Gabriella and Claudette travel back to 2002 and review Greta Gerwig’s solo directorial debut, Lady Bird, starring Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf and Tracey Letts.
Episode 14 – The Shape of Water (2017)
Gabriella and Claudette review Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water, a Cold-War, aquatic fairytale set in Baltimore, 1962, starring Sally Hawkins, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon and Doug Jones.
Episode 13 – Erratic Dialogues reviews Phantom Thread (2017)
Gabriella and Claudette reviews P.T. Anderson’s twisted, Hitchcock-inspired period (quasi?) romance, Phantom Thread, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps and Lesley Manville.
2017 in Review: Television and Podcasts
The last part of our Cultural Roundup series for 2017 (Part One: Film and Part Two: Books) is all about the contemporary serial medium: television and podcasts! In this episode, Gabriella and Claudette discuss (and debate) their favourite television and podcasts for 2017.
2017 in Review: Film
Gabriella and Claudette discuss some of their favourite films of 2017.
Episode 8 – Erratic Dialogues review Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (2017)
“Be Our Guest” to this latest Erratic Dialogues podcast, in which Claudette and Gabriella review Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast (2017), directed by Bill Condon and starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans and Emma Thompson.
Length: 50mins, Recorded March 2017
Episode 7 – 2016: A Cultural Autobiography
Gabriella and Claudette discuss the books, film, theatre and podcasts that they loved (and a few that they loathed) in 2016. Length: 1hr 6mins, Recorded December 2016 iTunes Link/Download HERE Notes: Sport for Jove’s Summer Season, a double bill of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar/Antony & Cleopatra (playing to January 29, 2017) Eimar McBride on TLS, reading […]
2016: A Cultural Autobiography
In the twilight of this troubling year, Gabriella and Claudette write about the books, film and theatre that inspired, and gave solace, in 2016.
Elena Ferrante, “Frantumaglia”, 2016
Gabriella and Claudette review Frantumaglia: A Writer’s Journey by Elena Ferrante. Gabriella explores the Ferrante’s literary project of the absent author, while Claudette writes of the bogeyman of Ferrante’s novels.
A Coen Brothers Retrospective
Gabriella and Claudette examine the rich and varied filmography of the Coen Brothers.