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!
‘Stayed’ by the Bell
From deep in the bowels of Auckland’s beautiful Civic theatre Doug & Jacob bring a near-the-end nzff 2011 report. As well as impromptu toilet-traffic directing, we race the bell to reach a bwp middle-ground of 14 films in 13 minutes. Well done us! We also stumble upon possibly the perfect Best Worst Podcast double feature selection to date.
NZIFF 2011 films discussed: Troll Hunter; Let The Bullets Fly; The Woman; My Joy; Tyrannosaur; Kill List; The Artists Cinema; The Turin Horse; Hobo With A Shotgun; I Saw The Devil; The Last Circus, 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 ran in Auckland from July 14–August 3. They began in Wellington on July 29, and finish there next week, before travelling to Dunedin, Christchurch, Palmerston North, and Hamilton throughout the rest of August, then to Nelson, Tauranga, New Plymouth, Hawke’s Bay, Greymouth, Masterton, and, finally, to Kerikeri in November.
Full information on all films in the programme is at the festival’s website.