First Reformed and Cold War February 22, 2019 WARNING: SPOILERS On this episode of the Cinema Vertigogo Podcast, we wrap up our quest to cram in as many Oscar-nominated movies as possible with a dive into the dark and lonely world of Paul Schrader with First Reformed. Then we get swept away by the twisted romance… Read More Episode 77: First Reformed and Cold War
Indiana Jones Pocket Thoughts Raiders of The Lost Ark (1981) After a brief break I’m back baby, and this time we’re talking about the all too brief, but impactful, Indiana Jones franchise. I think Raiders is an example of the perfect confluence of ideas. We have elements of classic Hollywood, particularly in the underrated love… Read More Pocket Thoughts: Indiana Jones Movies
Okay, so, I know no one asked for this, but with it being the doldrums of movie season, I’ve decided to go through every Star Wars film in order of release, and give my succinct thoughts on each movie. We’ll call them ‘pocket thoughts’. Anyway, on to the first film… Star Wars: A New Hope… Read More Pocket Thoughts: Star Wars Movies
On this installment of Remake/Remake, Tom Merolla subs in for James as he explores the 1958 Atomic Age Shlock classic, The Fly and David Cronenberg’s body-horror symphony, the 1986 remake The Fly. Is this remake essential? And is it better? Tune in to find out.
Welcome to Remake/Remake. In this episode Cinema Vertigogo Podcast co-host James Merolla dissects the similarities and differences between Friday the 13th Part IV and the 2009 Friday the 13th remake.
I watched My Night at Maud’s while Polly revolted against the core principles of civility. This might not be the right millennium for an Eric Rohmer retrospective. Wrong decade. Wrong year. And certainly wrong month — a grand jury indictment of over 300 Catholic Priests who have sexually abused over 1,000 kids in Pennsylvania alone… Read More I Watched My Night at Maud’s While Polly Revolted Against the Core Principles of Civility
I watched Persona while Polly ate breakfast. I figure what better way to examine the mystery of the pug that refuses to eat from her bowl than the story of an actress who refuses to speak. I think it’s been about twenty years now since I really got into film. When I first started to… Read More I Watched Persona While Polly Ate Breakfast