The first of the reviews. Blair has been to see his first films of the festival and gives us his reviews.
Ben comes back for a hat-trick of shows. The boys disagree on Belle du Jour as Adam is in love with Luis Bunuel and Ben is less enamoured, but they're both very enthusiastic about the second film, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, praising it for it's subtlety and maturity in almost every aspect.
Blair is back in the co-host seat this week, as the boys dissect the 1980s animated film 'Heavy Metal' and Gus Van Sant's Oscar-nominated biopic 'Milk'. Neither are particularly enamoured with the first flick, but Adam heaps praise on Sean Penn and the entirety of Van Sant's film.
Ben returns for a second week where the plans got mixed up and so this weeks double feature is even more unusual and definitely unplanned. The boys discuss how both films had a clear message and how the delivery of this message may have comprimised the quality of the film.
Adam and Blair look back on the 2012 Melbourne International Film Festival and rate their favourite films.
This week Anna returns to the Granny, but she hasn't seen the films! Don't worry though, there's still plently of stimulating discussion on the two films.
Blair returns again for another unusual combination. The 80s comedy 'Death Becomes Her' paired up with the 50s Bergman classic 'Brink of Life'. The boys both favour the second film and don't care much for the first, Blair going so far as to rename it 'Bored Becomes Me'
Another break from the schedule sees Anna return to match up Beginnings and Punch Drunk Love. Love indeed for both films score well this week.
Anna is back again for more movies, this week Japanese film Love & Pop and Early 90s American picture Boyz N The Hood. Is it possible to compare a film about "compensated dating" in Japan to a film about growing up in South Central Los Angeles? I think Adam and Anna manage to pull it off.
Anna is back again to discuss anime "Paprika" and Isreali film "The Lemon Tree".
The Granny GoesOne of the more original movie based podcasts we've had the pleasure enjoying on the show. The movie based games are definitely something which puts this show ahead of other more traditional review based movie podcasts. Mattou of Reaction Podcast
Reviewed on 02/21/2014