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ChatCast 61: Stephen R. Bissette on ‘The Brood’

ChatCast 61: Stephen R. Bissette on ‘The Brood’

April 14, 2020

Comic Book Legend Stephen R. Bissette joins us in the Dork Cave to discuss his new critical analysis of David Cronenberg's "The Brood." Yeah, you read that right. The artist who radically altered the landscape of comics alongside Alan Moore and John Totleben with "The Saga of the Swamp Thing" has just cranked out a nearly 700-page book on David Cronenberg's gnarliest confrontation on the pains of divorce and child abuse. Bissette brings a tremendous amount of insight as well as a deeply personal passion for his celebration of the 1979 cult classic. 

From P.S. Publishing, Bissette's gargantuan analysis of the film spins out of their Midnight Movie Monograph series edited by Neal Snowden. In a universe where Tweets tend to represent the heights of criticism, P.S. Publishing demands a much more considered conversation on significant works of horror cinema.

Be sure to follow the podcast on Instagram and Twitter @ITMODCast, and you can follow the hosts @MouthDork & @sidewalksiren. Next week, you can listen to some serious Swamp Thing convo with Bissette over at the Comic Book Couples Counseling podcast.

ChatCast 60: Cuddles and Rage on ‘Bites of Terror’ Part I

ChatCast 60: Cuddles and Rage on ‘Bites of Terror’ Part I

March 18, 2020

This week's conversation with Liz Reed and Jimmy Reed is so epic that it took two channels to contain it. It's our first-ever crossover event with the Comic Book Couples Counseling podcast. These two long-time friends are currently in the process of taking over their world as the dynamic art duo known as Cuddles and Rage, and next Tuesday sees the release of their new graphic novel "Bites of Terror: 10 Frightfully Delicious Tales" published by Quirk Books

We have read the book, and we promise that the saga of the Cake Creeper is a must-have for your collection. We would not steer you wrong. Pre-order now wherever fine comics and books are sold.

Cuddles and Rage are masters of "disturbingly cute stuff," and in this conversation, we discuss the construction of "Bites of Terror," including the practical, creative details as well as the influences that feed their work. Liz and Jimmy are like-minded movie maniacs, and it shows in every inch of their stories.

Next Tuesday, you can listen to the rest of the interview over at the Comic Book Couples Counseling podcast, where the conversation focuses a little more on the challenges and joys of working with your partner. 

Be sure to follow the podcast on Instagram and Twitter @ITMODCast and you can follow the hosts @MouthDork & @sidewalksiren. You can track Liz and Jimmy down @cuddlesandrage or visit them at their website www.cuddlesandrage.com

ChatCast 59: Brea Grant on ‘Lucky’

ChatCast 59: Brea Grant on ‘Lucky’

March 12, 2020
Brea Grant, star of 'After Midnight' joins us on today's episode to talk filmmaking and art. The Indie Dork recently went out to Los Angeles to host the Q&A's for the premiere of that film. He returned from the trip with a couple of rad conversations.
 
Brea gives an amazing performance in 'After Midnight'. There is a fourteen-minute, single shot in that film that is pure cinematic magic. We talk a bit about what went into the construction of that scene. We also talk about two of her other upcoming projects. She's written and starred in a film called 'Lucky', directed by Natasha Kermani. The film, meant to premiere at SXSW, will be showing at the Chattanooga Film Festival. Check out two episodes back where we talk with the festival director and then go buy your tickets! Join us at the festival! We also get into her latest directorial feature, '12 Hour Shift', which will be premiering at this year's Tribeca! 
 

Be sure to follow the podcast on Instagram and Twitter @ITMODCast. You can follow our guest on Twitter @BreaGrant and you can follow the host @WBDass.

ChatCast 58: A.T. White on ‘You Were Never Really Here’

ChatCast 58: A.T. White on ‘You Were Never Really Here’

March 4, 2020

A.T. White, the director of 'Starfish,' returns, and this time he's bringing The Best Film of the Decade with him. That's right, according to Al, the Lynne Ramsay directed, Jaoquin Phoenix starring violent revenge drama known as 'You Were Never Really Here' ranks above all others. Is he crazy? To determine that, we invited a dozen patrons from the Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester, Virginia, to debate the topic. The conversation is spirited, joyous, and celebratory of the craft we all so dearly love. You haven't quite heard an ITMODChastCast quite like this one, yet.

Be sure to follow the podcast on Instagram and Twitter @ITMODCast. You can follow A.T. White @MrAlWhite. You can stay abreast of all things happening at the Alamo Winchester @alamowinchester, and you can follow the hosts @MouthDork & @WBDass.

ChatCast 57: Chris Dortch II on the Chattanooga Film Festival 2020

ChatCast 57: Chris Dortch II on the Chattanooga Film Festival 2020

February 25, 2020

The Chattanooga Film Festival, accept no substitutes! We've been obsessed with the CFF for a few years now, and we can no longer imagine a year without it. As long time listeners, you're well aware of its glory. You new dorks, get ready to genuflect! A big reason why the CFF beats the pants off most festivals is Founder/Programmer extraordinaire Chris Dortch!

This week, we sit down with the cinema fiend to discuss why the Chattanooga Film Festival 2020 is going to top all previous years. CASTLE FREAK! Filmmaker Rob Grant is gonna destroy his movie, and you get to pick the weapon! Oh! And we get the scoop on a few new details about this year's fest that you won't want to miss.

Passes are on sale now. Click HERE. If you've waffled in the past, this is the year to correct your mistakes!

You can track all CFF happenings on Twitter @chattfilmfest, and you can stalk Dortch @cmdortch. Be sure to follow the podcast on Instagram and Twitter @ITMODCast, and you can follow the hosts @WBDass & @MouthDork.

ChatCast 56: Rodman Flender on ‘Eat Brains Love’

ChatCast 56: Rodman Flender on ‘Eat Brains Love’

February 18, 2020

Rodman Flender knows what's what. His career has spanned nearly every genre, as well as various formats. He brings a treasure chest of knowledge to this conversation while he's out promoting his new comedy-horror experience, "Eat Brains Love." We have a good ol' time in our favorite projection booth in our favorite movie theater on the planet - the Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester, Virginia.

We begin at the beginning, with Flender's forrays as a projectionist and the lost art form he deeply respects. We discuss how technology is changing the landscape of cinema. No doom and gloom here. We have a long conversation about his documentary "Conan O'Brien Can't Stop," and we close it out on the delightful blend of laughs and bloodshed discovered within "Eat Brains Love."

Flender's film is now available to download on iTunes, and you can track him down on Instagram at rodman_f. Be sure to follow the podcast on Instagram and Twitter @ITMODCast, and you can follow the host @MouthDork

ChatCast 55: Joe Begos, Stephen Lang, William Sadler, & Martin Kove on ‘VFW’

ChatCast 55: Joe Begos, Stephen Lang, William Sadler, & Martin Kove on ‘VFW’

February 15, 2020

We got the whole "VFW" gang on the show today! Last year at Fantastic Fest, we spoke with director Joe Begos as well as stars Stephen Lang, William Sadler, & Martin Kove about the gnarly, hellbent for leather, gory ass action film, and got the scoop on how the hell they shot it in under 20 days. For those missing the low-fi badassery of early John Carpenter flicks, this is the movie you've been waiting to see. We are massive fans of the film and encourage all of our listeners to seek it out. After this conversation, you'll be running to the Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester, Virginia, to take it all in on February 20th. It's a film you need to see with a crowd if possible.

Be sure to follow the podcast on Instagram & Twitter @ITMODCast, and you can follow the hosts @MouthDork & @sidewalksiren.

ChatCast 54: Richard Stanley on ‘Color Out of Space’

ChatCast 54: Richard Stanley on ‘Color Out of Space’

February 12, 2020

Richard Stanley is in the house! We continue to unleash our Fantastic Fest conversations held last year in the great state of Texas. H.P. Lovecraft + Richard Stanley + Nicolas Cage = "Color Out of Space." The film is one helluva wallop and lives up to its magical ingredients in ways we were not expecting, but thoroughly enjoyed.

Getting the chance to talk to Stanley regarding his obsession with Lovecraft and his desire to challenge the writer's nastier sensibilities was a true delight, and one we'll cherish for some time to come. We talk about why 'Color Out of Space' was the only Lovecraft tale he could tackle, how his mother influenced his artistic vision and the dreams that came to him as he was mucking about in such dark realms.

Be sure to follow the podcast on Instagram and Twitter @ITMODCast, and you can follow the hosts @MouthDork & @sidewalksiren. 'Color Out of Space' is now playing in select theaters. Be on the lookout.

ChatCast 53: ChatClub Session One

ChatCast 53: ChatClub Session One

February 11, 2020

A new monthly series in collaboration with the Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester, Virginia!! The ITMOD ChatClub Session One is an in-depth conversation focusing on four recent Alamo screenings featuring the thoughts and opinions of Alamo patrons! Each month we invite ALL to join us up in the projection booth to partake in the chatter.

This month, we discuss the recent Best Picture winner "Parasite," Pedro Almodovar's brilliant "Pain and Glory," the Still Awesome "Amélie," and the entire "IP Man" franchise. We offer a warm, loving environment where you can share your passion (or lack thereof) for these films, and spread that enthusiasm to others via the podcast.

If you missed out on the conversation this month, don't worry! You can join us next month on 3/9 to discuss this month's amazing #DenzelWatchington marathon. Be sure to keep up to date on all things Alamo Winchester by following them on Twitter @alamowinchester, or you can follow the Alamo Winchester Film Club on Facebook.

Don't forget to follow the podcast on Instagram & Twitter @ITMODCast, and you can follow the hosts @MouthDork & @sidewalksiren. You can follow Alamo Winchester programmer Andy Gyurisin on Twitter @Cinemabandwagon, and at filmclubandy on Instagram. 

ChatCast Oscar 2020 Rewind: Bong Joon-ho on ‘Parasite’

ChatCast Oscar 2020 Rewind: Bong Joon-ho on ‘Parasite’

February 10, 2020

Bong Joon-ho is a four-time Oscar winner, and we could not be happier! To celebrate, we're revisiting the conversation we had with the director right before his Fantastic Fest 'Parasite' premiere. This chat is, without a doubt, one of our most cherished ITMOD memories, and we can't help but reshare it with our listeners.

The 92nd Academy Awards was a historic night in cinema. We discuss the wins and losses of the nights, and what they mean for the future of cinema. Spoilers: we're feeling pretty optimistic at the moment, and we hope Bong Joon-ho ushers in a new era where the truly GREAT films of the year are awarded. Fingers crossed.

Be sure to follow the podcast on Instagram and Twitter @ITMODCast, and you can follow the hosts @MouthDork & @sidewalksiren.