Greetings programs! This week, we dive head first into the world of Wes Anderson with Asteroid City, and then we jump off a cliff with Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1. Join us!Continue reading “Podcast: Asteroid City & Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1”
Greetings programs! It has been two years, almost to the day, since we relaunched the Awesome Friday Podcast! To celebrate that fact, we are joined by Rachel, and we talk about our favourite films from when the show has been running – that’s July 2021 to now. It was a very fun conversation to record, and we hope you enjoy it too!
We’d like to thank everyone who is listening or has listened or has thought about listening for helping us reach this milestone. We love you all!Continue reading “Podcast: Two Year Anniversary Special: The Best Movies Since July 2021!”
There really is a whole lot of news each week, isn’t there? This week has seem some pretty big bombs drop such as Kevin Feige working on a Star Wars, VIFF starting up, Jurassic World 3 casting news, Jason Bateman directing news, Phoebe Waller-Bridge gets a truck load of cash from Amazon news, Batman news, Wes Anderson news, and Spider-man is back in the MCU news. Let’s dive right in!
It’s come to my attention that many of you haven’t seen the [the films of] series of videos I mentioned yesterday when I posted about the _[Insight: Derek Cianfrance](https://awesomefriday.ca/2014/03/awesome-insight-derek-cianfrance-examines-the-directors-voice/?preview=true)_ video. This is something that needs to be corrected, so here is a playlist of the entire series.
Released over the course of 2011 each video profiles a different director and manages to distill that directors voice into something pretty special. The entire playlist is around 35 minutes long so set aside some time and watch the whole thing. It’s pretty amazing.
Wes Anderson is a film maker with a distinct voice. He tells stories with emotional cores and often tells them using characters that don’t always seen to want to, or even know how to, express those emotions and sets them in a world that is just over the border into absurdity and littered with all kinds of fine detail, interesting colour palettes, and now stop motion.
Basically he crafts a whimsical world and then populates it with non-whimsical people.
In any event, The Grand Budapest Hotel may be his best film yet by virtue of the fact that it’s probably the most Wes-Anderson-y film he’s made to date, but in the best way possible.
Wes Anderson makes a certain flavour of film. I like to call it “Wes Andersony” because he’s the only guy that makes that particular flavour. _The Grand Budapest Hotel_ appears to be the most Wes Andersony film yet. Let’s watch!