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KQEK.com --- Interview with Craig Atkinson, director of Do Not Resist (2016)

Craig Atkinson discusses his directorial debut, Do Not Resist (2016), an unsettling documentary on the militarization of local police departments. Filmed just as the violence in Ferguson began to erupt, Atkinson details the overuse of S.W.A.T. for mundane search warrants, and the current government grants that enable departments to buy army surplus vehicles.

Visit KQEK.com for a film review of Do Not Resist, which recently screened at Toronto's Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, and Detropia (2015), filmed and co-produced by Atkinson.

If you enjoyed this podcast, connect with us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Visit KQEK.com for additional film reviewssoundtrack reviewsinterviews, and read the Editor's Blog by Mark R. Hasan for additional info and related links.

Direct download: 2016-11-21---KQEK_Digital__Craig_Atkinson_MP3_320_kbps.mp3
Category:Film -- posted at: 1:33pm EDT

KQEK.com --- Interview with Jared Scott, director of The Age of Consequences (2016)

Jared Scott discusses his latest film, The Age of Consequences (2016), a provocative documentary on climate change, featuring many former military officials who add deeper credence to the correlation between extreme shifts in climate, mass population migration, and war.

Scott also touches upon the film's themes, and his storytelling technique which includes the use of chapters, moments of respite for audiences, and Malcolm Francis’ excellent score.

Visit KQEK.com for a film review of Age of Consequences, which recently screened at Toronto's Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema.

If you enjoyed this podcast, connect with us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Visit KQEK.com for additional film reviewssoundtrack reviewsinterviews, and read the Editor's Blog by Mark R. Hasan for additional info and related links.

Direct download: 2016-11-16---KQEK_Digital__Jared_Scott_MP3_320_kbps.mp3
Category:Film -- posted at: 5:49pm EDT

KQEK.com --- "BSV 1172" Update + Tom Roston & Norman Wilner at Bay Street Video, Pt. 1 (2016)

Begun in 2012 and completed in the spring of 2016, my experimental documentary BSV 1172: Your Friendly Neighbourhood Video Store premiered November 13th, 2016, at the San Diego Underground Film Festival, and in this two-part blog I offer thoughts on its genesis (filming the environs of a so-called obsolete form of home entertainment with dead tech), and also present Part One of an edited version of the conversation between I Lost It at the Video Store author Tom Roston and NOW magazine's Norman Wilner which took place at the location and subject of my film, Toronto's Bay Street Video.

Visit Big Head Amusements for additional info on and stills from BSV 1172, plus links to a Teaser Trailer.

Visit KQEK.com for links to an additional podcast interview with Tom Roston, a review of his book, and some reviews and related media tied to the current podcast.

If you enjoyed this podcast, connect with us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Visit KQEK.com for additional film reviewssoundtrack reviewsinterviews, and read the Editor's Blog by Mark R. Hasan for additional info and related links.


KQEK.com --- Interview with Victor Kanefsky, director of Art Bastard (2016)

Victor Kanefsky discusses the art of editing, structure, balance, and pacing in a conversation that spans both his latest directorial work, Art Bastard (2016), a lively documentary on painter Robert Cenedella, and his lengthy career as an editor in many genres, including horror (Ganja & Hess) and documentary (Style Wars).

Visit KQEK.com for a film review of Art Bastard, which recently screened at Toronto's Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, plus some related review links.

If you enjoyed this podcast, connect with us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Visit KQEK.com for additional film reviewssoundtrack reviewsinterviews, and read the Editor's Blog by Mark R. Hasan for additional info and related links.

Direct download: 2016-10-22---KQEK_Digital__VictorKanefsky_ArtBastard_MP3_320_kbps.mp3
Category:Film -- posted at: 10:15am EDT

KQEK.com --- Interview with Cary Mansfield, Varese Sarabande's V.P. of A&R

In what’s hopefully the first in a series of vinyl related podcasts, I speak with Cary Mansfield, Varese Sarabande’s Vice President of A&R, about the label's recent trio of limited LP editions of catalogue titles – John Powell’s The Bourne Identity (2002), Don Davis’ The Matrix (1999), and Marco Beltrami’s Scream (1996) and Scream 2 (1997) – and the quirks and nuances of pressing an LP and the market itself, being more collector-oriented that when I began collecting soundtrack LPs in the late 1980s.

Visit KQEK.com for a review of Varese Sarabande’s Bourne Identity soundtrack LP, and some links on documentaries and vintage industrial shorts covering the history of vinyl records, the long-playing LP, and extreme vinyl collectors.

If you enjoyed this podcast, connect with us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Visit KQEK.com for additional film reviewssoundtrack reviewsinterviews, and read the Editor's Blog by Mark R. Hasan for additional info and related links.

Direct download: 2016-10-12---KQEK_Digital__Varese_Sarabande__MP3_320.mp3
Category:Filmmusic -- posted at: 11:25pm EDT

KQEK.com --- Interview with film composer Mike Higham, Part 1 (2016)

In a radical move for director Tim Burton, the score for his latest film was written by the collaborative team of Mike Higham and Matthew Margeson, both skilled in composing, orchestrating, and arranging for a diversity of projects (including several Hans Zimmer productions). 

I’ve divided the podcast on Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children into separate halves, starting with Matthew Margeson in Part 1, and Mike Higham in Part 2. Additionally, coming soon is a separate and more detailed Q&A with Higham on his other specialized skill, an ace music editor.

Visit KQEK.com for more info and a review of La-La Land Records’ Miss Peregrine soundtrack CD.

If you enjoyed this podcast, connect with us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Visit KQEK.com for additional film reviewssoundtrack reviewsinterviews, and read the Editor's Blog by Mark R. Hasan for additional info and related links.

Direct download: 2016-10-12---KQEK_Digital__Miss_Peregrine__Mike_Higham__MP3_320.mp3
Category:Filmmusic -- posted at: 7:23pm EDT

KQEK.com --- Interview with film composer Matthew Margeson (2016)

In a radical move for director Tim Burton, the score for his latest film was written by the collaborative team of Mike Higham and Matthew Margeson, both skilled in composing, orchestrating, and arranging for a diversity of projects (including several Hans Zimmer productions). 

I’ve divided the podcast on Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children into separate halves, starting with Matthew Margeson in Part 1, and Mike Higham in Part 2. Additionally, coming soon is a separate and more detailed Q&A with Higham on his other specialized skill, an ace music editor.

Visit KQEK.com for more info and a review of La-La Land Records’ Miss Peregrine soundtrack CD.

If you enjoyed this podcast, connect with us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Visit KQEK.com for additional film reviewssoundtrack reviewsinterviews, and read the Editor's Blog by Mark R. Hasan for additional info and related links.

Direct download: 2016-10-12---KQEK_Digital__Miss_Peregrine__Matthew_Margeson__MP3_320.mp3
Category:Filmmusic -- posted at: 7:16pm EDT

KQEK.com --- Interview with film composer Nima Fakhrara (2016)

In my latest conversation with Iranian-American composer Nima Fakhrara, we touch upon some of the organic experimentation that gives his recent horror score The Girl in the Photographs its eerie tenor, and the fusion of Persian and vintage electronic sounds for 1979 Revolution: Black Friday (of which both soundtrack albums are available digitally and on CD from Lakeshore Records).

This interview is also available as a visual podcast. Visit KQEK.com for more info and related CD reviews.

Additional info on the making of the visual podcast is available at my filmmaking site, Big Head Amusements.

My interview with Fakhrara on the sci-fi puzzle film The Signal (2014) is also available on iTunes, Libsyn, and YouTube.

If you enjoyed this podcast, connect with us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Visit KQEK.com for additional film reviews, soundtrack reviews, interviews, and read the Editor's Blog by Mark R. Hasan for additional info and related links.

Direct download: KQEK_Digital__Nima_Fakhrara__2016_07_14_MP3_320_Kbps.mp3
Category:Filmmusic -- posted at: 2:38pm EDT

KQEK.com ---  The Mask (1961) + The Canadian Horror Film: Terror of the Soul book launch (2015)

 

This partial Editor's Blog features edited excerpts from the pre-screening intros of Julian Roffman's The Mask (1961), Canada's first feature-length 3D and horror film, screened in 2012 and 2015 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.

The 2012 extract focuses on the fragile state of a rare 35mm  print and the 3D process, while the 2015 extract covers both the book launch of The Canadian Horror Film: Terror of the Soul, with editors Gina Freitag and Andre Loiselle providing contextual background info on Canadian film history and The Mask's uniqueness.

Read the full Editor's Blog at KQEK.com.

Read a detailed review of KINO's 3D Blu-ray and DVD editions of The Mask.

Additional info on The Canadian Horror Film is also available.

If you enjoyed this podcast, connect with us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Visit KQEK.com for additional film reviews, soundtrack reviews, interviews, and read the Editor's Blog by Mark R. Hasan for additional info and related links.

Also available: HD extracts from visual podast version at Big Head Amusements.com.

Direct download: KQEK_Digital__TBL_Mask2012-2015__2016_05_08_MP3_louder.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 3:07pm EDT

KQEK.com --- Interview with author Tom Roston (2016)

 

Author & journalist Tom Roston (PBS's POV) discusses I Lost It at the Video Store: A Filmmaker’s Oral History of a Vanished Era (The Critical Press), his brisk and engaging chronicle of the disappearing bricks & mortar video rental shop that used to be the main home movie resource for film fans and emerging filmmakers.

A review of Tom Roston's I Lost It at the Video Store is available at KQEK.com.

Coming soon: a follow-up podcast featuring edited excerpts from the lengthy discussion & audience Q&A with author Roston and NOW Magazine's Senior Film Writer Norman Wilner, recorded live at Bay Street Video on Monday May 2, 2016.

If you enjoyed this podcast, connect with us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Visit KQEK.com for additional film reviews, soundtrack reviews, interviews, and read the Editor's Blog by Mark R. Hasan for additional info and related links.

Direct download: Tom_Roston_Podcast_A_-_2_track_mix-down_-_FINAL_B.mp3
Category:home video -- posted at: 3:38pm EDT