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Watch With Jen - S2: E18 - '90s Duality: "Zero Effect" & "Fight Club" with Noah Gittell

Watch With Jen

Washington City Paper film critic Noah Gittell joins me to discuss two cult-favorite Gen X titles from the '90s - our mutual favorite "Zero Effect" and the brilliant "Fight Club" - in this nerdily analytical episode. A reporter at BBC Talk Movies and a guest lecturer at Smithsonian Associates, Noah is also a freelance contributor for a number of outstanding outlets, including The Atlantic, The Ringer, The Guardian, Polygon, and The Economist.Filled with spoilers about "Zero Effect" and "Fight Club" as well as a few other twisty, unreliable narrator centrist films from the same era, in this in-depth conversation, we dissect not only what makes them great but also pinpoint their place in history then and now.Theme Music: Solo Acoustic Guitar by Jason Shaw, Free Music ArchiveOriginally Posted on Patreon (5/3/21) here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/50825689

1hr 14mins

4 May 2021

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#529 Noah Gittell - The 2021 Oscars: A Year of Drama

The Not Old - Better Show

Noah Gittell - The 2021 Oscars: A Year of Drama The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Interview Series Welcome to the Not Old Better Show, I’m your host Paul Vogelzang, and this is episode number 529. As part of our Smithsonian Associates, Art of Living interview series, our guest today is Noah Gittell.  Noah Gittell a previous guest on the show, and a fan favorite, is a film critic for the Washington City Paper.  Noah Gittell also writes for publications including The Atlantic, The Guardian, Salon, and the LA Review of Books.  Noah Gittell is a regular on-camera guest on BBC’s “Talking Movies,” program.  Noah Gittell will be presenting at the Smithsonian Associates program entitled,  The 2021 Oscars: A Year of Drama. The Oscars are going to be different this year. With the pandemic having forced many major films to push their release dates to 2021 or beyond, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has made dramatic changes to shift the date of the ceremony to April 26, expand the eligibility window, and allow most streaming films to compete, whether they had a theatrical release or not. In most years, you’d have assembled your own slate of favorites in the Oscar race long before the ceremony. There’s nothing more enjoyable than comparing your picks, talking about the nominated films and performers—and of course, those you felt really should have gotten a nod—with other movie fans. But this year, you might want an expert to help guide you through the process. Washington City Paper film critic, and Not Old Better Show fan favorite, Noah Gittell is back with us for an evening that focuses on all things Oscar, from Academy Awards history and trivia to discussions of this unusual year's nominations and behind-the-scenes stories. He sorts through all the storylines, rumors, and gossip so that when the telecast begins, you'll be the most knowledgeable guest at your virtual Oscar party. Sip something festive and cast your vote for the winners in several major categories, with the most accurate predictions eligible for prizes after the awards are presented. Noah Gittell has covered the film world and Hollywood for the Atlantic, Guardian, Salon, and L.A. Review of Books. He is a regular on-camera contributor to BBC's "Talking Movies."  Please join me in welcoming back to The Not Old Better Show, Noah Gittell. My thanks to Washington City Paper film critic, and Not Old Better Show fan favorite, Noah Gittell for his time today.   Noah Gittell will be presenting at the Smithsonian Associates program entitled,  The 2021 Oscars: A Year of Drama.  Check out our web site for more details on Noah Gittell’s Smithsonian Associates presentation, April 21, 2021.  My thanks to the Smithsonian team for all they do to support the show, and my thanks to you, my wonderful Not Old Better Show audience.  My hope is that you’re listening today while standing in line for the vaccine.  Be safe, practice smart social distancing and remember, Let’s Talk About Better.  The Not Old Better Show.  Thanks, everybody. For more details, please check here on the Smithsonian Associates site:  https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250243?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086

20mins

12 Apr 2021

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Run (Featuring Noah Gittell)

Piecing It Together Podcast

On the 153rd episode of Piecing It Together, film-critic Noah Gittell joins me to talk about Aneesh Chaganty's sophomore effort, Run. After 2018's excellent Searching, I was eagerly awaiting what he would do next... Unfortunately Run, a movie that looked like it was inspired by Lifetime movies... Is basically just another Lifetime movie. Puzzle pieces include The Shining, Gaslight, a whole lot of Hitchcock and a whole lot of Lifetime.

43mins

30 Nov 2020

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All The President's Minutes - Minute 44 with Noah Gittell

One Heat Minute Productions

All The President's Minutes is a podcast where conversations about movies, journalism, politics and history meet. Each show we use the seminal and increasingly prescient 1976 film All The President's Men as a portal, to engage with the themes and the warnings of the film resonating since its release. For minute 44, I join former political staffer, writer and film critic Noah Gittell. Noah and I discuss how All The President's Men transcends above the movie of the week 'quick buck' ethos and journalism elevated to heroism. About Noah Gittell Noah Gittell is a film critic for Washington City Paper and former political staffer. His writing has also appeared at the Atlantic, LA Review of Books, Wired, GQ and Talking Points Memo.Twitter: @noahgittellOutlets: Washington City Paper, The Economist, The Atlantic, The Guardian, LA Review of Books, GQ, Wired, Talking Points Memo Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/one-heat-minute-productions/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

56mins

27 May 2020

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#423 How To Watch the Oscars - Film Critic Noah Gittell

The Not Old - Better Show

How To Watch the Oscars - Film Critic Noah Gittell The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Interview Series Welcome to the Not Old Better Show, I’m your host Paul Vogelzang, and this is episode number 423. As part of our Smithsonian Associates, Art of Living interview series, our guest today is Noah Gittell. Noah Gittell a previous guest on the show, and a fan favorite, is a film critic for the Washington City Paper. Noah Gittell also writes for publications including The Atlantic, The Guardian, Salon, and the LA Review of Books. Noah Gittell is a regular on-camera guest on BBC’s “Talking Movies,” program. Noah Gittell will be presenting at the Smithsonian Associates program entitled, ‘How to Watch the Oscars,’ February 6, 2020. Please check our web site (https://notold-better.com) for links, tickets and other detail, or directly from the Smithsonian Associates: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/how-to-watch-oscars?utm_source=RAad&utm_medium=OAtsa&utm_content=mwX&utm_campaign=MayWe

14mins

21 Jan 2020

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#319 Academy Awards Show with Noah Gittell

The Not Old - Better Show

Academy Awards Show with Noah Gittell Smithsonian Associates Art of Living Interview Series Welcome to the Not Old Better Show, I’m your host Paul Vogelzang, and this is episode number 319. Today’s show is brought to you by Blinkist. As part of our Smithsonian Associates, Art of Living interview series, our guest today is Noah Gittell. Noah Gittell a previous guest on the show, and a fan favorite, is a film critic for the Washington City Paper. Noah Gittell also writes for publications including Atlantic, Guardian, Salon, and the LA Review of Books. Noah Gittell is a regular on camera guest on BBC’s “Talking Movies,” program. The countdown to the 91st Academy Awards has begun! We’re listening now to one of the Academy Award nominated songs for Best Song, from the film, “Ralph Wrecks the Internet,” which is great to see, BTW, and grandkids will love it, too! But, the song is sung by comedian Sarah Silverman, and it titled, “A Place Called Slaughter Race.” It’s a funny song…I think you’ll enjoy it. But, now that it's February we are only weeks away from the biggest award show of the year with the 2019 Oscars coming up. Since it's the biggest award show in the entertainment world—especially in the film world—winning one of these Oscar statues is an honor like no other. Winning the title of Best Picture however is the ultimate award when it comes to movies and so far there have been a lot of noteworthy recipients. We will learn about 2019 Best Picture nominees, and all other Oscar related behind the scenes stories from our guest today, Noah Gittell, who’ll be at the Smithsonian Associates program, Feb. 21, 2019. So, we’re going to get festive, and cast our votes for the winners in the many categories, and Noah Gittell will share much more, including prizes for the most accurate predictions! For more information, ticket details, etc., please click HERE> for Smithsonian Associates: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/red-carpet-night-with-oscar For more information about The Not Old Better Show, please click HERE> https://notold-better.com

19mins

8 Feb 2019

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#164 A Red Carpet Night with Oscar - Noah Gittell

The Not Old - Better Show

A Red Carpet Night with Oscar - Noah Gittell Smithsonian Associates, Interview Series Long before Academy Awards night rolls around on March 4, you’ve probably assembled your own slate of favorites in the Oscar race. There’s nothing more enjoyable than comparing your picks, talking about the nominated films and performers—and of course, those you felt really should have gotten a nod—with other movie fans. Washington City Paper film critic Noah Gittell is out guest today on The Not Old Better Show in an interview about his Smithsonian presentation  that focuses on all things Oscar, from Academy Awards history and trivia to discussions of this year’s nominations and behind-the-scenes stories. Sip something festive and cast your vote for the winners in several major categories, with the most accurate predictions eligible for prizes after the awards are presented. A major (wax) celebrity or two (appearing courtesy of Madame Tussauds Washington) will be on the red carpet, waiting to pose for a photo with you! Gittell has covered film and politics for publications and sites including the Atlantic, Guardian, Slate, The Economist, and L.A. Review of Books. He is a regular on-camera contributor to BBC’s “Talking Movies.” For tickets and more details, please click HERE:   https://smithsonianassociates.org/Ticketing/tickets/a-red-carpet-night-with-oscar Enjoy.

15mins

10 Feb 2018

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Episode 394: Aph Ko, Noah Gittell

Our Hen House

Welcome to the 394th episode of Our Hen House!  Jasmin interviews activist and author Aph Ko, founder of Black Vegans Rock, a platform that spotlights incredible Black vegans, and Aphro-ism, a website that provides critical analysis through a decolonial black vegan feminist framework. […]

1hr 48mins

29 Jul 2017