Posted August 18, 2017 by D. K. Holm
None of the big openings this Friday (such as Logan Lucky), but a lot of fine films anyway on the podcast, beginning with Marion Cotillard in From the Land of the Moon, then: a prison film called Shot Caller, with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau on a brief vacation from GofT; The Women’s Balcony from Israel; Fading Landscapes: The Films of Linda Fenstermaker, from the Seattle-based experimental filmmaker; and The Day He Arrives, a poignant film by South Korea’s Sang-soo Hong. For nostalgists, there are comments on Cutter’s Way, the Ivan Passer film from the ’70s with Jeff Bridges and the late John Heard, a film now mostly forgotten but which nevertheless had an influence on subsequent filmmakers. In fact, The Big Lebowski is a virtual remake, with a Vietnam vet spurring on a pretty boy to take out a big shot city leader. Also, there are Ed Wood, Seven Samurai, Dawn of the Dead, The Straight Story, The Rules of the Game, and This is Spinal Tap.