TFR 91: In the Moonlight

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This week we’re highlighting film that we feel we need to help remove an asterisk on. See, every time a film wins best picture at that year’s Oscars carries a stigma because it is then drenched in the popularity contest that is the Academy Awards. Well, every so often, a film ACTUALLY DESERVES it because it is indeed the best film of the year. That’s right, we’re discussing Moonlight. The film is a tone poem of pure cinema and emotions that washes over the viewer, and we’re going to do our best to try to get at what makes this movie great.

WARNING: Full spoilers are ON, though we’re not sure if it makes much difference, as you really need to see the film to experience it, and no amount of talking will spoil that.

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TFR 90: Easter Sunday (Ragsdale Finale)

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This week we pay tribute to our friend, filmmaker Harold Ragsdale, who went out in a literal blaze of glory when his hotel room caught fire on New Year’s Eve this last year. He had just that day supervised the final cut of what would turn out to be his final film, the religious ensemble Easter Sunday. Since it is a religious film, we of course brought in Thomas to help us out in picking this one apart. (We SWEAR we’ll have you on for a good film soon, Thomas).

Harold, this one’s for you! RIP, sir.

Bonus: a look at another, equally awful Christian epic from Sebastian Villegas.

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TFR 89: Stinky the Hutt

Hey, does anybody remember the Star Wars animated film that came out in theaters around 2008? Me neither. …at least, that’s what we’d be saying if the resulting Cartoon Network animated series didn’t, um… get really good.

Yes, we’re covering the 2008 theatrical Clone Wars movie, aka the Thing That Almost Killed Star Wars As a Viable Franchise. Barring the actual Clone Wars series, we get into the nitty gritty of the era of Star Wars between Episodes III and the Disney takeover where George Lucas just sort of gave up. Between the awful pilot being released as a theatrical movie, the Dark Horse comics being subpar, and prospect of any more live action films being made basically dead, it was a dark time.

So grab your lightsabers and lets rip and tear Clone Wars: Hutt Family Reunion!

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