Sunday, August 23, 2015
This week, for a long and unimportant series of reasons, Mike and Sean take a look at Robert Flaherty's 1934 film Man of Aran and the 1987 anime anthology Neo Tokyo, directed by Rintaro, Yoshiaki Kawajiri and Katsuhiro Ōtomo. They also talk about realism in documentaries and danger in children's cartoons, make their picks for Essential Pseudo-Documentary and discuss a Mystery Person of the Week.
Jonathan Rosenbaum on La Commune (Paris 1871)
The George Sanders Show Top 100 Films of All-Time Project
Thursday, August 6, 2015
This week Mike and Sean talk about The Look of Silence, the latest film from director Joshua Oppenheimer, a companion piece to his acclaimed 2012 documentary on Indonesian genocide The Act of Killing. And they continue their quest through the films of 1965 with that year's Oscar winner for Best Picture, The Sound of Music. They take a look at the career of that film's director, Robert Wise, and make their picks for the Essential 1960s Musical Blockbuster.