Filmspotting #155: The Namesake / Battleship Potemkin / Top 5 Fathers & Sons
Friday, 06 April 2007 01:00

April 6: What happens when Adam and Sam can't make it to an early screening of the most anticipated film of the year ("Grindhouse")? They end up seeing a movie that one of them claims is the best film of the year so far: Mira Nair's adaptation of Jhumpa Lahiri's debut novel, "The Namesake." Another example of a film that is being misrepresented by its advertising, "The Namesake" offers much more than just a chance to see if Kumar can pull off a serious role.

Also on the show: Sam offers a rebuttal to Adam's take on "The Lookout," and Adam weighs in on "Blades of Glory" -- a film that Sam VanPerbole labelled "dangerous" a week ago. Also, after a two-week hiatus, Filmspotting returns to its Silent Movies Marathon with Sergei Eisenstein's highly revered "Battleship Potemkin."

Plus, Listener Feedback, Massacre Theatre and, tying in with "The Namesake," Filmspotting's Top 5 Movies About Fathers and Sons.

Music by Neko Case courtesy of Bloodshot Records.

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Filmspotting #155
:19-3:56 - Sam on "The Lookout"
3:57-7:06 - Adam on "Blades of Glory"
7:07-17:00 - Review: "The Namesake"
Music: Neko Case, "We've Never Met"
17:51-20:22 - Corrections, Notes
20:23-34:39 - Listener Feedback (Female Friendships, Career Reboots)
Music: Neko Case, "Bought and Sold"
35:35-38:53 - Massacre Theatre (Winner: Sarah Staggs)
38:54-47:10 - Silents #3: "Battleship Potemkin"
Music: Neko Case, "Things That Scare Me"
47:47-49:51 - New DVDs, Donations
49:52-54:45 - Feedback cont., Poll Questions
54:46-1:07:15 - Top 5: Fathers & Sons
1:07:17-1:08:46 - Close/Next Show

- This is a re-publish of the re-publish of #155(a) from earlier in the morning due to some technical issues with our feed. Sorry for the confusion.
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