OFCC Podcast: Episode 9 – WONDER WOMAN, MUMMY, IT COMES AT NIGHT, & More (PODCAST)

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Episode 9: Wonderful Woman, Mummy Revival, and Night Masterpiece

For this edition of The OFCC Podcast, available on iTunes, a roundtable of critics from the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle discuss the latest in movies for early June 2017.

You can also stream Episode 9 by clicking here.

On this episode, the roundtable includes:

NEW RELEASES
Wonder Woman (starting at 1:04)
The Mummy (2017) (at 13:10)
It Comes At Night (at 22:55)
Baywatch (at 26:47)
War Machine (at 52:53)
My Cousin Rachel (at 1:02:20)

Click here to subscribe through iTunes, and look for the June 9, 2017 episode.

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OFCC Podcast: Episode 8 – PIRATES 5, GUARDIANS 2, ALIEN: COVENANT, & More (PODCAST)

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Episode 8: Pirates, Guardians, and Aliens – oh my!

For this edition of The OFCC Podcast, available on iTunes, a roundtable of critics from the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle discuss the latest in movies for May 2017.

You can also stream Episode 8 by clicking here.

On this episode, the roundtable includes:

NEW RELEASES
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (starting at 1:14)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (at 13:08)
Alien: Covenant (at 25:34)
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (at 40:50)
Snatched (at 50:19)
– The Lovers (at 53:37).

Click here to subscribe through iTunes, and look for the May 25, 2017 episode.

OFCC Podcast: Episode 7 – COLOSSAL, FREE FIRE, LOST CITY OF Z, PROMISE, Demme, & More (PODCAST)

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Episode 7: The Indie Calm Before The Summer Storm

For this edition of The OFCC Podcast, available on iTunes, a roundtable of critics from the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle discuss the latest in movies for late April 2017.

You can also stream Episode 7 by clicking here.

On this episode, the roundtable includes:

NEW RELEASES
– Colossal (starting at 1:42)
– Free Fire (at 10:02)
– The Lost City of Z (at 22:24)
– The Promise 
(at 38:12)
– The Discovery 
(at 47:33)

MEMORIUM
– This week, we reflect on the career of the Academy Award winning director of The Silence of the Lambs, Jonathan Demme. He passed away this week. (Starts at 57:37)

HOT TAKES
– Charles reviews T2: Trainspotting, the long-awaited sequel to the 1996 indie breakthrough. (Starts at 1:06:53).

Click here to subscribe through iTunes, and look for the April 28, 2017 episode.

OFCC Podcast: Episode 6 – F8, GHOST IN SHELL, BOSS BABY, RAISING ARIZONA 30th, & More (PODCAST)

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Episode 6: The Fast and the Smurfious

For this edition of The OFCC Podcast, available on iTunes, a roundtable of critics from the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle discuss the latest in movies for early April 2017.

You can also stream Episode 6 by clicking here.

On this episode, the roundtable includes:

  • Host Charles Elmore, producer of Videodrone Tulsa @918_Charles
  • Jason Black, President of the OFCC, is film critic for KJYO-FM in Oklahoma City and a contributor to I Heart Media.
  • Craig Sanger, Vice President of the OFCC, and film critic for KOKH TV Fox 25 in Oklahoma City, as well as WWLS-FM, KYIS-FM, and KATT-FM. @craigsanger
  • Jeff Huston, Secretary/Treasure of the OFCC, contributing film critic for The Tulsa Voice, and blogger at I Can’t Unsee That Movie@CantUnseeMovie

NEW RELEASES
– The Fate of the Furious (starting at 1:36)
– Ghost in the Shell (at 12:50)
– The Boss Baby (at 26:15)
Song to Song 
(at 33:35)
– Gifted 
(at 38:22)
Smurfs: The Lost Village
(at 43:41)

FOCUS
– This week, our roundtable reflects on the 30th Anniversary of the Coen Brothers’ classic Raising Arizona. (Starts at 48:16)

HOT TAKES
– We wrap things up with quick looks at two new offerings on Netflix: the three-part documentary Five Came Back (starts at 1:04:50) and Win It All (at 1:08:25).

Click here to subscribe through iTunes, and look for the April 14, 2017 episode.

The OFCC Podcast: Episode 5 – BEAUTY & THE BEAST, POWER RANGERS, LIFE, PERSONAL SHOPPER, & Netflix Rant (PODCAST)

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Episode 5: Remakes, Oscar Bait, and Hot Takes

For this edition of The OFCC Podcast, available on iTunes, a roundtable of critics from the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle discuss the latest in movies for late March 2017.

You can also stream Episode 5 by clicking here.

On this episode, the roundtable includes:

NEW RELEASES
– Beauty and the Beast (starting at 2:00)
– Personal Shopper (at 11:25)
– Power Rangers (at 27:30)
Life (at 37:11)
The Salesman (at 46:30)

ISSUE
– This week, our roundtable debates the controversial comments by Netflix CEO Reed Hastings when he recently trolled and dissed movie theaters. You can read more about it in my essay Netflix Is The Enemy Of Movies.

And we end with hot takes on The Zookeeper’s Wife and The Belko Experiment.

Click here to subscribe through iTunes, and look for the March 31, 2017 episode.

The OFCC Podcast: Episode 4 – KONG, LOGAN, GET OUT, & Oscars Wrap (PODCAST)

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Episode 4: Summer Movie Season Begins…in March?

For this edition of The OFCC Podcast, available on iTunes, a roundtable of critics from the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle discuss the latest in movies for early March 2017.

You can also stream Episode 4 by clicking here.

On this episode, the roundtable includes:

NEW RELEASES
Kong: Skull Island
Logan
Get Out

AWARDS
– Our roundtable responds to the most shocking upset (and gaffe) in Oscar history, takes a look at the changing Academy demographics that likely led to the Moonlight Best Picture upset, and offers a sneak peek at titles that hope to be vying for next year’s titles.

Click here to subscribe through iTunes, and look for the March 10, 2017 episode.

Oscar Conversations On Variety’s “Playback” (PODCAST)

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Variety’s Playback podcast – hosted by Kristopher Tapley – is another great resource for in-depth conversations with Awards Season contenders, as well as insightful Oscar prognostication.

Dating all the way back to September 2016, interviewees include nominees such as Mel GibsonBarry JenkinsCasey AffleckDamien ChazelleViola DavisKenneth Lonergan, Ava DuVernayJeff Bridges, and many many more. These are serious conversations about the actual craft, process, and art of filmmaking, not the gossip fluff.

You can scroll through links to the season’s episodes on this page at Variety, or you can download them from iTunes by clicking here.

And for more Oscar conversations, check out Awards Chatter from The Hollywood Reporter. Hosted by Scott Feinberg, you can find a link to all of its 2016 Awards Season episodes here or on iTunes.

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