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Neil Pedley

Vampires, “Antichrist”…and It’s Not Even Halloween Yet (photo)

Vampires, “Antichrist”…and It’s Not Even Halloween Yet

This week finds early awards season contenders lining up alongside a queer cinema double bill, a troupe of unorthodox vampires and a horror movie franchise that’s become torturous in more ways than one. Download this in audio form (MP3: 14:15 minutes, 13.1 MB) Subscribe to the In Theaters podcast: [XML] [iTunes] “Amelia” Awards season takes […]

Wicked Stepfathers, Law Breaking Citizens and Wild Things (photo)

Wicked Stepfathers, Law Breaking Citizens and Wild Things

This week in theaters finds some late-to-the-party summertime silliness lining up alongside a couple of titles arriving three weeks early for Halloween. Elsewhere the arthouse scene provides a strong showing with Chilean maids, Filipino mothers and some good ol’ New York psychos. Download this in audio form (MP3: 15:25 minutes, 14.1 MB) Subscribe to the […]

C’mon, Get Unhappy (photo)

C’mon, Get Unhappy

This week’s releases arrive draped in a pervasive air of dissatisfaction — Chris Rock’s daughter is unhappy with her hair, a ’70s feminist movement is unhappy with their options, and Jason Ritter and Jess Weixler are unhappy with each other. Elsewhere, British cultural icons are talked up while global corporate interests are torn down. Download […]

Zombies, Lies and Videotape (photo)

Zombies, Lies and Videotape

This week’s offerings give us the choice of walking with death or battling the undead. For those taking it easy this week, there’s also roller skating with Ellen Page and having fun playing God (or inventing him, at any rate) with Ricky Gervais. Download this in audio form (MP3: 14:51 minutes, 13.6 MB) Subscribe to […]

Fame, Rage and Capitalism (photo)

Fame, Rage and Capitalism

This week, contrasting approaches to filmmaking bring about balance and equilibrium. Experimentalism (Sally Potter’s “Rage” and Michael Almereyda’s “Paradise”) collides head on with tried and tested formulas (the Clive Owen starrer “The Boys Are Back” and a remake of “Fame”). Download this in audio form (MP3: 18:27 minutes, 16.9 MB) Subscribe to the In Theaters […]

Ugly People and Dangerous Men (photo)

Ugly People and Dangerous Men

With the Venice Film Festival having just concluded and Toronto now underway, the award season’s wheels begin to roll with big name players, both indie and arthouse, making a showing, with Steven Soderbergh and Jennifer Aniston keeping things light at the multiplex. Download this in audio form (MP3: 20:11 minutes, 18.5 MB) Subscribe to the […]

Blind Pigs, Horse Boys and the Nines  (photo)

Blind Pigs, Horse Boys and the Nines

As the super-serious prestige season begins to gear up in Telluride, Toronto and Venice, an odd blend of matters spiritual, ecological, supernatural, and extraterrestrial are coming to a theater near you this week. Download this in audio form (MP3: 16:03 minutes, 14.7 MB) Subscribe to the In Theaters podcast: [XML] [iTunes] “9” After his Oscar-nominated […]

Drowning in Work (photo)

Drowning in Work

If Labor Day’s coming up, that must mean there’s a new Mike Judge movie on the way. It’s also that time of year when a few distributors dust off some well-traveled festival films as the summer winds down and the start of the school year is underway. Download this in audio form (MP3: 12:03 minutes, […]

August Evenings (photo)

August Evenings

This week’s slate reinvents the wheel, so to speak, unveiling a vast array of twists, tweaks, role reversals and reinventions to satisfy all tastes. Download this in audio form (MP3: 12:46 minutes, 11.7 MB) Subscribe to the In Theaters podcast: [XML] [iTunes] “At The Edge of The World” Made famous by the weekly embedded correspondence […]

Basterds, the IRA and the real Mad Men (photo)

Basterds, the IRA and the real Mad Men

Another monster release slate this week finds, amongst other things, interpretations of the Irish troubles, both real and imagined. Also, we meet the real life Mad Men, QT’s Basterds and the godfather of African-American indie film as a bearded ten-year-old boy. Download this in audio form (MP3: 15:35 minutes, 14.3 MB) Subscribe to the In […]