“Reel Talk” – with Chris Reed and Jeffrey Lyles – on Our Favs of Summer 2018, “The Happytime Murders” and “Bel Canto”

Christopher Llewellyn Reed, “Reel Talk” host, w/ Jeffrey Lyles, of “Lyles Movie Files”

Welcome to the first episode of the 2018-2019 season of Dragon Digital Media‘s Reel Talk with Christopher Llewellyn Reed. My guest this time was Jeffrey Lyles, of Lyles Movie Files. We discussed our favorites films of the 2018 summer season and reviewed two recent releases: The Happytime Murders and Bel Canto (in that order). Like what you see? Be sure to check out last year’s season (Episode 1Episode 2Episode 3Episode 4 and Episode 5). We’ll be back in November; 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. 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!

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!

Another “Fog of Truth” Episode (#5), on “Long Strange Trip” and “Dare to Be Different”

We posted another episode (#5) of my podcast on documentaries  – The Fog of Truth (available on iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher) – today. This latest features a discussion of the six-part Grateful Dead documentary series Long Strange Stripand an interview with director Ellen Goldfarb about her documentary Dare to Be Different, which tells the story of WLIR, an influential radio station on Long Island. Enjoy!

“Reel Talk” – with Chris Reed and Marie Westhaver – on “GreenRoom,” “Keanu” and “Captain America: Civil War”

Christopher Llewellyn Reed, “Reel Talk” host, w/Marie Westhaver, Howard Community College’s Director of Film, Humanities & Interdisciplinary Arts

Christopher Llewellyn Reed, “Reel Talk” host, w/ Marie Westhaver, HCC’s Director of Film, Humanities & Interdisciplinary Arts

Welcome to the fifth episode of the 2015-2016 season of Dragon Digital Media‘s Reel Talk with Christopher Llewellyn Reed . My guest this time was Marie Westhaver, Howard Community College’s Director of Film, Humanities & Interdisciplinary Arts. We reviewed three films: Green RoomKeanu and Captain America: Civil War. 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 episode and fourth episode of this season, as well.

As always, the amazing Dragon Digital Media team did a fantastic job putting this together, especially producer Karen Vadnais and director Danielle Maloney. Our last episode of the season will premiere in July, when we’ll have more of the summer films to discuss. 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!

“Roughly Speaking” on the 2016 Oscar Nominations

Rodricks Oscar Noms

Today, 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,” where we discussed the just-announced 2016 Oscar nominations, giving our opinion on what we agreed with and what we didn’t (here are my own lists of the best films, the best acting, and the best artistic and technical work of 2015). We also talked about the fact that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has, once again, mostly ignored people of color in its choices.

Here is the link to the show.

Enjoy!

“Reel Talk” – with Chris Reed and Ann Hornaday – on “Anomalisa,” “The Hateful Eight,” “The Revenant” and the Best Films of 2015

Christopher Llewellyn Reed, “Reel Talk” host, w/ Ann Hornaday, "Washington Post" Film Critic

Christopher Llewellyn Reed, “Reel Talk” host, w/ Ann Hornaday, “Washington Post” Film Critic

Welcome to the third episode of the 2015-2016 season of Dragon Digital Media‘s Reel Talk with Christopher Llewellyn Reed . My guest this time was Ann Hornaday, film critic for The Washington Post. We reviewed three films, as usual – AnomalisaThe Hateful Eight and The Revenant – and added an additional segment where we discussed the best films of 2015 (or, at the very least, our personal favorites – here’s my list, and here’s Ann’s). 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 episode and second episode of this season, as well.

As always, the amazing Dragon Digital Media team did a fantastic job putting this together, especially producer Karen Vadnais and director Danielle Maloney. Our next episode will premiere in March of this year, just after the Oscars (and we’ll include a segment on the awards, don’t you worry). 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!

“Roughly Speaking” Podcast with Rodricks: Reviews of “The Peanuts Movie” and “Spectre”

Peanuts Spectre Collage

This morning, 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 – reviewed Spectre and The Peanuts Movie for Dan Rodricks’ Baltimore Sun podcast, “Roughly Speaking.”

Here is the link. We come on at 57:53. You can also subscribe to receive these podcasts automatically (instructions at the bottom of the link’s page).

Enjoy!