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10May/150

Spike Lee Podcast: 1997 – 2004

Raise it up

Raise it upContinuing from the previous podcast, Kyle and Andrew pick up with 4 Little Girls in 1997 through to Sucker Free City in 2004.

The films:

Music comes from the Public Enemy's title track for He Got Game.

2Nov/140

Spike Lee Podcast: 1986 – 1996

Raise it up

Raise it upKyle and Andrew stopped before Spike Lee's first documentary, 4 Little Girls, to discuss Lee's films from 1986 to 1996.

The films:

We also discuss the great bell hooks (punctuated correctly) who you can sample from her recent contribution to a discussion of Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" here.

Music comes from the first part of John Coltrane's "A Love Supreme."

25May/140

Kathryn Bigelow Podcast

Bigelowcast

BigelowcastKathryn Bigelow's career has spanned three decades of American film-making.  In that time she's proved a deft chameleon of style, co-opting the dominant styles of a time in a way that goes beyond mimicry, and has something to say about the visual mechanisms of the day.  Andrew and Kyle have a fragmented conversation as they try to pinpoint the exact nature of Bigelow's strength, touching on the way she allows unsettling images of recent American trauma to filter into her films, and through her efforts to put to symbolize ideals we still struggle with.  We hope you enjoy this podcast, and look into her past as we prepare for her films in the future.

Click below to revisit the films:

15Feb/140

Andrei Tarkovsky Podcast

TarkovskycastAndrew and Kyle settle down to discuss their weeks exploring the films of Andrei Tarkovsky, including his collected diaries and film theory book Sculpting in Time.  Next Friday they'll be discussing the next project.  In the meantime, settle down, and listen as they explore their feelings after watching Tarkovsky's brilliant films.

2Aug/130

Oliver Stone: The second-half descent

Kyle and Andrew foreverKyle and Andrew complete their look at the films of Oliver Stone.  The second half comprised a depressing array of Stone's worst fiction but a few promising documentaries.  Our new director feature starts next week but, for now, enjoy the podcast!

The films discussed:
U Turn (1997) - 3:15
Any Given Sunday
(1999) - 9:30
Alexander (2004) - 16:10
World Trade Center (2006) - 28:20
W. (2008), just Kyle for this write-up, Andrew comments in the 'cast - 36:30
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) - 51:52
Savages (2012), Andrew's first review, Andrew and Kyle's - 1:03:30
Comandante (2003), Looking for Fidel (2004), and South of the Border (2009) - 1:14:21