Plastic Podcast

Plastic Podcast

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Conversations about movies
#45: Personal Shopper, mother!, Paddington 2
Mar 22, 2018 • 47 min
Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks talk about the latest film by Olivier Assayas starring Kristen Stewart, Personal Shopper, Darren Aronofsky’s mother!, and Paddington 2.
#44: Ex Libris and Get Out
Dec 30, 2017 • 58 min
Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks talk about Frederick Wiseman’s documentary Ex Libris: New York Public Library and Jordan Peele’s Get Out. Plus Rob buys a ticket for a 17-minute movie.
#43: Lady Bird and Three Billboards
Nov 29, 2017 • 49 min
Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks talk about two new films, Lady Bird (written and directed by Greta Gerwig) and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (written and directed by Martin McDonagh).
#42: Imitation of Life
Jun 23, 2015 • 46 min
On this edition of the Plastic Podcast, Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks talk about the 1959 film Imitation of Life, a film made a half century ago when America still struggled with racial division, when posing as someone of another race might afford…
#41: Rewatching Movies
Jun 14, 2014 • 60 min
On this edition of the Plastic Podcast, Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks talk not about a particular film or a particular filmmaker but about an idea: what changes when you watch a movie a second time?
#40: The Act of Killing
Mar 29, 2014 • 44 min
On this edition of the podcast Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks talk about the recent acclaimed documentary THE ACT OF KILLING.
#39: Her and Computer Chess
Feb 28, 2014 • 50 min
On this edition of the podcast Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks talk about Spike Jonze’s HER and Andrew Bujalski’s COMPUTER CHESS.
#38: Line Describing a Cone
Mar 4, 2012 • 50 min
On this edition of the podcast Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks talk about Anthony McCall’s LINE DESCRIBING A CONE.
#37: Black Swan
Feb 27, 2011 • 24 min
On this edition of the podcast Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks talk about the new film from Darren Aronofsky, BLACK SWAN, starring Natalie Portman.
#36: True Grit
Feb 17, 2011 • 36 min
On this edition of the podcast Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks talk about the new film from the Coen brothers, TRUE GRIT.
#35: The American, The Passenger, The Town, and The Void
Feb 2, 2011 • 33 min
On this edition of the podcast Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks talk about the recent George Clooney film THE AMERICAN and use that as an excuse to talk about Michelangelo Antonioni’s THE PASSENGER, Ben Affleck’s THE TOWN, Gaspar Noe’s ENTER THE VOID,…
#34: AFI Fest: Certified Copy
Nov 6, 2010 • 27 min
This edition of the podcast is a special joint production with the AFI Now web site, the online home of the AFI film festival in Los Angeles. Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks talk about the new film by Iranian master Abbas Kiarostami called CERTIFIED COPY…
#33: AFI Fest: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Nov 5, 2010 • 27 min
This edition of the podcast is a special joint production with the AFI Now web site, the online home of the AFI film festival in Los Angeles. Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks talk about the new film by Apichatpong “Joe” Weerasethakul called UNCLE BOONMEE…
#32: The Social Network
Oct 25, 2010 • 43 min
In this edition of the Plastic Podcast, Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks talk about the new David Fincher film, The Social Network. Is it Kane? All the President’s Men? Elephant? And who is this Marshall McLuhan fellow?
#31: Exit Through the Gift Shop, Banksy
Oct 4, 2010 • 28 min
In this edition of the Plastic Podcast, Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks talk about the documentary by and about street artists called Exit Through the Gift Shop. Is it a hoax? Does it matter?
#30: Sherlock Holmes, Psycho
Sep 21, 2010 • 45 min
Take the title of the podcast in either of two ways. In this edition of the Plastic Podcast, Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks talk about Guy Ritchie’s recent adaptation of Sherlock Holmes and about Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho and Gus Van Sant’s intriguing…
#29: Inception, Toy Story 3, Despicable Me
Sep 7, 2010 • 33 min
As we hit Labor Day and experience Chicago’s first cool day in weeks, we look back at a couple of the summer’s big movies, INCEPTION and TOY STORY 3, with a bonus nod to DESPICABLE ME. The beaches on Lake Michigan close this weekend, but we’ll be back in…
#28: Oscar Nominees, Part Two
Mar 7, 2010 • 40 min
Rob and J. Robert continue their conversation about the Oscar nominees.
#27: Oscar Nominees, Part One
Feb 28, 2010 • 35 min
Rob and J. Robert talk about the nominees for Best Picture.
#26: The Coen Brothers and Chantal Akerman
Nov 16, 2009 • 59 min
Rob and J. Robert talk about the new film from the Coen brothers, A SERIOUS MAN, and the work of Chantal Akerman, in particular her 1993 film D’EST (FROM THE EAST).
#25: The Brothers Bloom, Interview with Rian Johnson
May 6, 2009 • 23 min
On the triumphant return of the Plastic Podcast after a months-long hiatus, we talk with filmmaker Rian Johnson about THE BROTHERS BLOOM, starring Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, and Rinko Kikuchi.
#24: Slumdog Millionaire and Ballast
Nov 12, 2008 • 34 min
On this episode we talk with two filmmakers about their new films: Danny Boyle (TRAINSPOTTING, 28 DAYS LATER) tells us about SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE and Lance Hammer talks about his debut film, BALLAST.
#23: Toronto International Film Festival 2008
Oct 5, 2008 • 39 min
On this episode we talk about our favorite (and other noteworthy) films from this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, including RACHEL GETTING MARRIED, STILL WALKING, GOODBYE SOLO, 35 SHOTS OF RUM, THE WRESTLER, SUMMER HOURS, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE,…
#22: Steve Coogan and Azazel Jacobs
Sep 22, 2008 • 39 min
Two interviews: Robert Davis talks with writer-director Azazel Jacobs about his new film, MOMMA’S MAN, and J. Robert Parks talks to actor and comedian Steve Coogan (HAMLET 2, TRISTRAM SHANDY, 24-HOUR PARTY PEOPLE)
#21: Late Summer Speed Round
Sep 3, 2008 • 62 min
With the summer freshly in the can, we present 14 compact reactions (some more compact than others) to a season of mostly loud, mostly trashy movies. Picking up where our last speed round left off, we talk about THE DARK KNIGHT, WALL*E, MAN ON WIRE,…
#20: Baghead, Interview with the Duplass Brothers
Aug 21, 2008 • 31 min
The Duplass brothers, Mark and Jay, may feign ignorance at times, but their new movie BAGHEAD is plenty smart. Mixing genres in clever ways, it even inspires chills through the hoariest of horror cliches, the cabin in the woods. We sat down with the…
Episode 019: Killer of Sheep
Jul 26, 2008 • 44 min
In this episode of the Errata Movie Podcast we talk about a great American film, Charles Burnett’s debut feature Killer of Sheep (1977).
Episode 018: Summer Speed Round
Jun 13, 2008 • 59 min
On this episode of the Errata Movie Podcast we talk about 18 summer movies, big and small, including THE HAPPENING, IRON MAN, INDIANA JONES, KUNG FU PANDA, and 14 others. Briefly!
Episode 017: Errol Morris and Standard Operating Procedure
Jun 2, 2008 • 61 min
In this episode of the Errata Movie Podcast, J. Robert Parks talks with filmmaker Errol Morris about his new film, STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE, then we reconsider the film to see if our comments from Episode 16 hold up in light of the interview, a second…
Episode 016: The Visitor, Stop-Loss, Standard Operating Procedure
May 23, 2008 • 49 min
In this episode of the Errata Movie Podcast, we talk about three movies that are currently playing in theaters around the country: THE VISITOR, STOP-LOSS, and Errol Morris’s STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE, and we’ll also hear a brief chat with the…
Episode 015: The Films of Michael Haneke
Apr 27, 2008 • 73 min
In this episode of the Errata Movie Podcast, we talk about the films of Michael Haneke, including his new film, FUNNY GAMES (2007), starring Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Pitt, and Brady Corbet, plus earlier films CACHE (2005), TIME OF THE WOLF (2003),…
Episode 014: David Gordon Green on Snow Angels
Apr 3, 2008 • 36 min
In this episode of the Errata Movie Podcast, we talk with filmmaker David Gordon Green (GEORGE WASHINGTON, UNDERTOW) about his new film, SNOW ANGELS starring an ensemble cast led by Kate Beckinsale and Sam Rockwell. Snow Angels is the first of three…
Episode 013: 2007 Year in Review
Mar 1, 2008 • 60 min
In this March 1, 2008, episode of the Errata Movie Podcast, we try to shake off the headache caused by last night’s New Year’s festivities in order to present our favorite films of 2007.
Episode 012: Marjane Satrapi and Mike White
Feb 23, 2008 • 41 min
In this episode of the Errata Movie Podcast, we talk with two filmmakers who’ve made serious movies that fall into categories normally reserved for un-serious movies: Marjane Satrapi of the Academy Award-nominated PERSEPOLIS and Mike White of YEAR OF THE…
Episode 011: Twelve Films, The Savages, I’m Not There
Feb 16, 2008 • 70 min
In this episode of the Errata Movie Podcast, we talk about twelve new movies in theaters now or on DVD, including THE SAVAGES, I’M NOT THERE, MY KID COULD PAINT THAT, and a speed round featuring JUNO, THERE WILL BE BLOOD, THE RED BALLOON, and others.
Episode 010: Sundance Film Festival ‘08
Feb 2, 2008 • 52 min
In this episode of the Errata Movie Podcast, we have a report from the Sundance Film Festival, with discussion of new films by that will be coming to theaters later this year, plus a conversation with blogger and film writer Brian Darr about the…
Episode 009: New York Film Festival ‘07
Dec 26, 2007 • 38 min
In this episode of the Errata Movie Podcast, we have a report from the New York Film Festival, with discussion of new films by Carlos Reygadas, Gus Van Sant, Bela Tarr, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Abel Ferrara, and Jose Luis Guerin.
Episode 008: No Country for Old Men / The Darjeeling Limited
Dec 11, 2007 • 63 min
In this episode of the Errata Movie Podcast we talk about the latest films from the Coen brothers and Wes Anderson, plus we take an in-depth, spoiler-filled tour through No Country for Old Men.
Episode 007: Three Times
Nov 7, 2007 • 42 min
In this episode of the Errata Movie Podcast we talk about a recent film called Three Times made by the great Taiwanese filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien.
Episode 006: Lars and the Real Girl
Oct 29, 2007 • 23 min
In this episode of the Errata Movie Podcast we talk with the director of the new film LARS AND THE REAL GIRL, Craig Gillespie.
Episode 005: Toronto 2007
Sep 30, 2007 • 65 min
A full hour of the Errata Movie Podcast from the Toronto International Film Festival with reactions to some of the most talked about films. It’s also a preview of the New York Film Festival.
Episode 004: Homework
Aug 17, 2007 • 47 min
An episode of the Errata podcast devoted to the Iranian film Homework, by Abbas Kiarostami, which has been severely edited from its original version.
Episode 003: Werner Herzog
Aug 7, 2007 • 24 min
Today Rob talks with legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog about his new film, Rescue Dawn, starring Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, and Jeremy Davies. They also talk about films like Grizzly Man, The White Diamond, The Wild Blue Yonder, and, the documentary on…
Episode 002: The Year So Far
Jul 19, 2007 • 52 min
The second episode of the Errata podcast features a recap of some favorite movies from the first half of 2007 and a chat about the Toronto International Film Festival with J. Robert Parks.
Episode 001: Guy Maddin
Jul 9, 2007 • 37 min
For the inaugural Errata podcast, Rob talks with filmmaker Guy Maddin about his new silent film, Brand Upon the Brain!, which is being presented in various cities this summer as a live extravaganza, with an orchestra, foley artists, a soloing castrato,…