Viridiana

November 27, 2015
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It’s time for another Listener’s Choice episode, and boy, do we have a doozy this week. Listener Diego Luis Contreras López wanted us to talk about a film from Spain and settled on Luis Buñuel’s return to his home country (and immediate departure thereafter) with his 1961 film “Viridiana.” Join us – Pete Wright and…

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Trollhunter

April 18, 2014
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One of the interesting things to explore in the usage of found footage style films is how it can be applied to different genres. Okay, so it works better in some genres than others, but it’s not a genre in and of itself, nor is it restricted to horror movies. But one thing that is…

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In the Mood for Love

January 31, 2014
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Wong Kar-Wai’s sumptuous film “In the Mood for Love” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2000 and, while it lost the Palm d’Or, it left an indelible impression on everyone who saw it. A story of a connection between a man and woman who learn their spouses are having an affair, the film deals…

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City of God

December 20, 2013
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It’s easy to compare “City of God” to “GoodFellas” — they both have a frenetic filmmaking style, they both revolve around youth growing up in a world of violence, and they both take that violence to awful places. Plus, they’re both brilliant films. Join us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson — this week on…

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Run Lola Run

December 6, 2013
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“Run Lola Run” came out during a period when lots of unique and truly fantastic films were opening up in theaters. Luckily for Lola, it was equally unique and fantastic, ensuring that it didn’t get buried. Tom Tykwer’s wild film, so thoroughly infused with energy and style, took a simple tale of a woman trying…

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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

November 29, 2013
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Rarely does a film truly take you into somebody’s head for almost the entire film. Sure, you get POVs here and there in films, but it’s a tricky tool to use, especially for longer periods of time. When Ronald Harwood hit on this in-the-head technique for his adaptation of Jean-Dominique Bauby’s biography, it was exactly…

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Intacto

November 22, 2013
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Juan Carlos Fresnadillo broke onto the international scene with “28 Weeks Later,” the sequel to Danny Boyle’s film, and has been tied to a number of high-profile Hollywood projects since, including the just-announced “Pet Sematary” remake. But it’s his feature film debut, 2002’s “Intacto,” that one only need look at to understand why this writer/director…

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