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Best Cinéaste podcasts we could find (updated May 2020)
Best Cinéaste podcasts we could find
Updated May 2020
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Welcome to Thad Komorowski and Bob Jaques' podcast examining the best classic cartoons ever made. And just why were they the best? Cartoon Logic! That’s just what we’ll be diving into each episode: historical overviews on a given topic, scene-by-scene analysis and highlights from classic shorts, intricate breakdowns from an animator’s POV, occasional animator and historian guests… all you could ever want to know about ancient cartoons in this modern age, from two gents who’ve done the resear ...
 
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We get even bolder in our classic cartoon hot takes as we discuss UPA, the hip postwar studio that changed the way animation at all the studios was done. We talk about directors like John Hubley and Bobe Cannon, who sought to make cartoons with aspirations opposite the status quo in Hollywood cartoons, and the golden years of UPA that birthed Miste…
 
Nathan and Andy review two different movies this week and both of them are CAPONE (2020). This episode is sponsored by Philz Coffee. PODCAST APP: https://playpodca.st/fourseasons Spotify: http://bit.ly/4SOFspotify Check out our latest episodes, digital shorts, movie reviews and more: fourseasonsoffilm.com Where to Find Nathan and Andy: @fourseasons…
 
We dip into the Cartoon Modern era of the Golden Age as we pay tribute to the late Gene Deitch, a true animation original. His sense of appealing design and humor made him a perfect match for animation, but he was not without controversy or critics. From his battles at Terrytoons, to his simultaneously reviled and revered work on Tom & Jerry and Po…
 
It’s a High School double feature! Nate argues for the merits of CLUELESS (1995) as Andy defends Jeff Spicoli until his last dying breath. This episode is sponsored by Philz Coffee. PODCAST APP: https://playpodca.st/fourseasons Spotify: http://bit.ly/4SOFspotify Check out our latest episodes, digital shorts, movie reviews and more: fourseasonsoffil…
 
Nathan picks his favorite 007 with GOLDFINGER (1964) while Andy pretends he’s seen every Bond film and not just AUSTIN POWERS IN GOLDMEMBER (2002). This episode is sponsored by Philz Coffee. This episode is sponsored by Philz Coffee. PODCAST APP: https://playpodca.st/fourseasons Spotify: http://bit.ly/4SOFspotify Check out our latest episodes, digi…
 
This week's discussion is about Robert "I did all those Bugs cartoons you don't like" McKimson. Despite his reputation as the "lesser" of the WB directors, he was the backbone of the Warner cartoon style of drawing and animation, and did some of the most stunningly complex scenes in the medium's history. And of course, he went on to direct some of …
 
Nathan is pushed to the limit as one of his favorite films, Ingmar Bergman’s THE SEVENTH SEAL (1957), goes toe-to-toe with Andy’s counterpunch, BILL & TED’S BOGUS JOURNEY (1991). This episode is sponsored by Philz Coffee. PODCAST APP: https://playpodca.st/fourseasons Spotify: http://bit.ly/4SOFspotify Check out our latest episodes, digital shorts, …
 
Nathan and Andy break in to THE ROCK (1996) with Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, and Michael Bay... then ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ (1979) with Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel, and Roberts Blossom. It’s an Alcatraz Double Feature! CRITICS MENTIONED: Gary Arnold (The Washington Post), Roger Ebert (Chicago Sun-Times), Marc Savlov (The Austin Chronicle), Desson Thom…
 
Our first Disney-centric episode is sure to ruffle feathers as we discuss the studio's superstar Donald Duck and the animators and storymen behind him. We discuss what makes some versions of the Duck better than others (namely the legendary writer-cartoonist Carl Barks) and, in spite of our reservations, our favorite Dolan moments. And our first ne…
 
You asked and we listened! This week our listeners provided us with over 100 movie recommendations to help us cope with COVID-19. Listen as we chat about a few of them (SPECIAL GUEST: Mental Performance Expert JULES VERNACULAR). This episode is sponsored by Philz Coffee. SHOW NOTES: 00:40 Start 02:45 The return of Mental Performance Expert Jules Ve…
 
Nathan and Andy recommend a double feature to cure cabin fever: THE HUNT and VIVARIUM. This episode is sponsored by Philz Coffee. iTunes: https://apple.co/33Z1pfP iPhone: http://apple.co/2geyj36 Google Play: http://bit.ly/35EzyCW Spotify: http://bit.ly/4SOFspotify Download: bit.ly/TheHuntVivarium Subscribe to Four Seasons of Film with Nathan Robert…
 
It's all about Betty Boop this week as we discuss our favorite made-of-pen-and-ink moments from the Fleischer Studio. Red hot jazz, sex, charisma and girl power made her a superstar in the early sound era, and we highlight a prime example of the series: Betty Boop's Penthouse. Bonus: a "cancel"-worthy comment from Shamus Culhane. Cartoons discussed…
 
Nathan and Andy worship at the altar of Pixar and review ONWARD. This episode is sponsored by Philz Coffee. iTunes: https://apple.co/33Z1pfP iPhone: http://apple.co/2geyj36 Google Play: http://bit.ly/35EzyCW Spotify: http://bit.ly/4SOFspotify Download: https://bit.ly/OnwardPodcast Subscribe to Four Seasons of Film with Nathan Robert Blackburn and A…
 
Nathan and Andy review SPENSER CONFIDENTIAL (Netflix) and TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG (in theaters April 24th). This episode is sponsored by Philz Coffee. iTunes: https://apple.co/33Z1pfP iPhone: http://apple.co/2geyj36 Google Play: http://bit.ly/35EzyCW Spotify: http://bit.ly/4SOFspotify Download: http://bit.ly/spenserkellypod Subscribe to Four…
 
The King of Cartoons finally gets his due! We examine the stunning new Blu-Ray release from Warner Archive with 19 of his classic MGM cartoons that illustrate just how Tex Avery was a master of his medium right down to the frame. Highlights include: Bob remembers the time he met Tex! The bad camerawork in these films! And just how much Screwy Squir…
 
Nathan and Andy chat about THE INVISIBLE MAN remake starring Elisabeth Moss. This episode is sponsored by Philz Coffee. iTunes: https://apple.co/33Z1pfP iPhone: http://apple.co/2geyj36 Google Play: http://bit.ly/35EzyCW Spotify: http://bit.ly/4SOFspotify Download: http://bit.ly/InvisiblePod Subscribe to Four Seasons of Film with Nathan Robert Black…
 
It's our first installment of Animation ID: an "insider baseball" look at specific classic animators and their scenes! We give an overview of Mike Lah, the funniest animator the MGM cartoon studio ever had. He breathed comic life into Barney Bear, Tom and Jerry, Droopy, and Spike and made Tex Avery even funnier. Bob and Thad breakdown why Lah's "le…
 
Nathan and Andy each pick a movie they think is ESSENTIAL VIEWING for each other. Nate’s pick: Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974) Andy’s pick: Police Academy (1984) This episode is sponsored by Philz Coffee. iTunes: http://apple.co/2geyj36 Google Play: http://bit.ly/35EzyCW Spotify: http://bit.ly/4SOFspotify Download: http://bit.ly/essentia…
 
We finally discuss the most famous of the Warner directors, Chuck Jones, in his first decade! Hear about his early days and flops, the legend of his approach to character layout, his gifted animators, and his most important collaborator, writer Mike Maltese. Our highlighted cartoon is Jones' '40s zenith, Long-Haired Hare, the social-cultural war of…
 
Nathan and Andy discuss the best/worst moments in Oscar history and offer their predictions for this year’s ceremony. This episode is sponsored by Philz Coffee. iTunes: http://apple.co/2geyj36 Google Play: http://bit.ly/35EzyCW Spotify: http://bit.ly/4SOFspotify Download: http://bit.ly/Oscars2020pod Subscribe to Four Seasons of Film with Nathan Rob…
 
Did you know Gabby Goat, Porky Pig's one-time miserable sidekick, helps illustrate a fascinating chapter in the story of Warner cartoons? Listen as we discuss Mickey Mouse co-creator Ub Iwerks' crash-and-burn directing for Leon Schlesinger, and how Bob Clampett took his place! And just why did Clampett's own one-time pal Chuck Jones become a disgru…
 
Nathan and Andy are joined by Certified Sommelier Nate Bouse for a curated British dinner and a review of THE GENTLEMEN. This episode is sponsored by Philz Coffee. iTunes: http://apple.co/2geyj36 Google Play: http://bit.ly/35EzyCW Spotify: http://bit.ly/4SOFspotify Download: http://bit.ly/GentlemenPod Subscribe to Four Seasons of Film with Nathan R…
 
Nathan and Andy review two controversial films this week; both nominated for Best Picture: JOJO RABBIT (2019) dir. Taika Waititi PARASITE (2019) dir. Bong Joon-ho This episode is sponsored by Philz Coffee. iTunes: http://apple.co/2geyj36 Google Play: http://bit.ly/35EzyCW Spotify: http://bit.ly/4SOFspotify Download: http://bit.ly/JojoParasite Subsc…
 
Frank Tashlin, "the world's greatest yo-yo", made stylized, side-splitting cartoons for Warners that are among the studio's most unique. We discuss his early origins in New York cartooning, his innovative work with animator Art Davis, the influence live-action comedy had on Warner humor (and vice-versa), and what might be the most underrated WB car…
 
Nathan and Andy discuss their top 5 Movies of the 2010s! Including: The Social Network (2010) dir. David Fincher Midnight in Paris (2011) dir. Woody Allen Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) dir. Ethan Coen, Joel Coen The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) dir. Wes Anderson Ex Machina (2014) dir. Alex Garland The Lobster (2015) dir. Yorgos Lanthimos Steve Jobs (20…
 
Nathan and Andy are kicking off the Roaring Twenties with a BANG! Listen as they review the Safdie Brother’s thriller UNCUT GEMS, Greta Gerwig’s LITTLE WOMEN, and BOMBSHELL starring Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, and Margot Robbie. This episode is sponsored by Philz Coffee. iTunes: http://apple.co/2geyj36 Google Play: http://bit.ly/35EzyCW Spotify…
 
Our inaugural guest is animator, historian, and national treasure Mark Kausler, who talks with us about his friends, cartoon pioneers Hugh Harman and Rudy Ising, two of Walt Disney's original top animators and the gents who got WB and MGM into the cartoon shorts business. Topics include: the early days in Kansas City with Walt! The genesis of Bosko…
 
Our last show of the decade! Nathan and Andy are joined by Disney Specialist Samantha Browne, filmmaker Jaegar Moore, and Star Wars Specialist Joey Velez to discuss STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. This episode contains SPOILERS! This episode is sponsored by Philz Coffee. iTunes: http://apple.co/2geyj36 Google Play: http://bit.ly/35EzyCW Spotify: …
 
This week it's Yuletide cheer times five from the Fleischer and Famous studios, with Popeye, Bluto, Olive Oyl, Grampy, Herman & Katnip, and Baby Huey! We discuss how these Christmas cartoons were mostly made by Jewish producers and animators, the incredible strengths of Seasin's Greetinks! from Popeye's first year, Grampy's gift for joy-giving inve…
 
Nathan and Andy are joined by filmmaker Jaegar Moore to discuss the World War I film, 1917, directed by Sam Mendes. Then, Andy spoils RICHARD JEWELL. This episode is sponsored by Philz Coffee. iTunes: http://apple.co/2geyj36 Google Play: http://bit.ly/35EzyCW Spotify: http://bit.ly/4SOFspotify Download: http://bit.ly/1917RichardJewell Subscribe to …
 
The Dean of Cartoons, Friz Freleng, is this week’s focus, zeroing in on his ‘40s golden era as Warner’s “senior director”, which birthed Warner superstars and earned the studio its first Oscar! Our cartoon discussion is the Freleng directed-and-written Rabbit Every Monday, one of his many classic Bugs Bunny vs. Yosemite Sam battles – and a prime ex…
 
This week, Nathan and Andy discover both films they are reviewing are Thrillers. MARRIAGE STORY drops on Netflix this Friday. KNIVES OUT is in theaters now. This episode is sponsored by Philz Coffee. iTunes: http://apple.co/2geyj36 Google Play: http://bit.ly/35EzyCW Spotify: http://bit.ly/4SOFspotify Download: http://bit.ly/MarriageKnives Subscribe…
 
Step back! Scorsese’s THE IRISHMAN drops on Netflix TOMORROW! Nathan and Andy deliver a NO SPOILERS review and it gets goooooood! Plus, Disney enthusiast Samantha Browne drops by to school us on Frozen II. This episode is sponsored by Philz Coffee. iTunes: http://apple.co/2geyj36 Google Play: http://bit.ly/35EzyCW Spotify: http://bit.ly/4SOFspotify…
 
Walter Lantz produced cartoons that rarely aspired to be more than gag-driven potboilers. But once in a while some talented guys strived to do more within those restraints. Hear the stories of Lantz's early days and his prized creation Woody Woodpecker. We also analyze the brutal and beautiful Who's Cookin' Who?, directed by the great Shamus Culhan…
 
Nathan and Andy are joined by car enthusiast Alex Daberdaku to chat about the realities of FORD V FERRARI on this week’s podcast! This episode is sponsored by Philz Coffee. iTunes: http://apple.co/2geyj36 Google Play: http://bit.ly/35EzyCW Spotify: http://bit.ly/4SOFspotify Download: http://bit.ly/FordVpod Subscribe to Four Seasons of Film with Nat…
 
Nathan and Andy go for the Review Trifecta: MIDWAY (2019) directed by Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, 2012) THE KING (2019) starring Timothée Chalamet, Robert Pattinson (now streaming on NETFLIX) DOCTOR SLEEP (2019) starring Ewan McGregor (The Shining sequel) This episode is sponsored by Philz Coffee. Download: http://bit.ly/ep318 iTunes: http:/…
 
This week is our first installment of Myth-Guided History, where we set the record straight on common cartoon history fallacies. We chat about the conception and development of beloved Warner stars Bugs Bunny (who was never "Happy Rabbit") and Elmer Fudd! And our dissection of Wabbit Twouble offers a not-so-startling revelation itself... And it ain…
 
DOUBLE TROUBLE this week as Nathan reviews THE LIGHTHOUSE (Willem Defoe, Robert Pattinson) and CRAP NIGHT RETURNS as Andy reviews TERMINATOR: DARK FATE. Drunken peglegging mermaids and The Governator! This episode is sponsored by Philz Coffee. http://bit.ly/4SOFep317 iTunes: http://apple.co/2geyj36 Google Play: http://bit.ly/35EzyCW Spotify: http:/…
 
On this week’s review of Almodóvar’s PAIN & GLORY, Nathan and Andy discuss how to enjoy subtitled movies, Antonio Banderas, Desperado (1995), paparazzi, and Once Upon a Time in Mexico/Hollywood. This episode is sponsored by Philz Coffee. http://bit.ly/PainandGlorypod iTunes: http://apple.co/2geyj36 Google Play: http://bit.ly/35EzyCW Spotify: http:/…
 
If you're at the end of your rope, you'd better give up all hope! We look at the uniquely chaotic world of Max and Dave Fleischer's Talkartoons, their early sound series, and just what makes these New York-brewed slices of the Depression so exciting to watch. And just in time for Halloween, our in-depth discussion puts the spotlight on Bimbo, their…
 
On this week’s episode, Nathan and Andy discuss the current State of the Movie Industry and review The Laundromat (now streaming on Netflix). This episode is sponsored by Philz Coffee. iTunes: http://apple.co/2geyj36Google Play: http://bit.ly/35EzyCWSpotify: http://bit.ly/4SOFspotify Subscribe to Four Seasons of Film with Nathan Robert Blackburn an…
 
On this week’s episode, Nathan and Andy each pick an “Essential” film the other has not seen… until now. Nate’s pick: Nosferatu (1922) Andy’s pick: Audition (1999) iTunes: http://apple.co/2geyj36Google Play: http://bit.ly/35EzyCW Spotify: http://bit.ly/4SOFspotify Direct Download: http://bit.ly/4Essentials01 This episode is sponsored by Philz Coffe…
 
We circle back to Famous Studios Popeye a lot sooner than expected to take a look at Warner Archive's Popeye the Sailor: The 1940s, Volume 3. This is when Famous got its, uh, famous reputation for "principled badness". What went wrong so fast, even if it was mostly the same powerhouse crew working on these cartoons? We try to figure out exactly wha…
 
On this week’s episode, Nathan RETURNS to discuss JOKER with Andy and filmmaker Jaegar Moore. This episode is sponsored by Philz Coffee. DOWNLOAD: http://apple.co/2geyj36 Subscribe to Four Seasons of Film with Nathan Robert Blackburn and Andy Pesa here: http://apple.co/2geyj36 Check out our latest episodes, digital shorts, movie reviews and more: f…
 
This week we dive into MGM's flagship series, Tom & Jerry, the sassiest, brassiest cartoons made in Hollywood's Golden Age. We take a look at industry heavyweights Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera (and their team of animators) and what made a seemingly hack concept of cat-and-mouse so unmatched for so long in this exploration of "visual nonsense". Our an…
 
On this week’s episode, Andy and SPECIAL GUEST, Uncle Paul Trzebiatowski review AD ASTRA. This episode is sponsored by Philz Coffee. DOWNLOAD: http://bit.ly/2mhUkpL Subscribe to Four Seasons of Film with Nathan Robert Blackburn and Andy Pesa here: http://bit.ly/iTunes4SOF Check out our latest episodes, digital shorts, movie reviews and more: fourse…
 
On this week’s episode, Andy and SPECIAL GUESTS, filmmakers Tony Lew and Mike Revolvalcke review HUSTLERS. This episode is sponsored by Philz Coffee. DOWNLOAD: http://bit.ly/2kGq3Rr Subscribe to Four Seasons of Film with Nathan Robert Blackburn and Andy Pesa here: http://bit.ly/iTunes4SOF Check out our latest episodes, digital shorts, movie reviews…
 
In this week's episode, we scratch the surface about just what makes director Bob Clampett's Warner Bros. cartoons so unique and invigorating, and what gives them the frenetic energy no one has ever matched. Our in-depth dissection is of Baby Bottleneck, one of his last and very best films starring Porky Pig and Daffy Duck, which Clampett himself c…
 
On this week’s episode, Andy and SPECIAL GUEST, filmmaker Jaegar Moore review IT CHAPTER TWO. This episode is sponsored by Philz Coffee. DOWNLOAD: http://bit.ly/2lFeU3f Subscribe to Four Seasons of Film with Nathan Robert Blackburn and Andy Pesa here: http://bit.ly/iTunes4SOF Check out our latest episodes, digital shorts, movie reviews and more: fo…
 
Our first episode will give you a taste of what to expect as we dive into an in-depth discussion about the cartoons featured on Warner Archive's summer release, Popeye the Sailor: The 1940s, Volume 2. Learn all about the Famous Studios crew, particularly Disney Legend Bill Tytla and New York heavyweights Jim Tyer and John Gentilella, that brought t…
 
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