Happy summer! The sixth episode of the Much Ado About Cinema podcast has arrived!
In this episode, I talk to Hannah Ryan and Llewyn Taing about movie-watching in the summer! We get into the summer “blockbuster” trope, whether it is still relevant, and some of the summer movies we are looking forward to this season. Hope you enjoy!
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Most of the films I’ve covered on this site thus far have been very dark and gritty critically acclaimed dramas, or completely terrible and underwhelming misfires. Because of this, it may seem like I only enjoy depressing and cynical things. This is not true. In reality, I’m a giant softie.
One minute I’ll be watching a really disturbing and sad episode of Black Mirror, and the next I won’t shut up about how fantastic Paddington 2 is. However, as much as I love Paddington 2, the film that has made me the happiest this year is Faces Places. This is a new documentary from the famous French street artist JR, and the very famous French filmmaker Agnes Varda, who was the only woman making films in the French new wave. She and JR seem like very different people at first, but they end up being the perfect people to helm this film.
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