Inspired by the recent release of ALOHA, BOBBY AND ROSE (Scorpion Releasing) which Director Floyd Mutrux says was very much inspired by Godard’s BREATHLESS, Brian takes a look at the original film and the 1983 remake and compares thoughts on all three.
Month: May 2018
Aaron is back from a long vacation, and thankfully has Keith Enright and Mark Hurne to discuss everything he missed. The big news was the new website, which is discussed at length. There are also the August 2018 announcements, and a ton of rumors and news that ranges from Andrei Rublev to Wong Kar Wai, to Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
- Variety – Longer Tree of Life Version Coming
- Criterion Now – Most Excited Poll
- Criterion Now – Prediction Poll
- Tavi Gevinson Closet Video
- Chart of What’s Been Taken
- Mirror Playing at BAMPFA
- Reddit – Wong Car Wai Coming
- Reddit – Hedwig and the Angry Inch coming
- Variety – Cannes Winners
- CriterionCast – All the Films Joining FilmStruck this May
- Criterion Now: Patreon | Facebook Group | CriterionCast
- Aaron West: Twitter | Website | Letterboxd
- Keith Enright: Twitter | Website
- Mark Hurne: Twitter
In this special episode, we discuss the films of Noir City Austin 2018 and its theme of “Film Noir from A to B” featuring a program of five genuine “A” and “B” double bills. We were delighted to be at Noir City Austin again this year, hosted by The Czar of Noir, Eddie Muller, along with his colleague from the Film Noir Foundation, author and film scholar Alan K. Rode.
The Austin version of the festival showcased glorious A and trashy B pictures from 1941-1951, which gave us a chance to watch the progression of the genre, and as always, get our noir fix. The bulk of the films were on 35mm, and they included restorations and preservations, thanks to the great work of the Film Noir Foundation. We hope to see you at next year’s festival!
The Noir City Austin 2018 Festival Line Up:
• I Wake Up Screaming (Humberstone, 1941)
• Quite Please, Murder (Larkin, 1942)
• The Blue Dahlia (Marshall, 1946)
• I Walk Alone (Haskin, 1947)
• The Accused (Dieterle, 1949)
• The Underworld Story (Endfield, 1950)
• The Unsuspected (Curtiz, 1947)
• The Threat (Feist, 1949)
• The Man Who Cheated Himself (Feist, 1950)
• Roadblock (Daniels, 1951)
What you’ll find in this episode: a favorite Dark City dame, quite possibly the kinkiest film noir ever made, what director works better with a budget, when noir is problematic, and our favorite Lantern noir stars.
– Cole and Ericca
On this episode, Brian returns to the land of Twilight Time to talk about AUTO FOCUS, THE SEVEN-UPS, THE NEW CENTURIONS, UNDERWORLD U.S.A. and DON’T BOTHER TO KNOCK.
Matt and Travis welcome Aaron West, host of Criterion Now, to discuss Kubrick’s most popular movie, The Shining. We discuss the film’s use of cinematic technique to explore fear and the film’s many mysteries, both real and imagined.
Jamie and Doug are absolutely thrilled to have been accepted to Ramsey College. Not so much because of the high level of education that they’ll be receiving but mainly due to the fact that their secret crush Marlon was also accepted. Sure, neither of them spoke to him in high school but they both figure that somewhere during the Fall semester of their Junior year at Ramsey would be the perfect time to profess their love for him.
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On this bonus episode, Brian runs down a stack of titles from Indicator including: THE CHASE, OTLEY, THE ST. VALENTINE’S DAY MASSACRE, SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER and THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN-IN-THE-MOON MARIGOLDS.
On this episode, Brian runs down a stack of sci-fi titles from last year – including THE HIDDEN, THE GREEN SLIME, YOR: HUNTER FROM THE FUTURE, STAR SLAMMER, STAR CRYSTAL, ZPG, TOBOR THE GREAT and ONE MILLION B.C.
On this bonus episode, Brian catches up with some of Olive Films’ releases from the past several months (going back to last year even) including titles like THE VAMPIRE’S GHOST, RETURN OF THE APE MAN, MONEY FROM HOME, THE HALLELUJAH TRAIL, FIVE ON THE BLACK HAND SIDE, HELL UP IN HARLEM, GREAT BALLS OF FIRE and HOPE AND GLORY.
On this episode, Brian speeds through a big stack of Vinegar Syndrome titles – including BLOOD HOOK, BLUE VENGEANCE, TERROR, LIQUID SKY, STAR TIME, PREY, PENITENTIARY, PENITENTIARY II, WELCOME HOME BROTHER CHARLES (& EMMA MAE) and FUGITIVE GIRLS.