movie talk

  • Fri
    Aug 08
    12:30 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Sun
    Aug 10
    11:30 am -
    12:00 pm

The Filmosophers Movie Talk

We've championed the fact that we're in a golden age of documentaries. There's Finding Vivian Maier posteran intriguing example opening at the Orpheum Theatre Friday: Finding Vivian Maier. "Who is Vivian Maier? Now considered one of the 20th century's greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime. Since buying her work by chance at auction, amateur historian John Maloof has crusaded to put this prolific photographer in the history books. Maier's strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never-before-seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her." - IFC. This is getting great reviews: "A penetrating exploration of the link between art and obsession, and a major discovery of a 20th-century master." - Boston Herald "This may be the most pleasurable 83 minutes you will spend in a theater this year." - Minn. Star Tribune. "An exciting electric current of discovery runs through "Finding Vivian Maier," a documentary about a street photographer who never exhibited her work." - N.Y. Times.

As for the new releases, our interest in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is not in the karate-trained amphibian's battles, but the battle to see if the film's opening will do more business than Guardians Of The Galaxy's second weekend, which made the most money ever for an August debut. The "tracking" is very close. For us, that's the real battle... :) We'll discuss that, what we've seen and more, on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller, where "we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Fridays at 12:30 PM, again Sunday mornings, 11:30. "It all starts so innocently for John Maloof when he bids on a random selection of photographs, which turn out to yield a fabulous collection from a photographer he had never heard of before... Vivian Maier."

  • Fri
    Jan 31
    1:30 pm -
    2:00 pm
  • Sun
    Feb 02
    12:30 pm -
    1:00 pm

The Filmosophers Movie Talk

"The Great Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The intelligently observed and The Great Beauty posterstaggeringly beautiful Italian foreign-language Oscar nominee is about life, death and the search for the things that give meaning to both." And it opens Friday at the Orpheum Theatre in Fairfield. This is exciting, and is to be seriously considered by film fans as a big screen must-see. Especially when it's actually showing on a big screen near you - right here in Fairfield's cultural district! "Dazzlingly ambitious, beautifully filmed, and thoroughly enthralling, The Great Beauty offers virtuoso filmmaking from the great Italian director Paolo Sorrentino." "It's not often that we feel ravaged by a film, but The Great Beauty is a ravager, a spectacular odyssey of emotion and intellect and sensuality through the rich, contradictory and self indulgent world of The Eternal City." The raves for this Best Foreign Language Oscar nominated film go on and on. "The Great Beauty is drop-dead gorgeous, a film that is luxuriously, seductively, stunningly cinematic."- Kenneth Turan, L.A. Times

Also hear about new releases, the box office and what we've seen, on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch and Bruce Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions". Fridays at 12:30 PM, again Sunday mornings at 11:30. "Beyond there is what lies beyond. And I don't deal with what lies beyond. Therefore... let this novel begin. After all... it's just a trick. Yes, it's just a trick..."- The Great Beauty<

  • Fri
    Oct 04
    12:30 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Sun
    Oct 06
    9:00 am -
    9:30 am

The Filmosophers Movie Talk

In honor of the 40th anniversary closing of Parsons College, Fairfield's Orpheum Theatre is showing Midnight Cowboy for one week, starting Friday. The students who graduated that final year would have been freshmen when this Best Picture Academy Award winner opened in 1969. Also, Night Of The Living Dead will show Friday & Saturday at midnight. George A. Romero's debut "set the template for the zombie film." 

We're stoked about Gravity, "directed by Oscar nominee Alfonso Cuaron, staring Oscar winners Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in a heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space." This is an absolute must-see for film fans. Please experience Gravity on the biggest & best movie venue possible. "Words can do little to convey the visual astonishment this space opera creates. It is a film whose impact must be experienced in 3-D on a theatrical screen to be fully understood."- Kenneth Turan, L.A. Times. "In one form or another, motion pictures have been with us since the middle of the 19th century, but there's never been one like Gravity."- Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal." This isn't just the best-looking film of the year, it's one of the most awe-inspiring achievements in the history of special-effects cinema."- Time Out. We suggest watching in it 3D, Dolby Atmos sound on the three story high, 55 foot wide screen at the Palms 10 Theatres in Muscatine, Iowa's newest theater offering the latest in movie technology.

We'll talk about that, Ron Howard's Rush and more, on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch and Bruce Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Friday at 12:30 Central, again Sunday morning at 9:00. "I haven't yet fully recovered." Stephanie Zacharek, Village Voice, on Gravity

  • Fri
    Nov 02
    12:30 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Sun
    Nov 04
    10:00 am -
    10:30 am

The Filmosophers Movie Talk

No school Friday so Shane will be in the house. He'll contribute his impression of Cloud Atlas and relate news about an iconic film franchise that's eliciting strong emotional response. We saw two intriguing and unique animated films: the Oscar nominated A Cat In Paris andKirikou And The Sorceress (image) Kirikou And The Sorceress (image), the former with a jazzy score by Serge Besset, the latter with music by acclaimed Senegalese musician Youssou N'Dour. We'll talk about it. 

November begins a time when films of various levels of esteem are opening every weekend, including Steven Spielberg's Lincoln November 9th. 

We'll keep you posted on The Orpheum, Fairfield's new movie theater, opening sooner than many folks anticipated. This Filmosopher knew in his heart that conscious awareness coupled with a desire would, as KRUU did, result in a fulfilling and timely manifestation. We're the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch, Shane & Bruce Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Fridays at 12:30 Central, again Sunday mornings at 9:00. Kirikou...- "Ingenious, comical and beautifully original."

  • Fri
    Jul 27
    12:30 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Sun
    Jul 29
    9:00 am -
    9:30 am

The Filmosophers Movie Talk

Searching For Sugar Man poster

The buzz on the "wide" movie releases this weekend: The Watch ("disappointment") and Step Up Revolution ("chaotic formlessness") are poor. That's balanced with intriguing indie and documentary films the Filmosophers enjoy alerting you to. Start with Ruby Sparks, from the Little Miss Sunshine folks- "The great romantic gem of the summer, a diamond in the rough that bends genres and trips up expectations." There's the fascinating documentary Searching For Sugar Man, which "tells the true story of the greatest '70s U.S. rock icon who never was, how he was rediscovered in a far off land and finally became the legend he always deserved to be. "The strangeness of truth compared to the limits of the human imagination gets a crystalline demonstration in Searching for Sugar Man. "A gloriously inspirational comeback tale." (click on "Read More" to continue)

  • Fri
    Jun 01
    12:30 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Sun
    Jun 03
    12:00 pm -
    12:30 pm

The Filmosophers Movie Talk

Arrietty posterAlice Cooper, sing it: School's out for the summer! That means Filmosopher junior reviewer Shane Miller will be in the studio. Just in time, too as we saw the latest animated treasure from Hayao Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away): The Secret World of Arrietty. These are films Shane and I have grown to love, and Arrietty is no exception. Folks are noting Pixar is releasing it's first film with a female hero: Brave (6/22). Miyazaki and Ghibli have been doing this since Kiki's Delivery Service in 1989. Arrietty continues that evolved perspective: "Studio Ghibli's best film since Miyazaki's eco-fable masterpiece Spirited Away. Its story is impeccably paced, its look beautifully imagined, and its drama perfectly built-up. Bristles, underfoot, with some delightful feminism and environmentalism."

We'll talk about that, the latest blockbuster releases and the wonderfully filmosophical Certified Copy, starring a radiant Juliette Binoche. We're the Filmosophers, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions". Fridays at 12:30 PM Central, rebroadcast Sundays at noon.

  • Fri
    Apr 27
    12:30 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Sun
    Apr 29
    12:00 pm -
    12:30 pm

The Filmosophers Movie Talk

Moving closer to summer is an exciting time for movie and film fans curious about The Dark Knight Rises posterthe big deal, big bang, big budget blockbusters coming soon. Chris Busch and I will begin our annual summer movie preview which, at 28 minutes a show, will take  a few weeks to cover. Our most joyful once-in-a-while co-host Big Al Green will join in next week. We'll also begin our annual box office handicapping. What will be the box office champ for 2012? At first glance it's easy to label The Dark Knight Rises "The epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy" the clear fave. But as friend and theater owner Jim Nicholas replied:  "I agree with you that Batman will be #1, but I’m not sure it’s a slam dunk."

Also hear about the new releases, DVDs and what we've seen. Oh and, what's the difference between a movie and a film? It's all subjective of course, but two examples for this Filmosopher: Jaws is a very good movie; To Kill A Mockingbird a very good film. We usually see more movies released in the summer and more films in the fall (awards season). We're The Filmosophers Movie Talk show, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions", Fridays at 12:30 PM Central, repeated Sundays at noon. Live stream @kruufm.com

"Boo was our neighbor. He gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a knife, and our lives." - Scout, To Kill A Mockingbird 

 "You're gonna need a bigger boat." - Brody, Jaws  

  • Fri
    Apr 13
    12:30 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Sun
    Apr 15
    12:00 pm -
    12:30 pm

The Filmosophers Movie Talk

This weekend Big Al Green joins us in the studio. We'll start with last week's box office. Ben Foster "Here"Will you be surprised to hear the incredible numbers Hunger Games is putting up?

The new releases includes The Three Stooges, a project the Farrelly Brothers (There's Something About Mary) began working on over a decade ago. As a fan when I  was a youngster, I wish the buzz was just a little better. We'll alert you to other new films of note, including Here, starring Fairfield's Ben Foster (pictured w/ Lubna Azabal). I love road films and this one sounds intriguing- "Set against the gorgeous landscape of Armenia, Here chronicles a brief but intense relationship between an American satellite-mapping engineer (Foster) and an expatriate photographer (Azabal) who impulsively decide to travel across the remote countryside. (click "Read More")

  • Fri
    Sep 30
    12:30 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Sun
    Oct 02
    12:00 pm -
    12:30 pm

The Filmosophers Movie Talk

The David Lynch Foundation is pleased to announce an exclusive preview screening of Living in the Material World, the new documentary on the life of George Harrison, directed by Academy Award winner Martin Scorsese. Martin and Olivia Harrison are great friends and supporters of the David Lynch Foundation and offered the film to be used for a benefit event. The movie will be shown at the Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts this Sunday evening, October 2nd at 7:00pm.

Extraordinary footage from both the Beatles George Harrison posterera and post-'60s period, along with revelatory, often beguiling commentary from a host of intimates and a treasure trove of musical delights, combine to create a personality portrait of welcome depth about a musical giant who often seemed to stand a bit in the shadows of his more exuberant peers. The film is 209 minutes long and will be shown in two parts with a 15-minute intermission.

This will be an inspiring experience for anyone who's enjoyed the Beatles music, even more so for those who grew up listening to the Beatles. But for those of us who are all that and resonate with George's spiritual path, this evening together at the Sondheim will be extraordinary. See the trailer at georgeharrison.com

We'll talk about that, new releases, what we've seen and more, on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch and Bruce Miller "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions."

"People always say I'm the Beatle who changed the most.
But really, that's what I see life's about." - George Harrison

  • Fri
    Sep 17
    12:30 pm -
    1:00 pm

Filmosophers

Last night I watched the delightful documentary Herb & Dorothy that co-host Chris Busch found, about "the most important contemporary art collectors you have never heard of." A leisurely yet fascinating look at an extraordinary New York couple of modest means who have "defied stereotypes and redefined what it means to be a patron of the arts." I was, as titled in another great doc about graphic artist Milton Glaser: "informed and delighted." Herb & Dorothy are people many would look at and judge to be... uninterested in the subtle layers of life, uninspired, perhaps even not very awake. You see Herb and it looks like he's just staring out into nowhere. He's unassuming, repeatedly gives credit and deference to Dorothy. Then as you learn about them, and hear the  descriptions from several respected artists you begin to understand just how Awake they Are. [Click on Read More below to continue...]