Just Out Today: “Fog of Truth” Episode 204, on “The Force” and “Do Not Resist”

We posted Episode 204 of The Fog of Truth (available on iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher) this morning. It features a review of The Force, from director Peter Nicks, and an interview with Craig Atkinson, director of Do Not Resist, as well as a great opening conversation about New York Times Op-Docs and a closing chatter that focuses, for a bit, on Errols Morris’ 6-part  Wormwood and the use of dramatic reenactments in documentaries.. Enjoy!

Another “Fog of Truth” Episode (#202), on “In Pursuit of Silence” and “An Inconvenient Sequel”

Episode 202 of The Fog of Truth (available on iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher) went live today. This latest features a discussion of Patrick Shen’s In Pursuit of Silence and an interview with filmmakers Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk about An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, as well as a robust discussion of environmental documentaries, in general. Enjoy!

“Reel Talk” – with Chris Reed and Roxana Hadadi – on the 2018 Academy Awards, “Annihilation” and “A Wrinkle in Time”

Christopher Llewellyn Reed, “Reel Talk” host, w/ Roxana Hadadi, of “Chesapeake Family” and “Pajiba”

Welcome to the third episode  of the 2017-2018 season of Dragon Digital Media‘s Reel Talk with Christopher Llewellyn Reed. My guest this time was Roxana Hadadi, film critic for Chesapeake Family and Pajiba. We discussed this year’s Academy Awards and reviewed two recents films: Annihilation and A Wrinkle in Time. Like what you see? Be sure to check out the first and second episodes of this current season, as well.

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. You can also still catch all six episodes from last year (firstsecondthirdfourthfifth and sixth), plus all six from the previous year (firstsecondthirdfourthfifth and sixth), as well as the six episodes from my first season with Reel Talk (Episode 1Episode 2Episode 3Episode 4Episode 5Episode 6). Enjoy!

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. We’ll be back at the start of March with another episode, so stay tuned. Until then, have fun at the movies!

Podcasts on #Oscars2018 (@RoughlySpeaking) and #SXSW2018 (@fogoftruth)

Yesterday, we posted another special bonus episode of my podcast on documentaries  – The Fog of Truth (available on iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher) – this past week, on the documentaries of the upcoming SXSW festival. Earlier in the week, on Monday, Linda DeLibero and I joined Dan Rodricks on his Baltimore Sun podcast, “Roughly Speaking,” to discuss the Academy Awards of the night before. Here is the link to that episode. Enjoy!

Another “Fog of Truth” Episode (#6), on “One of Us” and “Big Sonia”

We posted another episode (#6) of my podcast on documentaries  – The Fog of Truth (available on iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher) – today. This latest features a discussion of the Netflix documentary One of Usand an interview with co-director Leah Warshawski about her documentary Big Sonia, which tells the story of her Holocaust-surviving grandmother. Enjoy!

And in Podcast News … @roughlyspeaking on Oscar Noms and @fogoftruth on “Rat Film” and “The Blood Is at the Doorstep”

On Tuesday, January 23, 2018,  Linda DeLibero – Director, Film and Media Studies, Johns Hopkins University – and Christopher Llewellyn Reed (that’s me) – Chair and Professor, Department of Film & Moving Image, Stevenson University – joined Dan Rodricks on his Baltimore Sun podcast, “Roughly Speaking,” to discuss the  Oscar nominations announced earlier that day. Here is the link to the show. Enjoy!

Then, the next day, my podcast on documentaries  – The Fog of Truth – released its fourth episode (also available on iTunes and Stitcher). This latest was on Theo Anthony’s Rat Film and Erik Ljung’s The Blood Is at the Doorstep. Hope you enjoy this one, as well!

“Reel Talk” – with Chris Reed and Leslie Combemale – on “The Post,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and the Best Films of 2017

Christopher Llewellyn Reed, “Reel Talk” host, w/ Leslie Combemale, of cinemasiren.com

Welcome to the second episode of the 2017-2018 season of Dragon Digital Media‘s Reel Talk with Christopher Llewellyn Reed. My guest this time was Leslie Combemale, film critic at Cinema Siren. We reviewed two recent films – The Post and Star Wars: The Last Jedi – and compared our respective 2017 “best of” lists (here’s mine). If you want to watch the first episode of the season, from November (we skipped September this year), it is very much still available for viewing.

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. You can also still catch all six episodes from last year (firstsecondthirdfourthfifth and sixth), plus all six from the previous year (firstsecondthirdfourthfifth and sixth), as well as the six episodes from my first season with Reel Talk (Episode 1Episode 2Episode 3Episode 4Episode 5Episode 6). Enjoy!

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. We’ll be back at the start of March with another episode, so stay tuned. Until then, have fun at the movies!

@BaltimoreSun’s @RoughlySpeaking Podcast on Sexual Harassment in Hollywood (and Beyond), Oscar Buzz, Current Films, Claude Rains and Ennio Morricone

On Friday, December 8, 2017,  Linda DeLibero – Director, Film and Media Studies, Johns Hopkins University – and Christopher Llewellyn Reed (that’s me) – Chair and Professor, Department of Film & Moving Image, Stevenson University – joined Dan Rodricks on his Baltimore Sun podcast, “Roughly Speaking,” to discuss the following topics: the ongoing revelations of sexual predation and harassment in both Hollywood and the political realm; what’s currently getting Oscar buzz; what is currently out in cinemas that we recommend (including Coco, The Disaster Artist, Lady Bird and the upcoming The Shape of Water); and  highlights from the careers of actor Claude Rains (1889-1976) and film composer Ennio Morricone (1928 – ), both of whose birthdays are on November 10, when we originally planned to celebrate them (a podcast we had to cancel for various reasons). Here is the link to the show. Enjoy!

4 Reviews + 1 Podcast: “Bending the Arc” & “Human Flow” @hammertonail + “The Foreigner” & “Marshall” @filmfesttoday + “Blade Runner” & “Blade Runner 2049” @roughlyspeaking

Since my last omnibus post, I have written, or participated in, the following movie reviews: at Hammer to Nail, reviews of Bending the Arc and Human Flow; at Film Festival Today, reviews of The Foreigner and Marshall; and on The Baltimore Sun‘s “Roughly Speaking” podcast – with Dan Rodricks and Linda DeLibero – an episode on the original 1982 Blade Runner and its just-released sequel, Blade Runner 2049. Here are links to all 5 pieces:

Enjoy!