Sound on Film

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9:29 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Oscar Nominees For Best Picture Include 'Captain Phillips,' 'Gravity'

Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips.
Hopper Stone, SMPSP

Originally published on Thu January 16, 2014 11:22 am

Let the arguments begin over who and which film should have been nominated but weren't.

This year's nominees for Oscars from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences were just announced and they include:

Best Picture

-- American Hustle

-- Captain Phillips

-- Dallas Buyers Club

-- Gravity

-- Her

-- Nebraska

-- Philomena

-- 12 Years a Slave

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Arts and Humanities
5:37 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Sound on Film: 'Mandela,' 'Escape From Tomorrow'

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Hello brave listener and welcome to WFPL’s Sound on Film.

On this episode, our reviews of the Idris Elba-starring biopic “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” and no-budge psychological horror “Escape from Tomorrow,” which was secretly shot inside Disney World without the company’s permission.

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2:32 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Sound on Film: 'The Wolf of Wall Street,' 'Philomena'

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Hello brave listener and welcome to WFPL's Sound on Film.

On this episode, our thoughts on Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street," starring frequent Scorsese collaborator Leonardo DiCaprio, as well as "Philomena," starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan.

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1:50 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Sound on Film: 'American Hustle,' 'The Hunt'


Hello brave listener and welcome to WFPL’s Sound on Film.

On this episode, our thoughts on director David O. Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook” follow-up “American Hustle”, starring Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence and Jeremy Renner, with enough elaborate hairdos and polyester suits to shake a stick at, as well the Danish film “The Hunt”, a strong contender for the Oscar for best foreign picture, starring Mads Mikkelsen.

But first, it’s new from around the Filmosphere, with a full preview of the Academy Award category for Best Foreign Language film at large, news of comedic actor Paul Rudd’s impending date with some superhero tights, and Netflix’s foray into 4K streaming.

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Arts and Humanities
4:02 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Sound on Film Blog: News From Around the Filmosphere

Mads Mikkelsen in "The Hunt"
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Hello brave listener. We are saddened to report that due to holiday scheduling there will be no new episode of Sound on Film this week.

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1:00 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Sound on Film: 'Desolation of Smaug,' 'Nebraska'

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Hello brave listener and welcome to WFPL’s Sound on Film.

On this week’s episode, our thoughts on "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," as well as "Nebraska," the latest from “The Descendents” and “Sideways” director Alexander Payne.

But first it’s news from around the filmosphere, with a discussion of the recently announced Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild nominations, a new project bringing together three of 2013’s best young actors, and surprisingly, a little Childish Gambino.

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7:00 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Sound on Film: 'Out of the Furnace,' 'Prince Avalanche'

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On this episode of Sound on Film we offer our thoughts on director Scott Cooper’s “Crazy Heart” followup “Out of the Furnace”, starring Christian Bale and Casey Affleck, as well as “Prince Avalanche," a refreshingly minimalist indie comedy from raunchy-com director David Gordon Green (Eastbound and Down, Pineapple Express).

But first, it’s Around the Filmosphere, with word of a second FX series for comedian Louis C.K., “Spectacular Now” director James Ponsoldt’s push for a Hillary Clinton biopic at Lionsgate, and a new segment of micro-stories called Gut Check (insert echo, echo, echo).

Listen to the podcast below:

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Local News
5:12 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

WFPL Launching Film Podcast: Sound on Film

Starting this week, WFPL will bring you a new program: Sound on Film.

It's a weekly podcast hosted by Chris Ritter and Robert Kahne. It's news and reviews, with the occasional special guest from the local or national film scene. Chris and Robert have been hosting the show in some form since they were in college, and we're excited to have their expertise and energy on display for WFPL.

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2:29 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Sound on Film: '12 Years a Slave,' 'Dallas Buyers Guide'

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On this episode of Sound on Film, we offer our thoughts on the critically acclaimed “12 Years a Slave” from “Shame” director Steve McQueen, as well as “Dallas Buyers Club," the latest in what has been an impressive string of roles for actor Matthew McConaughey.

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Arts and Humanities
1:27 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Manual High Students Double as Fledgling Filmmakers

Evan Sennett in 'The Executive'
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Spot Matt Rivera and Evan Sennett between classes at duPont Manual High School—it would be possible to mistake them for average.

Then catch a glimpse of the two on the set of one of their films—sporting turtlenecks and blazers, or while screening a 16 millimeter copy of “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” in a basement, and the reality becomes inescapable.

The filmmaking duo are a pair of high school-aged Wes Andersons walking among us.   

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