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Sordid Cinema 505: Fantastic Fest Special



Sordid Cinema Podcast Fantastic Fest

The Martian, Love & Peace, and Yakuza Apocalypse

With Love & Peace, Sion Sono comes out of his comfort zone to deliver a startlingly touching and accessible film that the whole family can enjoy. Based on a screenplay he wrote two decades ago, Sion Sono gives the rock movie a makeover by fusing together slapstick – romance – politics – classic Hollywood Christmas movies – Tokusatsu films, puppetry, and stop-motion animation. In our main event, we discuss this bizarre movie before moving on to Yakuza Apocalypse, the latest from Takashi Miike which recaptures the spirit of the director’s earlier work that made him famous. But first, we take some time to discuss The Martian, the latest in a series of realistic science fiction films that eschew the space opera elements of the genre and concentrate instead on believable aspects. Joining us is Victor Stiff. All this and more.

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Launched in 2007, Sordid Cinema is one of the longest-running film podcasts. Following a long absence (let’s call it an extended break), Ricky D is back on the Sordid Cinema beat, accompanied by his new co-host, Patrick Murphy. The Sordid Cinema Podcast makes its return, with a new format that sees hosts Ricky D and Patrick Murphy discussing some of our favorite genre films over the years that may have flown under the radar for some audiences. This new version of the long-running show will focus more on discussion and less, on reviews, as we hope to examine the selections from a multitude of angles and break down what makes these films so special. Brought to you by the former editors of Sound on Sight, Sordid Cinema is Goomba Stomp’s Film and TV section and a leading source of movie reviews, and discussion from the world of international, independent, cult and genre cinema. We cover film festivals around the world including Cannes, TIFF, Fantasia, NYFF, Tribeca, Fantastic Fest, SXSW, FNC, Venice, Berlin, and more.

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