One Heat Minute Productions
Summary: ONE HEAT MINUTE: Australian film journalist Blake Howard examines Michael Mann’s 1995 crime opus HEATchronologically, in 60-second increments, in the aptly titled “One HEAT Minute.” With more than 170 episodes, a line-up including famous filmmakers (Joe Lynch, Dante Spinotti, Phil Hay, Abe Forsythe), writers (Reed Farrel Coleman, Jordan Harper), educators, major critics (Manohla Dargis, Bilge Ebiri, Matt Zoller Seitz, Walter Chaw) and film journalists (Kris Tapley, Chris Evangelista). The finale features the legendary mastermind director, screenwriter and producer behind the film Michael Mann. THE LAST (12 minutes) OF THE MOHICANS is a twelve-episode limited podcast series focusing on the climax of the Michael Mann’s 1992 epic The Last of the Mohicans. The final episode - once again will feature Mr Mann to unpack his intentions with the film in the conception and orchestration of its grand ending. INCREMENT VICE: The podcast that explores Paul Thomas Anderson’s INHERENT VICE one scene at a time, with your host, Travis Woods
All The President's Minutes is a podcast where conversations about movies, journalism, politics and history meet. Each show we use the seminal and increasingly prescient 1976 film All The President's Men as a portal, to engage with the themes and the warnings of the film resonating since its release. For minute fourteen host, Blake Howard joins an incredible film mind and film critic on sabbatical, Brendan Hodges. Blake and Brendan discuss that this movie is addictive, engrossing, as well as a profoundly humanising film for its characters; Gordon Willis' "gorgeous, shadow-tinged frames"; and using procedural devices to paint an impressionistic portrait of this web of paranoia. About Brendan Hodges Film Critic on sabbatical, bylines at Roger Ebert dot com - @ebertvoices, and The Metaplex - http://TheMetaplex.com. Lover of the B movie and prone to ramble about aspect ratios at parties.
All The President's Minutes is a podcast where conversations about movies, journalism, politics and history meet. Each show we use the seminal and increasingly prescient 1976 film All The President's Men as a portal, to engage with the themes and the warnings of the film resonating since its release. For minute thirteen host, Blake Howard joins film and television critic, Cameron Williams. Blake and Cam discuss the casual mood that opens the film, the stack terrific vocal performances from people on the other end of the phone and climax with Cam's infuriation that the great Roger Ebert only awarded All The President's Men three and a half stars out of four. About Cam Williams (Via Twitter) Heard: ABC Radio. Seen: ABC News. Words: ABC Arts, Junkee, BirthMoviesDeath, The Big Issue, Crikey, Metro Magazine. Some Worries.
All The President's Minutes is a podcast where conversations about movies, journalism, politics and history meet. Each show we use the seminal and increasingly prescient 1976 film All The President's Men as a portal, to engage with the themes and the warnings of the film resonating since its release. For minute twelve host, Blake Howard joins staff writer and film critic for Slashfilm, Chris Evangelista. Blake and Chris discuss life as a pessimist, watching All The President's Men on the night of Donald Trump's inauguration and Robert Redford's terrific physical commitment to being a typical 'beat' reporter. About Chris Evangelista (via Twitter) Staff/Film critic | @slashfilm; Bylines Fangoria - @fangoria, Roger Ebert Dot Com - @ebertvoices, Mashable - @mashable, Nerdist - @nerdist, Empire - @empiremagazine & more | Online Film Critic Society Member - @ofcs
Ol' Raymond Chandler once wrote the following about the kind of hero who shows up in detective fiction: "Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid. The detective in this kind of story must be such a man. He is the hero, he is everything. He must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man. He must be, to use a rather weathered phrase, a man of honor, by instinct, by inevitability, without thought of it, and certainly without saying it. He must be the best man in his world and a good enough man for any world." "The best man in his world and a good enough man for any world," huh? Gee, that sounds a little like a buddy of ours out in Gordita Beach, has an office now, it's like a day job and everything. Not quite a do-gooder, but somebody who does good... About the Guest - Jason Bailey Jason Bailey is film critic and editor-at-large for Flavorwire and a regular contributor to The New York Times and The Playlist. A graduate of the Cultural Reporting and Criticism program at New York University's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, he is the author of four books and is currently writing his fifth, Fun City Cinema: New York City and the Movies That Made It, for Abrams Books. His byline has appeared at Vulture, Vice, The Atlantic, Slate, Indiewire, Gothamist, Rolling Stone, Uproxx, Pajiba, The Dissolve, Salon, Hyperallergic, and The Village Voice, among others; he also appeared in the CNN documentary miniseries The Movies. He lives in New York with his wife Rebekah and their two daughters.
The novels of Inherent Vice author Thomas Pynchon are littered and laced and threaded and latticed with all manner of references to songs and bands and movies and TV shows and cartoons either real or imagined, a paranoid prism of pop culture through which you see his characters, their lives, and the conspiratorial entanglements that enmesh them. So it's all rather appropriate that today's guest comes armed with movie marathons and mixtapes and double and triple features all centered around Inherent Vice-through her incredible array of popsterpieces, we can see through the fog of the Fang and recognize a few folks we know, like a certain heartbusted detective, his maybe-real/maybe-not surfergal Jimminy Crickett, a mysterious ex-old of some repute, and a fast-talking Chick Planet countergirl who maybe just maybe knows more than anyone else in this misty night-world we find ourselves returning to.... About the Guest MILLIE DE CHIRICO Millie De Chirico is a 15-year veteran of the programming department at Turner Classic Movies and is at the helm of their late-night cult movie franchise, TCM Underground.
All The President's Minutes is a podcast where conversations about movies, journalism, politics and history meet. Each show we use the seminal and increasingly prescient 1976 film All The President's Men as a portal, to engage with the themes and the warnings of the film resonating since its release. For minute eleven host, Blake Howard joins former journalist, showrunner of "Good Girls Revolt," writer on "Narcos" and the upcoming "Dune: The Sisterhood," Dana Calvo. Dana explains to Blake that this minute needs to be taught at Columbia Journalism School because Redford/Woodford threads the interactions with an underlying "give me a breadcrumb, and I'll be on my way." About Dana Calvo A former national and foreign journalist, Dana Calvo moved from newsrooms to writers' rooms with "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" (NBC). She writes one-hour dramas and has created two of her own shows: "Made in Jersey" (CBS) and "Good Girls Revolt" (Amazon). Follow Dana on Twitter here.
All The President's Minutes is a podcast where conversations about movies, journalism, politics and history meet. Each show we use the seminal and increasingly prescient 1976 film All The President's Men as a portal, to engage with the themes and the warnings of the film resonating since its release. For minute ten host, Blake Howard of Australia's most prolific satirical voices, Dan Ilic. Blake and Dan discuss seeing President's at the Egyptian Theatre in L.A with Aaron Sorkin, years attending the RNC/DNC on assignment, the REAL man behind the Markham, and the reason that Howard Hunt believed that JFK was assassinated (hint, Aliens). About Dan Ilic Part journalist, part comedian, Dan Ilic is one of Australia's most prolific comedic voices. He has worked on stage, screen, radio, print and digital across the world for the last ten years. Follow Dan on Twitter here. Subscribe to A Rational Fear and Riot Act.
All The President's Minutes is a podcast where conversations about movies, journalism, politics and history meet. Each show we use the seminal and increasingly prescient 1976 film All The President's Men as a portal, to engage with the themes and the warnings of the film resonating since its release. For minute nine host, Blake Howard joins dear friend of One Heat Minute Productions, top film mind, Blake Howard. Blake and Stu discuss how every era since All The President's Men thinks their age is in direct conversation with this film, predicting the dissatisfaction of the Donald Trump Impeachment proceedings and how this movie is an antidote to contemporary society's apathy for truth. About Stu Coote Stu is the self-appointed lead leg of THE SINNER FILES PODCAST Tripod. Stu is also the primary film geek for Australian geek site GEEK OF OZ. TWITTER: @STU_WATCHES
All The President's Minutes is a podcast where conversations about movies, journalism, politics and history meet. Each show we use the seminal and increasingly prescient 1976 film All The President's Men as a portal, to engage with the themes and the warnings of the film resonating since its release. For minute eight host, Blake Howard joins editor, writer, designer, webmaster and creator of Dark Horizons, Garth Franklin. Blake and Garth discuss 20+ years of editing - none of which took place in a newsroom, the first attempted viewing being interrupted by lasciviousness and this remarkable film. About Garth Franklin Editor, Writer, Designer, Webmaster, Creator - Dark Horizons One of the very first online entertainment journalists, Sydney-based Garth Franklin has clocked up more hours, stories and experience in this field than the entire staff of various other sites combined. Respected and well-regarded amongst his peers, Franklin created and designed the very first Dark Horizons® incarnation on geocities.com back in April 1996 and has steered it through at least four major re-designs, two recessions, hundreds of interviews, thousands of screenings, and tens of thousands of articles.
All The President's Minutes is a podcast where conversations about movies, journalism, politics and history meet. Each show we use the seminal and increasingly prescient 1976 film All The President's Men as a portal, to engage with the themes and the warnings of the film resonating since its release. For minute seven host, Blake Howard joins writer, T.V producer, journalist and author Lee Zachariah. Lee and Blake discuss that All The President's Men is the ultimate "just the facts Maam" of films, information as "thriller" and the necessary shock of these cops dressed as hippies taking down the guys in suits. Directed by Alan J. Pakula, written by two-time Oscar-winning screenwriter William Goldman from the novel by reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman; All The President's Men is a perfect film about an imperfect time. About Lee Zachariah Lee Zachariah is a writer who has worked across film, television and journalism since 2003. He has written on politics and the arts for Vice, Junkee, the Age, the Guardian and Big Issue. He co-hosted the ABC2 film comedy series The Bazura Project, and has written for The Chaser on The Hamster Wheel, The Checkout and The Hamster Decides, and on news satire show, Shaun Micallef's Mad As Hell. He tweets at @leezachariah
"Was it possible that at every gathering, concert, peace rally, love-in, be-in and freak-in, here, up North, back East, wherever, some dark crews had been busy all along, reclaiming the music, the resistance to power, the sexual desire, from epic to everyday, all they could sweep up, for the ancient forces of greed and fear?" That's a question Doc's mind-with-the-munchies chews on in Inherent Vice, both the book and the film. "Gee," ultimately thinks. "I don't know." Well, today's guest certainly thinks so, as he walks us through the lattice of beastly beneficiaries to the betrayal of a generation, a movement, a decade, a country-COINTELPRO informants, conspiranoid CIA ops, mismanaged and malevolent FBI agents, rogue LAPD officers, and that strange sick fuck Charlie Manson himself-and just how easily they can swing you to their side, with a simple conversation in a room a lot like the one Doc finds himself in today... About the Guest - JACOB KNIGHT Jacob has written for Rebeller, Fangoria, Birth.Movies.Death., and Dark Moon Digest.
All The President's Minutes is a podcast where conversations about movies, journalism, politics and history meet. Each show we use the seminal and increasingly prescient 1976 film All The President's Men as a portal, to engage with the themes and the warnings of the film resonating since its release. For minute six host, Blake Howard joins one of Australia's very best satirists, Mark Humphries. Mark and Blake discuss the burden of looking like Eric Trump, shitting yourself because you're in the position of the burglars, keeping a separate Twitter purely to talk musicals and how hard it is to stop watching this film. ABOUT MARK HUMPHRIES Fortnightly sketches for the ABC's 730 Report (@abc730). Was the standing up one on Pointless on Channel 10 (@PointlessAU) and the satirical one on The Feed SBS (@thefeedsbs) Twitter: @markhumphries Musical Twitter: @marksmusicals
All The President's Minutes is a podcast where conversations about movies, journalism, politics and history meet. Each show we use the seminal and increasingly prescient 1976 film All The President's Men as a portal, to engage with the themes and the warnings of the film resonating since its release. For minute five host, Blake Howard joins film critic, journalist and occasional political commentator, Travis Johnson. Travis and Blake discuss that in 2020 Nixon's behaviour barely registers a 'who gives a shit,' blind ideological tribalism, and praise the work of Anthony Mannio, an actor who connects Highlander, Weekend at Bernies and All the President's Men. ABOUT TRAVIS JOHNSON Film critic, mostly. Words everywhere, voice on ABC radio, face occasionally on TV. Website. Twitter: @CelluloidWhisky
Connections abound in the paranoiac and conspiracy-laden world of Thomas Pynchon, connections vast and connections minute, connections real and perceived and imagined and hoped for and dreaded and undiscovered. The same could be said of the city, the megalopolis, Los Angeles, with its never ending cascade of connections falling upon its concrete sprawl and tangling up its dazed denizens like fish in the net of a certain schooner sailing the seven seas. Connections that bind this person to that movie, or that movie to that song, or that song to that memory, or that missing person to that booby hatch, or that ex-old to that supposedly dead junkie sax player, and so on and so on and so on, world without end, hallelujah. And if connections are part of the marrow-deep makeup of Pynchon's work (and maybe even a little movie based on one of those books), then boy oh boy, today's guest was pretty much born to talk about them, as he and our host surf upon a series of seemingly endless wave of connections from SoCal noirs to comic book panel art to the hidden extraterrestrial messages buried within PTA's Punch-Drunk Love. No, really. About the Guest JIM HEMPHILL Jim Hemphill is the award-winning screenwriter and director of the critically-acclaimed THE TROUBLE WITH THE TRUTH and BAD REPUTATION, as well as a respected film historian whose essays have appeared in the CHICAGO READER, FILM COMMENT, FILM QUARTERLY, MOVIEMAKER, et al. He is a researcher/interviewer for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Visual History Project, and has contributed historical audio commentaries to home releases of many films including INHERIT THE WIND, GARDENS OF STONE, and HANG 'EM HIGH. Jim also hosts a podcast for AMERICAN CINEMATOGRAPHER, where he interviews the industry's top directors of photography, and is the author of Focal Point, a regular column on directing for FILMMAKER MAGAZINE. He is a programming consultant at the Egyptian and Aero theaters in Los Angeles, where he has moderated discussions with Martin Scorsese, Charlize Theron, Nicolas Cage, David Mamet, Jim Jarmusch, Paul Schrader, Viggo Mortensen, Shirley MacLaine, and many others.
ONE HEAT MINUTE is the podcast examining Michael Mann's 1995 L.A crime opus HEAT minute by minute. In this very special bonus episode, the only man (besides Michael Mann) to connect HEAT and L.A Takedown joins host Blake Howard to talk about his small and unforgettable role as Ralph, Xander Berkely. Blake and Xander discuss being in the orbit of Michael Mann and casting director Bonnie Timmerman since a guest-starring role on Miami Vice, illuminating Blake on the evolution of pilot "Hannah" into "L.A Takedown," modelling his Waingro's physicality on the infamous Hillside Strangler and even throws in a Pacino "SIDDOWN." GUEST BIO Xander Berkeley Xander's father was a painter and his mother a school teacher who sewed, providing him with costumes (his preference over toys). School plays and Community Theater were next. An experimental theater troupe in the area (which was an offshoot from Joseph Chaikin's Open Theater in New York) took Xander under their wing when he was 16. He credits this group for shaping him as both a person and an actor, committed to taking risks and remaining open to the unknown. Xander went to Hampshire College, the progressive brainchild of Smith, Mt. Holyoke, Amherst, and the University of Massachusetts. He would continue in the theater at Hampshire, studying and doing plays at each of the other schools, all of which were there in the area. A move to New York after college brought him access to private teachers from the Royal Academy of the Arts, the Moscow Arts Theater and HB Studios. Later in Los Angeles, Xander would spend time with Lee Strasberg at The Actor's Studio during the last years of his life. Xander worked in Regional and Repertory Theaters in addition to off-Broadway while living in New York but, despite a classically trained theater background, he was increasingly drawn to the subtleties of film acting. A play, written by the great southern novelist Reynolds Price, called "Early Dark" had such a cinematic feel to it, that an agent saw the film acting potential in Xander and encouraged him to make the move out west. Soon Mommie Dearest (1981) provided Xander with his film debut in the role of "Christopher Crawford", and simultaneously gave his career a slightly cultish twist. Alex Cox with Sid and Nancy (1986), James Cameron with Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Bernard Rose with Candyman (1992), Todd Haynes with Safe (1995), Mike Figgis with Leaving Las Vegas (1995), Andrew Niccol with Gattaca (1997) all helped to further associate Xander as an actor in his own rather unusual category. Xander's choices were often determined by the opportunity to learn from directors he admired, certainly all those listed above fell into that category. Clint Eastwood with The Rookie (1990), Ron Howard with Apollo 13 (1995), Rob Reiner with A Few Good Men (1992), Michael Mann with Heat (1995), Wolfgang Petersen with Air Force One (1997), Steven Spielberg with Amistad (1997) are obvious examples of others Xander actively sought to work with and learn from. From obscure independent movies where Xander could play lead roles to the big budget studio movies where he might often play smaller character-driven parts, an education was taking place. Just as working with older directors like Michael Cacoyannis on The Cherry Orchard (1999) and Robert M. Young on Human Error (2004) (aka "Human Error") brought insights to ways of working that are being lost in pop cultures tendency to slide toward slickness. Not to mention bringing him to places like Bulgaria and China along the way. Perhaps because a life in the foreign services, or espionage was seen as a road not taken, living on location in foreign countries, working as an actor, has somewhat fulfilled the impulse. As early as 1987, a film took Xander to Nicaragua while the Contra War was taking place. It was during this three month shoot on the film Walker (1987)...