Episode 13: Identity Crisis [The Imposter; Shadow Dancer; Three Stooges]
It’s Episode 13 of In the Mood for Podcast, a British-based film podcast hosted by Calum Reed of Ultimate Addict and Pete Sheppard of In the Mood for Blog. Nothing’s what it seems this week, as we tackle two documentaries about deceit, “The Imposter” and Orson Welles’ re-released “F for Fake.” We’re stopping in at Iran for “Circumstance,” a dose of teen lesbian angst, while we assess how well Andrea Riseborough struggles with moral conscience in James Marsh’s “Shadow Dancer.” “Passion,” the danger-filled new trailer from trash master Brian De Palma, gets the ‘mood for’ treatment, and the episode’s light relief comes in the form of an update of “The Three Stooges.”
Opening Segment: Discussing the trailer for Brian De Palma’s new film “Passion.” [1:40-13:25]
- “Shadow Dancer”
- “The Three Stooges”
- “F for Fake
Closing Segment: Discussing “The Imposter” and our top three documentaries of all time.
Intro Music: Chris Isaak, “Wicked Games”
Outro Music: Radiohead, “Nude”
Episode 12: Testosterone and Triangles [Bourne Legacy; Expendables; Take This Waltz]
It’s Episode 12 of In the Mood for Podcast, a British-based film podcast hosted by Calum Reed of Ultimate Addict and Pete Sheppard of In the Mood for Blog. We’re down with the alpha males this week, as the testosterone flies through Simon West’s “The Expendables” and in Tony Gilroy’s attempt to preserve the legacy of Jason Bourne’s franchise. The women this week are less easy to figure out, but we endeavour to anyway, dissecting the love triangle in “Take This Waltz” and pondering the relationship issues in “The Wedding Video.” Just as female honour looks on decidedly icy ground we celebrate our favourite directorial achievements by women. Germaine Greer would be proud.
Foreword: The untimely death of Tony Scott.
Opening Segment: Discussing the results of the recent Sight and Sound critics poll of the top 250 greatest films ever made. [4:10-17:55]
- “The Bourne Legacy”
- “The Expendables”
- “The Wedding Video”
- “In Our Hands”
Closing Segment: Discussing Sarah Polley’s “Take This Waltz” and our top three directorial feats by women.
Intro Music: M People, “Sight For Sore Eyes”
Outro Music: Madonna, “Take A Bow”
Episode 11: Courage Of Conviction [Brave; 360; Truth or Dare]
This week we’re bidding a fond farewell to the London Olympics, with a brief summary of the highlights, and some observations on the closing ceremony. Fernando Meirelles’ latest, “360” has been hanging around festivals for a while, but is its recent release worth waiting for? And is Pixar’s “Brave” another fine moment for the studio, or does its magic fail to knock us off our feet?
Opening Segment: Discussing the week’s big film news, and our thoughts on the closing ceremony of the London Olympics. [2:10-19:50]
- “Truth or Dare”
- “Let The Bullets Fly”
Closing Segment: Discussing the new Pixar film, “Brave,” and our top 3 films from the animation studio kingpin.
Intro Music: “The Bare Necessities”
Outro Music: The Who, “Baba O’Riley”
Episode 10: Intolerance [Ted; Skyfall; Flowers of War]
Don’t worry guys! This isn’t as long as D.W. Griffith’s famous silent of the same name, and we even manage to get it under 75 minutes! This week we’re looking ahead to upcoming films by Sam Mendes, Andrew Dominik, Sofia Coppola, and Wong Kar Wai, as well as celebrating the foreign films at your arthouses this week. It all goes swimmingly until somebody mentions a certain teddy bear…
Discussed on the podcast:
Opening Segment: Discussing the new trailers for the latest James Bond film “Skyfall,” directed by Sam Mendes, and Andrew Dominik’s “Killing Them Softly,” starring Brad Pitt. [2:50-15:10]
- “The Flowers of War”
- “A Simple Life”
- “The King of Devil’s Island”
Closing Segment: Discussing Seth MacFarlane’s “Ted,” and a brief look ahead to the year’s remaining releases
Intro Music: David Bowie, “Golden Years”
Outro Music: Rita Coolidge, “All Time High”