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Webcast #280 – 2018

Posted May 18, 2018 by D. K. Holm


We’re back, after a week off, with the full cast talking about: Deadpool 2, the latest comic book movie; Book Club, a Nancy Myers-style romcom;  RBG, a documentary about the Supreme Court judge; the drama, Anything; All You can Eat Buddha, a magical realism comedy; the animated Lu Over the Wall; a trio of French… More

Webcast #279 – 2018

Posted May 6, 2018 by D. K. Holm


Finally we catch up with The Avengers: Infinity Wars, and then cover a selection of revivals, including The Fabulous World of Jules Verne, Douglas Sirk’s All That Heaven Allows, Bunuel’s Belle de Jour, and THX 1138, also here for a week on the big screen.

Webcast #278 – 2018

Posted May 1, 2018 by D. K. Holm


A host of diverse films, all except for the “big one,” the latest Marvel movie. Instead, we have Bye Bye Germany, a Holocaust “comedy”; Kodachrome, the Netflix family road trip film; Ismail’s Ghosts, the latest film from Arnaud Desplechin (A Christmas Tale); and cinematic profiles of two artists, Itzhak, a “look at the life, work… More

Webcast #277 – 2018

Posted April 20, 2018 by D. K. Holm


A wild mix of movies premiere this week, starting with the comedy I Feel Pretty, followed by Michelle Pfeiffer in Where is Kyra, the last days of Giacometti in Final Portrait, Burt Reynolds as The Last Movie Star, Wim Wenders’s Submergence, Portland stars in Essays of a City, the crazy Yakuza Apocalypse, and memorials for… More

Webcast #276 – 2018

Posted April 12, 2018 by D. K. Holm


This week’s podcast is packed with pictures. There’s the new horror film Truth or Dare, followed by: the wine country tale Back to Burgundy; the new mumblecore film Outside In; the Spanish horror film Marrowbone; Ben Kingsley in An Ordinary Man; Jon Hamm in Aardvark; Borg v. McInroe; and the new, final season of The… More

Webcast #275 – 2018

Posted April 6, 2018 by D. K. Holm

This week there’s a full plate of films to review, including the new science fiction film A Quiet Place; the teen-adult comedy Blockers; Adam Katz’s film soleil Gemini, the clever suspense tale The Endless; the latest Nicholas Cage thriller, The Humanity Bureau; various films in the Japanese Currents series, including Neko Ninja, Hausa, AntiPorno, The Suffering… More

Which Way to the Western?

Posted by D. K. Holm


Christian Bale is a great actor. I’ve found him often riveting, all the way back to his early film for Spielberg, Empire of the Sun, where even as a tyke he managed to make interesting actorial choices. I suppose that he is one of my favorite actors, though I don’t go out of my way… More

Ready, or Not

Posted April 5, 2018 by D. K. Holm


Steven Spielberg can be hit or miss, which makes sense for an artist who has shot over 50 films (and acted as producer on scores more). His previous film, The Post, was a relatively unnecessary movie about the role of the Washington Post in the Pentagon Papers case, when in fact the Post was only… More

Ships in the Night

Posted April 4, 2018 by D. K. Holm

Those in a landlocked state must substitute a lake for what would be ocean views and watery motions. That, or the great plains become a sort of land bound sea of grains, dust, and boulders, with the roaming creatures as sea animals, but with a significant difference, which is that under the sea the environment… More

Webcast #274 – 2018

Posted March 30, 2018 by D. K. Holm

Television shows, and some recently passed over movies, are the highlight of this week’s episode, after a consideration of the week’s top releases, Wes Anderson’s animated Isle of Dogs and Spielberg’s new action movie Ready Player One. Also on hand is Leaning Into the Wind, the latest big screen documentary about environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy and the mysteriously… More

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