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The Last Black Man in San Francisco and VHYES

The Last Black Man in San Francisco and VHYES

January 21, 2020

There's nothing like seeing new voices emerge on the cinema landscape, and this week two first time feature filmmakers are making some serious noise.

First up, we take a look at the heartbreaking impact of gentrification with the indie darling that started as a Kickstarter pitch and ended on President Obama's Best of the Year list, The Last Black Man in San Francisco.  Then some familiar faces from sketch comedy's past pay us a visit with VHYES.


Intro: 0:00 - 12:30

The Last Black Man in San Francisco: 12:41 - 47:00

VHYES: 47:01 - 1:22:15

1917 and Long Day’s Journey Into Night

1917 and Long Day’s Journey Into Night

January 14, 2020

I hope you like single-shot, long-take movies... cause we're knee-deep in them this week with Sam Mendes' World War I epic, 1917 and Bi Gan's Long Day's Journey Into Night.

But first, we're talking Oscar nominations... or rather - the incredible roster of snubs.


Intro: 0:00 - 13:19

Oscar Talk: 13:20 - 36:00

1917: 36:01 - 1:14:42

Long Day's Journey Into Night: 1:14:43 - 1:51:00

Little Women and I Lost My Body

Little Women and I Lost My Body

January 10, 2020

This week we are taking a look at two films that charmed the pants off critics this year... just not the ones who get to cast award season votes.

First up is the picture that has #FilmTwitter cannibalizing itself, Little Women... a movie that firmly establishes Greta Gerwig as one of the Best Directors in the business; even if the Hollywood Foreign Press and most likely the Academy don't agree.

Then we take a look at a quirky animated film about a severed hand, I Lost My Body... which is currently streaming on Netflix.

Sorry, I know this episode is getting posted a few days late... we've had quite the week and we'll tell you about it at a later date. Also, James is still on assignment but he'll be back next week.

Intro: 0:00 - 9:00

Little Women: 9:50 - 1:30:28

I Lost My Body: 1:31:37 - 2:01:40

Uncut Gems and Atlantics

Uncut Gems and Atlantics

December 31, 2019

We're talking about two films this week which are popping up on many people's best of the year lists... but will they get any love from the Academy when they announce the nominees for this year's little golden statue award?

If there was any justice in the world, Adam Sandler will hear his name called for his role in the Safdie Brothers' latest gritty New York crime drama, Uncut Gems.

And if you don't know who Mati Diop is... just wait, cause you soon will. Her feature film debut, Atlantics, is on the shortlist for International Best Picture nominees. If you want to know just how good it is, you can find it streaming on Netflix.


Intro: 0:00 - 13:35

Uncut Gems: 13:50 - 1:35:10

Atlantics: 1:35:15 - 2:18:42

Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker

December 24, 2019

After 42 years the beloved Star Wars Skywalker Saga is coming to an end with Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker but did JJ Abrams and a boardroom of Disney executives stick the landing? And what does the future look like in a galaxy far, far away?


Intro: 0-12:50

Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker: 13:05 - 2:01:12


* We had planned to cover Hu Bo's An Elephant Sitting Still this week but with holiday travel we couldn't fit the 4 hour epic in. We'll get to it in the next few weeks.

Marriage Story and Honey Boy

Marriage Story and Honey Boy

December 20, 2019

We're putting the family unit under the microscope this week with two films that track the downward slope of disfunction.

Up first is Noah Baumbach's semi-autobiographical examination of divorce, Marriage Story, which finally hit Netflix and is certain to garner some Oscar nominations.

Then we take a look at Shia LaBeouf's semi-autobiographical depiction of the pitfalls of an abusive parental relationship in Honey Boy... which will almost certainly be ignored during awards season.


Intro: 0:00 - 18:21

Marriage Story: 18:55 - 1:02:18

Honey Boy: 1:02:36 - 1:59:11

Dark Waters and The Report

Dark Waters and The Report

December 10, 2019

It's legal talk and lots of paperwork this week on the Cinema Vertigogo Podcast as we lose all faith in humanity with stories of moral bankruptcy and corruption.

First up is the corporate horror story about the poisoning of the world (including you) Dark Waters. Then we abandon the higher ground for the shameful practice of torture in The Report.


Intro: 0:00 - 7:00

Dark Waters: 7:07 - 39:55

The Report: 39:58 - 1:28:35

The Irishman and Knives Out
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and Pause

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and Pause

November 27, 2019

We're examining the family dynamic and the damage it can leave in its wake this week on the Cinema Vertigogo Podcast.

First up is the biopic that is bringing audiences to tears with its unbridled goodness, the Fred Rogers biopic, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.

After that, we head to Greece for the story of a woman on the edge of a breakdown as her body and marriage turn against her in Pause.


Intro: 0:00 - 22:15

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: 22:16 - 1:00:00

Pause: 1:00:03 - 1:4030

The Death of Dick Long and Ford v. Ferrari

The Death of Dick Long and Ford v. Ferrari

November 19, 2019

Y'all wanna get weird? 

We're treading into some strange territory on this episode of the Cinema Vertigogo Podcast as we take on one of the darkest of dark comedies we've seen in a while, The Death of Dick Long.

Then we're hitting the track for the big star biopic, Ford v. Ferrari.


Intro: 0:00 - 13:29

The Death of Dick Long: 13:30 - 53:01

Ford v. Ferrari: 53:02 - 1:47:15