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It’s Critic vs Screenwriter. Sometimes … maybe … kinda?

Welcome to A Frame Apart, the movie podcast from divergent perspectives under one roof. We’re your hosts, Ariel Fisher and Bob Barrow. Ariel’s a film critic and freelance journalist, and Bob’s a screenwriter. Each episode, we’ll take a look at two movies that have some sort of connection. Sometimes that connection will be obvious, and others not so much. On A Frame Apart, we aim to provide a variety of perspectives on cinema, not only from the standpoint of professionals on different sides of the camera, but as fans of media, pop culture enthusiasts, and lovers of cinema. We will speak passionately about subjects near and dear to us through film, and expound upon larger issues that permeate our cinematic culture and how we consume media. From horror to comedy, and everything in between, every great film is just a frame apart.

A Frame Apart Ariel Fisher & Bob Barrow

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0, 13 Ratings

It’s Critic vs Screenwriter. Sometimes … maybe … kinda?

Welcome to A Frame Apart, the movie podcast from divergent perspectives under one roof. We’re your hosts, Ariel Fisher and Bob Barrow. Ariel’s a film critic and freelance journalist, and Bob’s a screenwriter. Each episode, we’ll take a look at two movies that have some sort of connection. Sometimes that connection will be obvious, and others not so much. On A Frame Apart, we aim to provide a variety of perspectives on cinema, not only from the standpoint of professionals on different sides of the camera, but as fans of media, pop culture enthusiasts, and lovers of cinema. We will speak passionately about subjects near and dear to us through film, and expound upon larger issues that permeate our cinematic culture and how we consume media. From horror to comedy, and everything in between, every great film is just a frame apart.

    Episode 107 - Billy Madison VS Patch Adams

    Episode 107 - Billy Madison VS Patch Adams

    We're continuing our back to school programming with a look at starting over as an adult: it's Billy Madison versus Patch Adams! In the grand tradition of comparing two films whether that comparison is obvious or not, these felt like the perfect fit for the season! Listen to us talk about how terribly Billy Madison's aged, the concept of it's never too late, and the joyful treasure that is Robin Wiliams basically playing himself in 1970's flare and a lab coat.

    Next week, Bob eats his darts by checking out his first Hirokazu Kore-eda film with Like Father, Like Son! So tell us, what are some of your favourites from Kore-eda's filmography?

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 106 - Inherit The Wind VS To Kill A Mockingbird

    Episode 106 - Inherit The Wind VS To Kill A Mockingbird

    As the kiddies are heading back to school, we at A Frame Apart decided it was time to talk about the serious hit on reason and human decency society as a whole has taken of late. To do so, we're taking a look at two legends of American cinema: Inherit the Wind VS To Kill a Mockingbird. From the Scopes Trial to Harper Lee's childhood, we're talking about science versus religion, the pitfalls of hiding behind the Bible, the nobility of Atticus Finch, and the importance of teaching our children and all future generations patience, understanding, and humility. All of this and so much more!

    Next week we'll be getting a little sillier! We're still back to school, but as adults. Hey, you're never too old for knowledge! It's Billy Madison VS Patch Adams, two films that couldn't be more tonally opposite that still manage to touch on what it feels like to go back and start from scratch.

    You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, or shoot us an email at aframeapartcast@gmail.com. Don't forget to join our Facebook group, A Frame Apart Discussion Group. Join the conversation!

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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Episode 105: First to Last The Dollars Trilogy

    Episode 105: First to Last The Dollars Trilogy

    This week, Bob and Ariel dare to explore their first Westerns on the show! And what better way to start than with the Dollars Trilogy? In this very manageable First-To-Last episode, they make their way from Joe to Blondie, all while discussing Leone's impact on the Western, Morricone's incredible score, and much, much more.

    Don't forget to rate and review the show, and subscribe so you never miss an episode! You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, or email us at aframeapartcast@gmail.com.

    A Modern Superior Podcast

    • 1 hr 48 min
    Episode 104 - The Abyss VS Contact

    Episode 104 - The Abyss VS Contact

    We're getting deep this week, as we take a look at two films we've been dying to include ... pretty much since the beginning. This week we're discussing science, faith, and first contact through James Cameron's The Abyss versus Robert Zemeckis' Contact. Two films about making first contact from completely different perspectives, these films gave us the foundation to discuss the toxicity of organized religion, the importance of faith, and the complexities of scientific discovery. Oh, and Ariel talks about what makes The Abyss so cripplingly terrifying. 

    Next week we will be discussing Westerns for the very first time on A Frame Apart. Yes, we will be following the Man with No Name in a little mini-First-To-Last episode on A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

    You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @AFrameApartCast, or shoot us an email at aframeapartcast@gmail.com. We love to hear from you, so don't be a stranger!

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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Episode 103 - Eat Your Darts, Stephen King

    Episode 103 - Eat Your Darts, Stephen King

    This week Ariel eats her double darts with Stephen King's Graveyard Shift and Maximum Overdrive! We discuss both flicks, what works, what doesn't, and their source material, "Graveyard Shift" and "Trucks" from King's "Night Shift" collection of short stories. Did Ariel dig the movies as much as Bob does? (She didn't). Will Bob ever forgive her? ... maybe after couples counselling. It's a rip roaring time this week with Graveyard Shift and Cocain: The Movie!

    • 58 min
    Episode 102 - Glengarry Glen Ross VS The Women

    Episode 102 - Glengarry Glen Ross VS The Women

    This week on A Frame Apart, we start the episode with a discussion of the Academy's latest bumble - the addition of a Best Popular Film category.

    But the meat of the episode takes on a total different vibe. This week we're looking at Glengarry Glen Ross VS The Women, and gender performativity. We discuss what makes the toxic masculinity of Glengarry so fascinating, while comparing the 2008 The Women to its 1939 counterpart, and the positivity of emotional honesty.

    We also put out a question to our listeners - would you like us to do an Oscars episode this year? The 91st Academy Awards will be broadcasting on February 6th, 2019, and we actually want to talk about it for a change! So on tell us - would you rather us do an in-depth look at this year's Academy Awards, scrutinizing what went right, what went wrong, and how we think they can improve? Or would you prefer us to do a preliminary episode before the broadcast about the Oscars of years past?

    You can reach out by email at aframeapartcast@gmail.com, or let us know on Facebook, Twitter, or, if you want to slide into our DM's, Instagram.

    • 1 hr 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

nephew/lunchbox ,

Hey

I love this podcast so funny and makes me laugh every time

Slut4Spileberg ,

I came for the jokes....

... about my favourite human body part but I stayed for the intelligent insightful takes about film and sometimes TV. Ariel and Bob talk a lot about horror and superhero films, which are genres that have forever taken a beating. But they remind me not to be snobby and that there's value in all of cinema. They also delve into art house classics and sees the fun side of the those hallowed works. Awesome stuff!

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Wicked

I love this podcast. The hosts are super engaging, unpretentious, and knowledgeable as hell. I also like that they cover big blockbusters and classics, as well as obscure stuff

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