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January 23, 2017

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On the Aisle Update

Posted January 21, 2017 by D. K. Holm

Crooked Scoreboard on why movies are still better than TV

No oodcast again this week, due to weather and flu. But everyone is feeling better, and there will be a program posted next Friday, the annual best-worst list, and some Reel Music picks. Until then, here is a link to D. K. Holm on why movies are still better than television. Feel free to  leave a… More


Webcast #217 – 2017

Posted January 6, 2017 by D. K. Holm

This week the team (Ed, Mona, DKH) discuss Martin Scorsese’s long-planned project Silence, based on a Japanese novel about priests in Japan; Prison in Twelve Landscapes, a documentary about the unpredicted effects of the prison system on society; A German Youth, a compilation film of TV and movie footage about radical filmmakers and the Bader-Meinhof… More


Webcast #216 – 2016

Posted December 22, 2016 by D. K. Holm

Two great Michael Powell films

It’s a light pre-Christmas holiday week, with only a few films opening, including Assassin’s Creed, the latest video game adaptation. We also take a week-early peek at Paul Verhoeven’s Elle, with Isabelle Huppert. For nostalgiasts there are assessments of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and Michael Powell’s musical The Red Shoes and The Tales of… More


Webcast #215 – 2016

Posted December 16, 2016 by D. K. Holm

The new Star Wars

Rogue One is the dominant flavor of this week on Episode 21. In an unusually good week for film, the team also considers the modern musical La La Land, the Isabelle Huppert drama Things to Come (Living Room), the exotic Evolution (Cinema 21), the documentary Mifune: The Last Samurai (Living Room), Seasons from the makers… More


Webcast #214 – 2016

Posted December 9, 2016 by D. K. Holm

For our 214th show, the team (Ed, Mona, DKH) assess Office Christmas Party with divided feelings, Aquarius (Cinema 21) which returns Sonia Braga to U. S. screens, Being 17 (Living Room Theater), André Téchiné’s latest, an unusual and entertaining animated film, Torrey Pines (NWFC, with the director in person), and several titles in the Japanese… More


Webcast #213 – 2016

Posted December 2, 2016 by D. K. Holm

Posters for this week's movies

This week, the reviewers look at the Brad Pitt WWII drama, Allied; Manchester by the Sea, the miserablelist drama with Casey Affleck; Nocturnal Animals, directed by Tom Ford; Always Shine, an indie film with a Persona-style story; The Duelist, an historical melodrama from Russia; and several films in the traveling new Japanese cinema collection: the… More


Webcast #212 – 2016

Posted November 18, 2016 by D. K. Holm

Posters for The Love Witch and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

This week the reviewers are sharply divided about The Love Witch, but are in agreement on another wizard-themed film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Also under review are Loving, and A Street Cat Named Bob.  Among the revivals discussed are Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, City of Lost Children, A Fish Called Wanda, Canada’s… More


Webcast #211 – 2016

Posted November 11, 2016 by D. K. Holm

Poster for Christine with Rebecca Hall.

A reduced staff of two (Ed, DKH) face an off week discussing Made in France (a dramatization of an insiderer’s  look at a muslim cell), King Cobra (about a feud between two gay porn producers), Christine (the other movie about the troubled TV reporter Christine Chubbuck), and revivals such as The Omen, Notorious, and Adams… More


Webcast #210 – 2016

Posted November 4, 2016 by D. K. Holm

Posters for Mr. Holland's Opus and Moonlight.

This week the full team (Ed, Mona, Marc, DKH, and Jordan) start off with Doctor Strange, followed by Moonlight, the Stooges documentary Gimme Danger, Tower, about the Austin mass shooting, several political revivals, and a special screening of Mr. Holland’s Opus.


Webcast #209 – 2016

Posted October 28, 2016 by D. K. Holm

Two horrors: Phantom of the Opera and Inferno

This week, the full complement (Ed, Marc, Mona, DKJ) discuss Inferno, with Tom Hanks returning in the latest thriller from the pen and mind of Dan Brown; the “returning to the family homestead” dramedy Little Sister; The Handmaiden, which sees Korean auteur Park Chan-Wook (Old Boy, Stoker) returning to familiar turf with a twisty, sensuous,… More


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