Ep 90 // 2018 Film Review + 2019 Preview

Premiere DateDec 28, 2018
00:00 Intro
01:16 START /// J. McVay’s Favorite Films of 2018
02:21 Number 10
03:40 Number 9
04:30 Number 8
05:42 Number 7
06:43 Number 6
07:48 Number 5
11:48 Number 4
14:30 Number 3
17:55 Number 2
20:40 Number 1 /// END
24:59 1st Person: Yanelli // Seeing Her Estranged Father
28:20 1st Person: Simone // Working At A Porn Cinema (NSFW)
33:00 1st Person: Michael // Meeting His Husband
37:20 START /// Movies That Need Distribution
38:05 ‘Blowin’ Up’ / directed by Stephanie Wang-Breal
39:05 ‘The Feeling of Being Watched’ / directed by Assia Boundaoui
40:10 ‘House Two’ / directed by Michael Epstein /// END
41:32 John Knefel // U.S. Foreign Policy 2018
43:48 START /// 2019 Film Preview
44:02 ‘High Life’ / directed by Claire Denis / out from A24 in 2019, date TBD
45:10 ‘State Like Sleep’ / directed by Meredith Danluck / out January 4th from The Orchard
46:08 ‘Diane’ / directed by Kent Jones / out March 29th from IFC Films
47:15 ‘Her Smell’ / directed by Alex Ross Perry / out March 29th from Gunpowder & Sky
48:15 ‘Stockholm’ / directed by Robert Budreau / out from Smith Global Media in 2019, date TBD /// END
49:45 “Squared Winds” (BTR Live Studio, 2018) Language
52:28 “Wayside” (BTR Live Studio, 2018) Renata Zeiguer
55:54 “Part Of Me” (BTR Live Studio, 2018) Tubafresh
60:48 “Falling Hearts” (BTR Live Studio, 2018) Heaven
66:40 Outro / Credits
67:37 Finish.

This week, J. McVay looks back on the year in film. He shares his favorite films of 2018; talks about a few films that don’t yet have distribution, but hopefully will sooner rather than later; and previews a handful of films set for release in 2019 that he and the podcast’s contributors on movies were able to see at the Tribeca and New York Film Festivals earlier this year.

And, as the year comes to close, we take a listen to a few of our favorite 1st Person segments from 2018 and revisit some of our favorite BTR Live Studio sessions.

Films discussed in the episode:

  • Black Panther / directed by Ryan Coogler / distributed by Walt Disney Studios
  • Blowin’ Up / directed by Stephanie Wang-Breal / produced by Once In A Blue
  • Burning / directed by Lee Chang-dong / distributed by Well Go USA Entertainment
  • Cold War / directed by Paweł Pawlikowski / distributed by Amazon Studios
  • The Death of Stalin / directed by Armando Iannucci / distributed by IFC Films
  • Diane / directed by Kent Jones / out March 29th from IFC Films
  • The Feeling of Being Watched / directed by Assia Boundaoui / produced by Impact Partners, Multitude Films, and Naked Edge Films
  • Her Smell / directed by Alex Ross Perry / out March 29th from Gunpowder & Sky
  • High Life / directed by Claire Denis /out from A24 in 2019, date TBD
  • House Two / directed by Michael Epstein / distributed by Buccaneer Media
  • If Beale Street Could Talk / directed by Barry Jenkins / distributed by Annapurna Pictures and Stage 6 Films
  • Monrovia, Indiana / directed by Frederick Wiseman / distributed by Zipporah Films
  • Roma / directed by Alfonso Cuarón / distributed by Netflix
  • Sorry to Bother You / directed by Boots Riley / distributed by Annapurna Pictures
  • State Like Sleep / directed by Meredith Danluck / out January 4th from The Orchard
  • Stockholm / directed by Robert Budreau / out from Smith Global Media in 2019, date TBD
  • We the Animals / directed by Jeremiah Zagar / distributed by The Orchard
  • Widows / directed by Steve McQueen / distributed by Twentieth Century Fox

Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu.

HOST J. McVay
J grew up down in Louisiana and Texas before moving to NYC for college. After college, he decided to stick around, working in film and television production for well over a decade. He came to BTR in 2011 when he…

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