Podcast: I.S.S. & The Taste of Things

ISS & The Taste of Things

Greetings programs!  We’re back after a week away and talking about the new outer space set thriller I.S.S. and then catching up with France’s official submission for the Best International Feature Oscar, The Taste of Things.  Our opinions are both the same and different about both of these movies, and one of them garnered a pretty specific reaction from Matthew. 

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Podcast: Oscars Special: The 2024 Academy Awards Predictions & Preferences

96th Academy Awards

Greetings programs! It’s that time of year, the Oscar Nominees have been announced! This week, we’re breaking down our preferences and predictions for (almost) every category of the 96th Academy Awards. Some of our choices line up, and some of them don’t, so take a listen to see if you agree with Matthew, Simon or both.  

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Podcast: The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes & The Society of the Snow

Podcast: The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes & The Society of the Snow

Greetings programs! This week, we’re diving into the world of the Hunger Games with the new prequel The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, and then taking a look at Span’s entry for the Best International Feature award at this year’s Oscars, The Society of the Snow.

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Home Video: Shane Black’s Christmas Films and Where to Buy, Rent, or Stream Them

The Long Kiss Goodnight

There are many versions of the holiday season, but a certain subset of film nerds know that the truest expression of Christmas is actually Shane Black-mass. Black has penned and directed some action-comedy classics in his time and has a penchant for setting them at Christmas time. That setting, sometimes overt and sometimes just in the background, is used to contrast and highlight elements in the films, which requires a grasp of tone that few other writer-directors have mastered.

So, treat yourself to one of Shane Black’s Christmas movies this Boxing Day. Here are all five, and where you can buy, rent, or stream them.

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Home Video: Four Great Christmas Horror Films and Where to Buy, Rent, or Stream Them

Christmas Horror

Every year, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of heartwarming Christmas movies to rewatch in which characters rediscover love, goodwill toward others, and the general Christmas spirit. There are also dozen of holiday action movies that have become annual viewing for many families around the world.

An underrated genre, though, is the holiday horror film. There are numerous entries with numerous themes, but for my money here are four great Christmas horror films and where you can buy, rent, or stream them.

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Podcast: The Burning Season & May December at Whistler Film Festival 2023

WFF: The Burning Season & May December

Greetings, patrons!  This week, we’re covering the 2023 Whistler Films Festival, one of the most interesting festivals in the Pacific Northwest because it so often features great Canadian content.   We’re covering our usual two films, both playing as part of the fest.  First up is the new Canadian relationship drama The Burning Season and then Todd Haynes’ new Natalie Portman & Julianne Moore starring drama May December.  

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