Join host and film critic Kaveh Jalinous as he explores the world of cinema, the current state of the industry and film culture, and what we can expect from movies in the future. New episodes every other Thursday at 12PM.
'Spencer' and Six Other Biopics Worth Checking Out
At long last, Pablo Larraín's highly anticipated 'Spencer' has arrived. Host Kaveh Jalinous first discusses the film, highlighting its horror film-reminiscent elements, Kristen Stewart's powerful performance as Princess Diana, and Jonny Greenwood's beautiful and unsettling score. He then pivots to recommending six biopics that transcend the limitations of the subgenre, using a variety of different film techniques to stand out and crafting stories that are as unforgettable as they are incredible. Host: Kaveh Jalinous.
'Dune' Has Arrived. Plus: The Films of Villeneuve Ranked!
After almost a year of delays, the long-awaited and much-anticipated 'Dune' adaptation from Denis Villeneuve is here! To discuss, host Kaveh Jalinous enlists the help of special guests Cortlyn Kelly and Keyvan Jalinous to unpack everything about the film, including but not limited to: the ensemble's performances, Hans Zimmer's electric score, the faithfulness to Herbert's source material, and the experience watching the film in IMAX's 1.43 aspect ratio. After, the three discuss and rank Villeneuve's seven most popular films (per Letterboxd), discussing his extraordinary skill as a director as well as his extensive career. Host: Kaveh Jalinous. Special Guests: Cortlyn Kelly, Keyvan Jalinous.
The Ultimate Guide to This Year's New York Film Festival
The screening room has reopened! While it's been a while since the last episode released, host Kaveh Jalinous is back to discuss the 21 movies he saw at this year's New York Film Festival, which ran from September 24th to October 10th. He highlights a variety of films, including those he watched to review for Under The Radar Magazine and those he went to for fun. He runs through the list from his least favorite film to his favorite, highlighting some of the year's biggest and most anticipated films including Wes Anderson's "The French Dispatch" and Apichatpong Weerasethakul's "Memoria," among many others. Host: Kaveh Jalinous.
'Malignant' and 10 Movies to Look For This Fall
The fall movie season is upon us!! To celebrate what is looking to be an absolutely incredible slate of films, host Kaveh Jalinous is joined by special guest Keyvan Jalinous. Firstly, they discuss the new James Wan horror film, "Malignant," in cinemas and streaming on HBO Max right now. They keep the discussion relatively spoiler-free, and try to refrain from discussing the film's wild final act (0:14). Then, the two pivot to sharing the lists they made (five films each) of movies that they can't wait to see this fall. The movies included range from small, independent films to big blockbusters, all hopefully coming our way within the next few months (14:45). Host: Kaveh Jalinous. Special Guest: Keyvan Jalinous.
An Ode To Film Editing
In this very special episode, host Kaveh Jalinous is joined by special guest Jude Nelson, a film student specializing in editing and post-production. The two talk all things editing, with Jude first answering some of Kaveh's questions to the two discussing three movies each that they think have incredible editing (and explaining why). The two cover a variety of different topics, including the recent Oscar winners for Best Editing, the impact of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in both editing and filmmaking, and some of Jude's work so far. For people looking to learn more about how a movie transitions from a collection of shots to the final product we see in theaters today, this is an episode you won't want to miss. Host: Kaveh Jalinous. Special Guest: Jude Nelson.
The 'Twilight' Episode!
Queue up Muse, get out those baseball bats, and pick a team! Since all five films of 'The Twilight Saga' have recently been added to Netflix, 'KJSR' is here to dive deep into all things vampires and werewolves. In a very special episode, host Kaveh Jalinous is joined by guest Keyvan Jalinous as the two discuss the chaotic madness that is the 'Twilight' series. They talk about each of the films, discuss the franchise's unexpected significance, and power rank some of the most prominent characters in the series. They may not be able to come up with one-liners as incredible as the ones in the series, but they sure do try. Host: Kaveh Jalinous. Special Guest: Keyvan Jalinous.
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Kaveh J, known for his outstanding journalistic pursuits at Under The Radar and formerly of the Love To See It Podcast has finally broken out on his own and the results are epic. His insight and charm are on full display here in the Screening Room and his guests are hilarious. I haven’t missed an episode and you shouldn’t either. Love this pod, 5 stars!