On this episode we celebrate (?) the release of T2: TRAINSPOTTING by traveling across the Atlantic to take a tour of Danny Boyle and Ewan McGregor's collaboration of crime in cinema. As our tour guide we have a local in Alice Bishop take this podcast through Boyle and McGregor's first work together in 1994's SHALLOW GRAVE up to these filmmakers attempt to go Hollywood in 1997's A LIFE LESS ORDINARY. Are we Americans to blame? Or did Danny Boyle and Ewan McGregor just get old? Tune in and find out the only Cameron Diaz role we approve of, and also how distasteful we find Heaven's policies to be when it comes to playing Cupid.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Friday, March 17, 2017
On this episode we try to respectfully discuss films focused on mass shootings. Because we are incapable of this, we bring on our resident political correspondent Dwight Hurst of The Broken Brain for new to video TOWER. This critically acclaimed film has us looking at two more controversial "day of" films in Gus Van Sant's ELEPHANT and Tim Sutton's DARK NIGHT. All three movies approach the subject matter with interesting stylistic choices though the subject matter remains a hard sale. And all three people on this podcast seem to recommend a different film. So in the end... no conclusions are made, as usual. Thanks for the download!
Friday, March 10, 2017
On this episode one of our hosts is out of the country, so this podcast does the same. SUNTAN, a Greek film that our listeners have demanded, makes it ways to the U.S. and to your ears alongside two other films about middle aged men dabbling in the affairs of young women. First is Alexander Payne's ELECTION where Matthew Broderick attempts to stop Reese Witherspoon from adding one more victory to her young life by becoming her high school class president. As if that wasn't unlikeable enough, Noah Baumbach introduces us to GREENBERG played by Ben Stiller, who while dog sitting for his brother meets Greta Gerwig who thwarts his attempt to "do nothing."
Friday, March 3, 2017
On this episode we participate in a cinematic home invasion with Melanie Lynskey to celebrate her new film, the 2017 Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner I DON'T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE. To make sure we're comfortable in our selected double feature on homes, we bring back a favorite guest in Karly from the Core Temp Arts network podcasts That Pop This Life and Talking Shondaland. We discuss Lynskey having her home invaded by sister-in-law Anna Kendrick in the improvised HAPPY CHRISTMAS, and then Lynskey herself being the home invader as a divorcee returning back to her parents home in HELLO I MUST BE GOING.
Also an appreciation of the Kiwi accent, as always.