Bald Movies – The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005)

Thanks to Melonusk for commissioning the 2005 french crime drama, De Battre Mon Cœur S’est Arrêté, or The Beat That My Heart Skipped. It tells the tale of a criminal operating in the lowest levels of French crime that has an unexpected opportunity to follow his dreams of being a concert pianist.  Pulled in two directions by the expectations of his father and his equally demanding, far less criminal piano tutor, director Jacques Audiard (director of Bald Move fave Un Prophète) finds clever ways of increasing the tension between the two paths that lie open to him.  We enjoyed the cyclical themes of father/son, teacher/student, infatuation/love and are once again impressed with Audiard’s storytelling ability, even if Jim questions how much story we’re actually being told.

Bald Movies – Looper (2012)

Today’s commissioned podcast is Looper, the 2012 sci-fi action thriller directed by Rian Johnson and starring, Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Emily Blunt.  We have David Babulak to thank for this, as he’s the one who pulled the trigger and made the commission.  This movie is really, really great, thought provoking, well made, and entertaining.  It’s one of those podcasts where we sit back and think about time and space and what it’s like to meet yourself from the future, which is always fun.  It’s not perfect, but it may not be possible to make a better time travel movie that’s this much fun to watch.

Bald Move TV – Altered Carbon First Impressions

Jim and A.Ron have seen the first two episodes of Netflix’s new sci-fi film noir series Altered Carbon.  Hundreds of years into the future, the wealthy elite change bodies like we change clothes, and a fallen rebel from a long ago civil war is brought back to life by a rich immortal who wants him to investigate his own “murder”.  Intriguing premise, looks amazing, with fantastic action sequences, but we’re a bit worried that some of the lofty ideas and world building are half baked.  Nothing fatal, which, what does that even mean to a series featuring unlimited lives?  But we’re hoping for some satisfying answers and payoff in the weeks ahead. 

Bald Move TV – Baldies 2017 – Awards Ceremony

Welcome to the 2017 Baldies Awards, where we honor the outstanding achievements in film, television, and Bald Move podcasting for the year! This is the main event, the 2017 Baldies Awards Ceremony proper. Once again we don our most formal t-shirts to hand out the Baldie gold to those deserving. Who takes home the top prize for Drama and Actor? There is sure to be fun and controversy along the way! If you want more, check out below for our full expanded Baldies coverage! 

Bald Move TV – Baldies 2017 – Best Drama

Welcome to the 2017 Baldies Awards, where we honor the outstanding achievements in film and television for the year!  This particular episode features what we call “deliberations” which is a behind the scene look at how we arrived at our various picks for the Baldies proper.  You SHOULD start by listening to the 2017 Baldies Awards Ceremony, then you can drill down to whatever sub-category you’re interested in / outraged with the most.

Bald Move TV – Baldies 2017 – Best First Run Bald Movie

Welcome to the 2017 Baldies Awards, where we honor the outstanding achievements in film and television for the year!  This particular episode features what we call “deliberations” which is a behind the scene look at how we arrived at our various picks for the Baldies proper.  You SHOULD start by listening to the 2017 Baldies Awards Ceremony, then you can drill down to whatever sub-category you’re interested in / outraged with the most.