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Webcast #148 – 2015

Posted July 17, 2015 by D. K. Holm

This week's movies in an easy format

This week, a trio of talkers discuss the new comedy Trainwreck; the Sherlock pastiche Mr. Holmes; the revenge drama Lila & Eve; a film shot wholely on a telephone, Tangerine, the 1924 restored documentary Epic of Everest; the contemporary documentary Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case; and the new BFI monograph on 1925’s Chaplin film, The Gold Rush.

The Shame of a Nation

Posted July 12, 2015 by D. K. Holm


As an observer of the movie world for many years, I’ve always found three subjects to be the least interesting: the Academy Awards, the red scare years or the blacklist, and censorship. These were subjects of sociological interest, not aesthetic. Magazines and academia seemed to thing we were more interested in these aspects of movies than… More

Webcast #147 – 2015

Posted July 10, 2015 by D. K. Holm

Cartel Land, Minions, and Gemma Bovary posters

Today, the team takes on Minions, the Flaubert-inspired Gemma Bovary, the documentary Cartel Land and the Nicole Kidman vehicle Strangerland, the Leon Russell documentary A Poem Is a Naked Person, the rap history Rebel Kings, the British heritage WWI tale Testament of Youth, and Sweden’s You, the Living Later in the show we discuss (competing) podcasts. Here are the links: The snark-fest We… More

Webcast #146 – 2015

Posted July 6, 2015 by D. K. Holm


A short-staffed trio discuss Magic Mike XXL, Terminator: Genysis, and Aloft.

Webcast #145 – 2015

Posted June 26, 2015 by D. K. Holm


Among this week’s films are the comedy sequel Ted 2, the historical drama A Little Chaos, the millennial comedy The Overnight, Max (about a dog with PTSD), Fresh Dressed, about hip hop fashion, the Israeli comedy The Farewell Party, and Escobar: Paradise Lost, about the drug kingpin.  

Fun Quiz

Posted June 17, 2015 by D. K. Holm

Guess the titles of these star studded films

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.

Webcast #144 – 2015

Posted June 11, 2015 by D. K. Holm

Bryce Dallas Howard and her high heels in Jurassic World

  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

Webcast #143 – 2015

Posted May 29, 2015 by D. K. Holm


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

Webcast #142 – 2015

Posted May 22, 2015 by D. K. Holm

Slow West, Tomorrowland, Heaven

    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.  

Webcast #141 – 2015

Posted May 15, 2015 by D. K. Holm


  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

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