Rodricks, Reed and DeLibero on the 70th Anniversary of “The Best Years of Our Lives”

Best Years of Our Lives

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 lovely and groundbreaking cinematic masterpiece The Best Years of Our Lives, released in 1946 to wide critical and box-office success, eventually winning 7 Academy Awards (plus one special Honorary Award), including Best Picture. Here is the link to the show. Enjoy!

“Roughly Speaking” on “Certain Women,” “Moonlight” and Political Films from the Cinema Canon

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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 two new releases – Certain Women and Moonlight – as well as politically themed films from the cinema canon (you know, because of this impending election of ours), including, but not limited to, the following: Mr. Smith Goes to WashingtonA Face in the CrowdThe Candidate and BulworthHere is the link to the show. Enjoy!

“Roughly Speaking” Podcast on Fall 2016 Coming Attractions

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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 some of this fall season’s coming attractions, including, but not limited to: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,  JackieMoonlight and Tower. This portion of the show was recorded a few weeks ago, before I had seen The Accountant, which is why I mention the film as though I have not yet seen it. Here is the link to the show. Enjoy!

“Roughly Speaking” Podcast on “Birth of a Nation” and “The Girl on the Train”

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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 both The Birth of a Nation and The Girl on the Train, both in wide release today. Here is the link to the show. Enjoy!

“Roughly Speaking” Podcast on Hollywood Epics, “Ben-Hur,” “Hell or High Water” and “War Dogs”

Rodricks August 19 2016

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 – join Dan Rodricks on his Baltimore Sun podcast, “Roughly Speaking,” where we discussed three films out in theaters this weekend – Hell or High Water, War Dogs and a new version of Ben-Hur – using the release of the latter as a springboard for a larger conversation about the history of Hollywood epics. Here is the link to the show. Enjoy!

Dan Rodricks’ Roughly Speaking on the Films of Summer 2016, So Far …

Rodricks July 22

On today’s edition of Dan Rodricks’ Roughly Speaking podcast for The Baltimore Sun, in addition to coverage of the Republican National Convention and book reviews from Paula Gallagher, we discuss the films of the summer, so far, including Finding DoryGhostbusters, The Infiltrator and Star Trek Beyond, as well as upcoming films like Café Society and Don’t Think Twice.

Here is the link. I come on at the 59-minute mark.

Enjoy!

Dan Rodricks’ Roughly Speaking Podcast on the Films of Spring and Summer 2016

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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 films out in theaters in May and June of this year, with clips from the following six movies:

Here is the link to the show.

Enjoy!

Also, I never did do a blog post for our May 6 show, on which we celebrated George Clooney’s birthday. Here is that link.

“Roughly Speaking” on “Green Room,” “Keanu” and “The Jungle Book”

Rodricks April 29

On yesterday’s edition of Dan Rodricks’ Roughly Speaking podcast for The Baltimore Sun, we discussed three films currently out in cinemas: Green RoomThe Jungle Book and Keanu.

Here is the link. I come on at around 40 minutes.

There’s other good stuff on there, too, including an interview with Jed Dietz, Director of the Maryland Film Festival, which starts next week, and a new book review by Paula Gallagher of the Baltimore Public Library.

Enjoy!

SXSW2016, Part 7: The Final Post (Last Few “Hammer to Nail” Reviews and Interviews, plus “Roughly Speaking”)

Final SXSW Post Collage

Here are my final reviews and interviews from the 2016 SXSW Festival, published on Hammer to Nail:

Be sure to read my firstsecondthirdfourthfifth and sixth posts on SXSW2016, as well!

I also did a general festival wrap-up on Dan Rodricks’ Roughly Speaking podcast for The Baltimore Sun, where we played clips from my interviews with Burt Reynolds (about the documentary The Bandit), Andre Royo (about the narrative feature Hunter Gatherer) and Paul Reubens (about the latest Pee-wee Herman adventure). Here is that link. Enjoy!