Friday, September 27, 2013
This week, in conjunction with a local series of samurai films, Mike and Sean take a look at Masaki Kobayshi's 1962 classic Harakiri, with Tatsuya Nakadai, as well as 2011's remake of that film, Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai. They also discuss the career of Akira Kurosawa, pick their Essential Samurai Films and look forward to the Vancouver International Film Festival and backward at Ron Howard and Michael Keaton.
Download | iTunes
Sean's on-going coverage of VIFF 2013
The They Shot Pictures Kurosawa Episode
Thursday, September 19, 2013
This week Sean and Mike take a look at a couple of classic gangster films, Sergio Leone's 1984 epic Once Upon a Time in America and Raoul Walsh's The Roaring Twenties, from 1939. They also discuss the career of Robert DeNiro, the state of Seattle landmark Scarecrow Video and make their picks for the essential films about the 1920s that were not made in the 1920s.
Play in Popup | Download | iTunes
The Seattle Weekly on Scarecrow Video
James Stewart was in neither Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang nor The Gnome-Mobile.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
This week, Mike and Sean talk about a pair of movies revolving around horse racing: Carroll Ballard's atmospheric 1979 family film The Black Stallion and Stanley Kubrick's innovative 1956 noir heist movie The Killing. They also pick their Essential Cinematic Animals and discuss the career of Stanley Kubrick and the retirement of Hayao Miyazaki. They also talk about an essay about nostalgia and Spielberg's Hook by Travis Vogt and bemoan the spread of the "second screen" movie experience.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
This week, following the Labor Day Weekend list-making tradition, Mike and Sean take a break from their regular double feature format to pick the films that would make up their hypothetical Sight & Sound Top Films of All-Time ballots, each listing ten of their favorite movies, ones they think can be considered among the greatest films ever made.