Ep 129 // 20yr Film Retro: ‘The Blair Witch Project’ / ‘Ad Astra’

Premiere DateSep 27, 2019
00:00 Intro
01:10 START /// 20yr Film Retro: ‘The Blair Witch Project’ w/ J. McVay, Jacqueline Soller, & Charles Hinshaw
03:45 Did you see this when it came out?
06:50 What was your take on it then?
13:53 What is your take on it now? Does it hold up? Has it been influential?
20:12 What stands out to you now?
32:50 How much do we enjoy it because we work in film/video production?
35:40 Have the people involved in the film been successful since then?
37:39 Do you think the movie stands/will stand the test of time?
46:26 Favorite scenes or elements / wrapping up /// END
54:02 1st Person: Nifemi // On The Importance Of Being Active
56:56 Movie Review: Jacqueline Soller on ‘Ad Astra’
58:14 Movie Chat w/ Jacqueline Soller & J. McVay (Spoiler Alert)
80:54 “Cruise!” (BTR Live Studio, 2019) Shormey
85:41 Outro / Credits
86:31 Finish.

J. McVay is joined by Jacqueline Soller and Charles Hinshaw to continue an ongoing project in which they look back on movies from 1999 to discuss how they hold up 20 years later. Seventh in the series: ‘The Blair Witch Project,’ directed by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez.

Later in the episode, Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay discuss the recently released movie, ‘Ad Astra,’ directed by James Gray and starring Brad Pitt — out now from Twentieth Century Fox.

And we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance by Virginia artist Shormey, 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…