Film Reviews Episodes

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Family Plot: Alfred Hitchcock's last film. Talking with Shaun Chang of the Hill Place Movie and TV Blog.

June 30, 2022

A light hearted thriller set in San Francisco in the mid-1970s.

Guest: Shaun Chang
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Top Gun Maverick, starring Tom Cruise. Talking with Shaun Chang of the Hill Place Movie and TV Blog

June 2, 2022

Sequel to the 1986 Top Gun film also starring Tom Cruise. Ensemble cast of well rounded characters. Suspenseful.

Guest: Shaun Chang
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Day for Night: a film by Francois Truffaut, Talking with Shaun Chang of the Hill Place Movie and TV Blog.

May 20, 2022

François Truffaut’s comedy classic movie about making a movie. It won the 1974 Oscar for best foreign film. He was one of the great filmmakers of the second half of the 20th Century.

Guest: Shaun Chang
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Nashville, The Film. Talking with Shaun Chang of the Hill Place Movie and TV blog.

May 17, 2022

Robert Altman’s 1975 drama about the intersecting lives of people in Nashville, Tennessee. Country music, the entertainment industry and politics are some of the major themes.

Guest: Shaun Chang
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Mayhem and Drama at the Academy Awards. Talking with Shaun Chang of the Hill Place Movie and TV Blog.

March 29, 2022

The 94th Academy Awards was one for the history books to paraphrase Chris Rock, one of the presenters. The best actor award went to Will Smith for his starring role in King Richard. But the Motion Picture Academy is weighing…

Guest: Shaun Chang
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Welcoming back Falcon Crest: With Shaun Chang of the TV and Movie Blog Hill Place.

March 6, 2022

1980s TV soap Falcon Crest is back on Amazon Prime IMDB-TV.

Guest: Shaun Chang
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Does Anyone Still Care About the Oscars ? Talking with Shaun Chang from the Movie and TV Blog Hill Place.

Feb. 18, 2022

Oscar Night used to be all glitz and glamour. But now its’ preachy virtue signaling is boring TV viewers. Will this year be better ?

Guest: Shaun Chang
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The Wife starring Glenn Close and Jonathan Price: Talking with Shaun Chang from the Movie and TV Blog Hill Place.

Jan. 21, 2022

A literary collaboration of husband and wife comes under scrutiny when the husband wins the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Guest: Shaun Chang
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Being the Ricardos: In conversation with Shaun Chang, Blogger at the TV and Movie Blog Hill Place

Dec. 16, 2021

Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem star in this Aaron Sorkin written and directed film about the creative genius of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz who created the I love Lucy sitcom. Three crises dominate one week in 1952, Lucy's …

Guest: Shaun Chang
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No Time to Die: The 25th James Bond Film. In conversation with Shaun Chang of the Movie and TV Blog Hill Place.

Nov. 24, 2021

In today's episode film critic Shaun Chang reviews the most recent Bond film and Daniel Craig's fifth and last one, No Way to Die. We also discuss the development of the franchise over the last 60 years. --- Send in a voice …

Guest: Shaun Chang
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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Film discussion with author Tom Lisanti and writer/blogger Shaun Chang.

Nov. 5, 2021

Quentin Tarantino's 9th film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie gives set in 1969 Hollywood, gives a Through the Looking Glass ending to the Sharon Tate/LaBianca murders by the Manson Family. --- Send i…

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The Streets of San Francisco. Michael Douglas. Karl Malden. 1972-1977.

May 24, 2020

The 119 episodes of the TV series were filmed on location in San Francisco. To retain San Francisco authenticity, a sound stage was built in the City to film non-location, indoor scenes. Early 1970s San Francisco comes alive…

Guest: Jim Herlihy
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Bullitt. Steve McQueen. 1968

May 17, 2020

Bullitt starring iconic 1960s King of Cool Steve McQueen is set in San Francisco. A Chicago mobster is being guarded by Lt. Frank Bullitt (McQueen) and his team pending his appearance as chief witness before a Senate subcomm…

Guest: Jim Herlihy
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Towering Inferno. Steve McQueen. Paul Newman. Faye Dunaway. 1974

May 10, 2020

The dedication ceremony of the worlds tallest high rise at 138 stories in San Francisco, is the setting for this 1974 disaster film. The film unintentionally provides an eerie foreshadowing of the events of 9/11 and the Twin…

Guest: Jim Herlihy