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Monday, January 26, 2009

Cinebanter #66 - THE WRESTLER and REVOLUTIONARY ROAD


The MP3 of Cinebanter #66 is available here.

In this episode, Michael and Tassoula bring it as they review THE WRESTLER and REVOLUTIONARY ROAD. And in the Last Five®, they both have something to say about Clint Eastwood's latest flick. The breakdown is as follows:

• 00:00 Intro
• 00:32 THE WRESTLER Discussion
• Break
• 23:58 To Sum It Up
• Break
• 24:54 REVOLUTIONARY ROAD Discussion
• Break
• 45:06 To Sum It Up
• Break
• 45:35 The Last Five®
• 1:03:53 Credits and Outtakes

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Michael's Last Five in this episode were: VINCE VAUGHN'S WILD WEST COMEDY SHOW, THE BICYCLE THIEF, ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO, GRAN TORINO and OWL AND THE SPARROW. Tassoula's Last Five in this episode were: THE READER, TO LIVE, GRAN TORINO, GOODBYE LOVER and NEW IN TOWN.

Special thanks to Brad Daane and Mark Cummins for providing the original music in this episode.

Reviews and/or notes of every movie Michael sees can be found at his MichaelVox website.

Tassoula has reviews, musings and movie-related product links at Tassoula's Movie Review Blog.

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Kim C from Massachusetts said...

Tassoula and Michael,
Long time listener, love the podcast.

Tassoula, I think you missed the mark during the "Wrestler" discussion when you questioned why The Ram didn't make amends with the daughter's mother. He WASN'T making amends so much as seeking solace. I think it's an important distinction: this is not a man who has seen "the error of his ways", on a journey to right those wrongs. This is a man who is facing his own mortality, realized he is alone, and is lonely. (He said as much in the film to his daughter). He very literally does not want to die alone, perhaps even to the detriment of his daughter's emotional well-being.

In case I am not clear, I don't think this makes him unsympathetic, or reprehensible or anything negative. It makes him accessible, human, and REAL.

Again, I love your show and thought you guys were spot on on both of these reviews. (Lest you think I'm a gusher, I've mentally grumbled at you guys more than once!)

I wanted to kiss my MP3 player when Tassoula "dared" say Leonardo's performance noticeably outshone Kate's. I walked out of this film visibly perplexed over the Winslet hoopla and saddened by the lack of recognition for her costar. (I know only one other person who saw this film, she opened the conversation we had about it with, "Why wasn't HE nominated?")

The breakfast scene was a thing of beauty, it should be studied by acting students. DiCaprio managed to display confusion, fear, shame, pride, excitement, tentative hope, and obliviousness to the female mind in one small scene. He did it all with movement and facial expression; I would go see this again for that scene alone.

Keep up the great work,
Kim

PS. Just saw "The Fall". Is it scary that I could hear Michael's voice in my head when I first saw, and fell in love with, that little girl?

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