The second half of this week’s show (featuring a special guest appearance from one of our exec producers Tony Pratt). Show Me Shorts film festival director Gina Dellabarca is interviewed and Tony and Dan review Brad Pitt in David Ayer’s Fury.
Podcast: Play in new window | Download
Show Me Shorts official site
L. M. “Kit” Carson dead at 73 – Thompson on Hollywood
Marvel’s Phase 3 to showcase diversity, byzantine labyrinth of crossovers – AV Club
Spandau Ballet’s film Soul Boys of the Western World out now in the UK and US on home video
You asked for Studio Ghibli comments at the end of this episode. Very hard to pick a favourite from My Neighbour Totoro, Whisper of the Heart, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, or about six or seven others.
I think what sets Studio Ghibli apart as a production house – and what gives it such an incredible batting average – is that it prizes character above all else. Its films are routinely entertaining, thrilling, magical, and thought-provoking, but the drama only exists to serve character development. Imagination with a beating human heart.
I wish I could say the same for the current glut of superhero films! But it’s a blessing, I suppose, because then I’d be broke.