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Episode 170: The Drive-Thru Dig [Parasite; The Irishman; Marriage Story]

Episode 170: The Drive-Thru Dig
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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!)

Reviews of:

  • 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 Pootsition

The Garrett Gauge

Intro Music: Thin Lizzy, “The Boys are Back in Town”
Outro Music: Marmalade, “Reflections of My Life”

Episode 131: The Oxford Issue [American Sniper; Whiplash; Wild]

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Episode 131: The Oxford Issue
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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.


Preconception Corner


Reviews of:

  • 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]

Shag, Marry or Kill?
The Olsen Factor
The Isaac Range

Outro Music: Kristina Train, “Dark Black”

Episode 119: The Joys of Denim [’71; The Rewrite; London Film Festival]


Episode 119: The Joys of Denim

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It’s Episode 119 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.


To donate to Pete’s half-marathon run, on behalf of the Midlands Arts Centre, follow this link


We’re a little late this week, but we hope it’s worth the wait, as Cal has been to the London Film Festival, bringing news of films by Christian Petzold, Andrei Zvyagintsev, Francois Ozon, and a doozy of a performance by Reese Witherspoon. The week’s reviews consist of IRA thriller “’71,” starring everyone’s favourite young actor, Jack O’Connell, and scriptwriting comedy “The Rewrite,” which was somewhat overshadowed by Marisa Tomei’s jeans. Cal saw Susan Sarandon play Sheriff in religious serial killer drama “The Calling,” which just about escaped the dreaded “F” grade, while we also had time to discuss Stephen Frears’ BFI Fellowship, Lindsay Lohan’s theatre stint, and Michelle Pfeiffer’s history at the Oscars. Elsewhere, we argue about the main concerns of Billy Wilder’s “Sunset Boulevard,” pimp an underseen German exorcist drama, and chat about the eclectic cast of Judd Apatow’s upcoming film, the title of which greatly amuses Pete.

The Week’s News:
  • Stephen Frears receives a BFI Fellowship

[5:40 – 14:30]


Opening Segment: 
Coverage from the London Film Festival, featuring discussion of “Leviathan,” “The New Girlfriend,” “Phoenix,” and “Wild”

[14:35 – 26:45]

Preconception Corner

Reviews of:
  • ’71
  • The Calling
  • The Rewrite

[34:50 – 1:04:30]

Shag, Marry or Kill?
The Olsen Factor
The Isaac Range

Outro Music: Culture Beat, “Mr. Vain”

Episode 104: Miscarriages of Justice [The Fault In Our Stars; Jersey Boys; Miss Violence]



Episode 104: Miscarriages of Justice

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It’s Episode 104 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.
 
Irini M. returns this week to help us discuss our favourite films and performances from 2014 so far, leading to a disagreement about Wes Anderson, yet more discussion of Xavier Dolan, and a fierce defence of a podcast fantasy favourite. The week’s reviews see us flirt with both familiarity and contempt, as Cedric Klapisch’s trilogy-capping “Chinese Puzzle” was finally released in the UK, while not all of us were happy about the Venice trophy haul of Greek family drama “Miss Violence.” We tackle cancer flick “The Fault In Our Stars,” Cal goes it alone for Clint Eastwood’s foray into the musical genre, “Jersey Boys,” while the latest batch of non-sporting news calls for a Desplat love-in, and a discussion of everyone’s favourite Hong Kong auteur. Pete continues to liken the faults of World Cinema to Roy Hodgson’s World Cup tactics, a listener question provokes a passionate defence of Greek patriotism from Irini, and a controversial pitch for a new Jennifer Lopez rom-com provides an early FYC for next year’s compilation.

The week’s news: 

  • Alexandre Desplat announced as the President of the jury at this year’s Venice Film Festival
  • Wong Kar-Wai’s new film is on the way
  • Gerry Conlon, subject of the film “In the Name of the Father,” dies aged 60

[2:30 – 14:45]

Listener Questions from Ibbi

[14:50 – 20:35]

Preconception Corner

Reviews of:
  • The Fault In Our Stars
  • Chinese Puzzle
  • Miss Violence
  • Jersey Boys

[33:45 – 1:14:00]

Closing Segment: 2014’s mid-year awards, in which we discuss our favourite and least favourite films and performances from the year so far!

[1:14:05 – 1:35:35]

Shag, Marry or Kill?
The Olsen Factor
The Isaac Range

Outro Music: Alexandre Desplat, “Depart Pour La Guerre” (from “The Well Digger’s Daughter”)
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