On The Aisle
By Ed Goldberg
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From the studios of All Classical Portland: On The Aisle is a film review panel discussion featuring Ed Goldberg and a collection of Portland's best film critics.
||CleanWebcast #262 – 2017||They are't offering as many advance screenings as they used to, so this holiday's offerings are slim, but include The Greatest Showman, a musical about P. T. Barnum, The Ballad of Lefty Brown, an easy-to-overlook western, and a revival of Solaris, among other items. Show note: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was produced way back in 1964 as one of the Rankin-Bass productions of stop animation Christmas specials.||12/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWebcast #261 – 2017||It's almost Christmas, so the team weighs in on their favorite Xmas movies, a recent genre of criticism in the age of Twitter in which listers include non-intuitive holiday films. There's also a discussion of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, the new Netflix documentary Voyeur, a retrospect on Italian horror films such as Suspiria and Kill, Baby ... Kill!, and a round up of timely DVDs, including Fargo and Twin Peaks.||12/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWebcast #260 – 2017||Wonder Wheel, The Disaster Artist, Novitiate, and Roman J. Israel, Esq. are among the new titles screened by our reviewers this week. Show Notes: Melissa Leo won her Oscar in 2010 for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for The Fighter.||12/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWebcast #259 – 2017||This week, the cast gives a critique of Justice League, and looks at the documentary about the shower scene in Psycho, 78/52.||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWebcast #258 – 2017||The On the Aisle crew details the many frustrating elements of the new Murder on the Orient Express, along with the sins of a few other adaptations, and also considers the AIDS drama BPM, the comedian documentary Gilbert, and the art house hit The Teacher.||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWebcast #257 – 2017||This week the team enthuses over Thor: Ragnarok, the Netflix show Stranger Things, the MST3K-worthy Geostorm, and among revivals, Preston Sturgess’s Sullivan’s Travels, and Elaine May’s A New Leaf (1971).||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWebcast #256 – 2017||Movies from between Friday the 27th and Thursday the 2nd include the widely dismissed The Snowman, the documentary Dina, the black comedy Tragedy Girls, the British Heritage tale Goodbye Christopher Robin, the thriller-comedy-social protest tale Suburbicon, and the Blake Lively vehicle All I see Is You. Also on hand is the TV show Manhunt: Unabomber, a trio of films from the career of Pamela Yates, When the Mountains Tremble, Granite: How to Nail a Dictator, and 500 Years, focusing on Guatemala, plus a few films from the Northwest Film Festival including Pow Wow, and Priced Out. There are also tributes to the recently passed away Robert Guillaume, cinematographer Walter Lassally, and Dannielle Darrieaux.||10/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWebcast #255 – 2017||For movies playing Friday the 20th through Thursday the 26th, the team comments on: Lucky, Harry Dean Stanton’s last film; Human Flow, Ai Wei Wei’s documentary about migration; Nocturama, the French film about terrorists; and on Netflix, the horror film The Babysitter, and David Fincher’s 10-part Mindhunter. On DVD soon is the Criterion edition of Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon.||10/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWebcast #254 – 2017||For this week’s quartet, the films are: Marshall, biopic of the Supreme Court judge with Chadwick Boseman and Josh Gad; The Foreigner, a thriller with Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan; Overdrive a Fast and Furious knock off with Scott Eastwood; Una, an adaptation of the play about sexual abuse, with Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn; the millennial comedy Literally Right Before Aaron, that updates The Graduate; the documentaries Ex Libris, about the New York Public Library, and Citizen Blue, about the filmmaker James Blue; and on DVD the family dramedies The Wilde Wedding and Landline and the thrillers Justice and Shot Caller; and finally some kind words about Anne Wiazemsky, the novelist and actress for Godard and Bresson; actor turned producer William Tepper, Nora Johnson of The World of Henry Orient fame, and some harsh words for Harvey Weinstein and the film industry. Meanwhile, in Portland, Oregon, there is a Kickstarter effort to save one of the city’s greatest video stories, Movie Madness. The nonprofit Hollywood Theatre has started a campaign to acquire the space and its priceless inventory of thousands of rare films. Look it up!||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWebcast #253 – 2017||Ed is back, so there was a full complement of reviewers (Ed, Jordan, Hallie, Mona, and DKH) to discuss the big movies of the week, Blade Runner 2049, Battle of the Sexes, and The Mountain Between Us, along with horror films Better Think Twice, and on DVD Cult of Chucky and the Highbrow Horror A Ghost Story. Also on hand were the animated film Loving Vincent, the documentary about the 40th President, The Reagan Show, The men talked about the late Hugh Hefner, and the women talked about shoes, via the documentary Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards. On DVD also was the British Heritage film Churchill along with the History Channel draw Vikings, and other passing celebrities saluted were Lilian Ross, Tom Petty, and Anne Jeffreys. Finally, note is made of the H. P. Lovecraft Festival, held at the Hollywood Theatre since the mid-1990s, and this year featuring among many other events an appearance by Barbara Steele.||10/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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