Cinecast Episode 448 – Why You Gonna Call? 

Even with a hiccup or two in the technical side of the show, we manage to pull it off thanks to our guest Courtney Small of Cinema Axis for dropping by. Andrew and Courtney spend some time talking about what we both consider to be the best film of the year so far, and that is OJ: MADE IN AMERICA. After that, Kurt is able to get a break From the madness of Fantasia Film Festival and join us for some talk on the new GHOSTBUSTERS film from Paul Feig. The Watch List includes some other current theatrical stuff, some festival stuff and revisiting of older stuff. So, lots of stuff.

Courtney on Twitter

Courtney on LetterBoxd

Courtney on Can’t Stop the Movies podcast

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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TIME TRACKS:

See comments for time track listings – thanks to Ultimolee for the extra elbow grease!

 

MAIN REVIEWS:

OJ: Made in America

Ghostbusters

The Secret Life of Pets

 

THE WATCH LIST:

ANDREW
The Star Chamber

The Clouds of Sils Maria

COURTNEY
Star Trek Generations and Insurrection

Green Room

– – Fast and Furious tangent
Sleeping Giant

KURT
The Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Demon

 

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devolutionary
Guest

When Jay Cheel originally talked about watching O.J. Made In America theatrically over 8 consecutive hours, I was skeptical. Having seen it and loved it, it definitely would’ve been an effortless watch (with the allotted bathroom breaks). It almost describes O.J. more accurately by not directly talking about him at all since he seems act and play off of everyone around him. Throughout his life, he became whatever cultural figure you wanted him to be.
Whenever I think about people rioting and tearing down their own communities, I think back to the end of “Do The Right Thing” for perspective. I didn’t get it on a first watch, but it really rings home now.
It was great to have Courtney aboard for a fresh perspective.

devolutionary
Guest

Also, Kurt’s the one who saw …Wilderpeople (looking fwd to) and Demon, no?

Andrew James
Guest

Yes, fixed. Sorry.

UltimoLee
Guest

Opening:
In-house business: 00:47
OJ: Made in America [Spoilers] 05:38
Kurt Lands: 37:40
Ghostbusters [Spoilers] 38:43
The Watch List: 1:18:24
Next Week: 2:10:46
End: 2:12:58

Romain
Guest

I think I was sitting 2 rows behind Kurt for WilderPeople (Russell Crowe looking dude) and yes that movie is a god damn delight.

Gil
Guest

54 minutes in and no Kurt & Courtney jokes?

Andrew James
Admin

Damn. Opportunity fail!

rot
Guest

OJ doc is my favorite movie of the year so far as well, and if you haven’t already seen it, I implore you to watch Spike Lee’s race in America documentary epic When the Levees Broke, about the events of Hurricane Katrina. It’s even better. I think it’s four hours if I remember right.

Courtney Small
Guest

When the Levees Broke is a fantastic documentary. Talk about a film that runs the full gambit of emotions. Those four hours really fly by compared to other films of that length. I need to see it again before I can truly say if it is better than the O.J. doc though.

So far 2016 has been a really solid year for documentaries. O.J.: Made in America, Tickled, and How to Build a Time Machine would all be in my top ten if I had to make a list right now.

rot
Guest

At TIFF we watched When the Levees Broke without break per request of Spike, and it flew by.

Zero Days is also great.

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