Last update: 2012-03-04

#38: Line Describing a Cone

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2012-03-04 :: Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks Length: 50s
On this edition of the podcast Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks talk about Anthony McCall's LINE DESCRIBING A CONE.…


#37: Black Swan

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2011-02-27 :: Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks Length: 24s
On this edition of the podcast Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks talk about the new film from Darren Aronofsky, BLACK SWAN, starring Natalie Portman.…


#36: True Grit

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2011-02-17 :: Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks Length: 36s
On this edition of the podcast Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks talk about the new film from the Coen brothers, TRUE GRIT.…


#35: The American, The Passenger, The Town, and The Void

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2011-02-01 :: Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks Length: 33s
On this edition of the podcast Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks talk about the recent George Clooney film THE AMERICAN and use that as an excuse to talk about Michelangelo Antonioni's THE PASSENGER, Ben Affleck's THE TOWN, Gaspar Noe's ENTER THE VOID, about the need for a path, and about elemental films that convey their ideas with pictures and pacing rather than narratives.…


#34: AFI Fest: Certified Copy

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2010-11-06 :: Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks Length: 27s
This edition of the podcast is a special joint production with the AFI Now web site, the online home of the AFI film festival in Los Angeles. Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks talk about the new film by Iranian master Abbas Kiarostami called CERTIFIED COPY starring Juliette Binoche. For more information about the fest, visit http://blog.afi.com/afifest…


#33: AFI Fest: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

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2010-11-05 :: Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks Length: 27s
This edition of the podcast is a special joint production with the AFI Now web site, the online home of the AFI film festival in Los Angeles. Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks talk about the new film by Apichatpong "Joe" Weerasethakul called UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES. For more information about the fest, visit http://blog.afi.com/afifest…


#32: The Social Network

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2010-10-25 :: Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks Length: 43s
In this edition of the Plastic Podcast, Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks talk about the new David Fincher film, The Social Network. Is it Kane? All the President's Men? Elephant? And who is this Marshall McLuhan fellow?…


#31: Exit Through the Gift Shop, Banksy

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2010-10-04 :: Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks Length: 28s
In this edition of the Plastic Podcast, Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks talk about the documentary by and about street artists called Exit Through the Gift Shop. Is it a hoax? Does it matter?…


#30: Sherlock Holmes, Psycho

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2010-09-20 :: Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks Length: 45s
Take the title of the podcast in either of two ways. In this edition of the Plastic Podcast, Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks talk about Guy Ritchie's recent adaptation of Sherlock Holmes and about Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho and Gus Van Sant's intriguing remake. It's our second podcast this month. Don't get used to it.…


#29: Inception, Toy Story 3, Despicable Me

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2010-09-06 :: Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks Length: 33s
As we hit Labor Day and experience Chicago's first cool day in weeks, we look back at a couple of the summer's big movies, INCEPTION and TOY STORY 3, with a bonus nod to DESPICABLE ME. The beaches on Lake Michigan close this weekend, but we'll be back in two weeks. Yes, we will.…


#28: Oscar Nominees, Part Two

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2010-03-07 :: Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks Length: 40s
Rob and J. Robert continue their conversation about the Oscar nominees.…


#27: Oscar Nominees, Part One

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2010-02-27 :: Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks Length: 35s
Rob and J. Robert talk about the nominees for Best Picture.…


#26: The Coen Brothers and Chantal Akerman

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2009-11-15 :: Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks Length: 59s
Rob and J. Robert talk about the new film from the Coen brothers, A SERIOUS MAN, and the work of Chantal Akerman, in particular her 1993 film D'EST (FROM THE EAST).…


#25: The Brothers Bloom, Interview with Rian Johnson

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2009-05-05 :: Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks Length: 23s
On the triumphant return of the Plastic Podcast after a months-long hiatus, we talk with filmmaker Rian Johnson about THE BROTHERS BLOOM, starring Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, and Rinko Kikuchi.…


#24: Slumdog Millionaire and Ballast

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2008-11-12 :: Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks Length: 34s
On this episode we talk with two filmmakers about their new films: Danny Boyle (TRAINSPOTTING, 28 DAYS LATER) tells us about SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE and Lance Hammer talks about his debut film, BALLAST.…


#23: Toronto International Film Festival 2008

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2008-10-05 :: Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks Length: 39s
On this episode we talk about our favorite (and other noteworthy) films from this year's Toronto International Film Festival, including RACHEL GETTING MARRIED, STILL WALKING, GOODBYE SOLO, 35 SHOTS OF RUM, THE WRESTLER, SUMMER HOURS, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, and CHE plus experimental films by Nathaniel Dorsky and James Benning.…


#22: Steve Coogan and Azazel Jacobs

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2008-09-22 :: Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks Length: 39s
Two interviews: Robert Davis talks with writer-director Azazel Jacobs about his new film, MOMMA'S MAN, and J. Robert Parks talks to actor and comedian Steve Coogan (HAMLET 2, TRISTRAM SHANDY, 24-HOUR PARTY PEOPLE)…


#21: Late Summer Speed Round

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2008-09-03 :: Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks Length: 1s
With the summer freshly in the can, we present 14 compact reactions (some more compact than others) to a season of mostly loud, mostly trashy movies. Picking up where our last speed round left off, we talk about THE DARK KNIGHT, WALL*E, MAN ON WIRE, WANTED, and others. Dump the lemonade, brew a pot of something warm, and bid adieu to the summer's second half.…


#20: Baghead, Interview with the Duplass Brothers

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2008-08-21 :: Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks Length: 31s
The Duplass brothers, Mark and Jay, may feign ignorance at times, but their new movie BAGHEAD is plenty smart. Mixing genres in clever ways, it even inspires chills through the hoariest of horror cliches, the cabin in the woods. We sat down with the brothers Duplass in an exceedingly warm Chicago conference room, and the conversation revolved around the process of writing and editing, why watching movies at night is a different experience, and the enduring classic that is FLETCH.…


Episode 019: Killer of Sheep

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2008-07-26 :: Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks Length: 44s
In this episode of the Errata Movie Podcast we talk about a great American film, Charles Burnett's debut feature Killer of Sheep (1977).…


Episode 018: Summer Speed Round

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2008-06-13 :: Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks Length: 59s
On this episode of the Errata Movie Podcast we talk about 18 summer movies, big and small, including THE HAPPENING, IRON MAN, INDIANA JONES, KUNG FU PANDA, and 14 others. Briefly!…


Episode 017: Errol Morris and Standard Operating Procedure

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2008-06-01 :: Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks Length: 1m 1s
In this episode of the Errata Movie Podcast, J. Robert Parks talks with filmmaker Errol Morris about his new film, STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE, then we reconsider the film to see if our comments from Episode 16 hold up in light of the interview, a second viewing, and Morris's writings about the film.…


Episode 016: The Visitor, Stop-Loss, Standard Operating Procedure

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2008-05-23 :: Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks Length: 49s
In this episode of the Errata Movie Podcast, we talk about three movies that are currently playing in theaters around the country: THE VISITOR, STOP-LOSS, and Errol Morris's STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE, and we'll also hear a brief chat with the writer-director of THE VISITOR, Thomas McCarthy.…


Episode 015: The Films of Michael Haneke

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2008-04-27 :: Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks Length: 1s
In this episode of the Errata Movie Podcast, we talk about the films of Michael Haneke, including his new film, FUNNY GAMES (2007), starring Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Pitt, and Brady Corbet, plus earlier films CACHE (2005), TIME OF THE WOLF (2003), THE PIANO TEACHER (2001), CODE UNKNOWN (2000), FUNNY GAMES (1997), 71 FRAGMENTS OF A CHRONOLOGY OF CHANCE (1994), BENNY'S VIDEO (1992), and THE SEVENTH CONTINENT (1989).…


Episode 014: David Gordon Green on Snow Angels

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2008-04-03 :: Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks Length: 36s
On this episode of the Errata Movie Podcast, we talk with filmmaker David Gordon Green (GEORGE WASHINGTON, UNDERTOW) about his new film, SNOW ANGELS starring an ensemble cast led by Kate Beckinsale and Sam Rockwell. Snow Angels is the first of three surprises that Green has in store for us this year.…


Episode 013: 2007 Year in Review

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2008-03-01 :: Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks Length: 1s
In this March 1, 2008, episode of the Errata Movie Podcast, we try to shake off the headache caused by last night's New Year's festivities in order to present our favorite films of 2007.…


Episode 012: Marjane Satrapi and Mike White

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2008-02-23 :: Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks Length: 41s
In this episode of the Errata Movie Podcast, we talk with two filmmakers who've made serious movies that fall into categories normally reserved for un-serious movies: Marjane Satrapi of the Academy Award-nominated PERSEPOLIS and Mike White of YEAR OF THE DOG. Both of them have spent most of their careers as writers, but now they've directed their first films.…


Episode 011: Twelve Films, The Savages, I'm Not There

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2008-02-15 :: Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks Length: 1m 10s
In this episode of the Errata Movie Podcast, we talk about twelve new movies in theaters now or on DVD, including THE SAVAGES, I'M NOT THERE, MY KID COULD PAINT THAT, and a speed round featuring JUNO, THERE WILL BE BLOOD, THE RED BALLOON, and others.…


Episode 010: Sundance Film Festival '08

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2008-02-02 :: Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks Length: 52s
In this episode of the Errata Movie Podcast, we have a report from the Sundance Film Festival, with discussion of new films that may be coming to theaters later this year, plus a conversation with blogger and film writer Brian Darr about the festival's experimental films.…


Episode 009: New York Film Festival '07

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2007-12-26 :: Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks Length: 38s
In this episode of the Errata Movie Podcast, we have a report from the New York Film Festival, with discussion of new films by Carlos Reygadas, Gus Van Sant, Bela Tarr, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Abel Ferrara, and Jose Luis Guerin.…


Episode 008: No Country for Old Men / The Darjeeling Limited

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2007-12-11 :: Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks Length: 1s
In this episode of the Errata Movie Podcast we talk about the latest films from the Coen brothers and Wes Anderson, plus we take an in-depth, spoiler-filled tour through No Country for Old Men.…


Episode 007: Three Times

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2007-11-07 :: Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks Length: 42s
In this episode of the Errata Movie Podcast we talk about a recent film called Three Times made by the great Taiwanese filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien.…


Episode 006: Lars and the Real Girl

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2007-10-28 :: Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks Length: 23s
In this episode of the Errata Movie Podcast we talk with the director of the new film LARS AND THE REAL GIRL, Craig Gillespie.…


Episode 005: Toronto 2007

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2007-09-30 :: Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks Length: 1s
A full hour of the Errata Movie Podcast from the Toronto International Film Festival with reactions to some of the most talked about films. It's also a preview of the New York Film Festival.…


Episode 004: Homework

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2007-08-17 :: Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks Length: 47s
An episode of the Errata podcast devoted to the Iranian film Homework, by Abbas Kiarostami, which has been severely edited from its original version.…


Episode 003: Werner Herzog

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2007-08-07 :: Robert Davis Length: 24s
Today Rob talks with legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog about his new film, Rescue Dawn, starring Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, and Jeremy Davies. They also talk about films like Grizzly Man, The White Diamond, The Wild Blue Yonder, and, the documentary on which Rescue Dawn is based, Little Dieter Needs to Fly.…


Episode 002: The Year So Far

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2007-07-19 :: Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks Length: 52s
The second episode of the Errata podcast features a recap of some favorite movies from the first half of 2007 and a chat about the Toronto International Film Festival with J. Robert Parks.…


Episode 001: Guy Maddin

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2007-07-09 :: Robert Davis Length: 37s
For the inaugural Errata podcast, Rob talks with filmmaker Guy Maddin about his new silent film, Brand Upon the Brain!, which is being presented in various cities this summer as a live extravaganza, with an orchestra, foley artists, a soloing castrato, and a different celebrity interlocutor at each stop.…


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Hear in-depth discussions of movies, reports from film festivals, and interviews with filmmakers on the Plastic Podcast, hosted by Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks of DailyPlastic.com.

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