On this weekend's Filmosophers, we'll talk about the energetic box office- two films did over $40 million, very good for February; we'll talk about new releases, including another well reviewed animated film from Ghibli, Hayao Miyazaki's studio that gave us Spirited Away; an Oscar nominated documentary that sounds like familiar football turf, but is about so much more; a "chilly thriller" that looks like Fargo lite, and others. We'll discuss films we've seen on DVD, including the documentary Project Nim- "from the team behind Man on Wire comes the story of Nim, the chimpanzee who in the 1970s became the focus of a landmark experiment which aimed to show that an ape could learn to communicate with language if raised and nurtured like a human child"; Himalaya, a stunningly photographed fiction film about the forgotten people of Tibet; Paris, a love letter to the titular city we discovered after seeing the radiant Melanie Laurent in Beginners; and These Amazing Shadows: The Movies That Made America, which "tells the history and importance of The National Film Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflects the diversity of film, and indeed the American experience itself."
We're the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch and Bruce Miller "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions". Fridays at 12:30, rebroadcast Sundays at noon. Live stream @kruufm.com
"The last scene of a movie should occur on the sidewalk outside of the theater. What film and art can do best, is to continue to live after the experience is over." - These Amazing Shadows