Movie Club Podcast #29: PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET and THE BIG COMBO

The Movie Club goes noir, very, very noir. Kurt Halfyard is joined by Thomas Wishloff from Big Kahuna Burger Podcast, Row Three’s Bob Turnbull (who is also caretaker for Eternal Sunshine of the Logical Mind), Jandy Stone of The Frame, Ariel Fisher of Rue Morgue and Rowthree and The Mamo! Podcasts’s Matthew Price discuss two late-period noirs involving cops, pickpockets, communists, gangsters, dames and the seedier elements of the big smoke: Sam Fuller’s Pickup On South Street and Joseph Lewis’s The Big Combo.

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Movie Club Podcast #28: The Devils and Possession

The Movie Club is back for Halloween. This time, Kurt Halfyard moderates the show and is joined by Tom Clift from Movie Mezzanine, Row Three’s Bob Turnbull (who is also caretaker for Eternal Sunshine of the Logical Mind) and the Mamo! Podcasts’s Matthew Price discuss the pair of unhinged moral, political and personal horror films that push the limits on lack of any restraint: The Devils and Possession.

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Movie Club Podcast #27: Naked Lunch and Tristram Shandy

T he Movie Club is back in session. Better late than never. This time, Kurt Halfyard moderates the show and is joined by Patrick Ripoll from The Director’s Club podcast, CriticalMassCast’s Corey Pierce and occasional contributor to Row Three Bob Turnbull from Eternal Sunshine of the Logical Mind discuss unorthodox adaptations of novels to screen by way of pretty established directors in Naked Lunch and Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story.

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There is a very slight audio glitch at the beginning while introducing the film titles and speakers, but after that clears up in a few seconds, all is good.
 
 
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Movie Club Podcast #26: Mr. Nobody, Another Earth, Bellflower

T he Movie Club round table is back in session; miraculously keeping with our intended schedule. This time, the Cinecast’s Andrew James and Kurt Halfyard join forces with one half of the Mamo team: Matthew Price and The Documentary Blog’s Jay Cheel to discuss romantic, fever dream, sci-fi, apocalyptic melodrama in Mr. Nobody, Another Earth and Bellflower.

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Movie Club Podcast #25: “The Driver” and “52 Pick-Up”

After a ten month hiatus, the Movie Club gang finally assembled to talk about semi-forgotten L.A. crime thrillers with anti-heroes and sleazy plots! As a bonus experiment, this episode was conducted LIVE using Google Hangouts. The streaming conversation as well as the downloadable audio podcast can be found at:

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Join a bevy of the Row Three contributors: Andrew, Jandy, Bob and Kurt, as well as The Director’s Club Podcast co-host (and musician) Jim Laczkowski as we dwell into abandoned warehouses, underground casinos, on-the-fly porno-shoots and nudie peepshows care of Walter Hill and John Frankenheimer.

           

 
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Movie Club Podcast #24: “Paris, Texas” and “Southland Tales”

We got the gang back together for another episode of The Movie Club. Many of the regular crew is present including participants from RowThree, FilmJunk and more new voices from The Director’s Club Podcast. It’s a wild and woolly ride as the panel (re-)discovered the masterpiece that is Wim Wenders’ Paris, Texas and then moves on to a more chaotic disagreement with Richard Kelly’s baffling Southland Tales. It’s worth taking a listen just for Jim’s intro with a Gwen Stefani parody. Please head over to the MovieClubPodcast page for a solid listen. Please enjoy responsibly!

           

The Movie Club is as much for the listeners as it is the contributors. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments section over at the Movie Club Page. (Comments are turned off on this post.) The Next Episode will be recorded sometime in May (maybe, but do not hold us to that; regularity is not our strong suit!) and the films on discussion will be 52 Pick-Up and The Driver.

Movie Club Podcast #23: Crash and Crash

The FilmJunk crew has bowed out this week; but do not fret. Other exciting guests have entered the fray to help make the Movie Club Podcast go back to what it was originally intended to be: an always rotating panel of movie buffs and bloggers. This go-round sees the likes of RowThree favorites Ryan McNeil of The Matinee and Jim Laczkowski from The Director’s Club Podcast. Which Crash is your crash? Are you a lover of both, dismissive of both or somewhere in between. The sexual nuances of David Cronenberg’s 1996 Cannes award winner are teased out, while the subtleties of Paul Haggis’ Oscar winner are actively searched for. It’s a Thanksgiving Crashtacular, your mileage may vary!

           

The Movie Club is as much for the listeners as it is the contributors. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments section over at the Movie Club Page. (Comments are turned off on this post.) The Next Episode will be recorded probably sometime in January (maybe, but do not hold us to that; regularity is not our strong suit!) and the films on discussion will be Paris, Texas and Southland Tales.

Movie Club Podcast #22: Zardoz and Flash Gordon

The MOVIE CLUB Podcast: Production Design Gone Wild Edition is now available at the Movie Club Podcast website. Episode #22 features lengthy *spoiler-filled* (if you can say that for either of these films!) discussions of John Boorman’s post-hippie meltdown envisioned as a science-fiction epic Zardoz and Mike Hodges’s camp explosion of the 1930s comic/serial Flash Gordon. The guest contributors for this episode are Film Junk‘s Sean Dwyer and The Documentary Blog‘s Jay Cheel, and your local Row Three writers Andrew James, Marina Antunes and Kurt Halfyard. Who will embrace the oddity/flamboyance/earnestness/garishness/silliness (take your pick!) of both of these films? Who will throw up their hands in despair for cinema? Find out, dear listener, find out!

The Movie Club is as much for the listeners as it is the contributors. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments section over at the Movie Club Page. (Comments are turned off on this post.) The Next Episode will be recorded in November (maybe, but do not hold us to that; regularity is not our strong suit!) and the films on discussion will be Crash: Of both the Paul Haggis and the David Cronenberg variety.

Movie Club Podcast #21: F For Fake, Catfish, Exit Through The Giftshop

The MOVIE CLUB Trick-u-mentary edition is now available at the Movie Club Podcast website. Episode #21 features lengthy spoiler-filled discussions of Orson Welles’ F For Fake, Banksy’s art disaster movie Exit Through The Gift Shop and the controversial Facebook relationship documentary, Catfish. The guest contributors for this episode are Film Junk‘s Sean Dwyer and The Documentary Blog’s Jay Cheel, Where The Long Tail Ends‘ James Gillham and local Row Three writers Marina Antunes and Kurt Halfyard. Wherein we discuss the nature of truth and documentary, the sexiest voice-over narrator, and the line between lies that lie and lies that tell the truth.

The Movie Club is as much for the listeners as it is the contributors. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments section over at the Movie Club Page. (Comments are turned off on this post.) The Next Episode will be recorded in March and the films on discussion will be Flash Gordon and Zardoz.