One Week Only - Podcast
About This Show
A podcast about independent & international cinema with "One Week Only" theatre runs that deserve a closer look.
Hosted by Carlos Aguilar and Conor Holt.
Music by Kevin MacLeod of www.incompetech.com.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 59 - Metamorphoses
5 days ago
Episode 59 of One Week Only! Another big week of films, which was challenging since we just got back from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival, and now Carlos is at Ebertfest in Illinois! Our key film this week is "Metamorphoses," a modern-day retelling of classic Greek & Roman Mythology, based on the writings of Ovid. Gorgeously shot, this low-key fantasy blends multiple myths into a beautifully-constructed story about storytelling, and brings these 2000-year-old tales to vibrant life. Not many people have seen or talked about this film, but we feel it's one of the best movies of the year so far. Directed by Christophe Honoré, this magical film is a must-see. It already played in Los Angeles & New York, but it opens this weekend in Chicago, with hopefully more cities to follow. (1:04:35)
We also review the wonderful biopic "A Quiet Passion" about the life of American poet Emily Dickinson with an incredible performance by Cynthia Nixon, directed by Terence Davies (7:30); the documentary "Tomorrow" about everyday people around the world working to help the environment, directed by Cyril Dion & Mélanie Laurent (16:30); the period drama "The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki" about a boxer torn between training for a big match and a blossoming relationship, directed by Juho Kuosmanen (24:15); the powerful documentary "Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982–1992" about the people and events surrounding the LA Riots, directed by John Ridley (31:15); the drama "Somewhere Beautiful" about parallel stories of struggling relationships, directed by Albert Kodagolian (41:45); and the shocking drama "The Student" about the dangers of religious fanaticism, directed by Kirill Serebrennikov (52:10).
Hosted by Carlos Aguilar & Conor Holt. Music by Kevin MacLeod at www.incompetech.com