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#31: The Sky Is Falling Episode

Posted November 9, 2012 by Ed Goldberg

Ed, Doug, Mona and Marc discuss This Must Be the Place;Skyfall; Cloud Atlas; The NW Filmmakers’ Festival at the NW Film Center; and revival showings of Blue Velvet at Cinema 21 and Cronenberg’s The Fly at the Hollywood Theatre.

#30: Up in the Air Episode

Posted November 7, 2012 by Ed Goldberg

Ed, Doug and Mona discuss Flight; Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm, and the rest of the Star Wars movies; the Alfred Hitchcock festival at Cinema 21; and Turkish Star Wars at the Hollywood Theatre.

Webcast #29 – 2012

Posted by D. K. Holm

Ed, Mona, Marc, and DKH discuss Cloud Atlas, Alex Cross, Paranormal Activity, Bill W., and in revival, Night of the Living Dead.

Webcast #28 – 2012

Posted October 12, 2012 by D. K. Holm

The reduced trio of Mona, DKH, and Marc discuss Argo, Sinister, 7 Psychopaths, Wuthering Heights, and Frankenweinnie.

#27: The Time-Travel Episode

Posted September 28, 2012 by Ed Goldberg

We discuss a handful of movies with themes of lost time, looped time, and nostalgia – Looper, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Liberal Arts – plus a little more about The Master, among other things.

And So But

Posted September 21, 2012 by D. K. Holm


As with James Dean, it is interesting to speculate what David Foster Wallace might have accomplished if if he had not committed suicide on Friday, September 11th, 2008. Wallace might have written an “ironic” and self-conscious group review of the two or three critical studies that were published while he was still alive. As a fan of […]

#26: “The Master,” Debated

Posted by Ed Goldberg

P.T. Anderson’s The Master – epic waste of time or multilayered portrait of America’s post-war quest for meaning? Also discussed: the disturbing but compelling Compliance, the lousy Eastwood finale Trouble with the Curve, Resident Evil: Retribution (directed by the other Paul Anderson), Arbitrage, the NW Film Center’s noir series, and just who was it who stole the American dream?

#25: Samurai, noir & Bachelorettes

Posted by Ed Goldberg

The NW Film Center’s noir series, “Dangerous Desires”; the best way to see The Seven Samurai in revival; The Bachelorette as a refreshing antidote to the wave of “women can be funny too” movies; the Yakuza classic Branded to Kill; the Shaw Brothers’Crippled Avengers at Portland’s Hollywood Theater; and another look at Sleepwalk with Me.

There Will Be Blood

Posted September 16, 2012 by D. K. Holm


What if Paul Thomas Anderson directed Resident Evil: Retribution? In that alternate universe, Alice (Mila Jovovich) would find herself in a new environment, one in which a powerful leader charismatically controlled some followers. Battle-scarred and tormented by the past, she would temporarily find solace under the guidance of the guru, until finally turning against him or […]

Wheeler Dealer

Posted September 15, 2012 by D. K. Holm


Elements of Arbitrage will seem familiar to many viewers. At the center of the story is a car accident involving a businessman and a mistress that will remind some people of the catalyst moment inBonfire of the Vanities. The tone and look of the film will remind them of other films in the New Sobriety found in […]

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