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16Apr/170

Changing Reels Episode 16 – Memories of Murder

Two vastly different cops are tasked with trying to solve Korea’s first serial murder case ever in Bong Joon-ho’s 2003 film Memories of Murder.  A visually captivating crime drama that festers in one’s mind, the film’s blend of mystery and dark comedy will keep you on the edge of your seats.   In discussing the film, we touch themes including the deconstruction of law enforcing and media institutions, gender perceptions and why dropkicks are the new “hello.”  We also take a few minutes to highlight our short film selections:  Doyeon Noh’s Human Form and The Halsall Brothers’ If I Had a Heart.

Show Notes:

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15Apr/170

Changing Reels Episode 15 – Timecrimes

A man accidentally gets into a time machine and travels back in time….and that is the least of his problems.  In this episode, we discuss Nacho Vigalondo’s brilliantly constructed science fiction tale Timecrimes.  Part thriller and part dark comedy, Vigalondo ensures that no moment is wasted in this film. While other time travel tales get bogged down with explaining how the machine itself works, Timecrimes’ brisk pace and frequent twists ensure that audiences will be coming back multiple times.   We also take a few minutes to discuss our short film selections:  Joe Kramer’s Running the Gammatar and J. Searle Dowley’s Frankenstein.

Show Notes:

  • 6:22 – Running the Grammatar by Joe Kramer
  • 16:56 – Frankenstein by J. Searle Dowley
  • 25:12 – Timecrimes by Nacho Vigalondo

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11Apr/170

Changing Reels Episode 12 – A Huey P. Newton Story

Spike Lee has been one of the most prolific directors ever since he burst onto the scene with 1986 She’s Gotta Have It.  Effortlessly moving from features to shorts to documentaries to television, there is little he cannot do.  However, many still question whether or not Lee deserves to be on the top ten list of greatest directors.  We discuss this and more while exploring his 2001 film A Huey P. Newton Story (as previously covered in our Spike Lee series), a performance film that is adapted from star Roger Guenveur Smith’s one man show about the Black Panther co-founder.  We also take a moment to discuss our short film picks of the week: TV on the Radio’s Nine Types of Light and Randy Yang’s Video.

Show Notes:

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5Apr/170

Changing Reels Episode 9 – Fireworks Wednesday

It is a celebration of Iranian cinema on this episode of the show. First up we seem to have Ana Lily Amirpour’s A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night on the brain as Courtney’s short film, Kevin Hamedani’s In Her Place, stars Shelia Vand, who famously played the lead in Amirpour’s breakthrough film. Andrew opts for a more direct connection with his short film selection, Milena Pastreich’s I Feel Stupid which was written by Amirpour. For their main discussion the pair dive into the murky marital waters of Asghar Farhadi’s 2006 drama Fireworks Wednesday, a tale of a house cleaner who gets more than she bargains for when her latest job unexpectedly places her in the middle of a domestic dispute between her new employer and his wife.

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5Apr/170

Changing Reels Episode 8 – Last Holiday and Millions

This episode originally came out shortly before Christmas.  First, Courtney praises the diversity in the Queen Latifah vehicle Last Holiday, and then Andrew dives into his deep love for Danny Boyle’s warm-hearted children’s film Millions.

Show Notes:

  • 4:39 – Last Holiday by Wayne Wang
  • 29:32 – Millions by Danny Boyle

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