In this episode Gabriella and Claudette review Whit Stillman’s enchanting “Love & Friendship” based on Jane Austen’s epistolary novel Lady Susan. Among other things, Gabriella and Claudette chat about Stillman’s career, Kate Beckinsale’s star turn as Lady Susan Vernon, the “Cult of the Janeite” and what exactly constitutes a perfect Jane Austen adaptation. Notes: Apologies […]
In this episode, Gabriella and Claudette review all seventeen films in the Coen Brothers oeuvre (not really). They do however, discuss a sensible number of the Coen Brothers’ films including: Barton Fink, Raising Arizona, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, No Country for Old Men, Inside Llewyn Davis and their latest film, Hail Caesar. Tune in for discussions about bro-cinema, artistic failure, Hollywood nostalgia, Minnesotan accents and more.
- Claudette mentioned Roger Corman, but she really meant Roger Deakins, the cinematographer.
- The Wolfpack (2015) A documentary directed by Crystal Moselle
- You Must Remember This by Karina Longworth, a podcast dedicated to the forgotten histories of Old Hollywood.
Length: 47 mins, Recorded May 2016
Gabriella and Claudette discuss Todd Haynes’ film Carol (2015), starring Rooney Mara as a young shopgirl who falls in love with the eponymous character, Carol, a wealthy housewife played by Cate Blanchett. Oodles of Oscar umbrage found within.
Notes: Claudette mentions Douglas Sirk who was a German director, not Hungarian. Rainer Werner Fassbinder is another influential German director mentioned. This episode was recorded before the 2016 Oscar ceremony. The ‘blue one’: Fresh Air NPR on Carol.
This episode is podcast only.
Length: 31mins, Recorded February 2016
Gabriella and Claudette discuss Byron, fractals, chaos theory and Hamilton the musical while reviewing the Sydney Theatre Company’s latest production of Tom Stoppard’s dazzling play, Arcadia.
Length: 37 mins, Recorded March 2016
Snark takes a holiday when Gabriella and Claudette read “My Brilliant Friend” by the mysterious Elena Ferrante.
Length: 47 mins, Recorded February 2016