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Webcast #124 – 2014

Posted December 26, 2014 by D. K. Holm

The final big Xmas movie push concludes with reviews of Big Eyes, Tim Burton’s biopic about Walter Keane and “his” paintings, The Imitation Game, about Alan Turing, Into the Woods, the Sondheim musical, and The Gambler, a remake of the old James Caan film. Next week: onward to the 2015 movies after some best and […]

Webcast #123 – 2014

Posted December 19, 2014 by D. K. Holm

This week the team takes on the updated musical Annie, the Australian horror film The Babadook,  the crime drama Foxcatcher, and the third Night at the Museum film, ending the show with a round table (or piano) discussion of the Sony hack controversy.

Webcast #122 – 2014

Posted December 12, 2014 by D. K. Holm

Getting into the holiday spirit, the critics look at the new religious epic Exodus: Gods and Kings, its competing epic The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, Wild, based on the memoir by Portland writer Cheryl Strayed, the gay comedy Life Partners, the Italian political comedy Viva La Liberta, and various local events.

Webcast #121 – 2014

Posted December 5, 2014 by D. K. Holm

For its 121st webisode, the On the Aisle team preps for the onslaught of Xmas movies with some nostalgia and peeks at national identity. Among the films are a revival of Alain Resnais’s Hiroshima, Mon Amour, plus the new western written by, starring, and directed by Tommy Lee Jones, called The Homesman. There is a […]

Webcast #120 – 2014

Posted December 1, 2014 by D. K. Holm

As the holidays – and the holiday movies – pile up, the team takes on several non-holiday or pre-holiday oddities, including Godard’s Goodbye to Language 3-D, the gay coming-of-age tale, The Way He Looks, the sequel Dumb and Dumber To, and the short film noir series, with titles such as I Wake Up Screaming and Niagara. 

Webcast #119 – 2014

Posted November 21, 2014 by D. K. Holm

Gathering up two weeks of movies, the team tackles Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1, the political drama Rosewater, the Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything, a documentary and a drama about jazz musicians, Keep On Keepin’ On and Low Down, the Swedish family crisis drama Force Majeur, the two-hander WWII drama Diplomacy, the French New […]

Webcast #118 – 2014

Posted November 7, 2014 by D. K. Holm

Intersteller is the film of the week, and the reviewers have a scale of reactions, but first they consider other new films, such as the recent Daniel Radcliff horror film Horns, the new animation Big Hero 6, the new comedy Laggies, the documentaries CitizenFour and Art and Craft.

Webcast #117 – 2014

Posted October 31, 2014 by D. K. Holm

High praises issues forth from our reviewers for Birdman, the new Michael Keaton film about a former superhero star trying to make a comeback on Broadway, and for Nightcrawler, starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a video papparazzi. Also on hand are reviews of Whiplash, about the tense contest between a jazz drummer student and his teacher; […]

Webcast #116 – 2014

Posted October 24, 2014 by Ed Goldberg

The screening season is heating up, and our reviewers this week catch up with the Bill Murray comedy St. Vincent, the action film John Wick, the animé Tale of Princess Kayuga, the campus race comedy Dear White People, and a few of the documentaries from the Human Rights on Film program.

Webcast #115 – 2014

Posted October 20, 2014 by D. K. Holm

A reduced team offers up considerations of the new WWII tank film Fury, the social problem film Men Women and Children, the horror prequel Annabelle, The Green Prince, about the middle east, and the Nick Cave documentary 20, 000 Days on Earth.

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