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The Bijou Film Board is a non-profit, student-run organization dedicated to showcasing independent, art house, foreign, and classic cinema.
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The Whale / Skinamarink
The Whale / Skinamarink
Returning to the KRUI studio, we take a look at two psychological films set in one location. Both made for relatively small budgets concerning either guilt-filled drama or childhood nightmares. What do we think about these two films? Find out on this episode of Bijou Banter! Featuring: Daniel McGregor-Huyer and Matthew Huh Special Guest: Davy Behm Note: Due to technical difficulties, this episode of Bijou Banter was recorded on an iPhone. We apologize for the lackluster audio quality.
54:31
January 31, 2023
Banter's Top 10 Movies of 2022
Banter's Top 10 Movies of 2022
It's that time of year again! Banter reflects on the past year and lists their 10 favorite films of 2022! Hear firsthand from Bijou members about films ranging from mainstream blockbusters, overlooked independent films, and a few surprises. Find out more about our favorite films of 2022 on this special episode of Bijou Banter! Featuring: Daniel McGregor-Huyer and Matthew Huh Special Guests: James Altschul and Davy Behm
01:35:49
January 24, 2023
The Fabelmans / The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special
The Fabelmans / The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special
We celebrate the holiday season with a holiday special and a feel-good Oscar contender. Two different media works set in the past and the far reaches of the galaxy. What do we think about these two works? Find out for yourself on this episode of Bijou Banter!
50:01
December 13, 2022
Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio / Strange World
Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio / Strange World
This week on Banter, it's all about animation. We take a look at two animated films: one that's a passion project from an acclaimed auteur, and the other that will likely lose a large corporation millions. What do we think of these two films? Find out on this episode of Bijou Banter! Featuring Matthew Huh Special Guest: Dana Woolery 
59:26
December 05, 2022
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever / The Banshees of Inisherin
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever / The Banshees of Inisherin
Panthers and banshees are the main themes for this week's episode of Bijou Banter. We take a deep look into two of the most anticipated films of this year's fall season. Both with the potential of awards consideration and praise. What did we think of these two films? Find out for yourself! Featuring: Daniel McGregor-Huyer and Matthew Huh
50:16
November 15, 2022
TÁR / Wendell & Wild
TÁR / Wendell & Wild
This week on Bijou Banter, we look at stories about the living. One about a revered conductor and another about the relationship between the living and the dead. There's no other clever ways to connect the two, so that's the best I got. Check out our thoughts on the latest episode of Bijou Banter! Featuring Matthew Huh Special Guests: Kat Trout, Davy Behm
50:51
November 08, 2022
Barbarian / Halloween (1978)
Barbarian / Halloween (1978)
Happy Halloween! In celebration of the holiday, we take a look at a classic horror film and a potential classic in the making. Both sure to give you a fright on this day! Find out what we think on this episode of Bijou Banter! Featuring: Orson Codd and Matthew Huh Special Guest: Tadas VisGirda WARNING: Spoilers for Barbarian!
53:49
October 31, 2022
Werewolf by Night / Army of Darkness
Werewolf by Night / Army of Darkness
Banter continues its horror month by taking a look at mythical horror this week. One being a TV special tied to classic monsters and comic books, while the other a unique departure in a series of chaotic creativity. What do we think of both of these films? Find out on this episode of Bijou Banter! Featuring: Orson Codd and Matthew Huh Special Guest: Sumner Codd
53:34
October 25, 2022
Bones and All / Hellraiser (2022)
Bones and All / Hellraiser (2022)
Continuing the horror trend for October, this is a special episode for Bijou Banter. Direct from the inaugural Refocus Film Festival, we talk about a film that is set to premiere in November and a recent streaming offering. Both happen to be gory and gruesome. Find out what we think about these two films on this episode of Bijou Banter! Featuring: Orson Codd and Matthew Huh Special Guests: Gigi Bell, Jalen Carter
46:43
October 18, 2022
Hocus Pocus 2 / The Munsters (2022)
Hocus Pocus 2 / The Munsters (2022)
In this spooky episode of Bijou Banter, we take a look at two horrifying films based on nostalgia. One a sequel to a nostalgic cult classic and the other a reboot of a classic 1960s sitcom. What do we think of these terrifying tales? Find out for yourself on this episode of Bijou Banter! Featuring: Orson Codd, Daniel McGregor-Huyer, Matthew Huh Special Guest: Dana Woolery Note: Some minor audio interruptions/issues occurred while recording and were unable to be fixed in editing.
54:47
October 11, 2022
Blonde / Don't Worry Darling
Blonde / Don't Worry Darling
Drama, controversy, discourse. What do these three terms have in common? Perhaps one of the most intense double features we've ever had on Bijou Banter. Join us as we discuss two films that have been all the rage in the media recently. One about controversial fictional takes on history, the other where the tabloids overshadow the final product. You might be shocked to hear our thoughts on this episode of Bijou Banter! Featuring: Orson Codd, Daniel McGregor Huyer, Matthew Huh Special Guest: Kat Trout Content Warning: Discussion of sexual and physical abuse/violence and trauma towards women and children. Note: This episode of Bijou Banter contains opinions from individuals that do not reflect the Bijou Film Board as a whole. If there are any issues with our conversations, please let us know, and we'll be happy to accommodate.
56:05
October 04, 2022
The Woman King / Host (2020)
The Woman King / Host (2020)
This week, we take a look at a recent historical blockbuster, and travel back in time to a Zoom horror film. Big screen and small screen, polar opposite genres, but the same awesome discussion. Which one of these films do we prefer? Find out for yourself on this episode of Bijou Banter! Featuring: Orson Codd, Daniel McGregor-Huyer, Matthew Huh
53:30
September 27, 2022
Pearl / Petite Maman
Pearl / Petite Maman
At last! Bijou Banter returns to the KRUI studio at the University of Iowa! And continuing the unofficial trend of "movie pairings that couldn't be more different", we talk about a prequel to a slasher film about adult filmmakers and a family-friendly fantasy film about a child dealing with grief. All this and many more on this episode of Bijou Banter! Featuring: Orson Codd, Daniel-McGregor Huyer and Matthew Huh
52:08
September 20, 2022
Pinocchio (1940) / Pinocchio (2022)
Pinocchio (1940) / Pinocchio (2022)
In a first for Banter, we talk about an original film and its remake in the same episode! That film being the original Disney masterpiece, Pinocchio, and its not-so-original remake, Pinocchio. And also, this is (currently) the longest episode of Bijou Banter yet, clocking in at 78 minutes. So please enjoy this long dissection of a classic and its remake on Bijou Banter! Featuring: Orson Codd and Matthew Huh Special Guest: James Altschul
01:18:10
September 13, 2022
Three Thousand Years of Longing / Day Shift
Three Thousand Years of Longing / Day Shift
Starting off the 2022-2023 calendar year with a bang (maybe), Banter talks about two films in theaters and on streaming. Both elicit a reaction that could only be described as... Guess you're going to have to find out for yourself if you wanna know the answer on Bijou Banter. Featuring: Orson Codd, Daniel McGregor-Huyer, Matthew Huh
53:13
September 06, 2022
Banter's Summer 2022 Catch-Up
Banter's Summer 2022 Catch-Up
In our first episode for the 2022-2023 calendar year, Banter catches up on all the movies we didn't discuss. Ranging from our personal favorites of the last three months, to the ones where we weren't too keen on. This is Banter's summer catch-up episode! Featuring: Orson Codd, Daniel McGregor-Huyer, Matthew Huh
59:19
August 30, 2022
Prey / Lego Star Wars Summer Vacation
Prey / Lego Star Wars Summer Vacation
In this episode of Bijou Banter, we take a look at two films: one being talked about among the sci-fi horror communities and another one in which we may be the only podcast devoting time to a discussion. It's a unique sci-fi double feature that can only be found on Bijou Banter! Featuring: Orson Codd, Daniel McGregor-Huyer and Matthew Huh
52:07
August 09, 2022
Nope (2022)
Nope (2022)
Look up in the sky. Or maybe don't. In this episode of Bijou Banter, we talk at length about Jordan Peele's newest directorial effort. Minor spoilers ahead in this episode. Sit back and enjoy our discussion on Nope! Featuring: Orson Codd and Matthew Huh
49:47
August 03, 2022
Thor: Love and Thunder / Ms. Marvel
Thor: Love and Thunder / Ms. Marvel
Marvel mania returns to Bijou Banter. This time, we take a look at a recently released feature film and television series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Which of these two projects do we prefer? Find out on this episode of Bijou Banter! Featuring: Daniel-McGregor Huyer and Matthew Huh
01:00:50
July 19, 2022
Stranger Things: Season 4 - Vol. 1 & 2 (2022)
Stranger Things: Season 4 - Vol. 1 & 2 (2022)
At long last, we finally get to discuss the fourth season of one of Netflix's most popular series. We talk at length about both volumes of Stranger Things' fourth season. What did Banter think about this season that many praised as the series' best? Find out on this episode of Bijou Banter! Disclaimer: We talk SPOILERS in this episode. Spoilers begin at timecode 31:15. Featuring: Orson Codd, Daniel McGregor-Huyer, Matthew Huh
01:08:27
July 08, 2022
Top Gun: Maverick / Crimes of the Future
Top Gun: Maverick / Crimes of the Future
After a brief hiatus, Bijou Banter is back for the summer! Speaking of hiatus', we discuss two recent films that are long-awaited returns. That being a sequel to a 36-year-old cultural classic and a director's 23-year return to the genre that put him on the map. It's an unofficial week of returns on this episode of Bijou Banter! Featuring: Orson Codd, Daniel McGregor-Huyer and Matthew Huh
57:01
June 14, 2022
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)
In our final episode of Bijou Banter for the 2021-2022 calendar year, we take a look at one of the most anticipated films of 2022: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. We devote a full hour to discussing the plot, the characters, the worlds, and some of the madness that happens in this film. Find out what we think about this film on this episode of Bijou Banter! WARNING: WE TALK SPOILERS IN THIS EPISODE! We begin talking about spoilers at timestamp 23:33, so if you haven't seen the film and don't want to be spoiled, please stop the discussion and come back when you have seen the film. Spoilers end at timestamp 57:43. Featuring: Orson Codd, Daniel McGregor-Huyer, Matthew Huh
01:02:12
May 10, 2022
Turning Red / Windfall
Turning Red / Windfall
Featuring: Orson Codd, Daniel McGregor-Huyer, Matthew Huh
55:16
May 03, 2022
The Northman / X
The Northman / X
Featuring: Grace McCabe, Orson Codd, Daniel McGregor-Huyer, Matthew Huh
56:01
April 26, 2022
Apollo 10 1/12: A Space Age Childhood / The Night House
Apollo 10 1/12: A Space Age Childhood / The Night House
Featuring: Orson Codd, Daniel McGregor-Huyer, Matthew Huh
53:17
April 19, 2022
Everything Everywhere All at Once / The Bubble
Everything Everywhere All at Once / The Bubble
Featuring: Dylan Masse, Jacqueline Wahl, Daniel McGregor-Huyer, Matthew Huh
57:04
April 12, 2022
The Oscars 2022 Recap
The Oscars 2022 Recap
Featuring: Orson Codd, Daniel McGregor-Huyer, Matthew Huh
55:04
April 05, 2022
The Oscars 2022 Nominations and Predictions
The Oscars 2022 Nominations and Predictions
Featuring: Orson Codd, Daniel McGregor-Huyer, Matthew Huh
53:08
March 26, 2022
The Batman (2022)
The Batman (2022)
Featuring: Sumner Codd, Davy Behm, Orson Codd, Daniel McGregor-Huyer, Matthew Huh
57:36
March 08, 2022
Peacemaker: Season 1 / Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022)
Peacemaker: Season 1 / Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022)
Featuring: Bobby Kessler, Orson Codd, Daniel McGregor-Huyer, Matthew Huh
53:07
March 01, 2022
The Book of Boba Fett / Kimi
The Book of Boba Fett / Kimi
Featuring: Orson Codd, Daniel McGregor-Huyer, Matthew Huh
53:57
February 22, 2022
Nightmare Alley / Being the Ricardos
Nightmare Alley / Being the Ricardos
Featuring: Orson Codd, Daniel McGregor-Huyer, Matthew Huh
55:02
February 15, 2022
The Tragedy of Macbeth / The Power of the Dog
The Tragedy of Macbeth / The Power of the Dog
Featuring: Orson Codd, Daniel McGregor-Huyer, Matthew Huh
55:01
February 08, 2022
Hawkeye / The Last Duel
Hawkeye / The Last Duel
Note: While recording this episode in the studio, KRUI went off-air near the last 15 minutes of this discussion. The recording was saved, but there are intercuts of music and ads near the end that were unable to be edited out without breaking the conversation.
55:43
February 01, 2022
Banter's Top 10 Films of 2021
Banter's Top 10 Films of 2021
Featuring: Gigi Bell, Chris Soseman, Dana Woolery, Orson Codd, Daniel-McGregor Huyer, and Matthew Huh
01:12:48
January 25, 2022
Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
Featuring: Orson Codd, Daniel McGregor-Huyer, Matthew Huh
01:06:06
January 07, 2022
Tick, Tick... Boom! / National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Tick, Tick... Boom! / National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Featuring: Orson Codd, Daniel McGregor-Huyer, Matthew Huh
58:10
December 14, 2021
King Richard / Home Alone
King Richard / Home Alone
Featuring: Orson Codd, Daniel McGregor-Huyer, Matthew Huh
58:19
December 07, 2021
Monthly Watches
Monthly Watches
Featuring Orson Codd and Matthew Huh
56:47
November 24, 2021
Eternals / Army of Thieves
Eternals / Army of Thieves
Featuring: Orson Codd, Daniel McGregor-Huyer, Matthew Huh
56:36
November 16, 2021
The French Dispatch / The Sparks Brothers
The French Dispatch / The Sparks Brothers
Featuring Daniel McGregor-Huyer and Matthew huh
52:11
November 09, 2021
Last Night in Soho / Evil Dead II
Last Night in Soho / Evil Dead II
We also realize that this episode involves two cis men talking about sensitive topics surrounding the views and treatment of women. As such, there are likely elements of this discussion that could be seen as misconstrued. These opinions are of the individuals and do not reflect Bijou as a whole. If there are any issues with our conversations, please let us know, and we'll be happy to accommodate.
56:34
November 02, 2021
The Bijou Banter Halloween Special
The Bijou Banter Halloween Special
Featuring: Orson Codd and Matthew Huh
31:34
October 31, 2021
Dune (2021)
Dune (2021)
Featuring: Orson Codd, Daniel McGregor-Huyer, Matthew Huh
55:08
October 26, 2021
No Time to Die / Lamb
No Time to Die / Lamb
Featuring Orson Codd, Daniel McGregor-Huyer, Matthew Huh
55:48
October 22, 2021
Venom: Let There Be Carnage / Titane
Venom: Let There Be Carnage / Titane
Content warning: Discussion of bodily trauma, sexual content, and violence.
52:45
October 15, 2021
The Empty Man / Freaky
The Empty Man / Freaky
Featuring Orson Codd, Daniel McGregor-Hueyer, Matthew Huh
59:13
October 08, 2021
CODA / Cry Macho
CODA / Cry Macho
An acclaimed Sundance darling and a belated Western. Only on Bijou Banter do we transition from talking about ASL importance and representation to Clint Eastwood's being 91 years old. Need more context? Find out for yourself in this new episode of Bijou Banter (if you would like to)!
52:33
October 01, 2021
Malignant / Vacation Friends
Malignant / Vacation Friends
Featuring Orson Codd, Daniel McGregor-Huyer, and Matthew Huh
01:00:53
September 24, 2021
Candyman / Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Candyman / Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Featuring Orson Codd, Daniel McGregor-Huyer, and Matthew Huh
01:02:58
September 17, 2021
The Green Knight and The Suicide Squad
The Green Knight and The Suicide Squad
Content Warning: While suicide is not discussed, the term is used quite frequently.
59:35
August 29, 2021
Old and Space Jam: A New Legacy
Old and Space Jam: A New Legacy
Featuring Matthew Huh, Daniel McGregor-Huyer, and Orson Codd
01:10:24
August 06, 2021
Loki and Black Widow
Loki and Black Widow
Featuring Matthew Huh, Orson Codd, and Daniel McGregor-Huyer
59:12
July 27, 2021
Luca and In the Heights
Luca and In the Heights
Featuring Matthew Huh, Orson Codd, and Daniel McGregor-Huyer
01:04:57
July 18, 2021
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It and Raya and the Last Dragon
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It and Raya and the Last Dragon
Content Warning: Some discussion of suicide.
01:00:39
June 21, 2021
Woman in the Window and The Conjuring
Woman in the Window and The Conjuring
Content warning: Discussion of suicide
56:58
June 11, 2021
Army of the Dead and Those Who Wish Me Dead
Army of the Dead and Those Who Wish Me Dead
Featuring Daniel McGregor-Huyer, Orson Codd, Matthew Huh, and Calvin Leslie
01:00:59
May 29, 2021
The Mitchells vs. The Machines and Tenet
The Mitchells vs. The Machines and Tenet
Featuring :Orson Codd, Daniel McGregor-Huyer, and Calvin Leslie
59:45
May 21, 2021
Falcon & the Winter Soldier and Mortal Kombat
Falcon & the Winter Soldier and Mortal Kombat
Featuring Matthew Huh, Orson Codd, Daniel McGregor-Huyer, and Calvin Leslie
01:01:37
May 21, 2021
The Oscars 2021!
The Oscars 2021!
Featuring Matthew Huh, Orson Codd, Daniel McGregor-Huyer, and Calvin Leslie
56:29
May 07, 2021
Oscar Nominations 2021!!!!
Oscar Nominations 2021!!!!
Featuring: Matthew Huh, Orson Codd, Daniel McGregor-Huyer, and Calvin Leslie
53:05
April 24, 2021
Another Round and Dick Johnson is Dead
Another Round and Dick Johnson is Dead
Featuring Matthew Huh, Orson Codd, and Daniel McGregor-Huyer.
59:54
April 23, 2021
Bad Trip and Concrete Cowboy
Bad Trip and Concrete Cowboy
Bad Trip? Concrete Cowboy? Well, that title is one heck of a coincidence because that's what we're talking about on Banter this week! Did we enjoy the Jackass of our time? Was it better than the Eric Andre show? Did Concrete Cowboy live up to its magnificent direction? Find out in just about one hour today on Banter!
01:00:08
April 16, 2021
Godzilla vs. Kong and King Kong vs. Godzilla
Godzilla vs. Kong and King Kong vs. Godzilla
Featuring: Thomas Jackson, Harry Westergaard, Orson Codd, Daniel McGregor-Huyer, and Calvin Leslie
01:01:03
April 09, 2021
The Snyder Cut and Wonder Woman
The Snyder Cut and Wonder Woman
Featuring: Orson Codd, Matthew Huh, Daniel McGregor-Huyer, and Calvin Leslie
01:05:02
April 02, 2021
Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Little Women
Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Little Women
Featuring Orson Codd, Matthew Huh, and Calvin Leslie
59:52
March 26, 2021
Coming 2 America and Lost in Translation
Coming 2 America and Lost in Translation
Featuring Matthew Huh, Orson Codd, Daniel McGregor-Huyer, and Clavin Leslie
01:05:08
March 19, 2021
WandaVision and The Love Witch
WandaVision and The Love Witch
Content Warning: Some discussion of rape and suicide.
01:00:30
March 12, 2021
Black Panther and Tom and Jerry
Black Panther and Tom and Jerry
Featuring: Matthew Huh, Orson Codd, Daniel McGregor-Huyer, and Calvin Leslie
01:01:56
March 05, 2021
Queen and Slim and Nomadland
Queen and Slim and Nomadland
Content warning: Some discussion off racial violence and suicide.
59:52
February 26, 2021
Judas and the Black Messiah and Possessor
Judas and the Black Messiah and Possessor
Wham, bam, thank you Bijou for another episode of Bijou Banter to, once again, talk about two films that coulldn't have anything less to do with each other. However, that won't stop us from talking about what we thought of Lakeith Stanfield's possible best performance right alongside the various merits of that mid-science fiction world brought to us by Brandon Cronenberg. So tune in!
57:12
February 19, 2021
Malcolm and Marie and Earwig and the Witch
Malcolm and Marie and Earwig and the Witch
Featuring Orson Codd, Daniel McGregor-Huyer, Matthew Huh, and Calvin Leslie
01:02:28
February 12, 2021
King of Staten Island and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
King of Staten Island and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Featuring Matthew Huh, Orson Codd, Daniel McGregor-Huyer, and Calvin Leslie
54:05
February 05, 2021
On the Rocks and One Night in Miami
On the Rocks and One Night in Miami
Featuring Orson Codd, Daniel McGregor-Huyer, and Calvin Leslie
48:38
January 29, 2021
Sound of Metal and Midnight Sky
Sound of Metal and Midnight Sky
Featuring Matthew Huh, Orson Codd, Daniel McGregor-Huyer, and Calvin Leslie
57:47
January 26, 2021
Wonder Woman 1984 and Soul
Wonder Woman 1984 and Soul
Featuring Orson Codd, Matthew Huh, and Calvin Leslie
01:02:35
January 23, 2021
Hillbilly Elegy and Happiest Season
Hillbilly Elegy and Happiest Season
Featuring Matthew Huh, Orson Codd, Daniel McGregor-Huyer, and Calvin Leslie
57:22
January 19, 2021
Mulan and Mank
Mulan and Mank
Featuring: Matthew Huh, Orson Codd, Daniel McGregor-Huyer, Harry Westergaard, and Calvin Leslie
01:10:28
January 13, 2021
Banter's 2020 Top 10
Banter's 2020 Top 10
Featuring the usual crowd, namely Matthew Huh, Orson Codd, Daniel McGregor-Huyer, and Calvin Leslie
56:38
January 06, 2021
The Bijou Banter Holiday Special
The Bijou Banter Holiday Special
Featuring Matthew Huh, Orson Codd, and Calvin Leslie
45:43
December 25, 2020
Bijou TV
Bijou TV
Featuring Matthew Huh, Orson Codd, Daniel McGregor-Huyer, and Calvin Leslie
51:14
December 23, 2020
Birds of Prey and Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Birds of Prey and Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Trigger Warning: We talk a lot about some sensitive subjects like abuse, sexual, physical, and personal, and a few other disturbing images including self harm. We also don't always do it in the most sensitive way. We don't make light of it, but still, be wary of the second half of this episode. If you're in the Iowa City area and need help with any sort of family planning, make sure to visit the Emma Goldman Clinic.
01:03:01
December 09, 2020
Spiderverse and The Pilgrim
Spiderverse and The Pilgrim
Featuring Matthew Huh, Orson Codd, Harry Westergaard, Daniel McGregor Huyer, and Calvin Leslie
01:07:36
November 27, 2020
The invisible Man and Yes, God, yes
The invisible Man and Yes, God, yes
Featuring Matthew Huh, Manuel Menchaca, Orson Codd, and Calvin Leslie
01:02:25
November 18, 2020
Borat Subsequent Movie Film and Trial of the Chicago Seven
Borat Subsequent Movie Film and Trial of the Chicago Seven
Brief content warning: We talk about Borat, so there's some discussion of controversial imagery that may or may not be triggering. Most of it though is non-specific.
53:24
November 12, 2020
Hocus Pocus and Hubie Halloween
Hocus Pocus and Hubie Halloween
Featuring Matthew Huh, Orson Codd, and Calvin Leslie
01:00:38
October 31, 2020
Wicker Man and Midsommar
Wicker Man and Midsommar
Featuring Matthew Huh, Orson Codd, Manuel Menchaca, and Calvin Leslie
56:19
October 30, 2020
Silence of the Lambs and Cabin in the Woods
Silence of the Lambs and Cabin in the Woods
We also realize that there were four cis men in the studio this week, and maybe didn't discuss the negative connotations of Silence of the Lambs. Again, these opinions are of these people alone and do not reflect Bijou as a whole. If you take issue, please let us know, and we will accommodate.
56:12
October 21, 2020
Found Footage Contest Winner Discussion
Found Footage Contest Winner Discussion
Remember to check our social media pages for upcoming contests and screenings!
04:53
October 15, 2020
The Evil Dead and #Alive
The Evil Dead and #Alive
Featuring Orson Codd, Matthew Huh, and Calvin Leslie
53:43
October 13, 2020
The Social Dilemma and Portrait of a Lady on Fire
The Social Dilemma and Portrait of a Lady on Fire
The views and opinions shared in this podcast do not reflect the ideals of Bijou as a whole. A guest shared some opinions that we do not agree with, but they stand by. We at Bijou stand with Black Lives Matter and recognize some of the opinions in this podcast don't align with those ideals. That being said, we feel that this guest stood behind her beliefs, and we feel we addressed them if not perfectly, at least they weren't left unchallenged. We also recognize that we don't know everything, so if there are issues with this episode, or anyone wishes for an attachment or anything else to be made to this episode to create a safer space, please let us know.
01:04:57
October 06, 2020
September Contest Winner Discussion
September Contest Winner Discussion
Watch their film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q9WrnFqvrc
14:11
October 02, 2020
Devil All the Time and Following
Devil All the Time and Following
Content warning: Discussion of suicide and very, very violent, graphic, and overall gross images.
57:36
September 29, 2020
Mulan and Palm Springs
Mulan and Palm Springs
Featuring Jaqueline Wahl, Nancy Scofield, Lee Sailor, Orson Codd, Manuel Menchaca, Matthew Huh, and Calvin Leslie
01:00:20
September 22, 2020
Knives Out and I'm Thinking of Ending Things
Knives Out and I'm Thinking of Ending Things
Featuring Orson Codd, Matthew Huh, and Calvin Leslie
48:12
September 15, 2020
Quarantine Watches
Quarantine Watches
Featuring: Manuel Menchaca, Matthew Huh, and Calvin Leslie
58:28
September 10, 2020
MIXTAPE 2020 Spring Special Edition
MIXTAPE 2020 Spring Special Edition
We'll see you next semester!
01:49
May 01, 2020
True/False
True/False
Featuring Lee Sailor and Calvin Leslie
55:20
March 13, 2020
Sonic and Nude on the Moon
Sonic and Nude on the Moon
Featuring Emily Stagman and Calvin Leslie
53:34
February 23, 2020
The Oscars!!
The Oscars!!
Featuring: Emily Stagman, Matthew Huh, and Calvin Leslie
26:56
February 19, 2020
Oscar Shorts and Hot Takes
Oscar Shorts and Hot Takes
Walk, Run, Cha Cha: https://vimeo.com/380740144
54:58
February 09, 2020
Les Miserables, Uncut Gems, and 1917
Les Miserables, Uncut Gems, and 1917
Featuring Emily Stagman, Nate Kouri, Matthew Huh, and Calvin Leslie
55:40
February 03, 2020
Banter: Honey Boy and Our Top Ten
Banter: Honey Boy and Our Top Ten
Featuring Emily Stagman, Philip Runia, Matthew Huh, Nate Kouri, and Calvin Leslie
57:56
December 17, 2019
Banter: Flash Gordon and Parasite
Banter: Flash Gordon and Parasite
Featuring Emily Stagman, Philip Runia, Matthew Huh, Harry Westergaard, and Calvin Leslie
58:49
November 25, 2019
Banter: JoJo Rabbit and Pain & Glory
Banter: JoJo Rabbit and Pain & Glory
Enjoy the show!
47:33
November 23, 2019
Banter: The Lighthouse and Harriet
Banter: The Lighthouse and Harriet
Featuring Emily Stagman, Matthew Huh, and Calvin Leslie
58:03
November 14, 2019
Banter: Dolomite, And Then There Were None, and a Trilogy
Banter: Dolomite, And Then There Were None, and a Trilogy
Featuring Emily Stagman, Philip Runia, and Calvin Leslie
56:02
November 07, 2019
Banter: Halloween Recommendations MICRO-EPISODE
Banter: Halloween Recommendations MICRO-EPISODE
Cat People (Criterion Channel)
13:00
October 30, 2019
Banter: Judy and The Witch
Banter: Judy and The Witch
Featuring: Emily Stagman, Philip Runia, and Calvin Leslie
57:10
October 23, 2019
Banter: The Lure and Joker
Banter: The Lure and Joker
Special guest Drew Lawton. SVPAF airs Mondays at 6pm on KRUI, where you can listen to even more movie talk.
58:16
October 17, 2019
Banter: Aquarela and Perfect Blue
Banter: Aquarela and Perfect Blue
Featuring Philip Runia, Harry Westergaard, and Calvin Leslie
57:50
October 08, 2019
Banter: •REC and Our First Trilogy
Banter: •REC and Our First Trilogy
Featuring Philp Runia, Emily Stagman, and Calvin Leslie
55:22
September 30, 2019
Banter: Tongues Untied and Them That Follow
Banter: Tongues Untied and Them That Follow
Featuring Philip Runia and Calvin Leslie
57:54
September 29, 2019
Banter: Three Resurrected Drunkards and One Child Nation
Banter: Three Resurrected Drunkards and One Child Nation
Featuring Calvin Leslie and Emily Stagman.
55:05
September 24, 2019
Her Smell / High Life
Her Smell / High Life
Recorded: 5/6/19
56:30
May 10, 2019
The Bling Ring / Summer Movie Preview
The Bling Ring / Summer Movie Preview
Recorded: 5/3/19
51:45
May 03, 2019
Us / Hairspray
Us / Hairspray
Recorded 4/24/19
50:03
April 26, 2019
Apollo 11 / Assassination Nation
Apollo 11 / Assassination Nation
Featuring: Molly Bagnall, Sam McCrory, and guests Calvin Leslie and Elizabeth McCrory
49:60
April 07, 2019
White Material / Fish Tank
White Material / Fish Tank
Recorded: 3/29/19
55:13
March 29, 2019
Destroyer and True/False Recap
Destroyer and True/False Recap
Recorded: 3/15/19
56:49
March 15, 2019
Stories We Tell
Stories We Tell
Recorded: 3/8/19
51:15
March 08, 2019
Burning / Citizenfour
Burning / Citizenfour
Recorded: 2/22/19
55:15
March 07, 2019
Cold War / Tangerine
Cold War / Tangerine
Recorded: 2/15/19
51:24
February 15, 2019
Labyrinth
Labyrinth
Recorded: 2/1/19
19:49
February 05, 2019
Shoplifters
Shoplifters
Recorded: 2/1/19
31:03
February 05, 2019
Minding the Gap / Shirkers
Minding the Gap / Shirkers
Recorded: 1/25/19
52:42
January 25, 2019
The Favourite / If Beale Street Could Talk
The Favourite / If Beale Street Could Talk
Recorded: 1/18/19
52:32
January 20, 2019
Wildlife / But I'm a Cheerleader / Ballad of Buster Scrugs
Wildlife / But I'm a Cheerleader / Ballad of Buster Scrugs
Recorded: 12/9/18
58:30
December 10, 2018
Boy Erased / To Wong Foo
Boy Erased / To Wong Foo
Recorded 12/3/18
56:38
December 03, 2018
Beautiful Boy / The Watermelon Woman
Beautiful Boy / The Watermelon Woman
Recorded: 11/18/2018
57:43
November 19, 2018
Uncle Boonmee / The Wailing
Uncle Boonmee / The Wailing
Recorded: 11/11/18
57:58
November 12, 2018
Suspiria 1977 / Suspiria 2018
Suspiria 1977 / Suspiria 2018
Recorded on 10/4/18
58:17
November 05, 2018
The Old Man and the Gun / Coraline
The Old Man and the Gun / Coraline
Recorded 10/28/18
56:10
October 29, 2018
Fahrenheit 11/9 / The Truman Show
Fahrenheit 11/9 / The Truman Show
Recorded 9/30/18
59:31
October 22, 2018
Grizzly Man / Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
Grizzly Man / Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
This is a good one folks! The good people at Bijou Banter (Molly Bagnall, Eli Boonin-Vail, and Sam McCrory) with guest Mac Chuchra do their best Werner Herzog impression as they talk about his 2005 film Grizzly Man. Then, things get HEATED when we talk about David Lynch's Twin Peaks film prequel Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me.
56:33
September 24, 2018
Girl, Interrupted / A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Girl, Interrupted / A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Recorded 9/16/19
49:24
September 24, 2018
Miseducation of Cameron Post / Sorry to Bother You
Miseducation of Cameron Post / Sorry to Bother You
Recorded on 9/9/18
55:49
September 21, 2018
Three Identical Strangers / A Quiet Place
Three Identical Strangers / A Quiet Place
Recorded on 9/2/18
54:42
September 21, 2018
BlacKkKlansman / Yellow Submarine
BlacKkKlansman / Yellow Submarine
Recorded on 8/26/18
53:02
September 21, 2018
TRUE/FALSE FILM FESTIVAL 2018
TRUE/FALSE FILM FESTIVAL 2018
truefalse.org
37:58
March 13, 2018
CAT PEOPLE / STRONG ISLAND
CAT PEOPLE / STRONG ISLAND
With Alex Chasteen and Spencer Williams! On Jacques Tourneur's legendary (?) Cat People and Yance Ford's intimate elegy Strong Island.
58:47
March 08, 2018
OKJA / PHANTOM THREAD
OKJA / PHANTOM THREAD
**spoilers ahead (both films have very spoil-able elements that are better left as surprises)**
59:36
February 17, 2018
MUDBOUND / CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
MUDBOUND / CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
Film Comment's "Reckoning with Misogyny" Podcast with Molly Haskell, briefly referenced in the episode.
01:00:14
February 02, 2018
LADY BIRD / HOLIDAY MOVIE GUIDE
LADY BIRD / HOLIDAY MOVIE GUIDE
What do Twin Peaks: The Return, Lady Bird, and an iPhone app have in common? They're all part of Banter's recommended watching over this long, cold winter break. Happy holidays, live it up!
58:32
December 06, 2017
WONDERSTRUCK / VIVRE SA VIE / OFFSIDE (kinda) / THERE WILL BE BLOOD (kinda)
WONDERSTRUCK / VIVRE SA VIE / OFFSIDE (kinda) / THERE WILL BE BLOOD (kinda)
With special guest Josh Harris.
59:02
November 15, 2017
THE FLORIDA PROJECT / HOLY MOTORS / poetry reading
THE FLORIDA PROJECT / HOLY MOTORS / poetry reading
[Note: I did not add the accordion song...watch the movie. —Nate]
01:08:59
November 08, 2017
PSYCHO / EVIL DEAD II / IT FOLLOWS
PSYCHO / EVIL DEAD II / IT FOLLOWS
It's the Great Pumpkin, Bijou Banter! Our Halloween show with special guest Mac Chuchra.
58:29
November 01, 2017
THE NUTTY PROFESSOR / THE MEYEROWITZ STOIRES / MOULIN ROUGE!
THE NUTTY PROFESSOR / THE MEYEROWITZ STOIRES / MOULIN ROUGE!
with special guest Eli Boonin-Vail!
01:00:32
October 20, 2017
WHOSE STREETS? / TRIP TO SPAIN / ERASERHEAD
WHOSE STREETS? / TRIP TO SPAIN / ERASERHEAD
Disagreement, confusion, and stammering in the direction of David Lynch's experimental masterpiece of biological anxiety, Eraserhead, Sabaah Folayan's immediate and fiery documentary Whose Streets?, and the talkative vacation impression-fest Trip to Spain in this week's Bijou Banter.
55:13
October 06, 2017
A GHOST STORY / ENDLESS POETRY / ALIEN
A GHOST STORY / ENDLESS POETRY / ALIEN
Art House Theater Day at FilmScene on September 24th! See you there!
55:59
September 21, 2017
THE TRANSFIGURATION / PATTI CAKE$ / DO THE RIGHT THING
THE TRANSFIGURATION / PATTI CAKE$ / DO THE RIGHT THING
The Banter crew discusses new releases The Transfiguration, playing Bijou After Hours on Saturday the 16th, and Patti Cake$, currently playing at FilmScene, as well as Spike Lee's eternal masterpiece Do the Right Thing. And that's the double truth, Ruth.
01:00:46
September 15, 2017
STEP / DON'T BREATHE / HOT FUZZ
STEP / DON'T BREATHE / HOT FUZZ
First show of the semester! Nate Kouri, Molly Bagnall, and Sam McCrory discuss Step, playing at FilmScene now, Hot Fuzz, playing at FilmScene this Saturday night (September 2nd) as part of Bijou's After Hours series, and Don't Breathe, which was the After Hours selection from last week. All three get a recommendation from the show!
57:07
September 01, 2017
The Sensitives, My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea, and Westworld with Guest Sam McCrory
The Sensitives, My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea, and Westworld with Guest Sam McCrory
It’s Thursday, May 4, 2017, and in this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are about to open at FilmScene.  Our line-up includes The Sensitives, which will play at FilmScene on Sunday, May 28th as part of the Vino Vérité documentary series.  Next we’ll be discussing My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea, which opens at FilmScene tomorrow, and will continue to play throughout the weekend and all next week.  Finally, we’ll be discussing Westworld, which plays at FilmScene Saturday, May 6, at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours.  Joining us to discuss Westworld is fellow Bijou member Sam McCrory.
59:54
May 05, 2017
Colossal, Frantz, and The Exorcist with guest Nate Kouri
Colossal, Frantz, and The Exorcist with guest Nate Kouri
It’s Thursday, April 27, 2017, and in this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are currently playing – about to open – at FilmScene.  Our line-up includes Colossal, which opens at FilmScene tomorrow, and will continue to play throughout the weekend and all next week.  Next we’ll be discussing Frantz, which opened at FilmScene last Friday, but will also continue to play throughout the weekend and all next week.  Finally, we’ll be discussing The Exorcist, which plays at FilmScene Saturday, April 29, at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours.  Joining us to discuss The Exorcist is fellow Bijou member Nate Kouri.
56:36
April 28, 2017
Trog, After the Storm, and Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell
Trog, After the Storm, and Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell
It’s Thursday, April 20, 2017, and in this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are about to open at FilmScene.  Our line-up includes Trog, which plays at FilmScene Saturday, April 22 at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours.  Next we’ll be discussing After the Storm, which opens at FilmScene tomorrow, and will continue to play throughout the weekend and all next week.  Finally, we’ll be discussing Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell, which plays at FilmScene next Tuesday, April 25, at 6PM as part of Bijou Film Forum.
54:05
April 21, 2017
Serial Mom, Donald Cried, and Raw
Serial Mom, Donald Cried, and Raw
It’s Thursday, April 13, 2017, and in this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are about to open at FilmScene.  Our line-up includes Serial Mom, which plays at FilmScene Saturday, April 15 at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours.  Next we’ll be discussing Donald Cried, which opens at FilmScene tomorrow, and will continue to play throughout the weekend and all next week.  Finally, we’ll be discussing Raw, which also opens at FilmScene tomorrow, and will also continue to play throughout the weekend and all next week.
56:14
April 14, 2017
Donnie Darko, Demon, and Personal Shopper
Donnie Darko, Demon, and Personal Shopper
It’s Thursday, April 6, 2017, and in this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are about to open at FilmScene.  Our line-up Donnie Darko, which plays at FilmScene Saturday, April 8 at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours.  Next we’ll be discussing Demon, which plays at FilmScene Tuesday, April 11 at 6PM as part of Bijou Horzons.  Finally, we’ll be discussing Personal Shopper, which opens at FilmScene tomorrow, and will continue to play throughout the weekend and all next week.
01:04:20
April 07, 2017
The Alchemist Cookbook, Kedi, and Quest with Sean Wu
The Alchemist Cookbook, Kedi, and Quest with Sean Wu
It’s Thursday, March 30, 2017, and in this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are currently playing, or about to open at FilmScene.  Our line-up includes The Alchemist Cookbook, which plays at FilmScene Saturday, April 1 at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours.  Next we’ll be discussing Kedi, which is currently playing at FilmScene, and will continue to play throughout the weekend and all next week.  Finally, we’ll be discussing Quest, which plays at FilmScene Sunday, April 2 at 7PM and Monday, April 3 at 12PM as part of the Vino Verité documentary series.
01:01:10
April 01, 2017
Barbarella, Chevalier, and Neruda with Katherine Steinbach and Sean Wu
Barbarella, Chevalier, and Neruda with Katherine Steinbach and Sean Wu
It’s Thursday, March 23, 2017, and in this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are about to open at FilmScene.  Our line-up includes Barbarella, which plays at FilmScene this Saturday, March 25, at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours.  Next we’ll be discussing Chevalier, which plays at FilmScene Tuesday, March 28 at 6PM, as part of Bijou Horizons. Finally, we’ll be discussing Neruda which open at FilmScene tomorrow, Friday, March 24.
57:31
March 24, 2017
The Bad Kids, I Am Not Your Negro, and Julieta
The Bad Kids, I Am Not Your Negro, and Julieta
It’s Thursday, March 9, 2017, and in this week’s show, we’ll be discussing several films that are currently playing, about to open at FilmScene.  Our line-up includes The Bad Kids, which plays at FilmScene Tuesday, March 21 at 6PM as part of Bijou Film Forum.  Next we’ll be discussing I Am Not Your Negro, which is currently playing at FilmScene, and will continue to play throughout the weekend and all next week.  Finally, we’ll be discussing Julieta, which opens at FilmScene tomorrow, and will also continue to play throughout the weekend and all next week.
01:01:14
March 10, 2017
We're at True/False! Casting JonBenet, The Cage Fighter, and Whose Streets?
We're at True/False! Casting JonBenet, The Cage Fighter, and Whose Streets?
Spencer and Leah are on the road at True/False Film Fest in Columbia, MO, and discuss three intriguing documentaries: Casting JonBenet, The Cage Fighter, and Whose Streets?
39:20
March 08, 2017
Zardoz, The Club, and The Red Turtle
Zardoz, The Club, and The Red Turtle
It’s Thursday, March 2, 2017, and in this week’s show, we’ll be discussing several films that are about to open at FilmScene.  Our line-up includes Zardoz, which plays at FilmScene this Saturday, March 4, at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours.  Next we’ll be discussing The Club, which plays at FilmScene Tuesday, March 7 at 6PM as part of our world cinema series, Bijou Horizons.  Finally, we’ll be discussing The Red Turtle, which will continue to play at FilmScene throughout the weekend and all next week.
01:00:20
March 03, 2017
Train to Busan, Southside with You, and Toni Erdmann with Sean Wu
Train to Busan, Southside with You, and Toni Erdmann with Sean Wu
It’s Thursday, February 23, 2017, and in this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are about to open at FilmScene.  Our line-up includes Train to Busan, which plays at FilmScene this Saturday, February 25, at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours.  Next we’ll be discussing Southside with You, which plays at FilmScene Tuesday, February 28 at 6PM as part of Bijou Film Forum.  Finally, we’ll be discussing Toni Erdmann, which opens at FilmScene tomorrow and will continue to play throughout the weekend and all next week.
59:45
February 24, 2017
Lifeforce, Land and Shade, and the Oscar-nominated live-action shorts with guest Karen Parkman
Lifeforce, Land and Shade, and the Oscar-nominated live-action shorts with guest Karen Parkman
It’s Thursday, February 16, 2017, and in this week’s show, we’ll be discussing several films that are about to open at FilmScene.  Our line-up includes Lifeforce, which plays at FilmScene this Saturday, February 18, at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours.  Next we’ll be discussing Land and Shade, which plays at FilmScene Tuesday, February 21 at 6PM as part of our world cinema series, Bijou Horizons.  Finally, we’ll be discussing the Oscar-nominated live-action shorts, which will continue to play at FilmScene throughout the weekend and all next week.  Joining us in our third segment to discuss the live-action shorts is Karen Parkman, recent graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.
01:00:14
February 17, 2017
Cemetery Man, Paterson, and the Oscar-nominated animated shorts! with guest Peter Chanthanakone
Cemetery Man, Paterson, and the Oscar-nominated animated shorts! with guest Peter Chanthanakone
It’s Thursday, February 9, 2017, and in this week’s show, we’ll be discussing several films that are about to open at FilmScene.  Our line-up includes Cemetery Man, which plays at FilmScene this Saturday, February 11, at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours.  Next we’ll be discussing Paterson, which opens at FilmScene tomorrow and will continue to play throughout the weekend and all next week.  Finally, we’ll be discussing the Oscar-nominated animated shorts, which also open at FilmScene tomorrow and will continue to play throughout the weekend and all next week.  Joining us in our third segment to discuss the animated shorts is Peter Chanthanakone, Associate Professor of Animation in UI’s School of Art and Art History.
01:02:36
February 10, 2017
Darkman, Black Coal, Thin Ice, and Arrival with guest Sean Wu
Darkman, Black Coal, Thin Ice, and Arrival with guest Sean Wu
It’s Thursday, February 2, 2017, and in this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are about to open at FilmScene.  Our line-up includes Darkman, which plays at FilmScene this Saturday, February 4, at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours.  Next we’ll be discussing Black Coal, Thin Ice, which plays at FilmScene Tuesday, February 7, at 6PM as part of Bijou Horizons.  Finally, we’ll be discussing Arrival, which opens at FilmScene tomorrow and will continue to play throughout the weekend and all next week.  Joining us in our third segment to discuss Arrival is fellow Bijou member, Sean Wu.
01:02:56
February 03, 2017
King Cobra, Lion, and Jackie with guest Sean Wu
King Cobra, Lion, and Jackie with guest Sean Wu
It’s Thursday, January 26, 2017, and in this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are currently playing – or about to open – at FilmScene.  Our line-up includes King Cobra, which plays at FilmScene this Saturday, January 28, at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours.  Next we’ll be discussing Lion, which is currently playing at FilmScene, and will continue to play throughout the weekend and all next week.  Finally, we’ll be discussing Jackie, which is also currently playing at FilmScene and will continue to play throughout the weekend and all next week.  Joining us in our third segment to discuss Jackie is fellow Bijou member, Sean Wu.
01:01:16
January 27, 2017
Antibirth, 20th Century Women, and Elle with guest Sean Wu
Antibirth, 20th Century Women, and Elle with guest Sean Wu
It’s Thursday, January 19, 2017, and in this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are currently playing – or about to open – at FilmScene.  Our line-up includes Antibrith, which plays at FilmScene this Saturday, January 21, at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours.  Next we’ll be discussing 20th Century Women, which opens at FilmScene tomorrow, and will continue to play throughout the weekend and all next week.  Finally, we’ll be discussing Elle, which opened at FilmScene last week, and will also continue to play throughout the weekend and all next week.  Joining us in our third segment to discuss Elle is fellow Bijou member, Sean Wu.
58:55
January 20, 2017
The Pit, The Love Witch, and Home Alone
The Pit, The Love Witch, and Home Alone
It’s Thursday, December 1, 2016, and in this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are about to open at FilmScene.  Our line-up includes The Pit, which plays at FilmScene this Saturday, December 3, at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours.  Next we’ll be discussing The Love Witch, which opens at FilmScene tomorrow and will continue to play throughout the weekend and all next week.  Finally, we’ll be discussing Home Alone, which plays at FilmScene Saturday, December 3 at 10AM, and Thursday, December 8 at 3PM as part of The Picture Show Family and Children’s Series.
55:13
December 02, 2016
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, From Afar, and The Cinema Travellers
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, From Afar, and The Cinema Travellers
It’s Thursday, November 10, 2016, and in this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are about to open at FilmScene.  Our line-up includes The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, which plays at FilmScene on Saturday, November 12 at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours.  Next we’ll be discussing From Afar, which plays at FilmScene on Tuesday, November 15 at 6PM, as part of Bijou Horizons.  Finally, we’ll be discussing The Cinema Travellers, which plays at FilmScene on Sunday, November 13, and Monday, November 14, both at 7PM, as part of the Vino Vérité documentary series.
56:40
November 11, 2016
Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Kind Words, and American Honey with Sean Wu
Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Kind Words, and American Honey with Sean Wu
It’s Thursday, October 27, 2016, and in this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are about to open at FilmScene.  Our line-up includes Texas Chainsaw Massacre, which plays at FilmScene Saturday, October 29 at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours.  Next we’ll be discussing The Kind Words, which plays at FilmScene Tuesday, November 1 at 6PM, as part of Bijou Horizons.  Finally, we’ll be discussing American Honey, which opens at FilmScene tomorrow and will continue to play throughout the weekend and all next week.
53:29
October 28, 2016
Bend It Like Beckham, Ixcanul, and A Man Called Ove with Katherine Steinbach
Bend It Like Beckham, Ixcanul, and A Man Called Ove with Katherine Steinbach
It’s Thursday, October 13, 2016, and in this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are about to open at FilmScene.  Our line-up includes Bend It Like Beckham, which plays at FilmScene Saturday, October 15 at 11PM, as part of Bijou After Hours.  Next we’ll be discussing Ixcanul, which plays at FilmScene Tuesday, October 18 at 6PM as part of Bijou Horizons.  Finally, we’ll be discussing A Man Called Ove, which opens at FilmScene tomorrow, and will continue to play throughout the weekend and all next week.
55:15
October 14, 2016
The Greasy Strangler, Before the Flood, and The Birth of a Nation
The Greasy Strangler, Before the Flood, and The Birth of a Nation
It’s Thursday, October 6, 2016, and in this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are about to open at FilmScene.  Our line-up includes The Greasy Strangler, which plays at FilmScene Saturday, October 8 at 11PM, as part of Bijou After Hours.  Next we’ll be discussing Before the Flood, which plays at FilmScene Tuesday, October 11 at 6PM as part of Bijou Film Forum.  Finally, we’ll be discussing The Birth of a Nation, which opens at FilmScene tomorrow and will continue to play throughout the weekend and all next week.
01:00:14
October 07, 2016
The Idol, The Wailing, and My Blind Brother
The Idol, The Wailing, and My Blind Brother
It’s Thursday, September 29, 2016, and in this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are currently playing – or about to open – at FilmScene.  Our line-up includes The Idol, which plays at FilmScene Tuesday, October 4 at 6PM, as part of Bijou Horizons.  Next we’ll be discussing The Wailing, which plays at FilmScene Saturday, October 1 at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours.  Finally, we’ll be discussing My Blind Brother, which opened at FilmScene last week, and will continue to play throughout the weekend and all next week.
57:21
September 30, 2016
Phantasm: Remastered, Mia Madre, and Sonita
Phantasm: Remastered, Mia Madre, and Sonita
It’s Thursday, September 22, 2016, and in this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are about to at FilmScene.  Our line-up includes Phantasm: Remastered, which plays at FilmScene Saturday, September 24 at 11PM, as part of Bijou After Hours.  Next we’ll be discussing Mia Madre, which opens at FilmScene tomorrow, Friday, September 23 and will continue to play throughout the weekend and all next week.  Finally, we’ll be discussing Sonita, which plays at FilmScene Tuesday, September 27 at 6PM, as part of Bijou Film Forum.
59:34
September 23, 2016
Morris from America, As I Open My Eyes, and The Invitation (with Sarah Ulanowicz)
Morris from America, As I Open My Eyes, and The Invitation (with Sarah Ulanowicz)
It’s Thursday, September 15, 2016, and in this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are currently playing – or about to open – at FilmScene.  Our line-up includes Morris from America, which opened at FilmScene last week, and will continue to play throughout the weekend and all next week.  Next we’ll be discussing As I Open My Eyes, which plays at FilmScene Tuesday, September 20 at 6PM as part of Bijou Horizons.  Finally, we’ll be discussing The Invitation, which plays at FilmScene Saturday, September 17 at 11PM, as part of Bijou After Hours.  Joining us in our third segment to discuss The Invitation is Bijou member Sarah Ulanowicz.
59:08
September 16, 2016
10 Cloverfield Lane, Ran, and Sixteen Candles
10 Cloverfield Lane, Ran, and Sixteen Candles
It’s Thursday, September 8, 2016, and in this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are currently playing – or about to open – at FilmScene.  Our line-up includes 10 Cloverfield Lane, which plays at FilmScene Saturday night, September 10 at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours.  Next we’ll be discussing Ran, which plays at FilmScene this Saturday and Sunday, September 10 and 11, in conjunction with Shakespeare at Iowa and Shakespeare's First Folio exhibition visit to Iowa City.  Finally, we’ll be discussing Sixteen Candles, which plays at FilmScene Sunday, September 11 at 8PM as part of FilmScene’s Summer Rooftop Series.
56:13
September 09, 2016
The Witch, Our Little Sister, and Don't Think Twice
The Witch, Our Little Sister, and Don't Think Twice
It’s Thursday, September 1, 2016, and in this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are currently playing – or about to open – at FilmScene.  Our line-up includes The Witch, which plays at FilmScene Saturday night, September 3 at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours.  Next we’ll be discussing Our Little Sister, which opens at FilmScene tomorrow, September 2, and will continue to play throughout the weekend and all next week.  Finally, we’ll be discussing Don’t Think Twice, which opened at FilmScene last week and will continue to play throughout the weekend and all next week.
58:48
September 02, 2016
Pokémon: The Movie 2000, Little Men, and Indignation with guest Mike Zaken (Note: Due to technical difficulties, the last five minutes of this episode are unavailable.)
Pokémon: The Movie 2000, Little Men, and Indignation with guest Mike Zaken (Note: Due to technical difficulties, the last five minutes of this episode are unavailable.)
It’s Thursday, August 25, 2016, and in this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are currently playing – or about to open – at FilmScene.  Our line-up includes Pokémon: The Movie 2000, which plays at FilmScene Saturday night, August 27 at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours.  Next we’ll be discussing Little Men, which opens at FilmScene tomorrow, August 26, and will continue to play throughout the weekend and all next week.  Finally, we’ll be discussing Indignation, which opened at FilmScene last week and will continue to play throughout the weekend and all next week.  Joining us in our third segment to discuss Indignation is writer and recent graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Michael Zaken.
54:26
August 26, 2016
Crimson Peak, Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back, and  Louder Than Bombs (with Girindra Selleck)
Crimson Peak, Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back, and Louder Than Bombs (with Girindra Selleck)
It’s Friday, May 6th, 2016 and in this week’s final show of the school year, we’ll be discussing three films that are soon to play at FilmScene. Our line-up includes the gothic romance Crimson Peak, which plays at FilmScene tomorrow night—Saturday—May 7th, at 11pm as part of Bijou After Hours. Next, we’ll discuss the strangely existential animation Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back, which plays next Saturday, May 14th, at 11pm as conclusion to this semester’s Bijou After Hours programming. Finally, we’ll talk about Norwegian director Joachim Trier’s new English-language drama Louder Than Bombs, which opens at FilmScene next Friday, May 13th.
54:12
May 09, 2016
ELVIS & NIXON, THE SATELLITE GIRL AND MILK COW, AND PAPRIKA ( with Spencer Williams, Girindra Selleck, and Sarah Ulanowicz)
ELVIS & NIXON, THE SATELLITE GIRL AND MILK COW, AND PAPRIKA ( with Spencer Williams, Girindra Selleck, and Sarah Ulanowicz)
It’s Friday, April 22nd, 2016 and in this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are currently playing—or soon to play—at FilmScene. Our line-up includes the historical dramedy Elvis & Nixon, which opened at FilmScene today and will continue to play this weekend and all next week. Next, we’ll discuss trippy South Korean animation The Satellite Girl and Milk Cow, which plays next Tuesday, April 26th, at 6pm as part of the global cinema series Bijou Horizons. Finally, we’ll talk about Satoshi Kon’s fantastic dreamscape Paprika, which plays tomorrow night, April 23rd, at 11pm as part of Bijou After Hours. Joining us to talk about this final film is fellow Bijou member Sarah Ulanowicz.
54:54
April 23, 2016
HOUSE, REMEMBER, AND LOVE (WITH GIRINDRA SELLECK)
HOUSE, REMEMBER, AND LOVE (WITH GIRINDRA SELLECK)
It’s Friday, April 8th, 2016 and in this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are currently playing – or soon to play – at FilmScene. Our line-up includes the strange, funny, and surreal 1970s Japanese horror film House, which plays at FilmScene next Saturday, April 16th, at 11pm as part of Bijou After Hours. Next, we’ll discuss Atom Egoyan’s new thriller Remember, which opened at FilmScene today and will play all through next week. Finally, we’ll talk about Gaspar Noe’s erotic memory trip Love, which plays at FilmScene in a special engagement tonight and tomorrow night, and in 3D!
51:40
April 12, 2016
MOUNTAINS MAY DEPART, I SAW THE LIGHT, AND THE MIND OF MARK DEFRIEST (WITH Girindra Selleck)
MOUNTAINS MAY DEPART, I SAW THE LIGHT, AND THE MIND OF MARK DEFRIEST (WITH Girindra Selleck)
It’s Friday, March 25th, 2016 and in this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are currently playing – or soon to open – at FilmScene. Our line-up includes the ambitious Chinese drama Mountains May Depart, which opened at FilmScene today. Next, we’ll discuss the Hank Williams biopic I Saw the Light, which opens at FilmScene next Friday, April 1st. Finally, we’ll talk about a fascinating documentary, The Mind of Mark DeFriest, which plays at FilmScene next Tuesday, March 29th, at 6PM as part of Bijou Film Forum, with a post-screening conversation with director Gabriel London.
52:22
March 26, 2016
RAMS, ONLY YESTERDAY, AND GRABBERS (with Girindra Selleck and Spencer Williams)
RAMS, ONLY YESTERDAY, AND GRABBERS (with Girindra Selleck and Spencer Williams)
It’s Friday, March 11th, 2016 and in this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are currently playing – or soon to open – at FilmScene. We traverse the globe in this week’s show, as our line-up includes the Icelandic pastoral drama Rams, which opened at FilmScene today. Next, we’ll discuss the revival of the thoughtful Japanese-anime drama Only Yesterday, which opens at FilmScene next Friday, March 18th. Finally, we’ll talk about the Irish horror-comedy Grabbers, which plays at FilmScene next Saturday night, March 19th, at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours. In this final segment, we’ll be joined by fellow Bijou member Spencer Williams, who will help us dissect the grabber and its weaknesses.
51:40
March 12, 2016
LOGAN'S RUN, BARISTA, JOHNNIE TO'S OFFICE, AND THE OSCARS (with Pat Brown)
LOGAN'S RUN, BARISTA, JOHNNIE TO'S OFFICE, AND THE OSCARS (with Pat Brown)
It’s Friday March 4th, 2016, and in this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are currently playing – or about to open – at FilmScene.  Our line-up includes Logan's Run which played at FilmScene yesterday as a part of Bijou After Hours. Next, we’ll be discussing the Bijou special event, Barista, which played at FilmScene this morning at 10am with a pre-screening coffee tasting from area shops. Next, we’ll be discussing Johnnie To's Office which plays at FilmScene Tuesday, March 22nd at 6PM as a part of the Bijou Horizons Passport Series. Finally, we’ll be discussing The Oscars who won, who lost, and who cares. Joining us this week is fellow PhD student in UI's Department of Cinematic Arts Pat Brown.
59:32
March 06, 2016
Where to Invade Next, Akira, and Cronies (with Hannah Bonner)
Where to Invade Next, Akira, and Cronies (with Hannah Bonner)
It’s Friday February 26, 2016, and in this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are currently playing – or about to open – at FilmScene.  Our line-up includes Michael Moore’s Where to Invade Next which opened at FilmScene today and will continue to play throughout the weekend and all next week. Nest we’ll be discussing the animé flick Akira, which plays at FilmScene tomorrow night, February 27 at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours.  Finally we’ll be discussing Cronies, which plays at FilmScene Tuesday, March 1 at 6PM as part of Bijou Film Forum.  Joining us in our third segment to discuss Cronies is fellow Film Studies student and Bijou member Hannah Bonner.
58:41
February 28, 2016
The Room, Mustang, and Creed (with Girindra Selleck)
The Room, Mustang, and Creed (with Girindra Selleck)
It’s Friday, February 19th, 2016 and in this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are currently playing – or about to open – at FilmScene. Our line-up includes odd cult favorite The Room, which plays at FilmScene this Saturday night, February 20th, at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours. Next, we'll be discussing the Turkish family drama Mustang, which opens at FilmScene next Tuesday night, February 23rd, at 6pm as part of Bijou Horizons and will continue to show through Thursday in partnership with the For Your Consideration Oscar series. Finally we’ll talk about the Rocky spin-off-slash-sequel Creed, which opened at FilmScene today and will continue to show this weekend and next week as part of the For Your Consideration Oscar series.
56:52
February 21, 2016
Songs from the North, 10 Things I Hate About You, and Brooklyn (with John Rigby)
Songs from the North, 10 Things I Hate About You, and Brooklyn (with John Rigby)
It’s Friday February 12, 2016, and in this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are currently playing – or about to open – at FilmScene.  Our line-up includes Songs from the North, which plays at FilmScene Tuesday, February 16 at 6PM as part of Bijou Film Forum.  Next, we’ll be discussing 10 Things I Hate About You, which plays at FilmScene tomorrow night, February 13 at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours.  Finally we’ll be discussing Brooklyn, which opens at FilmScene today, and will play throughout the weekend and following week.  Joining us in our third segment to discuss Brooklyn is UI grad, current law student, and film lover John Rigby.
01:00:34
February 13, 2016
Cannibal Holocaust, Theeb, and the Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts (with Peter Chanthanakone)
Cannibal Holocaust, Theeb, and the Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts (with Peter Chanthanakone)
It’s Friday February 5, 2016, and in this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are currently playing – or about to open – at FilmScene.  Our line-up includes Cannibal Holocaust, which plays at FilmScene tomorrow night, Saturday, February 6 at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours.  Next, we’ll be discussing Theeb, which plays at FilmScene Tuesday, February 9 at 6PM as part of Bijou Horizons.  Finally we’ll be discussing the Oscar-nominated animated shorts, which are currently playing at FilmScene, and will continue to play throughout the weekend and following week.  Joining us in our third segment to discuss the animated shorts is Peter Chanthanakone, Associate Professor of Animation in UI’s School of Art and Art History.
58:48
February 06, 2016
My Own Private Idaho, Welcome to Leith, and the Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts
My Own Private Idaho, Welcome to Leith, and the Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts
It’s Friday, January 29, 2016, and in this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are currently playing – or about to open – at FilmScene.  Our line-up includes My Own Private Idaho, which plays at FilmScene tomorrow night, Saturday, January 30 at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours.  Next, we’ll be discussing Welcome to Leith, which plays at FilmScene Tuesday, February 2 at 6PM as part of Bijou Film Forum.  Finally we’ll be discussing the Oscar-nominated documentary shorts, which open at FilmScene Sunday, January 31 and will continue to play throughout the following week.
59:45
January 31, 2016
Anomalisa, Jurassic Park, and Magic Mike XXL (with Spencer Williams)
Anomalisa, Jurassic Park, and Magic Mike XXL (with Spencer Williams)
It’s Friday, January 22, 2016, and in this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are currently playing – or about to open – at FilmScene.  Our line-up includes Anomalisa, which opened at FilmScene today and will continue to play throughout the weekend and all next week.  Next, we’ll be discussing Jurassic Park, which plays at FilmScene Saturday, January 23 at 10AM and Thursday, January 28 at 3:30PM as part of The Picture Show family and children’s series.  Finally we’ll be discussing Magic Mike XXL, which plays at FilmScene tomorrow night January 23 at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours.  Joining us in our third segment to discuss Magic Mike XXL is the chair of the After Hours committee Spencer Williams.
01:00:26
January 23, 2016
A Christmas Story, The Hallow, and Room
A Christmas Story, The Hallow, and Room
It’s Friday, December 4, 2015, and in this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are currently playing – or about to open – at FilmScene.  Our line-up includes A Christmas Story, which plays at FilmScene Saturday, December 5 at 10AM and Thursday, December 10 at 3:30PM as part of The Picture Show family and children’s series.  Next we’ll be discussing The Hallow, which plays at FilmScene Saturday, December 5 at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours.  Finally we’ll be discussing Room, which will continue to play at FilmScene throughout the weekend and into next week.
56:00
December 05, 2015
Of Men and War, The Assassin, and The Forbidden Room (with Spencer Williams)
Of Men and War, The Assassin, and The Forbidden Room (with Spencer Williams)
It’s Friday, November 20, 2015, and in this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are currently playing at FilmScene.  Our line-up includes Of Men and War, which plays at FilmScene Monday, November 23 at 6PM.  Next we’ll be discussing The Assassin, which opened at FilmScene last week and will continue to play throughout the weekend.  Finally we’ll be discussing The Forbidden Room, which also opened last week and will continue to play throughout the weekend.
58:22
November 21, 2015
Paddington, Coming Home, and Johnny Guitar (with Spencer Williams and Tim Luccaro)
Paddington, Coming Home, and Johnny Guitar (with Spencer Williams and Tim Luccaro)
It’s Friday, November 13, 2015, and in this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are currently playing – or about to open – at FilmScene.  Our line-up includes Paddington, which plays at FilmScene tomorrow, November 14 at 10AM and Thursday, November 19 at 3:30 as part of The Picture Show Family and Children’s Series presented by MidWestOne Bank.  Next we’ll be discussing Coming Home, which plays Tuesday, November 17 at 6PM as part of Bijou Horizons, a series dedication to the exhibition of cinema from around the world.  Finally we’ll be discussing Johnny Guitar, which plays at FilmScene this Saturday night, November 14, at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours.  Joining us in our third segment to discuss Johnny Guitar is Tim Luccaro, a consultant for the Rule of Law Program at the United States Institute of Peace.
57:23
November 14, 2015
The Keeping Room, Truth, and Cartel Land (with Spencer Williams and Stephen Markley)
The Keeping Room, Truth, and Cartel Land (with Spencer Williams and Stephen Markley)
It’s Friday, November 6, 2015 and in this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are currently playing – or about to open – at FilmScene. Our line-up includes the unique western The Keeping Room, which plays at FilmScene this Saturday night, November 7th, at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours. Next, we'll be discussing the political docudrama Truth, which opened at FilmScene last Friday and will continue playing throughout this weekend and all next week. Finally we’ll talk about the drug war documentary Cartel Land, which plays at FilmScene Tuesday, November 10th, at 6PM as part of Bijou Film Forum.
57:31
November 08, 2015
We talk with director Terry Gilliam!
We talk with director Terry Gilliam!
It’s Friday, October 23, 2015, and in this week’s show we’ll be talking with director Terry Gilliam, whose book Gilliamesque: A Pre-posthumous (me, me, me) memoir just came to bookstores this week.
34:28
October 24, 2015
The Dead Lands, Mississippi Grind, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (with Camden Kent)
The Dead Lands, Mississippi Grind, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (with Camden Kent)
It’s Friday, October 16, and in this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are currently playing – or about to open – at FilmScene.  Our line-up includes The Dead Lands, which plays at FilmScene Tuesday, October 20, at 6PM as part of Bijou Horizons.  Next we’ll be discussing Mississippi Grind, which opens at FilmScene today and will continue to play throughout the weekend and all next week.  Finally we’ll be discussing Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, which plays at FilmScene this Saturday night, October 17, at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours.  Joining us in our third segment to discuss Fear and Loathing Las Vegas is fellow Bijou member Camden Kent.
57:49
October 17, 2015
Deliverance, Finders Keepers, The Duke of Burgundy (with Brianna Sulzener and Spencer Williams)
Deliverance, Finders Keepers, The Duke of Burgundy (with Brianna Sulzener and Spencer Williams)
It’s Friday, October 9, and in this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are currently playing – or about to open – at FilmScene.  Our line-up includes Deliverance, which plays at FilmScene this Saturday night, October 10, at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours.  Next we'll be discussing Finders Keepers, which opened at FilmScene today and will continue playing throughout the weekend and all next week.  Finally we’ll be discussing The Duke of Burgundy, which plays at FilmScene this Tuesday, October 13, at 6PM as part of Bijou Film Forum.  This week, Katherine is at the helm, and filling in for Leah and Chang-Min are Brianna Sulzener and Spencer Williams!
58:14
October 11, 2015
Sleeping with Other People, Cupcakes, Center Stage (with Matilda Mackey)
Sleeping with Other People, Cupcakes, Center Stage (with Matilda Mackey)
It’s Friday, October 2, and in this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are currently playing – or about to open – at FilmScene.  Our line-up includes Sleeping with Other People, which opened at FilmScene today and will continue playing throughout the weekend and all next week.  Next we’ll be discussing Cupcakes, which plays at FilmScene Tuesday, October 6, at 6PM as part of Bijou Horizons.  Finally we’ll be discussing Center Stage, which plays at FilmScene this Saturday night, October 3, at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours.  Joining us in our third segment to discuss Center Stage is local ballerina Matilda Mackey.
59:01
October 02, 2015
Kids, Phoenix, and Best of Enemies (with Josh Voorhees)
Kids, Phoenix, and Best of Enemies (with Josh Voorhees)
In this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are currently playing – or about to open – at FilmScene.  Our line-up includes Kids, which plays at FilmScene Saturday night Sept 12, at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours.  Next, we’ll be discussing Phoenix, which opened at FilmScene today, and will continue to play throughout the weekend and all next week.  Finally we’ll be discussing Best of Enemies, which plays at FilmScene Tuesday, September 15 at 6PM as part of Bijou Film Forum.  Joining us in our third segment to discuss Best of Enemies is Josh Voorhees, a senior writer at Slate Magazine.
56:52
September 12, 2015
Jennifer's Body, The Look of Silence, and The End of the Tour (with Michael Glaviano)
Jennifer's Body, The Look of Silence, and The End of the Tour (with Michael Glaviano)
In this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are currently playing – or about to open – at FilmScene.  Our line-up includes Jennifer’s Body, which plays Saturday night Sept 5, at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours.  Next, we’ll be discussing The Look of Silence, which opened at FilmScene today, and will continue to play throughout the weekend and all next week.  Finally we’ll be discussing The End of the Tour, which also opened today and will continuing playing at FilmScene throughout this weekend and into next week.  Joining us in our third segment to discuss The End of the Tour is writer and recent MFA grad Michael Glaviano.
57:41
September 05, 2015
Zombieland, The Diary of a Teenage Girl, and Tangerine (with Spencer Williams)
Zombieland, The Diary of a Teenage Girl, and Tangerine (with Spencer Williams)
In this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are currently playing – or about to open – at FilmScene.  Our line-up includes Zombieland, which plays Saturday night, August 29, at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours.  Next, we’ll be discussing The Diary of a Teenage Girl, which opened at FilmScene today, and will continue to play throughout the weekend and all next week.  Finally we’ll be discussing Tangerine, which opened last weekend and will continuing playing at FilmScene throughout this weekend and into next week.  Joining us in our third segment to discuss Tangerine is Bijou member Spencer Williams.
58:33
August 29, 2015
The Iron Giant, Seymour: An Introduction, Clouds of Sils Maria
The Iron Giant, Seymour: An Introduction, Clouds of Sils Maria
In this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are currently playing at, or coming soon to FilmScene.  Our line-up includes the animated film The Iron Giant, which plays this Saturday, May 9 at 10AM, and Thursday, May 14 at 3PM.  These screenings are a part of The Picture Show, a family and children’s series presented by MidWestOne Bank.  Next, we’ll be discussing Seymour: An Introduction, a new documentary by Ethan Hawke.  Seymour: An Introduction has its last screenings at FilmScene tomorrow, May 7 at 5:30 and 7:30PM.  Finally, we’ll be discussing Clouds of Sils Maria, a new film by Olivier Assayas featuring Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, and Chloë Grace Moretz.  Clouds of Sils Maria opens at FilmScene this Friday, May 8.
01:00:39
May 07, 2015
Whip It, Ballet 422 and White God
Whip It, Ballet 422 and White God
In this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are currently playing at, or coming soon to FilmScene.  Our line-up includes the roller derby flick Whip It, which plays this Saturday night, April 25, at 11PM, as part of Bijou After Hours.  Next, we’ll be discussing the documentary Ballet 422, which continues to play at FilmScene throughout the weekend and following week.  Finally, we’ll be discussing the award-winning White God, which has its last two screenings tomorrow, April 23, at 6 and 8:30PM.
01:01:24
April 23, 2015
But I'm a Cheerleader, Wild Tales and Siddharth (with Pat Brown)
But I'm a Cheerleader, Wild Tales and Siddharth (with Pat Brown)
In this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are currently playing at, or coming soon to FilmScene.  Our line-up includes Jamie Babbit’s But I’m a Cheerleader, which plays this Saturday night at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours.  Next, we’ll be discussing Wild Tales, last year’s academy award-nominee for Best Foreign Language Film from Argentina.  Wild Tales continues to play at FilmScene throughout the weekend and following week.  Finally, we’ll be discussing Siddharth, which plays at FilmScene on Tuesday, April 21, at 6PM as part of Bijou Horizons, a series dedicated to bringing awareness to world cinema.
59:29
April 19, 2015
What We Do in the Shadows, The Secret of NIMH and The Hunting Ground (with Pat Brown)
What We Do in the Shadows, The Secret of NIMH and The Hunting Ground (with Pat Brown)
In this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are currently playing at, or coming soon to FilmScene.  Our line-up includes What We Do in the Shadows, a comedy by New Zealand filmmakers Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi.  What We Do in the Shadows continues to play at FilmScene throughout this week and weekend.  Next, we’ll be discussing the 1982 animated classic, The Secret of NIMH, which plays this Saturday night, April 11, at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours.  Finally, we’ll be discussing The Hunting Ground, which plays at FilmScene on Tuesday, April 14, at 6PM as part of Bijou Film Forum.
58:50
April 10, 2015
Red Army, The Boy and the World, and Cry Baby (with Andrew Sherburne)
Red Army, The Boy and the World, and Cry Baby (with Andrew Sherburne)
In this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are currently playing at, or coming soon to FilmScene.  Our line-up includes the new hockey documentary, Red Army, which continues to play at FilmScene this week and the next.  Joining us in our first segment is independent filmmaker and FilmScene’s cofounder, Andrew Sherburne. Next, we’ll be discussing The Boy and the World, by Brazilian director Alê Abreu. The Boy and the World plays on Tuesday, April 7, at 6PM, as part of Bijou Horizons, a series dedicated to bringing awareness to world cinema.  Finally, we’ll be discussing John Waters’s Cry-Baby, which plays this Saturday night, April 4, at 11PM, as part of Bijou After Hours.
01:00:48
April 02, 2015
Purple Rain, The Breakfast Club and Mommy (with Pat Brown and Katlyn Williams)
Purple Rain, The Breakfast Club and Mommy (with Pat Brown and Katlyn Williams)
On this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are currently playing at, or coming soon to FilmScene and downtown Iowa City.  Our line-up includes the Prince vehicle and cult hit Purple Rain, which  plays atFilmScene this Saturday night at 11pm as part of Bijou After Hours. Next, we’ll be discussing the John Hughes classic The Breakfast Club, which plays at The Englert, in partnership with FilmScene, this Saturday at 7pm, in celebration of its 30th Anniversary. That's the making of a great Saturday 80s double feature!  Finally we’ll be discussing French-Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan's Mommy, which has been playing at FilmScene this last week, and will continue to show both this evening and tomorrow.
58:15
March 30, 2015
Mr. Turner, The Patience Stone, and Stranger than Paradise (with guest Andy Brodie!)
Mr. Turner, The Patience Stone, and Stranger than Paradise (with guest Andy Brodie!)
In this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are currently playing at, or coming soon to FilmScene.  Our line-up includes the Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner, which continues to play at FilmScene throughout the weekend and following week.  Next, we’ll be discussing The Patience Stone, by Afghan director Atiq Rahimi.  The Patience Stone plays on Tuesday, March 24, at 6PM as part of Bijou Horizions, a series dedicated to bringing awareness to world cinema.  Finally we’ll be discussing Jim Jarmusch’s Stranger than Paradise, which plays at FilmScene this Saturday, March 14, at 1PM, and Sunday, March 15, also at 1PM.  These screenings kick off the series A Sad and Beautiful World: The Black and White Films of Jim Jarmusch.  Joining us in our third segment is FilmScene’s cofounder and programming director, Andy Brodie.
58:14
March 12, 2015
Spaceballs, Leviathan, Rocks in My Pockets (with Kelly Gallagher)
Spaceballs, Leviathan, Rocks in My Pockets (with Kelly Gallagher)
In this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films coming soon to FilmScene.  Our line-up includes the Mel Brooks classic, Spaceballs, whichplays at FilmScene this Saturday night, March 7, at 11PM, as part of Bijou After Hours.  Next, we’ll be discussing the Russian epic Leviathan, which is currently playing at FilmScene and will continue playing throughout the weekend and following week.  Finally we’ll be discussing the animated filmRocks in My Pockets, which plays at FilmScene on Tuesday, March 10, at 6PM, as part of Bijou Film Forum.  Joining us in our third segment is animator and filmmaker Kelly Gallagher from UI’s Department of Cinematic Arts.
01:00:15
March 05, 2015
Drive, Zero Motivation and the Oscars
Drive, Zero Motivation and the Oscars
In this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films coming soon to FilmScene.  Our line-up includes Drive, starring Ryan Gosling, which plays at FilmScene this Saturday, February 28, at 11PM, as part of Bijou After Hours.  Next, we’ll be discussing the Israeli comedy Zero Motivation, which plays at FilmScene Monday, March 2, at 6PM as part of Bijou Horizons, a series focused on bringing awareness to world cinema.  Finally we’ll be discussing the Oscars: who won, who lost, who looked great, and who awkwardly touched Idina Menzel’s face…it was John Travolta.
59:55
February 26, 2015
Brick, The Homestrech, Still Alice and Oscar Best Actress Nominees
Brick, The Homestrech, Still Alice and Oscar Best Actress Nominees
In this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films coming soon to FilmScene.  Our line-up includes Rian Johnson’s 2005 film noir Brick, which plays at FilmScene this Saturday, February 21, at 11PM, as part of Bijou After Hours.  Next, we’ll be discussing The Homestretch, a documentary that explores the daily struggles of homeless teens in Chicago.  The Homestretch plays at FilmScene Tuesday, February 24, at 6PM as part of Bijou Film Forum.  Finally we’ll be discussing Still Alice, starring Julianne Moore, which opens at FilmScene this Friday, February 20, and will play throughout the weekend and following week.
01:00:35
February 19, 2015
Two Days, One Night, To Kill a Man and Showgirls
Two Days, One Night, To Kill a Man and Showgirls
In this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films coming soon to FilmScene.  Our line-up includes Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s Two Days, One Night, which opens at FilmScene this Friday, February 13, and will continue to play throughout the weekend and following week.  Next, we’ll be discussing To Kill A Man, a Chilean thriller from director Alejandro Fernández Almendras.  To Kill A Man plays at FilmScene Tuesday, February 17, at 6PM as part of Bijou Horizons, a series dedicated to the exhibition of world cinema.  Finally we’ll be discussing the 1995 erotic drama/comedy Showgirls, which plays on Saturday, February 14, at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours.
01:03:21
February 12, 2015
Velvet Goldmine, Art and Craft, Oscar live-action shorts (with guest host Pat Brown)
Velvet Goldmine, Art and Craft, Oscar live-action shorts (with guest host Pat Brown)
In this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are currently playing at, or coming soon to FilmScene.  Our line-up includes the Todd Haynes cult classic, Velvet Goldmine, which plays this Saturday night at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours.  Next, we’ll be discussing Art and Craft, a documentary about the prolific art forger Mark Landis, which plays at FilmScene on Tuesday, February 10, at 6PM as part of Bijou Film Forum.  Finally we’ll be discussing this year’s Oscar-nominated live-action shorts.  The Oscar-nominated shorts will continue to play at FilmScene throughout this week and the next.
59:18
February 05, 2015
Clue, The Boxtrolls and Oscar Animation Shorts (with Professor Peter Chanthanakone)
Clue, The Boxtrolls and Oscar Animation Shorts (with Professor Peter Chanthanakone)
In this week’s show, we’ll be discussing several films coming soon to FilmScene.  Our line-up includes camp cinema classic, Clue, which plays this Saturday night, January 31, at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours.  Next, we’ll be discussing The Boxtrolls, presented as part of The Picture Show, a family and children’s series, presented by MidWestOne Bank.  The Boxtrolls plays tomorrow afternoon, Thursday January 29, at 3PM.  Finally we’ll be discussing the 2015 Oscar nominees for Best Animated Shorts.  The animated shorts will open at FilmScene this Friday, January 30.  Joining us to discuss both The Boxtrolls and the animated shorts is Peter Chanthanakone, Assistant Professor in UI’s School of Art & Art History.
01:00:44
January 29, 2015
Idiocracy, Selma and Foxcatcher
Idiocracy, Selma and Foxcatcher
In this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films that are currently playing – or about to open – at FilmScene.  Our line-up includes Mike Judge’s 2006 cult classic Idiocracy, which plays this Saturday night, January 24, at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours.  Next, we’ll be discussing Selma, Ava DuVernay’s film about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s campaign for equal voting rights.  Though it’s been out for several weeks, you still have time to catch two final screenings of Selma at FilmScene tomorrow night, January 22 at 6 and 8:30 PM.  Finally we’ll be discussing Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher, a psychological drama about Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestlers Mark and Dave Schultz.  Foxcatcher opens at FilmScene this Friday, January 23.
01:00:11
January 22, 2015
Force Majeure, White Christmas and Die Hard (with guest Stephen Markley)
Force Majeure, White Christmas and Die Hard (with guest Stephen Markley)
Our line-up includes Force Majeure, a delightfully dark comedy by Swedish filmmaker Ruben Östlund.  Force Majeure opened at FilmScene last Friday, and has its final screening tomorrow, Thursday December 11 at 7PM.  Next, we’ll be discussing White Christmas, starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye, which plays at FilmScene this Saturday, December 13 at 10AM and next Thursday, December 18 at 3PM as part of The Picture Show, a family and children’s series, presented by Midwest One Bank.  Finally we’ll be discussing that other Christmas classic, Die Hard, starring Bruce Willis as John McClane.  Die Hard plays at FilmScene this Saturday, December 13, at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours.  Super-fan Stephen Markley will be joining us during our third segment to discuss the film.
01:00:48
December 11, 2014
Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Elf and Rosewater (with Guest Josh Voorhees)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Elf and Rosewater (with Guest Josh Voorhees)
Our line-up includes the animated/live action comedy Who Framed Roger Rabbit? which plays at FilmScene this Saturday night at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours. Next, we’ll be discussing Elf, starring Will Ferrell as Buddy the Elf, which plays at FilmScene this Saturday, December 6 at 10AM and next Thursday, December 11 at 3PM as part of The Picture Show, a family and children’s series, presented by Midwest One Bank. Finally we’ll be discussing Rosewater, Jon Stewart’s directorial debut based on the true story of journalist Maziar Bahari. Rosewater which opened last Friday at FilmScene, and will continue to play throughout the weekend and following week. Josh Voorhees, a senior writer at Slate, will be joining us during our third segment to discuss the film.
01:01:13
December 04, 2014
Singin in the Rain, CitizenFour, The Overnighters (with guest Michael Davis)
Singin in the Rain, CitizenFour, The Overnighters (with guest Michael Davis)
Our line-up includes the classic Singin in the Rain, which plays at FilmScene this Saturday and Sunday, November 22 and 23 at noon. Next, we'll be discussing CitizenFour, Laura Poitras's documentary of Edward Snowden and his revelations about NSA surveillance.CitizenFour opened at FimScene last Friday and will continue to play throughout this weekend and into the following week. Finally we'll be discussing The Overnighters, a documentary that offers a portrait of job-seekers in the oil-boom town of Williston, North Dakota. Opening this Friday, The Overnighters plays at FilmScene for one week only from November 21st to the 27th.
01:00:19
November 20, 2014
The Tale of Princess Kaguya, Last Chants to a Slow Dance, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (with Pat Brown)
The Tale of Princess Kaguya, Last Chants to a Slow Dance, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (with Pat Brown)
Our line-up includes Isao Takahata’s The Tale of Princess Kaguya, which opens next Friday, November 21.  Next, we’ll be discussing Jon Jost’s Last Chants for a Slow Dance which plays this Sunday, November 16 at 1PM.  Finally we’ll be discussing Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, which plays this Saturday night, November 15 at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours.
59:41
November 13, 2014
Dear White People, Strange Days, Happy Valley (with Professor Travis Vogan)
Dear White People, Strange Days, Happy Valley (with Professor Travis Vogan)
Our line-up includes Dear White People, which opened last Friday at FilmScene, and will continue to play throughout the weekend and following week. Next, we'll be discussing Kathryn Bigelow's sci-fi thriller Strange Days, which plays this Saturday night, November 8, at 11PM, as part of Bijou After Hours. Finally we'll be discussing Happy Valley, a documentary that explores Penn State football culture in the wake of Jerry Sandusky's arrest. Happy Valley plays at FilmScene Tuesday, November 11, at 6PM as part of Bijou Film Forum. Professor Travis Vogan, from UI's School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will be joining us during our third segment to discuss the film.
01:01:11
November 06, 2014
White Bird in a Blizzard, Journey to the West and Ghost in the Shell (with our regular Pat Brown)
White Bird in a Blizzard, Journey to the West and Ghost in the Shell (with our regular Pat Brown)
Our line-up includes Gregg Araki’s White Bird in a Blizzard, which opens Friday, November 7 at FilmScene.  Next, we’ll be discussing Stephen Chow’s Journey to the West, which plays Tuesday, November 4, at 6PM, as part of Bijou Horizons a series dedicated to bringing awareness to world cinema.  Finally we’ll be discussing Ghost in the Shell, which plays this Saturday night, November 1, at 11PM as part of Bijou After Hours.  Patrick Brown, member of the Bijou Film Board and film reviewer for Little Village, will be joining us during our third segment to discuss the film.
59:39
October 30, 2014
28 Days Later, The Skeleton Twins and Fruitvale Station (Welcome back, Katherine!)
28 Days Later, The Skeleton Twins and Fruitvale Station (Welcome back, Katherine!)
Our line-up includes Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later, which plays this Saturday night, October 25th, at 9:30PM, as part of Bijou After Hours. Next, we'll be discussing The Skeleton Twins, which opened last week at FilmScene, and will continue playing through the end of the month. Finally we'll discuss Fruitvale Station, which plays Tuesday, October 28th, at 6PM as part of Bijou Film Forum.
01:00:28
October 23, 2014
Phantom of the Paradise, Infection, and Fargo (with guest host Patrick Brown)
Phantom of the Paradise, Infection, and Fargo (with guest host Patrick Brown)
In this week's show, we'll be discuss three films that are coming soon to FilmScene. Our line-up includes Brian De Palma'sPhantom of the Paradise, which plays this Saturday night, October 18, at 11 PM, as part of Bijou After Hours. Next, we'll be discussing the Japanese horror film Infection, which plays Tuesday, October 21, at 6PM, as part of Bijou Horizons. Finally we'll be discussing the Coen Brothers' classic, Fargo, which will be screened this Sunday, October 19, at 7PM, on FilmScene's rooftop for the final open-air show of the season.
01:01:07
October 16, 2014
Ghostbusters, Little Shop of Horrors and Hannah Arendt (with guest Scott Sulzener)
Ghostbusters, Little Shop of Horrors and Hannah Arendt (with guest Scott Sulzener)
In this week's show, we'll be discussing three films that are coming soon to FilmScene in Iowa City. Our line-up includes Ghostbusters, which - in honor of its 30th Anniversary - opens at FilmScene on October 24. Next, we'll be discussing another classic from the 80s, Little Shop of Horrors, which plays this Saturday night, October 11, at 11PM. Finally we'll be discussing Hannah Arendt, which plays Tuesday, October 14, at 7PM as part of Bijou Film Forum.
01:01:45
October 09, 2014