REEL CHAT 13.0 – BURIED (2010)

Welcome to Episode 13 of “Reel Chat” – a podcast that guarantees week in, week out – the “Reel world as we know it.” On this eleventh episode of our “Vintage Vault” retrospective series, host Adam Stolfo is joined by co-host Brose Avard, Andrew McCaskill and Stuart Wilson to discuss 2010’s “Buried” – a commonly overlooked, under-appreciated and ambitious “confined-space-thriller” that really demanded the “Reel Chat” treatment. Can we all survive 95 minutes of being stuck inside a wooden box with Ryan Reynolds (Mr. “Van Wilder – Party Liaison” himself)? How did the claustrophobic experience of making the film take … More…

REEL CHAT 12.0 – EASY A (2010)

Welcome to Episode 12 of “Reel Chat” – a podcast that promises week in, week out – the “Reel World as we know it.” On this tenth installment of our vintage vault retrospective series, host Adam Stolfo is joined by co-host Brose Avard, Andrew McCaskill and big fan Stuart Wilson to discuss 2010’s “Easy A” – a vehicle for the very talented Emma Stone, who recently received an Oscar nomination for her supporting role in “Birdman.” This is another episode to split the team down the middle, creating an interesting dynamic (and ongoing debate) between Team Adam & Andrew and … More…

REEL CHAT 11.0 – THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (1994)

“Get busy livin’, or get busy dyin’!” Welcome to Episode 11 of “Reel Chat” – a podcast that promises week in, week out – the “Reel World as we know it.” On this ninth installment of our “Vintage Vault” retrospective series, host Adam Stolfo is joined by co-host Brose Avard, Andrew McCaskill and Michael Hadjion to discuss one of the most universally beloved motion pictures of all time – 1994’s “The Shawshank Redemption.” The question of “why is this film so loved and respected” is equally as intriguing as the film itself, and the Reel Chat team sink their teeth into this … More…

BLU-RAY DISC REVIEW – NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)

At last! It took years and years, but I finally own a Blu-ray copy of an Alfred Hitchcock film! And though it may not be the title many of you expected (sorry, Norman Bates fans), it’s nevertheless one of the director’s finest and most revered efforts. In fact, when screenwriter Ernest Lehman first began collaborating with the Master of Suspense, he aspired to create “the Hitchcock picture to end all Hitchcock pictures,” and many would agree “North By Northwest” is just that. The quintessential chase film, a blueprint for the modern action epic, and Hitchcock’s personal homage to himself, this captivating … More…

REEL CHAT 10.0 – NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)

Welcome to Episode 10 of “Reel Chat” – a podcast that promises week in, week out – the “Reel World as we know it.” On this first installment of our new “Alfred Hitchcock Presents…” retrospective series, we look at 1959’s “North By Northwest” – a film considered to be a masterpiece for it’s themes of deception, mistaken identity, and moral relativism in the Cold War era. Host Adam Stolfo is joined by co-host Brose Avard, Andrew McCaskill and Stuart Wilson to look in great detail at this Hitchcock classic. Self confessed fan Stuart gets quite brutal on a film he … More…