Smug Film Podcast Episode #66 – Valentine’s Day Movies (2/8/16)

Episode 661:19:53 | View on iTunes | Download Mp3

On this episode, Cody Clarke, John D’Amico, and Jenna Ipcar give their picks of movies you should watch on Valentine’s Day!

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Smug Film Podcast Episode #65 – Adam Bowers / New Low / Paperback / Dolphin Tale (2/1/16)

Episode 651:06:33 | View on iTunes | Download Mp3

On this episode, Cody Clarke goes 1-on-1 with Adam Bowers, writer, director, and star of New Low and Paperback!

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Love ‘The Room’? Then ‘Room Full of Spoons’ is Required Viewing.

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Room Full of Spoons (2016)
Written & Directed by Rick Harper
114 min.

Spoiler-free.

There’s nothing more nerve-wracking when it comes to watching movies than sitting down to watch a movie made by a friend of yours. I don’t ever pray harder for a movie to be good than in that moment before it starts.

And there’s nothing more exciting than when a movie made by a friend of yours is great.

By that dramatic paragraph break, I guess you can tell that I enjoyed this film. And if you have any interest in The Room, you will too.

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On Premaking ‘Star Wars’: An Interview with John D’Amico

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Editor’s Note: If you’ve not yet seen John D’Amico’s Premake of Star Wars, do so now. One, because it’s phenomenal, and arguably the best Star Wars fan film ever, and two, because the following interview discusses it:

Brad Avery: So, you said on the Smug Film podcast that doing this took about three months of work. But in reality, this was the original idea behind Shot Context five years ago that you abandoned. You went on to run Shot Context for several years—what about the idea of drawing these connections between films spoke to you originally, and why did you decide now to revisit it?

I don’t know why I’m drawn to that because intellectually it seems pretty arbitrary, doesn’t it? Part of the reason Shot Context ended is there’s a limited amount of light you can throw by compare and contrast, and I felt like I was nearing the limit. But I’ve found that the whole exercise pays off in unexpected ways. It becomes a really good tool for contextualization (hence the name), and with Star Wars, the biggest challenge is a context one—we’re so numbed now to the movie as it actually is, this scrappy low-budget fantasy, and the idea of stripping it all to its ingredients is a pretty good shock to the system to see it that way again. I came out of the edit liking Star Wars more, both as a piece of crackling storytelling and as a piece of craftsmanship.

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Smug Film Podcast Episode #64 – Oscar Nominations (1/25/16)

Episode 641:08:29 | View on iTunes | Download Mp3

On this episode, Cody Clarke, John D’Amico, and Jenna Ipcar discuss their thoughts on the 2015 Oscar nominations! Plus, a voicemail from a fan named Dan!

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