We’re not always sure exactly what’s happening, but Kurt is pretty sure what’s not happening; at least in the case of The Babadook. Before we get there though, we fawn over Dan Gilroy’s directorial debut, Nightcrawler, as well as the performances within – which might include Jake Gyllenhaal’s finest. From there we travel 30 years in the past to 1984 and then wish we hadn’t pressed “go” on this particular time machine. For the Watch List, it’s Laika’s meticulous artistry of stop-motion animation, Jennifer Lawrence shooting arrows and brooding (again), Marilyn Monroe is politically incorrect, Aaron Sorkin is exhausting and the killing of Jim Henson creations with martial arts. A tangent here and there rounds out another fine, wine and dine episode of the Cinecast.
As always, please join the conversation by leaving your own thoughts in the comment section below and again, thanks for listening!
~ TECHNICAL NOTES ~
Nightcrawler spoiler ends @40:50
The Babadook spoiler ends @1:00:45
See comments for more time track listings – thanks to listener Ultimolee for the extra elbow grease!
~ IN-HOUSE BUSINESS ~
– Interstellar Super Ticket
– Andrew on “Soundtrack of Your Life” podcast
– Show notes, time tracks and site design tweaks
~ MAIN REVIEW(S) ~
~ 1984 PROJECT ~
~ THE WATCH LIST ~
– The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
– Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
– Brotherhood of the Wolf
– “The West Wing”
– The Boxtrolls
~ NEXT EPISODE POTENTIAL REVIEW(S) ~
– Big Hero 6
– The Theory of Everything
– Dumb and Dumber To