Sean Witzke


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travisbickleontheriviera:

Oh you lucky people, there’s a new episode of the only movie podcast in the whole world here to save you from your weary and humdrum existences. This week, on episode #92 of Travis Bickle on the Riviera, Tucker Stone and Sean Witzke talk about the following: Denzel Washington in The Equalizer, David Fincher’s latest Gone Girl, Noah Baumbach’s latest While We’re Young, and Paul Thomas Anderson’s speaking engagement at NYFF. Check it out.  
You can download episodes directly from itunes and rss. You can follow the show on twitter, tumblr, and facebook.

travisbickleontheriviera:

Oh you lucky people, there’s a new episode of the only movie podcast in the whole world here to save you from your weary and humdrum existences. This week, on episode #92 of Travis Bickle on the Riviera, Tucker Stone and Sean Witzke talk about the following: Denzel Washington in The Equalizer, David Fincher’s latest Gone Girl, Noah Baumbach’s latest While We’re Young, and Paul Thomas Anderson’s speaking engagement at NYFF. Check it out.  

You can download episodes directly from itunes and rss. You can follow the show on twittertumblr, and facebook.

‘The Guest’ 101: A Primer on the ’80s-Action-Horror-Influenced Thrill Ride

Used The Guest (which I am crazy excited about but still haven’t seen/  probably won’t see until it gets released wider), to talk about Near Dark, Halloween and Terminator at Grantland. Check it out.

travisbickleontheriviera:

Hey you spending time on the internet, there’s a brand new episode of the world’s only movie podcast. That’s right, a brand new Travis Bickle on the Riviera with your hosts Morgan Jeske and Sean Witzke. They’re here to talk to you about: Notting Hill, Rolling Thunder, Chung Kuo, The Passenger, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Coherence, Happy Christmas, The Sacrament, and Maps to the Stars. All that and more, check it outttttttt. 
You can download episodes directly from itunes and rss. You can follow the show on twitter, tumblr, and facebook.

travisbickleontheriviera:

Hey you spending time on the internet, there’s a brand new episode of the world’s only movie podcast. That’s right, a brand new Travis Bickle on the Riviera with your hosts Morgan Jeske and Sean Witzke. They’re here to talk to you about: Notting Hill, Rolling Thunder, Chung Kuo, The Passenger, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Coherence, Happy Christmas, The Sacrament, and Maps to the Stars. All that and more, check it outttttttt. 

You can download episodes directly from itunes and rss. You can follow the show on twittertumblr, and facebook.

travisbickleontheriviera:

Hey you there with the time to look at tumblr, there’s a brand new episode of the only movie podcast in the world. That’s right, new Travis Bickle on the Riviera is here to brighten up your empty lives. This week, Tucker Stone and Sean Witzke discuss John McTiernan’s Basic, Joseph Kahn’s Detention, 3 Men and a Baby, the new Liam Neeson film A Walk Among the Tombstones and Don Siegel’s The Black Windmill. Check it out. 
You can download episodes directly from itunes and rss. You can follow the show on twitter, tumblr, and facebook.

travisbickleontheriviera:

Hey you there with the time to look at tumblr, there’s a brand new episode of the only movie podcast in the world. That’s right, new Travis Bickle on the Riviera is here to brighten up your empty lives. This week, Tucker Stone and Sean Witzke discuss John McTiernan’s Basic, Joseph Kahn’s Detention, 3 Men and a Baby, the new Liam Neeson film A Walk Among the Tombstones and Don Siegel’s The Black Windmill. Check it out. 

You can download episodes directly from itunes and rss. You can follow the show on twittertumblr, and facebook.

PUBLIC CATALOG OF SHAME: Movies watched in September 2014

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NOTES: This month: 70s revenge and Antonioni. Getting into Antonioni, especially the side of Antonioni where he’s like “Let’s go film a black market in Communist China”. Antonioni and Tovoli together are magic. Entries 16-36 were for a Grantland piece. The big surprises of September: Chung Kuo, The Black Windmill (if I were more sure of how many people had seen it, I’d call it a lost classic), Silver Bullets, The Bloodstained Butterfly, and Detention.

Next month is the only month I enjoy. This October means an excuse to watch Halloween, tons of new shit — new Wingard/Barrett, new Fincher, new Keanu, new Treehouse of Horror, new Bickle SPOOKTACULAR. 

MOVIES

  1. The Man from Deep River (1972), dir. Umberto Lenzi
  2. The November Man (2014), dir. Roger Donaldson
  3. I Know That Voice (2013), dir. Lawrence Shapiro
  4. The Wrong Guy (1997), dir. David Steinberg
  5. Chung Kuo, Cina (1972), dir. Michelangelo Antonioni, dop Luciano Tovoli - 3 Part version.
  6. Senso (1954), dir. Lucino Visconti
  7. Stealing Harvard (2002), dir. Bruce McCulloch
  8. Hour of the Wolf (1968), dir. Ingmar Bergman
  9. Clifford (1994), dir. Paul Flaherty - “I wanna say Mason…”
  10. The Bloodstained Butterfly (1971), dir. Duccio Tessari
  11. L’avventura (1960), dir. Michelangelo Antonioni
  12. Red Desert (1964), dir. Michelangelo Antonioni
  13. La Notte (1961), dir. Michelangelo Antonioni
  14. L’eclisse (1962), dir. Michelangelo Antonioni
  15. Con Air (1997), dir. Simon West
  16. The Killers (1964), dir. Don Siegel
  17. Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973), dir. Peter Yates
  18. The Parallax View (1974), dir. Alan j Pakula
  19. The Outfit (1973), dir. John Flynn
  20. Charley Varrick (1973), dir. Don Siegel
  21. Cold Sweat (1970), dir. Terence Young
  22. Coogan’s Bluff (1968), dir. Don Siegel
  23. Rolling Thunder (1977), dir. John Flynn
  24. Death Wish (1974), dir. Michael WInner
  25. Get Carter (1971), dir. Mike Hodges - The jam.
  26. The Black Windmill (1974), dir. Don Siegel - New favorite Siegel.
  27. Dirty Harry (1971), dir. Don Siegel
  28. All the President’s Men (1976), dir. Alan J Pakula
  29. The Stone Killer (1973), dir. Michael Winner
  30. Telefon (1977), dir. Don Siegel
  31. Klute (1971), dir Alan J Pakula
  32. The Killer Elite (1975), dir. Sam Peckinpah - partial.
  33. The Mechanic (1972), dir. Michael Winner - partial.
  34. Deliverance (1972), dir. John Boorman - partial.
  35. Man on Fire (2004), dir. Tony Scott - partial.
  36. Point Blank (1967), dir. John Boorman - top 5, all time.
  37. A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014), dir. Scott Frank
  38. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988), dir. Dwight H. Little
  39. Red Heat (1988), dir. Walter Hill
  40. Sabotage (2014), dir. David Ayer
  41. Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989), dir. Dominique Onenthin-Girard
  42. Notting Hill (1999), dir. Roger Michell
  43. Detention (2011), dir. Joseph Kahn - Amazing. 
  44. Torque (2004), dir. Joseph Kahn
  45. A Thief In the Night (1972), dir. Donald W. Thompson
  46. Three O’Clock High (1987), dir. Phil Joanou
  47. Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995), dir. Joe Chappelle
  48. Halloween 666: The Origin of Michael Myers [producer’s cut] (1995), dir Joe Chappelle
  49. 24 Exposures (2013), dir. Joe Swanberg
  50. Teorema (1968), dir. Pier Paolo Pasolini
  51. Silver Bullets (2011), dir. Joe Swanberg
  52. The Stepfather (1987), dir. Joseph Ruben

BOOKS

  1. The Wrenchies, Farel Dalrymple
  2. Through the Woods, Emily Carroll
  3. Gravity’s Rainbow, Thomas Pynchon. - I’ve been reading this on and off, in 10-50 page chunks since March, just crossed the 500 page mark. I like how barely I grasp this thing, it proves to me how easy and simple the other things I’m reading are. A diet of film criticism and non-fiction is giving me the mental equivalent of rabbit starvation. 
travisbickleontheriviera:
Hey you with the eyes, there’s a brand new episode of the only movie podcast on this planet: Travis Bickle on the Riviera. This week it’s out Norman Lear Crossover Event episode with the Wait What comics podcast. Hosts Graeme McMillan & Jeff Lester join Sean Witzke to talk about movies. For the first part: we discuss Carrie, Funny Face, The Trip to Italy, Sin City 2, and Debbie Does Dallas. For the second part we discuss our favorite comics movies and how the Jodorowsky’s Dune documentary is the worst. Come listen and be amazed as Sean barely defends one of his all time favorite films, Jeff reveals something primal about vintage pornography, and Graeme doesn’t talk all that much! CHECK IT OUT!
You can download episodes directly from itunes and rss. You can follow the show on twitter, tumblr, and facebook.

travisbickleontheriviera:

Hey you with the eyes, there’s a brand new episode of the only movie podcast on this planet: Travis Bickle on the Riviera. This week it’s out Norman Lear Crossover Event episode with the Wait What comics podcast. Hosts Graeme McMillan & Jeff Lester join Sean Witzke to talk about movies. For the first part: we discuss Carrie, Funny Face, The Trip to Italy, Sin City 2, and Debbie Does Dallas. For the second part we discuss our favorite comics movies and how the Jodorowsky’s Dune documentary is the worst. Come listen and be amazed as Sean barely defends one of his all time favorite films, Jeff reveals something primal about vintage pornography, and Graeme doesn’t talk all that much! CHECK IT OUT!

You can download episodes directly from itunes and rss. You can follow the show on twittertumblr, and facebook.

Men on Fire 101: The Revenge Thrillers That Shaped 'A Walk Among the Tombstones' and 'The Equalizer'

I wrote about 70s Revenge Thrillers for Grantland, check it ouuuuuut. 

travisbickleontheriviera:

HEY I HEARD YOU MISSED US, WE’RE BAAAAAAAAACK! 
Your kindly hosts Tucker Stone and Sean Witzke are back to talk about movies into the crevices god made in your skull for hearing. It’s a new Travis Bickle on the Riviera movie show! This episode we discuss only current films, which is a thing we do sometimes. Featuring: Pierce Brosnan in The November Man, Will Arnett in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a space raccoon in a space raccoon movie. Also, Tucker went to a short film festival. It’s all happening!  Does anybody here remember laughter? COME BACK ZINC! The drums on “Hot For Teacher” are the greatest drums of all time. C H E C K I T O U T.
Next week: special guest(ssssss). 
You can download episodes directly from itunes and rss. You can follow the show on twitter, tumblr, and facebook.
Michael Anthony is currently a sumo wrestler in Tokyo, Japan.

travisbickleontheriviera:

HEY I HEARD YOU MISSED US, WE’RE BAAAAAAAAACK! 

Your kindly hosts Tucker Stone and Sean Witzke are back to talk about movies into the crevices god made in your skull for hearing. It’s a new Travis Bickle on the Riviera movie show! This episode we discuss only current films, which is a thing we do sometimes. Featuring: Pierce Brosnan in The November Man, Will Arnett in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a space raccoon in a space raccoon movie. Also, Tucker went to a short film festival. It’s all happening!  Does anybody here remember laughter? COME BACK ZINC! The drums on “Hot For Teacher” are the greatest drums of all time. C H E C K I T O U T.

Next week: special guest(ssssss). 

You can download episodes directly from itunes and rss. You can follow the show on twittertumblr, and facebook.

Michael Anthony is currently a sumo wrestler in Tokyo, Japan.

somebody let somebody out on an agoraphobia day pass and this happened.

somebody let somebody out on an agoraphobia day pass and this happened.