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David’s Spring Playlist

25 May

  • 1. My Old Man – Mac Demarco
  • 2. Do You Still Love Me? – Ryan Adams
  • 3. Any Party – Feist
  • 4. Saturnz Barz – Gorillaz
  • 5. Vesuvius – Live – Sufjan Stevens
  • 6. The Day I Tried to Live – Soundgarden
  • 7. One Armed Scissor – At the Drive-In
  • 8. Tower – TOWER
  • 9. Evil One – Beastmaker
  • 10. Existence Is Punishment – Crowbar
  • 11. Ground Zero Brooklyn – Carnivore
  • 12. Condemned to the Grave – Evocation
  • 13. From the Pits – The Arson Project
  • 14. Floating in Delirium – Artificial Brain
  • 15. Deluminate – Full of Hell

The L.A. Rep-port: 5/26 to 6/1, by Scott Nye

25 May

The American Cinematheque, through their Egyptian and Aero Theatres, are showing a couple of knock-down bonafide classics on film this weekend – Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai (1954, 35mm) shows Friday at the Egyptian in Hollywood, while David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia (1962, 70mm) shows in its famous gigantic print on Sunday at the Aero.

Cinefamily kicks off their “Fairy Tales for Adults” series with Joel Schumacher’s The Lost Boys (1987, 35mm) late Saturday night. I’ve actually never seen The Lost Boys, but it sure seems to be a thing for a great many people.
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The Chicago Rep-port: 5/26 to 6/1, by Aaron Pinkston

25 May

Repertory screenings may not be as abundant in Chicago as they are in LA/NY but when you look around, there are many theatergoing delights. The Chicago Rep-port is a weekly(ish) series highlighting the best and most compelling repertory screenings in the Second City.

Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N State St

The Essential Lina Wertmüller series enters its final week with two remaining films: Love and Anarchy (Lina Wertmüller, 1973, DCP) and Ferdinando and Carolina (Lina Wertmüller, 1999, DCP). Love and Anarchy, playing on Saturday and Thursday this week, is an alluring period comedy with a plan to assassinate Mussolini plot. Ferdinando and Carolina (Saturday and Tuesday) is set in 18th Century Naples, featuring the comedic sexual lives of the upper and royal classes. As has been the case throughout the series, you can catch them both on Saturday, May 27 for a reduced cost.

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Sequelcast 2: Hellraiser

25 May

In this episode, Mat and guest Ray Ortega of The Podcaster’s Studio open up Clive Barker’s Hellraiser.

I Do Movies Badly: Chimes at Midnight

25 May

In this episode, Jim is awakened by Chimes at Midnight.

Berlin Syndrome: Geh Nicht Hinein!, by David Bax

25 May

Between Cate Shortland’s harrowing new film Berlin Syndrome and 2015’s Victoria, there’s a new trope developing. Foreigners in Berlin who attend rooftop parties are certain to get into some kind of trouble. As least their plights continue to make for good movies.

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I Do Movies Badly: The Stranger

24 May

In this episode, Jim visits Orson Welles’ The Stranger.

Criterion Prediction #90: Two by Brian De Palma, by Alexander Miller

24 May

Title: Greetings & Hi, Mom!

Year(s): 1968, 1970

Director: Brian De Palma

Cast: Robert De Niro, Jennifer Salt, Gerrit Graham, Jonathan Warden, Allen Garfield, Lara Parker, Paul Bartel
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Musical Notation: Dirty Dancing

24 May

In this episode, West pulls out a few choice tracks from the soundtrack to the 1987 film Dirty Dancing.

New to Home Video 5/23/17

23 May

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