Month: May 2018

Just the Discs – Episode 56 – Three Versions of BREATHLESS

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.

Criterion Now – Episode 56 – August 2018 Announcements, New Website, Tavi Gevinson

The Magic Lantern: Episode 076 – Noir City Austin 2018 by Lantern Light

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

Links:
The Film Noir Foundation
Noir City
TCM’s Noir Alley
Eddie Muller’s website
Alamo Drafthouse

Just the Discs – Episode 55 – A Twilight Time Five

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.

The Complete Kubrick 11: The Shining

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.

The Shining

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GTGM Episode 78: How I Got Into College (1989)

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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Just the Discs – Bonus – An Indicator Quintet

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.

Just the Discs – Episode 54 – Sci-Fi!

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.

Just the Discs – Bonus – Catchin’ Up with Olive

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.

Just the Discs – Episode 53 – Vinegar Syndrome Speed Round

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.