Six months ago, Shawn and John sat down for John's first viewing of Before Sunrise. In this episode of Missing Frames, the duo reunites for John's first viewing of its sequel Before Sunset. Filmed nine years after Before Sunrise, Before Sunset reunites writer/director Richard Linklater with Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, and is considered by many (including Shawn) to be the best film of their Before Trilogy. But the real question is did it live up to John's expectations? Tune in to find out!
We ran into some audio issues during the 'Before' segment of the episode. These were amended in time for the 'After' segment. Please bear with us for the first 13 minutes or so. Things clear up after the break. Thanks for your understanding and keep being awesome!
Lee Hutchison of Filibuster fame makes his first Missing Frames appearance to watch and discuss a film neither he nor Shawn have seen before: Leon the Professional. By happy accident, Shawn ended up watching the theatrical cut while Lee watched the extended version. Join them as they discuss the pros and cons of each version, the film's controversial subject matter and whether or not composer Eric Serra ripped off his own soundtrack when he scored GoldenEye the following year.
How has Shawn gone so long without seeing True Romance? The film, written by Quentin Tarantino and directed by Tony Scott, might not have made much of a splash when it was first released in 1993, but in the years since it's developed a reputation as a modern classic.
Now the time has finally come. Join Shawn and his wife Sarah as they navigate Shawn's first viewing and determine once and for all how True this Romance really is.
Christopher Nolan's debut feature Following was shot on weekends over the course of a year with a budget of roughly $6,000. No biggie. Despite its low budget, it is an effective and unsettling thriller, including many of the staples that would become synonymous with Nolan's style such as confusing, out-of-sequence narratives and characters named 'Cobb.'
Paige Hamilton and Mark Spurlock make their first appearance on Missings Frames for their first ever viewing of the film and attempt to help Shawn wrap his head around its labyrinthian plot.
To celebrate this past weekend's release of War for the Planet of the Apes, the Missing Frames crew takes a look at the entire Planet of the Apes franchise, starting with the 1968 classic and navigating through the truly insane sequels all the way to the brilliant 'Caesar Trilogy' reboot. Co-host Sarah reacts to seeing the original franchise for the very first time and she and Shawn offer up their reviews of the newest film, discussing whether or not it's the best of the series