October 21, 2017

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Webcast #255 – 2017

Posted October 20, 2017 by D. K. Holm

Posters for Lucky, Human Flow, and Barry Lyndon

For movies playing Friday the 20th through Thursday the 26th, the team comments on: Lucky, Harry Dean Stanton’s last film; Human Flow, Ai Wei Wei’s documentary about migration; Nocturama, the French film about terrorists; and on Netflix, the horror film The Babysitter, and David Fincher’s 10-part Mindhunter. On DVD soon is the Criterion edition of… More

Webcast #254 – 2017

Posted October 13, 2017 by D. K. Holm

For this week’s quartet, the films are: Marshall, biopic of the Supreme Court judge with Chadwick Boseman and Josh Gad; The Foreigner, a thriller with Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan; Overdrive a Fast and Furious knock off with Scott Eastwood; Una, an adaptation of the play about sexual abuse, with Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn;… More

Webcast #253 – 2017

Posted October 6, 2017 by D. K. Holm

Blade Runner 2049, Battle of the Sexes, Loving Vince, and a Barbara Steele vehicle

Ed is back, so there was a full complement of reviewers (Ed, Jordan, Hallie, Mona, and DKH) to discuss the big movies of the week, Blade Runner 2049, Battle of the Sexes, and The Mountain Between Us, along with horror films Better Think Twice, and on DVD Cult of Chucky and the Highbrow Horror A Ghost… More

Webcast #252 – 2017

Posted September 29, 2017 by D. K. Holm

A hardy trio take on some new and old films this week, including the Tom Cruise biopic American Made, and the British Heritage epic Victoria and Abdul, plus the science fiction film Realive and on DVD, the similar 2:22, the labor activism documentary Dolores, and on DVD, Criterion’s new version of Hitchcock and Selznick’s Rebecca.

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

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