Mon, 30 April 2012
Welcome to the eight installment of the Movie Homework Podcast! Before we dive into our Kyle MacLachlan double-feature we discuss some of the films we’ve been watching. Mariam just watched the Greek film Attenberg, from director Athina Tsangari, which she very much enjoyed. Ari then discusses seeing Lee Tamahori’s break-out film, the 1995 drama about spousal abuse within the Maori community in New Zealand, Once Were Warriors. He wasn’t a fan.
The first homework this episode is Ari’s pick: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, the prequel to the cult television series Twin Peaks. Directed by David Lynch, the film tells the story of the last few days in the life of Laura Palmer. Released after the cancellation of the series, the film confounded fans and critics, and was generally seen as a failure. But Ari feels like there’s something to be appreciated in the film, but will Mariam agree?
Mariam’s pick this week was Paul Verhoven’s infamous Showgirls. The 1995 tells the story of Nomi Malone, a drifter who travels to Las Vegas with dreams to become a showgirl. From humble beginnings as a stripper she rises to the height of success as a dancer… BUT AT WHAT PRICE? The film has a reputation as one of the “best-worst-movies” of the 90’s, but is the film more self-aware than viewers have assumed?
We close things of by choosing next week’s picks. Don’t forget you can send us an email, write to us and like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. If you like the show it would be great if you could review it in iTunes or share it on your social network platforms! Subscribe to it in iTunes or whatever podcatcher you choose to use!