Tag: Film Weekly

David Cronenberg, A Dangerous Method, and Film Weekly

A new Film Weekly podcast is out.  This week Jason Solomons visits the last house of Dr Sigmund Freud for a session with A Dangerous Method’s Viggo Mortensen.  You can listen to it here.  I’m quite a fan of David Cronenberg’s work, notibly Existenze, Spider, A History of Violence, and Eastern Promises.  These are superb films.  Cronenberg’s latest film, A Dangerous Method, is released in New Zealand April 26, and I am really looking forward to it.  From what I gather it is a lot more staid than his previous work, but it has a fantastic cast and psychonanalysis is a theme that Cronenberg works in and around so well.

The Ghost Writer, camping, and Film Weekly

Just got back from Melbourne. Had a fantastic time. Saw The Ghost Writer on the plane ride back. I had completely forgotten that it was a Roman Polanski film, so it was good to see the film objectively without it being coloured with this knowledge. I found it an entertaining film, a page turner of a movie if I can borrow the literary term.

Now I’m off camping for a week so I’ve armed my iPad with a few films, namely A Prophet by Jacques Audiard, a film I’ve been meaning to see for a while. Will report all when I get back.

In the meantime Film Weekly has their latest podcast up. You can listen to it here. This week Jason Solomons talks to James D’Arcy on his role as King Edward VIII in Madonna’s directorial debut W.E., while artist/film-maker John Akomfrah stops by to discuss his latest project The Nine Muses, a docu-essay on the immigrant experience.

Latest Film Weekly podcast on Fassbender, McQueen, Shame, and JC Chandor.

In this weeks episode: The director and star of sex addict drama Shame talks to Jason Solomons. Plus an interview with Margin Call’s JC Chandor and reviews of the week’s big releases with Xan Brooks.

You can download the podcast here.

Film Weekly

The latest Film Weekly podcast from the Guardian is up and it can be found here. Jason Solomons and Xan Brooks count down their top 10 films of 2011. Always a good listen.

The Guardian’s Film Weekly

Here is a fantastic podcast I listen to religiously; Film Weekly by The Guardian. Jason Solomons and Xan Brooks review the latest releases in the U.K and interview many directors and cast. This weeks episode:

“The Artist director Michel Hazanavicius discusses his Oscar-tipped black and white silent movie and Michelle Yeoh talks about playing Aung San Suu Kyi in Luc Besson’s The Lady.”

You can find Film Weekly here.

Or search for it in iTunes.