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Tracks of the Damned is a horror film commentary track podcast hosted by Patrick Ripoll. Finally, some new use for that huge DVD collection you've been ignoring! Informative! Entertaining! Weird! Adjective!
 
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Bi-weekly podcast, with bonus episodes and interviews throughout, that center around the work of one movie director per show. Hosted by Jim Laczkowski with a rotating line-up of guests and friends. Pop Culture Club is a spin-off show that will be getting its own .rss feed very soon!
 
Listen to candid conversations with colourful people in midlife as they deal with personal and professional transitions, and everything in between. Hosted by Gen-Xers: international journalist Marga Ortigas, with semi-regular guests chef Karla Mendoza and development executive Tanya Yuson. Produced by Angela Casauay.*"Perennials are ever-blooming, relevant people of all ages who know what’s happening in the world, stay current with technology and have friends of all ages." - US internet entr ...
 
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So who else is glad to see the back of 2018? It wasn't the easiest of times... but the beginning of a new year is always the perfect reason for a fresh slate. (Phew!)Last December, we took a trip to the Yukon. To say it was inspirational would be an understatement. There's something about the starkness of frost that is invigorating. I felt the ...…
 
The Director's Club was so taken by the theatrical airing of the latest Alfonso Cuarón movie, "Roma", that we had to rush out a discussion about it while it's still in theaters! With the help of the Chicago Film Discussion Group member Ken Silber, we take a look at how the movie screen (and movie audio!) enhances the qualities of his latest fil ...…
 
It's the most wonderful time of the year. Our annual favorite films of 2018 tradition continues for the 8th year in a row, this time including former hosts Jim and Patrick, joined by current host Brad Strauss as we reveal our Top 25 favorites as well as picking our favorites for actor, score, reading listener e-mails and more! 00:00 - 03:52 - I ...…
 
It's the most wonderful time of the year. Our annual favorite films of 2018 tradition continues for the 8th year in a row, this time including former hosts Jim and Patrick, joined by current host Brad Strauss as we reveal our Top 25 favorites as well as picking our favorites for actor, score, reading listener e-mails and more! 00:00 - 58:00 - # ...…
 
In this episode, the Director's Club goes the verite route as we look at the films of legendary documentarian Frederick Wiseman. Joined by Chicago Film Discussion Group co-organizer Peter Richards, we go over the vastswath of a remarkably consistent body of work that delves into extensive looks at towns, schools, strip clubs, boxing gyms, and s ...…
 
Five years in the making, only completed via Christmas miracle, Director's Club host emeritus Patrick Ripoll returns to fulfill an old debt. Tyler Foster joins him to discuss the work of Seijun Suzuki, from his inauspicious beginnings cranking out Nikkatsu programmers to his glory days of cranking out really strange Nikkatsu programmers.…
 
In this episode, the Director's Club takes the cannoli and runs with it as we look at the films of Francis Ford Coppola. With Uberfounder of the Director's Club (and Now Playing Network head) Jim Laczkowski, in Part I we dive into his four masterpiece films, and explo re where in his early history was hints of such an amazing run of movies. Com ...…
 
Cross-posted over at Voices + Visions too! Jim here! I've been in a horrible funk so I put out the call (or the "Pat" signal) to my dear old friend Patrick Ripoll to stop by for pizza, cannoli and some good old fashioned conversation. First we dealt with our dark thoughts surrounding jobs and then turned on the mics to do what we do best (or no ...…
 
I've spent the past 2 weeks making this special Halloween mix for you all to enjoy. Novelty songs, soundtrack cuts, horrorcore, horror-punk, horror surf, trailers, and other assorted bits and bobs. A creeptastic spooktacular! 1. Dark Dark Dark from "Spooky Scary Stories", read by Robert Dryden (1973) 2. Spooks! by Louis Armstrong and Gordon Jen ...…
 
This month the Director's Club takes a Phantasmic journey through the films of director Don Coscarelli. Coming from the "New Wave of Horror", Coscarelli combined abtract nightmare imagery, a youthful small-town generosity, and an iconic imposing prescence of a Tall Man to create his legendary horror movie "Phantasm", which has become a series u ...…
 
In this episode we feature one of the first great directors to get his start in early television and the helmer of such classics as "The Manchurian Candidate" and "Seconds", John Frankenheimer. Frankenheimer had an amazing run of films in the sixties that also included "Birdman of Alcatraz" and "Seven Days in May". We talk about how his go-for- ...…
 
If there's anything that many of our guests have echoed it's that legacies are built one small step at a time.In this final episode, a leading personality on Philippine English-language radio talks us through her pioneering journey: how a summer job that wasn't going too well became the career of a lifetime. Plus - the sorrows and surprises alo ...…
 
In this episode of the Director's Club, we try to keep pace with the second half of the career of Werner Herzog. It's a journey that moves from examinations of social issues we deal with today to artistry from the dawn of man (presented in 3D, no less!), from the Alaskan wilderness to the hearts of volcanoes to the southernmost part of the Eart ...…
 
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the world and struggling to keep up with everything you need to do? Or do you sometimes find yourself feeling "blah" about things? Maybe you're in the middle of a big life change and aren't sure how to get everything sorted just so...? It has been said that change is the only constant in life -- and yet it is the ...…
 
We're always searching for next big health kick...the latest cure-all and magic remedy. But what if that "new" health fix is really an old one? Centuries old, in fact.Business executive Nena Wuthrich joins us to share her latest passion outside of the office: it's all-natural, chemical-free, can help a wide vareity of ailments -- and ancient.Le ...…
 
In this episode, the Director's Club takes a journey through the many amazing works of legendary independent filmmaker John Sayles. Joined sporadically by Now Playing Network uber-guru (and Director's Club founder!) Jim Laczkowski, we explore a career filled with complex characters and stories illuminating many kinds of cultures, communities, a ...…
 
Writer-director Preston Sturges had one of the most incandescent runs of creativity in Hollywood History, making eight remarkable films from 1940 to 1944. In this episode of the Director's Club, we're joined by Jeff Broitman of Fresh Perspective as we take a look at the unique way Sturges could combine screwball visual antics, waterfalls of bre ...…
 
Jim here, returning for a special conversation with a remarkably talented actor turned director. This is our third time talking and likely not to be our last. Keith Gordon who you might remember from such films as CHRISTINE, DRESSED TO KILL, BACK TO SCHOOL and many more, decided to focus primarily on directing in the late 80s / early 90s. I wan ...…
 
Once in a while a director comes along with such an original and distinctive vision that you can return to his work again and again and continue to discover new depths. Robert Altman is such a director and has inspired us to release our first Director's Club Redux episode. In Part 1, we cover the maverick director's breakout blockbuster M*A*S*H ...…
 
Are you battling depression? Maybe you're dissatisfied with your life - or know someone who is. Do you think people are unhappier now than they have been before? Does the nonstop buzz of the digital world make things worse for you?Why is that as humanity has reached technological heights, many say they feel trapped in the black night of their s ...…
 
In this episode, the Director's Club encounters environments from the dephts of the ocean up to the stars as we explore the work of screenwriter, filmmaker, and Riddick Chronicler David Twohy! Helping immensely in our quest is Paul Freitag-Fey, a writer for Daily Grindhouse who showcases underseen films in Chicago at the Comfort Station and str ...…
 
For it's 150th episode, the Director's Club takes a Monumental trek through the latter films of John Ford. With the help of Peter Richards from the Chicago Film Discussion Group, we see how through films like his 'Cavalry Trilogy', "The Sun Shines Bright", "The Searchers" and up to "Cheyenne Autumn", Ford's evolving attitudes about race, the We ...…
 
The Directors Club tries to live up to the first part of its name, as in this episode we take a look at two seperate directors at once: English filmmaking brothers Martin ("In Bruges") and John Michael ("Calvary") McDonagh. While they haven't officially worked on a film together, there are some fascinating connections of dark humor, empathy, fa ...…
 
Jim here again, sneaking in with a short bonus episode cross-posted with V+V. One of the greatest joys to experience in the fine city of Chicago is sitting down to watch a screening of a classic film at The Music Box Theatre. It has been my favorite movie theater for quite some time and when the opportunity came to talk to the general manager o ...…
 
The Director's Club pays a return journey to the world of Akira Kurosawa! Focusing this time on the second half of his career, we take a loo k at his biggest box office success, his iconic lone samurai warrior Sanjuro, the multiple great performances he got from Toshiro Mifune and Tatsuya Nakadai, and his influences on a galaxy far far away. We ...…
 
Jim here again! Well, I can't believe, This is 40? One day in and I can already say that it's nothing like that overlong Judd Apatow movie. While waiting for my midlife crisis to commence, I invited my old compadre over to the recording studio for a conversation in the tradition of our old-school bonus episodes! This time, we even play a round ...…
 
Fashion designer. Artist. Entrepreneur. Son. Brother. Partner. Empire builder. Just a few of the hats worn by Philippine style icon Rajo Laurel. Hear this unfiltered conversation about living honestly, finding contentment, and defining identity through clothing.
 
Hello there everyone! Jim here. Former co-host of this here show. More is explained in the intro(s) but I decided to offer up a special bonus treat here for both Director's Club + Voices and Visions alike. I had the pleasure of seeing a very good new film called AND THEN I GO, directed by my first guest Vincent Grashaw. We had a great talk abou ...…
 
We are pleased to welcome back Chicago Film Discussion Group Organizer Peter Richards as we look at the comic and kinetic career of the U.K.’s own Edgar Wright. Best known for his trilogy of genre parodies with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, he’d also bring some wild innovations to his American offerings, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Baby Driver ...…
 
In this episode, the Director's Club takes a trek to Hungary to check out the films of Béla Tarr, whose long shots without cutting, luscious imagery of darkness, deliberate yet poetic camera movements, and stark perspectives of man and nature has sculpted out some of the most unforgettable moments in film. In addition to trying to describe what ...…
 
In this episode, the Director's Club delves into the Green Valleys, Stagecoaches, and Long Voyages shown in the works of the legendary director John Ford. With the help of fellow Chicago Film Discussion Group member Peter Richards (who guested on our Terence Malick episode), in Part I of our series we not only look into his classic early films, ...…
 
It's an action-packed episode of the Director's Club as we look at the works of Andrew Davis. Most well-known as director of "The Fugitive", one of the greatest action movies ever made, we explore his ability to enhance a wide range of films (from those of Samuel Z. Arkoff and Chuck Norris to even Alfred Hitchcock) and how he infuses them with ...…
 
This episode is dedicated to the dreamers. To those who are still in pursuit of dreams, and those who have had them come true. Are you an aspiring writer? Or maybe you don't know what it is you want to do yet. How do you find your passion? Meet British author Matt Killeen. He's done it all. Advertising, store managing, graphics designing, music ...…
 
Welcome to the exciting conclusion! The Director's Club / Voices & Visions crossover continues once again! Last year around this time, it was so warm outside, we opened the windows. This time, it was cold & snowy (hence the sound of the heater throughout). But have no fear! Your loyal Chicago film critics are here to carry on the tradition of g ...…
 
The Director's Club / Voices & Visions crossover continues once again! Last year around this time, it was so warm outside, we opened the windows. This time, it was cold & snowy (hence the sound of the heater throughout). But have no fear! Your loyal Chicago film critics are here to carry on the tradition of going back 30 years to cover a year i ...…
 
Welcome to 2018! In this episode, the Director's Club gives a look at Rob Reiner, who has one of the most two-sided careers in filmmaking history. Through the first part, it was like he could do no wrong, putting great polish and attention to romantic comedies, coming-of-age stories, tongue-in-cheek takes on fantasy, and inventing the mockument ...…
 
Turning the tables on a veteran journalist:Gaby Tabuñar, Chairman Emeritus of the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines, speaks about the things he's seen, the choices he's made, the world as he's seen it change, and what matters most...Can you imagine yourself at a hundred?We're doing things a little differently this episode - ...…
 
We all know Jagger, Ozzie, and even Gene Simmons... but ever wonder about a rockstar's life in the East? Spanish-Filipino musician Tirso Ripoll burst onto the Asian music scene in the early 1990s with the iconic rock group Razorback.27 years later - Tirso is a businessman, a father, and still rocking with his band.He says there is a way to do i ...…
 
2017 was a year of change and transition for many people - among them, our host veteran journalist Marga Ortigas.In this podcast EXTRA, Marga starts us off on a new season of ABOUT THAT by looking back at the top things she's learned from our podcast guests so far. What are your top take-aways?Write us!aboutthat.thepodcast@gmail.com…
 
Together again. Gee, it's good to be together again. Jim and Patrick return for their yearly tradition of running down favorites and highlights from the past twelve months. In addition, they answer some emails, read many listener contributions/lists, and discuss the future. They hand out some awards, gifts, and throw paper at one another. Surpr ...…
 
Together again. Gee, it's good to be together again. Jim and Patrick return for their yearly tradition of running down favorites and highlights from the past twelve months. In addition, they answer some emails, read many listener contributions/lists, and discuss the future. They hand out some awards, gifts, and throw paper at one another. Surpr ...…
 
The Director's Club wanted to finish off the year right and begin the new one with a bang, so we're having our first 2018 episode on the films of epic director Akira Kurosawa. This episode looks at the first half of his career, looking in on his early works from "Sanshiro Sugata" through his run of masterpieces ("Rashomon", "Ikiru", "Seven Samu ...…
 
Now Playing Network Master of Ceremonies (and Director's Club founder) Jim Laczkowski joins us for this episode which has us looking at the films of French Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve! With Jim's help, we look at how Villeneuve brings his unique combination of thoughtfulness, pathos, family focus, and strangeness to dramas, genre thrill ...…
 
Midlife crisis? Not quite, for Gen-X guys. At least that's the experience of Spanish videographer Miguel Castro.Listen in as he candidly talks about fatherhood in his 40s, walking away from a long-time job, and facing fears - and the unknown - with confidence.
 
In this episode the Director's Club takes a look at the films of James Whale (with the help of Fresh Perspective's Jeff Broitman). Whale's innovations in camera movement and special effects, set of quirky character actors in supporting roles, and appreciation of the outsiders in society was put to good use in musicals, war films, and courtroom ...…
 
She's a world-renowned designer from Turkey who expresses herself through fashion and design - within a very special context. An artist with leather, lace, lights and 3D printing, Arzu Kaprol has been called both "futuristic" and "architectural". Her work is not just a magical reflection of her rich heritage, but also her spirituality. Listen i ...…
 
The Director's Club finish our epic look at epic auteur Orson Welles, who managed to continue creating some amazing film moments despite becoming mostly exiled from the Hollywood studio system. In Part II we look from his takes on Shakespeare with "Othello" and "Chimes At Midnight", through his acidic noir "Touch of Evil", to his 'deconstructum ...…
 
More people are travelling alone these days. And they're not just young men with backpacks, or veteran travellers. A growing number of these SOLO TRAVELLERS are women. Many are executives from Asia, and in their 40s. So - what's the appeal of leaving home and exploring on your own?Marga, Tanya, and Karla are reunited to discuss the pitfalls and ...…
 
They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder, so why does the past seem like such a nightmare? In the world of pre-Vatican Patterson, NJ the Catholic communities are trapped, shamed, guilty, frustrated, and unhappy. And that's before a maniac in a mask starts burying butcher knives into the tops of people's feet. Alice, Sweet Alice is one ...…
 
So...maybe the pressures of the world are getting to you? Too much work? Or not enough? Freaking out about the things you can’t control?Maybe you’re older than you ever imagined…and feel too tired to keep moving forward. Sound familiar?How do you stay afloat?Mental health professional (& fellow Gen-Xer) Darby Latshaw returns to give us a few su ...…
 
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