Posted June 12, 2014 by D. K. Holm
For its 100th show, On the Aisle looks at the next round of big summer releases, beginning with How to Train Your Dragon 2, with Jay Baruchel and Cate Blanchett, and the comedy 22 Jump Street, with Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. Some new indie and art house films include the Jim Jones take off by Ti West (House of the Devil) called The Sacrament, the Swedish film We Are the Best! by Lukas Moodysson (Show Me Love), about girls forming a punk band, Young and Beautiful, the new erotic drama by François Ozon (Swimming Pool) with Marine Vacth and Charlotte Rampling, and The Human Race, a Lost-like suspense film. Also beginning this week is the 22 Portland Jewish Film Festival, which includes The Jewish Cardinal, a drama about Jean-Marie Lustiger, Cupcakes, about friends who enter a Eurovision-style song contest, the comic noir-like thriller The Wonders, and the latest documentary by Shoah‘s Claude Lanzmann, The Last of the Unjust. And there is also the New Czech Cinema, including Honeymoon, the new film by esteemed director Jan Hrebejk, and Like Never Before, about an older artist and the two contentious women caring for him in the country. In the podcast’s epilogue, each member of the team takes a minute to discuss their background and love of movies.