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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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Mar 26, 2018

For the second week in a row, we tackle a new blockbuster action film, this one featuring heavy CGI work. We both love Guillermo Del Toro's Pacific Rim, and a sequel with more giant robots punching giant monsters can't possibly be messed up, right? We discuss our reactions to and (lack of) feelings for the fun but forgettable Pacific Rim Uprising. Also included are reviews of Wes Anderson's new stop motion film, Isle of Dogs, and the 1971 Steven Spielberg thriller, Duel.

What We've Been Up To - 0:01:10

(Aaron - Isle of Dogs, The Films of Wes Anderson)
(Patrick - Duel)

Pacific Rim Uprising Review - 0:15:59

The Connecting Point - 0:53:43


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Mar 22, 2018

March is Women’s History Month, so for Episode 3 we did researched some of the best female performances of all-time and found the perfect film to discuss on AFI’s Top 100 10th Anniversary list.  We didn’t have to go far because slotted at #16 on their original list and #28 on their anniversary the list is Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s All About Eve.  Before this podcast, this was a “blind spot” for both of us.  That’s the beauty of this "Connecting With Classics" series. We all can find new greats to enjoy, even the hosts.

One of the goals for "Connecting With Classics" is listener participation. We will be hosting prize drawings for 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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Mar 18, 2018

This week we are joined by returning guest Andrew Dyce of Screenrant.com to discuss the latest video game adaptation - TOMB RAIDER. We have a great conversation about the genre's previous failures and what this movie does to set itself apart. 

What We've Been Up To - 0:01:14

(Aaron - Hans Zimmer: Live in Prague)
(Patrick - The Brainwashing of my Dad)
(Andrew - Star Wars Rebels, Bob's Burgers)

Tomb Raider Review - 0:19:15

The Connecting Point - 1:24:23


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Mar 12, 2018

We conclude our 100th episode celebration of TOY STORY with the final (for now) film. Once again, we are moved by many of the deeper themes that Pixar so brilliantly weaves into this tale, and we consider whether there has been a better animated villain than Lots-O' Huggin' Bear. We also give recall two last memorable episodes and discuss both this series' place in history and whether or not we want TOY STORY 4.

Toy Story 3 Review - 0:11:04

The Connecting Point - 0:57:33


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Mar 9, 2018

Part two of our TOY STORY Trilogy conversation was the most surprising, as we were reminded of the deep themes at work in this film. Our discussion centers around two big ideas: mortality and community. We also remember more of our favorite past episodes.

Toy Story 2 Review - 0:08:18

The Connecting Point - 0:47:50


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Mar 7, 2018

Episode 100! Woooooooohoooooo! We had a bit of a hard time deciding what single movie would be memorable enough to cover on such a special episode, and so we’re cheating. Instead of one, we’re doing three, our first ever coverage of a trilogy in fact. In part one we reminisce about the two years of Feelin' Film, talk about some of our favorite episodes, and (of course) discuss TOY STORY in depth. To Infinity and Beyond.

Toy Story Review - 0:18:38

The Connecting Point - 1:10:02


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Mar 5, 2018

Patch and Aaron hop on the mic directly after the Oscars for a conversation about the show and all its winners. They also announce the 2018 Feeler's Choice Award winners. Don't miss this fun conversation.


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Mar 2, 2018

In this week's episode we are talking about what could be the most divisive film of 2018, although it’s still early in the year. Alex Garland’s latest film Annihilation, based on the novel of the same name by Jeff Vandermer, brings with it a lot of questions, both from the story, and the audience. We wrestle with a bit of both in our discussion and give our reactions to the incredible creation that is The Shimmer. We also offer some quick thoughts on Duncan Jones' new film Mute and the incredible documentary Five Came Back.

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

(Aaron - Mute, Five Came Back)

Annihilation Review - 0:09:23

The Connecting Point - 0:55:19


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Feb 23, 2018

After recording Episode 95: Full Metal Jacket, we found ourselves eagerly seeking out even more information about the film. This led to the discovery of Full Metal Jacket Diary, a collection of star Matthew Modine's journal entries and pictures that had been not only printed in book form and recorded as an audiobook, but developed into a one-of-a-kind immersive iPad app experience. We found Modine's stories of his time on the set and insight into the mind of Stanley Kubrick to be fascinating. 

In this episode, we sit down with both Matthew Modine and short film producer/iPad app developer Adam Rackoff for conversations about the book, the app, and Matthew's experiences filming Full Metal Jacket. 

 

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Feb 20, 2018

Black Panther has arrived and Marvel's latest film is shattering box office records and receiving plenty of praise in its first weekend. We're joined by Emmanuel Noisette of Eman's Movie Reviews to discuss the cultural importance and quality of entertainment that Ryan Coogler's film brings. 

What We've Been Up To - 0:02:12

(Aaron - Hamilton: An American Musical)

Black Panther Review - 0:09:21

The Connecting Point - 1:30:15


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Feb 16, 2018

Here in Episode 2 of "Connecting With Classics", Aaron, Don, and guest host Josh from LSG Media's Science Fiction Film Podcast celebrate Valentine’s Day by discussing a film that is considered one of the greatest love stories ever told. Casablanca checks in at #3, NUMBER THREE!, on the AFI Top 100 10th Anniversary list. This is definitely a beloved classic we have a great conversation about its quality as a film and all of the ways it has resonated with us emotionally.

One of the goals for "Connecting With Classics" is listener participation. We will be hosting prize drawings for 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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Feb 12, 2018

The 2018 Winter Olympics are in full swing as we get together to discuss a film about one of the greatest upsets in sports history, the United States victory over Russia in the 1980 Winter Olympics - the "Miracle on Ice." MIRACLE is one of the most accurate biopics ever made and a highly rousing, emotional true story that inspires. We were filled with emotion during this depiction of the dream run by the USA Hockey team, and we hope you enjoy our conversation.

What We've Been Up To - 0:01:21

(Aaron - Fifty Shades Freed)
(Patrick - Bernie)

Miracle Review - 0:14:56

The Connecting Point - 1:13:39


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Feb 5, 2018

This week we start our two-week long celebration of the Winter Olympics by chatting about I, Tonya, the new mockumentary style film from director Craig Gillespie. The film seeks to evoke a sense of empathy for Tonya Harding (we think) and establish some background about her upbringing and life both before and after the memorable attack on fellow skater Nancy Kerrigan that she is forever tied to. We talk through our feelings about the film's tone and whether or not its constant depiction of abuse was effective or just exploitative, as well as much more. 


What We've Been Up To - 0:01:11

(Both - Favorite Winter Olympic Sports)
(Aaron - Peter Rabbit)
(Patrick - Under the Sun)
(Both - Super Bowl LII Movie Trailers)

I, Tonya Review - 0:37:56

The Connecting Point - 1:27:04


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Jan 29, 2018

Our final week of Kubrick Month has arrived and we wrap things up by having a conversation about the movie that gave us the great director's take on the Vietnam War. Full Metal Jacket is extremely tense, often funny, and incredibly shot, but it is more than just a war movie. It's also a commentary about humanity and with that provides us plenty to talk through. It's been an awesome month of celebrating Stanley Kubrick and we're glad to go out with a bang. 


What We've Been Up To - 0:01:26

(Aaron - Maze Runner: The Death Cure)
(Patrick - Electric Dreams)

Full Metal Jacket Review - 0:12:53

The Connecting Point - 2:00:37

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Jan 26, 2018

Every once in a great while a film comes along with science fiction ideas that are fresh and reinvigorating to the genre. Director Neill Blomkamp's feature film, District 9, is just that, blending science fiction, satire, and social commentary with incredible visuals and technology to give us something wholly original. Join us for this discussion of the January Donor Pick episode, and one of our favorite sci-fi films of all-time. And remember #PrawnLivesMatter.


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Jan 21, 2018

It's Week 3 of Kubrick Month and we turn our attention to the director's version of comedy. Dark, satirical comedy as it may be. Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb isn't just a movie with one of the longest titles in cinema history, but is a masterful look at how nuclear weapons have shaped the world, and the potential dangers that come with them. For the first time this month we aren't left scratching our heads and trying to figure out what the film means. Enjoy this conversation about another classic from Stanley Kubrick.


What We've Been Up To -0:01:19 

(Aaron - 12 Strong)
(Patrick - The Prince of Egypt, Secret Hitler)

Dr. Strangelove Review - 0:17:49

The Connecting Point - 1:04:09

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Jan 17, 2018

Welcome, listeners new and old, to the first episode of our new series "Connecting With Classics." In this initial episode, Aaron & Don discuss the #77 film on AFI's Top 100 10th Anniversary list, and one which is closely connected to current new release The Post. If All the President's Men isn't the best journalism film ever made, it's certainly in the conversation. Join the guys for some history, some lessons, and as always some emotional connection.

One of the goals for "Connecting With Classics" is listener participation. We will be hosting prize drawings for 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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Jan 16, 2018

This week we continue Kubrick Month by looking at the director's science fiction masterpiece. Is 2001: A Space Odyssey just an artistic marvel or is it also a genuinely entertaining story? We discuss the possibilities while talking plenty about HAL-9000 and Kubrick's deliberately ambiguous ending. Join us for this conversation and let us know what you think about the film, theories and all.

What We've Been Up To - 0:01:16

(Aaron - Warrior, Phantom Thread)
(Patrick - 24-Hour Comic)

2001: A Space Odyssey Review - 0:14:28

The Connecting Point - 0:59:42


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Jan 12, 2018

We’ve gotten together to talk about Steven Spielberg’s newest film, The Post, a dramatization of the Washington Post's publication of the Pentagon Papers in 1971, which exposed government secrets and lies about the Vietnam War. With a cast led by superstars Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, this story of unbiased journalism is extremely relevant and sure to land numerous Oscar nominations.


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Jan 8, 2018

Happy kick-off to Kubrick Month, listeners. In this first episode of 2018 we begin our celebration of the director by discussing his masterful horror film, The Shining. Also on this episode are reviews of Insidious: The Last KeyPaddington 2, and The Wolf Children.

What We've Been Up To - 0:04:53

(Aaron - Insidious: The Last Key & Paddington 2)
(Patrick - The Wolf Children)

The Shining Review - 0:29:51

The Connecting Point - 1:30:15


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Dec 29, 2017

We wanted to open up 2018 with a bang, so we called in That Guy Named John from the About to Review podcast to have a lively discussion with us about Hugh Jackman's new circus musical. We all three enjoyed this show very much, but we do spend some time discussing criticism revolving around the real-life P.T. Barnum versus his portrayal in the film. The Greatest Showman is a film that brought us lots of smiles and joy, and we hope that listening to this conversation will do the same for you.

The Greatest Showman Review - 0:01:49

The Connecting Point - 1:06:54


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Dec 29, 2017

In this special SPOILER FREE "minisode," we wrap up the year by discussing some of our favorite things about 2017. Instead of just a top ten list of favorite films, we talk about the moments and performances that really resonated with us personally. This is a super-sized bonus episode with a ton of content and we really hope you enjoy.

Favorite First-Time Viewings (non-2017) - 0:01:10

Favorite Performances - 0:27:36

Films that Most Exceeded Expectations - 0:52:19

Films that Were Biggest Disappointments - 0:57:56 

Favorite Episodes of the Year - 1:04:31

Our Feelin' Five Films - 1:15:03

Most Anticipated Films of 2018 - 1:48:13

 

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Intro/Outro Music - "Air Hockey Saloon" by Chris Zabriskie 

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Dec 24, 2017

It's all about Santa's extended family and a modern Christmas for our holiday episode this year and we hope this episode finds you smiling as much as we did during the 2011 British adventure comedy, ARTHUR CHRISTMAS. 

Arthur Christmas Review - 0:00:50

The Connecting Point - 0:40:48


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Dec 22, 2017

This month’s donor pick choice was kind of a surprise to both of us, but our listeners spoke and we listened, so here we are, ready to talk Joe Dante’s 1984 sci-fi/horror/comedy/camp film... GREMLINS.

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Dec 19, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi has arrived, and it is proving to be extremely divisive, as critics laud Rian Johnson's film despite many fans coming away disappointed. We enjoy this opportunity to talk about trilogy world-building and whether we like the directions Star Wars is heading. We also discuss the recently announced 2017 Seattle Film Critics Society Awards, of which Aaron is a voting member.

What We've Been Up To - 0:01:05

(2017 Seattle Film Critics Society Awards)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review - 0:39:29

The Connecting Point - 1:46:30


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