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The Cinephiliacs is a podcast exploring the past and future of cinephelia. Film critic Peter Labuza has interviewed critics, programmers, academics, filmmakers, and more about their relationship to film and film culture. Additionally, each guest will bring in a particular favorite film and discuss it with Labuza. Indiewire declares, "If you want to hear film critics talk at length about their craft, there are few better places on the Internet" and Keyframe Daily has called it "Exhibit A" for the future of film culture

The Cinephiliacs Peter Labuza

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The Cinephiliacs is a podcast exploring the past and future of cinephelia. Film critic Peter Labuza has interviewed critics, programmers, academics, filmmakers, and more about their relationship to film and film culture. Additionally, each guest will bring in a particular favorite film and discuss it with Labuza. Indiewire declares, "If you want to hear film critics talk at length about their craft, there are few better places on the Internet" and Keyframe Daily has called it "Exhibit A" for the future of film culture

    TC #120 - Alison Kozberg (Nowhere)

    TC #120 - Alison Kozberg (Nowhere)

    If cinema enters what might be its 100th identity crisis since its birth, there is at least a more appropriate question to ask: where will cinema take place? As the first guest of 2020, Peter brings in Art House Convergence director Alison Kozberg to tackle how the art house scene has changed less in Los Angeles and New York but instead transformed cities like Tuscon and Charleston. Alison charts her life as a repertory-goer in the 1990s to learning the tricks of programming for both classic Hollywood and experimental works in places like Minneapolis, Boston, and South Carolina. She then looks at the new challenges—but more so, opportunities—for art houses to engage and create new community spaces. Finally, the two dive back into her teen years to examine Gregg Araki's apocalyptic teenage satire Nowhere, which Alison argues as a rare breakthrough film of the time to openly accept queer identities as normative.
    0:00–5:06 Opening
    5:52–51:11 Deep Focus — Alison Kozberg
    52:28–57:34 Sponsorship Section
    58:57–1:17:03 Double Exposure — Nowhere (Gregg Araki)
    1:17:28–1:19:21 Close

    • 1 小時 19 分鐘
    TC #119 - Racquel Gates (White Chicks)

    TC #119 - Racquel Gates (White Chicks)

    In some regards, cinephilia often defines itself in knowing what is good from what is bad, highlighting the rarity of intention and execution in a select few texts from the rest of the trash. But what about those supposedly bad films? Do they not offer insight into our culture as well? In Double Negative, Associate Professor Racquel Gates explores the supposed bad mirror image of black cinema and television from the 1980s and beyond. Looking at a set of nearly forgotten works, Gates examines how these texts reveal insights into black popular culture often ignored by the mainstream. As Peter and Racquel discuss, these texts often aim to show a slice of American life what is usually acceptable in white popular culture—if only simply showing suburban middle-class life. In their final segment, they dissect the topic of whiteness with the 2004 Wayans Brother flick White Chicks, a very silly film with a very insightful dissection of privilege and femininity, as well as absolute sheer gross-out humor. 
    0:00–3:03 Opening
    3:41–11:37 Establishing Shots — At the Mill Valley Film Festival
    12:23–49:33 Deep Focus — Racquel Gates
    50:52–54:23 Sponsorship Section
    55:33–1:06:04 Double Exposure — White Chicks (Keenen Ivory Wayans)
    1:06:25–1:08:17 Close / Outtake

    • 1 小時 8 分鐘
    TC #118 - Daniel Steinhart (Bunny Lake Is Missing)

    TC #118 - Daniel Steinhart (Bunny Lake Is Missing)

    As much as many will espouse the "universal language" of cinema, the experience of both making and watching films from location to location is full of fascinating difference. As someone who grew up watching films in both America and Colombia, Daniel Steinhart became attuned to look for these differences as he traveled film festivals as well. But his book, Runaway Hollywood, moves from the audience to the filmmakers who escaped the studio lot and made works across the globe in the postwar era. Peter and Dan discuss this fascinating taxonomy of taxes and tea, gaffers and genre, politics and panning shots. How exactly could this cultural exchange create a change in film style? Finally, they dive into an oddball thriller from Otto Preminger shot in London, Bunny Lake Is Missing, examining how this film balances both its unique locale and the demands of its auteur.
    0:00–3:28 Opening
    5:11–12:52 Establishing Shots — Gilberto Perez's The Eloquent Screen
    13:37–1:07:22 Deep Focus — Daniel Steinhart
    1:08:06–1:11:33 Sponsorship Section
    1:12:52–1:33:02 Double Exposure — Bunny Lake Is Missing (Otto Preminger)
    1:33:07–1:35:50 Close
     

    • 1 小時 35 分鐘
    TC #117 - Justin Chang (Flowers of Shanghai)

    TC #117 - Justin Chang (Flowers of Shanghai)

    Being the metropolitan area newspaper's film critic has its set of burdens and responsibilities to a number of diverse audiences, but for Justin Chang, those challenges are multiplied by the the odd nature of Los Angeles as the movie capital of the  world. In this final episode from the City  of Angels as Peter says adios to the city he's called home for the last five years, he sits down with the former Variety and current Los Angeles Times critic to explore how to look and consider the industry and the various entanglements that expand out from it. Justin explains his growth from intern to critic within the city's oldest trade publication to the issues of representation and politics within Hollywood today. The two cap off their conversation by looking at Hou Hsiao-Hsien's strange and hypnotic Flowers of Shanghai, looking at how the director lays clues throughout to explore a 19th century brothel wrapped into a romantic mystery.
    0:00–3:11 Opening
    3:51–11:39 Establishing Shots — Celebrating Seven Years of The Cinephiliacs
    12:24–1:04:31 Deep Focus — Justin Chang
    1:05:28–1:09:15 Sponsorship Section
    1:10:27–1:28:49 Double Exposure — Flowers of Shanghai (Hou Hsiao-Hsien)
    1:29:02–1:31:29 Close / Outtake

    • 1 小時 31 分鐘
    TC #116 - Elena Gorfinkel (The Color of Love)

    TC #116 - Elena Gorfinkel (The Color of Love)

    As this podcast has aimed to define, those who watch cinema can often be more revealing of culture than cinema itself. In her book, Lewd Looks, Elena Gorfinkel explores the sexploitation era of the 1960s. However, she looks past the texts to consider some of the more aspects of spectators and the public who shaped this unique era. The result is a fascinating text that considers cinephilia's history in ways that imagines both a more dynamic and complex past alongside a new way of formulating our current moment. Peter and Elena go on to discuss the issues surrounding cinephilia today and Elena's own work outside of the academic halls. Finally, Elena brings in the fascinating experimental work The Color of Love from filmmaker Peggy Ahwesh, considering how this work literally found in a dumpster becomes a cinephilie love letter to another forgotten filmmaker.
    0:00–3:16 Opening
    4:01–1:03:33 Deep Focus — Elena Gorfinkel
    1:04:30–1:03:33 Sponsorship Section
    1:08:24–1:25:14 Double Exposure — The Color of Love (Peggy Ahwesh)
    1:25:19–1:26:52 Close

    • 1 小時 26 分鐘
    TC #115 - Joshua Gleich (Days of Wine and Roses)

    TC #115 - Joshua Gleich (Days of Wine and Roses)

    For anyone whose lived in Los Angeles or New York, it's easy to see when a film cheats its its locales. Just watch John Wick 3 and see the eponymous character seemingly make the trip from Midtown to Chinatown in a matter of minutes—and all by foot. But why has location shooting evolved such as it is? Joshua Gleich, a historian making his home at the University of Arizona, Tuscon, explores this by looking at the city of fog, San Francisco. Less an exploration of which films "get it right" or "get it wrong," Gleich's new book explores the evolution of location shooting from the 1940s to the 1970s, and how curiously the films of SF soon diverted from its actual life, attempting to mimic the urban nightmares that took up the imagination of Hollywood. Josh talks about his new book with Peter, exploring a number of classic films and the production contexts that made them. Finally, the two explore Blake Edwards's alcoholic drama Days of Wine and Roses and how a little location shooting can help pepper an entire film, especially one that breaks many of the molds of the classic Hollywood melodrama. Plus, Peter praises the work of the back-in-action Le Cinema Club and its opener with a rare Claire Denis short made in New York.
    0:00–3:28 Opening
    3:51–8:37 Establishing Shots — Le Cinema Club and Claire Denis
    9:21–59:20 Deep Focus — Joshua Gleich
    1:00:23–1:03:49 Sponsorship Section
    1:05:44–1:19:21 Double Exposure — Days of Wine and Roses (Blake Edwards)
    1:19:27–1:26:52 Close

    • 1 小時 21 分鐘

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