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 3D family friendly feature Hugo, and Simon Curtis’ period piece My Week With Marilyn, starring the stunning Michelle Williams; as well as some films coming to The Coolidge Corner Theater:
The Creature from the Black Lagoon – in 3D, which plays December 2nd and 3rd at midnight…
The riot grrl doc From the Back of the Room, which plays Friday, December 9th at midnight…
AndTerry Gilliam’s 12 Monkes, which screens Monday, December 14th as part of the Coolidge’s Science on Screen series.
Over at the ArtsEmerson Paramount (If you live in Boston and you love film (as we suspect a fair number of you do), you’ve got to get over to the Paramount and check it out. It’s relatively new and it needs you! It’s saying “Love me!” and I will give you fine films in a cinemateque-ish environment.) they have: The Color Wheel screening December 2nd and 3rd, and The Swell Season, a documentary from Glen Hansgaard and Markéta Irglová, the Academy Award winning duo featured in the film Once – seriously, who didn’t like that film?
So join us for a fun discussion! Click on the video player at the top of this post or the media player below.
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 and guns for all”); The Complete Henri-Georges Clouzot coming to The Harvard Film Archive; E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial and The Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3D coming to The Coolidge Corner Theater and more!
Click on the video above or the media player below and enjoy the show!
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 that’s being kind.
For those who dare, or those wanting nothing beyond gore, you can see it this Friday, Oct 14, and Saturday, Oct 15 at the midnight hour at The Coolidge. Click here for tickets.
Regarding Mr. Six’s personal philo$ophy and the film’s ban in Britain, I suggest reading Dave Itzkoff’s interview in The New York Times.
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 Aykroyd at his best (yes, there was a time)
– Recalling the ’80s films of Chevy Chase
– What’s up with Boston’s Stuart Street Theater?
Click on the links above and below and enjoy the show!
In this episode, we preview a number of films including Troll Hunter, The Future, 13 Assassins, Bellflower, The Catechism Cataclysm, Trigger, The City Dark, Being Elmo: A Puppeteers’ Journey, Cure for Pain: The Mark Sandman Story, Tatooine, Superheroes, Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop (which closes the festival on May 4th at the Coolidge) and many more.
Please visit IFFBoston.org for a complete list of films, events and to purchase tickets.
We recorded this episode at Panera Bread in Brookline, Ma, across the street from the Coolidge. Our apologies for any obtrusive background noise.
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 on April 9th; and the films of Brian De Palma, whose 1981 thriller Blow Out will be released by the Criterion Collection on April 26th.