Cinecast #25: Locked Inside A Heart-Shaped Box
Tuesday, 02 August 2005 01:00
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What's more indulgent than a troubled rock star roaming the woods for 97 minutes in a heroin-induced haze? How about two movie geeks spending 15 minutes talking about it? Maybe you haven't noticed, but "Good Will Hunting" director Gus Van Sant has spent the last few years making some of the most interesting and technically inventive films of his career. His latest, "Last Days," employs the non-traditional narrative structure he used in 2002's "Gerry" and 2003's "Elephant" to construct the final hours of the late Kurt Cobain. Like his re-imagining of the Columbine shootings in "Elephant," Van Sant diffuses potentially provocative subject matter with careful, deliberate pacing (read: really slow) and an absolute respect for his subject matter. So load up on guns, bring your friends ... "Last Days" is a "minor masterpiece!" -- Sam Hallgren, Cinecast

The film is currently playing in Los Angeles, New York, Portland, San Francisco and Seattle with a wider release on Friday.

Also on the show, listeners challenge Cinecast on the definition of "antihero" and share their Top 5's. Plus, Massacre Theatre, and we preview Friday's countdown of the Top 5 Movies of the Year (So Far) by revealing our Top 5 Worst Movies of the Year (So Far).

Music by Dan Bern courtesy of Messenger Records ... Cinecast theme music by Age of the Rifle.

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Cinecast #25
:27-15:37 - Review: "Last Days"
16:45-26:59 - Cinecast Notes, Listener Feedback
27:55-30:20 - Massacre Theatre
30:21-32:57 - Top 5 Worst Movies of the Year (So Far)

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