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!)
- 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 Garrett Gauge
Intro Music: Thin Lizzy, “The Boys are Back in Town”
Outro Music: Marmalade, “Reflections of My Life”
Discussed on the podcast:
Opening Segment: The contentious results of the Leeds Film Festival’s audience votes, and championing films and performances that won’t make our year-end lists [2:05 – 14:00]
- “End of Watch”
- “For a Good Time, Call…”
- “Lawrence of Arabia” (50th anniversary re-release)
[18:20 – 57:55]
Closing Segment: David O’Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook”: considering the awards chances of its cast, offering examples of actors Oscar-nominated for the wrong films, and predicting next week’s New York Film Critics Circle prizes. [58:00 – 1:17:10]
*Shag, Marry or Kill?*
*The Watson Factor*
*The Poupaud Range*
Intro Music: New theme music!
Outro Music: Ellie Goulding, “Anything Can Happen”
It’s Episode 16 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 have six films but have only seen two together: this week’s big releases, “Hope Springs” and “Premium Rush.” The rest is consigned to reliable snipes at auteurs (Woody Allen and Asghar Farhadi the unlucky victims on this occasion), while we ponder the male posturing in “The Sweeney” and “Dredd 3D.” With the Oscars approaching, we take time to discuss the big film coming out of Toronto, “Silver Linings Playbook,” and the big film coming out in November, Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln.”
Opening Segment: Discussing the week’s news: The Toronto Film Festival ends, and the first trailer of Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” debuts. [1:55 – 12:35]
- “The Sweeney”
- “Dredd 3D”
- “Premium Rush
- “To Rome with Love”
- “About Elly”
[16:20 – 59:55]
Closing Segment: Discussing “Hope Springs,” responding to listener questions, and pimping a great film we’ve seen lately. [1:00:00 – 1:19:40]
Intro Music: Marina and the Diamonds, “Hollywood”
Outro Music: Iamamiwhoami, “Sever”