Episode 131: The Oxford Issue [American Sniper; Whiplash; Wild]
It’s Episode 131 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 was so jam-packed that we had to cut the entire news segment, but don’t worry, we’ll get around to that in our next episode. Instead, we react to last week’s Oscar nominations with theories on everything from the race row, to the surprise Marion Cotillard inclusion, to the unexpected haul for “American Sniper”. We also review Clint Eastwood’s latest delight, as well as other nominated films, including musical drama “Whiplash,” and soul-searching adventure “Wild,” starring Cal’s favourite, Reese Witherspoon. We’re on board with a wine-quaffing Kevin Kline in Parisian jaunt “My Old Lady,” and Pete dishes all on Alicia Vikander’s received pronunciation in wartime romance “Testament of Youth,” which featured too much Oxford reverence for his liking. Elsewhere, Bradley Cooper’s fuller face is up for scrutiny, there’s an unexpected bit of advocacy from Jane Fonda, and Sienna Miller’s dark locks threaten to steal the gold in The Pootsition.
- American Sniper 10:40 – 22:24
- Whiplash 22:25 – 37:21
- My Old Lady 37:22 – 45:50
- Testament of Youth 45:51 – 54:40
- Wild 54:41 – 1:07:23
Closing Segment: Our reaction to the Oscar nominations, featuring discussion of the snubs, the race row, and the quality of the nominees as a whole!
[1:07:24 – 1:27:12]
The Isaac Range
Outro Music: Kristina Train, “Dark Black”
Episode 66: Fast and Loose [Rush; White House Down; Ain’t Them Bodies Saints]
Episode 66: Fast and Loose
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It’s Episode 66 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.
The Week’s News:
- Foreign Language Oscar submissions from Saudia Arabia, The Netherlands, and Australia
- Woody Allen to receive the Cecil B. DeMille award at this year’s Golden Globes
- “12 Years a Slave” wins the People’s Choice award at the Toronto Film Festival
- “The Butler” passes $100m in domestic box-office
- The first teaser trailer is released for “Grace of Monaco”
[1:40 – 15:10]
Listener Request: Discussing Venice’s 70th anniversary short films project [Irini] [15:15 – 20:05]
- Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
- White House Down
- The Artist and the Model
[26:35 – 54:35]
Closing Segment: Our take on Ron Howard’s “Rush,” dissecting its Oscar chances, and discussing our favourite cinematic playboys [54:45 – 1:12:35]
The Watson Factor
The Poupaud Range
Outro Music: Kelis, “Caught Out There”