Cinecast Episode 298 – An Unorthodox Fishing Method

Watch List! Watch List! Watch List! Andrew, Kurt & Matt get together to talk a wide gamut of film watching: John Dies at the End, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Proposition, Dazed & Confused, Happy People: A Year in the Taiga, and several more. The show has long tangents on the career of Don Coscarelli, Stephen Baldwin’s sordid resume and the Justice system from Damien Echols to Jeffrey MacDonald to Matt’s Uncle.

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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Full show notes are under the seats…




Opening:     :00
Intros/In-house Business:     :50
The Watch List:     4:37
Next week/other discussions:     1:40:32
Outro music:     1:56:34 – 2:00:51


Matthew McConaughey
Dazed & Confused

“Breakfast at Tiffany’s”
Deep Blue Something




– Homework winners update
– Donations update
High and Low Brow S4E4 – “Connections”




Happy People: A Year In The Taiga
Night Train to Munich
Dazed & Confused
The Usual Suspects
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

John Dies at the End
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
The Proposition

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
– “The Man in the Empty Suit” (book review)




– The American justice system








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~ COMMENTS or QUESTIONS? ~ (general)


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Because of the new format, it will nice to see some more book reviews in the Watch List.

Sean Kelly

Yeah, I’m sure they want to add more content to both shows and negate the purpose of splitting them in the first place. 😛

Nat Almirall

Shark in Venice is every bit as bad as you’d want — the real horror, though, comes from the never-ending shots of Stephen Baldwin in a skin-tight wetsuit.

And don’t forget to add Asphalt Jungle to that watchlist.

Cody Lang

Andrew if you have time check out Robert Wiene’s The Hands of Orlac. I thought it was better than Caligari.

Cody Lang

I typically comment as I listen to the show. I’m not at the Breakfast at Tiffany’s portion. I read the novel before I watched the film. Loved the novel(la) so much. Great piece of American literature. The film in my opinion is so inferior and in my mind is barely an adaptation of Capote’s story. Which now has helped me enjoy Edwards’ film more so. Andrew if you liked the film I would suggest checking out the novella. It will blow your mind how different the film and novel are. Capote wanted Marilyn Monroe as the part instead of Hepburn.

Sean Kelly

I have the advantage of watching all three PARADISE LOST films in quick succession (rented the first two before the TIFF screening of the third) and I can say that I definitely enjoy the third film the best. It actually ended up my favourite overall film at TIFF that year.

I’d like to see WEST OF MEMPHIS, but I haven’t really found the time to go out and see the 2 1/2 hour doc.

As an aside, I was (sadly) first introduced to, PARADISE LOST co-director, Joe Berlinger when he was the hired hand on BLAIR WITCH 2: BOOK OF SHADOWS (his only fictional film).

The DVD (which I only own because it was bundled with the first film) actually has an essay by Berlinger in the liner notes, in which he tries to explain his vision for the film. This is partially due to the fact that, even though he retains credit, he has all but disowned the theatrical cut of the film, which was re-edited by the studio to add a bunch of gory cutaways and remove the ambiguous tone Berlinger was going for.

That said, I haven’t watched the film for years and it is collecting dust on my shelf. It would be interesting to rewatch the film now, since I’ve started watching BURN NOTICE since then and the film stars the show’s lead actor.

Matt Gamble

I have a major soft spot for Blair Witch 2. The films is seriously hampered by the purposely bad charicatures of the leads, but the general concept of perception vs reality is truly fantastic and a really unique style of villain to use for a film.

Sean Kelly

Yeah, I don’t think it’s a bad movie. It’s just not a particularly good one either.


Singapore does not use juries, even though the country follows the English Common Law system.


Kurt if you can find it or own it, recommend a rewatch of Tape, holds up incredibly well. I miss that era of Linklater, and everything Fast Food Nation onwards I am less and less a fan of.