Film Disquisition Vol 2 Ep 31: Certain Women

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Beth is a law school graduate who twice a week drives four hours to Belfry, Montana, to teach night classes about school law. After class, she gets food at a local diner with a student, a rancher. One night, the rancher gives Beth a ride on a horse and tries to put the moves on her, but Beth brushes her off. Beth soon decides that the long drive is too much trouble and gets someone else to teach the class for her. Back home in Livingston, Beth arrives at her day job at a law office to find The Rancher, who says she just wanted to see her again. They part ways and Beth goes to work.  

Space Money Octagon Presents
The Filmography Disquisition Series
Volume 2
Kristen Stewart: An Exhaustive Examination

Join co-hosts Vanessa and Toben as they journey through an actor’s filmography in an effort to definitively determine that actor’s best movie, using a very real and refined review process.
In Volume 2 of the series, Vanessa and Toben are seeking out the best Kristen Stewart movie.

Current Rankings:

  1. Camp X-Ray
  2. Clouds of Sils Maria
  3. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
  4. Still Alice
  5. Anesthesia
  6. Snow White and the Huntsman
  7. Speak
  8. Equals
  9. Welcome to the Rileys
  10. The Runaways
  11. American Ultra
  12. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
  13. Adventureland
  14. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
  15. The Twilight Saga: New Moon
  16. Zathura
  17. On The Road
  18. Panic Room
  19. Twilight
  20. The Yellow Handkerchief
  21. The Messengers
  22. The Safety of Objects
  23. Fierce People
  24. In The Land of Women
  25. Into The Wild
  26. Cold Creek Manor
  27. Catch That Kid
  28. The Cake Eaters
  29. Jumper
  30. What Just Happened
  31. Undertow

Contact: filmdisq@gmail.com (emails may be read on the show)

Hosts: Vanessa  and Toben 

Music: Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in B Flat Major, K. 191 – I. Allegro
performed by the Skidmore College Orchestra

Intro voice performance: @iamastove

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Film Disquisition Vol 2 Ep 30: Equals

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Nia is a quiet, thoughtful young lady who secretly has feelings and emotions. One day, she discovers that a colleague, Silas, is also developing feelings and emotions. Soon they start hooking up, which really complicates things at their workplace and in the emotionless utopian community they live in known as The Collective. When hiding their feelings become too much, Nia and Silas consider running away together into the unknown. When The Collective announces a cure for the “disease” of emotions, Nia and Silas put their plan into action – but it’s soon derailed by the revelation that Nia is pregnant. Nia escapes the clutches of the medical authorities thanks to the help of a few others who also have feelings, but she’s mistakenly believed by Silas to dead. When they finally reunite, Silas has been given the cure, with only a few hours left to be himself with Nia. They decide to continue with their escape plan, leaving The Collective for an uncertain future together. 

Space Money Octagon Presents
The Filmography Disquisition Series
Volume 2
Kristen Stewart: An Exhaustive Examination

Join co-hosts Vanessa and Toben as they journey through an actor’s filmography in an effort to definitively determine that actor’s best movie, using a very real and refined review process.
In Volume 2 of the series, Vanessa and Toben are seeking out the best Kristen Stewart movie.

Current Rankings:

  1. Camp X-Ray
  2. Clouds of Sils Maria
  3. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
  4. Still Alice
  5. Anesthesia
  6. Snow White and the Huntsman
  7. Speak
  8. Welcome to the Rileys
  9. The Runaways
  10. American Ultra
  11. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
  12. Adventureland
  13. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
  14. The Twilight Saga: New Moon
  15. Zathura
  16. On The Road
  17. Panic Room
  18. Twilight
  19. The Yellow Handkerchief
  20. The Messengers
  21. The Safety of Objects
  22. Fierce People
  23. In The Land of Women
  24. Into The Wild
  25. Cold Creek Manor
  26. Catch That Kid
  27. The Cake Eaters
  28. Jumper
  29. What Just Happened
  30. Undertow

Contact: filmdisq@gmail.com (emails may be read on the show)

Hosts: Vanessa  and Toben 

Music: Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in B Flat Major, K. 191 – I. Allegro
performed by the Skidmore College Orchestra

Intro voice performance: @iamastove

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Film Disquisition Vol 2 Ep 29: American Ultra

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American Ultra
Phoebe is an undercover CIA agent who, for the past five years, has been tasked with keeping Mike Howell safe – and within the city limits of Liman, West Virginia. Unbeknownst to Mike, but beknowst to Phoebe, Mike was part of a mothballed experimental CIA project to create super sleeper agents. One day, Mike informs Phoebe that he’s killed two men who attacked him at work. Phoebe and Mike are soon brought in to the sheriff’s department for questioning, but before they can explain what’s happened, the department is besieged by CIA contract goons trying to eliminate Mike. Phoebe blows her cover to save Mike’s life, but the revelation of her covert life damages his trust in her. When the CIA brings Phoebe in, it’s revealed that she was Mike’s handler when he was first inducted into the experimental program, and  her feelings for him are indeed real. Phoebe and Mike escape with their lives, get married, and later return to the field – running operations their way. 

Space Money Octagon Presents
The Filmography Disquisition Series
Volume 2
Kristen Stewart: An Exhaustive Examination

Join co-hosts Vanessa and Toben as they journey through an actor’s filmography in an effort to definitively determine that actor’s best movie, using a very real and refined review process.
In Volume 2 of the series, Vanessa and Toben are seeking out the best Kristen Stewart movie.

Current Rankings:

  1. Camp X-Ray
  2. Clouds of Sils Maria
  3. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
  4. Still Alice
  5. Anesthesia
  6. Snow White and the Huntsman
  7. Speak
  8. Welcome to the Rileys
  9. The Runaways
  10. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
  11. Adventureland
  12. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
  13. The Twilight Saga: New Moon
  14. Zathura
  15. On The Road
  16. Panic Room
  17. Twilight
  18. The Yellow Handkerchief
  19. The Messengers
  20. The Safety of Objects
  21. Fierce People
  22. In The Land of Women
  23. Into The Wild
  24. Cold Creek Manor
  25. Catch That Kid
  26. The Cake Eaters
  27. Jumper
  28. What Just Happened
  29. Undertow

Contact: filmdisq@gmail.com (emails may be read on the show)

Hosts: Vanessa  and Toben 

Music: Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in B Flat Major, K. 191 – I. Allegro
performed by the Skidmore College Orchestra

Intro voice performance: @iamastove

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Film Disquisition Vol 2 Ep 28: Anesthesia

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Anesthesia
Sophie is an inscrutable grad student at Columbia University. Frustrated not only with her studies in philosophy, but with her general place in life, Sophie struggles with self-harm. One day, she shares her troubles with her professor and asks him to sit in on a therapy session. During the session, Sophie reveals her anger, frustration, and self-loathing over feeling isolated in a world that she sees only as disconnected and alien, devoid of genuine human interaction. Sophie’s professor later convinces her to give up her instrument of harm, and make an effort to find peace with the world. 

Space Money Octagon Presents
The Filmography Disquisition Series
Volume 2
Kristen Stewart: An Exhaustive Examination

Join co-hosts Vanessa and Toben as they journey through an actor’s filmography in an effort to definitively determine that actor’s best movie, using a very real and refined review process.
In Volume 2 of the series, Vanessa and Toben are seeking out the best Kristen Stewart movie.

Current Rankings:

  1. Camp X-Ray
  2. Clouds of Sils Maria
  3. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
  4. Still Alice
  5. Snow White and the Huntsman
  6. Speak
  7. Welcome to the Rileys
  8. The Runaways
  9. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
  10. Adventureland
  11. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
  12. The Twilight Saga: New Moon
  13. Zathura
  14. On The Road
  15. Panic Room
  16. Twilight
  17. The Yellow Handkerchief
  18. The Messengers
  19. The Safety of Objects
  20. Fierce People
  21. In The Land of Women
  22. Into The Wild
  23. Cold Creek Manor
  24. Catch That Kid
  25. The Cake Eaters
  26. Jumper
  27. What Just Happened
  28. Undertow

Contact: filmdisq@gmail.com (emails may be read on the show)

Hosts: Vanessa  and Toben 

Music: Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in B Flat Major, K. 191 – I. Allegro
performed by the Skidmore College Orchestra

Intro voice performance: @iamastove

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Film Disquisition Vol 2 Ep 27: Still Alice

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Join co-hosts Vanessa and Toben as they journey through an actor’s filmography in an effort to definitively determine that actor’s best movie, using a very real and refined review process.
In Volume 2 of the series, Vanessa and Toben are seeking out the best Kristen Stewart movie.

Space Money Octagon Presents
The Filmography Disquisition Series
Volume 2
Kristen Stewart: An Exhaustive Examination

Still Alice
Lydia Howland is an aspiring actress living in Los Angeles with two roommates, working her way through the local theater scene. One day, her mother, a linguistics professor at Columbia, visits and takes her out for lunch, where she asks Lydia about reconsidering her career path. While visiting her family for Christmas, Lydia notices that her mother, Alice, is having trouble remembering people she just met. Lydia and her siblings later learn this is a symptom of Alice’s early onset Alzheimer’s disease, which in this case is familial. Her siblings both get tested for the disease, but Lydia chooses not to find out if she’ll one day suffer the effects of Alzheimer’s. Lydia visits again while in town for a play, joining Alice for walk and talk about the future, where Alice again pushes Lydia about her career options. During a family dinner, Lydia argues with her sister about how best to help Alice deal with the disease and the related stress. After her mother decides to give a speech at an Alzheimer’s conference, Lydia encourages Alice to incorporate more of her personal voice to the speech. Alice does and the speech is very well received. As Alice’s condition worsens, Lydia moves in to help take care of her – spending the days out on walks with her and reading to her plays about love. 

Current Rankings:

  1. Camp X-Ray
  2. Clouds of Sils Maria
  3. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
  4. Snow White and the Huntsman
  5. Speak
  6. Welcome to the Rileys
  7. The Runaways
  8. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
  9. Adventureland
  10. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
  11. The Twilight Saga: New Moon
  12. Zathura
  13. On The Road
  14. Panic Room
  15. Twilight
  16. The Yellow Handkerchief
  17. The Messengers
  18. The Safety of Objects
  19. Fierce People
  20. In The Land of Women
  21. Into The Wild
  22. Cold Creek Manor
  23. Catch That Kid
  24. The Cake Eaters
  25. Jumper
  26. What Just Happened
  27. Undertow

Contact: filmdisq@gmail.com (emails may be read on the show)

Hosts: Vanessa  and Toben 

Music: Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in B Flat Major, K. 191 – I. Allegro
performed by the Skidmore College Orchestra

Intro voice performance: @iamastove

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Film Disquisition Vol 2 Ep 26: Clouds of Sils Maria

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Clouds of Sils Maria
Valentine is the personal assistant to Maria Enders, an actress traveling to accept an award on behalf of reclusive playwright Wilhelm Melchior, whose play was Enders’ breakout role. En route to Zurich, Valentine and Maria get word that Wilhelm has died. While at the award ceremony-turned-memorial, Valentine convinces Maria to meet with a director about returning to the play that made her famous. Over the next several weeks, Valentine helps Maria prepare for the role, running lines and exchanging ideas about the themes and meaning of the play. Their perspectives differ on many things, including the potential of the actress set to play the role a younger Maria once did. One day, while on a hike, Valentine and Maria are arguing once more over the play and interpretations of it… then Valentine vanishes, never to be seen by Maria again. 

Space Money Octagon Presents
The Filmography Disquisition Series
Volume 2
Kristen Stewart: An Exhaustive Examination

Join Vanessa and Toben as they journey through an actor’s filmography, chronologically, in an effort to definitively determine that actor’s best movie.
In Volume 2 of the series, Vanessa and Toben are seeking out the best Kristen Stewart movie.

Current Rankings:

  1. Camp X-Ray
  2. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
  3. Snow White and the Huntsman
  4. Speak
  5. Welcome to the Rileys
  6. The Runaways
  7. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
  8. Adventureland
  9. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
  10. The Twilight Saga: New Moon
  11. Zathura
  12. On The Road
  13. Panic Room
  14. Twilight
  15. The Yellow Handkerchief
  16. The Messengers
  17. The Safety of Objects
  18. Fierce People
  19. In The Land of Women
  20. Into The Wild
  21. Cold Creek Manor
  22. Catch That Kid
  23. The Cake Eaters
  24. Jumper
  25. What Just Happened
  26. Undertow

Contact: filmdisq@gmail.com (emails may be read on the show)

Hosts: Vanessa  and Toben 

Music: Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in B Flat Major, K. 191 – I. Allegro
performed by the Skidmore College Orchestra

Intro voice performance: @iamastove

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Film Disquisition Vol 2 Ep 25: Camp X-Ray

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Volume 2
Kristen Stewart: An Exhaustive Examination

Camp X-Ray
Cole is a new guard at Guantanamo Bay. On her first day, she gets punched in the face by a detainee. One day, while on library duty, she meets Ali – a man who’s been detained at Gitmo for eight years and just wants to read the last Harry Potter book. After their literary discussion turns sour, Cole receives a fecal cocktail from Ali. Despite this, the two eventually develop a mutual respect for each other and connect emotionally. As Cole nears the end of her deployment, Ali shares with her his fear that he will never be free and never have a home again. In Ali’s moment of despair, as he considers killing himself, Cole urges him to hold on to even the smallest amount of hope, before letting him decide his own fate. Ali chooses to live, and shares a moment of affection with Cole before they part ways. As a parting gift, Cole finds the final Harry Potter book for Ali, leaving him a note inside: “I don’t know if Snape’s a good guy. But I know you are.”

Join Vanessa and Toben as they journey through an actor’s filmography, chronologically, in an effort to definitively determine that actor’s best movie.
In Volume 2 of the series, Vanessa and Toben are seeking out the best Kristen Stewart movie.

Current Rankings:

  1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
  2. Snow White and the Huntsman
  3. Speak
  4. Welcome to the Rileys
  5. The Runaways
  6. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
  7. Adventureland
  8. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
  9. The Twilight Saga: New Moon
  10. Zathura
  11. On The Road
  12. Panic Room
  13. Twilight
  14. The Yellow Handkerchief
  15. The Messengers
  16. The Safety of Objects
  17. Fierce People
  18. In The Land of Women
  19. Into The Wild
  20. Cold Creek Manor
  21. Catch That Kid
  22. The Cake Eaters
  23. Jumper
  24. What Just Happened
  25. Undertow

Contact: filmdisq@gmail.com (emails may be read on the show)

Hosts: Vanessa  and Toben 

Music: Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in B Flat Major, K. 191 – I. Allegro
performed by the Skidmore College Orchestra

Intro voice performance: @iamastove

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Film Disquisition Vol 2 Ep 24: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

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Kristen Stewart: An Exhaustive Examination

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
Bella is a horny strong vampire mom now. 

Join Vanessa and Toben as they journey through an actor’s filmography, chronologically, in an effort to definitively determine that actor’s best movie.
In Volume 2 of the series, Vanessa and Toben are seeking out the best Kristen Stewart movie.

Current Rankings:

  1. Snow White and the Huntsman
  2. Speak
  3. Welcome to the Rileys
  4. The Runaways
  5. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
  6. Adventureland
  7. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
  8. The Twilight Saga: New Moon
  9. Zathura
  10. On The Road
  11. Panic Room
  12. Twilight
  13. The Yellow Handkerchief
  14. The Messengers
  15. The Safety of Objects
  16. Fierce People
  17. In The Land of Women
  18. Into The Wild
  19. Cold Creek Manor
  20. Catch That Kid
  21. The Cake Eaters
  22. Jumper
  23. What Just Happened
  24. Undertow

Contact: filmdisq@gmail.com (emails may be read on the show)

Hosts: Vanessa  and Toben 

Music: Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in B Flat Major, K. 191 – I. Allegro
performed by the Skidmore College Orchestra

Intro voice performance: @iamastove

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Film Disquisition Vol 2 Ep 23: On the Road

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Space Money Octagon Presents
The Filmography Disquisition Series
Volume 2
Kristen Stewart: An Exhaustive Examination

On the Road (2012)
Marylou is chill 16 year old bride who knows how to roll her own joints. She’s married to Dean, an adult man, who apparently taught her how to roll joints. One day, Dean leaves for Denver and takes a mistress. A year or so later, she’s still kind of with Dean, and travels with him to visit their friend Sal for Thanksgiving in North Carolina. Soon they’re all on the road together, heading to New York City to ring in the new year of 1949. Around this time, Marylou hooks with Sal, but everyone’s cool with it as Dean is pretty clearly into open relationships. Marylou, Dean, and Sal hit the road once more, this time bound for San Francisco – with a short detour to return a husband to his wife on Louisiana. As they head west, Marylou worries Dean will leave her once they arrive in San Francisco. She also reveals her desire to settle down and have a child, which she may do with her fiancé back in Denver. Dean does totally immediately take off as soon they arrive in San Francisco, and after sharing a hotel room with Sal,  Marylou declares that being on the road is no longer for her and heads to Denver to start fresh and marry her sailor fiancé. 

Join co-hosts Vanessa and Toben as they journey through an actor’s filmography, in chronological order, in an effort to definitively determine – using a refined academic and scientific process – that actor’s best movie.

Their quest began in Volume 1 with one of the most pressing cinematic questions of our time: what’s the best Blake Lively movie?
In Volume 2, Vanessa and Toben seek out the best Kristen Stewart movie.

Current Rankings:

  1. Snow White and the Huntsman
  2. Speak
  3. Welcome to the Rileys
  4. The Runaways
  5. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
  6. Adventureland
  7. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
  8. The Twilight Saga: New Moon
  9. Zathura
  10. Panic Room
  11. Twilight
  12. The Yellow Handkerchief
  13. The Messengers
  14. The Safety of Objects
  15. Fierce People
  16. In The Land of Women
  17. Into The Wild
  18. Cold Creek Manor
  19. Catch That Kid
  20. The Cake Eaters
  21. Jumper
  22. What Just Happened
  23. Undertow

Contact: filmdisq@gmail.com (emails may be read on the show)

Hosts: Vanessa  and Toben 

Music: Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in B Flat Major, K. 191 – I. Allegro
performed by the Skidmore College Orchestra

Intro voice performance: @iamastove

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Film Disquisition Vol 2 Ep 22: Snow White and the Huntsman

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Space Money Octagon Presents
The Filmography Disquisition Series
Volume 2
Kristen Stewart: An Exhaustive Examination

Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

Snow White is a little princess whose life is turned upside down when her father, the king, is murdered by the villainous beauty Ravenna. Imprisoned for years in the north tower of the same castle that she had grown up in, Snow White now spends her days praying alone. One day, a new prisoner arrives with word that there are still people on the outside loyal to Snow White’s family. With this information, Snow White soon escapes in search of aid to retake the kingdom. After tripping on mushroom dust in the dark forest, Snow White is captured by a Huntsman hired by the evil queen to return her. Thanks to the mercy of the Huntsman, Snow White is spared – and she convinces him to help her find the loyalist army. When a troll nearly eats them both, Snow White discovers she has the power to calm wild creatures. When a brief rest at a small village is interrupted by the queen’s men, Snow White and the Huntsman once again are forced to flee, but soon finding themselves captured by a group of dwarves. Fortunately, the dwarves are no friends to the queen and they take up Snow White’s cause. On the journey, Snow White is reunited with her childhood friend William, who carries the guilt of leaving her behind years ago. One day, whilst in the forest, Snow White is tricked by a shape-shifting Ravenna into eating a poisoned apple and seemingly dies. But upon being brought to the castle of the loyalist forces and receiving a kiss from the Huntsman, Snow White is revived and ready to lead an attack on Ravenna. After the dwarves help open the gates to Ravenna’s castle, Snow White finally delivers justice at the end of a sword. With the kingdom retaken and life restored to the land, Snow White takes her seat on the throne. 

Join co-hosts Vanessa and Toben as they journey through an actor’s filmography, in chronological order, in an effort to definitively determine – using a refined academic and scientific process – that actor’s best movie.

Their quest began in Volume 1 with one of the most pressing cinematic questions of our time: what’s the best Blake Lively movie?
In Volume 2, Vanessa and Toben seek out the best Kristen Stewart movie.

Current Rankings:

  1. Speak
  2. Welcome to the Rileys
  3. The Runaways
  4. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
  5. Adventureland
  6. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
  7. The Twilight Saga: New Moon
  8. Zathura
  9. Panic Room
  10. Twilight
  11. The Yellow Handkerchief
  12. The Messengers
  13. The Safety of Objects
  14. Fierce People
  15. In The Land of Women
  16. Into The Wild
  17. Cold Creek Manor
  18. Catch That Kid
  19. The Cake Eaters
  20. Jumper
  21. What Just Happened
  22. Undertow

Contact: filmdisq@gmail.com (emails may be read on the show)

Hosts: Vanessa  and Toben 

Music: Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in B Flat Major, K. 191 – I. Allegro
performed by the Skidmore College Orchestra

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Intro voice performance: @iamastove

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