Episode 18: All That Is Holy [Looper; Untouchable; Holy Motors]

EPISODE 18: All That Is Holy

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It’s Episode 18 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. This week we begin by concentrating on those countries vying to be alien entrants in America’s biggest awards ceremony, as Oscar submissions for Best Foreign Language Film draw to a close. We review two of the contenders: France’s “Untouchable” and India’s “Barfi!” We count down our favourite films concerning time travel after contemplating Rian Johnson’s “Looper,” as well as considering how sex and politics are explored in “The Campaign” and “Hysteria.” The sinister comes in the form of Brit horror-flick “Berberian Sound Studio,” and Leos Carax’s horror show masterpiece  controversy “Holy Motors.” 
(Sadly our conversation about staying power in the presence of Eva mendes (or Green) happened 2 mins after the recording was stopped. We’ll try and get it in next time.)

Discussed on the podcast: 

Opening Segment: Assessing this year’s race for the Foreign Film Oscar in the wake of the submission deadline, and reviewing one of the frontrunners, France’s “Untouchable.” [2:50 – 26:00]

Reviews of: 

  • “Barfi!”
  • “The Campaign”
  • “Hysteria”
  • “Berberian Sound Studio”
  • “Holy Motors”

[26:01 – 54:00]

Closing Segment: Discussing “Looper” and our top three films involving time travel. 
[54:10 – 1:12:40]

Intro Music: Flight Facilities, “Foreign Language”
Outro Music: Alice In Chains, “Don’t Follow”

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