@fogoftruth Bonus Episode: Our Respective Top 10 Documentaries of 2018

Happy Holidays! It’s that time of year where everyone loves to assemble top-ten lists of all sorts. In this bonus episode, we each discuss our top ten documentaries of this year and the general trends we are seeing in 2018 doc films. Please note that ANY documentary that we profiled on our podcast is worth watching, even if it didn’t make the Top 10! As always, you can find the episode on our “episodes” page, on iTunesSoundCloud and Stitcher, and anywhere podcasts are generally available. Enjoy!

Our next bonus episode will air sometime in January, with reviews of films playing at the 2019 Sundance and Slamdance film festivals. A few weeks after that, we will launch our fifth season, with interviews conducted in Park City, UT, at those two film festivals, featuring the directors whose films we will have reviewed in the January bonus episode. Stay tuned!

Here are our lists:

Bart’s Top 10 List (in alphabetical order):

Chris’ Top 10 List (in alphabetical order):

Summre’s Top 10 List (in alphabetical order):

“Reel Talk” – with Chris Reed and Denise Kitashima Dutton – on “Halloween” (and Other Horror), “Boy Erased” and “They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead”

Christopher Llewellyn Reed, “Reel Talk” host, w/ Denise Kitashima Dutton, of “Atomic Fan Girl”

Welcome to the second episode of the 2018-2019 season of Dragon Digital Media‘s Reel Talk with Christopher Llewellyn Reed. My guest this time was the Atomic Fan Girl herself, Denise Kitashima Dutton, returning to the show once more. We discussed Halloween (and a little bit of Suspiria), as well as Denise’s other favorite recent horror films (and how the genre is not really my thing), plus Boy Erased and They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead, the new Netflix documentary about Orson Welles’ last film. Enjoy? Be sure to check out our first episode of the season, or even last year’s season (Episode 1Episode 2Episode 3Episode 4 and Episode 5). We’ll be back in January. 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!

“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 favorite 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!