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.
Reunion Week: 1947, 1972, 1997
For our epic 50th episode Ian, Ivy, and Ned are joined by the Brattle's head manager Alex Kittle for a deep dive into movies celebrating their 25th, 50th, and 75th anniversaries.
We're All Going to the World's Fair
Ian, Ned, and Ivy are joined by writer/director Jane Schoenbrun to talk about their debut feature, inspirations, and early years falling in love with cinema at the Brattle.
Thirty Years of Rom-Coms
We welcome writer and critic Scott Meslow for a rollicking conversation about one of the most love and most maligned film genres, and we discuss his new book "From Hollywood with Love: The Rise, and Fall (and Rise Again) of the Romantic Comedy."
Best of 2021 Part 2
After lamenting the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences latest attempt at making the Oscars more appealing to people who hate the Oscars, we dive deep into many of the nominated movies.
Best of 2021 Part 1 - Films to Put on Your Watchlist
Ian, Ivy, Ned, and Alissa discuss the wide-ranging Best of 2021's lesser known titles. We touch on over 35 small (and not so small) releases from this strange year that gave us COVID variants, an intensifying "streaming vs theaters" debate, the mixed return of the blockbuster, the embrace of modern Black and White cinematography, and the vast number of terrific directorial debuts (from actors, a playwright, a novelist, and a composer)!
The World of Wong Kar-wai
We close out the year with a deep dive into the career of Hong Kong film director, screenwriter, and producer Wong Kar-wai. The early films of the arthouse fav are now available in new 4K restorations, which the Brattle is running between Christmas and New Years. We discuss the various waves of Wong's popularity, the Brattle's history of programing his work, and our takes on eight of his films.
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.
Great perspectives and notes regarding film curation. Love the Brattle and their awesome staff!
The Brattle is a rare gem. What a treat to be able to tune in via podcast.