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Back To Back Films

Everything you never knew, you wanted to know... about movies. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/btbfilms/support

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61 Hail Paimon! - Hereditary and De Palma

We're distributing this episode all about A24! Who are they, what is their primary business, how did they get to where they are, and what are they doing to the industry that is so important? You're about to find out! (Also A24 if you're listening we have nothing but good things to say about you!) Check out the Pitch Fest! episode where we pitch you some horror films that we think A24 would buy!  Music: Nihilore - The Dweller on the Threshold, Forever Lying to Myself--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/btbfilms/support

1hr 39mins

20 Jun 2018

Rank #1

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22 Lolly Zolly - Vertigo and The Quick and the Dead

This week we're all about the dolly zoom! What is this weird technique, why do filmmakers use it, and how is it done! Using Veritgo and the Quick and the Dead we tell you all about it!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/btbfilms/support

2hr 20mins

12 Sep 2017

Rank #2

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20 Brohemian Rhapsody - Fight Club and Boondocks Saints

We go full bro! Talking all thing filmbro and the movies that are filmbro movies. It's a term we created and we're finally explaining what it is! Nakey Jakey makes an appearance to help us out so take a listen!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/btbfilms/support

2hr 31mins

22 Aug 2017

Rank #3

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60 Ballasting Off w/ Nate Sawtell - Bicycle Thieves and Ballast

We get neoreal this week with our special guest. What is Italian Neorealism and how has it affected American cinema? Listen to find out!  Music: Mabafu - Changes ft. Alena Sola, Bersarinplatz--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/btbfilms/support

1hr 30mins

12 Jun 2018

Rank #4

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27 In Soviet Russia... - Strike and Battleship Potemkin

In Soviet Russia...they develop film theories that will go on to be used by everyone around the world in almost every film ever made. Two of the most famous films ever made, Strike and Battleship Potemkin are Sergei Eisenstein's theories in practice. We talk about what Soviet Montage Theory is, how it works, Alfred Hitchcock and montage theory, and more! For those that like the more technical, theoretical, and historical episodes this is for you!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/btbfilms/support

2hr 11mins

11 Oct 2017

Rank #5

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29 Americans Make Bad Monster Movies w/ Tony Prichard - King Kong 1933 and Kong Skull Island

This week we're joined by special guest Tony Prichard professor of film, English, and technological history at Western Washington University! The topic: King Kong and the lack of good monster movies in America. Why do Americans make bad monster movies? Why was the first King Kong film so special? How did they make it? And why is film theory even important? Listen to find out!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/btbfilms/support

2hr 28mins

23 Oct 2017

Rank #6

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95 Yorgos Lanthimos - The Lobster & The Killing of a Sacred Deer

We discuss Yorgos Lanthimos' strategies with disruptive characters and the fascinating production histories of these two films. We also get sidetracked and talk about Hitchcock, the Leftovers, and more. As always we pitch a film at the end of the episode, this week it's films with "Characters that disrupt". --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/btbfilms/support

1hr 37mins

24 Apr 2019

Rank #7

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94 Yorgos Lanthimos - Alps & Dogtooth

We discuss the bizarre, surreal, and uncanny through the lens of Academy Award Nominee Yorgos Lanthimos and his films. For this episode, it's his critically acclaimed slice of life film Dogtooth and his experimental follow-up Alps. As always we pitch a film at the end of the episode, this week it's films with "Social Isolated Characters". --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/btbfilms/support

1hr 24mins

15 Apr 2019

Rank #8

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93 Happy Hour! Climax

We gush over Gaspar Noe's new cinematic, nightmare, dance film Climax and discuss the techniques used in the film.We chat about recent news and trailers including Tarantino's new film. We also throw out some newer films to watch. As always, at the end of the episode we each pitch a film and vote on who's is best, this week it's Dance Films. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/btbfilms/support

1hr 36mins

7 Apr 2019

Rank #9

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91 Happy Hour! The Revenant

Jacob is busy moving so Keith and Byron talk about one of their favorite films - The Revenant! This film had a crazy production and we take you through the ins and outs of what it took to get it made. Jacob will be back next week for our coverage of Yorgos Lanthimos! Music: Brakhage - No Coincidence Coolzey - Harmitzvah --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/btbfilms/support

1hr 22mins

17 Mar 2019

Rank #10

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90 Happy Birthday Jacob - Minding The Gap and Death of Stalin

It's Jacob's birthday! So he gets to pick the films this week. He decided to choose two great films that flew under the radar of audiences, one of which actually picked up a ton of steam and was nominated for an Oscar! As always, at the end of the show we each pitch a film. This week we're pitching films where Jacob is an integral character to the plot. MUSIC: Soft and Furious - Rumbling Roof, One Time Last Time Nihilore - Apricity --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/btbfilms/support

1hr 46mins

1 Mar 2019

Rank #11

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89 Happy Hour! Netflix Marketing, Christopher Nolan's Release Date, Rush Hour 4, Child's Play Reboot

Why are people are talking about how handsome Ted Bundy is? Why did Christopher Nolan's new film get a release date when we have no idea what his new film is about? What should we see in Rush Hour 4 and the Child's Play reboot? Byron isn't here this week! So no PitchFest! NOTICE: Our episodes are put on hold due to massive snow in the PNW. You might not hear from us for another week or two. MUSIC: Soft and Furious - Rumbling Roof, One Time Last Time Nihilore - Apricity --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/btbfilms/support

1hr 4mins

14 Feb 2019

Rank #12

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87 Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom and The Great Beauty

We discuss an article featuring John Krasinski and Paul Thomas Anderson on why filmmakers should respect bold films. We chat through movie-awards culture regarding Green Book winning a Golden Globe. And it's Byron's Birthday! Because it's Byron's Birthday, he picked the films this week. He chose the gorgeously shot Oscar-Winning Italian Film, "The Great Beauty" & one of the most graphic and offensive films of all time, "Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom". As always, at the end of the show we each pitch a film. This week it's films where Byron is an essential character to the plot. PITCHFEST TALLIES: Keith 20 Byron 16 Jacob 15 MUSIC: Soft and Furious - Rumbling Roof, One Time Last Time Nihilore - Apricity --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/btbfilms/support

1hr 56mins

18 Jan 2019

Rank #13

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86 Happy Hour! Bandersnatch, Collateral, The Haunting of Hill House, Bojack Horseman

Cheers to the New Year! Join us as we talk about the brand new Bandersnatch and the concept of choose your own adventure films. TALLIES: Keith 19 Byron 15 Jacob 14 Music: Soft and Furious - Rumbling Roof, One Time Last Time Nihilore - Apricity --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/btbfilms/support

1hr 16mins

8 Jan 2019

Rank #14

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85 Happy Hour! Our Top 10 Watched of 2018

To wrap up the year we are bring you a list of the top ten films that we watched this year. These films don't necessarily have to have been released this year but they have to be watched this year. They also cannot be a rewatch unless it was a special release. It's quite an eclectic mix of films so take a listen and let us know what you think!  Thank you to everyone who stuck with us this year. 2019 is going to bring a lot of exciting films! TALLIES Keith 18 Byron 15 Jacob 14 Music: Nihilore - Apricity Soft and Furious - One Time Last Time, Rumbling Roof --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/btbfilms/support

1hr 45mins

28 Dec 2018

Rank #15

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84 Color Series: Blue - Alien and The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover

Films: Alien and The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover As we draw closer to the end of the year we decided that another color series was in order, one that is not traditionally thought of during this holiday time - Blue. Blue is a strong color with very particular meanings and feelings associated with it. Join us as we discuss them as they pertain to film, how these two films subvert the general usage of blue, and the power of color in contrast to one another. Happy holidays to everyone and an even better new year! TALLIES Keith 17 Byron 15 Jacob 14 Music: Nihilore - Apricity Soft and Furious - Rumbling Roof, One Time Last Time --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/btbfilms/support

2hr 2mins

27 Dec 2018

Rank #16

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83 Happy Birthday Keith - Blood Simple and Samsara

Keith's birthday happened so he chose the films for this week. It's a pretty general discussion so take a listen!  TALLIES  Keith 17  Byron 15  Jacob 13  Music: Nihilore - Apricity --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/btbfilms/support

2hr 2mins

17 Dec 2018

Rank #17

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82 Happy Hour! The House That Jack Built

Byron and Keith go all in on The House That Jack Built this week after seeing the limited showing of the Director's Cut. What did they think? How gnarly is the movie really? And is there anything deeper?Jacob joins us for the Pitch Fest!TALLIES:Keith 16Byron 15Jacob 13Music: Nihilore - ApricityLee Rosevere - Here's The Thing, Telecom, Under Suspicion, Max FlashbackSoft and Furious - Rumbling Roof, One Time Last Time--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/btbfilms/support

1hr 44mins

4 Dec 2018

Rank #18

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80 Suspiria 1977, 2018

Films: Suspiria and Suspiria 2018It's witching week! We're excited to finally bring you a discussion on Suspiria! Why do Byron and Keith like the original so much? Did we end up liking the new one more? What has changed with the new film? What the hell with the climax?Be sure to listen to the pitch fest after the main chunk of the episode!TALLIES:Keith 16Byron 15Jake 12--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/btbfilms/support

2hr 15mins

16 Nov 2018

Rank #19

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78 This is Halloween! (1978, 2018)

Join us we get spooky on this Halloween week! The newest iteration of the Halloween franchise is out and we go deep into differences, styles, thoughts, and a surprise round table! If you haven't heard from our last episode, we are now doing a short break after the main episode before going to the pitches. There will no longer be a separate pitch episode so be sure to stick around for the fun!  TALLIES:  Keith 14  Byron 14  Jacob 11  Music: Nihilore - Horror Sting 1 "Shadowlands 1 - Horizon" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Shadowlands 2 - Bridge" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Shadowlands 4 - Breath" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Shadowlands 6 - The Pit" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Industrial Cinematic" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/btbfilms/support

2hr 7mins

31 Oct 2018

Rank #20