Plastic Podcast

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Synopsis

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.

Episodes

  • #45: Personal Shopper, mother!, Paddington 2

    #45: Personal Shopper, mother!, Paddington 2

    22/03/2018 Duration: 47min

    Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks talk about the latest film by Olivier Assayas starring Kristen Stewart, Personal Shopper, Darren Aronofsky's mother!, and Paddington 2.

  • #44: Ex Libris and Get Out

    #44: Ex Libris and Get Out

    30/12/2017 Duration: 58min

    Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks talk about Frederick Wiseman's documentary Ex Libris: New York Public Library and Jordan Peele's Get Out. Plus Rob buys a ticket for a 17-minute movie by Michelangelo Antonioni.

  • #43: Lady Bird and Three Billboards

    #43: Lady Bird and Three Billboards

    30/11/2017 Duration: 49min

    Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks talk about two new films, Lady Bird (written and directed by Greta Gerwig) and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (written and directed by Martin McDonagh).

  • #42: Imitation of Life

    #42: Imitation of Life

    23/06/2015 Duration: 46min

    On this edition of the Plastic Podcast, Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks talk about the 1959 film Imitation of Life, a film made a half century ago when America still struggled with racial division, when posing as someone of another race might afford certain advantages, when racially-motivated violence could erupt at a moment's notice, and when people in the privileged class were often blissfully unaware of the social tiers they daily reinforced.

  • #41: Rewatching Movies

    #41: Rewatching Movies

    14/06/2014 Duration: 01h55s

    On this edition of the Plastic Podcast, Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks talk not about a particular film or a particular filmmaker but about an idea: what changes when you watch a movie a second time?

  • #40: The Act of Killing

    #40: The Act of Killing

    29/03/2014 Duration: 44min

    On this edition of the podcast Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks talk about the recent acclaimed documentary THE ACT OF KILLING.

  • #39: Her and Computer Chess

    #39: Her and Computer Chess

    28/02/2014 Duration: 50min

    On this edition of the podcast Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks talk about Spike Jonze's HER and Andrew Bujalski's COMPUTER CHESS.

  • #38: Line Describing a Cone

    #38: Line Describing a Cone

    05/03/2012 Duration: 50min

    On this edition of the podcast Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks talk about Anthony McCall's LINE DESCRIBING A CONE.

  • #37: Black Swan

    #37: Black Swan

    28/02/2011 Duration: 24min

    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

    #36: True Grit

    18/02/2011 Duration: 36min

    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

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

    02/02/2011 Duration: 33min

    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

    #34: AFI Fest: Certified Copy

    07/11/2010 Duration: 27min

    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

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

    06/11/2010 Duration: 27min

    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

    #32: The Social Network

    26/10/2010 Duration: 43min

    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

    #31: Exit Through the Gift Shop, Banksy

    04/10/2010 Duration: 28min

    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

    #30: Sherlock Holmes, Psycho

    21/09/2010 Duration: 45min

    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

    #29: Inception, Toy Story 3, Despicable Me

    07/09/2010 Duration: 33min

    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

    #28: Oscar Nominees, Part Two

    08/03/2010 Duration: 40min

    Rob and J. Robert continue their conversation about the Oscar nominees.

  • #27: Oscar Nominees, Part One

    #27: Oscar Nominees, Part One

    28/02/2010 Duration: 35min

    Rob and J. Robert talk about the nominees for Best Picture.

  • #26: The Coen Brothers and Chantal Akerman

    #26: The Coen Brothers and Chantal Akerman

    16/11/2009 Duration: 59min

    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).

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