Episode 42: Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

Episode 42 we talk part 2 of our Paul Schrader films theme, with "Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters" (1985), guest Brad Strauss, co-host of The Directors Club Podcast.  Next we discuss our "Teacher and Student" movie theme, with Spike Lee's "BlacKkKlansman" (2018) and Dee Rees' "Mudbound (2017). Spike Lee was Dee Rees teacher at NYU Film School, and both films parallel each other and cover similar topics of racism in America. 

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James Laczkowski
Episode 40: The Babadook

Episode 40, part two of our "Maternal Macabre" movie theme, we talk about Jennifer Kent's film "The Babadook" (2014). This episode we take it a bit deeper with the topic of depression, that afflicts many, and we discuss how a horror film can perfectly depict that and ironically give you hope. Christopher Grace, film lover and horror aficionado returns as guest. You can find him on letterboxd (@icrowbot).

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James Laczkowski
Episode 38: The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

Fresh Perspective is a bi-weekly podcast where we talk about two films based on a movie related theme. One film that’s in the theatre and one film that’s streaming and/or out on DVD. Jeff Broitman, Rebecca Martin, and Christine Sellin host. Our next movie theme is Loss and Monstrous Motherhood. We discuss the horror films "Hereditary" directed by AriAster, soon to be in theatres and "The Babadook" (2014) directed by Jennifer Kent.

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James Laczkowski
Episode 37: Eighth Grade

We talk about Bo Burnham's "Eighth Grade" (2018) that was seen by our hosts at the Chicago Critics Film Festival. Guest Collin Souter, programmer of the Chicago Critics Film Festival, film critic featured on RogerEbert.com, and WGN radio co-host, "Monday Morning Movie Reviews" subscribe to uncut episodes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wgn-nick-digilio-uncut-podcast/id295421953?mt=2, and guest Brian Thompson. Brian is host of the  Now Playing Network podcast Drinking at the Movies with Shay Filer. Brian is also a film critic, and writes for online publications like The Young Folks and Film Threat. *Christine Sellin hosts.

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James Laczkowski
Episode 35: Isle of Dogs

Episode 35, we talk part one of our movie theme Wes Anderson Animated Films with "Isle of Dogs", Becca Covey returns as guest. A lot of topics are covered from the amazing stop motion animation, the backlash on the film, to Wes Anderson's ridiculous OCD creativity.

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James Laczkowski