On this episode of the podcast, editors John Gilpatrick and Aaron Pinkston are joined by Patrick Brown to discuss Warren Beatty's Reds. Topics include: how the film's politics are still relevant today, the romantic love triangle, the use of real-life interview subjects, Mr. Feeny, and more!
The regular crew of John Gilpatrick, Sarah Gorr, and Aaron Pinkston journey through Werner Herzog's epic Fitzcarraldo. Topics include: Sarah's experience in Iquitos, Herzog's strange career, Klaus Kinski's insanity, and more!
Cinessential Editors John Gilpatrick, Sarah Gorr, and Aaron Pinkston celebrate the 50th anniversary of the New Hollywood kickstarter Bonnie and Clyde. Topics include: the film's lasting legacy, whether Bonnie and Clyde are likable, their favorite scenes, and more!
John Gilpatrick, Aaron Pinkston, and Alex Moore discuss Kathryn Bigelow's 2008 Iraq thriller The Hurt Locker. Topics include: their favorite scenes, the 2010 Oscars, The Hurt Locker's legacy, Jeremy Renner's career, and more!
The Cinessential Editors Sarah Gorr and Aaron Pinkston hash out their complicated feelings of Gone with the Wind. Topics include: the film's overt racism, Rhett & Scarlett, Hattie McDaniel's Oscar win, whether the film should still be considered a part of the canon, and more!
The usual crew of John, Sarah, and Aaron are joined by Alex Moore to chat about Peter Weir's mysterious Picnic at Hanging Rock. Topics include: how the ethereal tone makes the film difficult to talk about, the difference between 'mystery' and 'mysterious,' the many films and film artists who were inspired by the film, and more!
The Cinessential editors John Gilpatrick and Aaron Pinkston talk about feminist masterpiece Jean Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels. Topics include: the film's unique pace and aesthetic, how the film's reputation met their expectations, and their interpretations of the ending.
This week on the podcast, John and Sarah welcome former guest Alex Moore to talk about our film-of-the-week, Alfonso Cuarón's Children of Men. Topics include: the real world parallels, long take magic, and clever costuming. Also, the crew wonders what ever happened to Clive Owen.
The Cinessential Podcast is back with John, Aaron, and Maddie discussing Danny Boyle's 90s-era slackerpiece Trainspotting. Topics include: the crew's favorite scenes, the indie film landscape then-and-now, and anticipation for the sequel.
The Cinessential Podcast is back to chat about Jean Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast. Topics include: how the practical effects help build its magic, Cocteau's production diary, and the 2017 remake. The crew also scolds John for not watching the film.
This week, the Cinessential crew chats about Fritz Lang's early sound masterpiece M. Topics include: the film's use of sound, Peter Lorre, the incredible final setpiece, and the Vampire of Dusseldorf.
The Cinessential editors John Gilpatrick, Sarah Gorr, and Aaron Pinkston dive into their thoughts and predictions on the major categories of the 2017 Academy Awards. Will La La Land clean up? In what categories does Moonlight have a chance? What is the biggest supporting acting fraud this year? How many of the docs and animated films has anyone seen? All this and more in this special bonus episode!
This week, Sarah, Aaron, and guest Alex Moore chat about Wong Kar-wai's gorgeous In the Mood for Love. Topics include: the brilliant filmmaking, music, the strange ending, and whether this is the 21st Century's best film.
On this episode of The Cinessential Podcast, John, Aaron and guest host Alex Moore bust out their top hats and gather their sharp weaponry to discuss Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York. Topics include: Daniel Day-Lewis, Scorsese's work with Leonardo DiCaprio, the 2003 Oscars, Silence, and more!
The Cinessential staff wraps up 2016 with their discussion of La La Land. Topics include: the casting, the music, the ending, and the nature nostalgia. The group then talks about their favorite films of the year, including Moonlight and The Witch.
Just in time for Christmas, Cinessential editors Aaron Pinkston, Sarah Gorr, and special guest Felicia Elliott talk Home Alone. Topics include: the debate if Home Alone is a Christmas film, our favorite booby traps, John Hughes and Chris Columbus, and the unfortunate sequel. Subscribe on iTunes!
In this episode of The Cinessential Podcast, John, Sarah, and Aaron chat about No Country for Old Men's lasting impact, incredible villain, our favorite minor performances, and (of course) the ending. Subscribe on iTunes!
In our fourth episode, The Cinessential editors John Gilpatrick, Sarah Gorr, and Aaron Pinkston board the Poseidon. Will John's nostalgic for the disaster film win over his co-hosts? Topics include: Gene Hackman's shouting, Shelley Winters' swimming, terrible remakes, even worse fashion, and the Nixonian politics of disaster movies.
In our third episode, John Gilpatrick, Sarah Gorr, and Aaron Pinkston dive deep into Alexander Payne's Election. Topics include: Hillary Clinton / Tracy Flick comparisons, the film's complicated stance on feminism, Alexander Payne's filmography, and more! Recorded before the IRL election results, you can hear the cautious hopefulness in our voices.
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On this episode of The Cinessential Podcast, editor John Gilpatrick is joined by Sarah Gorr and Aaron Pinkston to discuss the film of the week, John Carpenter's Halloween. Topics discussed include: the Chicago suburbs, the prose of Dr. Loomis, the Saw franchise, and whether Halloween is still scary. Subscribe on iTunes for upcoming episodes!