Ep 90 // 2018 Film Review + 2019 Preview

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