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April 24, 2017

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Webcast #229 – 2017

Posted April 21, 2017 by D. K. Holm

Free Fire and David Lynch: The Art Life, two of the many films discussed today

A packed episode, starting off with reviews of The Lost City of Z, and a contentious discussion of Free Fire, notes on The Promise and Born in China, the documentary David Lynch: The Art Life, The Death of Louis XIV, Cezanne et moi, Look and See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry, and more in the… More


The Consequences of Knowing A Lot: Recent Hitchcock Books, No. 1

Posted April 17, 2017 by D. K. Holm

Murray Pomerance on Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much

There is a curious moment in the middle of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much that has gone without much comment, or at least I haven’t seen any. Ben McKenna is searching London for the kidnappers of his son, Hank. His clue is the name “Ambrose Chapell,” who turns out to be a… More


Webcast #228 – 2017

Posted April 14, 2017 by D. K. Holm

Big events at the Hollywood Theatre

This week, the band (Ed, Mona, MM, and DKH) address Colossal, with Anne Hathaway; The Fate of the Furious; the horror film The Void (at the Hollywood); the golfing tale Tommy’s Honour; and revivals of The ‘burbs at the Hollywood, with director Joe Dante present, two films in the NWFC’s Magic and Loss series, Fishtank and… More


Hard-Hearted Hollywood

Posted by D. K. Holm

The cover for Jon Lewis's new book

There have always been two Hollywoods. There is the burnished image of the place and people promoted by studio publicity machines via movie magazines and the media, a world of hardworking artisans cultivating their craft and family simultaneously. Then there is the brutal underside, real versus “real.” This is the Hollywood of disguised unwed pregnancies, of lethal… More


Webcast #227 – 2017

Posted April 7, 2017 by D. K. Holm

Posters for this week's movies

This week, the quartet (Ed, Marc, Mona, DKH) discuss After the Storm, the new Koreeda film,  Hypernormalization, Adam Curtis’s controversial cult documentary about the state of the world, and Alive and Kicking, a documentary about swing dancing. For DVDs and streaming, there is a consideration of three films with religious hues, Believe, The Discovery, and Brimstone, along… More


Webcast #226 – 2017

Posted March 31, 2017 by D. K. Holm

Movie Posters for Life and The Freedom To Marry

This week the fab four (Ed, Marc, Mona, DKH) review the Alien knock-off Life, the gay marriage documentary The Freedom to Marry, the extreme horror tale Raw, Ozon’s new film Frantz, the HBO show Big Little Lies, and also take a look back on Donnie Darko.


Frames of Blowup

Posted March 28, 2017 by D. K. Holm

The Blu-Ray box for Blowup

There are so many ways to begin an essay on Blowup. For example, the writer could note that there is often a moment in a Michelangelo Antonioni film in which the main character breaks out in some kind of joyous dance. In L’Avventura it’s when Monica Vitti swirls around a bedroom. In L’Eclisse, when Vitti dons… More


Webcast #225 – 2017

Posted March 25, 2017 by D. K. Holm

Movie Posters Wilson Get Out

This week, the full team (Ed, Marc, Mona, DKH) survey such flickers as Wilson, from the comic book, indie comedy Donald Cries, Get Out, the new horror comedy about race, the French Personal Shopper, with Kristen Stewart, Beauty and the Beast, and revivals of Soylent Green and George Washington and some words about the new Criterion… More


Fury

Posted March 14, 2017 by D. K. Holm

Criterion's edition of the important Mexican film Canoa

If I had watched Canoa when it first appeared in 1976, I would probably have resisted it due to its rough edges. The film has a grainy, hand-held appearance that suggests a low budget, and sometimes the lighting for interior shots is over-bright like a bad drive-in movie. In addition, some of the characters speak… More


Webcast #224 – 2017

Posted March 10, 2017 by D. K. Holm

Kong, Rain, and Dekalog

Most of this week’s episode is dedicated to Kong: Skull Island, the biggest release, but the team (Ed, Mona, Jordan, DKH) also finds time to talk about the Dekalog, and among the revivals Singing in the Rain.


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