After the jump, you'll find the new episode of the Travis Bickle on the Riviera movie podcast!
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This week on the podcast, Joe McCulloch returns to talk about these films:
0:00:00 - 0:37:35 - Both Sean and Joe watched Only God Forgives (2013), directed by Nicholas Winding Refn, starring Ryan Gosling, Kristen Scott Thomas, Vithaya Pansringarm, and Ratha Phongam. Also mentioned - Refn's Drive and Pusher films, the Guardian video interview we mention, the Hostel films, Alejandro Jodorowsky's work, specifically Santa Sangre, Shinya Tsukamoto's Tokyo Fist, Tropical Malady, early Cronenberg, and Tony Jaa's Ong-Bak films.
Also Joe found the Miss Marple movie Refn directed online, which exists.
0:37:36 - 0:52:55 - Joe also watched Berberian Sound Studio (2013), directed by Peter Strickland, starring Toby Jones. Also discussed in this section: the legacy of Mary Whitehouse, Broadcast, Dario Argento and the Argento doc World of Horror, Cigarette Burns, Blow Out, Blow Up, Deep Red, Lords of Salem.
0:52:56 - 1:00:09 - Sean watched Boarding Gate (2007), directed by Olivier Assayas, starring Asia Argento, Michael Madsen, Carl Ng, and Kelly Lin. Also mentioned in this section: Summer Hours, Demonlover, The Girlfriend Experience, Collateral, The Limits of Control, Taken, Asia Argento's other films, and From Paris With Love.
1:00:10 - 1:11:07 - And finally, Joe watched Trash Humpers (2009), directed by Harmony Korine, starring Korine, Rachel Korine, Travis Nicholson, and Brian Kotzur. Also mentioned in this section - Korine's other films, Larry Clark's work with Korine, Korine on the Soup, and The Brown Bunny.
Our outro music this week was "Gemini" from Simonetti-Morante-Pignatelli's (the guys who used to be Goblin) Tenebre score.
NEXT TIME - Passion, Snowtown, other stuff. For realz this time. Probably.
[This column originally appeared at comiXology in December of 2010.]
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