@RoughlySpeaking on My Top 10 Films (or at Least 10 of My Favs)

Today, Dan Rodricks of The Baltimore Sun released an episode of his “Roughly Speaking” podcast in which I list, with great difficulty, 10 of my top films. I omitted foreign films (so we could have good English-language clips), pre-1940 films (or the list would go on and on), documentaries (ditto) and films only released within the last 10 years (too soon).  Here is the link to that episode. Enjoy!

My list:

  • The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
  • It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
  • Strangers on a Train (1951)
  • High Noon (1952)
  • Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
  • The Godfather (1972)
  • Back to the Future (1985)
  • Do the Right Thing (1989)
  • The Piano (1993)
  • Nine Lives (2005)

“Reel Talk” – with Chris Reed and Chris Kaltenbach – on “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” “Leave No Trace” and “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

Christopher Llewellyn Reed, “Reel Talk” host, w/ Chris Kaltenbach, of “The Baltimore Sun”

Welcome to the fifth and final episode of the 2017-2018 season of Dragon Digital Media‘s Reel Talk with Christopher Llewellyn Reed. My guest this time was Chris Kaltenbach, arts and entertainment reporter for The Baltimore Sun. We discussed three recent films: Jurassic World: Fallen KingdomLeave No Trace and Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (in that order). Like what you see? Be sure to check out the firstsecondthird and fourth episodes of this current season, as well. We’ll be back in September to kick off a new, full six-episode season. See you 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. 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. Have fun this summer at the movies! Here’s hoping there are at least a few great films!

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!

@BaltimoreSun’s @RoughlySpeaking Podcast on the 50th Anniversary of Notable Films of 1967

On Friday, August 4, 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 notable films of 1967, with special emphasis on 5 of them (all of which won some kind of Oscar): Bonnie and Clyde, Cool Hand LukeThe GraduateGuess Who’s Coming to Dinner and In the Heat of the Night, the last two featuring two of three major performances that year from Sidney Poitier (the third was in To Sir, with Love). Here is the link to the show. Enjoy!

“Roughly Speaking” from April 28, 2017: Rodricks, Reed, Frankel and DeLibero on “High Noon”

On Friday, April 28, 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,” along with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Frankel (author of The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend), to discuss both the 1952 classic Western movie High Noon and Frankel’s new book about its production, entitled High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic.

Here is the link to the show. Enjoy!

“Reel Talk” – with Chris Reed and Chris Kaltenbach – on “Finding Dory,” “The BFG” and “The Neon Demon”

Christopher Llewellyn Reed, “Reel Talk” host, w/ Chris Kaltenbach, Arts and Entertainment reporter for "The Baltimore Sun"

Christopher Llewellyn Reed, “Reel Talk” host, w/ Chris Kaltenbach, arts and entertainment reporter for “The Baltimore Sun”

Welcome to the sixth (and final) episode of the 2015-2016 season of Dragon Digital Media‘s Reel Talk with Christopher Llewellyn Reed . My guest this time was Chris Kaltenbach, arts and entertainment reporter for The Baltimore Sun. We reviewed three films: Finding Dory, The BFG and The Neon Demon. 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 the first episodesecond episodethird episodefourth episode and fifth episode of this season, as well.

Reel Talk Communicator Award

As always, the amazing Dragon Digital Media team did a fantastic job putting this together, especially producer Karen Vadnais and director Danielle Maloney, thanks to whom our show just received, yet again, another “Communicator Award of Distinction.” We’ll be back in September with a whole new season, so stay tuned. Until then, if you want to watch more of our work, you can check out last year’s episodes in full – Episode 1Episode 2Episode 3Episode 4Episode 5Episode 6 – or watch the various segments from each episode on our YouTube channel. Enjoy! And we’ll see you at the movies!

Rodricks’ “Roughly Speaking” on “Room,” “Our Brand Is Crisis,” “Rebel Without a Cause” and Sterling Hayden

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Yesterday, 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, former host of Midday on WYPR, on his new Baltimore Sun podcast, “Roughly Speaking,” where we discussed new films Room and Our Brand Is Crisis, as well as Rebel Without a Cause (which just celebrated the 60th anniversary of its release) and actor Sterling Hayden.

Here is the link.

Enjoy!

New “Baltimore Sun” Podcast with Dan Rodricks

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Dan Rodricks, former host of Midday on WYPR, has a new audio venture at The Baltimore Sun, where he has been a columnist since 1979. It’s a podcast called “Roughly Speaking,” and with a few new episodes a week, it promises to be a vibrant mix of current news and commentary. I was fortunate enough to be invited to join Dan for his second podcast, to review 4 films that had come out the weekend before: Bridge of SpiesCrimson PeakFreehold and Steve Jobs.

Here is a link to the podcast (to which you can subscribe through iTunes). Enjoy, and stay tuned for more!