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Andrew and Sam review a bunch of movies from November 2021 including "Bitchin': The Sound and Fury of Rick James," "Ghostbusters Afterlife," Netflix's "The Harder They Fall" and more. Follow @cinemandrew on IG/Twitter and @abhcinema on Letterboxd.על ידי Gannett
 
Every October, movie critics and fans weigh in on the scariest movies of all time, but what about the ones that personally scared you the most? If you've had your fill of discussions on "The Exorcist" and "Texas Chain Saw Massacre," listen in as horror experts Julieann Stipidis, Amy Paonessa and Andrew Shearer list their three scariest movies of al…
 
In this spoiler-filled discussion of the 2021 movie "Halloween Kills," Athens Banner-Herald arts and entertainment reporter Andrew Shearer talks to "Babysitter Massacre" director and slasher movie authority Henrique Couto about the unique way screen violence and character are used to responsible effect in the latest outing for Michael Myers.…
 
A review of Julia Decournau's 'Titane' recorded on my drive home from the theater. There are some spoilers, so proceed with caution if you haven't seen it yet. Starts Oct. 1, 2021 at Athens Cine, which requires proof of vaccination or negative COVID test for entry.על ידי Gannett
 
Jess Franco's exploitation classic "99 Women" had nearly 30 minutes of footage censored in some countries when it was released in 1969. Amy, Andrew and Kate take a look at the film often credited as kicking off the "women in prison" movie trend that lasted well into the next two decades.על ידי Gannett
 
Filmmakers Kelley Kali and Angelique Molina named the main character of their debut feature "I'm Fine (Thanks for Asking)" after iconic actor Danny Trejo, who hails from the California neighborhood where the movie was made, but there's an even better story behind why she wears roller skates the entire time. "I'm Fine (Thanks for Asking)" is schedul…
 
1971 cult classic "Harold and Maude" turns 50 this year, and it also happens to be OnlineAthens entertainment writer Andrew Shearer's all-time favorite movie. This is a recording made directly after his friend Xtina watched it for the first time, so things get a bit sniffly.על ידי Gannett
 
For her debut feature film, "No Ordinary Love," due on June 15, 2021, Fort Worth, TX-based writer-director Chyna Robinson took on the very real and highly sensitive issue of intimate partner violence and masterfully wove it into the cinematic medium. The result is a powerful viewing experience with an urgent message.…
 
Andrew hasn't been to the movies since March 2020, but the lure of Chris Rock starring in a horror movie was enough to get him back in a theatre. He recorded this podcast from his car directly after seeing "Spiral: From the Book of Saw." Which was scarier: the movie or going back to the movies during a worldwide pandemic?…
 
DJ Sean Swift is one of the few artists from the early years of the Athens hip-hop scene that’s still in the game today. From a bedroom in Stonehenge to internet radio, Swift is now spinning for a worldwide audience at www.djseanwift.com.על ידי Gannett
 
Why do we care about the 2021 Oscars? Because for once – and it took a worldwide pandemic for it to happen – everyday film fans actually got to see all the Best Picture nominees in the comfort of their own homes weeks before the ceremony. Join former Blockbuster co-workers Andrew and Sam as they give their picks and predictions for this year's "Sup…
 
Released the same year as "Star Wars," Japanese experimental filmmaker Nobuhiko Obayashi's teenage horror masterpiece "House," a.k.a. "Hausu" came out. Panned by nearly all critics in its day, the effects-heavy mystery was a hit with young audiences due to its expert marketing campaign, youth-centered story and wild visuals. Decades later, "House" …
 
From making music on a 4-track in the living room of Nellie B Apartments to performing on television in London, Athens hip hop legend Ken "Duddy Ken" Richardson helped put the Classic City on the map for the Southern sound. In this lunchtime recording from March 11, 2021, Ken speaks to OnlineAthens reporter Andrew Shearer about how his journey infl…
 
In this interview recorded on March 19, 2021, the one year anniversary of the launch of Kino Lorber's virtual screening platform, Athens Ciné executive director Pam Kohn speaks to Kino Lorber senior vice president of theatrical and nontheatrical distribution and acquisitions Wendy Lidell about the impact it had on keeping independent theaters going…
 
Shannon Smith is recognized by founding members of the Athens hip hop scene as the Classic City's first woman MC. In the first interview about her music since the 90s, Smith spoke to the Banner-Herald about rapping as a language in her early years, later experiences while advancing her career, and what lead to her current life as a counselor and ac…
 
Like the punk records and underground films that inspired and informed her tireless work ethic, Debbie Rochon is a rare find in an age where discovering a cool, obscure independent artist is an increasingly less unique possibility. In this interview recorded on March 11, 2021, Rochon discusses her early life on the streets, experience as a stage pe…
 
Also known as Frosty Freeze and Mustafa, Willie Wester pioneered the Athens hip hop scene in the early 1980s as an unbeatable b-boy, and returned home as an MC in the late 1990s following the consequences of street life. In this interview with OnlineAthens reporter Andrew Shearer recorded on February 13, 2021, Wester shared his incredible story of …
 
For his follow-up to the 2013 folk horror movie "Jug Face," Nashville-based writer-director Chard Crawford Kinkle involved local family and friends to make "Dementer," a truly frightening character piece set in a center for adults with special needs. In this audio interview, Kinkle tells OnlineAthens reporter Andrew Shearer about casting his older …
 
In honor of the 7th anniversary of the special "CultCore" episode series, Andrew speaks to Kate Owens just moments after she finished watching the 1974 Pam Grier classic "Foxy Brown," co-starring Antonio Fargas and Bob Minor, and directed by Decatur, Ga. resident Jack Hill.על ידי Gannett
 
A few years ago, Kenya Parham's career as a political strategist shifted to the film world, where she now works as a cultural strategist for films like "Judas and the Black Messiah," currently in theatres and on HBO Max. In this interview conducted on 2-23-21, Kenya spoke to OnlineAthens reporter Andrew Shearer about the important behind the scenes…
 
In this interview recorded on Feb. 19, 2021, OnlineAthens reporter Andrew Shearer speaks to Athens hip hop icon Darrin Ellison, better known as Elite Tha Showstoppa about the difficult road breaking into the downtown Athens music scene, having a heart attack onstage, and putting together his very first album.…
 
Writer-director Shatara Michelle Ford's debut feature "Test Pattern" is a feminist masterpiece that has garnered well-deserved (and hard earned) rave reviews in the days since its Feb. 19, 2021 release. In this conversation with OnlineAthens reporter Andrew Shearer, Shatara details how she made the film, Hitchock's influence, and what it means to t…
 
Considered "one of the architects of Athens, Georgia hip hop," Cedric Huff, aka Amun-Ra, details his early years as the scene was being created, how his style of music put him on the outside of mainstream success, and his views on where local hip hop is today. Recorded Feb. 3, 2021.על ידי Gannett
 
Korean American narrative "Happy Cleaners," the debut feature from co-directors Julian Kim and Peter S. Lee, opens Friday, February 5th in select theaters and VOD. In this interview with OnlineAthens arts and entertainment reporter Andrew Shearer, co-stars Charles Ryu, Yun Jeong, and Yeena Sung discuss their experiences making the film, its univers…
 
Award-winning actor Alison Midstokke's personal mission is to work for positive visibility for people with facial differences in the entertainment and fashion industries. Born with Treacher Collins syndrome, Midstokke's choice of film projects reflects her passionate activism as well as her desire to create original work. "Happy Face" is set for U.…
 
With theaters closed for the majority of 2020, movie fans turned to streaming services instead. Was it a better than average year for film as a result? In this podcast discussion former Blockbuster Video co-workers Andrew and Sam give their respective best of lists for 2020.על ידי Gannett
 
Though the 40th anniversary of Robert Altman's "Popeye" passed with little fanfare, Amy and Andrew really love it. This podcast contains fond memories of the film, a review of the new Blu-ray edition, a discussion of the careers of Altman and stars Robin Williams and Shelley Duvall, and our fantasy about one day visiting Malta.…
 
Austin-based writer and performer Christina Parrish has been in comedy for a decade, with an impressive amount of video and short film content to her credit. With the Nov. 6 release of her feature film "Call Me Brother," she tackles taboo subject matter with equal doses of hilarity and dark brilliance.…
 
My dad is the reason I love Halloween. He's also the reason I love scary movies. He's also the reason I took a job in the printing industry, which lead to a career in journalism. In this highly personal episode, I share my Halloween and movie-going memories of Roy N. Shearer II with my good friend Xtina.…
 
In some alternate, pandemic-free universe, Nia Dacosta's new "Candyman" movie was released this month, but in ours, it's been delayed until 2021. In this episode, Kate and Andrew revisit the first 3 films in the series, and express our ever-increasing excitement for the next one.על ידי Gannett
 
"Ghosts of Athens" author Tracy L. Adkins is interviewed in this episode recorded at Oconee Hill Cemetery in Athens, Georgia on October 23, 2020. Ms. Adkins discusses her first encounter with the unexplained, how she wrote the book, and reads the chapter on the Lyndon House haunting.על ידי Gannett
 
Stick to the road and beware the moon! Andrew and Xtina discuss what is arguably the best werewolf movie of all time, 1981's "An American Werewolf in London," including the themes, special effects, and a dark chapter of director John Landis' history.על ידי Gannett
 
Athens artist Will Eskridge returns to the podcast to talk Halloween costumes, '80s hair metal, and "Pärty Animalz," his new painting series opening Sunday, Oct. 18 via Facebook Live. Visit facebook.com/willeskridgeart for detailz.על ידי Gannett
 
Lane and Ruckus Skye are a married filmmaking team from Georgia whose new movie, "The Devil To Pay," casts Danielle Deadwyler in an intensely affecting, dynamic performance as an Appalachian mother caught in the middle of an age-old feud. In this interview, the Skyes talk about the care they took in constructing a responsible, yet highly compelling…
 
October is a special month for horror movie fans, and we're here to help you decide what movies to watch while you're stuck in your house. Horror journalist Julieann Stipidis (Monster Mania, Bloody-Disgusting) brings her top 10 favorite movies to watch during the Halloween season.על ידי Gannett
 
Jill works in retail. Andrew is a writer. Both love movies and have families who love movies. One has gone back to the movie theater and one remains hesitant. What's it like out there? Can you stay home and still support your local cinema? Perhaps most importantly, are you gonna pay $30 to rent "Mulan"?…
 
Thomas Bauer's newly-released documentary feature, "Athens, Georgia: Over/Under" is a personal account of his time living in a city known for its vibrant music scene, but might also function as a kind of timeline for the death of its DIY culture. In this interview, Bauer speaks to Arts & Entertainment writer Andrew Shearer about the nearly decade-l…
 
Recording artist Wix Patton is a gifted storyteller, and his journey from aspiring musician to college football at the University of Georgia to a career in hip-hop is one that is best heard from the source. In this interview recorded on July 9th, 2020, OnlineAthens Arts & Entertainment writer Andrew Shearer spoke to Patton about how it all happened…
 
Atlanta-based comedian brought his one-man show "The Magic Negro and Other Blackness" to Athens last fall. Now, he's taken his abilities as a writer and stage performer into the world of short subject videos with "Green Eggs and the N-Word" and "MARTA Comes to Cobb County." In this interview, Kendall explains his thoughtful approach to using this n…
 
Since we couldn't go for our traditional Father's Day dinner and a movie, I invited my 7-year-old to spend 15 minutes talking with me about our favorite films. She had so much fun, I decided to tack on a bonus half hour of us going through her entire movie collection.על ידי Gannett
 
What's it like to be a female horror journalist in the social media age? Julieann Stipidis (Bloody Disgusting, Fangoria, Nightmarish Conjurings) discusses her background as a horror fan and writer, navigating the minefield of online comments, and her focus on putting in good work.על ידי Gannett
 
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