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Episode 15: That’s My Tolstoy! [Anna Karenina; Lawless; That’s My Boy]

EPISODE 15: That’s My Tolstoy!

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It’s Episode 15 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 sticking with last week’s freer structure, admitting our filmic peeves before laying the smackdown on some new releases. In theory, that should be easy this week, with Adam Sandler releasing a new movie, but will our review of “That’s My Boy” play out quite as expected? The lone foreign language offering is “The Forgiveness of Blood,” Joshua Marston’s long-awaited sophomore effort, while the core genre material is out in force, with sci-fi represented by spiritual space-tale “Love” and John Hillcoat’s latest western “Lawless.” Unsurprisingly, the most contentious topic of the week is Joe Wright’s “Anna Karenina,” which has been likely to ruffle feathers in the Sheppard household for some time. Will this experimental adaptation of a classic novel gain our seal of approval?

Discussed on the podcast: 

Opening Segment: Discussing the week’s news: Venice announces its festival winners, Toronto commences, and the full trailer of “The Master” is released. [1:40 – 16:05]

Preconception Corner

Reviews of: 

  • “Lawless”
  • “That’s My Boy”
  • “Love”
  • “The Forgiveness of Blood”

[16:10 – 53:50]

Closing Segment: Discussing “Anna Karenina,” our summation of the week in film, and responding to listener questions.

[53:55 – 1:15:40]

Intro Music: Etta James, “At Last”
Outro Music: Shirley Bassey, “The Performance Of My Life”

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