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Jacob Burns FilmCast, Episode 8: The Best of 2020 (Part 1)

The Jacob Burns FilmCast brings the best of the big screen to your podcast stream! Join co-hosts (and fervent film fans) Mike Towndrow and Paige Grand Pré for conversations covering everything from new releases and awards buzz to cult classics and film history. Episode Eight: The Best of 2020 (Part 1) We’re barely three months into 2020, [...]


Jacob Burns FilmCast, Episode Seven: The Biggest Little Farm

The Jacob Burns FilmCast brings the best of the big screen to your podcast stream! Join co-hosts (and fervent film fans) Mike Towndrow and Paige Grand Pré for conversations covering everything from new releases and awards buzz to cult classics and film history. Episode Seven: The Biggest Little Farm We take another dive into the JBFC archives for [...]


Cinemania Student Critic Review: Supa Modo

by David Sapp, Cinemania Student Critic The 2018 film Supa Modo, directed by Likarion Wainaina, tells the tale of Jo, a young Kenyan girl with a terminal illness and a desire to be a superhero along with her village’s  efforts to make a film portraying her, as the superhero she idolizes. It is somber, yet playful [...]


Jacob Burns FilmCast, Episode Six: Apollo 11

The Jacob Burns FilmCast brings the best of the big screen to your podcast stream! Join co-hosts (and fervent film fans) Mike Towndrow and Paige Grand Pré for conversations covering everything from new releases and awards buzz to cult classics and film history. Episode Six: Apollo 11 Episode Six of the Jacob Burns FilmCast takes the first [...]


Jacob Burns FilmCast, Episode Five: Viva Varda!

The Jacob Burns FilmCast brings the best of the big screen to your podcast stream! Join co-hosts (and fervent film fans) Mike Towndrow and Paige Grand Pré for conversations covering everything from new releases and awards buzz to cult classics and film history. Episode Four: Viva Varda! Inspired by the Jacob Burns Film Center’s Varda retrospective series, [...]


Cinemania Student Critic Review: Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts

by David Sapp, Cinemania Student Critic All of the 2019 Oscar Nominated Animated shorts are brilliant, using unique techniques to make each one special. Memorable, the French short directed by Bruno Collet uses surreal imagery to portray a man slowly losing touch with reality and forgetting everything.  Also, it applies styles of famous paintings such [...]


Cinemania Student Critic Review: Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts

by Zachary Neilson-Papish, Cinemania Student Critic It is rare to find a single film that can tackle difficult subjects like Alzheimers, cancer, and China’s one child policy, yet leave you hopeful about the future. This year’s Oscar nominated animated shorts are nine such films that will have you gripping your seat eagerly waiting for the next [...]


Jacob Burns FilmCast, Episode Four: And The Winner Is...

The Jacob Burns FilmCast brings the best of the big screen to your podcast stream! Join co-hosts (and fervent film fans) Mike Towndrow and Paige Grand Pré for conversations covering everything from new releases and awards buzz to cult classics and film history. Episode Four: And The Winner Is… Co-hosts Mike Towndrow and Paige Grand Pré discuss [...]


Bong Joon-ho at the JBFC

by Digital Marketing Associate Paige Grand Pré Congratulations to Director Bong on making history with Parasite at the 2020 Oscars! Back in 2015, long before the success of breakout hit Parasite, Bong Joon-ho was an International Artist-in-Residence at the JBFC. During his time here, Bong lived and worked on the JBFC campus as he worked on pre-production—including finalizing the script—for [...]


Cinemania Student Critic Review: Little Women

By Clara Neilson-Papish, Cinemania Student Critic Little Women is a fantastic film portraying the journeys of four very determined girls as they grow into women and their perseverance to take control of their destinies. First off there’s Beth, the sweet and quiet girl who uses the keys of a piano as her voice. Then there’s [...]


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