time who was in the fly girls jennifer lopez right center for lopez wasn't she was just jenny from the block he he was jenny from the block. She remained steady from the block. Okay that's the that's the first one why jennifer lopez was not even a remote. She hadn't even made money train. She wasn't even near money tree yeah. That's what i'm saying. She was nothing she was just a dancer. She was not a famous person. You're saying when she was a fly girl. Yes i'm saying rosie was working jaylo. Yes yes second that can seen bugging out in the wall fame what about war and ass out right a sow why why he want brothers. You're listening to what you want. You can put your brothers and uncles and nieces and nephews you step father stepmother goofy wants. This is my american tie complicated scene. We don't totally a we're not necessarily surly on bugging outside here. I think famously spike has always said about that scene where he's having the dp with sal about why they're more black people on the wall spike is always said there were good points on both sides still had a point..

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"wesley morris" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

01:39 min | 3 years ago

"wesley morris" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"It so many mistakes made my wife and daughter are more excited for stars born than any movie. I can remember in a while, it might be the one thing that might might bomb them. You know, they might daughters thirteen. Now they, they kind of go to war all the time, but I think this movie will bring them together. Wesley Morris, anything to plug you were still working on your book. Working to, you know, usual stuff. I don't like when gas is on a little bit of break of a break, and we're going to win a right, and we're gonna come back to the show in the fall and later this fall and I don't know. Everything's good with me. I don't like working on a book was Morris that much just wanting to finish the book. I went to, I want I want I I am not working on a book was Morris, Becca, my life it day, but I've been there. I know what it's like. It's like this giant jigsaw puzzle. You can't get out from under the pieces in you just rui- once it's done. It'll be great. Thanks for coming on member, Reynolds, appreciate it. I will talk to you soon. Our Burt Reynolds at your house for me. All right. I will see if thanks buddy. Thank you. I'll talk to you soon. Okay. All right. We're going to talk to house. We're gonna talk to him about tiger and ruin. Do some week one week. One NFL picks, which reminds me, you know, when people ask me for advice, like right now the pixel about to give you most of the time. I don't know who's gonna win this week. I think I have some ideas if you think, you know, you gotta check out my bookie. Trust me, they're, they're your best bet this season. They've been in business for years. Great reviews online. Their mobile seat is easy to use..

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"wesley morris" Discussed on I Have To Ask

I Have To Ask

02:06 min | 3 years ago

"wesley morris" Discussed on I Have To Ask

"Wanted to be friends with those kids now i have any weight kids in my neighborhood i mean there was some way kids at my school not gundes away kids arm from philadelphia and you know we just don't make that kind of white person in philadelphia where dude were were those types of way people made california us no no colorado arizona i don't i just like that rather west spray they're just that was that seemed very foreign to me um are some kids in new jersey who might have like you know satisfied that that personality type but basically i just wanted to have an adventure with some people and i didn't have any people to have those kinds of adventures with but it definitely in four it kept me on the lookout for some gundes buddies basically and you know watching kunis now i mean scala other problems you can see but as a as a 9yearold you'd certainly are paying any attention to at all i guess the question i was hoping to bring full circle was if you were a critical large for the new york times 1985 i i don't even assume they had that roh but maybe they owe today okay nah i don't i gotta think about the i think margo jefferson might have been the first person to really really do that job in that way anyway let's assume yeah how do you think the job would be different or how do you think he would conceive of the differently if you were you wesley morris at age forty two his area 42 in in 1985 how do you think you conceive of that job differently i don't knows live from crazy fucked up things happened in the 80s that's true you know what i mean like i mean in in the mood if you go back and look at those times i mean i i don't know i i will how would i will how in our review are we talking just about dunis now yeah yeah this hopefully with pike as well i i guess what i meant also just not just in terms of the time being different 85 or two thousand eighteen but just it feels like being a critic at large now um there there's just so much to engage i hear you saying i hear what you're saying i think in 1985 what what i have had i.

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