Cinecast Episode 454 – What Won’t You Be Having?

We apologize profusely for the weird sound issues on this episode. We got a new rig in the studio and it might take an episode or three to get all of the kinks worked out. So please bear with us. In the meantime, we’ve got some good stuff to talk about this week. Indie “horror” kicks it up a notch in the silent but deadly, Don’t Breathe (SPOILERS!). Next up, the tragically underseen Hell or High Water (SPOILERS!) recalls some other contemporary westerns and steals from all over the place, yet still feels surprisingly fresh. Like we say on the show, if this ain’t on our top ten list at the end of the year, get ready for a helluva final three months in the cinema for 2016. Our DePalma retrospective continues this week with the delightfully crappy, Snake Eyes. How about that one continuous take for an opening eh? And how about that hurricane performance? We finish off with Kubrick making funny out of not funny, Mel Gibson doing what Gibson does best (getting angry and blowing things up) and some joyous music making from John Carney. Next week will see more DePalma and probably some Scandinavian genre fare from Stellan Skarsgård.

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:

Don’t Breathe
Hell or High Water

 

DE PALMA RETROSPECTIVE

snake-eyes-cinecast

 

THE WATCH LIST:

KURT
Dr. Strangelove

ANDREW
Blood Father
Sing Street

 

OTHER THINGS:

Andrew on Cinereelist podcast
TIFF Lightbox De Palma retrospective

 

RSS AND CONTACT INFO:

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Sean Kelly
Guest

Arguably the best film released by Ghost House Pictures is the first, that being THE GRUDGE (which I admit I like a bit better than JU-ON). I’m also fans of DRAG ME TO HELL (the only film Raimi directed for the label) and the EVIL DEAD remake (despite Kurt’s hatred)

BTW, when I saw DON’T BREATHE, there was a trailer for RINGS, which looks much better than a sequel/reboot released after a decade should’ve been, especially since it seems to be going in a more body horror direction. Definitely including that one in my Halloween horror viewing.

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

I really, really like DRAG ME TO HELL. The rest of Ghost House (including THE GRUDGE, I’m a Ju-On purist) not so much. That being said, I should probably track down 30 Days of Night, a film that I’ve not seen

Sean Kelly
Guest

SING STREET is STILL my favourite film of the year. I’ve listened to the soundtrack many times on Spotify and it definitely works outside of the movie (I plan on buying it when I have the chance).

Andrew James
Admin

It’s definitely a crowd-pleaser in the best sense of the word. It appeals to mainstream but even the most pretentious of critics will find themselves being won over by it (i.e. 97% on RotTom)

Sean Kelly
Guest

I’ll lend you my copy

Schizopolis
Guest

Gibson just directed Hacksaw Ridge. Have you not seen the trailer? http://youtu.be/s2-1hz1juBI

Totally looking forward to it. So Blood Father as good as Get the Gringo? If so, I’m in.

Andrew James
Admin

Blood Father is NOT as good as Get the Gringo. GtG was refreshing and new and different. I’m just happy to seeing Gibson doing Gibson so I give Blood Father a pass.

Allan Mcpherson
Guest

I will open a 64 oz can of worms by suggesting that the end of Don’t Breathe is a homage to Nothing But Trouble

Kurt Halfyard
Guest

Oh, there are NOTHING BUT TROUBLE fans out the for sure.

Allan Mcpherson
Guest

That’s …a thing.. I guesss..

UltimoLee
Guest

Opening / Greeting: 2:17
Don’t Breathe (SPOILERS!): 12:15
Hell or High Water (SPOILERS!): 52:36
De Palma Retrospective – Snake Eyes 1:27:55
The Watch List: 1:57:24
Next Week / Closing: 2:33:34
Outro Music: 2:41:09
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STERLING HAYDEN!

Andrew James
Admin

Haha! We did come up with the name eventually, later in the discussion.

Darryl
Guest

You both sound like Robocop and no “Dead or alive, you’re podcasting with me”?

I worked in a theather when Snake Eyes was out. I remember being obsessed with watching that unbroken opening shot along with some of the camera work.

Andrew James
Admin

Yeah I listened to the show with good headphones on and thought it actually sounded pretty cool. But still, it needs to be fixed soon.

schizopolis
Guest

Hell or High Water kind of blew me away. It’s such a contemporary western with new themes. I left thinking this was an ode to the redneck. Did anyone else think there was a “white guilt” vibe going on with the film? The the scenes with the non-white characters, specifically the Comanche, the young girl bank teller and of course, Gil Birmingham’s fate definitely weren’t by accident. The theme hit me by the end and I did not think it was left open ended. My takeaway was that those two characters will go their separate ways and live on with their guilt. I gotta see this again!

Andrew James
Admin

I suppose I should’ve mentioned that our own AFTER THE HYPE guys just did an entire episode on Sing Street – http://www.rowthree.com/2016/08/25/ath154-sing-street/

devolutionary
Guest

The difference between the boys in Sing Street vs Stranger Things is that you actually believe the music they’re listening to (and culture) is organic (including Duran Duran). There’s a certain degree of authenticity to it even though the story is overtly idealistic and romantic. What Indiana kid was listening to The Clash or Joy Division in 82?
After weeks of pumping DePalma’s tires, it was funny seeing Kurt finally deflate him.

Robert Reineke
Guest

The Clash had plenty of fans in every state in 1983. London Calling was almost 4 years old at that point. Now who in the Midwest had an Evil Dead poster in 1983 is a much bigger question.

devolutionary
Guest

You never know. Bruce Campbell was a loyal Michiganite (at the time) and it did premiere there. The Thing poster seemed out of place too.

Robert Reineke
Guest

Fair enough although I don’t know if Evil Dead even played in Indiana during its run. It would help the versimilitude of the show quite a bit if they stuck with popular stuff of the time or at least threw in some junk.

The Clash had top 40 hits and features in Rolling Stone by 1983. And they were certainly in heavy rotation on college radio. They were known.

Kurt Halfyard
Guest

Nice to see good word of mouth for HELL OR HIGH WATER working steadily to increase Box-Office recepits week over week. (This almost never happens for any movie these days).

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