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Feelin' Film

In a time when film criticism is as provocative as ever, Feelin' Film ventures to change the discussion from what we hate about a film to what we love about it. We judge more on emotional experience than technical merit. Every movie makes us feel something.
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Jun 22, 2018

It took us two tries but our second attempt succeeded in producing Episode 114: Incredibles 2. We are joined by returning guest Blaine Grimes (who also joined the show for Episode 36: The Incredibles) for this conversation about Brad Bird's action-packed, culturally relevant, family superhero extravaganza. A sequel anxiously awaited for 14 years creates a lot expectations. Hear whether we felt the film lived up to ours or not in this fun discussion.

What We've Been Up To - 0:02:40

(Aaron - Tag)
(Blaine - National Treasure 1 & 2)

Incredibles 2 Review - 0:11:00

The Connecting Point - 1:09:04


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Jun 13, 2018

For this month’s pick, we took the opportunity to discuss a film about a paleontologist during the same week that another dinosaur-centric series is getting its newest entry and celebrating its original film's 25th anniversaryWe’re going back a little further and a little sillier than that series, though, with the loosest movie interpretation of a paleontologist possible. 1938’s Bringing Up Baby, directed by Howard Hawks and starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant, may not be scary but it is a classic screwball comedy with plenty to enjoy.

One of the goals for "Connecting With Classics" is listener participation. We will be hosting prize drawings for a poster of the Connecting With Classics movie of their choice plus podcast swag and more at the end of each calendar year. Entries into the drawing can be earned for every episode by watching the film and posting your own review or thoughts about the podcast episode in the comments section of the episode announcement post in our Feelin' Film Facebook Discussion Group. For listeners who do not wish to be a part of the discussion group, emailing reviews to feelinfilm@gmail.com will also be accepted. 

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Jun 8, 2018

This episode marks the first of a two-part crossover event celebrating the classic Rudyard Kipling tale, The Jungle Book. We’ve brought in the guys from the Retro Rewind Podcast, Francisco Ruiz and Paul Powers, to talk about Jon Favreau's 2016 live-action/CGI update of the 1967 animated Disney feature, and we'll be covering the latter on Retro Rewind Podcast together as well. 

The Jungle Book Review - 0:04:40

The Connecting Point - 0:51:13


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Jun 4, 2018

Director Bart Layton leverages his history with documentaries in American Animals, a bold feature debut about four privileged real-life college friends who rely on their knowledge of movies to plan and execute a rare book heist. With a unique style that overlays interviews of the actual subjects into the narrative, this exhilarating crime drama is notable in how it depicts differing perspectives of how the events unfolded. Aaron sat down with Bart to discuss why he is fascinated with stranger-than-fiction tales, what it was like using the real life heist participants in this film, and what one film that impacted him emotionally was.

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Jun 4, 2018

Grab a marmalade sandwich and get ready to smile as we discuss the surprise hit of 2018, a beary special, family-friendly film called Paddington 2. We also chat some about the adorable bear's first adventure before getting into all of the reasons this sequel has charmed viewers old and young, critical and casual alike.

What We've Been Up To - 0:01:21
(Aaron - Paddington, Adrift, Upgrade)
(Patrick - Paddington)

Paddington 2 Review - 0:16:39

The Connecting Point - 0:57:29


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May 31, 2018

Fresh out of our screenings of First Reformed, we jump on the mic to talk through what we just saw. Paul Schrader’s latest film hit us hard with its intellectually profound script regarding matters of faith and environmentalism, providing plenty of questions and few answers. One of the strengths of the film is its ability to be a powerful conversation-starter, and this episode is proof of that.

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May 29, 2018

The stars align here at the end of May. Ron Howard’s new film Solo: A Star Wars Story hits the big screen featuring a backstory of the iconic character made famous by Harrison Ford. The happenstance of Ron Howard treading into Harrison Ford’s territory led us to an American classic that turns 45 years old this year.  Hop in your car of choice, roll the windows down, turn your music up, and drive it slow as we talk American Graffiti.

One of the goals for "Connecting With Classics" is listener participation. We will be hosting prize drawings for a poster of the Connecting With Classics movie of their choice plus podcast swag and more at the end of each calendar year. Entries into the drawing can be earned for every episode by watching the film and posting your own review or thoughts about the podcast episode in the comments section of the episode announcement post in our Feelin' Film Facebook Discussion Group. For listeners who do not wish to be a part of the discussion group, emailing reviews to feelinfilm@gmail.com will also be accepted. 

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May 28, 2018

In appropriately numbered Episode 111, we talk all things Han Solo, and we do mean ALL things. With so many origin stories there is plenty to discuss.  We talk about which ones worked, which ones didn't, where Star Wars spin-off films go from here, and how sometimes it's okay to just have a little fun at the movies.

What We've Been Up To - 0:01:10
(Aaron - Star Wars marathon)
(Patrick - Monsters)

Solo: A Star Wars Story Review - 0:19:36

The Connecting Point - 1:23:05


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May 25, 2018

It's Judgment Day at Feelin' Film. Our Patrons voted for us to cover Terminator 2 for May, because nothing celebrates Mother's Day like talking about Sarah Connor. We honor the genius of this classic and dive into some of the bigger themes it presents like fatherhood and sacrifice. Come with us, if you want to live.


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May 20, 2018

In Episode 110, Aaron takes a break to continue Seattle International Film Festival coverage, so Patrick calls in a friend of the show who is well-versed in the movies of old, Francisco Ruiz from Retro Rewind Podcast. Big Trouble in Little China has become a cult classic and there is a lot of admiration present as the guys discuss John Carpenter's famous fantasy-comedy-adventure. 

Big Trouble in Little China Review - 0:02:28

The Connecting Point - 0:42:17


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May 16, 2018

The 44th Seattle International Film Festival runs from May 17, 2018 through June 10, 2018 and Aaron is joined by returning guest host, and fellow Seattle film critic, Mike Ward to discuss some of the many films SIFF has to offer moviegoers this year. 

Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF): https://www.siff.net/festival

Beast - 0:12:03

Catwalk: Tales From the Cat Show Circuit - 0:19:00

Champions (Campeones) - 0:26:13

The Russian Five - 0:33:38

On Chesil Beach - 0:42:50

Bodied - 0:47:54

Mountain - 0:55:13


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May 16, 2018

In this second round of Seattle International Film Festival coverage, Matt Oakes from Silver Screen Riot joins Aaron to discuss and make recommendations for some of the films they've seen. (Showtimes for SIFF screenings are included with each review.)

Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF): https://www.siff.net/festival

Eighth Grade - 0:04:21

American Animals - 0:09:26

Boundaries - 0:15:35

Revenge - 0:21:04

Blue My Mind - 0:27:33

First Reformed - 0:32:32

Won't You Be My Neighbor? - 0:43:47


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May 12, 2018

Please enjoy this teaser for our Top 5 Favorite Film Score bonus content. Our Patreon supporters at $2/month and up get access to monthly bonus content as well voting privileges to help choose our monthly donor pick episode. If you like what you hear, please consider supporting the podcast as it helps us pay the bills and continue to bring you a high quality of content. 

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May 11, 2018

Joining us for Episode 109 is a special first time guest - soundtrack superfan, and film music reporter and media reporter, Benson Farris. We discuss first-time director Matt Schrader’s Score: A Film Music Documentary, which was shot over a 2 1/2-year period after raising more than $160,000 through two crowd-funding campaigns. Matt has said, “I’ve always been a big fan of movie music, and as I realized a lot of people love film scores, I knew there would be an audience for this film,” and you can consider us and this episode proof that he’s correct. If you love film music already, this is an episode for you. And if you don't, listen to this one and you might just change your mind.

 

Score: A Film Music Documentary Review - 0:02:17

The Connecting Point - 0:40:37


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May 7, 2018

Here in Episode 108, we try to strike fast, strike hard, and show no mercy in discussing the memorable and iconic 1984 hit film, The Karate Kid, starring Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elizabeth Shue and William Zabka. But like Cobra Kai, this is a team effort, so we’ve recruited the “the best... around”, Adam Rackoff, to help us talk through this classic. We also spend a bit of time reviewing YouTube Red's newly released premiere episode of the aptly named sequel series, Cobra Kai.

What We've Been Up To - 0:01:50

(All - Cobra Kai)

The Karate Kid Review - 0:15:29

The Connecting Point - 1:15:05


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May 4, 2018

In this special minisode, we kick-off Patrick's "Summer of Anime" movie challenge by confronting the late Isao Takahata's masterpiece, Grave of the Fireflies. But to lighten things up, we also have a short and entirely spoiler-free review of the first feature film from Studio Ponoc, Mary and the Witch's Flower. 

Mary and the Witch's Flower Spoiler-Free Review - 0:03:53

Grave of the Fireflies Review - 0:15:27


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Apr 29, 2018

For this departing month of April, we are pleased to present you a conversation about 1953’s Shane.  Newer or younger audiences may recognize this film as the allegorical pairing made in James Mangold’s Logan, but this classic western sits at #46 on the AFI Top 100 10th Anniversary list for good reason.

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Apr 29, 2018

After 10 years and 18 films, Marvel's ambitious, unique interconnected world of superhero films comes to this, a team-up movie the likes of which we have never seen before. Historic in its scope and in its box office success, Avengers: Infinity War is a special blockbuster and one that provides plenty to discuss. We've been chomping at the bit to talk about this one, its place in the MCU, and where Marvel goes from here.

Avengers: Infinity War Review - 0:02:33

The Connecting Point - 01:27:30


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Apr 25, 2018

Welcome to our April Donor Pick, Minisode 40, where we’ll be discussing Sam Mendes’ Road to Perdition, the film adaptation of the Max Allan Collins graphic novel. We were pleasantly surprised to be provided an opportunity to revisit this great Tom Hanks gangster flick and have a wonderful conversation about not only its themes but its stunning cinematography and score.

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Apr 23, 2018

Baseball season is back so we're celebrating the start of America's favorite pastime by discussing Moneyball with Chad Hopkins from The Cinescope Podcast. It's hard not to be romantic about baseball and we hope to capture that in this conversation about a wonderful film based on Michael Lewis' book of the same name.  

What We've Been Up To - 0:02:50

(Aaron - La La Land Film & Theology, The Cat Returns )
(Patrick - Teaching Podcasting to 6th Graders)
(Chad - Fan Expo Dallas )

Moneyball Review - 0:13:43

The Connecting Point - 1:07:29


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Apr 20, 2018

March was Women's History Month and to honor that we asked our Patrons to choose from a list of female-directed films for the Donor Pick Episode. Sofia Coppola’s incredible LOST IN TRANSLATION came out on top and we were happy to discuss a film that gives us plenty to feel. 

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Apr 16, 2018

We square off in the octagon (aka Google Hangout) this week to talk Gavin O'Connor's incredibly powerful fight film, Warrior. Its story of brothers chasing the same goal for very different reasons is told with an emotional depth that makes it stand out among similar films and evokes a powerful response from us both. 

What We've Been Up To - 0:01:29

(Aaron - Michael Mann and anime fever)
(Patrick - Jiro Dreams of Sushi)

Warrior Review - 0:20:22

The Connecting Point - 1:09:30


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Apr 13, 2018

In February we tasked our Patrons with choosing a romantic comedy for us to talk about in honor of Valentine’s Day and by a runaway vote, Crazy, Stupid, Love came out on top. We weren't surprised, but we are thrilled because this resulted in one of our best conversations yet. We hope you enjoy this conversation!

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Apr 12, 2018

On this episode of FF+, Patrick and friend of the show Francisco Ruiz take a crack at walking through one of Patrick’s favorite types of storytelling: documentaries. Here they explore what makes a documentary entertaining, how real people can turn into heroes and villains, and why 80’s video games are the best ever. Hope you enjoy!

(This episode was originally released on June 8, 2017 as part of a sister project called Feelin' Film Plus. It is being re-uploaded to our main feed so that it is available again.)

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Apr 9, 2018

This week we're discussing the new horror thriller A Quiet Place a couple of weeks sooner than we planned after a surprise opening weekend in which it hauled in over $50 million. John Krasinski's film is an intelligent, family-centered, emotionally-driven creature feature that is as great as it is unique. Joining us for this conversation is special first-time guest Patrick Willems, YouTube Video Creator and host of the We Heart Hartnett Podcast. 

What We've Been Up To - 00:01:17

(Aaron - Sleeping Beauty)
(Patch - A Kim Jong Il Production by Paul Fischer)
(Patrick - Unsane)

A Quiet Place Review - 0:20:57

The Connecting Point - 1:34:18


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