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20Sep/170

Changing Reels Episode 27 – Whip It

In Bliss Cavendar’s small town, winning a beauty pageant is akin to being a star player on the football team.  Though her mother, a former beauty queen, longs for her to follow in her footsteps, Bliss finds her own path when she discovers her love for the sport of roller derby.  Assuming the name “Babe Ruthless” she soon makes waves on the circuit while dealing with the complexities that come with finding oneself.  This week lace up the skates and take a spin with Drew Barrymore’s 2009 film Whip It. We also discuss our short film picks: Hana Wuerker’s When Perri Met Aly and River Finlay’s Luchadora.

Show notes:

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27Jul/170

Changing Reels Episode 23 – The Visitor

The complexities of American life are on our minds today as we dive into the somber side of patriotism.  Exploring the post-9/11 world of Tom McCarthy’s wonderful film The Visitor, we discuss everything ranging from the immigrant experience to the possibility of finding love in the most unexpected places.  We also reflect on the Bush and Obama years, and America’s love of guns, when chatting about our short film selections this week: Charles Stone III’s 8 Years Later…Waaazzzuuppp and Nicolas Lévesque’s In Guns We Trust.

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If you like what you hear, or want to offer some constructive criticism, please take a moment to rate our show on iTunes!  If you have a comment on this episode, or want to suggest a film for us to discuss, feel free to contact us via twitter (@ChangingReelsAC), follow us on Facebook and reach out to us by email (Changing.Reels.AC@gmail.com).  You can also hear our show on SoundCloud or Stitcher!

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13Jul/170

Changing Reels Episode 22 – Step Up 3D and Take the Lead

Time to put on your best footwear as we hit the floor, and the streets, with a dance filled doubled feature. Skipping the short film segment this week, don’t worry it will return in our next episode, we dive into the worlds of Step Up 3D and Take the Lead. While both films did not receive love from the critics, their choreography and diverse casting connected with audiences. We explore the pros and cons of each film and discuss why critics should not be so quick to dismiss modern dance films.

Show notes:

If you like what you hear, or want to offer some constructive criticism, please take a moment to rate our show on iTunes!  If you have a comment on this episode, or want to suggest a film for us to discuss, feel free to contact us via twitter (@ChangingReelsAC), follow us on Facebook and reach out to us by email (Changing.Reels.AC@gmail.com).  You can also hear our show on SoundCloud or Stitcher!

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16Apr/170

Changing Reels Episode 16 – Memories of Murder

Two vastly different cops are tasked with trying to solve Korea’s first serial murder case ever in Bong Joon-ho’s 2003 film Memories of Murder.  A visually captivating crime drama that festers in one’s mind, the film’s blend of mystery and dark comedy will keep you on the edge of your seats.   In discussing the film, we touch themes including the deconstruction of law enforcing and media institutions, gender perceptions and why dropkicks are the new “hello.”  We also take a few minutes to highlight our short film selections:  Doyeon Noh’s Human Form and The Halsall Brothers’ If I Had a Heart.

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If you like what you hear, or want to offer some constructive criticism, please take a moment to rate our show on iTunes!  If you have a comment on this episode, or want to suggest a film for us to discuss, feel free to contact us via twitter (@ChangingReelsAC), follow us on Facebook and reach out to us by email (Changing.Reels.AC@gmail.com).  You can also hear our show on SoundCloud or Stitcher!

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15Apr/170

Changing Reels Episode 15 – Timecrimes

A man accidentally gets into a time machine and travels back in time….and that is the least of his problems.  In this episode, we discuss Nacho Vigalondo’s brilliantly constructed science fiction tale Timecrimes.  Part thriller and part dark comedy, Vigalondo ensures that no moment is wasted in this film. While other time travel tales get bogged down with explaining how the machine itself works, Timecrimes’ brisk pace and frequent twists ensure that audiences will be coming back multiple times.   We also take a few minutes to discuss our short film selections:  Joe Kramer’s Running the Gammatar and J. Searle Dowley’s Frankenstein.

Show Notes:

  • 6:22 – Running the Grammatar by Joe Kramer
  • 16:56 – Frankenstein by J. Searle Dowley
  • 25:12 – Timecrimes by Nacho Vigalondo

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