FS #198: In Bruges / 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days / Oscar Picks / Top 5 Love Scenes
Thursday, 14 February 2008 19:00
February 15: "In Bruges," the new dark comedy from playwright-turned-director Martin McDonagh, finds hitmen Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson biding their time in the title's quaint, medieval city. After watching the film, Matty hasn't been able to stop asking his confused friends and family, "In effing Bruges??" -- complete with faux Irish accent. Find out whether or not that's a good thing. Plus, your hosts make time to discuss Cristian Mungiu's 2007 Cannes Palme d'Or winner, "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days." Adam has been singing the challenging film's praises for months. Will Matty join him in condemning the Academy for failing to nominate "4 Months" for Best Foreign-Language Film?

Speaking of the Academy, Filmspotting welcomes A.V. Club editor Keith Phipps to share their 2008 Oscar Picks, and also help the lads steam up the booth with their Top 5 Love Scenes (in honor of Valentine's Day.) For more, be sure to check out Matt Singer and company's fine work over at IFC -- "The 50 Greatest Sex Scenes in Cinema."

Music by The Rosebuds courtesy of Merge Records.

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Listen to Filmspotting #198

Filmspotting #198
:23-12:51 - Review: "In Bruges"
12:52-17:29 - Review: "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days"
Music: The Rosebuds, "Boxcar"
18:00-23:13 - Audio Feedback, Notes, Polls
23:14-25:46 - Matty's Movie Minute
25:47-32:38 - Listener Feedback (London Movies)
Music: The Rosebuds, "Wildcast"
33:08-36:56 - Massacre Theatre (Winner: Randal McGavock)
36:57-47:30 - Oscar Picks
Music: The Rosebuds, "Leaves Do Fall"
47:54-53:19 - New DVDs, Donations
53:20-56:39 - Oscar Picks cont.
56:40-1:06:31 - Top 5: Love Scenes
1:06:32-1:09:01 - Close/Next Show/Outtake

- "Taxi to the Dark Side" is an Oscar nominee this year for Best Documentary.

- "Tiger Town" is the TV movie Matty references in his tribute to Roy Scheider.

- "London Film Location Guide" by Simon James.

- According to IMDb, the subject of "Terror's Advocate," Jacques Verg├Ęs, is "the controversial lawyer and former Free French Forces guerrilla who has defended unpopular figures such as Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie and Holocaust denier Roger Garaudy."

- Yes, Matty and guest Keith Phipps sound like they are a bit off-mic at times as compared to Adam. Part of it just has to do with the nature of our respective voices, but it is mainly due to mic positioning. We're in a new recording spot and still working out some kinks.

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