Episode 149: The Garland Giveaway [Spy; Survivor; Black Coal Thin Ice]
It’s Episode 149 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 we’re dealing with a litany of deaths in the film world, as two actors, a screenwriter, and a producer all passed away, plus we dust off the cobwebs for a lengthy Red Light District. The week’s reviews include James McTeigue’s secret service drama “Survivor,” the latest collaboration between Paul Feig and Melissa McCarthy, “Spy,” and Chinese Golden Bear winner “Black Coal Thin Ice” (again). Meanwhile, Helen Mirren’s won yet another award for playing the Queen, there are rumblings of discontent about Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s attempt at a French accent, and Cal’s drunken encounter with a singer is contradicted by his love of Judy Garland.
The week’s news:
- Helen Mirren wins a TONY
- The death of Sir Christopher Lee
- The death of Ron Moody
- The death of Jean Gruault
- The death of Robert Chartoff
- “The Walk” to open the New York Film Festival
[4:23 – 14:40]
Red Light District: This month’s round-up of films seen from the past, featuring discussion of “Cuban Fury,” “Curtain Up,” “The Harvey Girls,” “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,” “Time After Time,” and “We Need to Talk About Kevin”
[14:41 – 26:42]
- Survivor 31:08 – 41:51
- Black Coal, Thin Ice 41:52 – 49:08
- Spy 49:09 – 1:02:38
Shag, Marry or Kill?
The Garrett Gauge
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]
- The Calling
- The Rewrite
[34:50 – 1:04:30]
Shag, Marry or Kill?
The Olsen Factor
The Isaac Range