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Episode 126: The Volumes of Proust
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It’s Episode 126 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 is a boozy one, as Pete managed to finish a six-pack during the recording, but we still manage to talk fairly eloquently about the week’s releases, which include seaboard thriller “Black Sea” and animated spin-off “Penguins of Madagascar.” We also had quite a lot to say about intergenerational connection, as “St. Vincent” tugs at the heartstrings, while the decidedly less wholesome “Eastern Boys” leads to a Joe Wright rant and a discussion about relationships that is alarmingly close to the bone. The latest edition of the Red Light District offers a lot of positivity, as we discuss of one of Israel’s finest efforts, an unexpectedly amusing romantic comedy, and a gay Brazilian romance, while we also chat about the latest critics’ awards, which look to be heading for a “Boyhood” sweep. Kathleen Byron instigates a quickfire celebration of legendary Supporting Actress performances, Naomi Watts’ Russian chatter leaves us a bit bewildered, and Pete risks the wrath of his father by revealing a whisky faux-pas that would have connoisseurs recoiling in horror.
The Week’s News:
- Los Angeles Film Critics Association winners
- Boston Society of Film Critics winners
- British Independent Film Award winners
[3:15 – 12:55]
Red Light District: Featuring discussion of “Belle,” “I Origins,” “Just Married,” “Late Marriage,” “Maleficent,” “The Meaning of Life,” “Nick + Norah’s Infinite Playlist,” “The Small Back Room,” and “The Way He Looks”!
[13:00 – 30:40]
- Black Sea
- Eastern Boys
- Penguins of Madagascar
- St. Vincent
[37:00 – 1:28:50]
Shag, Marry or Kill?
The Olsen Factor
The Isaac Range
Episode 103: Kiss of the Spider Tattoo
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It’s Episode 103 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 is tangent central, as two deaths in the Actressing world instigates a lengthy opening segment about one-time Supporting Actress Oscar nominees, which includes discussion of performances by Judith Anderson, Juliette Lewis, and many others. New releases include the promising Daniel Auteuil/Kristin Scott-Thomas thriller, “Before the Winter Chill,” and haunted mirror horror film “Oculus,” plus Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s latest colourful tale, “T.S. Spivet,” which reminded Cal a little too much of a certain David Fincher film. We end in grisly fashion with an uber-serious chat about Atom Egoyan’s child murder drama “Devil’s Knot,” featuring the unlikely pairing of Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon, and a discussion of films based on documentaries. This week’s rule of not mentioning the World Cup is established (and broken) early, while we express our desire to re-cast roles in “The Lord of the Rings” and “Noah” as Michael Haneke, and go off on a mutual Joe Wright Rant about a bitter Oscar snub from the Eighties.
The week’s news:
- Michael Schumacher wakes from Coma
- Daniel Day-Lewis to receive a Knighthood
Opening Segment: Discussing one-time Supporting Actress nominees, in the wake of the deaths of Ruby Dee and Martha Hyer!
[5:35 – 23:15]
Red Light District: Pimping films we’ve seen in the last month, including “King of Hearts,” “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” and “Time Without Pity”
[23:20 – 32:40]
- The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet
- Before the Winter Chill
[38:10 – 1:05:50]
Closing Segment: Our take on Atom Egoyan’s “Devil’s Knot,” discussing its role in promoting the “Paradise Lost” documentaries, and offering examples of other films born out of the documentary process!
[1:05:55 – 1:23:10]
The Isaac Range
Outro Music: Jordin Sparks, “Tattoo”