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Noah Forrest

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The Mount Rushmore of Forgettable Actors

It’s a troubling time in theaters right now, not for most moviegoers who see a movie or two a week, but for people like me who have an addiction; I don’t really know what to do with myself. I’ve caught up withDuplicity, I Love You, Man, and pretty much every movie I have any interest in…

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Wiley Wiggins Star of Sorry, Thanks

This week Noah talks to Wiley Wiggins about his new film, Sorry, Thanks, being in the cast of Dazed and Confused, mumblecore films, and great sci-fi films. Listen to Noah Forrest Podcast with Wiley Wiggins

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The Brilliance of Hunger

Hunger shed light on something of which I, being an American who was born two years after the events depicted in the film, was unaware. While I can’t say that I walked out of the film with a greater understanding of the political reason why IRA prisoners would deliberately starve themselves to achieve their goals,…

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South by Southwest by Northeast, or, Mumblecore Must Die

Sometimes I really love the direction that movie distribution is going in. With movie theaters becoming less and less of a place I’d like to visit because of rude crowds, rising ticket prices and sticky floors, I enjoy having the option of watching something at home. With HD becoming more of a standard and the…

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Mark Webber Director of Explicit Ills

This week Noah talks to actor turned writer/director Mark Webber about his new film Explicit Ills, working with Jim Jarmusch and Ethan Hawke, and starring in Nickelodeon’s Snow Day. Listen to Noah Forrest Podcast with Director Mark Webber

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10 Years Later: Still Missing Kubrick, Still Loving Eyes Wide Shut

When I found out that Stanley Kubrick died on the morning of March 7th, 1999, my eyes welled up with tears like I had lost a family member. It might seem silly that I was crying over the death of a filmmaker who I had never met, but it had only been about six years prior…

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Andy Fickman Director of Race to Witch Mountain

This week Noah talks to Race to Witch Mountain director Andy Fickman about action movies, the making of Anaconda and beating up The Rock. Listen to Noah Forrest Podcast with Director Andy Fickman

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I Hate It Because You Love It

Every year, after the dust settles post-Oscars, it becomes easier to see the recently nominated films more clearly. There is so much passion on both sides when it comes to almost every film that it becomes hard sometimes to parse through your nuanced feelings about a film. Similar to a political race, the Oscar nominations…

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“We don’t have any idea what the universe is. Wise people have always told us that this is proof you shouldn’t think, because thinking leads you nowhere. You just build over this huge construction of misunderstanding, which is culture. The history of culture is the history of the misunderstandings of great thinkers. So we always have to go back to zero and begin differently. And maybe in that way you have a chance not to understand but at least not to have further misunderstandings. Because this is the other side of this question—Am I really so brave to cancel all human culture? To stop admiring the beauty in human production? It’s very difficult to say no.”
~ László Krasznahorkai

“I have a license to carry in New York. Can you believe that? Nobody knows that, [Applause] somebody attacks, somebody attacks me, oh, they’re gonna be shot. Can you imagine? Somebody says, oh, it is Trump, he’s easy pickings what do you say? Right? Oh, boy. What was the famous movie? No. Remember, no remember where he went around and he sort of after his wife was hurt so badly and kill. What?  I — Honestly, Yeah, right, it’s true, but you have many of them. Famous movie. Somebody. You have many of them. Charles Bronson right the late great Charles Bronson name of the movie come on.  , remember that? Ah, we’re gonna cut you up, sir, we’re gonna cut you up, uh-huh.


One of the great movies. Charles Bronson, great, Charles Bronson. Great movies. Today you can’t make that movie because it’s not politically correct, right? It’s not politically correct. But could you imagine with Trump? Somebody says, oh, all these big monsters aren’t around he’s easy pickings and then shoot.”
~ Donald Trump