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PC Movie Club is a club about movies with 'PC' in front of it. But in reality it’s just an excuse for Aharon Pelz and his mother Liisa to talk about their life long passion. Movie topics vary from old to new, depending on what is in the theater or if Liisa can get the dvd from the library. Themes and concepts are analyzed all the while finding connections from in and outside the movie world. But usually they are just about a mother and son trying not to argue about the movies they saw.

PC Movie Club is a club about movies with 'PC' in front of it. But in reality it’s just an excuse for Aharon Pelz and his mother Liisa to talk about their life long passion. Movie topics vary from old to new, depending on what is in the theater or if Liisa can get the dvd from the library. Themes and concepts are analyzed all the while finding connections from in and outside the movie world. But usually they are just about a mother and son trying not to argue about the movies they saw.
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Finland

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PC Movie Club is a club about movies with 'PC' in front of it. But in reality it’s just an excuse for Aharon Pelz and his mother Liisa to talk about their life long passion. Movie topics vary from old to new, depending on what is in the theater or if Liisa can get the dvd from the library. Themes and concepts are analyzed all the while finding connections from in and outside the movie world. But usually they are just about a mother and son trying not to argue about the movies they saw.

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English


Episodes

Episode 50 - Youth

4/11/2018
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50 episodes later down our podcast series we go back to the beginning. In the very first recording we talked about Paolo Sorrentino’s La Grande Belezza (2013). Now we return to the acclaimed director with his movie Youth (2015), which my mother has been desperate to talk about. In addition we manage to also discuss the first season of his mini-series The Young Pope (2016). We talk about being old and young, beauty, death, music, writing, religion and how the Xbox Kinect works. Spoiler...

Duration:01:29:23

Episode 49 - Force Majeure

4/3/2018
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Ruben Östlund has seemed like an interesting filmmaker and this film was on our movies-to-watch list for a long time. It was quite fascinating to see what would unfold during an avalanche in the French Alps. Next to the usual digestion of the film itself, we ended up talking about masculinity and the discussion about gender roles in general. And towards the end we also weight in little bit of perspective about Finland and sauna. Spoilers: The talk about the plot openly and discuss the...

Duration:01:50:56

Episode 48 - This Is Not a Film

3/19/2018
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Despite being banned for 20 years of making movies, Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi has found numerous ways of continuing making films. Both me and my mother have been fascinated of his current path and not only the various techniques he films his movies but also how he balances between documentary-like reality with fictional drama. We dive into his reality with two of his post-ban movies: This Is Not a Film (2011) and Taxi Tehran (2015).

Duration:01:07:54

Episode 47 - Oscars 2018

3/8/2018
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Continuing our tradition we entertain ourselves with the latest Academy Awards ceremony. Like last time we avoided the winner announcements and instead host our very own Oscar episode in which we go through selected categories and talk about our predictions and reveal the winner to each other as we go along. This year we had complex feelings towards the nominated movies (and movies that weren’t nominated). Next to the overall Oscar talk we get to share our opinions, among other things,...

Duration:01:41:36

Episode 46 - Paterson

2/5/2018
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We enjoy Jim Jarmusch’s films enormously and his quiet and meditative Paterson (2016) is definitely no exception. While arguably his most accessible film for general audience, he was able to bring a soft balance to the dominating hectic drama filled cinema. But above all it is a masterful portrait of poetry. During our discussion we praise the achievements, but also examine how some viewers felt dissatisfied. We also explore the poetic elements of the film and bring up some examples of...

Duration:01:55:09

Episode 45 - Everybody Wants Some!!

1/29/2018
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This time we dwell into a subject matter that both me, or my mother, have any experience about: college in United States in the 1980’s. Fortunately we are very familiar with the director, Richard Linklater, and his masterful career as a filmmaker. Upon viewing Everybody Wants Some!! we saw an opportunity to open a discussion on his films and how this particular movie represents his thematic and stylistic motifs. Next to Linklater we explore High School movie tropes and nostalgia in movies....

Duration:01:31:24

Episode 43 - Happiness

1/13/2018
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This is the second part of our discussion on Todd Solondz’ career. Last time we started things of with Wiener-Dog (2016) and the various connections of themes and characters it opened to Solondz’s previous films like the cult film Welcome to the Doll House (1995) and Palindromes (2004). Now we concentrate on his arguably most famous movie, Happiness (1998), and the various crossroads it takes us within Solondz’s oeuvre. Not to forget the uncomfortable rooms it opens when exploring the...

Duration:01:35:48

Episode 40 - Silence

9/24/2017
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Martin Scorsese is one of my mother's absolute favourite filmmakers. She always manages to go into the deeper levels of his narrations. She is also crazy about the cultural history of Japan. So when Scorsese utilises his thematic moral core to the Japanese culture and brings onscreen a massive epic religious drama, for sure we will have some thoughts about it. We talk about and compare both the film and the original novel. And as the culture plays a big role in the story, we also paint the...

Duration:01:59:58

Episode 39 - Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit

8/31/2017
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So my mother somehow finally got around to see Peter Jackson’s adaptations of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Listen us remember our own personal introductions to Tolkien’s books and how we both couldn’t not get over the first page. And then how the movies won us over and why especially for Aharon the first trilogy has a special place in his heart. We also go examine certain noticeable perks in Tolkien movies and fantasy genre in general and take the opportunity to mention our love for...

Duration:01:48:22

Episode 38 - The Incredible Shrinking Man

8/22/2017
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Ever since my mother first mentioned her interest in Jack Arnold’s The Incredible Shrinking Man we have been looking into movies that deal with shrinking. For this grand episode we bring together all we have learned about downscaling. Keeping Jack Arnold’s amazing sci-fi adventure as the center focus, we go through its story beats and analyse the deeper themes in its core while drifting off and examining links to other sci-fi movies dealing with shrinkage. Spoilers: We talk about the whole...

Duration:01:09:02

Episode 37 - Arrival

8/8/2017
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Me and my mother have had an interesting history in following Denis Villeneuve's career so far. We had our first debate on his merits all the way back on our first episode and we settled some thoughts after seeing Sicario. And our stakes for him . as a filmmaker would just get higher for his first science fiction film. So finally our episode on Arrival is ready. We recorded this way back in January, but took a long break from our podcast and it stood on the shelf so to speak. This is good...

Duration:01:13:23

Episode 36 - I, Daniel Blake

3/20/2017
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I had the unfortunate experience of going to see I, Daniel Blake in a bad mood. Despite agreeing a lot with what the movie wanted to say, I could not handle the preaching tone. So I came out of it conflicted. Nevertheless I have been ever since recommending everybody to go and see it. My mother on the other hand found deep connection with the story straight away. Next to being in general interested in the subject of poverty, she found the movie showing the audience the struggle that she...

Duration:01:14:43

Episode 33 - Moonlight

2/24/2017
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Just in time before the 2017 Academy Awards we sit down and talk about Barry Jenkins's instant classic, Moonlight. It is an incredibly intimate portrait of one mans life searching for his identity that is able to tell a very specific story of race and sexuality being in the same time as universal as you can get. We mainly just go over the details that make this such a great film. For example how the opening scene itself sets up perfectly the upcoming life journey. But we also go over our...

Duration:01:12:36

Episode 32 - The Measure Of A Man

2/15/2017
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My mother described Stéphane Brizé's The Measure of a Man as the best movie of 2015. So naturally I got more and more interested about it. And sure enough it was nothing less than that. A minimal but truthful narration through the casual life of an unemployed man trying to find the means for himself and his family in France. It is a grand work speaking very quiet but saying so much. We sat down to talk get to the bottom of the movie; Vincent Lindon, neorealism, the heavy subject matter,...

Duration:01:28:11

Episode 31 - Infernal Affairs Of The Departed

2/3/2017
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My mother has a natural interest in going back to the original versions of stories. After she has discovered that they might have been remakes or at least inspired from a previous source, she dives deep into the connections to see the whole evolution of the concepts. Some time ago she discovered that Martin Scorsese adapted his Boston crime thriller The Departed from a 2002 Hong Kong movie Infernal Affairs and naturally she could not let it go until we had a podcast about these two movies....

Duration:01:21:21

Episode 30 - Swiss Army Man

1/13/2017
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Swiss Army Man is the debut feature film by two friends called Daniels about a man and a corpse on a magical surrealist adventure. Many also knows it as the movie in which Harry Potter's corpse farts endlessly. We didn't really know what to expect from it. But in the end it turned out to be one of the best movies of 2016. Honest. Despite the juvenile humor and bizarre concept (and probably because of these) it incorporates some the most earnest and emotional film making in a long while....

Duration:01:09:36

Episode 27 - Son Of Saul

12/11/2016
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László Nemes's holocaust drama Son of Saul has been on our absolute must see watch list ever since it came out and some time ago we finally had the opportunity to see it. Naturally we could not wait to sit down and pour our thoughts out of it. The strange thing about it however was that I happened to be visiting in Israel at the moment when we did our Skype talk, which brought the effect of the film to another emotional level. Our discussion drifted apart from the movie to topics about...

Duration:01:16:59

Episode 26 - Memories Of Murder And La Isla Minima

12/11/2016
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Even if we wanted to, it seems that we cannot get out of South Korea. As long as we still have a fresh interest in it we take our opportunity to talk about a hugely entertaining movie, Bong Joon-ho's 2003 dramatization of South Koreans first murder case labeled as serial killing, Memories of Murder. Next to that we bring in a more recent Spanish murder thriller from 2014 called La Isla Minima (English title: Marshland) by Alberto Rodríguez. As both take place in the 80's and involves...

Duration:01:21:05

Episode 24 - Where The Wild Things Are

12/11/2016
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With me and my mother living in different countries it is not so often that we get to meet face to face and when we do we really try savor it. And of course these days one of our favorite thing is to do a podcast. While staying together in Finland we watched all kind of movies of which we took a couple as our subjects for the two next episodes. The first one is Spike Jonze's Where The Wild Things Are, which I have always held as an example on how to really do a good adaptation. We are...

Duration:01:11:17

Episode 21 - Bridge Of Spies

12/11/2016
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This week Steven Spielberg offers a refreshingly historical story about spies in the mix of the Cold War, which for some reason went under the radar for me when it came out. My mother in the other hand caught up with it immediately and came up with an interesting realization about what kind of effect Mark Rylance's performance had on the rest of the movie. Without a doubt it sounded like something we should save for our next discussion. Join us as we dive into the merits of Steven...

Duration:00:49:16

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