Prolific film journalist Jeremy Carr joins me to discuss the tragically short life and career of Jean Vigo, who made only four films, the short subjects 'A Propos de Nice' (1930) and 'Taris' (1931), the controversial for it's time 'Zero de Conduit' (1933), and his only feature, the ethereal masterpiece 'L'Atalante' (1934) starring Michel Simon.
Matthew and Steven are joined once again by the marvellous Hermione Flavia of wildfiremotionpictures.com. This time we get dewy eyed over Ghibli's sort of last movie... at least for now, When Marnie Was There. We laugh, we cry, and we take the time to wonder whether troubled Anna and her ghostly bff Marnie have a little something going on after a rather romantic session in a rowboat. "I love you! I love you Marnie!"
"Oh Sophie..." Howl's Moving Castle takes on an entirely different (and somewhat inappropriate) meaning as Herminone Flavia of Wildfiremotionpictures.com joins the boys to discuss Miyazaki's mind-blowing masterpiece of wizards, witches, wizened old ladies... and pole travelling princes. Listen in!
The only film directed by Yoshifumi Kondo, Miyazaki's apprentice, is a heartfelt coming of age romance with tinges of fantasy. Is this an under-seen gem within the Ghibli cannon, or a slight teen drama unworthy of the great studio? And what does a famous John Denver song have to do with it all anyway? Matthew and Steven are joined by the very charming Hermione Flavia of wildfiremotionpictures.com to discuss.
Matthew and Steven discuss the incredible flights of imagination, fantasy and adventure of Ghibli's first official release. We talk about Miyazaki's flying machines, epic action scenes, and samurai swords getting sent to flabby Hollywood execs. Enjoy!
Steven is joined by Lee Van Cleef, so prepare yourselves for a raw, rude and hilarious podcast about Kelly and Donen's melancholic, yet melodic musical extravaganza about fading friendships and failed dreams.
Is this the greatest musical of them all? Steven is joined by Paul Salt of the podcast One Good Thing to discuss the intriguing production history, the mind-blowing physicality of Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor and of course that timeless sequence.
"New York, New York, It's a wonderful town!" Join Matthew, Steven and Lee as they discuss the much parodied horny sailors on shore leave musical... On The Town. Matthew didn't like it and somehow Steven ends up doing a Brando impersonation. Listen in!
Join Matthew, Steven and Lee as they go over their favorite horror movies. Then stick around as they discuss the nature of fear, the horror genre as a whole and why it never releases its grip on us all.
Jaguar sharks, stop-motion sea life, deadpan humour and the terrifying angst of Bill Murray. We are joined by those hilarious boys from One Good Thing to discuss Wes Anderson's gorgeously detailed, melancholic and rather funny sea faring adventure... The Life Aquatic.
We are joined by Niall Browne of the website Movies In Focus, to discuss Sophia Coppola's dreamily seductive Lost in Translation, starring a never better Bill Murray. To watch it is to fall in love.... with Bill, with Scarlett, with Tokyo and with the movie itself.
We ask Hermione Flavia of Wildfiremotionpictures.com, what Bill Murray means to her, and discuss perhaps the best Murray movie you've never seen, Quick Change, co-starring Geena Davis, Randy Quaid, Jason Robards, Phil Hartman, Tony Shalhoub and Stanley Tucci. What a movie! What a cast!
Billy Wilder's brilliantly acidic press room comedy re-unites with Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon. What better reason could you need for watching it? Perhaps more than any of Wilder's other movies, The Front Page is sorely in need of reappraisal. Say it quietly, but we think it's a huge improvement over the original. Matthau is on especially barnstorming form and has rarely, if ever, been better.
We are joined by the film critic and journalist Jeremy Carr to discuss Billy Wilder's much maligned sex comedy "Kiss Me Stupid," starring Kim Novak, Ray Walston, and Dean Martin, as himself. Maybe it's time for a re-appraisal. We discuss.