The Wages of Cinema
About This Show
A podcast that is practically all about MOVIES! Cinema, films, celluloid, digital, whatever you want to call it. Jack and Andrew are the hosts, and we talk about new movies, classics, cult work, things we've seen and have never seen, special segments about directors and styles and trends, and 'Required Reading' which is about movie books. And the "Local Vocal" series gives you in-depth interviews with NYC/NJ based filmmakers, actors, artists and musicians.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 91: DUNKIRK
3 days ago
What is bravery, or courage, or heroism? What happens when, well, there's no hope in sight and you may find yourself on a beach off the North coast of France - where England is a good stone's throw away for the typical superhero - and... no one is coming to get you and the enemy (who, conveniently due to the director's bravura sense of spacial cinematic sense, you don't get to really see like in other war movies where the German is the easy target) is out to kill you many times over dead?
Christopher Nolan, that filmmaker who sometimes will try and walk up shyly to the mic and no one expects too much and somehow manages to BECOME THE MOST IMPORTANT FILMMAKER OF ALL TIME (borrowed that from a long dead IMDb message board post surely), now has his war film, the story of the desperate straits of the British as they, 400,000 in number, had no way of getting home as the Germans were advancing further in France. Fish in a barrel, you say? What happens when this is told THREE different timelines - one in a week, one in a day, and one in an hour? Who would try to pull that off?
Inception guy? Memento dude? Sure. What's this prankster got this time?
We saw Dunkirk. Should you? Listen and find out as Andrew and Jack take a look at the latest Nolan film starring Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branaugh, and a cast of thousands (intentionally, really, many look alike).
Song: Pink Floyd's "Bring the Boys Back Home" from THE WALL
Rated 5 out of
The hosts of the Wages of Cinema have a great rapport with one another, and this comes through as they talk about new and classic movies. There's witty banter, serious analysis, and personal discussions on which films have meant the most to them - all while talking about the new movies they've seen in the past week (the two-minute movie mile has a wide variety, so if one movie doesn't grab you the next might), the 'List' segments (more in-depth stuff there), and then they have a main subject. My favorite part is their 'Required Reading', which they don't do all the time but is usually a solid bet for recommendations of quality movie books.
They're not Siskel & Ebert, but then who is?
Date published: 2015-09-24