Wrong Reel

With "The Interview" finally reaching audiences on VOD platforms and in Independent Theaters, we decided to weigh in on cyberterrorism and freedom of speech as well as review the movie itself. Then we look back at Martin Scorsese's controversial "The Last Temptation of Christ" (1988) and the violent protests directed at the film at the time of its release.

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Category:Film -- posted at: 10:57am EDT

It is our special holiday episode and the hosts of Wrong Reel discuss everything we love and hate about movies that take place during Christmas with special attention going to John McTiernan's Die Hard (1988), Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life (1946) and Terry Gilliam's Brazil (1985).

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Category:Film -- posted at: 12:30am EDT

After soaking in the news about Sony's plans not to release "The Interview" due to threats by terrorists, we show a rare display of unity as we take turns angrily expressing our disappointment in Peter Jackson's new movie "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies". Along the way we discuss everything we love about J.R.R. Tolkien's literature and why Jackson's original "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy was such a dramatically superior moviegoing experience.

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Category:Film -- posted at: 2:07am EDT

With the limited theatrical release of "Inherent Vice" we decided to look back at the career of one of our greatest filmmakers, writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson. Following on the heels of what are popularly considered to be his two greatest movies, "There Will Be Blood" and "The Master", we debate to what extent "Inherent Vice" is a worthy addition to his filmography.

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Category:Film -- posted at: 1:29am EDT

In honor of the Museum of Modern Art's comprehensive retrospective on the amazing career of Robert Altman (1925-2006), we decided to discuss his entire filmography as well as review his masterpiece "Nashville" (1975). The retrospective continues until Jan. 17th, 2015.

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Category:Film -- posted at: 12:24am EDT

Jennifer Kent's debut feature "The Babadook" successfully scared the hell out of all of us and after a lengthy discussion of the film we dig into David Cronenberg's horror classic "The Brood" (1979).

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Category:Film -- posted at: 12:33am EDT

In Part II of a special 2-part episode, we look back at one of the finest documentaries about film history ever made, "A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies" (1995). 

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Category:Film -- posted at: 3:24pm EDT

We get in touch with our inner 12-year-old girl with our review for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1". 

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Category:Film -- posted at: 9:05pm EDT

Our review of one of the most ruthless and thought-provoking dramas of the year, Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher", starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo. We continue the discussion of madness and wealth run amuck with a look back at the 2012 documentary "The Queen of Versailles".

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Category:Film -- posted at: 1:34am EDT

In Part I of a special 2-part episode, we wish Martin Scorsese a very happy 72nd birthday with a look back at one of the finest documentaries about film history ever made, "A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies" (1995). 

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Category:Film -- posted at: 1:38am EDT

We gave Parker Dixon carte blanche with this episode and he used the opportunity to take us on a guided tour of the guilty pleasures he and his older brother Lawrence adored during their misspent youth. We bring the episode to a close with a look back at Charlie Sheen in "The Wraith" (1986).

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Category:Film -- posted at: 12:45am EDT

After hitting a midnight screening on Tuesday of Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" in Imax 70mm, we decided to tackle the genre of science fiction in film and discuss to what extent Christopher Nolan's epic new film pushes the genre forward.

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Category:Film -- posted at: 12:17am EDT

In this episode we discuss the midnight movie phenomenon, what films it applies to and how it has changed over time. We also review the new movies "John Wick" starring Keanu Reeves and "Nightcrawler" starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

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Category:Film -- posted at: 1:08am EDT

This episode is less a review of Ruben Östlund's amazing new movie "Force Majeure" and more of an excuse to allow co hosts Parker Dixon and Mikhail Karadimov to go to war discussing the merits or lack thereof in Nicolas Roeg's horror film "Don't Look Now" (1973).

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Category:Film -- posted at: 11:27am EDT

In this episode we review Damien Chazelle's new film "Whiplash" starring Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons. Using the topic of jazz as a springboard we launch into a discuss of Otto Preminger's "Anatomy of a Murder" featuring a score by jazz master Duke Ellington.

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Category:Film -- posted at: 9:05pm EDT

In this episode we review David Fincher's latest film "Gone Girl" and discuss in the larger context of his career.

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Category:Film -- posted at: 8:52pm EDT

In this week's episode we review the new film by Alejandro González Iñárritu "Birdman". Sticking with the topic of theater, we then discuss Bob Fosse's semi-autobiographical masterpiece "All That Jazz" (1979), one of the darkest musicals ever made. (originally recorded 10/21/14)

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Category:Film -- posted at: 11:40pm EDT

In our first podcast ever we (Parker Dixon, James Hancock, Mikhail Karadimov) discuss Ben Wheatley's ambitious film "A Field in England" (2013) and debate to what extent the film is successful in what it sets out to accomplish.

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Category:Film -- posted at: 11:07pm EDT