Cinecast Episode 283 – The Photographer or the Prostitute

Please forgive the continued need for a full-time producer as we work our way through yet another video version of the podcast. Despite some technical glitches (that shouldn’t hinder the audio version of the show), Andrew and Kurt get into some good debate about the merits and demerits of Andrew Dominik’s Killing them Softly (complete with SPOILERS!). The homework is fun with some liberties taken by listeners using the new visual format. We both have the same reaction to Tony Kaye’s Detachment in our DVD review and then some good talk on food shortages, pompadours, teenage drama queens and the reefer. A look ahead to the next few weeks rounds things off nicely and we’ll be back next week with our top five female performances of 2012.

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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Markus Krenn
Guest

Kurt, you should definetly rewatch the “The Station Agent”.
I strongly suggest that Peter Dinklage is falling in love with the Patricia Clarkson Character. It’s only after she rejects him, mostly due to his own behaviour, that the film takes the friendship route regarding that relationship.
With the other characters, yes, i agree with you, it’s all about friendship from the beginning. But between those two it’s an romantic angle, thats why i choose the movie.
I’m fine with the ‘B’ , compared to the other assignments, mine was much weaker so there need to be a distingtion (except for Annie Hall maybe, still don’t get what the fuzz about this movie is), but i wasn’t happy with the reasoning.

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

I will indeed rewatch the film (It’s a favourite). And I’ll watch it with that in mind, won’t be the first time I missed something glaringly obvious in a movie.

Andrew James
Admin

We’re also increasing the grade to B+ for a passionate defense.

Jonathan
Admin

The Station Agent is one of my very favorites.

Andrew James
Admin

GPA are now up to date!

Andrew James
Admin

THANKS(!) to everyone who participated in watching (at least part of) the live show last night.

RedBox codes were sent out earlier today and congrats to @themirrorgarden on winning the HIGH SCHOOL DVD. We’ve got a bunch more goodies to give away next week (Life of Pi swag) another DVD and some more RedBox codes. So be sure to tune in.

THANKS again for listening/watching. It was a lot of fun.

Nat Almirall
Guest

Andrew, one cataclysmic/overpopulation nonfiction book you may want to check out is Julian Simon’s The Ultimate Resource, which is much more uplifting than the usual reads.

And I’m with Kurt on Capitalism, A Love Story — it’s much messier than Moore’s other stuff, and, worst of all, he conflates free trade and corporatism, which not only undermines all his scattershot arguments but feels more sleazy than impassioned. I don’t agree with a lot of Roger & Me, but there’s heart to it, and I could watch him interview Flinteers and get fitted for seasonal colors all day.

And you owe me a +, dude. Hate to say it, but Gamble would have caught that.

Rick Vance
Guest

The fact that James Gandolfini’s character serves no point is the point of the character.

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

Well, he also demonstrates that old business models are outdated and corrupt (and expensive!)

Sean Kelly
Guest

FYI

While it may get a limited US release this week, Hyde Park on the Hudson doesn’t appear to be opening in Canada until next week.

Deadfall, on the other hand, is going to be playing on a single screen in Toronto.

Sean Kelly
Guest

I’m actually heavily considering using this weekend to catch up with CLOUD ATLAS before it leaves theatres.

Jonathan
Admin

Andrew… it’s “Dominik” not “Dominic.” Don’t you notice my corrections to your posts all of the time?! 😉

Rot
Guest

Just watched Detachment. Somehow persevered and watched the whole thing. Wow. You guys, wow. This goes beyond terrible I found myself bursting into laughter several times because of how poorly it mishandled the pathos. Adrien Brody telling Christina Hendricks he is a hollow man, it is just ridiculous. I found Twixt embarassing, this might be even worse. At least Twixt was not trying for earnest profundity.

Now I really want to know what you think of Half-Nelson, and Margaret.

Andrew James
Admin

I LOVE Half-Nelson. But Kurt and I agree the Hendricks scene is the worst.

Her whole character is pretty much pointless.

Kurt Halfyard
Guest

I like Detachment on the same wavelength as I do a Lars Von Trier movie. It’s heightened fakery to achieve honest outrage. It’s the bull in the china shop kind of attitude which I dig every once so often.