Cinecast Episode 247 – That’s Just The Kind of Pretentious Twaddle I like!

Here we are a week before Oscars and there is so little to talk about on that front other than that there is so little to talk about. Gamble gives a run-down on the Best Animated Shorts which are always worth a look. Kurt gives a sparkling review of the latest Studio Ghibli animated feature; a Japanese spin on the classic British children’s novel The Borrowers. Re-titled The Secret World of Arrietty, the film is surprisingly adult in tone and theme and worth looking at on the big screen. We spend a tangent-driven span of time grading the homework assignments (criminal clowns) before diving into The Watch List: Wil Wheaton, Elliot Gould, Alain Delon, Brian DePalma, Michelangelo Antonioni, Billy Bob Thorton and Anna Faris! Andrew goes to town on smashing Tiny Furniture. Matt goes to town on pummeling the seven-year-delayed Margaret (and in the pejorative sense thinks Kurt and Rot will love it).

As always, please join the conversation by leaving your own thoughts in the comment section below and again, thanks for listening!


 
 

 

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IN-HOUSE BUSINESS:
– Kurt’s Kids Talk Fantastic Mr. Fox
– Oscar showings at Matt’s theater
– Donation thank yous!


MAIN REVIEWS:
The Secret World of Arietty


GRADING LAST WEEK’S HOMEWORK: (LetterBoxd list)
Paul Field: The Stickup, New Police Story, Top Dog
Nat Almirall: Sleuth (1972)
Miran Terzic: Point Break
Sean Kelly: Quick Change
Ryan McNeil: Quick Change
Mike Rot: Short Cuts
Jericho Slim: Dead Presidents, Point Break, Drive
Rick Vance: AKIRA
Courtney Small: The Last Circus (aka Balada triste de trompeta)
Lennart Andersson: The Last Circus
Len (aka Keith Talent): Killing Zoe
Andrew James: Logorama
Kurt Halfyard: Holdup


THE WATCH LIST:

Matt
The Curse
The Curse II
Oscar-nominated animated short
Margaret
– Defender series at Trylon cinema

Kurt
The Long Goodbye
California Split
Smiley Face

Andrew
Tiny Furniture
Blow-Up
– “Walking Dead” Season 2
Mission to Mars
Le Cercle Rouge
Intolerable Cruelty
– “Spaced”


HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT:
send us an example of a dark and/or depressing animated film


DVDs/NETFLIX INSTANT NOW AVAILABLE:
Jandy’s DVD Triage


OTHER STUFF MENTIONED:
Kurt’s kids on Fantastic Mr. Fox:

NFB app (Apple)
NFB app (Android)


NEXT WEEK:
Bullhead
Chico & Rita


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Andrew James
Podcaster. Tech junkie. Movie lover. Also games and guitar. I dig music.