Lucy Gellman

Episode 108: Black Panther

Preston Wilson, Lucy Gellman and Shawn Murray

Preston Wilson, Lucy Gellman and Shawn Murray

Description

On today's episode, host Tom Breen talks with Joe Ugly in the Morning Producer Preston Wilson, New Haven Arts Paper Editor Lucy Gellman, and Fantasy Filmball Host Shawn Murray about BLACK PANTHER, Ryan Coogler's much-anticipated Marvel movie set in the African techno-utopia of Wakanda. Breen, Wilson, Gellman, and Murray talk through BLACK PANTHER as a Marvel movie, a Black movie, and a movie about isolationist vs. interventionist politics. 

On the second segment of the show, the four play a BLACK PANTHER-themed version of Fantasy Filmball, where they recast classic and contemporary movies with the filmmaking team behind BLACK PANTHER.

Links

Fantasy Filmball: http://filmballpod.com/

Joe Ugly in the Morning: http://www.uglyradio.net/Home/joe-ugly-in-the-morning/

New Haven Arts Paper: https://www.artspaper.org/

Episode 99: Mark Oppenheimer / Lady Bird

Mark Oppenheimer at the WNHH Studio.

Mark Oppenheimer at the WNHH Studio.

Description

Today’s West Coast, High School, Romantic Comedy edition of the show all about a few movies that explore the highs, lows and confused in-betweens of teenage life, mostly told from the perspective of young female protagonists.

On the first segment of the show, host Tom Breen is joined by New Haven-based author, journalist and podcaster Mark Oppenheimer to talk about two movies that have had a profound influence on his understanding and love of cinema: Amy Heckerling’s 1982 directorial debut FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH, an ensemble high school sex comedy set in southern california and written by Cameron Crowe, and Crowe’s own 1989 directorial debut SAY ANYTHING, which brings the teenage romantic yearning up the coast to Seattle and follows one unlikely couple in the tumultuous summer after their high school graduation.

On the second segment of the show, Breen is joined by New Haven Arts Paper editor Lucy Gellman and New Haven Independent staff writer Allan Appel to talk about LADY BIRD, Greta Gerwig’s new movie (also a directorial debut) about a 17-year-old in Sacramento, California trying to figure out who she is in relation to her mom, school, friends and city, all of which she desperately longs to escape from in order to start a new life as an independent adult on the East Coast.

Links

Mark Oppenheimer's website: http://www.markoppenheimer.com/

Unorthodox the podcast: http://www.tabletmag.com/tag/unorthodox

Facebook Live video of the interview: https://www.facebook.com/NewHavenIndependent/videos/10155885885571228/

Episode 95: Loving Vincent / Nasty Women

Description

On the first segment of today’s show, host Tom Breen talks with Allan Appel and Lucy Gellman about LOVING VINCENT, a new animated film from directors Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman that gives the Citizen Kane treatment to the life of Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh: through a series of flashbacks and second-hand stories, we see the rise and fall of the troubled and inspired life of this eccentric painter, focusing in on the final days of his life in the rural French town of Auvers.

Unlike most animated movies, this story is composed of tens of thousands of hand-drawn oil paintings by over one hundred contributing artists, all simulating the heavy brushstrokes and ebullient style of the movie’s namesake.

On the second segment of the show, Breen is joined by Lucy McClure, Debbie Hesse, and Trish Clark to talk about the Nasty Women Film Event, a screening night of locally made feminist films that will be taking place at the Ely Center of Contemporary Art on Election day, next Tuesday, in honor of, or in defiance of, the anniversary of Donald Trump’s election as president.

Other Links

Nasty Women Film Event Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1962381047383269/

Episode 77: Mother's Day Movies / Their Finest

TERMS OF ENDEARMENT

TERMS OF ENDEARMENT

Description

On the first segment of today's show, host Tom Breen and WNHH's Babz Rawls Ivy celebrate Mother's Day by sharing on moms and movies, talking about everything from favorite cinematic moms to movie picks for mother’s day to our own experiences watching movies with our moms. For the second segment of today’s show, Breen is joined by New Haven Independent reporters Allan Appel and Lucy Gellman for a review of THEIR FINEST, Lone Scherfig’s new World War II-era dramedy about a female screenwriter recruited by the Ministry of Information Film Division to help beef up the women’s dialogue in British wartime propaganda pictures.

Episode 76: Food Haven

Description

On today's episode of Kitchen Sync, host Lucy Gellman is joined by Deep Focus host Tom Breen and local filmmaker Jim O'Connor to talk about Food Haven, O'Connor's new documentary that explores New Haven's rich and varied culinary scene.

Episode 65: The Founder

THE FOUNDER by John Lee Hancock

THE FOUNDER by John Lee Hancock

Description

On today's review-only episode of the show, host Tom Breen talks with Allan Appel and Lucy Gellman about The Founder, a new movie from director John Lee Hancock that charts the bullish rise of Ray Croc (played by Michael Keaton), an over-the-hill milkshake salesman from suburban Illinois who charmed, clawed, and exploited his way to the top of the American food chain through his expansion of the fast food restaurant McDonald’s from a local burger joint in San Bernardino, California to an international franchise behemoth.

Episode 62: Love Hate Relationship / La La Land

Description

For the first segment of today's show, host Tom Breen talks with local rapper Joey A.X. and Boston-based filmmaker Sev One about their recent music video, "Love Hate Relationship," which explores Joey's ambivalent, affectionate perspective on the city in which he grew up: Elm City. Tom is joined by Lucy Gellman and Allan Appel during the second segment for a divisive review if La La Land, Damien Chazelle's new musical that stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.

Other Links

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oN_10rZyBwk
http://www.killjoeyax.com/

Episode 60: Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers / Manchester by the Sea

Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers  (1980)D

Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers (1980)D

Description

On this episode, host Tom Breen welcomes "Kitchen Sync" host and WNHH Station Manager Lucy Gellman for another installment of their food and movies series. They take a look back at Les Blank's 1980 documentary Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers. For the second segment of the show, Breen is joined by Allan Appel for a review of Manchester By The Sea.

Other Links

https://vimeo.com/111386326

 

Episode 59: Green Room / Krisha / Nocturnal Animals

Jeremy Saulnier's GREEN ROOM

Jeremy Saulnier's GREEN ROOM

Description

In the spirit of being as prepared as possible for the Best Movies of 2016 show at the end of the year, host Tom Breen and Lyric Hall’s Joe Fay shine a light on a few smaller, critically-acclaimed movies that may have slipped under your radar when they came out in limited release earlier in the year. Jeremy Saulnier’s GREEN ROOM and Trey Edward Shults’ KRISHA are two low-budget, independent dramas that know how to make the most of confined spaces, unexpected violence, and the absurdity (funny, sad, inspiring, and devastating) of the stories we tell ourselves about who we are and how we act in extreme situations. For the second segment of the show, Breen and Lucy Gellman review Tom Ford's new movie, NOCTURNAL ANIMALS.

Links

http://lyrichallnewhaven.com/events/

Episode 57: In Search of Lost Films / Loving

Description

On today's episode of Deep Focus on WNHH Community Radio, host Tom Breen talks with film journalist Phil Hall about his new book, "In Search of Lost Films," which explores the many influential and intriguing movies that have disappeared over the course of the past century. For the second segment of the show, Breen is joined by WNHH Station Manager Lucy Gellman and New Haven Independent reporter Allan Appel for a review of the new movie, Loving.

Other Links

https://soundcloud.com/onlinemovieshow
http://cinema-crazed.com/blog/author/philhall/
http://filmsnobbery.com/author/phil-hall/
https://www.amazon.com/Search-Lost-Films-Phil-Hall/dp/1593939388
https://www.loc.gov/programs/static/national-film-preservation-board/documents/pub158.final_version_sept_2013.pdf
 

Episode 55: Hacksaw Ridge / Joe Fay

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Description

On today's episode of Deep Focus, host Tom Breen and fellow WNHH hosts Allan Appel and Lucy Gellman review Hacksaw Ridge, a new World War II movie from director Mel Gibson that stars Andrew Garfield as American Army medic and battlefield conscientious objector Desmond Doss. For the second segment of the show, Breen talks with Lyric Hall film programmer Joe Fay about his time working at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Dallas-Fort Worth and about two movies that have had a strong influence on his own understanding and love of cinema: Tobe Hooper’s 1974 slasher classic THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, and Joe Dante’s family-friendly 1989 horror-comedy THE ‘BURBS.

Episode 54: Frank and Caroline Mouris / The Handmaiden

Excerpt from FRANK FILM (1973) by Frank and Caroline Mouris

Excerpt from FRANK FILM (1973) by Frank and Caroline Mouris

Description

On today's episode of Deep Focus, host Tom Breen welcomes experimental animators and filmmakers Frank and Caroline Mouris and film archivist Brian Meacham to the show to talk about the Mouris' careers making movies, some reflections on the mesmerizing world of experimental animation, and upcoming screenings of their films at the Whitney Humanities center. For the second segment of the show, Breen, Allan Appel, and Lucy Gellman review the new movie The Handmaiden.

Timeline

00:00 - 43:02 -- interview with filmmakers Frank and Caroline Mouris and Yale film archivist Brian Meacham
44:00 - 59: 38 -- review of The Handmaiden

Other Links

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZm67rgUAfQ
https://www.facebook.com/events/964252377030216/

Episode 53: It Happened But Nobody Noticed / Denial

Jerry Lombardo (Thomas Breen photo)

Jerry Lombardo (Thomas Breen photo)

Timeline

00:00 - 38:20 -- interview with Jerry Lombardo and Eric Michael Schrader about It Happened, But Nobody Noticed
39:20 - 58:42 -- review of Denial

Description

This week's episode is about It Happened, But Nobody Noticed, a 2009 documentary from directors Jerry Lombardo and Eric Michael Schrader that documents New Haven’s punk and New Wave underground music scene from 1978 to 1988. Host Tom Breen talks with Lombardo and Schrader about how this movie came to be; some of the bands, venues and unique personalities that made up New Haven’s punk and New Wave scene in the 80s; and the ways that movies and music can intersect to help us understand this specific time and place in our city’s underground cultural history. The second half of the show features a review of the new movie Denial.

Other Links

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bu3hrc-sx50

Episode 52: Mark Schenker / American Honey

Mark Schenker (Thomas Breen photo)

Mark Schenker (Thomas Breen photo)

Timeline

00:00 - 37:20 -- interview with Mark Schenker about his new series on John Huston
40:25 - 59:44 -- review of American Honey

Description

On this episode, host Tom Breen talks all about the movies of John Huston with Yale dean and lecturer Mark Schenker, who will be hosting a 4-part series on Huston's movies at Best Video Film & Cultural Center in Hamden starting Sunday Oct. 23. For the second segment of the show, Breen is joined by Allan Appel and Lucy Gellman for a review of the new movie American Honey. Independent's website.

Other Links

http://www.bestvideo.com/prof-mark-schenker-returns-for-new-lecture-series-starting-sun-oct-23-how-to-read-a-film-subject-is-films-of-john-huston/

http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/kubrick_lectures_at_best_video/

Episode 46: Matt Feiner / Little Men

Matt Feiner (Thomas Breen photo)

Matt Feiner (Thomas Breen photo)

Topics

00:00 - 36:00 -- interview with Matt Feiner about Starman and The Girl in the Cafe
38:36 - 57:21 -- review of Little Men

Description

On today's episode of Deep Focus, host Tom Breen talks with Matt Feiner, the founder and owner of Devil's Gear bike shop and a New Haven-based visual artist, about two movies that he holds dear: 1984's sci-fi road trip movie Starman, and 2005's romantic comedy with a conscience, The Girl in the Cafe. On the second segment of the show, Breen is joined by Allan Appel and Lucy Gellman for a review of the new movie Little Men.

Video Links

STARMAN (1984) movie clip

Trailer for LITTLE MEN (2016)

Episode 45: Nick Palmer / Indignation

Nick Palmer (Thomas Breen photo)

Nick Palmer (Thomas Breen photo)

How to Listen

First Segment

Guest: Nick Palmer
0:00 - 35:45 - interview with CT filmmaker Nick Palmer about Parable Media, "A Bottled Rose," and FTMA

Second Segment

Guests: Allan Appel, Lucy Gellman
37:34 - 56:22 - review of the new Philip Roth-adaptation INDIGNATION

Description

On today's episode of Deep Focus, host Tom Breen talks with CT filmmaker Nick Palmer about his work on the 2016 48 Hour Film Project New Haven, the Film and Television masters program at Sacred Heart University in Stamford, and a few of his short films to date, including "A Bottled Rose" and the promo-trailers for "To Live and Die in L.A." On the second segment of the show, Tom talks with Allan Appel and Lucy Gellman about the new Philip Roth-adaptation, Indignation, about the son of a butcher from Newark, New Jersey who struggles to adjust the goyish, repressed American heartland of Winesburg, Ohio.

Video Links

CT Filmmaker Nick Palmer's showreel

Trailer for INDIGNATION

Episode 44: The Land / Hip Hop Movies

The Land  by Steven Caple Jr.

The Land by Steven Caple Jr.

How to Listen

First Segment

Guest: Lucy Gellman
0:00 - 18:30 - review of THE LAND by Steven Caple, Jr.

Second Segment

Guests: Chef the Chef, Lucy Gellman
18:30 - 44:39 - discussion of hip hop movies over the past 30 years

Description

On this episode, host Tom Breen talks to Bridgeport-based musician Chef the Chef and WNHH Station Manager Lucy Gellman about Steven Caple Jr.'s "The Land" and how the hip hop movie genre has evolved and grown over the last 30-40 years.

Video Links

Trailer for THE LAND

Episode 42: Rebecca Bombero / Wiener-Dog

Still from WIENER-DOG by Todd Solondz

Still from WIENER-DOG by Todd Solondz

How to Listen

First Segment

Guest: Becky Bombero
0:00 - 18:55 - interview with New Haven Parks director Becky Bombero about the Friday Flicks series

Second Segment

Guesst: Allan Appel, Lucy Gellman
20:45 - 45:45 - review of WIENER-DOG

Description

On this episode host Tom Breen speaks to Rebecca Bombero, director of the city's Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees, about a summer film series, and to New Haven Independent reporters Lucy Gellman and Allan Appel about Todd Solondz' new movie "Wiener-Dog."

related Links

2016 Friday Flicks Schedule

WIENER-DOG trailer

Episode 37: The Lobster / Yorgos Lanthimos Movies

The Lobster

The Lobster

How to Listen

First Segment

Guest: Lucy Gellman
0:00 - 48:29 - review of THE LOBSTER and discussion of the movies of Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos

Description

On today's episode of Deep Focus, host Tom Breen talks with Lucy Gellman about THE LOBSTER, a new dark satire from Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos. Breen and Gellman also talk about Lanthimos' previous two films, DOGTOOTH and ALPS, as a way into some of the key themes this idiosyncratic filmmaker is interested in: artificial vs. genuine intimacy, oppressive social regimes, and absurdist takes on judgment and punishment.

Video Links

Trailer for The Lobster by Yorgos Lanthimos

Episode 35: Mike Rhodes / Money Monster

Mike Rhodes (Lucy Gellman photo)

Mike Rhodes (Lucy Gellman photo)

How to Listen

First Segment

Guest: Mike Rhodes
0:00 - 39:29 - interview with CT filmmaker Mike Rhodes

Second Segment

Guest: Lucy Gellman
41:02 - 53:07 - review of MONEY MONSTER

Description

On this episode of Deep Focus, host Tom Breen sits down with Connecticut filmmaker Mike Rhodes to discuss freelancing, music videos, and the benefits and challenges of making movies in the Nutmeg State. During the second part of the episode, Breen also talks to WNHH Station Manager Lucy Gellman about Jodie Foster's new flick "Money Monster," starring Julia Roberts and George Clooney.

Video Links

Higher Learning: Children of the Underground. Directed by Mike Rhodes.

MONEY MONSTER (2016) by Jodie Foster