1 hr 6 min

"The Circle," "A Streetcar Named Desire," "A History of Violence" Grierson & Leitch

    • TV & Film

Tom Hanks. Emma Watson. John Boyega. Dave Eggers. Patton Oswalt. Bill Paxton, in his last film. The kid from "Boyhood." The guy who directed "The End of the Tour" and "The Spectacular Now." Yes, "The Circle" is a movie with nearly unparalleled pedigree, based off a well-regarded book by one of America's most beloved authors. So how in the world did "The Circle" end up being so jaw-droppingly horrible? We try to dig into what happened. Then, in our Reboot segment, we look back at 1951's "A Streetcar Named Desire," with Vivien Leigh, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden and, of course, a feral, animalistic Marlon Brandon in a performance that changed screen acting forever. And we wrap up with 2005's "A History of Violence," David Cronenberg's adaptation of a famous graphic novel that features Viggo Mortensen, Mario Bello, Ed Harris and William Hurt grappling with, well, violence, and its history. Timestamps: 6:05 "The Circle" 27:40 "A Streetcar Named Desire" 46:02 "A History of Violence" We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@newrepublic.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast. Opening Song: "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" Nitty Gritty Dirty Band Closing Song: "Me, Marlon Brando, Marlon Brandon and I," R.E.M.
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Tom Hanks. Emma Watson. John Boyega. Dave Eggers. Patton Oswalt. Bill Paxton, in his last film. The kid from "Boyhood." The guy who directed "The End of the Tour" and "The Spectacular Now." Yes, "The Circle" is a movie with nearly unparalleled pedigree, based off a well-regarded book by one of America's most beloved authors. So how in the world did "The Circle" end up being so jaw-droppingly horrible? We try to dig into what happened. Then, in our Reboot segment, we look back at 1951's "A Streetcar Named Desire," with Vivien Leigh, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden and, of course, a feral, animalistic Marlon Brandon in a performance that changed screen acting forever. And we wrap up with 2005's "A History of Violence," David Cronenberg's adaptation of a famous graphic novel that features Viggo Mortensen, Mario Bello, Ed Harris and William Hurt grappling with, well, violence, and its history. Timestamps: 6:05 "The Circle" 27:40 "A Streetcar Named Desire" 46:02 "A History of Violence" We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@newrepublic.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast. Opening Song: "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" Nitty Gritty Dirty Band Closing Song: "Me, Marlon Brando, Marlon Brandon and I," R.E.M.
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1 hr 6 min

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