It’s Episode 142 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 back after a two-and-a-half week absence with a packed lineup! As we catch up on the releases from the past fortnight, we’re reviewing five films, including the highly-anticipated new film from Christian Petzold, “Phoenix,” and Keanu Reeves’ foray into the action genre with “John Wick.” Cal reveals all about Noah Baumbach’s latest observation on the middle-classes, “While We’re Young” and Andrew Niccol’s moralistic war drama “Good Kill,” while we finish by talking about teen flick “The DUFF,” which Pete suspected that Cal would like. Elsewhere, in the wake of Thursday’s announcement of the Cannes Film Festival lineup, we assess upcoming films from Gus Van Sant, Paolo Sorrentino, and more, a listener’s rant re-instigates a costuming discussion from our last episode, and a controversial Pootsition flies narrowly close to the age of consent.
Listener question/rant [Ibbi]: Colleen Atwood vs. Sandy Powell
Cannes Film Festival: We dig into the line-up for this year’s festival, featuring films by Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, Jacques Audiard, and Hirokazu Koreeda!
[10:52 – 27:52]
- Phoenix 34:30 – 46:00
- While We’re Young 46:01 – 52:47
- John Wick 52:48 – 1:03:12
- Good Kill 1:03:13 – 1:09:49
- The DUFF 1:09:50 – 1:23:07
Shag, Marry or Kill?
The Garrett Gauge
Episode 116: The Decoy Tots
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It’s Episode 116 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.
After last week’s super-long episode, we lament Cal’s laissez faire approach to editing, but this edition managed to sail under the ninety-minute mark fairly smoothly. The Red Light District is back, as we discuss films starring Nina Hoss and Richard Burton, a dishonest Dogme flick, plus Cal’s return to awards completion gets us analysing two Best Actress Oscar races, one of which features one of the biggest snubs of all time. New releases include baseball underdog drama “Million Dollar Arm,” of which the MVP was plain for both of us to see, and Woody Allen’s “Magic in the Moonlight,” which Pete unsurprisingly snubbed. There’s also Liam Neeson thriller “A Walk Among the Tombstones,” and Philip Noyce’s “The Giver,” which Pete managed to smear in innuendo and spend forever on divulging the plot of. Taylor Swift’s presence in the film forces both of us to admit some admiration for her lyrical hand, while her likeness to a famously jilted tennis player instigates discussion of a disastrous celebrity relationship. Elsewhere, there’s a postponed Joe Wright rant from last week, Pete’s parents’ holiday snaps struggle to emulate Michael Ballhaus, and the natural charm of one of this week’s actresses leads to a new qualification in the Olsen Factor.
The Week’s News
- Foreign Language submissions from France, Belgium, Canada, and Hong Kong
[2:25 – 8:20]
Opening Segment: This month’s Red Light District, featuring discussion of “Barbara,” “Elena,” “Mifune’s Last Song,” “Mourning Becomes Electra,” “Passion Fish,” “The Spy Who Came In From the Cold” and “Win/Win”
[8:25 – 23:15]
- Million Dollar Arm
- A Walk Among the Tombstones
- Magic in the Moonlight
- The Giver
[29:15 – 1:12:15]
Shag, Marry or Kill?
The Olsen Factor
The Isaac Range
This Easter edition of the podcast is our longest for a while, with the return of the Red Light District (check out our Segments page for more info!), along with a reveal of our favourite films and performances of the year so far! This week’s new releases run the gamut from good to grotesque, as Danny Boyle follows up his Olympic success with trippy thriller “Trance,” while Andrew Niccol looks to recapture former glories with the Stephenie Meyer-penned Sci-fi flick “The Host.” We’re sampling recent bites from European and Asian cinema with Danish thriller “A Hijacking,” Francois Ozon’s “In the House” and Japanese awards sweeper “Rebirth,” and we celebrate the tenth anniversary of “Finding Nemo” by unashamedly gushing about its cuteness. Tune in to find out which of this week’s films forced one of us to turn to comfort food, and which underseen Hawks classic is doing the rounds on MySpace!
Opening Segment: Analysing the first quarter of 2013 and revealing our favourite films and performances from the year so far! [3:45 – 11:15]
- “The Host”
- “A Hijacking”
- “In the House”
- “Finding Nemo” (10th anniversary re-release)
[17:20 – 1:05:25]
Closing Segment: The return of the Red Light District! Films pimped this month include “Cluny Brown,” “Heavenly Forest,” “Libeled Lady,” “Su-ki-da,” and “Twentieth Century“! [1:05:30 – 1:19:10]
*Shag, Marry or Kill?*
*The Watson Factor*
*The Poupaud Range*
Outro Music: Perry Como, “Accentuate the Positive”