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June 22, 2017

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Webcast #238 – 2017

Posted June 21, 2017 by D. K. Holm

Daniel Day Lewis will no longer act! (Yeah, right!); Lord and Miller fired from the Han Solo prequel! Thus begins this week’s podcast, which quickly devolves into a discussion of The Bad Batch, Work in Progress, To Be or Not to Be, Beyond the Mountains and Hills, Shut Up, Anthony; Ripped; Band Aid; and a… More


Webcast #237 – 2017

Posted June 16, 2017 by D. K. Holm

After some words about the late Adam West, TV’s Batman, the team recaps the Sam Elliott tale, The Hero, and then addresses the only mainstream release seen this week, 47 Meters Down, which is put in contrast with the similar The Shallows. Also on hand is a discussion of the Claude Chabrol thriller, La Rupture (The… More


Webcast #236 – 2017

Posted June 9, 2017 by D. K. Holm

Publicity choices for The Mummy and Wonder Woman

Two “big” films kick off this week’s podcast, with words on Wonder Woman and the Tom Cruise vehicle, The Mummy, which is also introducing Universal Studios’s “Dark Universe.” Also on hand is the intense horror film It Comes at Night. For the art house crowd there is Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake, and the boxing… More


Webcast #235 – 2017

Posted June 2, 2017 by D. K. Holm

Manifesto and Wakefield Movie Posters

No Wonder Woman or Captain Underpants reviews yet, due to scheduling complications, but the team does discuss Manifesto, a remarkable tour-de-force featuring Cate Blanchett, and Wakefield, from E. L. Doctorow story about an alienated man (Bryan Cranston) who hides in his garage attic and observes his wife (Jennifer Garner) and kids for many months, Jeremiah… More


Webcast #234 – 2017

Posted May 26, 2017 by D. K. Holm

Baywatch, The Last Shaman, Icaros, and Pirates Posters

Here are the movies discussed this week: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, brings back Captain Jack Sparrow; Baywatch, brings back the popular syndicated TV show; The Last Shaman, a documentary, and Icaros: A Vision, a drama, both explore the healing powers of ayahuasca; The Wedding Plan is an Hassidic rom-com from… More


Webcast #233 – 2017

Posted May 19, 2017 by D. K. Holm

Alien Covenant and Like Crazy, two wildly different films opening this week

The big film of the week is Alien: Covenant, covered by the team of Jordan, Ed, Marc, and DKH. Also on hand are: Obit, about the staff obituary writers at the New York Times; Like Crazy, from Italy, with Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Micaela Ramazzotti as bedlam escapees, directed by Paolo Virzì (Human Capital); Chuck, about… More


Gas in the Engine

Posted May 16, 2017 by D. K. Holm

Ozu's Good Morning on Blu-Ray

Yasujiro  Ozu’s Good Morning is a shocking film. That statement may come as a shock in itself. One doesn’t associate the great Japanese film director with surprise, thunderbolts, or bombshells. His is a cinema of relative quietude, of simple families finding their way through a society full of simultaneous change and stasis. Ozu died in… More


Webcast #232 – 2017

Posted May 12, 2017 by D. K. Holm

This week's mainstream films, KingArthur and Snatched

Among the “big” releases this week are King Arthur, Guy Ritchie’s laddish rethink, and Snatched, with Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn, here in time for mother’s day. In the art house category are: Buster’s Mal Heart with TV’s Rami Malek; A Quiet Passion, with Cynthia Nixon as Emily Dickinson; Chantal Akerman’s last film, No Home… More


Webcast #231 – 2017

Posted May 5, 2017 by D. K. Holm

James Beard, Jane Jacobs, and the Guardians

Enthusiasm for Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 takes up most of this week’s podcast, with room left over for Citizen Jane, a documentary about the urban theorist Jane Jacobs, author of the influential book The Death and Life of Great American Cities, and her battle with Robert Moses; along with Slack Bay, a zany comedy from… More


Webcast #230 – 2017

Posted April 28, 2017 by D. K. Holm

Posters for two this this week's reviewed movies.

Ed is away, so the remaining trio take a tour of the Overlook Film Festival at Timberline Lodge, dedicated to horror films, including in its premiere year such films as Boys in the Trees (Australia, 1990s, Hallowe’en), M.F.A. (college rape, with Francesca Eastwood of that family), Two Pigeons (a crawlspace two-hander), Like Me (about a… More


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