Ever since Sofia Coppola released The Virgin Suicides in 1999, she has been one of the most consistently talked about directors in the world of independent cinema. Arguably the most prominent female director of her generation, her films incorporate a variety of personalities and span from 18th century France to 21st century America, all while retaining a signature style that remains all her own. From the rococo Versailles of Marie Antoinette to the dreamlike 1970s Michigan of the Lisbon sisters, technicolor modern day Tokyo and Hollywood’s lush Chateau Marmont, her atmospheres are just as much a part of the films as the characters themselves. For the fourth installment of Team Video’s Directors Series, Allan and Nicole discuss a mutual favorite and her impressive body of work. Download, stream or listen via iTunes.
2011 was filled to the brim with a great selection of high quality films, television shows and albums. While this was beneficial to the Team Video staff in terms of the entertainment we received, it also made it a little difficult to compile our end of the year best-of lists. Never fear, for we took this task quite seriously and have combined forces to present you with a comprehensive account of the things from the past twelve months that you absolutely must watch or listen to. Bethany and Allan clash on Midnight In Paris, Allan and I lose our minds over Drive, and opinions on Bridesmaids are all over the board. Bonus points to me for including three entries involving David Tennant! Check out the podcast streaming, download it or listen via iTunes. Happy New Year, and here’s hoping 2012 is even better!