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Episode 008 – No Country for Old Men

2015-11-09 :: Ericca Long and Cole Roulain
Length: 52s

There aren’t many films more personal to me than Joel and Ethan Coen’s No Country for Old Men (2007). I grew up at the foot of the Wichita Mountains in Oklahoma, so I am intimately familiar with this scrub brush landscape and these hard-bitten, laconic plainsfolk. They are my people.…

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Episode 007 – The Uninvited

2015-10-23 :: Ericca Long and Cole Roulain
Length: 40s

Why do I enjoy this film so much? In the simplest terms, The Uninvited (1944) features a big house by the sea I really want to live in. Put that together with a great puzzle to solve, and I think this is a corker of a film. A couple of…

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Episode 006 – The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

2015-10-12 :: Ericca Long and Cole Roulain
Length: 57s

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) ripped into my life on Thanksgiving 1984 and I have, gratefully, never fully recovered. It was spawned from the belly of a country that was sick and sad during my earliest formative years. As a nation, we were burdened with post-Watergate paranoia, the exhaustion…

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Episode 005 – Mahanagar

2015-10-02 :: Ericca Long and Cole Roulain
Length: 35s

What does it mean to set out in an unknown world, independent and eager? What does it mean to set out in a world when you have never known independence and when eagerness is considered shameful? Satyajit Ray’s landmark work Mahanagar (1963), or The Big City, seeks to explore these…

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Episode 004 – It’s a Gift

2015-09-17 :: Ericca Long and Cole Roulain
Length: 48s

I have an abiding fondness for a number of comedians from cinema’s infancy. Buster Keaton is a true daredevil and a genius, in my estimation. It never fails to make me laugh when Stan Laurel brings Oliver Hardy that bag of hard boiled eggs and nuts in the hospital. The…

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Episode 003 – Hannah and Her Sisters

2015-09-02 :: Ericca Long and Cole Roulain
Length: 54s

Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) made me want to be a film director. Maybe it was that rosy glow the film cast over me as a young person, which we try to describe several times in the episode – the cast, the music, the poetry, the setting. Maybe it was…

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Episode 002 – The Old Dark House

2015-08-20 :: Ericca Long and Cole Roulain
Length: 44s

When it came to deciding on my first selection for the show, it was simple. There was no other choice for me but the film I have seen more than any other, James Whale’s The Old Dark House (1932). Whale is one of the primary architects of classic horror cinema,…

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Episode 001 – Rebecca

2015-08-08 :: Ericca Long and Cole Roulain
Length: 43s

The choice of Rebecca (1940) as not only the kick off episode but my kick off episode was an easy one. It was my first revival in a movie theatre setting; my first black and white on the big screen. An adult and heady choice for a kid. I felt…

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