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Since Pan's Labyrinth was deemed to be the 39th movie Terry would watch this year, he decided to focus on foreign films for this episode. Just over half of these titles can be streamed on the Criterion Channel. Also discussed are the last couple of films he saw on the big screen including Portrait of a Lady on Fire (now streaming on Hulu). Terry also suggests a starter film for non-fans of foreign films as well as the film that Terry thinks is one of the best horror films of the new century. A certain Friday the 13th experiment is also discussed and much more.

Direct download: Episode_31_-_Do_I_Have_To_Come_Right_Out__Say_It.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 11:09am EDT

Continuing the format of the last episode, Terry reviews the first fourteen movies he saw during February 2020.  This batch is a little heavier on revisiting movies especially as Valentine’s Day approached.  However, genre-twisted romances were on order as the day got closer.  For streaming fans, Terry visits the Criterion Channel and Shudder for some of his picks.  This included a couple of episodes of Joe Bob Briggs’ Last Drive-In which Terry had been missing for a little while.  Also featured is a bit of overselling of a Hal Hartley favorite (aren’t they all) as well as what happens when childhood joy turns into adult indifference.  Hopefully, there are some good suggestions in here for everyone.  There is no need to tease the next episode here as the end of the episode makes it crystal clear.

Direct download: Episode_30_-_Greatness_Yet_To_Come.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 11:50am EDT

In an effort to back the podcast, Terry is discussing the movies that he watched during the month of January.  This is also going to serve the request of a co-worker who wishes that Terry would watch a particular film.  That film, mentioned in this episode, will be the 39th movie that Terry watches this year.

As Grindhouse Video and Vinegar Syndrome had big sales back in November, they heavily influence the list discussed here.  It does feature some Arrow releases as a film from Hal Hartley.  Naturally, some tangents ensue.

As the episode progress, the films discussed are increasingly adult in nature so please understand this isn't suitable for all audiences even if the language is kept relatively clean.  As explained in the episode, adult titles won't be off limits in this or future discussions on the podcast.

Finally, more can be found on Facebook (The Flickering Waves Podcast group page), Twitter (@flickeringwaves) and on YouTube (through Flickering Waves playlists).  Please also rate and comment on Apple Podcasts.  One can also send a e-mail to flickeringwaves@gmail.com

Direct download: Episode_29_-_39.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 6:35pm EDT

For this final installment of the three-part Halloween jamboree, Terry has some last minute horrifying suggestions for Halloween or simply some horror-related suggestions for any time of the year.  Many of these are available thru the Fandor streaming service while others are Blu-Rays that Terry has picked up hoping to find some time to watch them.  The episode deals with some classics like Carnival of Souls and moves through some more contemporary favorites like Frankenhooker and finishes with some international selections like Santa Sangre.  Hopefully, if one likes horror, one can find something new here or perhaps be reminded of a previously viewed movie that could be the next new classic for Halloween or any time of year.

If one would like to support the podcast, please go to iTunes and subscribe and rate the podcast.  One can also go on Facebook and request to be part of the Facebook group for The Flickering Waves Podcast.  Finally, one can follow the podcast on Twitter @flickeringwaves.  We look to return to more "traditional" programming now that October is winding down.  Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Night_of_the_Creeps.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 3:24am EDT

We have a brief discussion of thirteen additional recommendations.  Most are available to stream on Hulu right now while some of the others are from Terry's stack of things to watch (or things that have been watched) this Halloween season.  This list tries to add some more family friendly suggestions but is still quite loaded with a number of more intense horrors.

The final part of this trilogy of mini-episodes should post on Halloween.  It will deal with some movies that have specific Halloween memories whether or not the movies themselves take place in the season.  It will also include a number of movies that will good and horrifying to watch even as the calendar pushes into November and beyond.

A collection of trailers for the most of the movies discussed in this episode will be available thru YouTube on the Flickering Waves channel.  Please follow us on Facebook thru The Flickering Waves Podcast group page or @flickeringwaves on Twitter.

Direct download: Halloween.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 2:07am EDT

After some lengthy and emotionally heavier episodes, Terry wanted to reflect on the season and tap into his Halloween spirits.  Includes here are suggestions and recommendations that can be considered (with some caveats in some cases) for October.  Some are movies that can be found on various streaming services and others are ones that Terry is personally looking to visit on the big screen (thanks to the Enzian in Orlando) and at home for various reasons.  If one is looking for some horrific inspirations this time of year, we hope this first of three mini-episodes will serve as a good time.

A collection of trailers for these features will be on the Flickering Waves YouTube channel.  The podcast can be downloaded, subscribed to and commented about on iTunes.  More recommendations to come over the next couple of weeks.

Direct download: Horror_Pictures_Halloween_2016_-_Part_1.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 4:35pm EDT

In the longest solo cast so far, Terry tries to discuss the how and why of movie going for him.  As it turns out, there is quite of who and what to be told here too which means that the surface is barely scratched.  However, there are discussions of the theatrical and home video experiences as well as IMAX and 3D and drive-ins.  The recent closing of Movie Stop gives Terry a chance to reflect on a darker side of film fandom but there are also reflections of great experiences throughout the years.  Ultimately, biases can be revealed and standards established so they can be reexamined against additional who's and what's in upcoming episodes.  This episode also serves as a preview of what the movie side of the podcast will look like for the rest of 2016.

Don't forget Facebook (The Flickering Waves Podcast group page) and Twitter (@flickeringwaves) as well as iTunes (subscribe, comment and submit reviews) and YouTube (Flickering Waves channel).  The YouTube playlist promises to be epic and hopefully pretty good as well.  When Episode 20 comes on next time, Terry goes into the weeds of how and why again but with music.  Thanks for downloading and listening.

Direct download: Episode_19_-_Speakin_Out.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 4:01am EDT

On the eve of the second and final showing of the 2015 Florida Film Festival's collection of documentary shorts entitled "8 X Very, Very Real", I'm posting my initial thoughts on these diverse and interesting shorts.  My thoughts on the two features I'm seeing on the final day of the festival should be posted by the middle of next week.  Be sure to subscribe and comment on iTunes as well look us up on Facebook (The Flickering Waves Podcast group page), Twitter (@flickeringwaves) and our YouTube channel (Flickering Waves).

Direct download: Private_Investigations_2015_Florida_Film_Festival_Getaway_Part_2.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 8:48pm EDT

Originally intended as just a discussion of the 1990 film The Nasty Girl, this episode evolved into one of epic length.  Also discussed on the podcast is the 2012 film Stories We Tell.  Terry had hoped to compare and contrast two true stories told in two different methods.  It is possible that more questions were raised than answered on this one.  Hopefully, this might encourages some good people to go and check both films which as of April 1st, 2015, are available on Netflix's streaming service.

Please check out the podcast group page on Facebook (The Flickering Waves Podcast) or follow us on Twitter (@flickeringwaves).  One can also check out the YouTube channel on YouTube.  The playlist for this episode should be available soon.  Other episode playlist are already available for everyone's enjoyment.

Direct download: Episode_13_-_Love__Anger.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 1:25am EDT

Leaving the fictional Las Vegas and turning our sights onto a director who would spend his later years in Las Vegas, this episode features a discussion of Ray Dennis Steckler's 1969 film Body Fever.  Body Fever features Steckler regulars Carolyn Brandt, Ron Haydock, Herb Robins and Gary Kent as well as behind the scenes work from Keith Wester and Jack Cooperman.  As someone who recognizes that Steckler's work is still relatively unknown, Terry often finds himself drifting off to other films in Steckler's career and some of the great stories behind them.  It is safe to say that many topics here will be revisited in future episodes of the podcast.

In an effort to briefly discuss the cinematographers Vilmos Zsigmond and Laszlo Kovacs, Terry incorrectly credited the cinematography in The Last Picture Show to Mr. Kovacs when it was actually Robert Surtees.  Laszlo Kovacs did work in many other pictures including Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, The King of Marvin Gardens, Ghostbusters and Say Anything.  We apologize for the incorrect credit.

The podcast can be downloaded via iTunes or through the flickeringwaves.com website.  iTunes will also allow you to subscribe and comment about the podcast.  We can also be found on Facebook (The Flickering Waves podcast group page), Twitter (@flickeringwaves) and YouTube (for our playlists to compliment each episode).

Direct download: Episode_6_-_Femme_Fatale.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 2:08am EDT

For Independence Day 2014, Terry revisits Francis Ford Coppola's 1982 film "One From The Heart" which features an Oscar-nominated Song Score from Tom Waits.  Mr. Coppola chose to follow up Apocalypse Now with the simple love story of Hank and Frannie (Frederic Forrest and Teri Garr).  A production that went over budget and a troubling pre-release buzz led Coppola to remove the film from distribution shortly after its February 1982 release.

Upon closer inspection, this minor film in the Coppola filmography is worthy of reconsideration due to solid performances especially from Teri Garr, its technical innovations and the music from the film.  All this and more is discussed in this episode of Flickering Waves.  Episode 6 of the podcast will feature a discussion of Ray Dennis Steckler's 1969 film Body Fever.  Check out the YouTube playlist for this episode of the podcast and please comment and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

Direct download: Episode_5_-_This_Ones_From_The_Heart.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 5:21pm EDT