12/25/14

They Shot Pictures Ep#36: 2014 Year In Review Part 2

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In Part 2 of our Year End Roundup, we discuss our favorites (and not so favorites) from the year in a few more categories and finally countdown our overall Top 5 Films of the Year.

Most/Best Depressing Movie of the Year 00:56
Best cinematic moment or scene 08:45
Hayao Miyazaki or Isao Takahata 18:12
Best Music 24:00
TSP Guest Top 5 from CJ Roy 30:33
Best Lead Performances 32:33
Best Supporting Performances 41:39
Worst Movie of the Year 51:35
TSP Guest Top 5 from Annie 57:13
Best Script 59:01
Best Director 1:03:48
Honorable Mentions 1:11:27
TSP Guest Top 5 from Matt Lynch 1:17:22
Top 5 Films of the Year Countdown 1:20:09

For more of Jhon’s expert opinions on 2-star movies, you can follow him on letterboxd. He is also on twitter @cruyffbedroom.

Sean writes about all things film on this here blog and is also on twitter @theendofcinema.

Seema is attempting to chronicle her film viewings on letterboxd and is also on twitter @wormatwork.

 

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12/25/14

They Shot Pictures Ep#35: 2014 Year in Review Part 1

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On this two-part episode Sean, Seema, and Jhon discuss some of our favorite films from 2014. We start off by explaining our eligibility criteria or lack thereof and then move on to declaring our favorites in a bunch of categories. Interspersed are Top 5 lists from all of the nice people that guested on TSP in 2014. On this installment we cover the following categories:

Film We Haven’t Seen Yet That We Think Would’ve Made Our List 01:58
Best Debut Feature 06:34
Favorite Animated Film 12:00
Best Documentary or Nonfiction Film 14:14
TSP Guest Top 5 from Nathan Rogers Hancock 18:32
Favorite Science Fiction Movie 19:30
Favorite Romantic Comedy 24:33
Favorite Horror Film 29:12
Favorite Musical 37:29
TSP Guest Top 5 from Mike Strenski 43:24
Favorite Hollywood Movie 45:33
Favorite Bollywood Movie 51:16
Film We Like that (almost) No One Else Has Seen 58:59
Unpopular Pick / Film You liked that No One Else Liked 1:13:36
TSP Guest Top 5 from Kaj van Zoelen 1:20:12

For more of Jhon’s expert opinions on 2-star movies, you can follow him on letterboxd. He is also on twitter @cruyffbedroom.

Sean writes about all things film on this here blog and is also on twitter @theendofcinema.

Seema is attempting to chronicle her film viewings on letterboxd and is also on twitter @wormatwork.

 

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11/17/14

They Shot Pictures Ep#34: King Hu

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On this episode of They Shot Pictures, Sean and Seema are joined by Nathan Rogers-Hancock to discuss the films of Chinese filmmaker King Hu, best known for his legendary and influential wuxia films. They focus in particular on the films, Come Drink With Me (1966), The Fate of Lee Khan (1973) and Legend of the Mountain (1971).

Sean writes about all things film on this here blog and is also on twitter @theendofcinema.

Seema is attempting to chronicle her film viewings on letterboxd and is also on twitter @wormatwork.

Nathan can also be found on letterboxd as well as on twitter @nrogershancock.

 

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11/10/14

They Shot Pictures Ep#33: Douglas Sirk

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Seema is joined by her friend, Kaj van Zoelen to discuss the films of Douglas Sirk, best known from his Hollywood melodramas from the 50s but whose career was prolific and transcended countries and genres. In a strange (somewhat) unplanned twist, we end up ignoring the colorful melodramas he’s best known for (although they do come up) and instead focus on three of his relatively underseen films. We discuss the films, Das Mädchen von Moorhof (1935), Shockproof (1949) and There’s Always Tomorrow (1956).

Seema is attempting to chronicle her film viewing on letterboxd and is also on twitter @wormatwork.

Kaj van Zoelen regularly writes about film (mostly in Dutch but ime he’ll translate for you if you ask nicely) at SalonIndien and Filmtotaal.

 

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06/25/14

They Shot Pictures Ep#32: Lau Kar-leung

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Sean is joined by Matt Lynch and CJ Roy to talk about Hong Kong director Lau Kar-leung, the man behind many of the greatest kung fu films of the Shaw Brothers era. They cover pretty much his whole career, with many digressions on martial arts cinema in general, but focus especially on three of his best films: Dirty Ho (1979), My Young Auntie (1981) and Eight-Diagram Pole Fighter (1984).
Sean writes about all things film on this here blog and is also on twitter @TheEndofCinema.
Matt can be found at Scarecrow Video in Seattle and on twitter @colonelmortimer.
CJ can be found in Canada, at The Vulgar Cinema and on twitter @CJRoy89.

 

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04/19/14

They Shot Pictures Ep#30: Vincente Minnelli Musicals

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On part 1 of this two-parter, Jhon, Sean and Seema discuss the lush musicals of Vincente Minnelli. We center our discussion around the films The Pirate (1948), The Band Wagon (1953) and Gigi (1958). We have one rather exhausted and drowsy host and if you’re lucky the editing still left in some of Sean’s interstitial singing!

On a follow-up to this episode, we will be discussing Minnelli’s melodramas.

Jhon writes about a variety of visual media including anime and manga on his blog. He also really would love for you to reach out to him about all things cinematic on twitter, @cruyffbedroom.

Sean writes about all things film on his blog and is also on twitter @theendofcinema.

Seema is also on twitter @wormatwork

 

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03/4/14

They Shot Pictures Ep#29: Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli

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On this episode of They Shot Pictures, Jhon and Sean are joined by guest Mike and the three of them discuss the magical world of Hayao Miyazaki and more broadly, Studio Ghibli. Over the course of nearly 3 hours, they discuss in detail the films Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984), Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989), Only Yesterday (1991) and Miyazaki’s latest film, The Wind Rises (2013).

Jhon writes about a variety of visual media including anime and manga on his blog. He also really would love for you to reach out to him about all things cinematic on twitter, @cruyffbedroom.

Mike writes about cinema on his blog and also co-hosts the podcast, The George Sanders Show with Sean.

Sean writes about all things film on his blog and is also on twitter @theendofcinema.

Show Notes:

- Mike’s Review of Kiki’s Delivery Service
- Sean’s Review of The Castle of Cagliostro
- Jhon’s Studio Ghibli Rankings on Letterboxd
- Noel Vera on Only Yesterday
- Mike D’Angelo on Grave of the Fireflies

 

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02/15/14

They Shot Pictures Ep#28: F.W. Murnau

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On this episode of They Shot Pictures, Sean and Seema discuss the all too brief but remarkable and hugely influential filmography of F.W. Murnau. We focus in particular on the films Phantom (1922), Faust (1926) and City Girl (1930).

Sean writes about all things film on his blog and is also on twitter @theendofcinema.

Seema is also on twitter @wormatwork.

 

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12/22/13

They Shot Pictures Ep#27: 2013 Year In Review – Part 2

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In Part 2 of our Year End Roundup, we discuss our favorites (and not so favorites) from the year in a few more categories and finally countdown our overall Top 5 Films of the Year.

Johnnie To or Hong Sang Soo 01:00
Best Music 05:37
Best Lead Performance 08:08
Best Supporting Performance 12:35
Worst Movie of the Year 16:00
Best Script 20:41
Best Director 27:37
Top 5 Films of the Year Countdown 35:00

Please add your own favorites in the comments section or email us at theyshotpictures@gmail.com and/or tweet us @TSP_Podcast.

Lance writes about film eloquently albeit infrequently on this here blog and is also on twitter as @LanceJMc.

Jhon writes about a variety of visual media including anime and manga on his blog. He also really would love for you to reach out to him about all things cinematic on twitter, @cruyffbedroom.

Sean blogs about all things cinema on his blog and is on twitter as @theendofcinema.

Seema is also on twitter as @wormatwork.

 

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12/22/13

They Shot Pictures Ep#26: 2013 Year In Review – Part 1

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On this two-part episode Sean, Seema, Jhon and Lance discuss some of our favorite films from 2013. We start off by explaining our eligibility criteria or lack thereof and then move on to declaring our favorites in a bunch of categories. On this installment we cover the following categories:

Film We Haven’t Seen Yet That We Think Would’ve Made Our List 04:30
Best Debut Feature 06:40
Favorite Animation – Feature or Short 09:03
Best Documentary or Non Fiction Film 11:56
Best Science Fiction Movie 17:40
Favorite Horror Film 23:08
Best Hollywood Movie 31:22
Favorite Bollywood 37:25
Film We Like that (almost) No One Else Has Seen 41:56
Unpopular Pick / Film You liked that no one else liked 50:50
Most /Best Depressing Movie of the Year: 1:00:05
Best cinematic moment or scene 1:05:20

Please add your own favorites in the comments section or email us at theyshotpictures@gmail.com and/or tweet us @TSP_Podcast.

Lance writes about film eloquently albeit infrequently on this here blog and is also on twitter as @LanceJMc.

Jhon writes about a variety of visual media including anime and manga on his blog. He also really would love for you to reach out to him about all things cinematic on twitter, @cruyffbedroom.

Sean blogs about all things cinema on his blog and is on twitter as @theendofcinema.

Seema is also on twitter as @wormatwork.

 

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