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Four film grads come together each week to discuss the gems of the cinematic industry. Come along as we unravel stories told throughout time, space, and everywhere in between. Hosted by Kevin Carpio, Tyler Cunningham, Richard Le, and Patrick McGill.
Take Shelter (2011)
"Sleep well in your beds. 'Cause if this thing comes true, there ain't gonna be any more." This week, we venture to LaGrange, Ohio where a series of apocalyptic visions casts a layer of fear, neuroticism, and anxiety in the mind of a young husband and father in Jeff Nichols' 2011 US feature, Take Shelter. Bordering a near hallucinatory experience, we discuss the dynamics that fracture and fold between Curtis, his family, and the community that makes up their small, Midwestern town. There's a storm coming. Will you be ready when it hits? *Spoilers around 12:00* Where to watch:Vudu (Rent or Buy)YouTube (Rent or Buy)iTunes (Rent or Buy)Google Play (Rent or Buy)Amazon (Rent or Buy) Follow us on Instagram:@lefilmpodcast Send us your film recommendations:lefilmpodcast@gmail.com
Jul 15
1 hr 24 min
Burning (2018)
"The truth is all in your head." In this episode, we head to South Korea to explore the dynamics between two cities shrouded in mystery and conflicting societal norms; Paju, a city made up of the working class located just outside of the demilitarized zone, and Seoul, not only the capital, but the largest metropolis in the country. Based on the short story, Barn Burning, by Haruki Murakami, Lee Chang-dong's 2018 thriller, Burning, is a story that leaves the viewer guessing at every twist and turn, blurring the lines between the truth that exists within and beyond our own perspective. *Spoilers around 15:00* Where to watch:Netflix (Stream)Hoopla (Stream)YouTube (Rent or Buy)iTunes (Rent or Buy)Google Play (Rent or Buy)Vudu (Rent or Buy) Follow us on Instagram:@lefilmpodcast Send us your film recommendations:lefilmpodcast@gmail.com
Jul 8
1 hr 21 min
La Haine (1995)
In this episode, we find ourselves navigating through the aftermath of a riot where hegemony, police brutality, and racism have left their teeth marks in the outskirts of Paris, France in Mathieu Kassovitz's 1995 film, La Haine. We join three young men, Saïd, Vinz, and Hubert, as they await news of their friend's condition, Abdel, who has been hospitalized due to excess force while in police custody. With the streets left in disarray, the local police headquarters vandalized, and the hunt for an officer's missing firearm underway, we watch as the next day unfolds where limits are tested and an important set of questions must be asked: does past hatred justify the existence of newfound hatred? And if so, where does the cycle end? *Spoilers around 21:40* Where to watch:Criterion Channel (Subscription)YouTube (Rent or Buy)Amazon (Rent or Buy)iTunes (Rent or Buy)Kanopy (Available with certain library cards) Follow us on Instagram:@lefilmpodcast Send us your film recommendations:lefilmpodcast@gmail.com
Jul 1
1 hr 28 min
Rebels of the Neon God (1992)
This week, we find ourselves in the rain-drenched streets of downtown Taipei in Tsai Ming-liang's 1992 feature film debut, Rebels of the Neon God. This brooding exploration of social decay follows the lives of disaffected youths who try and navigate the crumbling structures that make up their environment. Riddled with themes of angst, alienation, intimacy, yearning, and spiritual malaise; join in on the discussion as we talk about the inner workings of this gem and how its story and characters help to find answers to some of life's most difficult questions. *Spoilers around 09:00* Where to watch:Criterion Channel (Subscription)YouTube (Rent or Buy)iTunes (Rent or Buy)Google Play (Rent or Buy)Vudu (Rent or Buy)Kanopy (Available with certain library cards) Follow us on Instagram:@lefilmpodcast Send us your film recommendations:lefilmpodcast@gmail.com
Jun 22
1 hr 5 min