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Andrew Shearer has been the voice of film at OnlineAthens and the Athens Banner-Herald since 2009.

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Andrew Shearer has been the voice of film at OnlineAthens and the Athens Banner-Herald since 2009.

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Entertaining

By DirkDiggler07 - Aug 25 2017
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Not a bad podcast.

You might think you know movies...

By scrunchi2003 - Apr 02 2016
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...but I guarantee you've got nothing on Andrew. This guy has enormous affection for film in general, & a soft spot for all things weird & under the radar. He's a champion of the unsung, & an unapologetic feminist, & it's a always a pleasure to hear his unique perspectives. Cannot recommend highly enough!

iTunes Ratings

11 Ratings
Average Ratings
10
1
0
0
0

Entertaining

By DirkDiggler07 - Aug 25 2017
Read more
Not a bad podcast.

You might think you know movies...

By scrunchi2003 - Apr 02 2016
Read more
...but I guarantee you've got nothing on Andrew. This guy has enormous affection for film in general, & a soft spot for all things weird & under the radar. He's a champion of the unsung, & an unapologetic feminist, & it's a always a pleasure to hear his unique perspectives. Cannot recommend highly enough!
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Cinema File Podcast

Latest release on Oct 26, 2020

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Andrew Shearer has been the voice of film at OnlineAthens and the Athens Banner-Herald since 2009.

Rank #1: Ep. 438: It's my Bird in a Box

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Over the holidays, Susanne Beir's "Bird Box" was viewed by over 45 milliion Netflix subscribers. Would it have been as successful had it been released to theatres, or would its similarities to movies like "A Quiet Place," "The Mist" and "The Happening" worked againt it in the crowded marketplace? Andrew looks into the possible reasons for its appeal and issues a challenge (that doesn't involve a blindfold).

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Jan 04 2019

27mins

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Rank #2: Cinema File: "Schlocktoberfest" with Sam and Mark from Cine

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Sam and Mark from Cine sit down with Andrew to discuss how selections are made for their annual Schlocktoberfest horror film series and break down the entire 2019 program.

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Sep 30 2019

44mins

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Rank #3: Cinema File: "Hustlers" is the "Goodfellas" of stripper movies

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Lorene Scafaria's "Hustlers" does give you what you see in the trailers, but the entire movie is an epic crime saga in the vein of "Goodfellas" - without any male characters. In other words, a far cry from any stripper movie we've ever seen and quite revolutionary in its portrayal of female friendships and motherhood.

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Sep 13 2019

26mins

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Rank #4: Cinema File 473: "Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark" is a ray of light

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With Guillermo del Toro on board as producer, "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" does more than is required of PG-13 jump horror, putting characters from the popular children's book into a film that would be outstanding even without them.

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Aug 09 2019

25mins

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Rank #5: Cinema File 451: Why are we afraid of "Us"?

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Jordan Peele's follow-up to his groundbreaking modern classic "Get Out" is massive, terrifying, fun and thought-provoking. To take "Us" at face value, or to dismiss it as emptier than Peele's previous work, is impossible, as it further cements him as a genre master and star Lupita Nyong'o as one of its greatest heroes (and villains).

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Mar 22 2019

26mins

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Rank #6: Ep. 440: Is "Glass" a train wreck (and does anyone survive)?

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M. Night Shyamalan's "Glass" is the third part of a trilogy that began in 2000 with "Unbreakable" and returned as the surprise ending of 2016's "Split." Did the original film leave you wanting more, or did its genius lie in its simplicity? In this episode, Andrew reviews Shyamalan's latest and looks back at his entire filmography.

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Jan 18 2019

25mins

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Rank #7: Ep. 437: The best movies of 2018 (and a bunch of other stuff)

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Didn't get everything you wanted for Xmas? How about one top 10 movie list, two top 5 movie lists, and reviews of Mary Poppins, Bumblebee, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse? You're welcome, and you don't have to get us anything. Well, ok, good reviews on iTunes wouldn't hurt. Actually, would you?

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Dec 28 2018

1hr 9mins

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Rank #8: Cinema File: Why everyone is flipping out about "Parasite"

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Andrew and Sam review a ton of new movies in this episode including PARASITE, THE LIGHTHOUSE, PLAYING WITH FIRE, SWEETHEART and many more. Follow Andrew on Instagram @cinemandrew and read his movie stuff each week at www.onlineathens.com

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Nov 13 2019

50mins

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Rank #9: Cinema File: "Sugar Hill" is the best zombie movie you've never seen

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For episode 474 of the Cinema File podcast, Kate and Andrew celebrate 1974's "Sugar Hill," also known as "Sugar Hill Zombies." Starring Marki Bey ("The Landlord"), and the late Don Pedro Colley ("Beneath the Planet of the Apes"), director Paul Malansky's cult classic is one of the greatest zombie movies ever made. It's now available on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber.

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Aug 16 2019

54mins

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Rank #10: Cinema File 449: O Captain! My Captain!

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Andrew and Sam deliver an intergalactic power punch of new movie reviews including Captain Marvel, Madea Family Funeral, Border, Greta, Fighting With My Family, Period End of Sentence, Horror Noire and many more.

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Mar 08 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #11: Ep. 444: Picks and predictions for the 2019 Academy Awards

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Let's not forget that despite the prestige and fanfare, the Oscars are a television show, and even people who haven't seen any of the nominees tune in to see what the American royalty (celebrities) are wearing to the event. But for movie fans, will there be any surprises? 2018 was an exciting year for film no matter what, but anytime the Academy breaks from tradition sends shock waves through the industry.

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Feb 20 2019

38mins

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Rank #12: Cinema File 470: "Once Upon A Time" Feels Like Tarantino's Last Ride

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Quentin Tarantino claims he will retire after 10 movies, but his 9th has an air of finality and is something of a wistful goodbye to the period of cinema history from which he has drawn inspiration throughout his career. These are my immediate notes after seeing "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood."  

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Jul 26 2019

28mins

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Rank #13: Cinema File: "Ready Or Not" to have a blast

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"Ready Or Not" is more than just one of the most entertaining movies of the year. By writing a fun and interesting hero (instead of turning her into a bloodthirsty maniac), the filmmakers have achieved a serious one-up in the survival horror genre.  

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Aug 21 2019

27mins

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Rank #14: Ep. 443: The disarming wit of "Velvet Buzzsaw"

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The only people who would feel safe putting their arm inside a giant chrome sphere are people who never saw a "Phantasm" movie, and they'd deserve whatever happened to them for not having seen a "Phantasm" movie. This episode incluses reviews of "Velvet Buzzsaw," "Piercing," "I/O," "Destroyer," "Fyre Festival," "If Beale Street Could Talk" and more. IG/Twitter @cinemandrew

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Feb 08 2019

57mins

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Rank #15: Cinema File: Henrique Couto talks "Boggy Creek: The Series"

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After years of secrecy, "Boggy Creek: The Series" premiered on Amazon Prime to rave reviews, but also to the great relief of Ohio-based director Henrique Couto, who was hired by one of his b-movie heroes, Fred Olen Ray, to helm each episode. In this conversation, Couto goes in depth about how the whole thing happened, and his plans to make 3 sequels to his 2013 cult slasher favorite "Babysitter Massacre."

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Nov 19 2019

44mins

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Rank #16: Cinema File 471: This podcast has been rated Xtina

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In this conversation with frequent Cinema File guest host Xtina, Andrew digs into the unusual circumstances that lead to her interest in horror movies and the things that scare them both. Don't listen to this episode if you're home by yourself at night!

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Aug 02 2019

1hr 12mins

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Rank #17: Cinema File 450: On "Wonder Park" and Parental Guidance

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Does the poor critical and audience response to Paramount Animation's "Wonder Park" say more about our attitudes towards what kinds of family movies have permission to address the subject of trauma than it does about the film itself? Take a ride in the car with OnlineAthens film critic Andrew Shearer for a free-form meditation on the successes and failings of modern family entertainment.

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Mar 19 2019

29mins

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Rank #18: Cinema File: Getting a grip on '90s teen horror comedy "Idle Hands"

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Recently named one of the 10 worst teen horror movies of the '90s, "Idle Hands" suffered at the box office due to the timing of its release with one of America's most unforgettable tragedies and. Is it a true cult classic, or does the blend of horror and comedy just not work as well as in other, more beloved genre films?

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Oct 21 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #19: Cinema File 469: Is "Nurse 3D" the "Showgirls" of horror movies?

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With a cast that included TV comedy stars Katrina Bowden ("30 Rock") and Niecy Nash ("Claws"), Hollywood vets Judd Nelson and Kathleen Turner, explicit gore and nudity and lead by a go-for-broke performance by Paz de la Huerta ("Boardwalk Empire"), "Nurse 3D" had all the makings of a camp classic. So why aren't we talking about it?

(This episode contains an audio sample of "I Eat Boys Like You For Breakfast" by Ida Maria. No copyright is claimed and no infringement is intended).

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Jul 19 2019

48mins

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Rank #20: Cinema File 472: Fast & Furious Presents: Nerd & Nerd

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Just because Andrew and Sam don't work together at the video store anymore (not that they could; it was turned into an Urgent Care years ago) doesn't mean they aren't still THE go-to people for reviews of the latest movies and shows. On this episode: HOBBS & SHAW, ANGRY BIRDS 2, THEM THAT FOLLOW, THE BOYS and more.

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Aug 07 2019

57mins

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Cinema File: "Ghosts of Athens" author Tracy L. Adkins

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"Ghosts of Athens" author Tracy L. Adkins is interviewed in this episode recorded at Oconee Hill Cemetery in Athens, Georgia on October 23, 2020. Ms. Adkins discusses her first encounter with the unexplained, how she wrote the book, and reads the chapter on the Lyndon House haunting.

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Oct 26 2020

40mins

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Cinema File: "American Werewolf in London" (with Xtina)

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Stick to the road and beware the moon! Andrew and Xtina discuss what is arguably the best werewolf movie of all time, 1981's "An American Werewolf in London," including the themes, special effects, and a dark chapter of director John Landis' history.

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Oct 21 2020

45mins

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Cinema File: Will Eskridge totally parties with bats, snakes, and raccoons

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Athens artist Will Eskridge returns to the podcast to talk Halloween costumes, '80s hair metal, and "Pärty Animalz," his new painting series opening Sunday, Oct. 18 via Facebook Live. Visit facebook.com/willeskridgeart for detailz.

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Oct 16 2020

28mins

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Cinema File: Lane and Ruckus Skye ("The Devil To Pay")

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Lane and Ruckus Skye are a married filmmaking team from Georgia whose new movie, "The Devil To Pay," casts Danielle Deadwyler in an intensely affecting, dynamic performance as an Appalachian mother caught in the middle of an age-old feud. In this interview, the Skyes talk about the care they took in constructing a responsible, yet highly compelling story.

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Oct 15 2020

28mins

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Cinema File: 10 horror movies to watch in October (w/ Julieann Stipidis)

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October is a special month for horror movie fans, and we're here to help you decide what movies to watch while you're stuck in your house. Horror journalist Julieann Stipidis (Monster Mania, Bloody-Disgusting) brings her top 10 favorite movies to watch during the Halloween season.

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Oct 01 2020

1hr 10mins

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Cinema File: 5 best movies we watched in August (and some of September)

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Former video store clerks Andrew and Sam return 5 movies they watched in August including I'M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS, MULAN, PROJECT POWER, AMERICAN PICKLE, PALM SPRINGS, and BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC. 

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Sep 11 2020

54mins

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Cinema File: "Dead Presidents" isn't on Blu-ray (and Disney might know why)

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Released by Disney's Buena Vista Pictures in 1995, the unsung Hughes Brothers Vietnam War-era crime thriller "Dead Presidents" received a features-packed Criterion Collection laserdisc release the following year, but is so far not available on Blu ray (the DVD release was bare bones). In this episode, Andrew and Kate look back at the cult classic with a stunning soundtrack and still-relevant subject matter.

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Aug 10 2020

1hr 8mins

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"Athens, Georgia: Over/Under" a time capsule of DIY music culture

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Thomas Bauer's newly-released documentary feature, "Athens, Georgia: Over/Under" is a personal account of his time living in a city known for its vibrant music scene, but might also function as a kind of timeline for the death of its DIY culture. In this interview, Bauer speaks to Arts & Entertainment writer Andrew Shearer about the nearly decade-long production, and what parts of the experience have remained with him. Visit www.athensgaoverunder.com to watch the full movie.

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Jul 23 2020

33mins

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Comedian Mark Kendall uses MARTA, Dr. Seuss to address racism

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Atlanta-based comedian brought his one-man show "The Magic Negro and Other Blackness" to Athens last fall. Now, he's taken his abilities as a writer and stage performer into the world of short subject videos with "Green Eggs and the N-Word" and "MARTA Comes to Cobb County." In this interview, Kendall explains his thoughtful approach to using this new format to address racism. (Photo credit: Lola Scott)

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Jul 15 2020

33mins

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Cinema File: Streaming or 2021? Predicting the fate of 2020's movies

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Hear a whole bunch of new movie reviews and get our predictions for which movies scheduled for 2020 release will end up on streaming and which ones will get bumped to 2021.

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Jul 09 2020

1hr 3mins

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Cinema File: When can we go to the movies again?

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Theatrical releases keep getting pushed back, Hollywood films are going direct to streaming, and theatres are hesitant to re-open due to a nationwide spike in COVID-19 cases. Will we return to the movies in 2020?

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Jul 02 2020

25mins

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Cinema File: Father's Day movie reviews with my 7-year-old

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Since we couldn't go for our traditional Father's Day dinner and a movie, I invited my 7-year-old to spend 15 minutes talking with me about our favorite films. She had so much fun, I decided to tack on a bonus half hour of us going through her entire movie collection.

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Jun 22 2020

39mins

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Cinema File: Mid-year top 10 movie picks

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Did theatre closures accidentally result in more people getting access to 2020's greatest movies? At the mid-year point, half of the movies that made our top 10 were released on streaming. Get the full list here.

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Jun 16 2020

29mins

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Cinema File: Julieann Stipidis (Bloody Disgusting/Fangoria/Nightmarish Conjurings)

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What's it like to be a female horror journalist in the social media age? Julieann Stipidis (Bloody Disgusting, Fangoria, Nightmarish Conjurings) discusses her background as a horror fan and writer, navigating the minefield of online comments, and her focus on putting in good work. 

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May 27 2020

50mins

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Cinema File: What we're watching in quarantine

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Former video store co-workers Andrew and Sam review a whole bunch of new movies from behind the virtual counter including LUCKY GRANDMA, BEASTIE BOYS STORY, SCOOB, THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF, DEERKSIN and more.

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May 22 2020

53mins

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Cinema File: Interview with Bobby Huntley II ("Coronaman")

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When Atlanta-based filmmaker Bobby Huntley's feature film set had to shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak, he took creative action and made "Coronaman," a note-for-note satire of the trailer for Nia DaCosta's upcoming "Candyman" film. In this interview, Huntley explains social distance filmmaking and recounts the VHS origins of his career. Visit Huntley's YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGhHC_bULX8f3N8VT2_YhjA

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May 21 2020

26mins

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Cinema File: The balcony is open for "Phantom of the Paradise"

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What's the most '70s movie of all time? The arguable choice is Brian dePalma's 1974 horror musical, "Phantom of the Paradise." With a rocky production history that included being sued by Led Zeppelin, the under-appreciated cult treasure can only be compared to "Rocky Horror," which was released the following year.

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May 08 2020

1hr 2mins

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Cinema File: Bat meaning good (a conversation with Will Eskridge)

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In this free-form conversation, Athens, Ga. visual artist Will Eskridge talks painting, comic books, weird movies and parenthood. Visit Will online at willeskridge.com

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May 04 2020

50mins

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Cinema File: Interview with James Preston ("Athens Rising")

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Filmmaker James Preston has just released both volumes of his recent documentary series "Athens Rising" for free on his athensrising.com website, and they might be exactly what locals (and anyone, for that matter) need to see to lift their sprits.

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Apr 24 2020

29mins

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Cinema File: How to shelter in place and summon the darkness

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Andrew checks in after a month without going to the movies. How has film criticism adapted? What movies are we watching, where are we watching them, and are they any good?

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Apr 17 2020

14mins

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iTunes Ratings

11 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Entertaining

By DirkDiggler07 - Aug 25 2017
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Not a bad podcast.

You might think you know movies...

By scrunchi2003 - Apr 02 2016
Read more
...but I guarantee you've got nothing on Andrew. This guy has enormous affection for film in general, & a soft spot for all things weird & under the radar. He's a champion of the unsung, & an unapologetic feminist, & it's a always a pleasure to hear his unique perspectives. Cannot recommend highly enough!