GUEST: Ryan Darbonne, the newly hired Director of the Film Department at Austin Film Festival. Ryan talks about his experiences at the 20th annual South by Southwest Film Festival and his preparations for the upcoming Austin Film Festival in the fall. The guys bat around a strange nostalgia for VHS and talk about having a Sinbad retrospective.
The guys recap the Academy Awards hosted by Seth MacFarlane and express a lack of understanding over the humorless reactions from much of the blogosphere. Then they discuss the new movie from Shane Carruth, UPSTREAM COLOR, and tell why you should definitely drink lots of coffee before sitting down for Abbas Kiarostami’s new film LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE.
The guys discuss that disease that overtakes us all when we are really anticipating a new film: “Festival Fever.” It can strike at the Austin Film Festival or in your own home town theatre on a typical Friday night… it all depends on how great your expectations are.
The guys discuss Steven Soderbergh’s newest and possibly final theatrical film, SIDE EFFECTS, but not before talking about what movies they love that are universally hated and answering the latest question on the Arclight Cinemas’ Facebook page, “If you had to watch one film on repeat for the rest of your life, what would it be?”