Fri, 24 May 2013
Erin and Paul review two films about teenage girls, complicated frienships, and horndog fathers. First: GINGER & ROSA, the new coming-of-age film from writer/director Sally Potter starring Elle Fanning as a budding anti-nuclear activist in 1962 Britain; then, the sequel-spawning 1992 trash classic POISON IVY, starring Drew Barrymore as a scantily clad bleached-blonde temptress who seduces her way into the home of a rich but alienated high school classmate. Protest marches or rain-soaked sex scenes: which will prevail?
Also: short takes on NORWEGIAN WOOD, the FAST AND THE FURIOUS franchise, and REPULSION.
Sun, 19 May 2013
Heather and Paul review NIGHTS OF CABIRIA, Federico Fellini's 1957 Italian neorealist classic starring Giulietta Masina as a streetwalker who retains her optimistic spirit even though life and men seem determined to disappoint her at every turn; and SWEET CHARITY, Bob Fosse's splashy 1969 musical remake of the same story, starring Shirley MacLaine as a lovelorn taxidancer in New York City. A malevolent hypnotist, or an evangelist played by Sammy Davis Jr.: which will prevail?
Plus: short takes on a pair of Les Blank documentaries, CLOUD ATLAS, season two of GAME OF THRONES, THE GREAT GATSBY, and DAMSELS IN DISTRESS.
Fri, 10 May 2013
The power of Christ compels Paul and Erin to review two films about young women being exorcised. First: BEYOND THE HILLS, writer/director Cristian Mungiu's intense drama about two longtime female friends who find themselves at cross purposes at a Romanian monastery; then, THE LAST EXORCISM, director Daniel Stamm's 2010 mock-documentary horror film about a team of filmmakers who set out to debunk the exorcism industry, only to find that the young woman they've chosen as a subject might be possessed by an actual demon. A girl forbidden to wear tracksuits, or a girl forbidden to wear Doc Martens: which will prevail?
Also: listener feedback, and mini-reviews of DARK STAR, PAIN & GAIN, and TO THE WONDER.
Direct download: TAATM_61__Beyond_The_Hills_vs._The_Last_Exorcism.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 2:31am EDT
Wed, 1 May 2013
Heather and Paul sink their fangs into two ferocious feminist takes on the werewolf genre. First: GINGER SNAPS, John Fawcett's 2000 Canadian cult classic about an outcast teenager searching for a cure for her sister's quickly advancing case of lycanthropy; then, THE COMPANY OF WOLVES, Neil Jordan's dreamlike 1984 Gothic fantasy, in which all the sexual undercurrents in the story of "Little Red Riding Hood" come roaring to the surface. A girl with a tail, or a man with a unibrow: which will prevail?
Plus: mini-reviews of UPSTREAM COLOR and PAIN & GAIN.
Direct download: TAATM_60__Ginger_Snaps_vs._The_Company_Of_Wolves.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 3:11am EDT