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A podcast honoring the work of the influential American poet and short story writer, Raymond Carver from the last town he called home: Port Angeles, Washington. In each episode the special guest chooses a favorite story or poem by Carver and we embark on an in-depth discussion of the piece. This program is approved by Carver's Estate and is produced at Peninsula College.
 
The SDRSPodcast is designed to help you discover the best films and TV shows to rent (or buy) regardless of your genre preference. Never again will you be disappointed by your rental choices. If a title is suggested by this podcast, it is safe to say that it stands head and shoulders above the rest. Those that are considered by mfr to be perfect in every way (script, cast, soundtrack etc.) are listed as being Masterpiece Editions. Those films that are sourced from literature are Adapted for ...
 
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In this special episode we visit Raymond Carver's birthplace, where a new Carver mural is underway on the former hospital where he was born. We interview a journalist and newspaper owner, local artists, and more about Carver's past...and his future, in Clatskanie, Oregon.By Peninsula College
 
For the premiere episode of the Raymond Carver Podcast, we interview the writer, Tess Gallagher, Raymond Carver's widow. We discuss parallel stories they wrote about an overnight guest: Carver's "Cathedral" and Gallagher's "Rain Flooding Your Campfire". Gallagher also talks about her life with Carver and her work as his literary executor.…
 
Announcement of the launch of the Raymond Carver Podcast. The first guest will be the poet, Tess Gallagher, Ray's widow, who will talk about his short story "Cathedral". This podcast honors the work of one of America's most influential writers. Special guests are invited to choose one story or two poems to discuss with the host. Along with these de…
 
For the first time ever, the Tribeca Film Festival has opened for podcast submissions! To celebrate, we’re bringing you a special behind the scenes episode about how our short film submissions process works. Leah chatted with Tribeca’s short programmers, Sharon Badal and Ben Thompson, to learn what they look for in the films they select, common mis…
 
Fierce, a podcast from iHeartRadio and Tribeca Studios, tells the incredible stories of women who history has undervalued. In this episode, you’ll hear about Cheng I Sao, the most successful pirate of all time. She innovated the piracy business model, established strict rules about the treatment of women on her ships, successfully evaded the Chines…
 
Celebrated singer, songwriter, actor, and producer John Legend sat down with Sara Bareilles as part of Tribeca’s 2018 Storytellers Series. They discussed John Legend’s first job out of college, Sara Bareilles’ most embarrassing song, and their collaboration on Jesus Christ Superstar. Multiplatinum artist John Legend has garnered eleven GRAMMY Award…
 
Initially discovered for her original voice in breakout film Tiny Furniture, Lena Dunham has gone on to win two Golden Globe Awards®, including Best Actress for her work on Girls, which was created by Dunham and helmed by Jenni Konner, whose other work includes the limited series Camping and Undeclared. In a can’t miss conversation with Emmy® and G…
 
Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu, one of only three directors to ever win consecutive Oscars® and the first to do so in 65 years, sat down with ground-breaking performance artist Marina Abramović to discuss his beautifully varied work as part of Tribeca’s 2017 Directors Series. Academy Award®-winning director, writer, an…
 
BAFTA, Peabody®, and Emmy Award® winning writer-director Ava DuVernay sat down with GRAMMY Award® winning musician Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. They discussed why DuVernay is always shooting, the art of lighting and framing dark-skinned actors, and the importance of finding your tribe. Audience questions: Tips fo…
 
In 2017, Tribeca premiered the extended music video for Common’s “Letter to the Free,” directed by Bradford Young. After the screening, Academy Award®, Golden Globe®, and three time GRAMMY® winner Common sat down with author and filmmaker Nelson George to discuss “Letter to the Free,” Common’s work on Selma and 13th, and the power of music. Common …
 
If you’re a comedy fan, this conversation is for you. Bridesmaids and Freaks and Geeks director Paul Feig sat down with SNL co-head writer, actor, and stand-up comedian Michael Che at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. They discussed movie jail, internet backlash, and why it’s so hard to make good comedy. Paul Feig is a successful filmmaker, writer an…
 
Academy Award® winning actress and director, Jodie Foster, was interviewed by Tony Award® winning director, Julie Taymor at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. They discussed their wildly different directing styles, why they’re both sick of the woman director conversation, and the audition that launched Jodie Foster’s career. In a career spanning over …
 
This legendary duo came together at the Beacon Theatre as part of Tribeca's 2019 Directors Series to reflect upon their illustrious decades of collaboration from Mean Streets to The Irishman. This podcast includes clips from Mean Streets, The Last Waltz, Raging Bull, The King of Comedy, Casino, Silence, and The Wolf of Wall Street. Robert De Niro l…
 
At the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, acclaimed actor Alec Baldwin interviewed Academy-Award® winning director Guillermo del Toro. Del Toro discussed how he storyboards and prepares for shoots, the origin of his film school, and what all his movies are really about. Guillermo del Toro is among the most creative and visionary artists of his generation …
 
Barbra Streisand sat down with Robert Rodriguez at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival to discuss how she got her start in the industry, the moment she knew she wanted to direct, the power of the will, and more. Widely recognized as an icon in multiple entertainment fields, Barbra Streisand has attained unprecedented achievements as a recording artist, …
 
Jamie Foxx is an award-winning actor, singer, and comedian. At the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, he sat down with Genius News anchor Jacques Morel to discuss his prolific career. Perhaps his most iconic role as an actor, Jamie Foxx's portrayal of musician Ray Charles in the biopic Ray landed him an Academy Award®, a Golden Globe®, and a BAFTA in 2005…
 
Tribeca celebrated the legacy of The Godfather & The Godfather Part II one with a 45th anniversary screening and reunion event at our 2017 festival. The director and cast got together for a conversation after the screening. Francis Ford Coppola (Director) is one of the most acclaimed filmmakers of our time; a six-time Academy Award®-winning writer,…
 
Stanisław Szukalski was a Polish sculptor and painter. He was a family friend of Leonardo DiCaprio after having been introduced to Leo's father George during his career as a comic book artist and distributor. Stream online: Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/mfrbooksandfilm?fan_landing=trueBy SDRSPodcast
 
An epic Revisionist Western film based in part on Michael Punke's 2002 novel of the same name, which describes frontiersman Hugh Glass's experiences in 1823; that novel is, in turn, based on the 1915 poem The Song of Hugh Glass. Stream online: https://amzn.to/3v8NRvk Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/mfrbooksandfilm?fan_landing=true…
 
Introduced to life in the fast lane through stockbroking, Jordan Belfort takes a hit after a Wall Street crash. He then teams up with his neighbour Donnie Azoff, cheating his way to the top as his relationships slide. Stream online: https://amzn.to/3v7WpT2 Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/mfrbooksandfilm?fan_landing=true…
 
Nick Carraway, a World War I veteran who moves to New York with the hope of making it big, finds himself attracted to Jay Gatsby and his flamboyant lifestyle. Gatsby on the other hand is interested in him because of his link to Daisy Buchanan, a vibrant, elegant debutant. Stream online: https://amzn.to/35ibaZf Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.c…
 
As the face of law enforcement in America for almost fifty years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his life. With a career steeped in scandal and a controversial private life, the legendary director of the FBI retained his post as keeper of the country's …
 
This American neo-noir, psychological thriller, tells the story of Teddy Daniels and Chuck Aule, two US marshals, who are sent to an asylum on a remote island to investigate the disappearance of a patient committed for murdering her two children. It is based on the 2003 novel by American writer Dennis Lehane. Lehane sought to write a novel where th…
 
To escape their ordinary and boring lives, Frank (DiCapro) and April (Winslet), a seemingly perfect couple, decide to move to Paris, France. However, their marriage begins to crumble when April's pregnancy compels them to abandon their plan. Based on the novel by Richard Yates. Stream online: https://amzn.to/3v7Hit0 Become a Patron: https://www.pat…
 
A CIA agent uncovers a lead on a major terrorist leader. However, when he devises a plan with the help of his boss Hoffman to trap Al-Saleem, things take an ugly turn. Stream online: https://amzn.to/3frnEDE Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/mfrbooksandfilm?fan_landing=trueBy SDRSPodcast
 
Set against the backdrop of civil war and chaos in 1990's Sierra Leone, "Blood Diamond" tells the story of Danny Archer, a South African mercenary, and Solomon Vandy, a Mende fisherman. Stream online: https://amzn.to/3yVJ3wu Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/mfrbooksandfilm?fan_landing=trueBy SDRSPodcast
 
We continue our two month long showcase of Leonardo DiCaprio with the cop thriller in which he plays an undercover cop trying to bring down the Irish mob from the inside. It is a remake of the 2002 Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs and is also loosely based on the real-life Boston Winter Hill Gang. Stream online: https://amzn.to/3nEQ27y Become a Patr…
 
Richard (Leonardo DiCaprio), a young American seeking adventure in Bangkok, stays in a drab travellers’ hotel in Khao San Road where he meets a young French couple, Françoise (Virginie Ledoyen) and Étienne (Guillaume Canet). He is immediately attracted to Françoise and based on this, invites them to accompany him in his quest to find a secret beach…
 
In the small town of Endora, Iowa, Gilbert Grape (Johnny Depp) is busy caring for Arnie (Leonardo DiCaprio), his mentally impaired brother, as they wait for the many tourists' trailers to pass through town during an annual Airstreamers' Club gathering at a nearby recreational area. Stream online: https://amzn.to/32xZjWO Become a Patron: https://www…
 
It’s 2044 and a 25-year-old Joe works for a Kansas City crime syndicate as a "looper". Since future tracking systems have made it near-impossible to dispose of bodies, the syndicate uses time travel, invented thirty years later to counteract this. Managed by a future man named Abe, loopers kill and dispose of face-concealed victims, and are paid wi…
 
Husband and wife Janice (Marsha Mason) and Bill Templeton (John Beck) lead a pleasant life, residing in New York and sending their daughter, Ivy (Susan Swift), to a good school. Things change, though, when the odd Elliot Hoover (Anthony Hopkins) arrives and tells the couple that, after having spent time in India, he believes Ivy is the reincarnated…
 
Quiet teenager Marc Hall arrives as a new student at Indian Hills High School in Agoura Hills, California. Soon after arriving, he is befriended by fame-obsessed Rebecca Ahn. While at a party at Rebecca's house, Rebeca encourages Marc to sneak away with her and the pair check unlocked vehicles on the street, taking valuables such as cash and credit…
 
Philadelphia Police Detective John Hobbes visits serial killer Edgar Reese (Elias Koteas), whom he helped capture, on death row, moments before his execution. During their conversation he grabs Hobbes' hand and delivers a spiteful monologue in an unknown language, assumed to be gibberish but later identified as Aramaic. As he is executed in the gas…
 
Set in 1920s prohibition era America, Lawless is the true story of the Bondurant brothers. Brazen and fearless, these young rural bootleggers became legendary criminals. The youngest brother, Jack (Shia LaBeouf), is ambitious and impulsive, the middle brother, Howard, is loyal but reckless and eldest brother, Forrest (Tom Hardy), leads the family w…
 
Despite her sheltered upbringing, Jenny (Carey Mulligan) is a teen with a bright future; she's smart, pretty, and has aspirations of attending Oxford University. When David (Peter Sarsgaard), a charming but much older suitor, motors into her life in a shiny automobile, Jenny gets a taste of adult life that she won't soon forget. Stream online: http…
 
Clay (Andrew McCarthy) comes home to Los Angeles after his first semester of college and encounters some disturbing developments. His former lover, burgeoning model Blair (Jami Gertz), has begun to abuse cocaine. But her addiction pales in comparison to the drug dependency of her new boyfriend, Julian (Robert Downey Jr.), who's also Clay's childhoo…
 
Los Angeles denizen Louis Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) survives by scavenging and petty theft. He stumbles into a new career as a cameraman and -- armed with a camcorder and police scanner -- begins nocturnal forays across the city in search of shocking and grisly crimes. When he catches the eye of a shopworn news director (Rene Russo) who welcomes the …
 
Fiamma has been sent from Spain to boarding school in England/Ireland to separate her from Pablo, a young man that she has become infatuated with. Upon arrival, she causes a stir with students and teachers alike. Stream online: https://amzn.to/2A3npfJ Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/mfrbooksandfilm?fan_landing=true…
 
MFR is dedicated to bringing to you the best that cinema, TV and literature have to offer. We focus on world cinema, animation, vintage and tv shows of every genre and yet you will still find a few blockbusters here. Vintage is defined as everything prior to 1980. Please visit www.montagefilmreviews.com. Live sections of the website include the rev…
 
Please visit www.montagefilmreviews.com. Live sections of the website include the reviews section and the blog. The blog contains a library of short stories and short films of every genre. Show your support buy purchasing from the store, rating and leaving comments. It is currently free to do so. Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/mfrbooksand…
 
In one of the longest-running science fiction series in network TV history, FBI special agents investigate unexplained, mind-bending cases known as "X-Files." Though the government is convinced that the outlandish reports are false, conspiracy theorist Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and realist Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson), for most of the series, s…
 
A divorced psychologist tries to help his patients, some of them famous, cope with their life traumas while sharing his home with aimless adult son Ben, who only lives to make passes at Dr. Katz's sarcastic receptionist, Laura. The show was animated in a style, called Squigglevision, invented by the show's co-creator, Tom Snyder. This animated TV u…
 
Just as he is on the brink of winning a Senate seat, politician David Norris (Matt Damon) meets a ballerina named Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt). Though David is instantly smitten, mysterious men conspire to keep him away from the beautiful dancer. David learns that he is facing the powerful agents of Fate itself, and glimpsing the future laid out for …
 
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