@fogoftruth Bonus Episode: FIELD OF VISION Shorts

In what is now a tradition for bonus episodes, we look at an online collective of short documentaries, this time with Field of Vision. Founded by Laura Poitras, AJ Schnak and Charlotte Cook, the site showcases insightful films from insider perspectives on various areas of the world, with a focus on political and social inequalities.

Field of Vision Films Covered:

As always, you can find the audio of the episode on our “episodes” page, on iTunesSoundCloud and Stitcher, and anywhere podcasts are generally available. Enjoy!

SXSW2019 @hammertonail Coverage, Part 1 + Festival Overview at @filmfesttoday

Chris Reed and Rodney Evans of VISION PORTRAITS

My coverage of the 2019 SXSW Film Festival begins with 5 reviews and 1 interview at Hammer to Nail plus an overview piece at Film Festival Today:

“Reel Talk” – with Chris Reed and Mae Abdulbaki – on the 2019 Oscars, “The Wedding Guest” and “Captain Marvel”

Christopher Llewellyn Reed, “Reel Talk” host, w/ Mae Abdulbaki of movieswithmae.com

Welcome to the fourth episode of the 2018-2019 season of Dragon Digital Media‘s Reel Talk with Christopher Llewellyn Reed. My guest this time was Mae Abdulbaki, film critic at Movies with Mae, TV editor at The Young Folks, member of the Alliance of Women in Film Journalism, and, like me, a member of the Washington Area Film Critics Association (or WAFCA). We discussed the 2019 Oscars and also reviewed two new films, The Wedding Guest and Captain MarvelEnjoy! Be sure to check out our firstsecond and third episodes of the season, or even last year’s season (Episode 1Episode 2Episode 3Episode 4 and Episode 5). We’ll be back in May. Until then!

In Howard County, Maryland, you can watch the show on Channel 41 (if you’re a Verizon customer) or Channel 96 (if you’re a Comcast customer), and you can watch it online from anywhere. The fantastic Dragon Digital Media team did their usual superlative job putting this together, especially producer Karen Vadnais and director Danielle Maloney, as well as floor manager Anthony Hoos. Have fun this summer at the movies! Here’s hoping there are at least a few great films!

@fogoftruth Episode 506: SXSW 2019 Reviews/Interviews of/with PAHOKEE and RAISE HELL: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MOLLY IVINS

For SXSW we discuss two of the films playing this year, Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins and Pahokee, and Bart and Chris interview the filmmakers of each while in Austin, Texas. To see the videos that accompany our interviews, please go to our “video extras” page. As always, you can find the audio of the episode on our “episodes” page, on iTunesSoundCloud and Stitcher, and anywhere podcasts are generally available. Enjoy!

This concludes Season 5. Stay tuned for a few bonus episodes over the next two months, with Season 6 slated to begin in mid- to late May.

Coverage of 2019 Sundance Film Festival at @hammertonail, Part 3 + Review of UNITED SKATES

Emelie Mahdavian of MIDNIGHT TRAVELER with Chris Reed

My Hammer to Nail coverage of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival continues with four more reviews and one interview:

In addition, here is my review of United Skates!

Enjoy!

@fogoftruth Episode 504: THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING and GENERATION WEALTH

This week, the topic is audience fascination with films about the ultra-wealthy in a time of great economic disparity, as we discuss The Price of Everything and I (Chris Reed) interview Lauren Greenfield, the director of Generation Wealth.

As always, you can find the episode on our “episodes” page, on iTunesSoundCloud and Stitcher, and anywhere podcasts are generally available. Enjoy!

@fogoftruth Episode 503: 2019 Oscar-Nominated Documentaries and THE SILENCE OF OTHERS

This week we talk Oscars with a brief discussion of the documentary-feature nominees and a more intensive review of each nominated short, as well as kvetch generally about the complicated relationship between documentary films and Oscar, and also interview Robert Bahar, co-director of The Silence of Others.

Oscar Shorts Reviewed:

To see the video that accompanies our interview with Bing Liu – from the 2018 AFI DOCS festival – go to our “video extras” page. As always, you can find the audio of the episode on our “episodes” page, on iTunesSoundCloud and Stitcher, and anywhere podcasts are generally available. Enjoy!