2013 Summer Wrap-up Video (Flick + Flack)

Posted on | September 2, 2013 | 1 Comment

Flick and Flack discuss the highs and lows of Summer Movies 2013. It’s been a (mostly) great summer for film but now it’s time to say so long to the backup singers, comic book superheroes, and other characters that had us riveted at the movies. Goodbye summer, hello fall movie season….

Sesame Street Treat: Flick + Flack meet Joey and Murray!

Posted on | April 21, 2013 | 2 Comments

Flack talks with Murray from Sesame Street abut his favorite (and least favorite!) letter, best friends, and favorite movies. For the first time ever Flick and Flack meet a Henson friend! Murray was kind and interesting to talk with. Plus, he said the name of our website which is AWESOME!

Flick and Flack interview master puppeteer Joey Mazzarino. He talks about getting into the Sesame Street business, meeting Jim Henson, and whether or not there’s a possibility of a Sesame Street film in this day and age.

Flick + Flack interview Director Jonathan Kalafer

Posted on | April 14, 2013 | Add Comments

Flick and Flack interview Jonathan Kalafer, director of Once in a Lullaby. It’s a magnificent must-see documentary that charts the PS22 Chorus as they make their way from humble school beginnings to global internet fame and, eventually, a closing performance of “Over The Rainbow” at the 2011 Oscars. In our chat with the director he discusses how the film came to be, the editing process, going to the Academy Awards, and much more. A highlight? When Jonathan describes filming a “lost at the Oscars” sequence. If you get a chance at seeing the movie, watch it. It’s moving, fascinating, and an all around 5 star film! Inspiring, emotional, exciting…you’ll definitely be searching the chorus on YouTube after the film.

PS22 Chorus at the Academy Awards

The Big Interview: Julie Cohen

Posted on | February 20, 2013 | Add Comments

Learn about Julie Cohen, a documentary filmmaker and expert. Flick and Flack interview her about her own films and other docs (she was right with her Oscar prediction!).

Flick and Flack on NBC…AGAIN!!!!!!

Posted on | February 11, 2013 | Add Comments

That’s right! Flick and Flack were interviewed by Mario Hilario for the second time! They discuss this year’s PCFF. It’s a brief, but fun interview. Below you can watch it.

Spirited Away, Castle in the Sky, and Howl’s Moving Castle (Flick and Flack’s Video Review)

Posted on | June 3, 2012 | Add Comments

Flick and Flack talk about the Studio Ghibli film’s Spirited Away, Castle in the Sky, and Howl’s Moving Castle and Ghibli producer Toshio’s Suzuki’s Q&A at RISD.

2012 Festival De Cannes (Flick’s Video Report)

Posted on | May 24, 2012 | Add Comments

Flick talks about a feminist protest, Wes Anderson’s opening night film Moonrise kingdom, how to listen to press conferences from the past five years at Cannes, and more about 2012 Festival De Cannes.

The 2012 TIFF Kids International Film Festival

Posted on | April 28, 2012 | 2 Comments

The 2012 TIFF Kids International Film Festival (located in Toronto, Canada) was a fabulous experience. It was the first fest Flack and I went to other than the Providence Children’s Film Festival (PCFF). Anybody who wants to have a great time watching moving, funny, action packed and/or sad films will, in my opinion, will enjoy TIFF Kids. The festival is open to the public and schools. The Q&As are very interesting and I highly recommend them to anybody who wants to learn about how the films at TIFF Kids were made.

The following videos display Flack and my critiques of all the films we saw while at the fest. I hope the videos are interesting, critical (but not rude), and enjoyable. And now… dim the lights, sit back and enjoy our pure film festival analysis. Click on the link to view all of our videos on Vimeo.

Flick and Flack: The Pirates! Band of Misfits

Posted on | April 26, 2012 | Add Comments

While at TIFF Kids, on April 18, 2012 Flick and Flack attended a preview screening of Aardman Animation’s new film, The Pirates! Band of Misfits. After the film, an approximately thirty minute Q&A with Peter Lord (director of Pirates!) followed. We asked him questions, got our picture taken with him (see below), and saw the real claymation puppets of the Pirate Captain played by Hugh Grant, and the dodo.
The next day we both went to the hour long Master Class with Lord. We were honored to be there and we both enjoyed hearing Lord discuss four of Aardman’s films (Chicken Run, Wallace and Gromit: The Curse Of The Were Rabbit Arthur Christmas, and Pirates!) and a short from 1992 titled Adam (also  from Aardman). A cool fact we learned? Steven Spielberg (head of Dreamworks, the studio that produced Chicken Run) approved Chicken Run because Spielberg has chickens, Aardman pitched it as “The Great Escape with chickens”, and The Great Escape is his favorite movie.
Next up for Aardamn is Pirates! 2, some secretive projects, and possibly another Wallace and Gromit movie. Hopefully The Pirates! is a box office hit (it deserves to make more money than Alvin and The Chipmunks). Here are both of our reviews of the film. The Pirates! Band of Misfits opens this Friday, April 27th.

Flack reviews The Pirates! Band of Misfits.

Flick reviews The Pirates! Band of Misfits.

Photos Courtesy of TIFF – Toronto International Film Festival.

Top 5 Picks for TIFF Kids (Flick and Flack’s Top 5)

Posted on | April 13, 2012 | 3 Comments

We are heading to Toronto for TIFF Kids. It’s the second film festival (after PCFF) and our first international film festival we have ever attended. Before we post interviews and reviews here are our Top 5 Films we are looking forward to.

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