There’s no podcast this week, which means next week’s will be packed, but in the meantime have fun with this quiz from the Guardian, asking for your guesses on several movies with top casts whose titles you can’t remember.
This week the team looks at Jurassic World, the couples pix Love at First Fight, Results, and Hungry Hearts, the French film, Magic Men, part of the Jewish Film Fest, The Connection, and the documentary The Nightmare. And here is the answer to the show’s trivial question, care of Jordan Lewis, studio chief: “Trivia Question answer: In addition to Harrison… More
Among the films discussed this week are the popular Swedish comedy The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, and a documentary about the founder of BASE jumping, Sunshine Superman. In the coda, the team discusses why people are obsessed with box office rankings, women in Hollywood, and a new website… More
The fab four gather to discuss all the new opening films, beginning with Tomorrowland, the Disney film from Brad Bird, followed by Heaven Adores You, a documentary about Portland, Oregon, musician Elliott Smith, Slow West, the indie western starring Michael Fassbender, and other films.
Down a team member again, out three remaining reviewers discuss: Pitch Perfect 2, sequel to the popular surprise hit; Every Secret Thing, a thriller starring Elizabeth Banks; another sequel, Mad Max: Fury Road; Far From the Madding Crowd, from the Thomas Hardy novel; I Am Big Bird, a profile of the actor who plays… More
Down to three reviewers again this week, the trio discuss Avengers: Age of Ultron, Dior & I (a documentary about the house of design), Adult Beginners (a mumblecore starting over comedy), Balikbayan #1 Memories of Overdevelopment Redux III (a recreated movie about Magellan), Hard to Be a God (the Russian science fiction film), Crescendo! The… More
Another week of films, in which three of our critics discuss: The Age of Adeline, a romantic drama starring Blake Lively and Harrison Ford; Clouds of Sils Maria, a drama about actors by Olivier Assayas, with Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart; The Water Diviner, a drama about Gallipoli, directed by and starring Russell Crowe; Salt… More
This week the quartet discuss: Ex Machina, a tech-sci-fi tale; Desert Dancer, a biopic about Afshin Ghaffarian, an Iranian artist; Spring, a hybrid of romance and horror; True Story, a true crime drama staring pals Jonah Hill and James Franco; two “dog movies,” White God from eastern Europe and Belle and Sebastian, a classic tale;… More
Portland, Oregon, is often viewed as an oasis for book lovers, though the number of actual book shops has dwindled over the past decade. But going against the grain, Craig Florence and his wife opened Mother Foucault’s, at 528 SE Morrison Street, about five years ago, where it was notable as “Portland’s smallest bookstore.” The… More
It’s an all boys club today as our three reviewers look at the new hipster comedy While We’re Young, the Icelandic coming-of-age tale, Metalhead, the Italian comedy-drama The Mafia Kills Only In the Summer, a documentary about campus rape The Hunting Ground, the eco-documentary Just Eat It, the meditation on mental illness Rocks in My Pockets, the Native-American conspiracy-action… More