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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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Now displaying: June, 2018
Jun 26, 2018

Indie Directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead are making a name for themselves with smart, strange, sci-fi, horror films that explore big ideas grounded in emotionally layered characters. Their latest film, The Endless, is available now on Blu-Ray and VOD after a brief theatrical run and is one of the best films of 2018 most have not seen yet. In this interview we talk with Benson and Moorhead about working as a director duo, the challenges and benefits of indie filmmaking, the universe their three films exist in, and we also hear what stories have emotionally impacted them.

Most of this interview can be listened to without seeing the films, but we encourage you to seek out their fantastic filmography to get the most out of this discussion.  

Spoiler Section (not major, but light) - 0:29:49

Guests Pick an Emotionally Impactful Film 0:43:57


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Jun 25, 2018

Episode 115 may prove to be the least positive in our show's history, but that doesn't mean we aren't feeling this film. We try and go beyond what doesn't work by having a discussion about why this kind of storytelling is still financially successful. We also chat about the series as a whole and compare this newest entry to its predecessors. Joining us for this episode is first-time guest and contributor, the author of our weekly #YouShouldBeWatching article, Jacob Neff.

What We've Been Up To - 0:01:08

(Aaron - Making Fun: The Story of Funko)
(Patrick - Hearts Beat Loud)
(Jacob - Jurassic Park series & J.A. Bayona filmography)

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Review - 0:18:45

The Connecting Point - 1:07:08


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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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