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Contra Zoom Pod

By Dakota Arsenault
Contra Zoom is a film based podcast going in depth about varying movie related subjects. Dakota Arsenault and guests go over both academic and the fun aspects of enjoying the film medium. Episodes feature lists, interviews and comparisons. Contra Zoom is presented by Aesthetic Magazine. Email us at contrazoompod@gmail.com
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142: Most Anticipated Films of 2021
We are officially into 2021's movie season, while some release dates are still unconfirmed or destined to change, we look at the movies we are most excited about. Joining the show is Paulo Bautista host of the Oscars Death Race and Box Office Watch podcasts, who previously was on the show for episode 100: Oscars Death Race Interview. Movies we talk about include Shang-Chi, After Yang, The Tragedy of Macbeth, The Northman, The Green Knight, In the Heights and more!  We separated our picks into categories.  Paulo's categories: Superhero Flicks, Musicals, Animation and Artsy.  Dakota's categories: Coming to Netflix, A24 Releases, Directing Legends and Indie Darlings.  We both also looked at films that were pushed back from last year.  Follow Paulo on Twitter @ninjaboimedia.  Visit contrazoompod.com for even more great CZP content! Listen to Contra Zoom on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Overcast, RadioPublic, Breaker, Podcast Addict and more! Please rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen. Send us a screenshot of your 5 star rating and review to contrazoompod@gmail.com and we will send you free swag! Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for creating the awesome theme music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo. Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Contra Zoom is proudly presented by Aesthetic Magazine.
38:50
March 1, 2021
141: Celebrating Japanese Cinema - Live Action
Continuing our series celebrating cinema from around the world. On this episode we look at live action Japanese films, from Seven Samurai and Godzilla, to Ringu and House up to Shoplifters. We gush about Akira Kurosawa, Yasujirō Ozu, Kenji Mizoguchi, Hirokazu Koreeda and others. Joining me on the show is Naomi Wada Platt, who guested on episode 130: imagineNATIVE, a YouTuber who often covers Japanese culture and politics in both English and Japanese language videos. Look forward to part two coming in a few weeks! Follow Naomi on Twitter and Instagram. Visit contrazoompod.com for even more great CZP content! Listen to Contra Zoom on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Overcast, RadioPublic, Breaker, Podcast Addict and more! Please rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen. Send us a screenshot of your 5 star rating and review to contrazoompod@gmail.com and we will send you free swag! Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for creating the awesome theme music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo. Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Contra Zoom is proudly presented by Aesthetic Magazine.
01:05:02
February 22, 2021
140: SXSW Festival Preview
The annual SXSW festival is gearing up to happen from March 16-20th online and we have a list of the ten most anticipated films we are looking forward too. Visit sxsw.com for the full festival lineup. The ten films we are looking forward to include: Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil, Alone Together, Under the Volcano, Hysterical, Lily Topples The World, The Fabulous Filipino Brothers, Swan Song, Violet, How It Ends and The Spine of Night. Dakota was also recently a guest on Please Watch This as they discussed The Master. Sam and Hugh were also recent guests on episode 135: Make/Remake Citizen Kane and Mank and provided voicemails for 138: Best Films of 2020.  Visit contrazoompod.com for even more great CZP content! Listen to Contra Zoom on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Overcast, RadioPublic, Breaker, Podcast Addict and more! Please rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen. Send us a screenshot of your 5 star rating and review to contrazoompod@gmail.com and we will send you free swag! Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for creating the awesome theme music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo. Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Contra Zoom is proudly presented by Aesthetic Magazine.
17:57
February 15, 2021
139: Celebrating Asian American Cinema
On this episode Rachel Ho, who previously appeared on episode 129: Make/Remake Rebecca, comes on to celebrate Asian American cinema. We talk about some of the bigger classic films like The Joy Luck Club and Better Luck Tomorrow up to more recent films like The Farewell and Crazy Rich Asians. We even spend some time discussing film tourism with the idea that studios will only make English language films with Asian casts (like Mulan or Memoirs of a Geisha) if they are set in Asia. Check out Rachel's film review site, including her terrific top ten films list of 2020. Visit contrazoompod.com for even more great CZP content! Listen to Contra Zoom on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Overcast, RadioPublic, Breaker, Podcast Addict and more! Please rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen. Send us a screenshot of your 5 star rating and review to contrazoompod@gmail.com and we will send you free swag! Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for creating the awesome theme music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo. Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Contra Zoom is proudly presented by Aesthetic Magazine.
01:13:04
February 8, 2021
138: Best Films of 2020
Normally we share our top films of the year after the Oscars, but with this year's ceremony being pushed back to April that doesn't make sense. Joining the show is Royce Benson as he and Dakota each share their top 10 films of 2020. A host of friends of the show also share their picks. Dakota's Top 10 10. Promising Young Woman 9. The Assistant 8. I’m Thinking of Ending Things 7. Palm Springs 6. Another Round 5. Emma. 4. Nomadland 3. The Vast of Night 2. Never Rarely Sometimes Always 1. The Trial of the Chicago 7 Royce's Top 10 10. Possessor 9. Boys State 8. Palm Springs 7. I’m Thinking of Ending Things 6. Lovers Rock 5. Mangrove 4. Portrait of a Lady on Fire 3. Sound of Metal 2. Soul 1. A Hidden Life The following friends of the show also shared their favourite films of the past year.  Stephanie Prior - The Vast of Night Sam Blakeley and Hugh Dempsey of Please Watch This - Soul and Tenet Calum McNabb of Scaretroducing - Saint Maud Rachel Ho - Sound of Metal Naomi Wada Platt - Portrait of a Lady on Fire Maria Escribano - The Father John Brody - Wolfwalkers Visit contrazoompod.com for even more great CZP content! Please rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen. Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for creating the awesome theme music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo. Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Contra Zoom is proudly presented by Aesthetic Magazine.
01:43:11
February 1, 2021
137: Happy New Year's
On this episode, Stephanie Prior joins the show as we talk about some classic New Year's movies including The Poseidon Adventure, When Harry Met Sally..., Four Rooms, Bridget Jones Diary and New Year's Eve. After we play some fun what if games with the situations that arose during the movies including what party we most want to be at and who we would want to be our midnight kiss.  Contra Zoom Pod is taking a brief hiatus and will be back in a few weeks.  Listen to Contra Zoom on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Overcast, RadioPublic, Breaker, Podcast Addict and more! Please rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen. Send us a screenshot of your 5 star rating and review to contrazoompod@gmail.com and we will send you free swag! Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for creating the awesome theme music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo. Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Contra Zoom is proudly presented by Aesthetic Magazine.
34:57
December 28, 2020
136: Disney Investor Day
On this episode Sammy Feilchenfeld returns to discuss all the news from the December 10th Disney Investor Day announcements. We go over topics like Star being bundled with Disney+ (and the incoming price hike), the new movies and TV shows from Disney Animation, Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, FX and much more.   Listen to Sammy on episode 90: Disney+ as we go more in depth for a lot of the projects that are recapped on this show.  List of full announcements and article about the price hikes and addition of Star.   Listen to Contra Zoom on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Overcast, RadioPublic, Breaker, Podcast Addict and more! Please rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen. Send us a screenshot of your 5 star rating and review to contrazoompod@gmail.com and we will send you free swag! Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for creating the awesome theme music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo. Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Contra Zoom is proudly presented by Aesthetic Magazine.
44:32
December 21, 2020
135: Make/Remake Citizen Kane and Mank
Normally Make/Remake examines how two films that share the same story. Not to say what film was better or worse, but how they are similar and different while following the same arcs. But this time we are looking at the 1941 classic Citizen Kane directed by Orson Welles, and the recent David Fincher release Mank, that looks at the writing of the movie. Joining the show is Sam Blakeley and Hugh Dempsey, hosts of Please Watch This. No Film School chronicles the controversy of Pauline Kael's original Raising Kane essay and tries to find the truth about who wrote Citizen Kane.  Follow Please Watch This on Twitter and Instagram.   If you haven't checked out the last episode, listen to us ranking David Fincher's filmography!  Dakota also recently appeared episode 70 of Please Watch This as he joined hosts Sam and Hugh to talk about Before Sunrise. Listen to Contra Zoom on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Overcast, RadioPublic, Breaker, Podcast Addict and more! Please rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen. Send us a screenshot of your 5 star rating and review to contrazoompod@gmail.com and we will send you free swag! Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for creating the awesome theme music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo. Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Contra Zoom is proudly presented by Aesthetic Magazine.
01:19:59
December 14, 2020
134: David Fincher Ranked
On this episode we rank the ten theatrically released films directed by David Fincher in preparation of the just released Mank. Joe Aragon of House of Cinema joins the show as we talk all things Fincher and give out our own awards afterwards. Rankings 10. Alien 3 9. Panic Room 8. The Game 7. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 6. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo T-4. Zodiac T-4. Se7en 3. Gone Girl 2. Fight Club 1. The Social Network Best Picture- The Social Network (both D+J) Best Actor- Jake Gyllenhaal for Zodiac (D), Brad Pitt for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (J) Best Actress- Rooney Mara for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (D), Rosamund Pike for Gone Girl (J) Best Supporting Actor- Armie Hammer (D) and Andrew Garfield (J) for The Social Network Best Supporting Actress- Deborah Kara Unger for The Game (D), Helena Bonham Carter for Fight Club (J) Follow House of Cinema on Instagram and Twitter. If you haven't listened to our Christopher Nolan Ranked episode, do so! Dakota also recently appeared episode 70 of Please Watch This as he joined hosts Sam and Hugh to talk about Before Sunrise. Listen to Contra Zoom on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Overcast, RadioPublic, Breaker, Podcast Addict and more! Please rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen. Send us a screenshot of your 5 star rating and review to contrazoompod@gmail.com and we will send you free swag! Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for creating the awesome theme music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo. Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Contra Zoom is proudly presented by Aesthetic Magazine.
01:40:01
December 7, 2020
133: Top Ten NEON Films
On this episode we continue our look into NEON as we rank our ten favourite films released by them. Joining the show is Royce Benson, who previously appeared on our Top Ten A24 Films and Life During Quarantine. We also reveal the poll results of listeners favourite NEON films. If you haven't checked out part one where the history of NEON is chronicled make sure you listen to that first.  Dakota's Top 5 5. Three Identical Strangers 4. Wild Rose 3. I, Tonya 2. Portrait of a Lady on Fire 1. Apollo 11 Royce's Top 5 5. Assassination Nation 4. Monos 3. Palm Springs 2. Possessor 1. Parasite Dakota also recently appeared episode 70 of Please Watch This as he joined hosts Sam and Hugh to talk about Before Sunrise. Listen to Contra Zoom on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Overcast, RadioPublic, Breaker, Podcast Addict and more! Please rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen. Send us a screenshot of your 5 star rating and review to contrazoompod@gmail.com and we will send you free swag! Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for creating the awesome theme music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo. Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Contra Zoom is proudly presented by Aesthetic Magazine.
01:30:18
November 30, 2020
132: A History of NEON
In our third "A History Of..." series after the success charting the rise of A24 Films and The Criterion Collection we are looking at NEON, a distributor who in just three short years managed to win a Best Picture Oscar for Parasite.  They got their start in 2017 and have put out films like I, Tonya, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Palm Springs, Apollo 11 and Honeyland. We trace their roots of the two founders and how they managed to be so successful.  What "A History Of..." would you like us to cover next? Email us at contrazoompod@gmail.com. Check out Hawkeyes episode 51 to hear me talk about Cymbeline as mentioned on this episode. Listen to Contra Zoom on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Overcast, RadioPublic, Breaker, Podcast Addict and more! Please rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen. Send us a screenshot of your 5 star rating and review to contrazoompod@gmail.com and we will send you free swag! Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for creating the awesome theme music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo. Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Contra Zoom is proudly presented by Aesthetic Magazine.
36:04
November 23, 2020
Bonus Episode: Better Know a Contributor - Stephanie Prior
In lieu of a full episode this week, we bring you the first in our series of bonus episodes, Better Know a Contributor, where we ask frequent guests of the show 10 Contra Zoom Pod movie questions so you can learn more about your favourite voices. We talk favourite movies, favourite guest appearances (115: Christopher Nolan Ranked), last movie turned off and more!  Go to contrazoompod.com for all things CZP including past shows, guest appearances, blog posts and much more. Bookmark the page as we will be updating it frequently! Listen to Contra Zoom on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Overcast, RadioPublic, Breaker, Podcast Addict and more! Please rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen. Send us a screenshot of your 5 star rating and review to contrazoompod@gmail.com and we will send you free swag! Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for creating the awesome theme music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo. Follow the show on Twitter,Instagram and Facebook. Contra Zoom is proudly presented by Aesthetic Magazine.
24:13
November 17, 2020
131: Canada at War
On this episode Jesse Harley, co-host of Canadian Politics is Boring and filmmaker joins the show to discuss two Canadian movies that cover our countries involvement in foreign conflicts. We look at Passchendaele and Hyena Road with World War One and Afghanistan conflicts. Follow Canadian Politics is Boring on Twitter and Instagram. Go to contrazoompod.com for all things CZP including past shows, guest appearances, blog posts and much more. Bookmark the page as we will be updating it frequently! Listen to Contra Zoom on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Overcast, RadioPublic, Breaker, Podcast Addict and more! Please rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen. Send us a screenshot of your 5 star rating and review to contrazoompod@gmail.com and we will send you free swag! Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for creating the awesome theme music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo. Follow the show on Twitter,Instagram and Facebook. Contra Zoom is proudly presented by Aesthetic Magazine.
01:09:30
November 11, 2020
130: imagineNATIVE
On this episode we cover the 2020 imagineNATIVE film festival, which celebrates the best Indigenous filmmaking from around the world! We are joined by Naomi Wada Platt, a YouTube film reviewer who covers film in both English and Japanese. We talk about Inconvenient Indian, Monkey Beach, Brother, I Cry, The Legend of Baron To'a and Love and Fury. Follow Naomi on Twitter and Instagram.  Go to contrazoompod.com for all things CZP including past shows, guest appearances, blog posts and much more. Bookmark the page as we will be updating it frequently! Listen to Contra Zoom on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Overcast, RadioPublic, Breaker, Podcast Addict and more! Please rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen. Send us a screenshot of your 5 star rating and review to contrazoompod@gmail.com and we will send you free swag! Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for creating the awesome theme music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo. Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Contra Zoom is proudly presented by Aesthetic Magazine.
52:11
November 2, 2020
129: Make/Remake Rebecca
Make/Remake examines how two films that share the same story. It isn't about what film was better or worse, but how they are similar and different while following the same arcs. In this episode we look at Alfred Hitchcock's 1940 Best Picture winning film Rebecca and this year remake directed by Ben Wheatley. Both films tell the story of a young woman who marries a widower and when they return to his seaside estate we learn that his first wife's mysterious death is still haunting everyone that lives there. Joining Dakota is Rachel Ho an online film reviewer.  Time Stamps Similarities 12:00-42:00 Differences 42:00-1:27:00 Follow Rachel on Twitter @_rachelkh. For more Rebecca content, listen to 7: From Wings to Birdman 1938-1947 Part 2, 8: Guillermo del Toro, Rebecca and Alfred Hitchcock and 66: Contra Zoom Presents… Hitchcock. Go to contrazoompod.com for all things CZP including past shows, guest appearances, blog posts and much more. Bookmark the page as we will be updating it frequently! Listen to Contra Zoom on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Overcast, RadioPublic, Breaker, Podcast Addict and more! Please rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen. Send us a screenshot of your 5 star rating and review to contrazoompod@gmail.com and we will send you free swag! Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for creating the awesome theme music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo. Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Contra Zoom is proudly presented by Aesthetic Magazine.
01:27:32
October 26, 2020
128: Fright Flicks
Nathan Sizemore and Katey Cottrill return to the show as we share some Halloween movie recommendations. The I Hope you Suffer podcast hosts and Dakota share some classic horror, modern horror and comedy horror picks along with Nathan and Katey talking about a movie they have covered on their show. Classic Horror: Night of the Living Dead, Rosemary's Baby and The Uninvited Modern Horror: Impetigor, Let The Right One In and Cronos Comedy Horror: Tusk, Serial Mom and Corpse Bride IHYS Pick: Manborg Follow IHYS on Instagram and Twitter and subscribe to their Pateron for great bonus content. Follow Nathan and Katey for even more excellent stuff.  Check out episode 110: Hot Docs at Home to hear the last episode that Nathan and Katey guested on. Go to contrazoompod.com for all things CZP including past shows, guest appearances, blog posts and much more. Bookmark the page as we will be updating it frequently! Listen to Contra Zoom on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Overcast, RadioPublic, Breaker, Podcast Addict and more! Please rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen. Send us a screenshot of your 5 star rating and review to contrazoompod@gmail.com and we will send you free swag! Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for creating the awesome theme music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo. Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Contra Zoom is proudly presented by Aesthetic Magazine.
01:18:43
October 19, 2020
127: Interview with Joshua Demers of Québexit
On this episode I chat with Joshua Demers, the writer and director of the new Canadian political satire Québexit. The film was originally reviewed on episode 125: Cinefest Sudbury 2020. Here Joshua discusses how important language is to the Canadian identity, getting support from his two co-writers to help craft a better story the reflects more realities of living in Canada and much more. Québexit currently is making the festival rounds and hopes to have a distribution deal in the near future so more people can watch it.  Check out the trailer for Québexit.  Joshua recommends the 2002 Canadian film The Bay of Love and Sorrows and the 2014 book The Morning After. Go to contrazoompod.com for all things CZP including past shows, guest appearances, blog posts and much more. Bookmark the page as we will be updating it frequently! Listen to Contra Zoom on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Overcast, RadioPublic, Breaker, Podcast Addict and more! Please rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen. Send us a screenshot of your 5 star rating and review to contrazoompod@gmail.com and we will send you free swag! Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for creating the awesome theme music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo. Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Contra Zoom is proudly presented by Aesthetic Magazine.
39:59
October 12, 2020
126: Best of the Best Pictures
An episode more than five years in the making, after ranking the Best Picture winners decade by decade starting from episode 1 with Wings in 1927 going all the way up to the end of decade nine, episode 123, with The Shape of Water in 2017. Stephanie Prior joins the show as we cover the most and least deserving winners, the oddest and overrated winners and much more.  Go to contrazoompod.com for all things CZP including past shows, guest appearances, blog posts and much more. Bookmark the page as we will be updating it frequently! Listen to Contra Zoom on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Overcast, RadioPublic, Breaker, Podcast Addict and more! Please rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen. Send us a screenshot of your 5 star rating and review to contrazoompod@gmail.com and we will send you free swag! Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for creating the awesome theme music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo. Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Contra Zoom is proudly presented by Aesthetic Magazine.
01:03:48
October 5, 2020
125: Cinefest Sudbury 2020
We cover one of the largest film festivals in Canada with the 2020 edition of Cinefest Sudbury that offered a digital package for viewers. Stephanie Prior joins the show as we talk about Lucky Grandma, My Salinger Year, Quebexit, Mogul Mowgli, Black Bear, Radioactive and Another Round. They also give out their own awards to Best Film, Best Actor and Best Actress.  Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story screened at the festival and was previously reviewed on the Hot Docs at Home episode. Another Round was also reviewed on our TIFF 2020 Wrapup episode. Go to contrazoompod.com for all things CZP including past shows, guest appearances, blog posts and much more. Bookmark the page as we will be updating it frequently! Listen to Contra Zoom on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Overcast, RadioPublic, Breaker, Podcast Addict and more! Please rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen. Send us a screenshot of your 5 star rating and review to contrazoompod@gmail.com and we will send you free swag! Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for creating the awesome theme music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo. Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Contra Zoom is proudly presented by Aesthetic Magazine. 
48:18
September 28, 2020
124: TIFF 2020 Wrapup
On this episode we recap the 45th Toronto International Film Festival. We are joined by film lovers John Brody and Maria Escribano who describe the experience of attending a digital festival, their favourite films that they saw, and the People's Choice Winner Nomadland, which instantly is the front runner for Best Picture at next year's Oscars.  Films discussed include Nomadland, Another Round, Concrete Cowboy, One Night In Miami, Falling, The Father and Good Joe Bell, which all appeared on my TIFF Preview episode from a few weeks back. Other films talked about were The Way I See It, Gaza mon amour, Under The Open Sky and Shadow in the Cloud.  Go to contrazoompod.com for all things CZP including past shows, guest appearances, blog posts and much more. Bookmark the page as we will be updating it frequently! Listen to Contra Zoom on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Overcast, RadioPublic, Breaker, Podcast Addict and more! Please rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen. Send us a screenshot of your 5 star rating and review to contrazoompod@gmail.com and we will send you free swag! Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for creating the awesome theme music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo. Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Contra Zoom is proudly presented by Aesthetic Magazine.
01:18:18
September 21, 2020
123: From Wings to Parasite 2008-2017 Part 2
Continuing the long running series chronicling every Best Picture winner and ranking them decade by decade, Dakota is joined by Stephanie Prior to break down the winners from 2008-2017. On this episode they countdown numbers 5-1 and give out their awards for best performances and film of the decade. If you missed Part 1, click HERE to listen.  Timestamps: 5. 12 Years a Slave 3:30-18:30 4. Argo 19:00-31:00 3. The Shape of Water 31:00-41:00 2. Moonlight 41:00-55:00 1. Spotlight 55:00-1:06:00 Awards 1:06:00-1:18:00 Best Supporting Actress - Janelle Monae (Steph), Naomie Harris (Dakota) Best Supporting Actor - Richard Jenkins (Steph), Mark Ruffalo (Dakota) Best Actress - Bérénice Bejo (Steph), Sally Hawkins (Dakota) Best Actor - Michael Keaton (Steph + Dakota) Best Picture - Spotlight (Steph), Moonlight (Dakota) Go to contrazoompod.com for all things CZP including past shows, guest appearances, blog posts and much more. Bookmark the page as we will be updating it frequently! Listen to Contra Zoom on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Overcast, RadioPublic, Breaker, Podcast Addict and more! Please rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen. Send us a screenshot of your 5 star rating and review to contrazoompod@gmail.com and we will send you free swag! Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for creating the awesome theme music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo. Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Contra Zoom is proudly presented by Aesthetic Magazine.
01:18:58
September 12, 2020
122: From Wings to Parasite 2008-2017 Part 1
Continuing the long running series chronicling every Best Picture winner and ranking them decade by decade, Dakota is joined by Stephanie Prior to break down the winners from 2008-2017. On this episode they countdown numbers 10-6 with part 2 coming out in one week to finish off the decade. Timestamps: 10: The Hurt Locker 3:00-9:30 9. Slumdog Millionaire 9:30-17:00 8. The King's Speech 17:30-23:30 7. Birdman 23:30-32:30 6. The Artist 32:30-40:00 Go to contrazoompod.com for all things CZP including past shows, guest appearances, blog posts and much more. Bookmark the page as we will be updating it frequently! Listen to Contra Zoom on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Overcast, RadioPublic, Breaker, Podcast Addict and more! Please rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen. Send us a screenshot of your 5 star rating and review to contrazoompod@gmail.com and we will send you free swag! Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for creating the awesome theme music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo. Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Contra Zoom is proudly presented by Aesthetic Magazine.
42:11
September 7, 2020
121: TIFF 2020 Preview
The Toronto International Film Festival of 2020 is going to be a hybrid mixture of traditional screenings, mixed with digital and drive-in ones too. We preview then 10 films we're most excited about for this year. Here you can find a complete list of movies being shown and screening times. Here are a list of movies we preview: Ammonite, Another Round, Beans, Concrete Cowboy, Falling, The Father, Good Joe Bell, MLK/FBI, Nomadland and One Night in Miami. Honourable Mentions include Underplayed, David Byrne's American Utopia, The Water Man and Bruised.  You can read our preview originally found on Aesthetic Magazine. Go to contrazoompod.com for all things CZP including past shows, guest appearances, blog posts and much more. Bookmark the page as we will be updating it frequently! Listen to Contra Zoom on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Overcast, RadioPublic, Breaker, Podcast Addict and more! Please rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen. Send us a screenshot of your 5 star rating and review to contrazoompod@gmail.com and we will send you free swag! Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for creating the awesome theme music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo. Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Contra Zoom is proudly presented by Aesthetic Magazine.
21:27
August 31, 2020
120: DC Fandome
On this episode Sammy Feilchenfeld joins the show to talk about the first weekend of DC Fandome that covered their upcoming movie projects.  The Batman released its first trailer and we learned that there would be a Gotham PD spinoff coming to HBO Max. Wonder Woman 1984 released a new trailer showing more of the characters Max Lord and Cheetah. The Suicide Squad put out two clips, one a character introduction and the other consisting of behind the scenes footage and interviews with some completed shots thrown in too. The Flash movie is going to revolve around time travel to ret-con the DC universe and they have enlisted both Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck to play Batman at different ages. The Synder Cut of Justice League got its first trailer and a whole bunch more details regarding its release. Black Adam released some concept art but not much else is known about the film. Sequels for both Shazam and Aquaman are in pre-production with no other real news about them. DC is adapting Neil Gaiman's Sandman series to be a Netflix show, not much else is known at this time. Go to contrazoompod.com for all things CZP including past shows, guest appearances, blog posts and much more. Bookmark the page as we will be updating it frequently! Listen to Contra Zoom on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Overcast, RadioPublic, Breaker, Podcast Addict and more! Please rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen. Send us a screenshot of your 5 star rating and review to contrazoompod@gmail.com and we will send you free swag! Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for creating the awesome theme music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo. Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Contra Zoom is proudly presented by Aesthetic Magazine.
55:21
August 24, 2020
119: Interview with Martyn Zub of Beastie Boys Story
On this episode we chat with Martyn Zub, a sound re-recording mixer who was nominated for two Emmys for his work on Beastie Boys Story, the brand new Apple TV+ documentary that has Mike D and Ad Rock tell the history of the band. Martyn is an accomplished sound mixer and editor who previously has worked on all three John Wick movies, both Deadpool's, Nocturnal Animals, Nightcrawler and Frozen.  We discuss the differences between sound editing and mixing, the fear of meeting your heroes (and the Beastie Boys destroying the narrative by being awesome), the consolidation of Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing to just Best Sound starting at the Oscars this year and how working on a live show documentary compares to his usual work and much more. Go to contrazoompod.com for all things CZP including past shows, guest appearances, blog posts and much more. Bookmark the page as we will be updating it frequently! Listen to Contra Zoom on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Overcast, RadioPublic, Breaker, Podcast Addict and more! Please rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen. Send us a screenshot of your 5 star rating and review to contrazoompod@gmail.com and we will send you free swag! Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for creating the awesome theme music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo. Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Contra Zoom is proudly presented by Aesthetic Magazine.
27:52
August 17, 2020
Housekeeping Update
No new episode this week, but some general housekeeping to still share. For the most part moving forward, the show will be bi-weekly (every other Tuesday) but we specifically left gaps for any interviews or surprise topics to discuss. We have a brand new website! Visit contrazoompod.com for all things CZP including past shows, guest appearances, blog posts and much more. Bookmark the page as we will be updating it frequently! Speaking of appearances, Dakota was a recent guest on both the Hawkeyes and Please Watch This podcasts, so check them out. I'm working on designing stickers and if you live in North America, I will mail them to you for free. Keep posted for when they are ready and there will be more swag and merch down the road. If you haven't yet, please rate and review us on iTunes, Podchaser or wherever you listen to podcasts. It will help us grow and find new listeners. Listen to Contra Zoom on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Overcast, RadioPublic, Breaker, Podcast Addict and more! Please rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen. Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for creating the awesome theme music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo. Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Visit our Official Website for all things CZP! Contra Zoom is proudly presented by Aesthetic Magazine.
05:40
August 10, 2020
118: Comic Con at Home
This year's San Deigo Comic Con couldn't be held physically this year, so they pivoted to offer their full slate of panels and presentations for free on YouTube. Sammy Feilchenfeld joins the show to discuss the reception the convention received, the two Keanu Reeves panels, all things Star Trek, the latest news on The New Mutants and much more. With Justice League and DC being absent from SDCC it leads credence to the importance of DC's Fandome late this month.  Listen to Contra Zoom on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Overcast, RadioPublic, Breaker, Podcast Addict and more! Please rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen. Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for creating the awesome theme music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo. Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Contra Zoom is proudly presented by Aesthetic Magazine.
43:58
August 3, 2020
117: A History of the Criterion Collection
In our second "A History Of..." series after the success charting the rise of A24 Films, we are looking at The Criterion Collection. The company that is the premiere destination for your favourite hard to find art house flicks, out of print classics, B-movie masterpieces, retrospective boxsets and the best special features of any home video distributor. We look at their start from Janus Films back in the 1950's to being pioneers of CD-ROMs under the Voyager banner to putting out the best Laserdisc's, DVD's and BluRay's.  What "A History Of..." would you like us to cover next? Email us at contrazoompod@gmail.com. King Kong Commentary Gizmodo Short Documentary Listen to Contra Zoom on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Overcast, RadioPublic, Breaker, Podcast Addict and more! Please rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen. Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for creating the awesome theme music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo. Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Contra Zoom is proudly presented by Aesthetic Magazine.
32:30
July 27, 2020
116: Interview With Kelvin Harrison Jr. of The High Note
On this episode Kelvin Harrison Jr. star of films like Waves, It Comes at Night and The Photograph joins the show to discuss his latest flick The High Note. In the movie he plays an aspiring musician named David Cliff who meets Dakota Johnson's aspiring producer character as they begin to work together and fall for each other. The film also stars Tracee Ellis Ross, Ice Cube, Bill Pullman, Marc Evan Jackson and Eddie Izzard. We talk about the differences between acting as a musician on set and in the studio, working so closely with Dakota Johnson and what Sterling K. Brown was really like on the set of Waves. You can currently rent or own digital copies of The High Note on VOD services and the film comes out on DVD and BluRay on August 11th.  Thank you to Universal Pictures and Think Jam for setting up the interview. I was also a guest on Episode 52 of Hawkeyes an Ethan Hawke themed podcast, out now as I discuss the 2014 Shakespearean adaptation Cymbeline (that co-starred Dakota Johnson too!) with hosts Harper Thompson and Johnathan Zavaleta.  Listen to Contra Zoom on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Overcast, RadioPublic, Breaker, Podcast Addict and more! Please rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen. Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for creating the awesome theme music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo. Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or send an email to contrazoompod@gmail.com. Contra Zoom is proudly presented by Aesthetic Magazine.
20:05
July 20, 2020
115: Christopher Nolan Ranked
In celebration of Christopher Nolan's new film Tenet coming out later this summer, we thought we would rank all ten of Nolan's previous films from worst to best. We briefly discuss his earliest available work, the short film Doodlebug as well. View Dakota's own rankings on Letterboxd. This is the first entry into a new series where we look at the complete or partial filmographies of directors and discuss their films. Send us an email contrazoompod@gmail.com to recommend future directors to cover! Timestamps and Rankings: 10. Insomnia 5:00-12:00 9. Memento 12:30-21:00 8. The Dark Knight Rises 22:00-29:00 7. Batman Begins 29:30-36:30 6. Following 37:00-45:00 5. Interstellar 45:00-52:00 4. The Dark Knight 53:30-58:30 3. Dunkirk 59:00-1:06:30 2. Inception 1:07:00-1:15:00 1. The Prestige 1:15:30-1:26:00 Listen to Contra Zoom on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Overcast, RadioPublic, Breaker, Podcast Addict and more! Please rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen. Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for creating the awesome theme music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo. Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or send an email to contrazoompod@gmail.com. Contra Zoom is proudly presented by Aesthetic Magazine.
01:26:37
July 13, 2020
114: 30 Films in 30 Years
This week it is Dakota Arsenault's birthday! To help celebrate he names one movie per year that make up who he is as a film lover. View the entire list on Letterboxd, and send in your picks for a movie per year! Dakota of course can't count very well and actually 31 movies, but don't hold that over him. Listen to Contra Zoom on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Overcast, RadioPublic, Breaker, Podcast Addict and more! Please rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen. Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for creating the awesome theme music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo. Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or send an email to contrazoompod@gmail.com. Contra Zoom is proudly presented by Aesthetic Magazine.
24:43
July 6, 2020
113: Life During Quarantine
On this episode Royce Benson returns after guesting on the Top Ten A24 Films, as we discuss how we are consuming media during quarantine life. That includes what new movies we've been watching and oldies we've made time for, our favourite 2020 releases so far, how Jurassic Park beat out Jaws to top the box office, when TENET will be released along with the gradual reopening of theatres, and what the future of cinema holds when things get back to normal. Listen to Contra Zoom on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Overcast, RadioPublic, Breaker, Podcast Addict and more! Please rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen. Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for creating the awesome theme music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo. Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or send an email to contrazoompod@gmail.com. Contra Zoom is proudly presented by Aesthetic Magazine.
49:26
June 29, 2020
112: Celebrating Queer Cinema
On June 27th is Global Pride Day and we are celebrating with our favourite queer films. Sammy Feilchenfeld joins the show as we discuss our recommendations for L, G, B, T and Q+ works of art and representation and depictions of queer people in media.  Lesbian Films Mulholland Drive, Carol, The Kids Are All Right, The Handmaiden, Aniara, The Favourite and Booksmart Gay Films Call Me By Your Name, Brokeback Mountain, My Own Private Idaho, Love Simon, Boy Erased,  Beginners, The Birdcage, A Single Man, Pain and Glory and Moonlight Bisexual Films Y tu mamá también, This Movie is Broken, Cabaret and Atomic Blonde Transgender Films Dog Day Afternoon,The Danish Girl, The Matrix, Transamerica, Tangerine, Orange is the New Black, Transparent, Pose and A Fantastic Woman Queer+ Films Rocky Horror Picture Show, Victor/Victoria, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, But I’m A Cheerleader, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Paris is Burning, Pride, Judy, Schitt’s Creek and Queer as Folk Listen to Contra Zoom on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Overcast, RadioPublic, Breaker, Podcast Addict and more! Please rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen. Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for creating the awesome theme music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo. Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or send an email to contrazoompod@gmail.com. Contra Zoom is proudly presented by Aesthetic Magazine.
01:20:30
June 22, 2020
111: Da 5 Bloods and Celebrating Black Cinema
On this episode artists Sébastien Heins, Tony Ofori and Jerome Jarvis join the show to discuss the new Spike Lee joint, Da 5 Bloods that was released on Netflix on Friday June 12th. In the second half of the show artist Mouna Traoré joins the group as they have a roundtable discussion to talk about some of their favourite black films.  List of Notable Black Films Do The Right Thing Chi-Raq Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood The Color Purple Join Contra Zoom Pod in donating to the following groups: The Black Legal Action Centre, Obsidian Theatre and B Inc/B CURRENT.  Timestamps: Da 5 Bloods Review 1:00-22:00 Spoilers of Da 5 Bloods 22:00-27:00 Celebrating Black Cinema 27:00-1:12:00 Follow Sébastien Heins, Tony Ofori, Jerome Jarvis and Mouna Traoré. For more movie suggestions check out Letterboxd's Official Top 100 Narrative Feature Films by Black Directors and Slate's The Black Film Canon. Listen to Contra Zoom on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Overcast, RadioPublic, Breaker, Podcast Addict and more! Please rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen. Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for creating the awesome theme music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo. Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or send an email to contrazoompod@gmail.com. Contra Zoom is proudly presented by Aesthetic Magazine.
01:14:05
June 15, 2020
110: Hot Docs at Home
On this episode we review a selection of films that were selected to air during the 2020 Hot Docs, the premiere Canadian documentary festival based out of Toronto. Unfortunately due to COVID-19, they had to pivot and offered screenings of their films to people at home, thus birthing Hot Docs at Home.  Nathan Sizemore and Katey Cottrill from the horror movie podcast I Hope You Suffer join the show to discuss Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist. Later on music fan Alex Burke comes on to discuss two music documentaries, Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story and Dark City Beneath the Beat. Lastly Dakota does a solo review of In Your Eyes, I See My Country.  While Hot Docs Festival Online ran from May 28 to June 6, over 120 films are still available to stream until June 24. Timestamps I Hope You Suffer on Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist 3:00-37:00 Alex Burke on Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story and Dark City Beneath the Beat 37:00-55:00 Dakota on In Your Eyes, I See My Country 55:00-1:04:00 Visit HotDocs.ca for more info on all films and screenings. Thank you to the festival for the screener links. Follow I Hope You Suffer on Twitter and Instagram.  Listen to Contra Zoom on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Overcast, RadioPublic, Breaker, Podcast Addict and more! Please rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen. Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for creating the awesome theme music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo. Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or send an email to contrazoompod@gmail.com. Contra Zoom is proudly presented by Aesthetic Magazine.
01:04:07
June 8, 2020
109: Top Ten A24 Films
On Part 2 of our A24 features, Royce Benson joins the show to help rank the top ten films A24 has distributed. If you missed Part 1 (A History of A24 Films), which covered the history of the company make sure you listen first. We also reveal the results of our A24 survey we posted on Reddit. Follow Royce on Letterboxd.  Dakota's full A24 rankings and Royce's full rankings. Top 10 Films (Dakota's picks come first, then Royce's) 10. 20th Century Women / Locke 9. Enemy / Midsommar 8. The Lobster / Good Time 7. Lady Bird / Eighth Grade 6. Green Room / The Lighthouse 5. A Ghost Story / The Killing of a Sacred Deer 4. Ex Machina / Hereditary 3. Moonlight / Under the Skin 2. Uncut Gems / First Reformed 1. The Last Black Man in San Fransisco / The Witch Timestamps Survey Results 1:30-15:00 Bottom five slots 16:00-50:00 Top five slots 50:00-1:26:00 Listen to Contra Zoom on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Overcast, RadioPublic, Breaker, Podcast Addict and more! Please rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen. Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for creating the awesome theme music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo. Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or send an email to contrazoompod@gmail.com. Contra Zoom is proudly presented by Aesthetic Magazine.
01:28:33
June 1, 2020
108: A History of A24 Films
A24 Films was founded in 2013 has been the home to some of the best cinema this decade. They have won countless awards including Best Picture for Moonlight and had critical and commercial hits with the likes of Lady Bird, Uncut Gems, Ex Machina, Midsommar, The Witch, Greenroom and The Lobster. We trace the companies origins, their early years, breakthroughs and ups and downs. This is a two part event, so stay tuned to the next episode were we rank A24's best releases. Listen to Contra Zoom on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Overcast, RadioPublic, Breaker, Podcast Addict and more! Please rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen. Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for creating the awesome theme music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo. Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or send an email to contrazoompod@gmail.com. Contra Zoom is proudly presented by Aesthetic Magazine.
32:13
May 25, 2020
107: Interview with Bruce Franks Jr. of St. Louis Superman
In this episode, Bruce Franks Jr. a twice elected representative for the Missouri Legislature, an activist who works with the Community Justice Action Fund, a successful battle rapper and the star of the Oscar nominated documentary short film St. Louis Superman joins Dakota. They talk about his inspirations for activism, why he allowed a film crew to document his story, learning about being nominated for an Oscar and rubbing shoulders with the likes of Mark Ruffalo. St. Louis Superman airs on MTV, MTV2 and VH1 on Monday, May 18 at 9PM ET/PT via simulcast. Follow Bruce Franks Jr. on Twitter and Instagram.  Listen to Contra Zoom on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Overcast, RadioPublic, Breaker, Podcast Addict and more! Please rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen. Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for creating the awesome theme music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo. Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or send an email to contrazoompod@gmail.com. Contra Zoom is proudly presented by Aesthetic Magazine.
19:31
May 17, 2020
106: From Wings to Parasite 1998-2007 Part 2
Continuing the long running series chronicling every Best Picture winner and ranking them decade by decade, Dakota is joined by Stephanie Prior to break down the winners from 1998-2007. On this episode they countdown numbers 5-1 to finish off the decade. If you missed Part 1, click HERE to listen.  Timestamps 0:00-2:00 Recap 2:00-11:00 Shakespeare in Love 11:00-20:00 Gladiator 20:00-29:00 The Departed 29:00-37:00 No Country For Old Men 37:00-44:00 Chicago Listen to Contra Zoom on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Overcast, RadioPublic, Breaker, Podcast Addict and more! Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for creating the awesome theme music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo. Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or send an email to contrazoompod@gmail.com. Contra Zoom is proudly presented by Aesthetic Magazine.
53:30
May 11, 2020
105: From Wings to Parasite 1998-2007 Part 1
Continuing the long running series chronicling every Best Picture winner and ranking them decade by decade, Dakota is joined by Stephanie Prior to break down the winners from 1998-2007. On this episode they countdown numbers 10-6 with part 2 coming out in two weeks to finish off the decade. Timestamps 10. Crash 2:00-9:00 9. Million Dollar Baby 9:00-17:00 8. A Beautiful Mind 17:00-24:00 7. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 24:00-35:00 6. American Beauty 35:00-44:00 Listen to Contra Zoom on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Overcast, RadioPublic, Breaker, Podcast Addict and more! Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for creating the awesome theme music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo. Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or send an email to contrazoompod@gmail.com. Contra Zoom is proudly presented by Aesthetic Magazine.
45:02
April 27, 2020
104: Make/Remake The Invisible Man
Make/Remake examines how two films that share the same story. It isn't about what film was better or worse, but how they are similar and different while following the same arcs. In this episode we look at James Whale's 1933 film The Invisible Man and Leigh Whannell's 2020 remake The Invisible Man. Both films tell the story of a man who discovers how to make himself invisible through science and the disastrous, and deadly consequences it has on other people. Joining Dakota this episode is Calum McNab who hosts Scaretroducing, a horror anthology themed podcast.  Time Stamps Similarities 1:00-22:00 Differences 22:00-38:00   Follow Scaretroducing on Instagram and listen on Spotify.  Listen to Contra Zoom on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Overcast, RadioPublic, Breaker, Podcast Addict and more! Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for creating the awesome theme music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo. Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or send an email to contrazoompod@gmail.com. Contra Zoom is proudly presented by Aesthetic Magazine.
38:20
April 13, 2020
103: COVID-19 and the Film Industry
On the last episode we covered the most anticipated films of 2020, not even two weeks later but everything scheduled before the summer either has been pushed back or announced it will be released directly to own or stream, bypassing cinemas entirely. COVID-19 has wrecked havoc on the world, and unfortunately the movie industry is no different. Sammy Feilchenfeld joins as talk about movies that have delayed releases, films that are halting production and what this all means for blockbusters this summer and awards season in the fall. Listen to Contra Zoom on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Overcast, RadioPublic, Breaker, Podcast Addict and more! Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for creating the awesome theme music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo. Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or send an email to contrazoompod@gmail.com. Contra Zoom is proudly presented by Aesthetic Magazine.
52:14
March 30, 2020
102: Most Anticipated Films of 2020
We finally close the chapter on season 5 and of 2019, as we movie on to talk about the most anticipated films coming out this year. Due to the coronavirus, some film releases have already been pushed back, while others are very likely to be moved as well. So please understand that this episode might eventually become just a films I'm looking forward too, but might not be out anytime soon.  Listen to Contra Zoom on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Overcast, RadioPublic, Breaker, Podcast Addict and more! Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for creating the awesome theme music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo. Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or send an email to contrazoompod@gmail.com. Contra Zoom is proudly presented by Aesthetic Magazine.
44:41
March 16, 2020
101: Best Films of 2019
We are finally ready to close the book on 2019 with out best films of the year. Stephanie joins me this week to count down our ten best. Dakota's list: 10. Corpus Christi 9. Little Women 8. Pain & Glory 7. Uncut Gems 6. Jojo Rabbit 5. Knives Out 4. The Two Popes 3. 1917 2. One Upon a Time in... Hollywood 1. The Last Black Man in San Fransisco Special thanks to Curtis Sindrey from Aesthetic Magazine, Eric and Sandra Duggan from First Round Flick, Paulo Bautista from Filmography in Focus and Harper Thomson and Jonathan Zavaleta from Hawkeyes Podcast.  Listen to Contra Zoom on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Overcast, RadioPublic, Breaker, Podcast Addict and more! If you listen to your podcasts on YouTube, follow our channel. Thank you Eric and Kevin Smale for creating the awesome theme music and Stephanie Prior for designing the logo. Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or send an email to contrazoompod@gmail.com. Contra Zoom is proudly presented by Aesthetic Magazine.
01:10:29
March 2, 2020