Ep 116 // 20yr Film Retro: ‘American Beauty’ / ‘Maiden’

Premiere DateJun 28, 2019
00:00 Intro
01:15 START /// 20yr Film Retro: ‘American Beauty’ w/ J. McVay, Jacqueline Soller, & Charles Hinshaw
03:43 Did you see this when it came out?
04:25 What was your take on it then?
05:48 What’s your take on it now? Does it hold up? What stands out now that didn't stand out then?
30:39 Have the people involved in the film been successful since then?
39:48 Do you think the movie will continue to stand the test of time?
41:26 Favorite scenes or elements / wrapping up /// END
50:05 1st Person: Sam // Dealing With A Bad Teacher
54:19 Movie Review: Charles Hinshaw on ‘Maiden’
55:32 Movie Chat w/ Charles Hinshaw & J. McVay (Spoiler Alert)
73:07 “Constant” (BTR Live Studio, 2019) Meg Myers
76:25 Outro / Credits
77:14 Finish.

J. McVay is joined by Jacqueline Soller and Charles Hinshaw to begin a new ongoing project in which they look back on movies from 1999 to discuss how they hold up 20 years later. First in the series: ‘American Beauty,’ directed by Sam Mendes.

Later in the episode, Charles Hinshaw and J. McVay discuss the new documentary, ‘Maiden,’ directed by Alex Holmes, about the first all-female yacht crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989 — out now from Sony Pictures Classics.

And we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance by Los Angeles artist Meg Myer, 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…