July 12, 2019
Arlette Varda (1928 - 2019) better known as Agnès was a French filmmaker making movies from her own perspective in a male dominated industry. Her background in photography, a natural affection for more experimental art, and a spontaneous passion to tell a story led her becoming one of the major voices of the Left Bank Cinema and earning her the title of The Grandmother of The New Wave.
Aaron and Brad grab a baguette, strap on their chapeaus, and sip on their La Croix as they examine their own mortality in CLEO FROM 5 TO 7, learn the meaning of happiness in LE BONHEUR, punch Godard in FACES PLACES, and more!
May 16, 2019
John Daniel Singleton’s (1968 - 2019) first film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director earning him the honor as not only the youngest filmmaker but the first African-American to ever receive the nomination. His distinctive voice coming out of South Central Los Angeles would resonate what it meant to grow up black in modern America.
John was a kind man, a loving father, and a devoted filmmaker that provided a voice and message for those that didn’t have one. Aaron and Brad are joined by good friend and DMV MC PHZ-Sicks as they survive the mean streets of BOYZ N THE HOOD, pay off their student loans in HIGHER LEARNING, wear their finest Egyptian cotton for SHAFT, and more!
April 25, 2019
Lawrence George Cohen (1936 - 2019) was a pure, independent, B-movie auteur. A true DIY filmmaker always taking chances wherever he can and stealing whatever shots he needs.
Larry was the kind of filmmaker to throw everything he could into his scripts, never leaving you bored. Aaron and Brad get pool cleaning tips from BONE, discuss the paternal practices of IT’S ALIVE, can’t get enough of THE STUFF, and more!
March 20, 2019
Richard Miller (1928 - 2019) was that guy. He was the guy you didn’t know you loved. A character actor to ever rival the title. If you have seen a movie in the last 50 years then you have seen a Dick Miller movie.
Dick Miller was a Roger Corman staple at AIP and would later become the lucky rabbit foot of New World Pictures and Corman's acolytes. Aaron and Brad find their inner beatnik with A BUCKET OF BLOOD, disobey the three rules with GREMLINS 2: THE NEW BATCH, turn into a couple of ho-dunk, po-dunks in DEMON KNIGHT, and more!
February 23, 2019
Carole Penny Marshall (1943 - 2018) was a lead actress on one of the most popular shows in television history and would eventually find herself behind the camera. At first Penny did not feel comfortable behind the camera but she would find her voice as she would become the second female to earn a Best Picture nomination and the first female director to have a movie gross over $100 million.
At only 7 feature films Penny would find herself as a significant figure in the movie industry. Aaron and Brad watch as she is pushed into JUMPIN JACK FLASH, finds her voice on BIG, combines all of her passions for A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN, and more!
January 11, 2019
Stanley Martin Lieber (1922 - 2018) was the type of talent and personality that lived up to the title of the man, the myth, and the legend. A creative mind that created some of the most influential heroes in the literary world and beyond. His work would inevitably alter the way that we watch, anticipate, and create our modern cinematic blockbusters.
The comic book movie has come a long way so Aaron and Brad take a look at the pre-comic movie pining of MALLRATS, the first major blockbuster for Marvel's Mighty X-MEN, the latest and most innovative leap alongside SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE, and more!
November 29, 2018
Filmstruck (2016 - 2018) was something more than just a streaming service. It was on demand film curation for the film lover. It was the perfect blend of art, history, and culture. FilmStruck was a rare gem that provided film personally curated to fulfill all three of these.
The cinematic landscape is changing and it will always be imperative to give a platform to films like this that have no other home. So Aaron and Brad mourn the loss of Filmstruck by digging deep into how it got here and taking one last dive into the films it provided from the pioneering science fiction of THINGS TO COME, the acidic western of THE SHOOTING, the noir classic of OUT OF THE PAST, the booze-filled holiday of WITHNAIL AND I, and more!
November 3, 2018
Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude "Roddy" McDowall (1928 - 1998) started out as a child actor and worked his way through the Golden Age of Hollywood and beyond to become the legendary character actor that we know and love today. He rubbed elbows with the elite as he was cast into some of the most legendary movies ever filmed and still fit effortlessly into the exploitation films of the 80s.
Aaron and Brad dive into the grand Hollywood epic of CLEOPATRA, the often forgotten dystopian classic CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, the Halloween staple FRIGHT NIGHT, and more!
October 12, 2018
Burt Reynolds (1936 - 2018) was a true icon of cinema. Constantly working through the smaller roles in tv and westerns Burt finally found his niche in the late 70s and became the biggest star well into the 80s. He was the every man's cinematic legend. A man of the south and for the south. A cowboy hat wearin', lady slayin', Trans Am drivin' hero.
Aaron and Brad buckle up as they tear through Burt's breakout role in DELIVERANCE, shake the fuzz in SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT, cruise on into BOOGIE NIGHTS, and more!
September 14, 2018
Shinobu Hashimoto (1918 - 2018) might not be a household name but if you grew up as a fan of George Lucas' influential space opera then you owe the man a great deal of thanks. A screenwriter that helped pen some of Akira Kurosawa's very best work including THE SEVEN SAMURAI, IKIRU, THRONE OF BLOOD, and one of the main inspirations for STAR WARS, THE HIDDEN FORTRESS.
Aaron and Brad dive deep into the awe inspiring work of Mr. Hashimoto. Join Rest In Pictures as we find the truth in RASHOMON, the honor in HARAKIRI, the darkness in THE SWORD OF DOOM, and more!