Ep 100 // 10yr Film Retro: ‘Avatar’ / ‘Climax’

Premiere DateMar 8, 2019
00:00 Intro
01:08 START /// 10yr Film Retro: ‘Avatar’ w/ J. McVay, Jacqueline Soller, & Charles Hinshaw
04:45 Zoe Saldana is the only actor to be in two films that grossed more than $2 billion
05:20 Did you see this when it came out? / 3D and other forms of immersive cinema.
10:23 What was your take on it at the time vs now?
22:20 Metaphor for treatment of indigenous people, Iraq War, etc.
25:20 Lazy writing and “Unobtainium”
26:41 Influences and/or derivativeness
29:00 Cartoonish villains / white saviorism
31:03 2009 Academy Awards were first to include 10 Best Picture nominees
34:26 Have the people involved in the film been successful since then?
36:12 What, if anything, stands out to you watching it now that didn't stand out to you then (and vice versa: what stood out then, but doesn't now)?
44:04 Do you think the movie will continue to stand the test of time? Or, if you don't think it has until now, do you think it might find an audience again in the future?
45:55 Favorite scenes or elements / wrapping up /// END
51:49 Doug // Making A Late Career Change
55:33 John Knefel // Single Payer's New Champion
57:32 Movie Review: Jacqueline Soller on ‘Climax’
58:59 Movie Chat w/ Jacqueline Soller & J. McVay (Spoiler Alert)
78:11 “Champagne Ladies” (BTR Live Studio, 2019) And The Kids
83:08 Outro / Credits
83:55 Finish.

J. McVay is joined by Jacqueline Soller and Charles Hinshaw to continue their new project in which they’re looking back on movies from 2009 to discuss how they hold up ten years later. Second up: ‘Avatar.’

Later in the episode, Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay discuss the newly released movie, ‘Climax,’ directed by Gaspar Noé.

And we take an exclusive early listen to a performance by Northampton, Massachusetts band, And The Kids, from their upcoming BTR Live Studio session.

Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu.

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…