Sprocket Damage is the podcast by Blue Dragon Films, which features talks with others in the independent film world ranging from serious topics about struggles filmmakers deal with to pop culture dissections for a good laugh. You can find them on iTunes or just download them here for free!
EP 15 – FILM VS DIGITAL: ARCHIVE
The age old argument. Film vs digital. Which is better? Jason and Kristel tackle this heated debate in a three part series, starting here by looking into which approach works better for archiving.
EP 14 – THE PRESTIGE
Are you watching closely? Kristel and Jason were as we re-watched the Nolan film, THE PRESTIGE. Kristel remembers hating the movie when she first saw it in theaters, but will her opinion change when she sees it again 15 years later?
EP 13 – IT FEELS LIKE CHRISTMAS
With Christmas right around the corner, Jason and Kristel look back at the titles that put them in the holiday spirit.
EP 12 – CITIZENS OF THE WORLD
Another plug for a title available on the IFS website (internationalfilmseries.com), Kristel and Jason react to CITIZENS OF THE WORLD – an Italian film that tells the story of three retirees in Rome looking to move away to get the most out of their pensions. [in loud Italian voice] COME AN!!!
EP 11 – THE INVISIBLE MAN
Elisabeth Moss has had to deal with a lot of scary men in her career, and this film is no different. While surprisingly good, the film is not without it’s shortcomings, some of which aren’t its fault and can all be blamed (somehow) on Thanos…?
EP 10 – AMULET
We’re starting to get into the Halloween mode with our first horror film! This title is available to rent through the International Film Series website and is well worth the watch. Why? Well, it’s a first-time female writer/director who demonstrates how to tell an eerie feminist horror story with a great slow burn and an ending that would make Cronenberg giggle with delight.
Check the film out here: https://internationalfilmseries.com/summer-2020/10808/amulet
EP 9 – V FOR VENDETTA
Rounding out their collection of films based off of graphic novels, Jason and Kristel dig into the awkwardly timely V FOR VENDETTA and talk about how it relates to the 2020 pandemic and political climate. Plus, Jason finally asks Kristel the big question!
EP 8 – WATCHMEN
This movie is dense! How does this divisive film compare to its graphic novel source material? Kristel and Jason dig deep and shed some light on this 2009 flick.
EP 7 – CONSTANTINE
Kristel joins the show to talk about the 2005 film, CONSTANTINE. How does it hold up when looking at it almost 15 years later?
EP 6 – Review: The Shape of Water and the King Kong Conundrum
This week Jason takes a moment to review the new film by acclaimed director Guillermo del Toro. The Shape of Water is a new fantasy/drama and in this spoiler-free review, we talk about where it succeeded, where it tripped up, and how it relates to the King Kong movies.
EP 5 – “Gunfighter Nation (With Alex Cox)”
This week we welcome famed indie filmmaker Alex Cox to talk about his experiences both in front and behind the camera, as well as learning a bit about the production of his new feature length western, TOMBSTONE RASHOMON.
EP 4 – “Top 3 Sympathetic Villains”
This week Jason sits down with Kate and Adam to bicker about their personal picks for 3 villains that they feel they could sympathize with on some level. Do you agree with their choices? Who would you pick?
EP 3 – “Film vs Digital in Academia”
This week we sit down with a Associate Professor Victor Jendras (CU, Boulder) to talk about the use of analog and digital film in an academic setting and how that world has changed with the technology.
EP 2 – “Indie Cinematography with Alana Murphy”
Today I sat down with indie cinematographer Alana Murphy to talk a bit about her process and how working with smaller budget films influences what she does.
EP 1 – “Batman vs Superman vs Captain America: Civil War”
Tonight we discuss the differences and similarities of the major studio films, BATMAN VS SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE and CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, with guest Kate Lawlor.