Monday, February 24, 2014
It's Oscar season and Sean and Mike celebrate by watching a pair of past Best Picture winners, 1936's musical biopic The Great Ziegfeld and Rob Marshall's 2002 musical Chicago. They also rundown their predictions for the major award categories as well as who they think should win and unveil their Top 5 Films of 2013.
Note that Mike's connection over Skype was a bit rough this week. Our apologies.
Also note that Sean forgot to add the clip of Chicago to the show. But really we're all probably better off without it.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Rather than trekking out to their local multiplex to check out the latest all-star caper from George Clooney and company, Mike and Sean this week talk about another movie about saving art from Nazis, John Frankenheimer's 1964 film The Train, starring Burt Lancaster. They keep on chugging along that line with Lee Marvin and Ernest Borgnine in Robert Aldrich's hobo adventure Emperor of the North, from 1973. They also pick their Essential Train Movies, discuss the career of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman and debate the relationship between aesthetics and morality, cinematic guilt and pleasure.
Adam Sternbergh "All of the Pleasure, None of the Guilt" in The New York Times