The Cinephiliacs

Peter believes that the Top 10 list is less of a summation of a year in film than a personal statement on how one view's cinema at that moment. So in this epic 2+ hour episode, he invites the idiosyncratic Keith Uhlich to join him on a journey through the year in film. They discuss terrorists and presidents, romances and mentors, artificial and stylized views of the world to authentic miracles. Plus some of Peter's former guests and friends of the show call in with their picks, and they also list some of the great films of years past that they finally caught up with. (This is Part 2 of the show. Please listen to Part 1 first).

0:00-2:25 Introduction to Part 2
2:26-8:22 Favorite Filmic Discoveries
8:23-1:30:01 Picks for #5 through #1
1:30:01-1:35:30 Picks for #20 through #11
1:35:30-1:39:14 Trivia Round / Close / Outtake

Direct download: The_Cinephiliacs_-_2012_Favorites_Part_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:36am EDT

Peter believes that the Top 10 list is less of a summation of a year in film than a personal statement on how one view's cinema at that moment. So in this epic 2+ hour episode, he invites the idiosyncratic Keith Uhlich to join him on a journey through the year in film. They discuss terrorists and presidents, romances and mentors, artificial and stylized views of the world to authentic miracles. Plus some of Peter's former guests and friends of the show call in with their picks, and they also list some of the great films of years past that they finally caught up with. (Please make sure to also listen to Part 2)

0:00-1:42 Opening / Announcement
1:42-3:54 Introduction to Top 10s
3:55-1:01:04 Picks for #10 through #6
1:01:04-1:02:14 Close

Direct download: The_Cinephiliacs_-_2012_Favorites_Part_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:20am EDT

Peter can often get lost in the history of cinema that he often forgets that movies were born in the industry, and Hollywood keeps that art alive. So for his last interview of the 2012 season, CinemaBlend editor-in-chief Katey Rich joins him for a lively conversation about the ins and outs of the movie industry. Katey discusses her origins as a moviegoer in South Carolina and her interest in why things were popular to the trials, tribulations, and pleasures of running a site that is always about the "now." They then get into some of the more interesting pieces she's written about the depiction of women in Hollywood, as well as why it's okay to nitpick. Finally, they dive into one of 2012's more intimate and underrated films, Take This Waltz, and discover how Sarah Polley can add real magic to a story as old as time.

0:00-1:01 Opening
1:52-5:37 Establishing Shots - Zero Dark Thirty
5:52-46:16 Deep Focus - Katey Rich
47:11-1:01:19 Double Exposure - Take This Waltz (Sarah Polley)
1:01:19-1:09:10 Spoiler Discussion of Take This Waltz
1:09:12-1:12:03 Close and Outtakes

Direct download: The_Cinephiliacs_10_-_Katey_Rich_Take_This_Waltz.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:15am EDT

Godfrey Chesire has seen it all. From his early experiences with the Westerns of John Ford, to his experience of the 1970s films while abroad in Europe, to the discovery of Chinese and Iranian cinema in the 1990s, Cheshire has remained an essential voice about how to talk and think about cinema in an honest and humanizing way. So Peter is quite excited to take him back through a whirlwind tour of his career, from the alt-weeky The Spectator to the heyday of the New York Press, and through his experiences with Edward Yang and writing about the emergence of digital cinema. The two also discuss his documentary Moving Midway, a film that battles his own personal history and cultural history of the plantation, and end their discussion with Abbas Kiarostami's all-too-fascinating text Close-Up, which they easily declare the Citizen Kane of Iranian film.

0:00-1:27 Opening
1:27-4:47 Establishing Shots - Portrait of Jason Kickstarter
5:02-1:01:57 Deep Focus - Godfrey Cheshire
1:03:08-1:30:09 Double Exposure - Close-Up (Abbas Kiarostami)
1:30:11-1:31:50 Close

Direct download: The_Cinephiliacs_9_-_Godfrey_Cheshire_Close-Up.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EDT

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