Month: May 2018

Ep. 110 – Le Havre

At long last, we leave the depths of sorrow and head to an unambiguously happy movie. We…don’t really know what to do with this one. You mean there’s no terrible twist of fate? No flawed characters doomed to reap the sorrows of their ills? Grab the popcorn and join us for Aki Kaurismaki’s Le Havre!

Ep. 109 – Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

Did you love Black Moon but think its mythology could use a little more dark rituals and blood consumption? Or did you like Vampyr but think that it wasn’t filled with enough surreal ambiguity? Then you need to check this one out. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders brings the best of those films together with a little bit of the camp horror-classic House thrown in for good measure. It’s like you get three Criterion films in one!

Ep. 108 – Meantime

We’re venturing into the mean streets of East End London in the era of Thatcherism. If you like your economic hardships with a side of skinheads and ambiguity, then do we have a film for you with Meantime.

Ep. 107 – McCabe & Mrs. Miller

If you’ve ever longed for the open range and the freedom of the frontier, then you’re in for some disappointment. Rather than celebrating the free spirit of the West, McCabe & Mrs. Miller paints a grim and violent portrait that once again reaffirms Capitalism as the ultimate evil. Join us for this rousing deconstruction of the Western genre.

Ep. 106 – Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

Do you miss talking about The Piano Teacher? We sure do, which is why we opted to look at another example of the romantic movie subverted. Join us for the film that inspired the NC-17 film rating and taught us the valuable lesson that Romance and Horror are two genres that are sometimes difficult to separate: Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!