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The One-Inch Barrier

The One-Inch Barrier

By Juan Carlos Ojano
A podcast that will review all of the winners of the Best International Feature Film at the Academy Awards.
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The Tin Drum (Guest: Isabel Sandoval)
In the season five premiere of THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we discuss West Germany's period drama about childhood and fascism that won at the 52nd Academy Awards: Volker Schlöndorff's THE TIN DRUM. This week's guest is Isabel Sandoval, the filmmaker of Señorita (2011), Apparition (2012), Lingua Franca (2019), and Shangri-La (2021). Find us on the internet! Isabel Sandoval: @isabelvsandoval Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier You can now support this podcast via Patreon! Click here: https://www.patreon.com/TheOneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening: "Oskar's Drum" - Maurice Jarre Ending: "Roswitha" - Maurice Jarre
01:34:12
May 7, 2021
Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (Guest: Kweng Aguirre)
In this season four finale of THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we discuss Soviet Union's romantic drama about womanhood and independence that won at the 53rd Academy Awards: Vladimir Menshov's MOSCOW DOES NOT BELIEVE IN TEARS. This week's guest is Kweng Aguirre, a former production designer and production manager. Find us on the internet! Kweng Aguirre: @itstheQueen Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier You can now support this podcast via Patreon! Click here: https://www.patreon.com/TheOneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening and Ending: "Aleksandra, Aleksandra" - Tatyana Nikitina and Sergey Nikitin
02:06:57
March 26, 2021
Mephisto (Guest: Chris James)
This week on THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we talk about Hungary's period drama about performance and fascism that won at the 54th Academy Awards: István Szabó's MEPHISTO. This week's guest is Chris James, writer at The Film Experience and Awards Radar. Find us on the internet! Chris James: @cwj92movieman Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier You can now support this podcast via Patreon! Click here: https://www.patreon.com/TheOneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening: "Gräfin Dubarry" - Magda Kalmár Ending: "Mephisto (Final Theme)" - ‎Zdenko Tamássy
02:29:36
March 19, 2021
REVIEW: Honeyland (Guest: Glenn Dunks)
NOTE: THIS IS A PREVIEW, NOT THE FULL EPISODE. In this bonus episode of THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we talk about North Macedonia's official submission to the 92nd Academy Awards for Best International Feature Film: Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska's HONEYLAND. This week's guest is Glenn Dunks, a film critic and arts journalist. This episode is part of the 2019 retrospective that celebrates the first anniversary of PARASITE's Oscar victory together with the four films nominated alongside it. Find us on the internet! Glenn Dunks: @glenndunks Official Website: glenn-dunks.com Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier Bonus episodes are accessible in full via Patreon for only $4/month. Click here: https://www.patreon.com/TheOneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening: "The Secret of Hatidze" - Foltin Ending: "Nature Knows Best" - Foltin
47:48
March 14, 2021
Volver a Empezar (Guest: Carla Manalo)
This week on THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we talk about Spain's romantic drama about longing and regret that won at the 55th Academy Awards: José Luis Garcí's VOLVER A EMPEZAR (To Begin Again/Begin the Beguine). This week's guest is Carla Manalo, a filmmaker currently specializing in color grading. She was also the guest during the episode discussing NOWHERE IN AFRICA and the films of 2002. Find us on the internet! Carla Manalo: @isleofhues (Instagram) Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier You can now support this podcast via Patreon! Click here: https://www.patreon.com/TheOneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening: "Canon in D Major" - Johann Pachelbel Ending: "Oh Lord, Why Lord?" - Pop-Tops
02:47:02
March 12, 2021
Fanny and Alexander (Guest: Cláudio Alves)
This week on THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we talk about Sweden's drama about childhood and family that won at the 56th Academy Awards: Ingmar Bergman's FANNY AND ALEXANDER. This week's guest is Cláudio Alves, contributor at The Film Experience and writer at Magazine HD. He was also the guest during the episode discussing NO MAN'S LAND and the films of 2001. Find us on the internet! Cláudio Alves: @claudioalvesDC The Curious Conundrums of Bergman’s Magic Lantern: https://cinea.be/the-curious-conundrums-of-bergmans-magic-lantern/ Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier You can now support this podcast via Patreon! Click here: https://www.patreon.com/TheOneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening: "Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44" - Robert Schumann Ending: "Suite No. 2 for Cello Solo" - Benjamin Britten
03:39:35
March 5, 2021
REVIEW: Les Misérables (Guest: Arnaud Trouvé)
NOTE: THIS IS A PREVIEW, NOT THE FULL EPISODE. In this bonus episode of THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we talk about France's official submission to the 92nd Academy Awards for Best International Feature Film: Ladj Ly's LES MISÉRABLES. This week's guest is Arnaud Trouvé, visual effects producer (Thor, Life of Pi) and culture blogger at Another Whisky For Mister Bukowski. This episode is part of the 2019 retrospective that celebrates the first anniversary of PARASITE's Oscar victory together with the four films nominated alongside it. Find us on the internet! Arnaud Trouvé: @cinecharlie Another Whisky for Mr. Bukowski: @AOWleblog Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier Bonus episodes are accessible in full via Patreon for only $4/month. Click here: https://www.patreon.com/TheOneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening and Ending: Original music by Pink Noise
31:38
February 28, 2021
Dangerous Moves (Guest: Stefano Lo Verme)
This week on THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we talk about Switzerland's Cold War drama about chess and defection that won at the 57th Academy Awards: Richard Dembo's DANGEROUS MOVES. This week's guest is Stefano Lo Verme, literature and history teacher. He is also a film and TV critic for Movieplayer. Find us on the internet! Stefano Lo Verme: @Crudele85 Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier You can now support this podcast via Patreon! Click here: https://www.patreon.com/TheOneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening and Ending: "La diagonale du fou" - Gabriel Yared
02:09:36
February 26, 2021
The Official Story (Guest: Walter Hollmann)
This week on THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we talk about Argentina's political drama about adoption and forced disappearance that won at the 58th Academy Awards: Luis Puenzo's THE OFFICIAL STORY. This week's guest is Walter Hollmann, blogger at The Silver Screening Room. Find us on the internet! Walter Hollmann: @SilverScreener The Silver Screening Room: http://www.silverscreeningroom.com/ Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier You can now support this podcast via Patreon! Click here: https://www.patreon.com/TheOneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening: "Piano Theme" - Atilio Stampone Ending: "El pais del nome acuerdo" - Analia Castro
02:29:17
February 19, 2021
REVIEW: Corpus Christi (Guest: Alessandra Rangel)
NOTE: THIS IS A PREVIEW, NOT THE FULL EPISODE. In this bonus episode of THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we talk about Poland's official submission to the 92nd Academy Awards for Best International Feature Film: Jan Komasa's CORPUS CHRISTI. This week's guest is Alessandra Rangel, creator and editor-in-chief of Palomita de maíz and contributor at InSession Film. This episode is part of the 2019 retrospective that celebrates the first anniversary of PARASITE's Oscar victory together with the four films nominated alongside it. Find us on the internet! Alessandra Rangel: @alessandra_kr Palomita de maíz: @palomitadmaiz_ Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier Bonus episodes are accessible in full via Patreon for only $4/month. Click here: https://www.patreon.com/TheOneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening: "Daniel" - Evgueni Galperine & Sacha Galperine Ending: "Saws and the Holy Fire" - Evgueni Galperine & Sacha Galperine
30:09
February 14, 2021
The Assault (Guest: Raffy Raymundo)
This week on THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we talk about the Netherlands' war drama about blame and guilt that won at the 59th Academy Awards: Fons Rademakers's THE ASSAULT. This week's guest is Raffy Raymundo, host of Script x Tease and founder of Write Night community at Discord. He was also the guest during the episode discussing SON OF SAUL and the films of 2015. Find us on the internet! Raffy Raymundo: @scriptxtease Write Night: Click here Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier You can now support this podcast via Patreon! Click here: https://www.patreon.com/TheOneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening and Ending: Original music by Jurriaan Andriessen
02:28:03
February 12, 2021
Babette's Feast (Guest: Jhayle Meer)
This week on THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we talk about Denmark's period drama about food and faith that won at the 60th Academy Awards: Gabriel Axel's BABETTE'S FEAST. This week's guest is Jhayle Meer, a poetess, cinematographer, and a fellow UP Film Institute alumna. She was also the guest during the episode discussing IN A BETTER WORLD and the films of 2010. Find us on the internet! Jhayle Meer: @meermodepon Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier You can now support this podcast via Patreon! Click here: https://www.patreon.com/TheOneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening: "Dessert 2" - Per Nørgärd Ending: "Pastorale Andante" - Per Nørgärd
02:06:06
February 5, 2021
REVIEW: Pain and Glory (Guest: Manish Mathur)
NOTE: THIS IS A PREVIEW, NOT THE FULL EPISODE. In this bonus episode of THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we talk about Spain's official submission to the 92nd Academy Awards for Best International Feature Film: Pedro Almodóvar's PAIN AND GLORY. This week's guest is Manish Mathur, film writer and podcaster at It Pod to be You and Queer and Now. He was also the guest during the episode discussing ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER and the films of 1999. This episode is part of the 2019 retrospective that celebrates the first anniversary of PARASITE's Oscar victory together with the four films nominated alongside it. Find us on the internet! Manish Mathur: @themanish89 It Pod to be You: @ItPodToBeYou Queer and Now: @Queerandnowpod Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier Bonus episodes are accessible in full via Patreon for only $4/month. Click here: https://www.patreon.com/TheOneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening: "Salvador Sumergido" - Alberto Iglesias Ending: "La Habitacion de la Madre" - Alberto Iglesias
33:11
January 31, 2021
Pelle the Conqueror (Guest: Ronaldo Sosa)
This week on THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we talk about Denmark's period drama about childhood and immigration that won at the 61st Academy Awards: Bille August's PELLE THE CONQUEROR. This week's guest is Ronaldo Sosa, a cinephile and Oscar completist. Find us on the internet! Ronaldo Sosa: @rsantana2024 Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier You can now support this podcast via Patreon! Click here: https://www.patreon.com/TheOneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening & Ending: Original music by Stefan Nilsson
03:29:11
January 29, 2021
Cinema Paradiso (Guest: Nathaniel Rogers)
In the season four premiere of THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we discuss Italy's melodrama about childhood and cinema that won at the 62nd Academy Awards: Giuseppe Tornatore's CINEMA PARADISO. This week's guest is Nathaniel Rogers, founder and editor at The Film Experience. This week's sponsor is The StarDraft! Website: https://thestardraft.com/ Twitter: @StarDraft_ Find us on the internet! Nathaniel Rogers: @nathanielr The Film Experience: http://thefilmexperience.net/ Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier You can now support this podcast via Patreon! Click here: https://www.patreon.com/TheOneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening: "Main Theme" - Ennio Morricone Ending: "Love Theme" - Ennio Morricone
02:18:38
January 22, 2021
Journey of Hope (Guest: Che Tagyamon)
In this season three finale of THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we discuss Switzerland's drama about family and emigration that triumphed at the 63rd Academy Awards: Xavier Koller's JOURNEY OF HOPE. This week's guest is Che Tagyamon, a filmmaker. Her short film Judy Free premiered at the 2020 Singapore International Film Festival as part of the Southeast Asian Short Film Competition. Find us on Twitter! Che Tagyamon: @chetagyamon Grandma Loleng: https://www.viddsee.com/video/grandma-loleng/gvxee Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier You can now support this podcast via Patreon! Click here: https://www.patreon.com/TheOneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening and Ending: Original music by Jan Garbarek, Terje Rypdal, and Arild Andersen
02:06:16
December 18, 2020
REVIEW: The Way He Looks (Guest: Cody Dericks)
NOTE: THIS IS A PREVIEW, NOT THE FULL EPISODE. In this bonus episode of THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we talk about Brazil's official submission to the 87th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film: Daniel Ribeiro's THE WAY HE LOOKS. This week's guest is Cody Dericks, writer at Next Best Picture and co-host of Halloweeners: A Horror Movie Podcast. He was also the guest during the episode discussing THE SEA INSIDE and the films of 2004. Find us on the internet! Cody Dericks: @codymonster91 Halloweeners: A Horror Movie Podcast: @halloweenerspod Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier Bonus episodes are accessible in full via Patreon for only $4/month. Click here: https://www.patreon.com/TheOneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening: "Beijo Roubado em Segredo" - Tatá Aeroplano and Juliano Polimeno Ending: "Vagalumes Cegos" - Cícero
29:54
December 13, 2020
Mediterraneo (Guest: ActuallyAlix)
This week on THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we talk about Italy's comedy about sex and war that won at the 64th Academy Awards: Gabriele Salvatores's MEDITERRANEO. This week's guest is ActuallyAlix, assistant director and producer at K’iin Studios.  Find us on the internet! ActuallyAlix: @ItsActuallyAlix Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/actuallyalix/ Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier You can now support this podcast via Patreon! Click here: https://www.patreon.com/TheOneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening: "L'arrivo" - Giancarlo Bigazzi & Marco Falagiani Ending: "Mediterraneo" - Giancarlo Bigazzi & Marco Falagiani
02:24:38
December 11, 2020
Indochine (Guest: Joey Moser)
This week on THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we talk about France's epic drama about colonialism and romance that won at the 65th Academy Awards: Régis Wargnier's INDOCHINE. This week's guest is Joey Moser, contributor at Awards Daily. Find us on the internet! Joey Moser: @JoeyMoser83 Awards Daily: @AwardsDaily Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier You can now support this podcast via Patreon! Click here: https://www.patreon.com/TheOneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening: "Eliane Retrouve Camille" - Patrick Doyle Ending: "Le Cercueil" - Patrick Doyle
02:05:07
December 4, 2020
Belle Époque (Guest: Christine Daisy Dela Paz)
This week on THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we talk about Spain's drama-comedy about romance and family that won at the 66th Academy Awards: Fernando Trueba's BELLE ÉPOQUE. This week's guest is Christine Daisy Dela Paz, a short film producer and fellow UP Film Institute alumna. Find us on the internet! Christine Daisy Dela Paz: @christinehirai Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier You can now support this podcast via Patreon! Click here: https://www.patreon.com/TheOneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening: "La Valise sur la route" - Antoine Duhamel Ending: "Marianne, tu es une sirène" - Antoine Duhamel
02:07:07
November 27, 2020
INTERVIEW: 'Cleaners' filmmaker Glenn Barit
CLEANERS writer, director, and composer Glenn Barit chats with us to discuss his feature film debut, the coming-of-age anthology film from the Philippines, in the first bonus episode of THE ONE-INCH BARRIER.  The film premiered at the 2019 QCinema International Film Festival where it won: Best Picture, Screenplay, and Audience Choice Award. Other festival screenings include:  25th Busan International Film Festival: A Window on Asian Cinema Section (Oct. 21 – 30, 2020) 57th Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival: Windows on Asia Section (Nov. 5 – 22, 2020) 2020 Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino: Official Premium Film Showcase (Nov. 20 - Dec. 13, 2020) 15th Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival (Nov. 25-29, 2020) 2020 Luang Prabang Film Festival (Dec. 4,-10, 2020) Other awards include: 30th Annual Circle Citations – Young Critics Circle Film Desk WINS: Best First Feature, Sound and Aural Orchestration NOMINATIONS: Best Screenplay, Cinematography and Visual Design, Film Editing 43rd Gawad Urian NOMINATIONS: Best Picture, Direction, Screenplay, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Music, Sound Find us on the internet! Glenn Barit: @glennbarit Website: https://glennbarit.wordpress.com/ Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier This bonus episode will be available in full for everyone. Succeeding bonus episodes will be accessible in full via Patreon for only $4/month. Click here: https://www.patreon.com/TheOneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening: "Bakit Part 2" - Mayonnaise Ending: "Apoy ng Kandila" - Unique
01:36:37
November 22, 2020
Burnt by the Sun (Guest: André Sousa)
This week on THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we talk about Russia's drama-comedy about community and Stalinism that won at the 67th Academy Awards: Nikita Makhalkov's BURNT BY THE SUN. This week's guest is André Sousa, film student from University of Beira Interior. Find us on the internet! André Sousa: @KnightWhoSay_Ni Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier You can now support this podcast via Patreon! Click here: https://www.patreon.com/TheOneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening: "Burnt by the Sun" - Mark Simkin Ending: "Burnt by the Sun" - Oleg Menshikov & Nadezhda Mikhalkova
02:03:56
November 20, 2020
Antonia's Line (Guest: Joanne Cesario)
This week on THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we talk about the Netherlands' comedy about matriarchy and womanhood that won at the 68th Academy Awards: Marleen Gorris's ANTONIA'S LINE. This week's guest is Joanne Cesario, a filmmaker. Her short film Here Here premiered at the 2020 Locarno Film Festival as part of the Pardi di domani competition. Find us on the internet! Joanne Cesario: @cesariojoanne (Instagram) Here, Here: https://www.facebook.com/hereherefilm Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier You can now support this podcast via Patreon! Click here: https://www.patreon.com/TheOneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening: "Antonia's Line - Opening Credits" - Ilona Sekacz Ending: "Antonia's Line - End Credits" - Ilona Sekacz
02:36:44
November 13, 2020
Kolya (Guest: Fritz and the Oscars)
This week on THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we talk about Czech Republic's drama-comedy about fatherhood and bachelorhood that won at the 69th Academy Awards: Jan Svěrák's KOLYA. This week's guest is Fritz, blogger at Fritz and the Oscars. He was also the guest during the episode discussing AMOUR and the films of 2012. Find us on the internet! Fritz: @FritzandOscars Fritz and the Oscars: http://fritzlovesoscars.blogspot.com/ Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier You can now support this podcast via Patreon! Click here: https://www.patreon.com/TheOneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening: "Půjdeš k hrobníkovi" - Ondřej Soukup Ending: "My Country. A Cycle of Symphonic Poems - Tábor" - Václav Neumann
02:03:51
November 6, 2020
Character (Guest: Ronaldo Trancoso Jr.)
This week on THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we discuss the Netherlands' drama about fatherhood and compassion that won at the 70th Academy Awards: Mike van Diem's CHARACTER. This week's guest is Ronaldo Trancoso Jr, blogger at Cinematic Tips and contributor at Trash to Tarkovsky. He was also the guest during the episode discussing A FANTASTIC WOMAN and the films of 2017. Find us on the internet! Ronaldo Trancoso Jr: @ronaldotrancoso Cinematic Tips: https://cinematictips.com/ Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier You can now support this podcast via Patreon! Click here: https://www.patreon.com/TheOneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening and Ending: Original music by Paleis van Boem
02:54:22
October 30, 2020
Life is Beautiful (Guest: Tim Kimber)
This week on THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we talk about Italy's drama-comedy about fatherhood and the Holocaust that triumphed at the 71st Academy Awards: Roberto Benigni's LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL. This week's guest is Tim Kimber, a writer, sub-editor, and podcast producer. He writes the film retrospective International Oscar Showdown. Find us on the internet! Tim Kimber: @Tim_Kimber International Oscar Showdown: https://internationaloscarshowdown.wordpress.com/ Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier You can now support this podcast via Patreon! Click here: https://www.patreon.com/TheOneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening: "La vita è bella" - Nicola Piovani Ending: "La Notte di Favola" - Nicola Piovani
02:11:34
October 23, 2020
All About My Mother (Guest: Manish Mathur)
In the season three premiere of THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we discuss Spain's melodrama about motherhood and role-playing that won at the 72nd Academy Awards: Pedro Almodóvar's ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER. This week's guest is Manish Mathur, film writer and podcaster at It Pod to be You and Queer and Now. Find us on Twitter! Manish Mathur: @themanish89 It Pod to be You: @ItPodToBeYou Queer and Now: @Queerandnowpod Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier You can now support this podcast via Patreon! Click here: https://www.patreon.com/TheOneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening: "Todo Sobre Mi Madre" - Alberto Iglesias Ending: "Dedicatoria" - Alberto Iglesias
02:40:18
October 16, 2020
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Guest: Nick Davis)
In this season two finale of THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we discuss Taiwan's wuxia film about romance and power that took the world by storm and triumphed at the 73rd Academy Awards: Ang Lee's CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON. This week's guest is Nick Davis, a professor of English, gender & sexuality studies, and film studies at the Northwestern University. He is also a writer at Nick-Davis.com (formerly Nick's Flick Picks). Find us on Twitter! Nick Davis: @NicksFlickPicks Nick-Davis.com: http://nicksflickpicks.com/ Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening: "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" - Tan Dun Ending: "Farewell" - Tan Dun
03:41:31
September 18, 2020
No Man's Land (Guest: Cláudio Alves)
This week on THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we talk about Bosnia and Herzegovina's drama about armed conflict and foreign intervention that triumphed at the 74th Academy Awards: Danis Tanović's NO MAN'S LAND. This week's guest is Cláudio Alves, contributor at The Film Experience and writer at Magazine HD.  Find us on Twitter! Cláudio Alves: @claudioalvesDC Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening and Ending: "Nini Sine, Spavaj Sine" - Alma Bandić
03:42:28
September 11, 2020
Nowhere in Africa (Guest: Carla Manalo)
This week on THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we talk about Germany's war drama about anti-Semitism and survival that won at the 75th Academy Awards: Caroline Link's NOWHERE IN AFRICA. This week's guest is Carla Manalo, a filmmaker currently specializing in color grading. Her most recent work as a film colorist is THIS IS OUR LAND (DAGAMI DAYTOY), a documentary short by Nonilon Abao and is an official entry to the SeaShorts 2020. Find us on Twitter! Carla Manalo: @isleofhues (Instagram) Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening: "Visiting the Camp" - Niki Reiser Ending: "Love Scene" - Niki Reiser
03:00:04
September 4, 2020
The Barbarian Invasions (Guest: Megan McLachlan)
This week on THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we talk about Canada's comedy-drama about sex and death that won at the 76th Academy Awards: Denys Arcand's THE BARBARIAN INVASIONS. This week's guest is Megan McLachlan, co-editor at Awards Daily TV. Find us on Twitter! Megan McLachlan: @heydudemeg Awards Daily TV: @AwardsDailyTV Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening: "Sonate R. 381" - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Ending: "Façades" - Philip Glass
02:22:59
August 28, 2020
The Sea Inside (Guest: Cody Dericks)
This week on THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we talk about Spain's drama about death and freedom of choice that won at the 77th Academy Awards: Alejandro Amenábar's THE SEA INSIDE. This week's guest is Cody Dericks, writer at Next Best Picture and co-host of Halloweeners: A Horror Movie Podcast. Find us on Twitter! Cody Dericks: @codymonster91 Halloweeners: A Horror Movie Podcast: @halloweenerspod Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening: "El Accidente" - Alejandro Amenábar Ending: "Final" - Alejandro Amenábar
02:18:39
August 21, 2020
Tsotsi (Guest: Calum Reed)
This week on THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we talk about South Africa's drama about crime and poverty that brought home the gold at the 78th Academy Awards: Gavin Hood's TSOTSI. This week's guest is Calum Reed, writer at In Review Online and co-host of Categorically Oscars. Find us on Twitter! Calum Reed: @Calum_Reed Categorically Oscars: @CategoricallyO Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening: "E sale noka" - Mark Kilian, Paul Hepker, and Vusi Mahlasela Ending: "Baby Handover" - Mark Kilian, Paul Hepker
02:43:09
August 14, 2020
The Lives of Others (Guest: NJ Nuñez)
This week on THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we talk about Germany's Cold War drama thriller that triumphed at the 79th Academy Awards: Florian Henckel von Dommersmarck's THE LIVES OF OTHERS. This week's guest is NJ Nuñez, a freelance writer, a fellow UP Film Institute alumna, and an alumna of the 2018 Young Critics Workshop in Ghent, Belgium. Find us on Twitter! NJ Nuñez Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening: "Der Verrat" - Gabriel Yared Ending: "HGW XX_7" - Gabriel Yared
02:17:18
August 7, 2020
The Counterfeiters (Guest: Mika Villanueva)
This week on THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we talk about Austria's Holocaust drama about crime and survival that won at the 80th Academy Awards: Stefan Ruzowitsky's THE COUNTERFEITERS. This week's guest is Mika Villanueva, a certified personal trainer and fellow UP Film Institute alumna. Find us on Twitter! Mika Villanueva Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening: "Burger's Secret - Dealing with the Devil" - Marius Ruhland Ending: "Kilja Executed" - Marius Ruhland
01:41:06
July 31, 2020
Departures (Guest: Margarita Mina)
This week on THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we talk about Japan's drama-comedy about death and social stigma that surprisingly won at the 81st Academy Awards: Yōjirō Takita's DEPARTURES. This week's guest is Margarita Mina, a filmmaker, photographer, and fellow UP Film Institute alumna. Find us on Twitter! Margarita Mina: @mmvmina (Instagram) Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening: "Gui-Dance" - Joe Hisaishi Ending: "Okuribito (Memory)" - Joe Hisaishi
02:10:38
July 24, 2020
The Secret in Their Eyes (Guest: Chef Rod)
In the season two premiere of THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we discuss Argentina's tale of injustice and vengeance that surprised at the 82nd Academy Awards: Juan José Campanella's THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES. This week's guest is Chef Rod, a music video director, composer, film editor, and Rec•Create's very own millennial food critic. Find us on Twitter! Chef Rod: @rodfoodjoint Rec•Create: @reccreateph Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening: "Passion" - Emilio Kauderer & Federico Jusid Ending: "Main Theme" - Emilio Kauderer & Federico Jusid
02:04:44
July 17, 2020
In a Better World (Guest: Jhayle Meer)
In this season finale of THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we discuss Denmark's thriller drama about revenge and violence that triumphed at the 83rd Academy Awards: Susanne Bier's IN A BETTER WORLD. This week's guest is Jhayle Meer, blogger at Dreaming Films. She is also a poetess, cinematographer, and a fellow UP Film Institute alumna. Find us on Twitter! Jhayle Meer: @meermodepon Dreaming Films: https://dreamingxfilms.wordpress.com/ Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier You can support Black Lives Matter by clicking the link below: Black Lives Matter: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Music Credits Opening: "In a Better World" - Johan Söderqvist Ending: "In a Better World, Pt. 2" - Johan Söderqvist
02:10:13
June 5, 2020
A Separation (Guest: Matthew St. Clair)
This week on THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we talk about Iran's drama about class and morality that brought home the gold at the 84th Academy Awards: Asghar Farhadi's A SEPARATION. This week's guest is Matthew St. Clair, a film writer at various places and the host of The Oscar Revisionist. He is also a member of the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association and Online Film & Television Association. Find us on Twitter! Matthew St. Clair: @filmguy619 The Oscar Revisionist: @O_Revisionist Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening and Ending: Original Score by Sattar Oraki
01:41:44
May 29, 2020
Amour (Guest: Fritz and the Oscars)
This week on THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we talk about Austria's romantic drama about marriage and suffering that triumphed at the 85th Academy Awards: Michael Haneke's AMOUR. This week's guest is Fritz, blogger at Fritz and the Oscars. Find us on Twitter! Fritz: @FritzandOscars Fritz and the Oscars: http://fritzlovesoscars.blogspot.com/ Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening and Ending: " Impromptu, Op. 90 D899 No. 3 in G-Flat Major" - Franz Schubert
02:35:37
May 22, 2020
The Great Beauty (Guest: Brandon Stanwyck)
This week on THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we discuss Italy's drama about opulence and alienation that won at the 86th Academy Awards: Paolo Sorrentino's THE GREAT BEAUTY. This week's guest is Brandon Stanwyck, co-host of Academy Queens and writer at InSession Film and Filmotomy. Find us on Twitter! Brandon Stanwyck: @BrandonStanwyck Academy Queens: @academy_queens Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening: "I Lie" - David Lang Ending: "The Beatitudes" - Kronos Quartet
02:04:07
May 15, 2020
Ida (Guest: Madel Juliano)
This week on THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we discuss Poland's drama about faith and history that triumphed at the 87th Academy Awards: Paweł Pawlikowski's IDA. This week's guest is Madel Juliano, an alumna of Tanghalang Ateneo and a book, film, and TV enthusiast. Find us on Twitter! Madel Juliano: @thebookslutph (Instagram) Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening: "24 Mila Baci" - Joanna Kulig Ending: "Ich Ruf Zu Dir Herr Jesu Christ" - Alfred Brendel
02:34:10
May 8, 2020
Son of Saul (Guest: Raffy Raymundo)
This week on THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we discuss Hungary's Holocaust drama about faith and survival that won at the 88th Academy Awards: László Nemes's SON OF SAUL. This week's guest is Raffy Raymundo, an aspiring scriptwriter and fellow UP Film Institute alumnus. Find us on Twitter! Raffy Raymundo Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening and Ending: Original score by László Melis
02:22:08
May 1, 2020
The Salesman (Guest: Matthew Anderson)
This week on THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we discuss Iran's drama about trauma and revenge that won at the 89th Academy Awards: Asghar Farhadi's THE SALESMAN. This week's guest is Matthew Anderson, film student from Stevenson University. Find us on Twitter! Matthew Anderson: @Matthew05814152 Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening and Ending: "Tehran Waltz" - Mehrdad Mehdy
02:12:04
April 24, 2020
A Fantastic Woman (Guest: Ronaldo Trancoso Jr.)
This week on THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we discuss Chile's romantic drama about transphobia that won at the 90th Academy Awards: Sebastián Lelio's A FANTASTIC WOMAN. This week's guest is Ronaldo Trancoso Jr, blogger at Cinematic Tips and contributor at Trash to Tarkovsky. Find us on Twitter! Ronaldo Trancoso Jr: @ronaldotrancoso Cinematic Tips: https://cinematictips.com/ Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening: "Titles" - Matthew Herbert Ending: "Ombra Mai Fu" - Daniela Vega
01:58:43
April 17, 2020
Roma (Guest: Luca Giliberti)
This week on THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we discuss Mexico's black-and-white drama about domestic service and women's issues that made a mark at the 91st Academy Awards: Alfonso Cuarón's ROMA. This week's guest is Luca Giliberti, contributing writer at GoldDerby. Find us on Twitter! Luca Giliberti: @LucaLeonardo99 GoldDerby: @GoldDerby Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening: "Te He Prometido" - Leo Dan Ending: Clip from Roma (2018)
02:25:55
April 10, 2020
Parasite (Guest: Kevin Jacobsen)
In the pilot episode of THE ONE-INCH BARRIER, we discuss South Korea's genre-bending social commentary on class and capitalism that conquered the 92nd Academy Awards: Bong Joon-ho's PARASITE.  This week's guest is Kevin Jacobsen, writer at GoldDerby and AwardsWatch and the host of And The Runner-Up Is.  Find us on Twitter! Kevin Jacobsen: @Kevin_Jacobsen And The Runner-Up Is: @OscarRunnerUp Juan Carlos Ojano: @carlosojano The One-Inch Barrier: @OneInchBarrier Music Credits Opening: "Zappaguri" - Jung Jae-il Ending: "The Belt of Faith" - Jung Jae-il
02:07:19
April 3, 2020