Cinecast Episode 164 – Flaming Tap Water

 
As we ride out the spring doldrums at the multiplex, we have to be flexible and bend with limited release schedules. But sometimes, things work out as both Aussie noir, The Square, and Polish ultra-high-concept-crime-drama, Zero, happened to be playing at the Minneapolis Film Festival and available in Toronto. Both films, high on technique, plotting (and visual storytelling) generated some discussion and hearty recommendations, especially the former. On the eve of North America’s largest documentary film festival, Hot Docs, Kurt walks us through a few titles in detail and it sounds like a great lineup for the Toronto Festival this year. Plus Soderbergh and Lynch. Finally, early summers preemptive strike against the A-Team, The Losers is also discussed by Kurt and Matt as much as empty calories can be. That being said, they both seemed to like it, particularly the films irreverent tone and the overall game cast.

No major spoilers this week so all are welcome to join in the conversation. We’ve got some more local film makers to talk about as well as the higher profile DVDs being wide released this week. All in all a fun show. Grab a seat in the third row and, as always, feel free to leave your own thoughts in the comment section below.

Thanks for listening!




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MAIN REVIEW:
The Losers (IMDb)


OTHER REVIEWS:
Zero (Andrew’s review)
The Square (Kurt’s review)
– – also, the Edgerton’s pre-Square short film Spider


WHAT ELSE WE WATCHED:
Absence Presence


Hot Docs:
Life with Murder
Kings of Pastry
Candyman
Space Tourists
Gas Land (The titular Flaming Tap water)


DVD PICKS:

Andrew:
District 13: Ultimatum
(IMDb)

        Kurt:
Ride with the Devil
(IMDb)

        Matt:
Disturbing the Universe
(IMDb)


 
 

BLU RAY:

Andrew:
Tombstone
(IMDb)

        Kurt:
Dune
(IMDb)

        Matt:
Garry Shandling Show (s1)
(IMDb)


OTHER DVDs NOW AVAILABLE:
The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus
It’s Complicated
BBC Presents: Pride and Prejudice
[Restored Edition] The Descent 2
Elizabeth [Blu-ray] Elizabeth: The Golden Age [Blu-ray] Armageddon [Blu-ray] Out of Africa [Blu-ray]


OTHER STUFF MENTIONED:
Pig (IMDb)


NEXT WEEK:
Nightmare on Elm Street
I Am Love


PRIVATE COMMENTS or QUESTIONS?
Leave your thoughts in the comment section below, or email us:
feedback@rowthree.com (general)
andrew.james@rowthree.com
kurt@rowthree.com

 

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Antho42
Guest

This,along with Filmjunk and Movie Club Podcast, has become my favorite weekly show. Who needs television?

kurt
Guest

We're like a little community here in southern ontario! Go Synergy! 😛

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