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Sunday
Nov062016

Podcast: The Handmaiden and Other Heavenly Creatures

We're back to weekly podcasts! This week Nick and Nathaniel revisit a summer favorite that's now on DVD and have divergent feelings about The Handmaiden despite their mutual Park Chan-wook history.

Index (41 minutes)
00:01 A Heavenly Creatures revisit
05:10 The Handmaiden and that time Nathaniel and Nick watched a Park Chan-wook together
25:00 Almodóvar's Julieta and Farhadi's The Salesman
34:00 Doctor Strangé & Captain Fantastic briefly to wrap-up

You can listen to the podcast here at the bottom of the post or download from iTunes. Continue the conversations in the comments, won't you?  

Referenced in this conversation:
Nick's Isabelle Huppert e-mail hack | Nathaniel's photo op with Viggo Mortensen | A recent rewatch of WitnessAlama Drafthouse Night Out | 1994 Oscar Races 

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Reader Comments (11)

Viggo's impassioned support of Jill Stein depressed me this weekend.

November 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Outlaw

Oof. Brutal. It's like finding out people you care about are ailing.

November 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNick Davis

His character was All in Zoolander 2 because he's all. Strangé is Grace Jones' character in the Eddie Murphy movie Boomerang.

November 7, 2016 | Unregistered Commenter/3rtful

Can't wait to hear this on my way to work tomorrow - I just saw The Handmaiden and want to hear some analysis.

November 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

After your passing comments on 'Julieta' I'm really intrigued about how you said you guys feel quite differently about Almodovar. I'm guessing Nick's is not as big a fan?

November 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCarlos

Carlos -- he tends to rate his movies in the "B" area. but Pedro is my favorite living director so it's quite a big difference.

November 7, 2016 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

I didn't like "Oldboy" so I was wary of "Handmaiden", but now I suppose I will give it a try.
Love your support fro Melanie & that bit of gossip on Miranda Richardson. Personally I wouldn't mind if Richardson had an Oscar.
Thanks for the podcast, nice to hear that this will be happening more frequently.

November 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLadyEdith

Great podcast! But I wish you guys had allowed yourselves to speak more freely about "The Handmaiden." I respect that you're considerate of spoilers, but I think it's fair to say that anyone choosing to listen to a podcast of this movie can't really complain if you talk about some of the plot details. It's a movie that definitely benefits from more specific explanations but you both handled it pretty well.

November 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDJDeeJay

Still loling at "The Tildaness".

November 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterEz

@3rtful: I'm an idiot! I'm going to plead insanity based on early morning recording. What a dumb.mistake, though.

@Carlos: Nathaniel's right about my usual Almodóvar reactions, but I loved Julieta! So, we kind of role-swapped on this one.

November 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNick Davis

Thanks guys for another great podcast!
I promise I'm not a Thanksbot. I just usually have nothing to say :/
I don't know if I have any reason to watch Dr Strange. I mean, I already believe in chakras.. :p

November 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJames T

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