Cinema Misfits Podcast, Episode 83: Saving Mr. Banks, Her, and August: Osage County

6 ‘n 90. Da Man reviews six films in ninety seconds.

Saving Mr. Banks.  Not even a spoonful of sugar can get the Misfits to swallow this film.

Her.  It doesn’t take place in a dystopian future.  The frame isn’t filled with high-tech CGI effects.  And humanity hasn’t managed to all but wipe itself out.  What kind of science fiction film is this, anyway?  The kind that can surprise and move you.

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Bonus Twofer Somali Pirates Episode: Captain Phillips and A Hijacking

Samali-iratesCaptain Phillips and A Hijacking are as different in execution as they are similar in subject matter.  Captain Phillips, although presented in a straightforward, almost documentary style, still embraces many of the Hollywood conventions in terms of character and structure.  A Hijacking, on the other hand, presents a more fragmented, dispassionate story, the moments of repressed fear and anger resulting in a steady, building, cumulative intensity, which is both involving and sometimes frustrating for a viewer.  The Misfits weigh the pros and cons of these two filmmaking approaches, and also ask the question, “Who is the captain?” and wonder, “Does anyone really want to be the captain?”

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