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Cinebanter





Published: Fri, 20 Feb 2015 04:06:07 +0000

Last Build Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2016 22:25:21 +0000

Copyright: Michael W. Cummins and Tassoula E. Kokkoris
 



Cinebanter Special Edition - TASSOULA'S TOP 10 OSCAR PICKS

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 04:06:07 +0000

In this episode, Tassoula shares her Top 10 Oscar picks for 2015.

There are no spoilers, just basic commentary on some of the nominated films, writers, directors, musicians and actors.

Enjoy!


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_Special_Edition_-_Tassoulas_Top_10_Oscar_Picks.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter - TELEBANTER SOLO, TASSOULA'S TOP 10 of 2014

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:17:16 +0000

In this episode, Tassoula shares her Top 10 Television Shows of 2014.

There are no spoilers, but basic plotlines of certain shows are discussed ... so you've been warned.

Enjoy!


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/CinebanterTELEBANTER_SOLO_TASSOULAS_TOP_10_of_2014.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter Rewind - DRAG ME TO HELL (2009)

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 01:08:48 +0000

In this episode, a classic, horror-filled Cinebanter episode is revisited just in time for the Halloween holiday.

The breakdown is as follows:

  • 0:00 Intro by Tassoula
  • 0:32 Original 2009 Review of DRAG ME TO HELL
  • 28:54 Credits

We hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane!


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_Rewind_-_DRAG_ME_TO_HELL_2009.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter Mini Edition - BOYHOOD Q&A

Sun, 10 Aug 2014 03:28:12 +0000

In this mini episode, Tassoula shares audio from the Richard Linklater Q&A that she attended back in May. 

If you haven't yet seen the film, please be aware there are spoilers here (as the audience asking the questions had just screened it).


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_Mini_Edition_-_BOYHOOD_QA.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter Special Edition - SIFF 2014 RE-CAP

Mon, 16 Jun 2014 00:31:40 +0000

In this episode, Tassoula re-caps the recent 40th Annual Seattle International Film Festival. She shares her favorite documentary from the event, plus her top three films. The breakdown is as follows:

• 00:00 Intro
• 00:32 Tassoula's re-cap of the festival
• 10:12 Outro


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_Special_Edition_-_SIFF_2014_RE-CAP.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter Special Edition - TOP 10 OF 2013 (PART 2)

Tue, 29 Apr 2014 02:59:36 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula finish out their TOP 10 of 2013 with their Last Five and some listener feedback about their Oscar Picks and Predictions show. Michael also shares a special announcement. The breakdown is as follows:

• 00:00 Intro

• 00:32 THE LAST FIVE

• Break

• 33:54 LISTENER FEEDBACK (Paul in England)

• Break

• 42:04 Credits


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_Special_Edition_-_TOP_10_OF_2013_PART_2.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter Special Edition — TOP 10 OF 2013 (PART 1)

Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:12:53 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula disagree on THE WOLF OF WALL STREET and find common ground with CAPTAIN PHILLIPS as they announce their long-awaited TOP 10 of 2013. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 TOP 10 of 2013 (10 - 6) 23:01 TOP 10 of 2013 (5 - 1) 1:03:51 Credits & Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_Special_Edition_-_TOP_10_OF_2013_PART_1.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter Special Edition — OSCAR PICKS AND PREDICTIONS 2014

Sat, 15 Feb 2014 20:25:06 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula battle over their annual OSCAR PICKS AND PREDICTIONS. They also point out glaring omissions and respond to listener feedback. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 OSCAR PICKS AND PREDICTIONS (part 1) 11:45 OSCAR PICKS AND PREDICTIONS (part 2) 31:43 Listener Feedback (Bret in DC and Chris in San Jose) 44:04 Credits


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_Special_Edition_-_OSCAR_PICKS_AND_PREDICTIONS_2014.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter - 8th ANNUAL TELEBANTER

Sun, 12 Jan 2014 07:03:47 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula take their criticism to the small screen in the 8th ANNUAL TELEBANTER episode, where they share their best television shows of 2013. The pair rated two shows exactly the same on their lists. Can you guess which ones? The breakdown is as follows:  00:00 Intro 00:32 TOP 10 - 5 of 2013 26:42 TOP 4 - 1 of 2013 1:13:24 Credits and Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_-_8th_ANNUAL_TELEBANTER.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #128 - NEBRASKA

Sat, 21 Dec 2013 23:52:05 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula are underwhelmed by NEBRASKA. In The Last Five® Michael attempts to turn his daughter into a film snob, while Tassoula sees several flicks in honor of her own birthday. The final segment features the hosts responding to listener feedback about their show on 12 YEARS A SLAVE, and announcing January's show. The breakdown is as follows:00:00 Intro 00:32 Review of NEBRASKA 20:04 To Sum It Up 22:49 The Last Five 53: 07 Listener Feedback (Jordan in Boston) 1:02:34 Credits & Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_128_-_NEBRASKA.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #127 - 12 YEARS A SLAVE

Sun, 24 Nov 2013 04:08:04 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula wonder what they're missing in 12 YEARS A SLAVE. However, after finding some common ground in their review, all hell breaks loose in The Last Five, when Michael accuses Tassoula of spoiling two films during the segment. Michael also announces the film for December. The breakdown is as follows:00:00 Intro 00:32 Review of 12 YEARS A SLAVE 24:30 To Sum It Up 25:48 The Last Five 1:00:15 Credits


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/CInebanter_127_-_12_YEARS_A_SLAVE.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #126 - GRAVITY

Sun, 27 Oct 2013 05:06:09 +0000

In this episode, things get heavy as Michael and Tassoula review GRAVITY. In the Last Five®, Michael recalls a heartbreaking HBO documentary, while Tassoula sees one too many bad horror flicks. The hosts also respond to a new listener from Africa. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Review of GRAVITY 24:14 To Sum It Up 25:04 The Last Five® 56:05 Listener Feedback 1:01:02 Credits and Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_126_-_GRAVITY.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #125 - THE WORLD'S END

Sun, 29 Sep 2013 03:54:19 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula return to familiar British ground with their review of THE WORLD'S END. In the Last Five, Michael revisits a female favorite, while Tassoula is moved by a 9/11 documentary. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Review of THE WORLD'S END 13:14 To Sum It Up 13:54 The Last Five 50:50 Credits and Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_125_-_THE_WORLDS_END.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #124 - FRUITVALE STATION and BLACKFISH

Mon, 26 Aug 2013 05:05:56 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula provide a double header of reviews: FRUITVALE STATION and BLACKFISH. In the Last Five®, Michael gets to a few new indies, while Tassoula continues her bender of HBO documentaries. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Review of FRUITVALE STATION 19:38 To Sum It Up 20:16 Review of BLACKFISH 44:33 To Sum It Up 45:00 The Last Five® 1:01:47 Credits


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_124_-_FRUITVALE_STATION_and_BLACKFISH.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #123 - THE HEAT

Sun, 28 Jul 2013 23:29:03 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula clash over the humor of THE HEAT. In the Last Five, Michael dives into some HBO documentaries, while Tassoula takes in a mediocre horror flick. The two also respond to Listener Feedback about their BEFORE MIDNIGHT episode. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Review of THE HEAT 21:27 To Sum It Up 22:15 The Last Five 57:06 Listener Feedback 1:07:27 Credits


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_123_-_THE_HEAT.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #122 - BEFORE MIDNIGHT

Mon, 24 Jun 2013 05:09:50 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula are smitten with BEFORE MIDNIGHT, the third installment in their favorite trilogy of all time. In the Last Five®, Michael revisits a Paul Thomas Anderson hit, while Tassoula discovered a new European thriller. Tassoula also provides a wrap-up of her coverage of the 39th Annual Seattle International Film Festival. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Review of BEFORE MIDNIGHT, Part 1 20:02 Review of BEFORE MIDNIGHT, Part 2 46:49 To Sum It Up 47:25 The Last Five® 1:09:44 Tassoula's Top 3 from SIFF 2013 1:20:32 Credits


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_122_-_BEFORE_MIDNIGHT.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #121 - THE GREAT GATSBY

Sun, 26 May 2013 05:51:25 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula are relieved by the quality of THE GREAT GATSBY. In the Last Five, Michael revisits a film that caused one of the biggest Cinebanter fights in history, while Tassoula found some documentary gems. They also announce the topic of Cinebanter #122, which will come as no surprise to their regular listeners. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Review of THE GREAT GATSBY 25:00 To Sum It Up 25:41 The Last Five 1:02:26 Credits and Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_121_-_THE_GREAT_GATSBY.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #120 - RUST AND BONE

Sun, 14 Apr 2013 23:28:38 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula are disappointed by the critically acclaimed RUST AND BONE. In the Last Five, Michael discusses a flick from Cinequest 2013, while Tassoula sees her favorite documentary of the year (so far). They also share a few Listener Top 10 of 2012 lists and remember legendary critic Roger Ebert. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro • 00:32 Roger Ebert Remembered • 7:25 Review RUST AND BONE • 21:52 To Sum it Up • 22:30 Rust and Bone Listener Feedback • 25:42 The Last Five • 53:58 Listener Top 10 of 2012 (Benno and Jordan) • 1:09:11 Credits and Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_120_-_RUST_AND_BONE.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter Special Edition - TOP 10 OF 2012

Sun, 24 Mar 2013 04:05:34 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula deliver their better-late-than-never TOP 10 OF 2012. They also share honorable mentions and the worst movies they saw last year. The breakdown is as follows 00:00 Intro 00:32 TOP 10 OF 2012 (part 1) 21:29 TOP 10 OF 2012 (part 2) 33:03 Credits


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_Special_Edition_-_TOP_10_OF_2012.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter Special Edition: OSCAR PICKS AND PREDICTIONS 2013

Sun, 03 Feb 2013 21:33:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula offer their annual OSCAR PICKS AND PREDICTIONS. They also lament glaring omissions and recall their favorite moments from the nominated films. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 OSCAR PICKS AND PREDICTIONS (part 1) 21:10 OSCAR PICKS AND PREDICTIONS (part 2) 33:03 Credits and Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_Special_Edition_-_OSCAR_PICKS_AND_PREDICTIONS_2013.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter - 7th ANNUAL TELEBANTER

Sun, 20 Jan 2013 18:27:42 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula celebrate the small screen in the 7th ANNUAL TELEBANTER episode where they share their best television shows of 2012. They also feature a special "hate watch" segment, and in the Last Five, Michael is disappointed in an old favorite, while Tassoula cries her eyes out during a new release. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 TOP 10 TV of 2012/Hate Watch 50:45 The Last Five 46:27 Listener Last Five (Nathan in Lincoln) & Awards Commentary 1:10:40 Credits and Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_-_7th_ANNUAL_TELEBANTER.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #119 - SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

Mon, 24 Dec 2012 05:15:30 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula are divided by the sentiment of SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK. In the Last Five®, Michael confesses to dozing during one of the year's biggest hits, while Tassoula exercises bad judgment and sees a current horror flick alone. They also respond to a Listener Last Five and comment on the approaching awards season. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Discussion of SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK 18:01 To Sum It Up 18:28 The Last Five 46:27 Listener Last Five (Nathan in Lincoln) & Awards Commentary 1:02:24 Credits 


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_119_-_SILVER_LININGS_PLAYBOOK.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #118 - CLOUD ATLAS

Fri, 30 Nov 2012 07:00:34 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula are left empty by CLOUD ATLAS. In the Last Five, both hosts spend time in indie theaters for some new hits. They also respond to a Listener Last Five. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Discussion of CLOUD ATLAS 18:14 To Sum It Up 18:51 The Last Five 50:09 Listener Last Five (Craig in Queensland) 1:02:36 Credits 


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_118_-_CLOUD_ATLAS.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #117 - THE MASTER

Sun, 28 Oct 2012 21:02:05 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula aren't fooled into falling for THE MASTER. In the Last Five®, Michael has a case of deja vu, while Tassoula sees her favorite film of the year so far. They also offer a special Halloween Horror Bonus and look back on the scary films that impacted them the most. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Discussion of THE MASTER 23:45 To Sum It Up 24:24 The Last Five® 46:42 Halloween Horror Bonus 106:43 Credits & Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_117_-_THE_MASTER.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #116 - WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?

Sun, 23 Sep 2012 17:58:29 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula contemplate the camp of the classic film WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? In the Last Five, Michael explores some treasured French shorts while Tassoula laughs her way through a new political spoof. They also respond to listener feedback about their DARK KNIGHT RISES episode. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Discussion of WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? 12:38 To Sum It Up 13:30 The Last Five 39:31 Listener Feedback (Branden in Houston) 46:13 Credits & Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_116_-_WHAT_EVER_HAPPENED_TO_BABY_JANE_.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #115 - THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

Wed, 22 Aug 2012 06:18:40 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula suffer a battle of epic proportions as they disagree on the worth of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. In the Last Five, Michael goes classic while Tassoula takes advice from Entertainment Weekly. They also chat about the quality of movie theater experiences in our modern age. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Discussion of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES 31:53 To Sum It Up 32:30 The Last Five® 56:11 Movie Theater Experiences in the Modern Age 1:10:27 Credits


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_115_-_THE_DARK_KNIGHT_RISES.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter # 114 - TED

Wed, 25 Jul 2012 02:00:13 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula are surprised at how funny they find TED to be. In the Last Five, they enter a heated debate about the merits of MAGIC MIKE. They also respond to a Listener Last Five from one of their regulars, who is now all grown up. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Discussion of TED 16:55 To Sum It Up 17:34 The Last Five 58:28 Listener Last Five (Jordan in South Bend) 1:09:01 Credits

Special note: This episode was taped prior to the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado, so that is why there is no commentary about that, and there is discussion of midnight screenings near the end of the show. Our thoughts are with those affected by this tragedy.
 


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_114_-_TED.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #113 - PROMETHEUS

Mon, 25 Jun 2012 01:08:34 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula yet again disagree, as they review PROMETHEUS. In the Last Five, Michael tells a story about childhood and Tassoula shares a recent travel adventure. Tassoula also shares her Top 3 films and experiences from the 38th Annual Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF). The breakdown is as follows:00:00 Intro 00:32 Discussion of PROMETHEUS 13:23 To Sum It Up 14:11 The Last Five 42:27 Tassoula's SIFF Recap 56:13 Credits and Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_113_-_PROMETHEUS.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #112 - THE AVENGERS

Mon, 28 May 2012 05:26:31 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula harness their own superpowers, as they review THE AVENGERS. In the Last Five, both find Martin Scorsese connections in their lists. They also respond to Listener Feedback. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Discussion of THE AVENGERS 25:33 To Sum It Up 26:11 The Last Five 55:32 Listener Feedback 1:06:31 Credits and Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_112_-_THE_AVENGERS.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #111 - THE KID WITH A BIKE

Mon, 16 Apr 2012 00:12:27 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula hail a festival favorite, as they review THE KID WITH A BIKE. In the Last Five, Tassoula dresses up like Lorraine Baines McFly, while Michael suddenly finds chess interesting. They also give their share their opinions on TITANIC in 3D. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Discussion of THE KID WITH A BIKE 19:22 To Sum It Up 20:06 The Last Five 56:54 TITANIC in 3D Banter 1:17:28 Credits


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_111_-_THE_KID_WITH_A_BIKE.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter Special Edition - TOP 10 of 2011

Fri, 23 Mar 2012 01:32:30 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula bet that they are the last critics on the planet to weigh in on the TOP 10 of 2011. Michael also gives his report of the Cinequest Film Festivsal. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Top 10 of 2011 Discussion 43:28 Michael's Cinequest Report 1:04:08: Credits & Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_Special_Edition_-_TOP_10_of_2011.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter Special Edition - OSCAR PICKS AND PREDICTIONS 2012

Fri, 17 Feb 2012 04:48:14 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula surprise each other with their OSCAR PICKS AND PREDICTIONS. They also announce their plans for Oscar night, and their March show topic. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Oscar Picks and Predictions, Part 1 17:29 Oscar Picks and Predictions, Part 2 46:31 Credits & Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_Special_Edition_-_OSCAR_PICKS_AND_PREDICTIONS_2012.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter - 6th ANNUAL TELEBANTER

Thu, 26 Jan 2012 04:37:27 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula resume their tradition of rating the year in television during their 6th ANNUAL TELEBANTER. They also discuss the PARADISE LOST documentary trilogy. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 TOP 10 TV SHOWS of 2011 59:21 PARADISE LOST Discussion 1:22:42 Credits


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_-_6th_ANNUAL_TELEBANTER.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #110 - SHAME

Sun, 01 Jan 2012 03:01:21 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula fight with passion, as they disagree on SHAME. In the Last Five, Tassoula likes what she sees at the theater, while Michael makes it through another black-and-white classic. They also give their picks on those leading this season in award wins. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Discussion of SHAME 17:19 To Sum It Up 17:45 The Last Five 46:03 Award Season Roundup 1:06:01 Credits & Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_110_-_SHAME.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #109 - J. EDGAR

Sat, 26 Nov 2011 16:49:09 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula investigate the life of FBI legend Hoover, as they review J.EDGAR. In the Last Five®, both hosts return to their indie roots. They also respond to a Listener Last Five. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Discussion of J.EDGAR 20:40 To Sum It Up 21:22 The Last Five 53:00 Listener Last Five (Steven in Northern Virginia) 1:03:25 Credits & Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_109_-_J._EDGAR.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #108 - THE IDES OF MARCH

Sun, 23 Oct 2011 00:19:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula get their political junkie fix, as they review THE IDES OF MARCH. In the Last Five, both hosts explore new music documentaries about two of their favorite bands. They also respond to feedback about their most recent show. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Discussion of THE IDES OF MARCH 17:19 To Sum It Up 18:02 The Last Five 47:50 Listener Feedback (Anonymous in Sacramento) 57:25 Credits


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_108_-_THE_IDES_OF_MARCH.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #107 - CONTAGION

Wed, 28 Sep 2011 05:02:35 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula wash their hands compulsively, as they review CONTAGION. In the Last Five, Tassoula catches up with a few older documentaries, while Michael revisits the first R rated film he ever saw. They also reveal their top five films of the year so far. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Discussion of CONTAGION 21:47 To Sum It Up 22:44 The Last Five 50:27 Top Five of the Year So Far 1:06:21 Credits


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_107_-_CONTAGION.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #106 - TABLOID

Sat, 27 Aug 2011 22:11:13 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula rejoice in the return of documentarian Errol Morris, as they review his latest film TABLOID. In the Last Five, the hosts disagree about a movie playing in theaters now. They also respond to a Listener Last Five and Listener Feedback. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Discussion of TABLOID 13:34 To Sum It Up • 14:14 The Last Five 48:25 Listener Last Five® (Eric from San Mateo) & Listener Feedback (Chris) 57:09 Credits


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_106_-_TABLOID.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #105 - BEFORE SUNRISE AND BEFORE SUNSET

Sun, 31 Jul 2011 22:56:13 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula gush at their favorite pair of romantic films, BEFORE SUNRISE and BEFORE SUNSET, to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Cinebanter. In the Last Five, Michael sees a profound documentary, while Tassoula revisits one of her favorite Michael J. Fox films. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro • 00:32 Discussion of BEFORE SUNRISE, Part 1 • 24:38 Discussion of BEFORE SUNRISE, Part 2 • 40:05 Discussion of BEFORE SUNSET • 1:10:06 The Last Five • 1:41:54 Credits


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_105_-_BEFORE_SUNRISE_AND_BEFORE_SUNSET.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #104 - MIDNIGHT IN PARIS

Sun, 26 Jun 2011 22:58:13 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula imagine themselves in other eras during their review of MIDNIGHT IN PARIS. In the Last Five, Michael discusses the must-see film of 2011, while Tassoula indulges in several silly comedies. Tassoula also provides her report from the recent Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF). The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Discussion of MIDNIGHT IN PARIS 11:53 To Sum it Up 12:36 The Last Five 49:24 SIFF Report 1:05:59 Credits


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_104_-_MIDNIGHT_IN_PARIS.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #103 - CERTIFIED COPY

Fri, 29 Apr 2011 02:28:04 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula mimick old dialog, relationships and thoughts as they review CERTIFIED COPY. In the Last Five®, Michael has trouble making it to the end of a few films, while Tassoula continues her Scorsese viewings. They also answer Listener Feedback. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Introm00:32 Discussion of CERTIFIED COPY 16:17 To Sum it Up 17:15 The Last Five® 44:30 Listener Feedback 1:03:25 Credits & Outtake


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_103_-_CERTIFIED_COPY.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #102 - THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU

Sat, 02 Apr 2011 06:03:06 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula exercise free will as they share their thoughts on THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU. In the Last Five, Michael heads down a dismal path, while Tassoula revisits a 70s classic on the big screen. Michael also provides a wrap-up of the recent Cinequest Film Festival. he breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Discussion of THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU 15:54 To Sum it Up 16:49 The Last Five® 55:33 Michael's Cinequest 21 Report 1:11:36 Credits & Outtake


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_102_-_THE_ADJUSTMENT_BUREAU.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter Special Edition - TOP 10 OF 2010

Mon, 07 Mar 2011 03:31:42 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula finally put the prior year of cinema to bed with their TOP 10 OF 2010. They also announce their next show. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Top 10 - 6 17:44 Top 5 - 1 40:06 Credits


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_Special_Edition_-_TOP_10_OF_2010.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter Special Edition - OSCAR PICKS AND PREDICTIONS 2011

Sun, 13 Feb 2011 19:53:15 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula open their envelopes as they reveal their OSCAR PICKS AND PREDICTIONS for 2011. They also announce their next show. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Oscar Discussion, Part 1 15:13 Oscar Discussion, Part 2 44:33 Credits & Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_Special_Edition_-_OSCAR_PICKS_AND_PREDICTIONS_2011.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #101 - BLUE VALENTINE

Mon, 07 Feb 2011 00:06:54 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula exhibit their differences of gender during their review of BLUE VALENTINE. In the Last Five, Michael finds four quality films, while Tassoula is embarrassed by one of her choices. The hosts also announce the topic of their next episode. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Discussion of BLUE VALENTINE, Part 1 20:32 Discussion of BLUE VALENTINE, Part 2 42:47 To Sum it Up  43:32 The Last Five 1:20:06 Credits & Outtake


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_101_-_BLUE_VALENTINE.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter Special Edition - 5th ANNUAL TELEBANTER

Tue, 18 Jan 2011 04:01:05 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula take advantage of the last chance they'll ever have to argue about FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS and MEDIUM in their 5th ANNUAL TELEBANTER. They also announce what the film will be for Cinebanter #101. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 TOP TV of 2010, 10 - 6 17:09 TOP TV of 2010, 5 - 1 1:00:56 Credits & Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_Special_Edition_-_5th_ANNUAL_TELEBANTER.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #100, Part 2 - LISTENER MEMORIES AND MOMENTS

Sun, 09 Jan 2011 23:27:15 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula respond to the brimming mailbag and discuss their first 99 shows. They also share a clip they consider one of their favorite moments. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Discussion of LISTENER MEMORIES AND MOMENTS, PART 1 21:24 Discussion of LISTENER MEMORIES AND MOMENTS, PART 2 59:13 Credits


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_100_Part_2_-_LISTENER_MEMORIES_AND_MOMENTS.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #100 Part 1 - BLACK SWAN

Mon, 20 Dec 2010 22:42:45 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula pirouette into their 100th show with their review of BLACK SWAN. In the Last Five, Michael is impressed with a depressing drama, while Tassoula chooses some films based on their location. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Discussion of FAIR GAME 20:15 To Sum It Up 21:07 The Last Five 1:04:04 Credits & Outtake


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_100_Part_1_-_BLACK_SWAN.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #99 - FAIR GAME

Mon, 22 Nov 2010 03:55:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula blow their cover as they review FAIR GAME. In the Last Five, Michael catches up with "the show that got away," while Tassoula celebrates the 25th anniversary of her favorite flick. Then, the hosts respond to their first-ever audio version Listener Last Five. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Discussion of FAIR GAME 19:38 To Sum It Up 20:14 The Last Five 54:05 Listener Last Five (Norm in Seattle) 1:07:15 Credits & Outtake


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_99_-_FAIR_GAMEa.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #98 - THE SOCIAL NETWORK

Mon, 18 Oct 2010 04:02:22 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula confirm each other's friend requests as they review THE SOCIAL NETWORK. In the Last Five, Michael spends time underground with Ryan Reynolds, while Tassoula makes it through a lengthy Kurosawa flick. Then, the hosts respond to a Listener Last Five from one of their regulars. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Discussion of THE SOCIAL NETWORK 41:24 To Sum It Up 41:56 The Last Five 1:02:11 Listener Last Five (Scott in Florida) 1:13:48 Credits & Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_98_-_THE_SOCIAL_NETWORK.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #97 - THE AMERICAN

Mon, 20 Sep 2010 03:00:00 +0000

 

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula admire the Italian landscapes as they review Anton Corbijn's THE AMERICAN. In the Last Five, Michael enjoys a comedy that Tassoula recommended, while Tassoula gets angry at a current documentary. Then, the hosts respond to two Listener Last Fives from two different continents. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Discussion of THE AMERICAN 17:16 To Sum It Up 18:12 The Last Five® 45:24 Listener Last Fives (Miss Piggy in Germany and Peter in Virginia) 1:03:31 Credits and Outtakes

 


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_97_-_THE_AMERICAN.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #96 - GET LOW

Mon, 30 Aug 2010 11:08:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula eulogize the acclaimed dramedy GET LOW. In the Last Five, Michael is pleasantly surprised by a romantic comedy, while Tassoula revisits an 80s classic. Then, in a special bonus segment, Michael and Tassoula remember the impact of AT THE MOVIES and discuss their favorite film critics. The breakdown is as follows:00:00 Intro 00:32 Discussion of GET LOW 16:29 To Sum It Up 17:02 The Last Five 51:03 The Legacy of AT THE MOVIES 1:07:45 Credits & Outtake


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_96_-_GET_LOW.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #95 - MIDDLE MEN

Mon, 16 Aug 2010 10:52:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula unleash hardcore criticism as they review the porn-centric MIDDLE MEN. In the Last Five®, both hosts embrace the HBO documentary series and respond to a Listener Last Five. Then, in a special bonus segment, Michael and Tassoula discuss the future of film. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Discussion of MIDDLE MEN 12:39 To Sum It Up 13:09 The Last Five 41:49 Listener Last FIve (Melissa in Ohio) 47:05 The Future of Fillm 1:14:54 Credits & Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_95_-_MIDDLE_MEN.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #94 - INCEPTION

Sun, 01 Aug 2010 23:41:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula infiltrate each other's dreams of what a great film should look like as they disagree about INCEPTION. In the Last Five, Michael sees the film of the book he read this summer, while Tassoula catches up with the buzz flick of 2010. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Discussion of INCEPTION, Part 1 21:30 Discussion of INCEPTION, Part 2 45:34 To Sum It Up 46:09 The Last Five 1:10:09 Credits and Outtake


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_94_-_INCEPTION.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #93 - CYRUS

Mon, 19 Jul 2010 04:10:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula duke it out as they review the indie hit CYRUS. In the Last Five, Michael praises a recent documentary, while Tassoula celebrates the anniversary of a beloved film. Plus, the hosts respond to two Listener Last Fives from the Emerald City. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Discussion of CYRUS 19:13 To Sum It Up 19:47 The Last Five 48:50 Listener Last Five (Seattle Edition: Gary B. and Norm G.) 1:02:04 Credits & Outtake


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_93_-_CYRUS.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #92 - TOY STORY 3

Mon, 05 Jul 2010 22:23:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula reach for a hankie as they review the tear-jerker TOY STORY 3. In the Last Five, Michael changes his mind about a 90s film, while Tassoula delights in a new documentary. Plus, the hosts respond to a Listener Last Five. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Discussion of TOY STORY 3 23:31 To Sum It Up 23:56 The Last Five 48:10 Listener Last Five (Sarah in Vancouver, BC) 53:47 Credits & Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_92_-_TOY_STORY_3.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #91 - ONDINE

Mon, 21 Jun 2010 12:22:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula fish for a mythical selkie as they review ONDINE. In the Last Five, Michael dives into some classics, while Tassoula indulges her fondness for the 80s. Plus, Tassoula recaps her experience at the Seattle International Film Festival. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Discussion of ONDINE 17:48 To Sum It Up 18:27 The Last Five 48:59 SIFF Recap 1:08:21 Credits & Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_91_-_ONDINE.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #90 - ROBIN HOOD

Mon, 31 May 2010 12:17:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula aim their arrow at various targets as they review Ridley Scott's ROBIN HOOD. In the Last Five, Michael unveils a triumphant indie, while Tassoula revisits a classic novel. Plus, this hosts answer a Listener Last Five. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Discussion of ROBIN HOOD 20:09 To Sum It Up 20:43 The Last Five 43:39 Listener Last Five (Luke in Regina/Toronto) 52:54 Credits & Outtakes



Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_90_-_ROBIN_HOOD.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #89 - IRON MAN 2

Mon, 17 May 2010 11:06:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula bust into the summer film season as they review IRON MAN 2. They also deliver their Last Five and answer a Listener Last Five. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Discussion of IRON MAN 2 Break 23:33 To Sum It Up 24:08 The Last Five® 46:29 Listener Last Five ("Mr. Chicago") 1:03:21 Credits & Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_89_-_IRON_MAN_2.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #88 - THE SQUARE

Mon, 03 May 2010 11:27:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula gasp and jump as they recall the suspense of THE SQUARE. They also deliver their Last Five® and answer a Listener Last Five. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Discussion of THE SQUARE/WHAT WENT WRONG AT THE THEATER 24:53 To Sum It Up 25:34 The Last Five 54:25 Listener Last Five (Ty in Joliet, Illinois) 1:03:41 Credits & Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_88_-_THE_SQUARE.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #87 - THE CONVERSATION

Sun, 18 Apr 2010 11:46:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula listen in on THE CONVERSATION, a classic film from Francis Ford Coppola. They also deliver their Last Five and respond to the "Ladies Edition" of Listener Last Fives. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Discussion of THE CONVERSATION 19:50 To Sum It Up 20:24 The Last Five® 54:40 Listener Last Five® Ladies Edition (Laura in Brooklyn and Eileen in Berkeley) 1:10:57 Credits & Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_87_-_THE_CONVERSATION.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #86 - HOT TUB TIME MACHINE

Mon, 05 Apr 2010 11:43:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula relax in an 80s jacuzzi as they review HOT TUB TIME MACHINE. They also recap their time at the Cinequest Film Festival, resurrect the WHAT WENT WRONG AT THE THEATER segment and answer Listener Feedback. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Discussion of HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 26:25 To Sum It Up 27:01 Cinequest Film Festival Re-cap/WHAT WENT WRONG AT THE THEATER 47:23 Listener Feedback (Top 10 of 2009 & PRECIOUS star weight debate) 1:10:22 Credits & Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_86_-_HOT_TUB_TIME_MACHINE.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter Special Edition - TOP 10 OF 2009

Mon, 22 Mar 2010 11:06:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula at last reveal their TOP 10 OF 2009. They also address Listener Feedback from their BEST OF THE DECADE show and announce their next show topic. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Top 10 of 2009 (10 - 5) 21:07 Top 10 of 2009 (4 - 1) 49:38 Listener Feedback (Best of the Decade) 1:06:45 Credits & Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_Special_Edition_-_Top_10_of_2009.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter Special Edition - OSCAR PICKS AND PREDICTIONS 2010

Sun, 21 Feb 2010 16:44:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula cast their ballot as they reveal their OSCAR PICKS AND PREDICTIONS for 2010. They also announce their next show topic. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Oscar Discussion, Part 1 25:30 Oscar Discussion, Part 2 45:17 Credits & Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_Special_Edition_-_OSCAR_PICKS_AND_PREDICTIONS_2010.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter Special Edition - BEST FILMS OF THE DECADE

Mon, 08 Feb 2010 07:31:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula can't believe how different their lists are when they announce their BEST FILMS OF THE DECADE. They also announce their next show topic. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 BEST FILMS OF THE DECADE, Part 1 19:59 BEST FILMS OF THE DECADE, Part 2 44:50 BEST FILMS OF THE DECADE, Part 3 1:14:32 Credits & Outtake


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_Special_Edition_-_BEST_FILMS_OF_THE_DECADE.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #85 - CRAZY HEART

Mon, 25 Jan 2010 11:37:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula nurse a metaphorical bottle of whiskey as they review the country crooner CRAZY HEART. In The Last Five, Michael is wounded that Tassoula doesn't remember him sharing a favorite indie with her, while Tassoula is embarrassed she sat through the latest clichéd chick flick. They also comment on the recent GLAAD award nominations. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 CRAZY HEART Discussion 22:06 To Sum It Up 22:37 The Last Five 1:00:08 GLAAD Award Nominees 1:07:02 Credits & Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_85_-_CRAZY_HEART.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter Special Edition - 4th ANNUAL TELEBANTER

Mon, 11 Jan 2010 06:03:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula fondly look back on their top 10 shows of 2009 in the 4th ANNUAL TELEBANTER. They also share listener lists and announce the topic of Cinebanter #85: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Top 10 of 2009 (10 - 6) 17:33 Top 10 of 2009 (5 - 1) and Listener Lists 1:07:51 Credits & Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_Special_Edition_-_4th_ANNUAL_TELEBANTER.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #84 - AVATAR

Mon, 28 Dec 2009 06:49:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula venture into Pandora as they review James Cameron's AVATAR. In The Last Five, they both recall their thoughts on INVICTUS and a few small documentaries. They also respond to a Listener Last Five and announce their next show. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 AVATAR Discussion 28:50 To Sum It Up 29:34 The Last Five 53:04 Listener Last Five (Jordan in Greenville, SC) 1:03:09 Credits & Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_84_-_AVATAR.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #83 - BROTHERS

Mon, 14 Dec 2009 21:29:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula enlist for drama as they review Jim Sheridan's BROTHERS. In The Last Five, Michael finds a steamy Japanese gem, while Tassoula gets scared by one of her favorite holiday tales. In addition they announce the PIRATE RADIO giveaway winner. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 BROTHERS Discussion 31:52 To Sum It Up 32:35 The Last Five®/PIRATE RADIO Giveaway Announcement 1:05:03 Credits and Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_83_-_BROTHERS.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #82 - PIRATE RADIO

Mon, 30 Nov 2009 12:10:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula rock the boat as they review PIRATE RADIO. In The Last Five, they both discuss PRECIOUS, the "buzz film" of the year. In addition they announce the PIRATE RADIO giveaway. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 PIRATE RADIO Discussion 25:12 To Sum It Up 25:45 The Last Five®/PIRATE RADIO Giveaway 58:19 Credits and Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_82_-_PIRATE_RADIO.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #81 - AN EDUCATION

Mon, 16 Nov 2009 12:33:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula head back to the school of life as they review AN EDUCATION. In The Last Five, Michael is impressed with one of the Secret Movie Club selections, while Tassoula suffers through some duds. The hosts also respond to a Listener Last Five and mail in regard to their BRIGHT STAR episode. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 AN EDUCATION Discussion 22:55 To Sum It Up 23:49 The Last Five 55:34 Listener Last Five (Miran in Toronto) and Listener Feedback 1:07:10 Credits & Outtake


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_81_-_AN_EDUCATION.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter - GREATEST HITS, VOLUME 2

Mon, 26 Oct 2009 11:58:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula take a trip down memory lane and look back on Cinebanter shows 11 through 20, which aired between November of 2006 and February of 2007. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Introduction 00:57 Episode 11: Tassoula and her "re-casting" 02:37 Episode 12: Make for Refund 04:26 Episode 13: Type it, Tassoula 06:28 Episode 14: To Catch a Predator 10:02 Episode 15: Michael's Chosen Director 14:47 Episode 16: Live from Kinko's 19:01 Episode 17: Mental Gymnastics 22:55 Episode 18: Shut up! 26:24 Episode 19: "I might have insomnia, but you have narcolepsy." 30:11 Episode 20: The Epitome of Yentas 34:02 Credits and Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_-_GREATEST_HITS_VOLUME_2.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #80 - BRIGHT STAR

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 10:35:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula witness a thing of beauty as they review Jane Campion's BRIGHT STAR. In The Last Five, Michael enjoys some classic Hitchcock, while Tassoula immerses herself in U2 during a national academic conference. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 BRIGHT STAR Discussion 10:34 To Sum It Up 11:33 The Last Five 39:05 Credits & Outtake


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_80_-_BRIGHT_STAR.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #79 - THE INFORMANT!

Mon, 28 Sep 2009 12:04:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula follow the trail of THE INFORMANT! as portrayed by Matt Damon. In The Last Five, Michael searches for the ultimate in depression films, while Tassoula remembers the late Patrick Swayze. The hosts also respond to Listener Feedback about their most recent show. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 THE INFORMANT! Discussion 12:25 To Sum It Up 12:49 The Last Five 43:39 Listener Feedback 48:41 Credits & Outtake


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_79_-_THE_INFORMANT.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #78 - L'AVVENTURA

Mon, 14 Sep 2009 11:16:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula avoid current films to instead review the 1960 classic L'AVVENTURA. In The Last Five, Michael finds another freaky Asian flick, while Tassoula recounts two of the most romantic films in existence. The hosts also respond to two Listener Last Fives and Listener Feedback about their most recent show. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 00:32 L'AVVENTURA Discussion 14:10 To Sum It Up 14:35 The Last Five 49:15 Listener Last Fives (Nathan in Lincoln; Scott in Tallahassee) & Feedback 1:06:04 Credits & Outtake


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_78_-_LAVVENTURA.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #77 - DISTRICT 9

Mon, 24 Aug 2009 10:48:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula consider the moral and social implications of DISTRICT 9. In The Last Five, Michael dislikes one of his partner's recommendations, while Tassoula suffers through a horrible chick flick. The hosts also respond to two Listener Last Fives. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 DISTRICT 9 Discussion 16:32 To Sum It Up 17:09 The Last Five 42:36 Listener Last Fives (Dave in Baltimore; Jordan in South Bend) 57:02 Credits & Outtake


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_77_-_DISTRICT_9.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #76 - 500 DAYS OF SUMMER

Mon, 10 Aug 2009 14:26:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula spend 500 hours talking about 500 DAYS OF SUMMER, creating their longest show ever recorded. And in The Last Five®, Michael catches up with a bromance comedy, while Tassoula discovers an Australian classic. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 500 DAYS OF SUMMER Discussion 51:48 To Sum It Up 52:13 The Last Five 1:27:36 Credits & Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_76_-_500_DAYS_OF_SUMMER.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #75 - THE HURT LOCKER

Mon, 27 Jul 2009 12:07:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula blow up over the intensity of THE HURT LOCKER, then compare the work to BEAU TRAVAIL since both are war movies directed by women. In The Last Five, Michael watches a favorite television actor in a terrible movie, while Tassoula live tweets a guilty pleasure drunk. Plus, the hosts respond to Listener Feedback from prior shows. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 THE HURT LOCKER Discussion 27:52 To Sum It Up 28:30 BEAU TRAVAIL Discussion 36:00 The Last Five® 1:09:43 Listener Feedback 1:15:47 Credits


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_75_-_THE_HURT_LOCKER.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #74 - PUBLIC ENEMIES and DEAR ZACHARY: A LETTER TO A SON ABOUT HIS FATHER

Mon, 13 Jul 2009 10:25:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula raise a glass to their 3rd year together as co-hosts with a double show featuring PUBLIC ENEMIES and DEAR ZACHARY: A LETTER TO A SON ABOUT HIS FATHER. In the Last Five, Michael heads to film class with Hitchcock, while Tassoula honors the recently departed Karl Malden. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 PUBLIC ENEMIES Discussion 17:39 To Sum It Up 19:27 DEAR ZACHARY: A LETTER TO A SON ABOUT HIS FATHER Discussion 31:06 To Sum It Up 31:41 The Last Five® 55:11 Listener Last Fives (Scott in Florida and Cynthia in California) 1:04:02 Credits and Outtake


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_74_-_PUBLIC_ENEMIES_and_DEAR_ZACHARY.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #73 - DRAG ME TO HELL and SIFF 2009

Sun, 21 Jun 2009 04:52:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula gasp in horror at each other's reaction to the new Sam Raimi flick DRAG ME TO HELL. Plus, Tassoula reveals her top five movies from the 35th annual Seattle International Film Festival. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 DRAG ME TO HELL Discussion 27:13 To Sum It Up 28:07 SIFF 2009 50:38 Credits and Outtake


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_73_-_DRAG_ME_TO_HELL_AND_SIFF_2009.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #72 - UP

Mon, 08 Jun 2009 13:35:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula rise to this occasion by reviewing the animated feature UP. In the Last Five®, Michael demands that Tassoula see a specific documentary before he elaborates on it, while Tassoula revisits an early Pixar favorite. They also respond to listener feedback and agree to disagree on Eli Stone. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro  00:32 UP Discussion 20:31 To Sum It Up 21:23 The Last Five® 49:49 Listener Feedback/Eli Stone discussion 1:00:34 Credits and Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_72_-_UP.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #71 - BREATHLESS

Mon, 25 May 2009 12:31:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula reverse the clock and review the French classic BREATHLESS. And in the Last Five, Michael talks up a good film from his Secret Movie Club while Tassoula heads to the multiplex for a popcorn blockbuster. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 BREATHLESS Discussion 18:27 To Sum It Up 18:59 The Last Five 47:26 Credits and Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_71_-_BREATHLESS.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #70 - SIN NOMBRE

Mon, 11 May 2009 10:17:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula cross the border with the hopeful immigrants of SIN NOMBRE. In the Last Five, Michael becomes a Klingon, while Tassoula is brought to tears by a Disney movie. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 SIN NOMBRE Discussion 19:09 To Sum It Up 20:08 The Last Five 1:04:59 Credits and Outtake


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_70_-_SIN_NOMBRE.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #69 - LA DOLCE VITA

Mon, 27 Apr 2009 11:01:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula seduce their listeners with talk of the sweet life in LA DOLCE VITA. In the Last Five®, Michael takes the episode number to heart with a Breillat marathon, while Tassoula bravely weighs in on a film made my Michael's pals. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 LA DOLCE VITA Discussion 20:22 To Sum It Up 21:04 The Last Five® 1:01:48 Credits and Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_69_-_LA_DOLCE_VITA.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #68 - DUPLICITY

Mon, 13 Apr 2009 10:51:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula classify their conflicting opinions of DUPLICITY. In the Last Five, Michael provides listeners with deja vu, while Tassoula revisits the 50s—twice. In the Listener Feedback segment, the hosts respond to several Top 10 of 2008 lists. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 DUPLICITY Discussion 22:14 To Sum It Up 22:46 The Last Five 45:15 Listener Feedback (3) 59:56 Credits and Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_68_-_DUPLICITY.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #67 - THE CLASS

Mon, 30 Mar 2009 11:09:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula give detention to the filmmakers of THE CLASS, for unfortunately disappointing them. In the Last Five, Michael stays fiercely indie, while Tassoula finally gets to a show that sold out in 2005. In the Listener Last Five segment, the hosts respond to an overflowing mailbag. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 THE CLASS Discussion 15:15 To Sum It Up 15:43 The Last Five 41:54 Listener Last Five 55:53 Credits and Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_67_-_THE_CLASS.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter Special Edition: 3rd ANNUAL TELEBANTER/CINEQUEST REPORT

Mon, 16 Mar 2009 10:41:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula avoid current films for one more episode as they present their 3rd ANNUAL TELEBANTER edition, featuring their faves from the small screen in 2008. Michael also provides his report from the recent Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, and the hosts announce what their next show will be about (hint: it's a movie). The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 TELEBANTER Discussion, Part 1 11:18 TELEBANTER Discussion, Part 2 23:29 TELEBANTER Discussion, Part 3 41:28 Michael's report from Cinequest 19 59:37 Credits and Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_Special_Edition_-_TELEBANTER_AND_CINEQUEST_2009.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter Special Edition: TOP 10 OF 2008

Mon, 23 Feb 2009 12:12:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula, true to form, may just be the last critics to name their TOP 10 OF 2008. They also indulge listeners with a special segment "I Was Happy to Have Caught up With..." The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Top 10 of 2008 Discussion, Part 1 10:50 Top 10 of 2008 Discussion, Part 2 21:27 Top 10 of 2008 Discussion, Part 3 37:37 I Was Happy to Have Caught Up With... 46:10 Credits and Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_Special_Edition_-_TOP_10_OF_2008.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter: OSCAR WEEKEND 2009 LIVE BLOG ANNOUNCEMENT

Thu, 19 Feb 2009 13:55:00 +0000

In this announcement, Michael and Tassoula explain their upcoming coverage of the Spirit Awards on Saturday, and the Oscars on Sunday.


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter__LIVE_BLOG_WEEKEND_ANNOUNCEMENT.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter Special Edition: OSCAR PICKS AND PREDICTIONS 2009

Mon, 09 Feb 2009 12:05:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula lick the envelopes and seal their choices for this year's Oscar winners. They also reach deep into the Cinebanter mailbag to respond to Listener Feedback. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Oscar Pics and Predictions 38:12 Cinebanter Mailbag 51:20 Credits and (lots of) Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_Special_Edition_-_OSCAR_PICKS_and_PREDICTIONS_2009.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #66 - THE WRESTLER and REVOLUTIONARY ROAD

Mon, 26 Jan 2009 13:53:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula bring it as they review THE WRESTLER and REVOLUTIONARY ROAD. And in the Last Five, they both have something to say about Clint Eastwood's latest flick. The breakdown is as follows: 00:32 THE WRESTLER Discussion 23:58 To Sum It Up 24:54 REVOLUTIONARY ROAD Discussion 45:06 To Sum It Up 45:35 The Last Five 1:03:53 Credits and Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_66_-_THE_WRESTLER_and_REVOLUTIONARY_ROAD.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #65 - THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON

Mon, 12 Jan 2009 14:37:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula age rapidly while recounting the 166 minutes of their life given to viewing THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON. In the Last Five, Michael remembers the magic of Marylin Monroe, while Tassoula gets snowed in with holiday hits. In addition, the hosts respond to a Listener Last Five. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON Discussion - Part 1 17:17 THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON Discussion - Part 2 33:20 To Sum It Up 34:18 The Last Five 49:02 Listener Last Five (Aaron in Washington, DC) 1:03:07 Credits and Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_65_-_THE_CURIOUS_CASE_OF_BENJAMIN_BUTTON.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter Special Edition - SPIRIT AWARD NOMINATIONS

Mon, 29 Dec 2008 23:46:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula rewind the year in independent film as they reveal their picks for the Spirit Awards. Plus, the duo catch up on some of their mail in an extended Listener Last Five segment. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 Spirit Award Nominations Discussion 19:29 Listener Last Fives® (Dave in Huntington Beach and Glenn in Stoughton) 36:09 Listener Last Five® (Jordan in South Bend) 48:05 Credits and Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_Special_Edition_-__SPIRIT_AWARD_NOMINATIONS.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #64 - MILK

Mon, 15 Dec 2008 10:24:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula differ in their degrees of praise for MILK. In the Last Five, Michael excitedly travels to the slums of India, while Tassoula takes a lengthy trip through Australia. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 MILK Discussion - Part 1 18:04 MILK Discussion - Part 2 Break 32:58 To Sum It Up 33:34 The Last Five® 1:02:52 Credits and Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_64_-_MILK.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter - GREATEST HITS, VOLUME 1

Mon, 24 Nov 2008 11:57:00 +0000

In this episode, Tassoula looks back on the first ten episodes of Cinebanter, which aired between July and December of 2006. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Introduction 00:32 Episode 1: Finding our voice 02:08 Episode 2: Boy/girl banter about THE BREAK UP 07:17 Episode 3: Introducing Average Matt 10:24 Episode 4: Our first fight 17:49 Episode 5: Decoding (or not) a foreign indie 19:26 Episode 6: The one with the bird 24:27 Episode 7: Gender differences 33:35 Episode 8: About a girl 39:25 Episode 9: Tassoula's Beatle confession 40:59 Episode 10: Sarah Silverman, boys? Really? 46:07 Outtake reel: Shows 1 - 10


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_-_GREATEST_HITS_VOLUME_1.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #63 - CHANGELING

Mon, 10 Nov 2008 19:34:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula compliment Clint Eastwood on his remarkable recreation of 1929 LA in their review of CHANGELING. In the Last Five, Michael gets a sneak peek at the new Michelle Williams flick, while Tassoula registers disappointment over a well-liked indie. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 CHANGELING Discussion - Part One 16:12 CHANGELING Discussion - Part Two 33:12 To Sum It Up 33:58 The Last Five® 1:03:16 Credits and Outtake


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/CINEBANTER_63_-_CHANGELING.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #62 - RACHEL GETTING MARRIED

Mon, 27 Oct 2008 11:43:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula walk down the aisle of disagreement in their review of RACHEL GETTING MARRIED. In the Last Five, Michael repeats his distaste for the latest Spike Lee film, while Tassoula discovers a psychological thriller that she wants everyone to see. The hosts also announce what they'll see for their November 10 show (hint: there's some Oscar buzz surrounding it). The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 RACHEL GETTING MARRIED Discussion - Part 1 18:17 RACHEL GETTING MARRIED Discussion - Part 2 33:07 To Sum It Up 33:37 The Last Five 48:56 Credits and Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_62_-_RACHEL_GETTING_MARRIED.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #61 - RELIGULOUS

Mon, 13 Oct 2008 11:21:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula judge not lest ye be judged in their review of RELIGULOUS. In the Last Five, Michael registers disappointment in Spike Lee's latest flick, while Tassoula's list is influenced by a recent book she read. They also respond to a Listener Last Five and announce the film they'll review on their October 27 show. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 RELIGULOUS Discussion 27:42 To Sum It Up 28:24 The Last Five 46:51 Listener Last Five (12-year-old Charlie)
• 54:28 Credits and Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_61_-_RELIGULOUS.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter #60 - BURN AFTER READING

Mon, 29 Sep 2008 10:27:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula troubleshoot their problems with BURN AFTER READING. In the Last Five, Michael overcomes one of his embarrassing indie oversights, while Tassoula's trip to a cinema finds her in Michael's birthplace. They also provide an update on their current TV obsessions, and announce the film they'll see for show #61 (hint: it's a documentary). The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 BURN AFTER READING Discussion 22:19 To Sum It Up 22:44 The Last Five 49:15 Fall TV Update/Show Notes 1:02:40 Credits and Outtake 1:03:20 Post-show note from Tassoula


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_60_-_BURN_AFTER_READING.mp3?dest-id=29236




Cinebanter # 59 - FROZEN RIVER

Mon, 15 Sep 2008 10:49:00 +0000

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula sing the praises of Courtney Hunt's debut drama FROZEN RIVER. They also deliver their Last Five, respond to two vastly different Listener Last Fives and announce what film they chose for their next episode. The breakdown is as follows: 00:00 Intro 00:32 FROZEN RIVER DISCUSSION 26:10 To Sum It Up 26:48 The Last Five 41:31 Listener Last Fives (Jordan and Branden) 1:02:36 Show Notes
1:03:10 Credits and Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinebanter/Cinebanter_59_-_FROZEN_RIVER.mp3?dest-id=29236