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Episode 105 – HUGO and MY WEEK WITH MARILYN

It’s hard to believe we’re just a couple episodes away from 100. Here we are, more than two years later. I supposed it’s an achievement, but really it’s just a natural thing. We talk about film. Always have. For years. It’s what we do. And for this sweet bite of audio candy, we get to talking about directors Martin Scorsese’s ...

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Episode 103 – THE DESCENDANTS and THE MUPPETS

For #97, John and I discuss directors Alexander Payne’s The Descendants and James Bobins’ The Muppets. Also among other subjects up for discussion… DirectorAlex Ross’ The Color Wheel, which plays at ArtsEmerson December 2nd and3rd NBC’s announced resurrection of The Munsters Sergio Leone’s The Good, the Bad and the Ugly at the Harvard Film Archive Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 ...

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#102 – JACK AND JILL, IMMORTALS and WEST SIDE STORY on Blu-ray

Directors Dennis Dugan’s (in actuality, Adam Sandler directed it) Jack and Jill, and Tarsem Singh’s Immortals get the full review treatment. We also discuss new DVD and Blu-ray releases including: Funimation’s Darker Than Black; Toy Story on 3D Blu-ray; West Side Story: 50th Anniversary Edition; Criterion’s release of Ingmar Bergman’s Fanny and Alexander; The Asylum’s Three Musketeers (“All for one ...

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#101 – TOWER HEIST, HAROLD & KUMAR and MELANCHOLIA

Directors Brett Ratner’s Tower Heist, Todd Strauss-Schulson’s A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, and Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia get the full review treatment. Topics also discussed, among other things… Steve raspy voice due to his Spooky World: The Fear at Fenway gig What’s playing at the Coolidge Corner Theater in November The Tobolowski Files coming to The Brattle Theater ...

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#97 – THE BIG YEAR and THE THING disdained, sort of

Directors David Frankel’s The Big Year and Matthijs van Heijningen Jr’s The Thing are reviewed. What’s more, we talk about… Having directors John Boorman (The General) and Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) get upset with us Trying to forget The Human Centipede: Full Sequence What’s at The Brattle on Halloween: White Zombie with a live score by The Volcano Kings ...

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Coming to The Coolidge: ‘The Human Centipede: Full Sequence’

Just returned from a screening of The Human Centipede: Full Sequence, and WOW… what a disgusting display of grotesque imagery and squeamishly irritating sound effects. It’s definitely the sideshow that director Tom Six wanted. It isn’t “cinema.” It’s more like a freak-show; a one-note experience that should work well for those desiring to see it for its novelty – and ...

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#91 – Ways DRIVE rules

Rod Laurie’s Straw Dogs and Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive get the full review treatment. And then there’s the other stuff… - Rolling Thunder at midnight and the latest Q&A ever at the Coolidge - Sophie’s Key and a film introducer’s worst nightmare - The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training actually and deservedly gets honored - Dr. Detroit and Dan ...

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IFFBoston 2011 – Ep. #7 – ‘The City Dark,’ ‘Project NIM’ and ‘Bobby Fischer Against The World’

From the Davis Sq. Diesel Cafe in Somerville, Ma, John and I discuss three new documentaries from the Independent Film Festival Boston: director Ian Cheney’s “light pollution” exposé The City Dark; James Marsh’s follow-up to Man on Wire, Project NIM; and Liz Garbus’ biography of chess master Bobby Fischer, Bobby Fischer Against the World. The Independent Film Festival Boston runs ...

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#69 – Preview of the Independent Film Festival Boston 2011

Joining John and me this week is Brian Tamm, Managing Director of The Independent Film Festival Boston. The 9th annual festival runs April 27th through May 4th, with films playing at The Somerville Theater, The Brattle Theater, The Stuart Street Theater and Coolidge Corner. In this episode, we preview a number of films including Troll Hunter, The Future, 13 Assassins, ...

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#68 – SCREAM 4 and the films of Brian De Palma and Sidney Lumet

Joining John and me this week is Tom Meek, film critic for The Boston Phoenix and President of The Boston Society of Film Critics. Up for discussion is Wes Craven’s Scream 4; Jee-woon Kim’s I Saw the Devil, which plays May 6th and 7th at midnight at the Coolidge Corner Theater; the films of Sidney Lumet, who sadly passed away ...

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