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Hosts and film critics Stephen Cooke and Cartsen Knox go and see a movie together, which then leads to a conversation about other classic and not-so classic related films.

LENS ME YOUR EARS LENS ME YOUR EARS

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    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Hosts and film critics Stephen Cooke and Cartsen Knox go and see a movie together, which then leads to a conversation about other classic and not-so classic related films.

    Deakins' Blues (and Greens and Reds)

    Deakins' Blues (and Greens and Reds)

    For the latest edition of Lens Me Your Ears, we have a look at master cinematographer Roger Deakins, famous for his work with the Coen Brothers, who we swear we will get to in a future episode. Right now, his latest collaboration with director Sam Mendes, Empire of Light is gracing cinema screens, and this week Carsten & Stephen take a look at his career going back to his feature debut with Justine: Or the Misfortunes of Virtue starring royal scandal participant Koo Stark, and through work with directors like Martin Scorsese (Kundun), John Sayles (Passion Fish) and the aforementioned Mendes (Revolutionary Road), plus the Kinks' Ray Davies' experimental longform music video Return to Waterloo.



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    Carsten’s twitter: @FlawInTheIris

    • 54 min
    Sight & Sound List 2022

    Sight & Sound List 2022

    This week Carsten & Stephen scroll through the new Sight & Sound list of the top 100 films of all time, which stirred up the cineaste stew by unseating champions like Vertigo and Citizen Kane with Chantal Akerman's study in domestic intensity, Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles. This show takes a look at the two Akerman titles that appear on the list, including her documentary News From Home, plus titles that have as yet escaped their gaze like Claire Denis's Beau Travail; Roberto Rossellini's Journey to Italy; a landmark of African cinema, Touki Bouki; and a return to the realm of Iranian cinema with Abbas Kiarostami's Close-Up.



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    Carsten’s twitter: @FlawInTheIris

    • 55 min
    Angela Lansbury & Robbie Coltrane

    Angela Lansbury & Robbie Coltrane

    Carsten & Stephen back at the careers of two recently departed stars who hail from Ol' Blighty, screen/stage/TV legend Angela Lansbury and the great comedic character actor Robbie Coltrane. For the Murder She Wrote star, we go back to her debut in the classic thriller Gaslight in 1944, and look at films from throughout her career like The Picture of Dorian Gray, Bedknobs & Broomsticks and the underappreciated black comedy Something for Everyone, plus her final appearance, in the latest Knives Out mystery Glass Onion. For Robbie Coltrane, we check out a couple of his rare starring roles, in the Canadian-shot Yves Simoneau comedy Perfectly Normal (co-written by Paul "Whale Music" Quarrington) and the UK farce Nuns on the Run with Monty Python's Eric Idle, directed by My Cousin Vinny's Jonathan Lynn

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    • 55 min
    Get Carter ... Burwell

    Get Carter ... Burwell

    This week, Carsten & Stephen take a look at the films of Carter Burwell, the New York-based film composer best known for his long-running collaboration with the Coen Brothers, but who has worked with many other filmmakers over the years, which is the work this episode will focus on. Don't worry, we'll be doing a Coen Brothers show one of these days, that's pretty much a given.



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    • 55 min
    RomComBombardment - Romcoms both well-known and overlooked!

    RomComBombardment - Romcoms both well-known and overlooked!

    Carsten & Stephen get out their handkerchiefs for a romantic comedy cornucopia inspired by the recent releases Ticket to Paradise and Bros, and a look back at some romcoms well-known (Love Actually, Libeled Lady) and overlooked (Imagine Me and You, But I'm a Cheerleader, The Incredible Jessica James) for the ultimate cinematic meet-cute



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    • 55 min
    Scary Stuff! 'Barbarian' plus '80s Horror gems offered by Criterion Channel!

    Scary Stuff! 'Barbarian' plus '80s Horror gems offered by Criterion Channel!

    In this episode, Carsten & Stephen discuss Barbarian, plus a sampling of the '80s Horror gems being offered by Criterion Channel, just in time for Halloween. Down Under thrills from the Aussie giallo Next of Kin, Euro-chills from the Dutch classic The Vanishing, high concept spills by the remake of The Blob, and much, much more, plus a tribute to the late Jeff Barnaby, the skilled Mi'kmaq horror maestro whose Blood Quantum and Rhymes for Young Ghouls are powerful features that are also perfect to watch at this time of year.



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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Europa32 ,

A new highlight of my podcast playlist!

Are you a movie geek? No? Me either. But I love me some podcasts, and this one is most enjoyable - friendly on the ears, not over-produced, with knowledgeable hosts who enjoy what they are discussing without giving you that trapped-in-an-elevator-with-an-expert kind of vibe.

Death by earworm ,

Two thumbs up!

Loved it! Looking forwad to the next one.

Milkeyedmender ,

Informative and fun!

Amazing. Can't wait for the next one!

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