Best Worst Podcast, Episode Two

Welcome to Best Worst Podcast, covering the best and worst of cinema.
Aside from referencing Michael Stephenson’s 2009 documentary on the Troll 2 phenomenon, the podcast’s name refers to
our love of and interest in discussing both the very best of challenging auteurist cinema and the very worst of Z-grade trash!


25 Films in only 9 minutes!

That’s right, just to confound you in this second episode, your hosts Jacob and Doug throw together a quickfire mid-fest report from the midst of New Zealand International Film Festival’s 2011 programme.

Recorded between screenings in a darkened alcove behind the Sky City Theatre, the boys dispense with lengthy informed discussion and give knee-jerk “thumbs up”/”thumbs down” responses to the 25 films they’ve seen thus far.

NZIFF 2011 films discussed: Attenberg; Sleeping BeautyThe Innkeepers; Terri; Page One; Submarine, and many, many more.

Doug Dillaman is a musician, filmmaker and cinephile who spends his days working as a film & television video editor.

Jacob Powell is a cinephile who works as a ‘media librarian’ dealing with archiving & delivery of digital media and who moonlights as a freelance writer/film critic.

The New Zealand International Film Festivals began on July 14 in Auckland; they start in Wellington on July 29, then travel to Dunedin, Christchurch, Palmerston North, and Hamilton throughout August, and Nelson, Tauranga, New Plymouth, Hawke’s Bay, Greymouth, Masterton, and, finally, Kerikeri in November.

Full information on all films in the programme is at the festival’s website.

For more reviews, browse the “New Zealand International Film Festivals 2011
tag on this site, and check the Twitter hashtag #nzff.