The B-Movies Podcast #79: Up Yours, Vertigo!

Bibbs and Witney debate the controversial Sight and Sound poll, pick their own 'Best Films Ever Made' and review Total Recall and The Babymakers.

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Citizen Kane stopped being 'The Best Movie Ever Made?' Poppycock. This week, William 'Bibbs' Bibbiani (CraveOnline's Film Channel Editor) and 'Professor' Witney Seibold review this decade's much-anticipated Sight and Sound poll, which asked hundreds of film critics, filmmakers and industry experts to select the greatest movies of all time, and in which – for the first time in 50 years – Citizen Kane didn't own the #1 spot. In its place? Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo, to which Bibbs says "Up yours." Listen up as Bibbs and Witney debate the new "Best Movies Ever Made" before contributing their own picks for the greatest films of all time. Alas, neither of this week's two new releases – Total Recall and The Babymakers – made the cut, although one of them was actually rather good.

Why should you care about the best films ever made? What was the only film to make both Bibbs' and Witney's lists? Why should you care about these artsy-farsty old movies in the first place? What makes a movie "great" anyway? What film makes The Professor tear up just talking about it?

The answers to all these questions and more in The B-Movies Podcast #79: Up Yours, Vertigo!
 

Timeline: 

Vertigo (9:30)

Citizen Kane (15:17)

Tokyo Story (19:26)

The Rules of the Game (23:55)

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (27:00)

2001: A Space Odyssey (30:40)

The Searchers (35:23)

Man with a Movie Camera (38:51)

The Passion of Joan of Arc (42:26)

8 1/2 (46:22)

Bibbs and Witney Present Their Own "Best Movies Ever Made" (50:17)

Total Recall (1:21:44)

The Babymakers 


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