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Join amateur film critic, Jim Rohner, and guests (but mainly Jim) on a journey to explore the most important films and filmmakers in an attempt to remedy his own cinematic ignorance

I Do Movies Badly Jim Rohner

    • TV & Film

Join amateur film critic, Jim Rohner, and guests (but mainly Jim) on a journey to explore the most important films and filmmakers in an attempt to remedy his own cinematic ignorance

    IDMB Episode 179 - Meadowland

    IDMB Episode 179 - Meadowland

     Reed Morano's directorial debut is an immersive emotional journey into grief and pain, realized wonderfully by how the director/DP uses her camera. But emotion over logic doesn't always lead to satisfying conclusions.

    • 41 min
    IDMB Episode 178 - Introduction to Reed Morano (featuring Sean Meehan)

    IDMB Episode 178 - Introduction to Reed Morano (featuring Sean Meehan)

    New York-based DP/director Sean Meehan returns to IDMB to talk about another DP/director, Reed Morano! The conversation is a little more inside baseball than usual with some film school-ish explanations of the technical and creative considerations that go into being a DP (I learned where the term "color timing" came from!), but it transitions into an excellent conversation about why Morano was equipped to be a great director by first being a great DP. 
    Seeing Morano's third feature as director, The Rhythm Section hasn't yet been released, Sean had to get clever and recommend one film that she was lensing rather than directing, making January's titles: Meadowland (2015), The Skeleton Twins (2014), and I Think We're Alone Now (2018).
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    IDMB Episode 177 - Dans Paris

    IDMB Episode 177 - Dans Paris

    In this final episode of 2019, Jim talks a little bit about Dans Paris (not a fan), but mostly uses it to wax poetic about Christmas and how his life has changed, is changing, and will continue to change.  
    Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy New Year to everyone!   

    • 28 min
    IDMB Episode 176 - Rare Exports

    IDMB Episode 176 - Rare Exports

    It would be easy to assume that Rare Exports is just a dark and cynical twist on the Christmas symbolism of which many people have grown sick, but that wouldn't do justice to the  fine line that writer/director Jalmari Helander straddles between satire and sincerity.

    • 22 min
    IDMB Episode 175 - A Christmas Tale

    IDMB Episode 175 - A Christmas Tale

    Arnaud Desplechin's A Christmas Tale is a mix of emotions, personalities, soundtracks, powerful performances, and filmmaking tricks that masterfully encapsulates the cacophony that results from a reunion of so many people with so much baggage. Desplechin's aesthetic keeps the audience constantly unsettled, riding waves of emotions that whip the audience back and forth amongst relating with his characters and rejecting them from scene-to-scene. It's a fabulous work, but not one without its problems.

    • 35 min
    IDMB Episode 174 - Foreign Language Christmas Films (featuring Alonso Duralde)

    IDMB Episode 174 - Foreign Language Christmas Films (featuring Alonso Duralde)

    'Tis the season to be jolly...and for Alonso Duralde to return to I Do Movies Badly! The author of "Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas" makes his annual appearance on the podcast to talk about all things Christmas from the why's and what's of the influx of original streaming content to who's the best cinematic Ebenezer Scrooge (the correct answer is Michael Caine). Yuletide recommendations abound in both some highlights from this year's streaming crop to the titles I'll be reviewing this month: Arnaud Desplechin's A Christmas Tale (2002), Jalmari Helander's Rare Exports (2010), and Christophe Honoré's Dans Paris (2006).

    • 48 min

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