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Webcast # 290 – 2018

Posted August 14, 2018 by D. K. Holm

This week’s podcast opens with a stirring editorial about the removal of Fredric March’s name from a theater he endowed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison written by Steffen Silvis. Then onward we go to the deep sea monster movie The Meg, followed by the documentary about rich people, Generation Wealth and then the teen character… More

Webcast # 289 – 2018

Posted August 3, 2018 by D. K. Holm

This week On The Ailse we are back up to our full complement of reviewers when Hallie Z rejoins the podcast. We talk about the new movie Christopher Robin; a French film Mrs. Hyde showing at the NW Film Center; we find out that the movie McQueen isn’t about Steve but Alexander; On Chesil Beach… More

Webcast #288 – 2018

Posted July 27, 2018 by D. K. Holm

This week the team has mixed but mostly positive feelings about Mission Impossible: Fallout, definitely negative feelings about the new Jim Carrey arty drama Dark Crimes and then editorialize on the firing of James Gunn from the third Guardians of the Galaxy, along with the scandalous censuring of the great liberal actor Fredric March by his alma… More

Gus Van Sant

Posted July 21, 2018 by D. K. Holm

In this exclusive interview, Gus van Sant discusses his new film Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot, his friendship with the film’s subject John Callahan, how star Joaquin Phoenix prepared for the role, and some interesting but little known events from the director’s early life.

Plenty of Room at the Inn

Posted by D. K. Holm

Slim swordsmen in light wrappings fly by their own seeming accord up building facia and then back again. Young women posing as or construed as men fight with daring and a preternatural anticipation of when an opponent’s flying daggers will be thrown. Ruthless, hard faced rulers or army leaders accept and offer no quarter in… More

Webcast #287 – 2018

Posted July 20, 2018 by Ed Goldberg

More summer action kicks off with The Equalizer 2, along with the new horror film Unfriended: Dark Web; and the biopic Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot, about the cartoonist John Callahan. Among revivals are Spirited Away, Vertigo, and more Ingmar Bergman titles. And this week on DVD are Spielberg’s Ready Player One,… More

Webcast #286 – 2018

Posted July 16, 2018 by Jordan Lewis

This hot summer weekend we look at seasonal hits Ant-Man and the Wasp and Skyscraper, as well as the science fiction entry 5th Passenger, the French coming of age film Cold Water, and some new titles on DVD including I Feel Pretty, Isle of Dogs, and the political drama Chappaquiddick, and the TV shows Pitch,… More

Webcast #285 – 2018

Posted June 30, 2018 by D. K. Holm


This week the team looks at Jurassic World: Paradise Kingdom, Leave No Trace, The Catcher Was a Spy, Bruce LaBruce’s The Misandrists, the documentary profile Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist, the French zombie film, The Night Eats the World, and the neo-western Damsel,  and in revival, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure and Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion.

Watchers in the Woods

Posted June 29, 2018 by D. K. Holm


Leave No Trace is one of the best films of the year so far, and one is disheartened to realize that relatively few people will see it. The movie features no ant people or dinosaurs, no car chases or explosions, and no “journey home” to visit-deposit-rescue a sick-troubled-relative-friend. Nor is it about bridesmaids having a… More

Spring Break

Posted June 22, 2018 by D. K. Holm


    Paradoxically we often feel a loyalty to or love for something most intensely immediately prior to refuting it. That may be the situation Ingmar Bergman found himself in while making The Virgin Spring. Shortly after he released this intensely Christian film in 1960, Bergman embarked on a series of questioning films of self-doubt,… More

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