I Do Movies Badly: The Mirror

25 Jan

In this episode, Jim finishes up his series on Andrei Tarkovsky with a discussion of his film The Mirror.

6 Responses to “I Do Movies Badly: The Mirror”

  1. Kamil January 25, 2017 at 1:33 pm #

    You have every reason to hate Douglas. His selection sucks! To ease into Tarkovsky, you should have watched Stalker and Andrei Rublev, maybe Nostalghia. Not Ivan’s Childhood. Not Mirror.

    • Jim February 14, 2017 at 7:52 am #

      Interesting. Perhaps I’ll bring this idea up to him if I opt to revisit some past filmmakers and guests like I did this past summer. To his credit, I will say it’s an unenviable task to dilute a filmmaker’s essence down to 3 films. I had my moments of second guessing myself when I had to choose only 3 Billy Wilder films.

  2. aaron January 25, 2017 at 3:48 pm #

    I think The Handmaiden not being selected by South Korea hurt it in all other categories because I just can’t believe enough of the Academy would watch it.

    As far as supporting actors nominated go, Dev Patel being supporting is far more aggregious than Viola Davis in my opinion.

  3. aaron January 25, 2017 at 3:50 pm #

    I need to stop trying to post comments on the mobile site. I have no idea why this posted here instead of the Oscar nomination podcast post, where it was intended.

    • Jim February 14, 2017 at 7:50 am #

      For a minute, I assumed that my podcast was wildly popular. Alas, again I fall victim to the dreaded mobile site.

  4. FictionIsntReal January 25, 2017 at 8:31 pm #

    Ivan’s Childhood is a relatively (for Tarkovsky) accessible movie. But since he’s a replacement for the original director, it’s less Tarkovsky-esque and perhaps not representative enough for this feature.

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