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Episode 27: Mental Playlists [Amour; Great Expectations; Trouble with the Curve]

EPISODE 27: Mental Playlists
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It’s Episode 27 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 sees the old guard return, with Clint Eastwood back in front of the camera in “Trouble with the Curve,” and austere Austrian mainstay Michael Haneke bringing his Palme d’Or winner “Amour” to Anglo eyes. Dickens’ classic “Great Expectations” and gory Brit-comedy “Sightseers” get a dissection of their own, and after six months Cal has finally seen a 2012 Bollywood production, but is “normal” crime thriller “Talaash” the ideal candidate to ease him in? All this, plus our reaction to the NYFCC winners and a look ahead to the NBR…

Discussed on the podcast: 

Opening Segment: Discussing the winners of the New York Film Critics Circle’s annual awards, and a brief look at the Golden Satellite nominations. [1:50 – 13:00]

*Preconception Corner*

Reviews of: 

  • “Amour”
  • “Great Expectations”
  • “Sightseers”
  • “Talaash”

[17:15 – 52:20]

Closing Segment: Our review of Clint Eastwood vehicle “Trouble with the Curve” and our predictions for the National Board of Review 
[52:30 – 1:14:25]

*Shag, Marry or Kill?*
*The Watson Factor*
*The Poupaud Range*

Intro Music: New theme music!
Outro Music: Army Navy, “Slight of Hand”

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