75 episodes

The official podcast of Boston's unofficial film school: The Brattle Theatre. Since 1953 the Brattle has been a home for film lovers to gather and share great cinema; showing an eclectic mix of classic, cutting-edge, foreign, cult, and art-house movies on 35mm film, digital projection, and now virtually.

The Brattle Film Podcast The Brattle Theater, Ian Brownell, Ivy Moylan, Ned Hinkle, Alissa Darsa

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 29 Ratings

The official podcast of Boston's unofficial film school: The Brattle Theatre. Since 1953 the Brattle has been a home for film lovers to gather and share great cinema; showing an eclectic mix of classic, cutting-edge, foreign, cult, and art-house movies on 35mm film, digital projection, and now virtually.

    Needle Drops

    Needle Drops

    We close out our 4th season with a show about needle drops, those brilliant and sometimes lazy pop music choices filmmakers employ to set a tone, evoke an era, express a character's unspoken emotions, or just give the film a burst of energy. 

    • 1 hr 53 min
    Boston Underground Film Festival

    Boston Underground Film Festival

    Boston Underground Film Festival programmers Kevin Monahan and Nicole McControversy join us to discuss the history of this unique fest and their 2024 lineup.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    More of the Best of 2023

    More of the Best of 2023

    We wrap up awards season with more thoughts on the terrific year in film that was 2023, including discussions about the 10 Best Picture nominees, the documentary and international feature nominees, the idiocy of this year's Oscar controversies as well as other internet hot takes that surrounded the big movies before and after their releases, and we shine our appreciation on the big swings taken by actors and filmmakers this year. 

    • 2 hr
    Some of the Best of 2023

    Some of the Best of 2023

    We begin our deep dive into the abundance of excellent films of 2023, a year that still saw fewer new releases than is typical of pre-pandemic cinema but gave us far more exciting, risky, and unusual movies of quality than we've gotten used to. It was a year of big swings by filmmakers, actors, and studios—most of which paid off, and familiar "comfort fair" from old favorites that still delivered excellence, as well as a fairly resounding rejection of the same-old-same-old corporate franchise product. It was a year that gave us Barbenheimer, the best Godzilla movie since the original, some terrific biographical documentaries, a slew of memorable dance sequences, two Hirokazu Kore-eda features, and six Nicholas Cage pictures! In this show, we focus on the smaller films that might have flown under people's radar, and we'll return next month to talk about the big awards movies.

    • 2 hr 15 min
    Episode 66: Warner Brothers in the '80s: Enter the Blockbuster

    Episode 66: Warner Brothers in the '80s: Enter the Blockbuster

    For our last episode of 2023, we wrap up the Brattle's yearlong look back on 100 years of Warner Brothers by diving into how the studio reacted to the blockbuster era. Examining Warner's overt attempts to capitalize on its "franchise" intellectual properties like Superman and Batman, to its unexpected '80s blockbusters like Private Benjamin, Gremlins, and Beetlejuice, to the risks that paid off like Purple Rain, Pee-wee's Big Adventure, and The Lost Boys, to some lesser-known gems like Crossing Delancey, Stand and Deliver, and True Stories.

    • 2 hr 18 min
    Episode 65: Lost In Alphaville: Noir & Technology

    Episode 65: Lost In Alphaville: Noir & Technology

    For this year's Noirvember, we look at crime and caper pictures that center on technology as well as dark dramas that deal with noirish themes of identity and mistrust. Film Noir and Science Fiction are two great cinematic genres that taste great together, and we have a grand old time discussing how the tropes, subtexts, and visual styles of each criss cross and complement each other.

    • 2 hr

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Msweet37 ,

Amazing Film Podcast

If you’re missing seeing movies in a theater with an audience, this might help bridge the gap. Super insightful, broad range of films are discussed.

lowbrowfeminist ,

Movies!

Great perspectives and notes regarding film curation. Love the Brattle and their awesome staff!

RoLove508 ,

Gold Standard

The Brattle is a rare gem. What a treat to be able to tune in via podcast.

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