The team took a week off (around Friday, June 17), but before they did, recorded a new podcast valid for Friday June 10, wherein The Idol, Warcraft, 3rd Street Blackout, Conjuring 2, Almost Holy, and In Search of Israeli Cuisine are discussed.
Though we weren’t able to talk about Matthew Barney’s River of Fundament, we did get around to Pop Star: Never Stop Never Stopping, Presenting Princess Shaw (both about the music biz), Hockney, about the painter, the beautifully shot Italian film L’Attesa, and revivals of Meek’s Cutoff (shot in Oregon), Raiders of the Lost Ark and… More
The big openings this weekend are X-Men: Apocalypse, and Alice Through the Looking Glass, which are team tackles. Also on hand are the Cuban film Viva, the apartment set thriller The Ones Below, the Cannees favorites Dheepan and The Lobster, the revival of an unusual anime film Belladonna of Sadness, and a restoration of Kurosawa’s… More
Here are the movies we talk about this week: High Rise, based on the J. G. Ballad novel; Francofonia, an essay film on the idea of the art museum; Tale of Tales, based on Italian fairy tales; The Nice Guys, a comic buddy cop film set in the 1970s ; and Money Monsters, a ripped-from-the-headlines social comment movie about Wall Street. Also… More
This week our trio is joined by tech chief Jordan Lewis to review such films as the trapped-in-a-course horror film Crush the Skull, the personal drama from Rob Reiner Being Charlie, the French film about filmmaking, Irma Vep, and two Czech films in the recent series, The Way Out and Gangster Ka. Also, the first… More
One of the biggest movies of the year, Captain America: Civil War, threatens to distract from everything else, but our team carries on, with reviews also of the catnap comedy Keanu, the biopic Papa: Hemingway in Cuba, the New Zealand historical drama White Lies, a documentary about secondary actors in Star Wars, Elstree 1976, Jason… More
Kind of an off week, movie wise, but the team carries on, with reviews of the new action film Criminal, the biopic about the mathematicians G. H. Hardy and S. Ramanujan, The Man Who Knew Infinity, and Green Room, the horror film shot in Oregon.
This week a reduced team looks at First Monday in May, a documentary about Vogue‘s preparation of a fashion show at the Met; The Huntsman: Winter War, the prequel to last year’s Snow White knock off; Louder Than Bombs, a domestic drama along the lines of Ordinary People; Lamb, an Ethiopian film about a displaced youth; Strange Victory, a restored essay film… More
This week on a very special On the Aisle, we talk to Cathy Whims, chef, food writer, and owner of Nostrana and two other eateries, about food movies, starting with City of Gold, the new documentary about writer Jonathan Gold, and moving on to favorite food scenes, in such films as Babette’s Feast and When… More