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Friday
Oct132017

Podcast: Battle of the Sexes, Beach Rats, and mother!

NathanielNick, Joe and Chris try and catch up with movies the podcast hasn't covered

Index (42 minutes)
00:01 Battle of the Sexes
12:00 mother!, interpretations, Q & A culture
28:30 Michelle Pfeiffer and Darren Aronofsky
34:00 Beach Rats
39:15 silliness and sign-offs

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

"the sink's not braced yet!"

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Thanks for making me lol at work. BTW Mother's companion piece was Noah, haha. They should go straight from the sink breaking into Noah.

October 13, 2017 | Unregistered Commentereurocheese

eurocheese - correct actually. One I love and one I don't lol

October 13, 2017 | Registered CommenterChris Feil

'Dangerous Liaisons' or 'Fatal Attraction' - which Glenn Close performance do you prefer?

October 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTyler

the Wonder Wheel reviews are in, and surprise surprise, it's no Blue Jasmine

#ToldYa

considering the time of year it's being released, I wonder if this will actually make any money at all

October 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterYavor

Winslet good good reviews though.

October 13, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermarkgordonuk

From the podcast I didn't get wether you thought Stone was a good bet for a nomination,how is Shue in the film,I'm hoping 1 day she gets another gr8 role.

October 13, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermarkgordonuk

Audience reactions and responses from friends are so the very best part of mother!, even if a lot of it was outright antagonism. That Michelle-as-Kristen suggestion is amazing and so what I was expecting, though I'm in love with Wiig's line reading of "The inspiration! Where have you been? Kill her.". Would love to see her get really meaty roles in auteur projects (does Diary of a Teenage Girl count though?).

Nick, I am so curious what you meant by mother! being embarrassing at certain points, which I want to agree with but I honestly have no idea how I would pinpoint those moments in a film that's like a blunt force doorknob so much of the time. And (sorry if I just didn't hear what you said on her) but what'd you think of Michelle Pfeiffer?

October 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNick T

I really enjoyed "Battle of the Sexes", but the more I think about it the more it seems undercooked. Some of the craft and tech stuff is just wonderful - overqualified cinematography, the period set design - but I can't say it had purpose behind it, that it works with the story at all rather than just being pretty. It's a problem exemplified by the scene of two women falling in love inexplicably set to the song "Rocket Man" - lovely, but why?

October 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDave S.

That anecdote about the moviegoer's reaction to It is hilarious. What is WRONG with people?

And that ending riff of thinking about Lawrence popping up in other movies had me laughing out loud on the bus this morning, so thanks for that.

October 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDJDeeJay

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