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Episode 170: The Drive-Thru Dig [Parasite; The Irishman; Marriage Story]

Episode 170: The Drive-Thru Dig
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It’s Episode 170 of In the Mood for Podcast!

It’s been four years, but Cal and Pete are finally back together in a bumper two-hour episode that features lots of discussion of the Oscars, and that history-making win for Bong Joon-Ho’s “Parasite”. We reveal our feelings about the film, while Pete gets his statistician head on as we detail some interesting Oscar trends that have emerged in the past decade. Elsewhere, we chat about the length (among many other things) of Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” troubling preconceptions of Renee Zelwegger are tested when we review “Judy,” while we discuss an unexpected best-in-show in “Bombshell”. Five acting nominations between “Marriage Story” and “The Two Popes” get us discussing the worthiness of this year’s crop of nominees, while a snub from times-gone-by sets us off on a digression on the 1990 Best Actor lineup. In other news, Pete finally saw the end of “Wolf of Wall Street,” Cal has a bee in his bonnet about flashbacks, and Pete saves a scathing fast food-related diss until late in the day.

Opening Segment:
A quick look back at the last four years, and although Pete’s cinema going has taken a hit, he offers some of his notable watches since we last did an episode together!

[5:00 – 20:23]

Preconception Corner (including a listener question from Ibbi!)

Reviews of:

  • The Irishman                             39:25 – 53:46
  • Bombshell                                  53:47 – 1:04:40
  • Judy                                             1:04:41 – 1:14:02
  • Marriage Story                        1:14:03 – 1:24:38
  • The Two Popes                        1:24:39 – 1:31:20
  • Parasite                                      1:31:21 – 1:40:00

Closing Segment: Discussing new Oscar trends since we started the podcast eight years ago, including acting sweeps, picture/director splits, and diversity scandals!

[1:40:01 – 1:55:27]

Shag, Marry or Kill?

The Pootsition

The Garrett Gauge

Intro Music: Thin Lizzy, “The Boys are Back in Town”
Outro Music: Marmalade, “Reflections of My Life”

Episode 20: Travelling Light [London Film Festival; On the Road; The Hunt; Barbara]

EPISODE 20: Travelling Light
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It’s Episode 20 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’ve been to London – Pete has returned home but Cal is still in the capital. Audio issues existed but aren’t so apparent in our discussions of “On the Road,” “Barbara,” “Liberal Arts,” and “Ruby Sparks.” We run down what we’ve seen at the London Film Festival thus far, featuring a subtitles gaff and a perilously long film about the world of the transgender. And then we let loose on Thomas Vinterberg’s “The Hunt,” which proves expectantly controversial…

Discussed on the podcast: 

Opening Segment: What we’ve seen at the London Film Festival: “Laurence Anyways,” “A Few Hours of Spring,” “Beyond the Hills,” “I, Anna,” “Like Someone In Love” [?]

*Preconception Corner*

Reviews of: 

  • “On the Road”
  • “Barbara”
  • “Liberal Arts”
  • “Ruby Sparks”


Closing Segment: Discussing Thomas Vinterberg’s “The Hunt,” the problem with overt subject matters, and interesting performances by Bond villains. 

*Shag, Marry or Kill?*

Intro Music: The Clash, “London Calling”
Outro Music: Kylie Minogue, “All The Lovers”

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