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.
“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
Gabriella and Claudette examine the rich and varied filmography of the Coen Brothers.
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 the Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep feature, Suffragette. Come for the film review, stay for the sass.
Gabriella and Claudette examine the 1950s period romance Brooklyn, directed by John Crowley and starring Saorise Ronan.
Gabriella and Claudette wax rhapsodic on Italian director Paolo Sorrentino’s second English feature: Youth starring Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel.