Friday, December 28, 2007

SMYT: Bonus! KPFK interview

While Cathy and I take a holiday please enjoy this interview we did recently with the Feminist Magazine show on KPFK radio. Perhaps if you enjoy listening to us talk about films you will also enjoy hearing us talk about talking about films.

Feliz Navidad!


Monday, December 24, 2007

SMYT #14: the Pregnancy ep: Waitress, Knocked Up, Stephanie Daley.

Knocked Up dir: Judd Apatow starring: Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann.

Waitress dir: Adrienne Shelley starring: Keri Russel, Adrienne Shelley, Cheryl Hines, Nathan Fillion, Jeremy Sisto, Andy Griffith.

Stephanie Daley dir: Hilary Brougher starring: Amber Tamblyn, Tilda Swinton, Timothy Hutton, Caitlin Van Zandt.


Monday, December 10, 2007

SMYT #13: the Writers ep: Sunset Blvd, Capote, Cet Amour-La.

Sunset Blvd dir: Billy Wilder starring: Gloria Swanson, William Holden, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson, Buster Keaton.

Capote dir: Bennett Miller starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Chris Cooper.

Cet Amour-La dir: Josée Dayan starring: Jeanne Moreau, Aymeric Demarigny.


Monday, December 3, 2007

SMYT #12: the Sisters ep: Margot at the Wedding, Sisters (1973), Manny & Lo.

Margot at the Wedding
dir: Noah Baumbach starring: Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jack Black.

Sisters dir: Brian De Palma starring: Margot Kidder, Jennifer Salt.

Manny and Lo dir: Lisa Krueger starring: Scarlett Johansson, Mary Kay Place, Aleksa Palladino.

CLARIFICATION: Erin knows the definition of the word "belies", even if she uses it to the opposite effect on occasion.

SMYT #11: the Loot Made Me Crazy: the Protagonist, Winchester '73 and No Country for Old Men.

SPOILER WARNING: No Country for Old Men review contains spoilers.

the Protagonist dir: Jessica Yu starring: Hans Joachim Klein, Mark Pierpont, Mark Salzman and Joe Loya.

Winchester '73 dir: Anthony Mann starring: James Stewart, Shelly Winters, Stephen McNally, Rock Hudson, Tony Curtis.

No Country for Old Men dir: Ethan Coen and Joel Coen starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, Woody Harrelson, Kelly Macdonald, Stephen Root.


Sunday, November 25, 2007

SMYT #10: Bad Babysitter episode: the Nanny Diaries, Cujo, C.H.U.D., interview with Stacie Ponder

Nanny Diaries
dir: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini starring: Scarlett Johansson, Laura Linney, Paul Giamatti, Alicia Keys.

Cujo dir: Lewis Teague starring: Dee Wallace, Danny Pintauro.

C.H.U.D. dir: Douglas Cheek starring: John Heard, Daniel Stern, Christopher Curry.

Interview with Stacie Ponder from the Final Girl horror film blog.

Clarification: Cathy makes reference to Halloween 3: Season of the Witch.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

SMYT #9: Thanksgiving episode: Smoke Signals, Skins and Incident at Oglala

Smoke Signals dir: Chris Eyre starring: Adam Beach, Evan Adams, Irene Bedard, Gary Farmer, and Tantoo Cardinal.

Skins dir. Chris Eyre starring: Eric Schweig , Graham Greene, Gary Farmer, Noah Watts, and Lois Red Elk.

Incident At Oglala dir. Michael Apted.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

SMYT #8: Marriage episode: Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?, Husbands and Wives, 51 Birch Street, Control.

Why Did I Get Married?
dir: Tyler Perry starring: Tyler Perry, Janet Jackson, Sharon Leal, Jill Scott, Tasha Smith.

Husbands and Wives dir: Woody Allen starring: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Judy Davis, Sydney Pollack.

51 Birch Street dir: Doug Block.

Control dir: Anton Corbijn starring: Sam Riley, Samantha Morton.

CORRECTION: the actress Erin refers to from this film is Tasha Smith, not Tasha Scott.

SEE ALSO: APM Sound Opinion's Joy Division retrospective.

Director Doug Block's Ten Rules of Personal Documentary Filmmaking.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

SMYT #7: Survivalist episode: Into the Wild, Shooter, Testament

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Into the Wild dir: Sean Penn starring: Emile Hirsch, Catherine Keener, Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt, Hal Holbrook, Vince Vaughn, Kristen Stewart, Jena Malone.

Shooter dir: Antoine Fuqua starring: Mark Wahlberg, Michael Peña, Danny Glover, Kate Mara.

Testament dir: Lynne Littman starring: Jane Alexander, Lukas Haas, William Devane, Kevin Costner, Rebecca De Mornay, Mako. No trailer available.

Friday, October 26, 2007

SMYT #6: Halloween episode: 30 Days of Night, Slumber Party Massacre, Audrey Rose

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*SPOILER WARNING: Audrey Rose review contains spoilers.

30 Days of Night dir: David Slade starring: Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Ben Foster.

Audrey Rose dir: Robert Wise starring: Anthony Hopkins, Susan Swift. Trailer not available online, below is a short clip of the film.

Slumber Party Massacre dir: Amy Holden Jones starring: Robin Stille, Brinke Stevens. Trailer is NSFW.

See also the infamous goose lamp and Carol J. Clover's "Men, Women and Chainsaws".

Monday, October 22, 2007

Episode #5: the Darjeeling Limited, Reign Over Me and the TV Set

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Darjeeling Limited dir: Wes Anderson starring: Jason Schwartzman, Adrien Brody, Luke Wilson, Anjelica Huston.

See also: Filmspotting/Adam Kempenaar's interview with Anderson and Schwartzman.

Reign Over Me dir: Mike Binder starring: Don Cheadle, Adam Sandler, Jada Pinkett Smith, Liv Tyler.

the TV Set dir: Jake Kasdan starring: Sigourney Weaver, David Duchovny, Judy Greer.

See also: Carina Chocano's Film comedies no laughing matter for actresses.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Episode #4: Jane Austen Book Club/Jindabyne/Red Road

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All reviews contain spoilers!

Jane Austen Book Club dir: Robin Swicord starring: Maria Bello, Amy Brenneman, Emily Blunt, Kathy Baker, Marc Blucas, Hugh Dancy, Jimmy Smits.

Jindabyne dir: Ray Lawrence starring: Laura Linney, Gabriel Byrne.

Red Road dir: Andrea Arnold starring: Katie Dickie.

See also: Cinema 16 European Shorts collection of which Andrea Arnold's Oscar-winning film Wasp is included.

Corrections: "CCTV" stands for closed-circuit telvision, not closed captioned television.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Episode #3: The Brave One, Taxi Driver and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

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*Please note: This podcast contains spoilers for THE BRAVE ONE.

The Brave One dir: Neil Jordan starring: Jodie Foster, Terrence Howard, Naveen Andrews.

Taxi Driver dir: Martin Scorsese starring: Robert DeNiro, Cybill Shepherd, Jodie Foster, Harvey Keitel, Albert Brooks.

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford dir: Andrew Dominik starring: Casey Affleck, Brad Pitt.

Terrence Malick has completed four films. Cathy & I averaged a correct answer!

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Episode #2: Hannah Takes the Stairs, Itty Bitty Titty Committee, Death Proof

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Hannah Takes the Stairs dir: Joe Swanberg starring: Greta Gerwig, Mark Duplass, Andrew Bujalski.

Additional info: Dogme95 explanation.

Itty Bitty Titty Committee dir: Jamie Babbit starring: Melonie Diaz, Nicole Vicius.

Read Erin's review of Born in Flames.

Death Proof dir: Quentin Tarantino starring: Tracie Thoms, Rosario Dawson, Zoe Bell, Rose McGowan, Kurt Russel, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Eli Roth.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Episode #1 Control/This Is England/I'm Not There

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Here are a few things you should know though:

Control dir: Anton Corbijn starring: Sam Riley, Samanta Morton.

Control plays at the Mill Valley Film Festival and opens wide later this month.

This is England dir: Shane Meadows starring: Thomas Turgoose, Andrew Shim.

I'm Not There dir: Todd Haynes starring: Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger.


  • Lynn Redgrave that appears in Jane Austen Book Club, not her sister Vanessa Redgrave.

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Cathy and Erin of Show Me Your Titles