Jett has some surprising thoughts on MOVIE 43 and Gareth waxes eloquent on BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD. Plus, if you’re in LA on February 1st don’t forget to meet up with Jett at Cinema Speakeasy for PIXELSCHATTEN! Running time: 28 minutes and 21 seconds – 27.3mb Listen and Subscribe for Free with iTunes / Become a […]
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Thoughts on the operatic magnificent mess that is THE DARK KNIGHT RISES as well as the terrible events in Aurora Colorado. That and Wes Anderson’s lovely MOONRISE KINGDOM. Running time: 52 minutes and 52 seconds – 50.9mb
It’s back to classic disagreement time folks with Gareth and myself discussing Pixar’s kinda Pixarish BRAVE and Woody Allen’s masterful piece of lightness TO ROME WITH LOVE. Running time: 29 minutes and 40 seconds – 28.6mb
All the unpleasantness is forgotten Dear Listener, we reunite to discuss DARK SHADOWS, THE DICTATOR and MEN IN BLACK 3. Also there’s a competition. Know the answer? Then email email@example.com with the details and that Robert Downey Sr. Criterion box-set could be yours. Running time: 47 minutes and 27 seconds – 43.6mb Listen and Subscribe […]
My goodness there’s some disagreement over THE HUNGER GAMES Dear Listener and some agreement, kind of, regarding 21 JUMP STREET. Plus a frankly odd tangent of discussion into the filmography of Tony Scott. You’ve been warned. Running time: 44 minutes and 17 seconds – 40.7mb Listen and Subscribe for Free with iTunes / Become a TFT Member […]
Cough, cough. Eck. Cough, it’s CONTAGION folks and Gareth’s Film of the Year THE GUARD. All that plus Jett’s thoughts on the films of TIFF 2011 including THE BROOKLYN BROTHERS BEAT THE BEST, THE HUNTER and THE WOMAN IN THE FIFTH and a brief mention of the new Criterion Jean Vigo Collection.
To call THE HELP caricature insults Aunt Jemima, but it’s difficult to define precisely how this grotesque sideshow operates without associating it with camp, melodrama, slapstick, Southern Gothic, and other broadly emotional modes
The great joke of the title CONAN O’BRIEN CAN’T STOP is that I was wondering the whole time when he was going to start. It takes fifteen minutes for Rodman Flender’s topical documentary to find a funny scene
Speaking of pseudointellectuals, I’ve never—not even at SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE—seen a movie with an audience more vigorously engaged in the signaling to everyone else that, yes, old sport, they got the reference, they’re very smart, they had THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL over for dinner the other night
Episode 175 – MIDNIGHT IN PARIS / Brief Thoughts on THE HANGOVER 2, KUNG-FU PANDA 2 and PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 4
Episode 175 – Review of the brilliantly light and lovely MIDNIGHT IN PARIS; how THE HANGOVER 2 could have been saved and brief thoughts on KUNG-FU PANDA 2 and PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 4: ON STRANGER TIDES.
I’m shocked—shocked!—to find the big, dirty bone of contention with Paul Feig’s BRIDESMAIDS is the centerpiece gross-out scene, when whole mailing lists of people expecting a nice, polite feminist comedy were driven to conniptions
Episode 174 – Review of the “I’ve already forgotten if I’ve seen it” THOR and my film of the year BRIDESMAIDS. Enjoy!
The Grove in Los Angeles is a lot of things to a lot of people. More precisely, it is meant to be everything to everybody. The sprawling, 575,000-square foot, open-air marketplace offers an alternative to Main Street, Costco, the Internet or any sort of reality existing beyond the confines of a price-tag. I mean no […]
In what could be our last show Gareth and I discuss the new comedy YOUR HIGHNESS and ruminate on why film criticism matters as well as the reasons behind our desire to continue reviewing, investigating, mocking and praising cinema week after week.
In today’s show Gareth and I talk with Writers Guild of America East Lead Strategic Organizer Ursula Lawrence, discuss the new coming of age laugher SUBMARINE, and touch lightly on THE SLEEPING BEAUTY, 13 ASSASSINS and UNCLE BOONME WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES as part of the 2011 Nashville Film Festival.
Is BATTLE: LOS ANGELES the most important film of the year so far? Gareth and I think so and say why in this episode. Also discussed are the Bradley Cooper vehicle LIMITLESS and the new iPhone Film Festival.
Seven or eight years ago, about the time of our conflict with Saddam and the Iraqis, the Coen brothers made two films so bad they closed up shop to recharge. At least, that’s the story ‘round these parts.
While THE KING’S SPEECH loudly, laughably declared it has a voice this weekend, sweeping the guild awards and hoodwinking a lot of people who should know better into thinking it’s more than a shallow, concave, lumpy golddigger, ANOTHER YEAR quietly expanded, a genuinely humanist portrait of middle-aged British people discovering the therapeutic power of friendship, […]
Gareth and I discover the DR. STRANGELOVE of our generation: Chris Morris’ FOUR LIONS. Also SEASON OF THE WITCH and THE GREEN HORNET are mentioned for some reason. Other items of interest: The Big Bear Horro-Fi Festival and 6 Months that Changed a Year.
Here it is – a review of that Apple Store you have to pay to get into, TRON: LEGACY, plus the laugh out loud tragedy of the year TRUE GRIT. All that and our thoughts on the Films of the Year.
The night after I got to see Yorgos Lanthimos’ bone-dry Greek family comedy DOGTOOTH at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, that same room saw the Houston Film Critics Society name THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO the best foreign language film of the year. In the year Houston hosted CARLOS, WHITE MATERIAL, MOTHER, A […]
I admit I was a mite concerned by the concept of FOUR LIONS—a self-proclaimed “jihad comedy” about bumbling terrorists—though less for any faintworthy controversy than for the unshakable image of a Benny Hill type running around London trying and failing to blow things up, Wile E. Coyote-style. I should have known better. Chris Morris (aka […]
As many reviews will tell you, DUE DATE — the 2010 Downey Jr/Galifianakis feel-good buddy/road movie — is quite a lot like PLANES, TRAINS, & AUTOMOBILES — the 1987 Martin/Candy feel-good buddy/road movie. More than quite a lot. I can imagine DUE DATE’s director Todd Phillips pitching the idea: “It’s like PLAINS, TRAINS, & AUTOMOBILES, […]