In this special episode, Kenneth Turan, author and former film critic for the Los Angeles Times, joins Brian for a discussion of Francis Ford Coppola’s THE GODFATHER.
Episode 81: Vampire Circus and Overlooked ’70s Horror Films
Cody Dericks (Next Best Picture) joins Brian for a discussion of VAMPIRE CIRCUS and overlooked horror gems from the 1970s.
Episode 80: Pink Flamingos and the Career of John Waters
Marcus Gorman joins Brian for a discussion of PINK FLAMINGOS, starring Divine and directed by John Waters! They also talk about Waters’ amazing career and pick his three best movies.
Episode 79: Tales from the Crypt and the Career of Peter Cushing
Andrew Campbell joins Brian for a discussion of TALES FROM THE CRYPT, the famous horror anthology film that inspired the long-running HBO series! They also talk about the career of one of the film’s stars, the great Peter Cushing.
Episode 78: What’s Up, Doc? and Screwball Comedies
Alonso Duralde (The Wrap, Breakfast All Day) joins Brian for a discussion of WHAT’S UP, DOC? starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan O’Neal and directed by the late, great Peter Bogdanovich! They also talk about the screwball comedy genre and pick their three favorites.
Episode 77: Solaris and Science Fiction Films
Will Hyler joins Brian for a discussion of the science fiction epic SOLARIS, directed by Andrei Tarkovsky! They also talk about the science fiction genre and pick their three favorites.
Episode 76: Cabaret and the Career of Liza Minnelli
Izzy of the Be Kind Rewind YouTube Channel joins Brian for a discussion of CABARET, winner of 8 Academy Awards, including Best Supporting Actor, Best Director, and Best Actress for Liza Minnelli. They also talk about Minnelli’s remarkable career and pick her three best films!
Episode 75: The Night Stalker and the Career of Dan Curtis
On the 1972 season premiere episode of Film at Fifty, Jonathan Moore joins Brian for a discussion of THE NIGHT STALKER, the vampire TV movie written by Richard Matheson and produced by Dan Curtis. They also talk about Curtis’ career and pick his three best films!
Episode 74: The 44th Academy Awards and the 1971 Wrap-Up
In this final episode about the films of 1971, James Kunovski of the Out of Oscar podcast joins Brian for a discussion of the 44th Academy Awards! They also talk the top box office hits of the year, the 29th Golden Globe Awards, and their personal favorite films of 1971. Consider this the second season finale of Film at Fifty!
Episode 73: Straw Dogs and the Career of Sam Peckinpah
Jonah Koslofsky joins Brian for a discussion of STRAW DOGS, starring Dustin Hoffman and directed by Sam Peckinpah. They also talk about Peckinpah’s great career and pick his three best films!