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Episode 356 – Tribeca Film Festival (Day 3) #tribeca2017

Our coverage of Tribeca Film Festival continues with a look at:

Permission
  • Director:
    Brian Crano
  • Screenwriter:
    Brian Crano
  • Cinematographer:
    Adam Bricker
  • Editor:
    Matthew Freidman
  • Composer:
    Thomas Bartlett, Joan As Police Woman
  • Executive Producer:
    Erika Hampson, David Gendron, Michael Klein, Brian Crano
  • Producer:
    Margot Hand, Rebecca Hall, Giri Tharan, Joshua Thurston
  • Cast:
    Rebecca Hall, Dan Stevens, Gina Gershon, Francois Arnaud, Morgan Spector, David Joseph Craig and Jason Sudeikis
         Tilt
  • Director:
    Kasra Farahani
  • Screenwriter:
    Jason O’Leary, Kasra Farahani
  • Cinematographer:
    Alexander Alexandrov
  • Editor:
    Kyle Traynor
  • Composer:
    Lucas James Putnam
  • Producer:
    Giri Tharan, Kasra Farahani, Kristina Kondrath, Farhad Amid
  • Production Credit:
    Margaret Box
  • Costume Designer:
    Skye Stewart-Short
  • Cast:
    Joseph Cross, Alexia Rasmussen, Kelvin Yu, Jessy Hodges, CS Lee
  The Last Animals
  • Director:
    Kate Brooks
  • Screenwriter:
    Kate Brooks, Mark Monroe
  • Cinematographers:
    Kate Brooks, Michal Krejci, Jason Longo, Ruben O’Malley, Jared Moossy, Joan Poggio, Stefan Scherperel, Andrew Thompson, Ryan Youngblood
  • Editor:
    Brian Anton, Brian Lazarte
  • Composer:
    Paloma Estevez
  • Executive Producer:
    Laurie David, Heather Reisman, Regina K. Scully, Mari Snyder Johnson, Nikita Kahn, Sam French, Michal Walrath, Michelle Walrath, Anita Gou, Matt J. Mallek, Daniella Kahane, Steve Milne, Christian Eisenbeiss, Al Edgington, Joe Labracio, Dawn Ostroff
  • Producer:
    Kate Brooks, Stephanie Soechtig
  • Associate Producer:
    Annalisa Shoemaker
  • Co-Producer:
    Christine O’Malley, Elizabeth Shea
  • Co-Executive Producers:
    Geralyn Dreyfous, Erika Brunson, Shannon O’Leary Joy, Tiffany Schauer, John Raymonda, Mildred Rowley, Courtney Turk, Jamie Wolf
  • Sound Recordists:
    Joel Barham, Ednah Bonareri, Peter Eason, Sam Kashefi, Scott Selman
  • Consulting Editor:
    Doug Blush
  • Music:
    Emmanuel Jal
  • Cast:
    Patrick Duboscq, Dr. Thomas Hildebrandt, Dr. Paula Kahumbu, Jane Kennedy, Raymond J. Lesniak, Colonel Jacques Lusengo, Gretchen Peters, Taligo Tengu, Dr. Samuel K. Wasser, HRH The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William
  Literally, right before Aaron
  • Director:
    Ryan Eggold
  • Screenwriter:
    Ryan Eggold
  • Cinematographer:
    Seamus Tierney
  • Editor:
    Ryan Eggold
  • Composer:
    Ryan Eggold
  • Producer:
    Cassandra Kulukundis, Ryan Eggold, Alexandra Rizk Keane, Nancy Leopardi, Ross Kohn
  • Co-Producer:
    Marcus Cole
  • Associate Producer:
    Sean Rappleyea
  • Cast:
    Justin Long, Cobie Smulders, Ryan Hansen, John Cho, Luis Guzmán, Dana Delany, Lea Thompson, Peter Gallagher, and Kristen Schaal
  A River Below
  • Director:
    Mark Grieco
  • Cinematographer:
    Helkin René Diaz
  • Editor:
    Dan Swietlik
  • Composer:
    Tyler Strickland
  • Executive Producer:
    Mike Erwin, Jeff Hewitt, Jerre Hewitt
  • Producer:
    Torus Tammer
  • Cast:
    Fernando Trujillo, Richard Rasmussen
  House of Z
  • Director:
    Sandy Chronopoulos
  • Screenwriter:
    Sandy Chronopoulos
  • Cinematographer:
    Konrad Czystowski, Nadia Hallgren, Mark Klassen
  • Editor:
    Holle Singer, Madeleine Gavin
  • Composer:
    Eric Stamile
  • Producer:
    Jana Edelbaum, Rachel Cohen
  • Associate Producer:
    Carolyn Levine, Hilary Crowe
  • Co-Producer:
    Sherien Barsoum
  • Story by:
    Sandy Chronopoulos, Sherien Barsoum
  • Cast:
    Zac Posen, Naomi Campbell, Sean Diddy Combs aka Puff Daddy, André Leon Talley, Paz de la Huerta
 
The Lovers
  • Director:
    Azazel Jacobs
  • Screenwriter:
    Azazel Jacobs
  • Cinematographer:
    Tobias Datum
  • Editor:
    Darrin Navarro
  • Composer:
    Mandy Hoffman
  • Producer:
    Azazel Jacobs, Ben LeClair, Chris Stinson
  • Cast:
    Debra Winger, Tracy Letts, Aidan Gillen, Melora Walters, Tyler Ross and Jessica Sula
  Pilgrimage
  • Director:
    Brendan Muldowney
  • Screenwriter:
    Jamie Hannigan
  • Cinematographer:
    Tom Comerford
  • Editor:
    Mairead Mcivor
  • Composer:
    Stephen McKeon
  • Producer:
    John Keville, Conor Barry, Benoit Roland
  • Cast:
    Tom Holland, Richard Armitage, Jon Bernthal, John Lynch, Stanley Weber
  Rock ‘N Roll
  • Director:
    Guillaume Canet
  • Screenwriter:
    Guillaume Canet, Rodolphe Lauga, Philippe Lefebvre
  • Cinematographer:
    Christophe Offenstein
  • Editor:
    Hervé Deluze
  • Production Designer:
    Philippe Chiffre
  • Producer:
    Alain Attal
  • Cast:
    Guillaume Canet, Marion Cotillard, Gilles Lellouche, Philippe Lefebvre, Camille Rowe, Yvan Attal
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Episode 353 – In Search of Israeli Cuisine

In this episode of Moviewallas we talk about a movie about food – our favorite topic after movies.  Find out what we thought of:

  • In Search of Israeli Cuisine
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Episode 352 – Life / Kedi / The Zookeeper’s Wife

We do the treble again this week with reviews of:

  • Life
  • Kedi
  • The Zookeeper’s Wife
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Episode 351 – Kong: Skull Island / Beauty and the Beast / T2 Trainspotting

We have a triple feature in this week’s Podcast.  Join us as we discuss:

– Kong: Skull Island

– T2 Trainspotting

– Beauty and the Beast

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Episode 349 – Fifty Shades Darker / John Wick: Chapter 2 / Logan

Sex and violence abound in this Podcast!  We do our best to keep it PG-13 as we discuss:

  

  • Fifty Shades Darker
  • John Wick: Chapter 2
  • Logan
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Episode 348 – Gold / A Dog’s Purpose / A Cure for Wellness

It’s time for Moviewallas and we continue coverage of the early 2017 releases in this week’s podcast:

  • Gold
  • A Dog’s Purpose
  • A Cure for Wellness
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Episode 347 – Silence / The Founder / Split

In our first review Podcast of 2017, we discuss:

  

  • Silence
  • The Founder
  • Split
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Episode 346 – Our Top Movies of 2016

It’s time for our 2016 Best Of Round Up.  Listen in to this week’s special extended Podcast where we are joined by San Diego CityBeat film critic Glenn Heath Jr. (@MatchCuts) to talk about our favorite releases from 2016.

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Strike A Pose | Review

There are few pop songs that are as memorable as Madonna’s1990 hit VOGUE and along with it the iconic video that brought Voguing as a dance form into the mainstream conscience.  Jose Gutierez Xtravaganza and Luis Extravaganza were the vogue dancers and choreographers from the Harlem “House Ball” community who introduced “Vogueing” to Madonna and who later would become her main choreographers for the video and the Truth or Dare tour.
 
If you grew up in the era of MTV, not only will the words STRIKE A POSE make you wave your arms in the air and perhaps stick out your butt but this is also the name of the acclaimed documentary directed by Ester Gould and Reijer Zwaag abut seven young male dancers  (including Jose and Luis) – six gay, one straight who joined Madonna on her most controversial tour.  On stage and in the iconic film TRUTH OR DARE – one of the highest-grossing documentaries ever – they showed the world how to “Express yourself”, now, twenty-five years later, they reveal the truth about life during and after the tour. 
 
STRIKE A POSE is a fabulously candid documentary that reunites these sleek and effervescent dancers, exploring their lives after the tour and legal battles with Madonna, their glamorous and largely inspirational impact upon society, the horrific effects of HIV/AIDS during and since the 90’s and what it meant to participate in one of the most iconic and controversial tours of pop history. The film also explores what it’s like to overcome shame and find the courage to be who you are.
 
Watching people age over time is always a luxury and so this movie does a wonderful job of showing the promise that was and where these incredible dancers ended up.  As important as the story of the star is the story of those who get to bask in the fairy dust for a short period of time; It is clear that Madonna made a huge difference in these men’s lives and the short intense formative period of time that they spent with her was extremely meaningful for these men that left a long lasting effect.
 
The movie isn’t just a “Where are they now”, at times, it manages to go deep and uncovers the realities of youth, disease and even what the dark aftermath of fame (by association) can feel like.  Watching the genuine love and respect that remains between this group of talent after all of these years is beautifully captured and of course THAT song in the background will have you tapping your toes and clicking your fingers if not striking your own pose.
Following critical acclaim and successful premieres in Berlin and Tribeca, STRIKE A POSE comes to New York for its theatrical release at IFC on January 18, 2017, followed by its broadcast premier, an exclusive VOD release, and a home video release later in June to celebrate LGBTQ Pride month.  Check local listings: http://madonnadancers.com/req.php?req=static.php&page=where-to-see
 
 

Episode 345 – Passengers / Assassin’s Creed

In our final Podcast of 2016 we discuss:

  • Passengers
  • Assassin’s Creed

 

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