Thu, 24 September 2020
Lies & Paranoia/Fact & Conspiracy: 9/11 and the Mysteries of Truth
On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Mr. Chavez and I sit down to continue discussing the wave of documentaries that flooded social media after the September 11th Attacks. On this episode we look at documentaries that examine the attacks from multiple societal angles and discuss their virtues and faults. We profile Daniel Avery's Loose Change (2005), Anthony J. Hilder's The Greatest Lie Ever Sold (possibly 2004), and Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004). Take a listen and hear the two of us debate the merits and problems with each of these films as well as the far-reaching (and still controversial) events of September 11, 2001.
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Wed, 23 September 2020
A Master is Gone - Remembering Michael Chapman (November 21, 1935 - September 20, 2020)
The great cinematographer Michael Chapman has passed away at the age of 84. Join me on this solo episode where I pay tribute to the man who lensed Hal Ashby's The Last Detail (1973), Philip Kaufman's Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Carl Reiner's Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) & The Man with Two Brains (1983), and Bill Murray & Howard Franklin's Quick Change (1990), and his last film Gábor Csupó's Bridge to Terabithia (2007). Nominated for The Academy Award twice -his second nomination in 1993 for Andrew Davis' The Fugitive (1993), but the two films he is best known for are the Martin Scorsese directed masterpieces Taxi Driver (1976) and Raging Bull (1980) - for which he received his first nomination. He also directed a half a dozen films including the Tom Cruise starring All the Right Moves (1983) and Clan of the Cave Bear (1986). He was truly an exceptional artist and although he had retired in 2007 his passing is a loss to the artistry of cinema.
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Mon, 14 September 2020
When It All Changed - Remembering September 11th - WatchThis W/RickRamos
On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Ibrahim & I sit down to discuss the 19 year anniversary of the September 11th attacks which took the lives of nearly 3,000 people. We give our own recollections of that day as well as discuss the movies that depict these events and were inspired by that day. We discuss Oliver Stone's World Trade Center, Stephen Daldry's Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Spike Lee's 25th Hour, and Paul Greengrass' United 93. Take a listen as we remember this horrible day.
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Mon, 7 September 2020
Evil Hides in Plain Sight - Tim Roth's The War Zone
On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, I welcome Mr. Chavez back to the podcast to discuss one of the most unjustly overlooked films of the 1990's - TimRoth's look at a family slowly disintegrating. Featuring a cast led by Ray Winston as Dad, Tilda Swinton as Mum, and Lara Belmont and Freddie Cunlieffe as their teenage kids. We can't say more about this film without giving away too much. So, take a chance on one of the best films that too few audiences have seen.
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