Today’s lineup includes the musical The Last Five Years, five years, the teen comedy The Duff, the indie vampire movie A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, the PIFF favorite Timbuktu, the Oregon-filmed horror film House of Last Things, thoughts on a revival of Dirty Harry, and part 90 of the Oscar coverage.
This week the gang analyzes the spy spoof The Kingsmen, the teen high school slaughter film White Rabbit, and the autobiographical Mommy. The podcast concludes with the latest in a never ending series of Oscar predictions.
Marc Mohan is back from Sundance with comments on a few of the documentaries he viewed, and the rest of the team joins in with reflections on the love story Song One, the Russian drama Leviathan, the Lebowski reunion The Seventh Son, the filmed play Match, the thriller Enter the Dangerous Mind, the documentary Matt Shepard Was a Friend of Mine, […]
With one reviewer over at the Sundance film festival, the remaining three dive into some of the Oscar nominated movies just opening, including Mr. Turner, Two Days, One Night, and Still Alice. Also on hand are The Boy Next Door and A Most Violent Year, along with DVD reviews of My Winnipeg and The Palm […]
There once was a time when an animated short, a cartoon, accompanied every movie-going experience. Alas, no more. Spike and Mike’s Festival of Animation brought back programs of cartoons, and I realized how much I missed them. Their shows of animated shorts, including the notorious (and aptly-named) Sick and Twisted Festival, will be shown this […]
Before a heated discussion of historical accuracy in motion pictures, the clan discuss the cyber thriller Blackhat, the Iraq war drama American Sniper, the Israeli army comedy Zero Motivation, and Little Accidents, an indie drama set in a mining town, plus a letter from a listener.
One of the most interesting and human responses to the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris on January 8, 2015, was that of Robert Crumb, the American cartoonist, now living in a village in France. As a comic book artist, a satirist, the “grandfather” of underground comix, an anti-authoritarianian, and as a resident in two diverse societies, he seems like the […]
As usual when presenting a yearly round up, it’s important to remind the reader that most reviewers don’t see everything, and together with their biases are inevitably going to offer up a skewed view of the cinematic world at the moment. That being said, my criterion for a best list is the simple matter that […]