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John and Steve discuss the merits of the the sequel to the popular TV show and the blockbuster movie, Sex and the City in which Carrie Bradshaw and her friends continue their quest for complete satisfaction. Send us your comments about our review or your takeaway from the movie if you disagree with us. John also recommends a movie called All my Friends are Funeral Singers starring Angela Bettis, who was the lead actress in Drones. Amber Benson was the co director of Drones and you can listen to an interview with her recorded during the Independent Film Festival in Boston in April of 2010. There's also a sidebar about last episode's interview with zombie movie godfather George Romero and a quick review of Survival of the Dead.

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Category:Film Reviews -- posted at: 1:10pm EDT

John participated in a round-table discussion with George Romero, iconic director of zombie movies. This conversations centers around the upcoming release, Survival of the Dead and provides insights into George's approach to making movies.

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 10:17am EDT

Amber Benson, who played Tara on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, was in Boston a few weeks ago promoting her new film Drones at the Independent Film Festival. In this show, John Black and Steve Head discuss her experiences producing and directing the film.

Direct download: IFF10_-_Amber_Benson_CoDirector_of_Drones.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 10:11am EDT

This week, Steve and John discuss the new Ridley Scott film Robin Hood, starring Russell Crowe, and the French film Bluebeard, which is now playing at the Brattle Theatre. Plus, in a moment of brave admissions, they reveal a film or two that actually caused them to shed a tear.

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Direct download: 25_Robin_Hood.mp3
Category:Film Reviews -- posted at: 11:56am EDT

In this interview, John Black talks with Rodrigo Garcia, director of the film Mother and Child, revealing insight into the value of casting in a small film and how to say a lot with little details.

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Direct download: PMI_Rodrigo_Garcia.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:56pm EDT

This week, over buffalo wings and bagels, John and I review the new Iron Man sequel, while still under its influence an hour after seeing it.

Also, we discuss the unspeakably disgusting: a horror (?) film from the Netherlands entitled The Human Centipede: The First Sequence, which is now playing in limited release; plus the new DVDs Crazy Heart, Hong Kong Godfather, and the Iraq war documentary Severe Clear.

This we recorded live at the Trident Booksellers & Cafe on Newbury Street in Boston.

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Category:Film Reviews -- posted at: 2:36am EDT

Miao Wang, director of Beijing Taxi talks with Steve and John about her experience in China documenting the lives of 3 taxi drivers during the massive building program that was the result of Beijing's preparation for hosting the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Direct download: IFF_9_Miao_Wang_Director_Beijing_Taxi.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 9:52pm EDT