On the latest episode of CinemAddicts, Greg Srisavasdi has praises the new feature Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom and the Adrien Brody movie Clean. Anderson Cowan gives his take on Oscar contender The Power of the Dog and he also breaks down his anticipation Asghar Farhadi’s new feature A Hero.
For this Flick City episode I interview Jacqi Vene, star of Fear Street Part Two: 1978, talks about her new movie The Surprise Visit. This is my first time chatting with Vene, so some background info is discussed as well. Find Your Film co-host Bruce Purkey recently filled in for me during the Belle virtual press day, and he asked director Mamoru Hosoda a question; I added that audio at the end of this episode.
The Surprise Visit hits theaters and On Demand January 14. Belle hits select theaters on January 14 as well.
Interview Timestamps: 0:00 – Intro and brief summary of The Surprise Visit and Belle 6:41 – Jacqi Vene on shooting The Surprise Visit during the pandemic 10:06 – Vene on growing up in Reno and not growing up a city slicker. 16:08 – On working with co-star Eric Roberts 18:00 – The feedback and momentum she has received since Fear Street: Part Two 19:18 – Vene on playing her character in Fear Street: Part Two 20:33 – On being persistent as an actress 22:00 – Vene on her passion for visual storytelling 23:31 – She directed the new short Glitter 25:40 – Vene breaks down why directing is a draw for her 26:55 – One of her favorite films is Interstellar. More recently she loved The Alpinist 29:14 – On the advantages of living outside of Los Angeles 31:28 – Bruce Purkey asks filmmaker Mamoru Hosodaabout the multi-layered facets of the real and virtual word of Belle.
On this CinemAddicts episode, we cover Find Your Film’sBruce Purkey and Eric Holmes review the Meander (one of Bruce’s favorites of 2021) and the upcoming animated feature Belle. Greg absolutely roasts The Tender Bar, which is streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Plus Eric continues to talk up his love for Netflix’s Don’t Look Up.
Anderson is back the middle of the month to preview the rest of January!