About This Show
Broad Appeal is Seán McGovern and Brian Mullin, two obsessive gay boys with an all-encompassing love of actresses. Listen every 2 weeks for some irreverent, incisive and engaged entertainment. Our current season: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE CRAZY looks at career spanning moments of some of our favourite actresses.
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Juliette Binoche Crazy - Mauvais Sang - BA053C
2 days ago
It’s 1986 and a sexually-transmitted retrovirus is killing off young people. A massive pharma company have a vaccine in development that they won’t release, until a band of misfits break in to liberate it… Sound familiar? It is and it isn’t. The sophomore feature from French enfant terrible Leos Carax is a heady, swoony, futuristic Nouvelle Nouvelle Vague oddity, for which (Carax’s then-girlfriend) Binoche garnered her first César nomination. The real star is the film’s ever-shifting aesthetic that encompasses cartoonish absurdism, music video, spectacle and lyricism in equal measure.
Alex (Denis Lavant) is a juvenile delinquent caught up in the vaccine heist but whose “amour fou” for the unavailable Anna (Binoche) has him completely pent up. You see, in this alternative future, anytime you “make love without love,” you risk death. This is a caper that is full of ideas, emotions and set-piece scenes (like Juliette herself - not a stunt woman! - dangling from an airplane!!!). If it left us scratching our heads at times, it also prompted reflections on the pure beauty of the moving image and the irrational risks we all take to achieve…. Modern Love.
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Episodes of This Show
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Rated 5 out of
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insightful and really funny. it's a cool concept for a show and well executed. there is something very satisfying in having two far more intelligent people than myself rip something like Basic Instinct a new one! even when one of them professes to 'still kinda love it' at the end. hooray for more!
Date published: 2015-10-02
Rated 5 out of
This podcast has what it takes: sharp film criticism; deep reservoirs of knowledge on film and film history; and a witty, irreverent tone - all as an excuse to revisit great actresses and (sometimes) good films from the 90s! Can't wait to see where this series leads - perhaps, in the not-too-distant future, Brian and Séan might turn their attention to actresses of the contemporary moment? (e.g.: Jennifer Lawrence? Taraji P Henson?) Regardless, I'm enjoying each and every episode - bravo!
Date published: 2015-11-21
Rated 5 out of
Hilarious, smart, and well produced
These two are wonderful hosts with skills and editing that are astonishing for a (at the moment anyway) lesser known Podcast. This is a gem!
Date published: 2016-04-16