I got hooked on two film podcasts this week and I’d like to share my discoveries with you. The extraordinarily charismatic Lady P hosts Flixwise. Her confidence and showmanship is impressive and a pleasurable listen. I’m also greatly enjoying their new offshoot podcast, Flixwise Canada, hosted by the erudite Martin Kessler. Terrific work all around.
This is the second week this month where I’ve only selected one new release to cover. I guess it’s time I recognized that this is the way it will be for the foreseeable future, even in months as usually fruitful as June. I don’t mind. Ideally, we should all be writing and thinking more about old movies than new ones since new movies only make up a small fraction of the history of cinema. That said, if you find this week lacking, look forward to next week, which will bring a lot exciting viewing options.
Harmonium (Kôji Fukada, Japan, 2016, 15 reviews)
Cinema of the Past
Il boom (Vittorio De Sica, Italy, 1963, 4 reviews)
Scum (Alan Clarke, United Kingdom, 1979, 9 reviews)
Law of the Border (Lütfi Ö. Akad, Turkey, 1966, 3 reviews)
They Live by Night (Nicholas Ray, United States, 1948, 7 reviews)
Early Summer (Yasujirô Ozu, Japan, 1951, 8 reviews)