Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week staff writer Danny King, associate editor Nick Newman, and I are joined by Peter Labuza of The Cinephiliacs. We begin with a retrospective of the themes of Michael Haneke before diving into the director’s newest, Academy Award-nominated film, Amour. To wrap up, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and DVD in the coming week, which include End of Watch, Ivan’s Childhood, Movie 43, and more. Then we give you our random recommendations of things we watched on our own this week.
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00:00 – 16:21 – Introductions and the Themes of Michael Haneke.
16:21 – 40:21 – Review of Amour
40:21-1:00:20 – Spoilers for Amour
1:00:21 – 1:18:36 – Picks for Next Week, Closing Remarks, and Outtakes.
Opening music comes courtesy of Joy Division.
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