The FilmWonk Podcast features Glenn Bristol and Daniel Koch, a pair of Seattle-based film critics and podcasters. Whether blockbuster or independent film, we're ready to dive in and discuss any film that provokes us, initially in a spoiler-free fashion, and then in detail after an appropriate warning. From Twilight to Transformers to Miyazaki, we're ready to love or hate any film according to its merits as we see them, and let the discussion go wherever it will - even if tangents into culture, psychology, law, and politics are required!
Join film-nerd Glenn and angry iconoclast Daniel on an in-depth journey into cinema!
May contain some NSFW language. Check out all of our episodes at http://filmwonk.net.
FilmWonk Podcast – Episode #176 – “Nocturne” (dir. Zu Quirke)
This week, Glenn and Daniel check out the debut feature for director Xu Quirke, a tale of cutthroat songbirds that harkens back expectedly to Black Swan, yet carves a path very much its own (35:49). May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 6/10 (Daniel), 7.5/10 (Glenn) Show notes: [01:36] Review: Nocturne [20:50] Spoilers: Nocturne Listen above, […]
FilmWonk Podcast – Episode #175 – “Kajillionaire” (dir. Miranda July), “The Devil All the Time” (dir. Antonio Campos), “Cargo” (dir. Arati Kadav)
This week, Glenn and Daniel check out Miranda July‘s latest, Kajillionaire (in theaters now, on VOD 10/16), which – like a hot tub at 29% APR – is an oddball gift that keeps on giving. Then we venture into a deep, dark, dire pit of the American South with Antonio Campos‘ adaptation, The Devil All […]
FilmWonk Podcast – Episode #174 – “Mulan” (dir. Niki Caro), “Lingua Franca” (dir. Isabel Sandoval), “Up on the Glass” (dir. Kevin Del Principe)
This week, Glenn and Daniel (and special guest Erika) dive into the first Disney live-action remake Glenn has felt any desire to watch, Mulan, a film as American as apple pie and jingoism. We also check out a pair of smaller films – a thriller melodrama debut from director Kevin Del Principe, Up on the […]
FilmWonk Podcast – 10th Anniversary Spectacular – “Raging Bull” (dir. Martin Scorsese), “Lawrence of Arabia” (dir. David Lean)
CW: During our review of Lawrence of Arabia, we discuss an incident of sexual assault from T.E. Lawrence’s biography, as discussed by his biographers, and as depicted in the film. This week, Glenn and Daniel reflect on ten years of the FilmWonk Podcast, and review two cinematic blindspots from the AFI’s Top 100 list – […]
FilmWonk Podcast – Episode #172 – “Rebuilding Paradise” (dir. Ron Howard)
In this week’s podcast, Glenn and Daniel grapple with a horrific natural disaster that has been exacerbated by inept individual and governmental decisions whose ongoing toll of human tragedy is difficult to fathom. And they also watch a documentary about the 2018 Camp Fire (29:30). May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 6 out of 10 […]
FilmWonk Podcast – Episode #171 – “Palm Springs” (dir. Max Barbakow), “The Old Guard” (dir. Gina Prince-Bythewood)
On this week’s podcast, Glenn and Daniel debate the raison d’être of both an all-Wolverine superhero team, as well as romance and human existence itself, with a pair of blockbuster streaming selections, Palm Springs, an outstanding debut from first-time feature director Max Barbakow, and The Old Guard, a graphic novel adaptation which divided us, from […]