I Do Movies Badly: Offbeat Christmas Films
It’s December and you know what that means: twinkling lights, jolly carols, and Alonso Duralde. The co-host of Linoleum Knife stops by IDMB again to rehash what he loves about the holiday season and its films from It’s a Wonderful Life to Mingle All the Way. The two also discuss why the magic of the Christmas season endures despite rampant commercialism as well as how the quintessential “Christmas” film has evolved over time. Alonso then throws Jim for a loop with his recommendations of three offbeat Christmas films, which all make with the holly while perhaps dispensing with the jolly: Danny Boyle’s Millions (2004), Marek Kanievska’s adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’s Less Than Zero (1987), and John Ford’s 3 Godfathers (1948).