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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.

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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.

    Dark Carnivals - A look at the collision between sideshow and high society

    Dark Carnivals - A look at the collision between sideshow and high society

    This week, Carsten and Stephen take a look at Guillermo del Toro's new blend of horror and film noir in his reimagining of the collision between the side show and high society, Nightmare Alley, inspired by the 1947 film starring Tyrone Power and the original novel by William Lindsay Gresham. The show also takes a look at the original film and other cinematic trips to the carnival and travelling performers like Tod Browning's Freaks and the sound remake of Browning's The Unholy Three; 1980's Carny with Jodie Foster, Gary Busey and Robbie Robertson; Disney's Something Wicked This Way Comes and a couple of overseas classics, Fellini's La Strada and Bergman's The Magician.

    So step right up, and if there's any trouble, just call out "Hey Rube!"



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    • 55 min
    A Little Song, A Little Dance - The return of the movie musical

    A Little Song, A Little Dance - The return of the movie musical

    This week, Carsten & Stephen take a look at the return of the movie musical, with three new productions on the big and small screens starting with Steven Spielberg's highly anticipated remake of the Broadway and Hollywood classic West Side Story, plus modern musical maestro Lin-Manuel Miranda makes his directorial debut with his adaptation of Jonathan "Rent" Larson's tick, tick...BOOM! and sees his pre-Hamilton success In the Heights make it to the big screen earlier this year. There's also a look at the original West Side Story, the 2005 adaptation of Larson's Rent and the work of the late Stephen Sondheim, who collaborated with Leonard Bernstein on West Side Story and was a huge influence on the musicals that followed.



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    • 56 min
    Noir-vember 2021 - A look at some of the best in hard-boiled cinema

    Noir-vember 2021 - A look at some of the best in hard-boiled cinema

    This week, Carsten & Stephen follow the Noir-vember tradition of delving into hard-boiled cinema with some of the best known and under-appreciated titles in the genre, with heavy hitters like Double Indemnity, Laura and Out of the Past, alongside terrific thrillers like Phantom Lady, The Asphalt Jungle, No Way Out and Niagara.



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    • 55 min
    Soho, So Good- A look at Edgar Wright's new thriller 'Last Night In Soho'

    Soho, So Good- A look at Edgar Wright's new thriller 'Last Night In Soho'

    In this episode, Carsten & Stephen take a look at U.K. director Edgar Wright's new thriller 'Last Night in Soho'. Stepping out of his comedy comfort zone, Wright tells a gripping and lurid tale of a young fashion student's trip through time and into terror when she comes to London and becomes embroiled in the city's nightlife and a fantasy vision of the swinging '60s that goes horribly awry. The show looks at some of the many films that influenced the storytelling of Wright and writing partner Krysty Wilson-Cairns, from depictions of the time in Beat Girl and The Pleasure Girls to '60s psychological thrillers like Repulsion, Blood and Black Lace and The Collector.



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    • 58 min
    Been There, Dune That

    Been There, Dune That

    In this episode of Lens Me Your Ears, Carsten & Stephen discuss the long-awaited sci-fi epic DUNE, directed by Canada's own Denis Villeneuve, the first half of his visionary interpretation of the epic Frank Herbert novel.

    Along with Dune, Carsten and Stephen also took a look back at David Lynch's own mixed bag of spice with his 1984 version, and the documentary Jodorowsky's Dune about the first failed attempt to bring Dune to the screen by psychedelic surrealist Alejandro Jordorowsky in the early 1970s. Sticking to the big screen sci-fi adaptation theme, the show also reexamines Starship Troopers, John Carter, Mortal Engines, Howl's Moving Castle and Paprika.



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    • 58 min
    No Time to Digress - A look at the 25th official James Bond film 'No Time To Die'

    No Time to Digress - A look at the 25th official James Bond film 'No Time To Die'

    This week, avowed 007-philes Carsten & Stephen take a look at the long-awaited 25th official James Bond film No Time to Die, which is also Daniel Craig's (Madeleine) swan song as the unstoppable MI6 secret agent with a license to kill. There are spoilers galore in this examination of the film and discussion of where the 007 franchise could be headed with thoughts about who could step into the shoes of Craig (and Brosnan, and Dalton, and Moore, and Lazenby, and Connery) and who could put a fresh spin on the never-ending spy story from the director's chair.



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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

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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.

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Two thumbs up!

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Informative and fun!

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