September 23, 2017

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Webcast #251 – 2017

Posted September 22, 2017 by D. K. Holm

The full team (Ed, Jordan, Hallie, Mona, DKH) turn their attention to the sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle, the documentary No Man’s Land, the thriller The Limehouse Golem, the DVD set of the seventh season of Shameless, and tributes to the late Harry Dean Stanton, Famous Monsters of Filmland cover artist Basil Gogos, and several… More

Televisual Treats: Shadowing Sarris

Posted September 19, 2017 by D. K. Holm

      This week, 40 years ago, Andrew Sarris introduce a new feature to the pages of the Village Voice. Called Sneak Previews, he rounded up the best movies available on television for the week. Characteristically, Sarris begins with a mission statement, in which he assesses the state of movie-going, the conflicts between television,… More

Webcast #250 – 2017

Posted September 15, 2017 by D. K. Holm

This week, a set of good films. In Search of Fellini a light coming-of-age dramady from the voice of Bart Simpson, The Unknown Girl, the latest film from Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, about a young doctor (Adèle Haenel) who tries to solve murder, and California Typewriter, about a store that repairs relics, plus DVDs of… More

Code Blue: Andrew Sarris, September 12, 1977

Posted by D. K. Holm

              One of the interesting things about “Films in Focus” is that from week to week the reader never knew what Sarris was going to cover. It might be CE3K, it might be three French films for adults, or it might be a tennis match. In his column for… More

On Your Marx: Andrew Sarris, September 5, 1977

Posted September 11, 2017 by D. K. Holm

            Two weeks into my project and I’m already behind. This week, I’ll post two column reviews. For September 5, 1977, Sarris issued one of his patented reflective obituaries. A lot of prominent people died in 1977, including Joan Crawford, Elvis Presley, Bing Crosby, and Henri-Georges Clouzot, and it seemed… More

Webcast #249 – 2017

Posted September 8, 2017 by D. K. Holm

Posters for It and Rememory

The team Ed, Mona, Jordan, and DKH, plus a new member Hallie, tackles the Stephen King adaptation It, the drama-mystery-science-fiction film Rememory with Peter Dinklage, gets caught up with Soderbergh’s heist comedy Logan Lucky and Patty Cake$, along with the documentary Bight of the Twin and the Thailand panorama, By the Time It Gets Dark…. More

Webcast #248 – 2017

Posted September 1, 2017 by D. K. Holm

Movie posters: Lemon, Lifeforce, Unlocked

This week the crew looks at the spy thriller Unlocked, the Netflix anime-adaptation Death Note, the modern civil war drama, Bushwick, and the comedy I Do…Until I Don’t, among other titles, with a fond farewell to Tobe Hooper at the end. Corrections and clarifications: Tobe Hooper’s TV adaptation of Salem’s Lot is from 1979; Thunderheart is… More

Shots and Murmurs: Andrew Sarris, 29 August, 1977

Posted August 29, 2017 by D. K. Holm

Having dealt with the coincidence of two Legionnaire films appearing at the same time,[1] the following week in the Village Voice, Andrew Sarris is back to the grind of seemingly random films openings. Yet the three films he dealt with for the August 29 issue do have a common currency: sex.        … More

Webcast #247 – 2017

Posted August 25, 2017 by D. K. Holm

Posters: Ingrid Goes West and Dave Made a Maze

Among the films covered in this week’s podcast are: The Trip to Spain, the third food comedy in the series with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon; Manasche, a drama about Hasidic life; Lemon, a somber comedy about Jewish life; Ingrid Goes West, the latest Aubrey Plaza vehicle, What Happened to Monday?, a Netflix SF movie… More

Sands of Time: Andrew Sarris on the movies of August 22, 1977

Posted August 22, 2017 by D. K. Holm

      Let’s begin mid-stream. About three weeks ago I was writing a review, for the Montana paper where I have a column, of two mini-series from Amazon focused on F. Scott Fitzgerald. One was a fantasia about Zelda and her life in his shadow, with a shady portrayal of the writer himself, based… More

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