Archive for July, 2008

THE LAST MISTRESS
2007

July 31, 2008
San Jose CA — Camera 12
France / Italy
French
104 Minutes — June 27, 2008
Drama
Catherine Breillat [Last Tango In Paris; Romance; Fat Girl]

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THE LAST MISTRESS is the subject of Cinebanter Podcast Number 57. After you’ve seen the movie, listen to the spoiler-filled review by Tassoula and I by clicking the play button right here:

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Show Description:
• 00:00 Intro
• 00:30 THE LAST MISTRESS Discussion
• Break
• 14:35 To Sum It Up
• Break
• 15:20 PINEAPPLE EXPRESS Discussion
• Break
• 34:35 To Sum It Up
• Break
• 35:15 The Last Five®
• Break
• 1:01:10 Show Notes/Credits and Outtakes

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Asia Argento [Queen Margot; Last Days; Marie Antoinette]

8.0 Metacritic
6.6 IMDB

THE LAST MISTRESS

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DRUNKEN MASTER
1978

July 25, 2008
Netflix DVD
Hong Kong
English-Dubbed
111 Minutes — October 5, 1978
Comedy / Action
Woo-ping Yuen [The Matrix; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; The Matrix Reloaded; Kill Bill, Vol. I]

Jackie Chan [Enter The Dragon; The Cannonball Run; Cannonball Run II; Police Story; Police Story 2; Supercop; Rumble In The Bronx; Jackie Chan's First Strike; Rush Hour; Shanghai Noon]

7.6 IMDB

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2007

July 24, 2008
PBS — Independent Lens
USA
English
88 Minutes
Documentary
Aaron Woolf

You Are What You Eat.

7.0 Metacritic
7.0 IMDB

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1953

July 24, 2008
TCM
USA
English
118 Minutes — August 5, 1953
Drama / Romance / War
Fred Zinnemann [Oklahoma!]
#878 They Shoot Pictures Don’t They Top 1000 Films Of All Time

Burt Lancaster [The Swimmer; Atlantic City; Local Hero; Field Of Dreams]

Montgomery Clift [A Place In The Sun]

Deborah Kerr [An Affair To Remember]

Donna Reed [It's A Wonderful Life; The Benny Goodman Story]

Frank Sinatra [Guys And Dolls; The Manchurian Candidate]

Life in a Honolulu barracks at the time of Pearl Harbor.

OW: Picture, Director Fred Zinnemann, Screenplay, Supporting Actor Frank Sinatra, Supporting Actress Donna Reed, Cinematography, Editor
ON: Actor Burt Lancaster, Actor Montgomery Clift, Actress Deborah Kerr

*** Halliwell’s
7.9 IMDB

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TELL NO ONE
2006

July 23, 2008
San Jose CA — Camera 3
France
French
125 Minutes — July 2, 2008
Drama / Thriller
Guillaume Canet [The Beach]

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TELL NO ONE is the subject of Cinebanter Podcast Number 56. After you’ve seen the movie, listen to the spoiler-filled review by Tassoula and I by clicking the play button right here:

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Show Description:
• 00:00 Intro
• 00:26 TELL NO ONE Discussion, Part 1
• Break
• 17:00 TELL NO ONE Discussion, Part 2
• Break
• 30:15 To Sum It Up
• Break
• 31:10 The Last Five®
• Break
• 53:45 Listener Feedback
• 1:01:30 Credits and Outtakes

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8 Years Ago, Alex’s Wife Was Murdered. Today She E-mailed Him.

8.0 Metacritic
7.5 IMDB

TELL NO ONE

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2008

July 20, 2008
Campbell CA — Camera Cinema Club
USA
English
Drama
Tom Quinn

5.8 IMDB

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1960

July 19, 2008
TCM
USA
English
125 Minutes
Romance / Comedy / Drama
Billy Wilder [The Lost Weekend; Sunset Blvd.; Sabrina; The Spirit Of St. Louis; Some Like It Hot]
#55 They Shoot Pictures Don’t They Top 1000 Films Of All Time

A lonely, ambitious clerk rents out his apartment to philandering executives and finds that one of them is after his own girl.

OW: Picture, Director, Writer
ON: Cinematography, AC Jack Lemmon, AC Shirley MacLaine, SAC Jack Kruschen, Art, Editing

*** Halliwell’s
8.4 IMDB #96

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2007

July 19, 2008
PBS — P.O.V.
USA
Spanish / English
90 Minutes
Documentary
Kieran Fitzgerald

9.2 IMDB

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2008

July 19, 2008
Campbell CA — Camera 7
USA
English / Cantonese
152 Minutes — July 18, 2008
Action / Crime / Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Christopher Nolan [Following; Memento; Batman Begins; The Prestige]

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The Dark Knight is the subject of Cinebanter Podcast Number 55. After you’ve seen the movie, listen to the spoiler-filled review by Tassoula and I by clicking the play button right here:

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Show Description:
• 00:00 Intro
• 00:32 THE DARK KNIGHT Discussion
• Break
• 25:22 To Sum It Up
• Break
• 25:48 The Last Five®
• Break
• 51:28 Listener Last Fives (Len in PA and Kate in VA)/Show Notes
• 1:05:46 Credits and Outtake

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Christian Bale [Empire Of The Sun; Henry V; Little Women; American Psycho; Captain Corelli’s Mandolin; Laurel Canyon; Batman Begins; The New World; The Prestige; I’m Not There]

Heath Ledger [10 Things I Hate About You; The Patriot; Monster’s Ball; Brokeback Mountain; Candy; I’m Not There]

Aaron Eckhart [In The Company Of Men; Your Friends & Neighbors; Any Given Sunday; Erin Brockovich; Nurse Betty; Thank You For Smoking]

Why So Serious?

8.2 Metacritic
9.2 IMDB #1

THE DARK KNIGHT

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BITTER SWEET
2004

July 19, 2008
Netflix DVD
Japan / France
Japanese
64 Minutes — October 12, 2004
Drama
Mitsuru Meike

4.8 IMDB

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2006

July 12, 2008
HBO
USA
English
122 Minutes — January 12, 2007
Crime / Drama
Nick Cassavetes [Mask; Mrs. Parker And The Vicious Circle; She’s So Lovely; Face/Off; Blow; The Notebook]

Inspired By True Events

5.3 Metacritic
6.9 IMDB

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2007

July 12, 2008
Netflix DVD
Romania
Romanian
113 Minutes — January 25, 2008
Drama
Cristian Mungiu

9.7 Metacritic
8.0 IMDB

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2007

July 9, 2008
Campbell CA — Camera 7
Germany / Kazakhstan / Russia
Mongolian
126 Minutes — June 6, 2008
Biography / Drama / History / Romance
Sergei Bodrov

Greatness Comes To Those Who Take It

AAN: Foreign Language

7.4 Metacritic
7.5 IMDB

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2008

July 7, 2008
Campbell CA — Camera 7
USA
English
98 Minutes — June 27, 2008
Animation / Comedy / Family / Romance / Sci-Fi
Andrew Stanton [Toy Story; A Bug's Life; Toy Story 2; Monsters, Inc.; Finding Nemo]

An Adventure Beyond The Ordinar-E

9.2 Metacritic
8.7 IMDB #26 All Time

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2008

July 8, 2008
HBO
USA / UK
English / French / German
99 Minutes
Documentary
Marina Zenovich

The Truth Couldn’t Fit In The Headlines

7.8 Metacritic
7.8 IMDB

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THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES
2004

July 7, 2008
Netflix DVD
Argentina / USA / Cuba / Germany / Mexico / UK / Chile / Peru / France
Quechua / Spanish
126 Minutes
Adventure / Biography / Drama
Walter Salles [Central Station; Paris, Je T'aime]

Before He Changed The World, The World Changed Him

A womanizing biochemist and an earnest young medical student attempt to ride a battered old motorcycle around South America, stopping on the way to visit a leper hospital.

ON: Adapted Screenplay Jose Rivera

7.5 Metacritic
7.9 IMDB

THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES

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Written by Michael W. Cummins