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Ep. 31: Green Zone / Winter DVD Series Wrap – Cold Souls / Dancer in the Dark

March 21st, 2010

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Paul Greengrass uncovers something other than WMD in Green Zone, Paul Giamatti channels Chekhov in Cold Souls and Bjork just does what she has to do in Lars von Trier's Dancer in the Dark. All this, plus the results of our Comment Contest in this episode of pdxfilmcast!

Music: Foo Fighters, "The Pretender" / moe., "Letter Home"

Show notes: The Iraq war documentary Evan mentions is called Gunner Palace. It's a 2004 film directed by Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker.

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Ep. 30: The Crazies / The Class / Everyone’s a Critic - Shutter Island / Breaking the Waves

March 8th, 2010

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In this slightly unhinged episode of pdxfilmcast, Josh and Evan review Breck Eisner's Romero-remake The Crazies, debate what can be gleaned from Laurent Cantet's The Class and kick off their Lars von Trier Import by examining his 1996 film Breaking the Waves. Amidst all this, they bring some outside perspectives to Shutter Island with "Everyone's a Critic", a new segment that takes a look at what other cinephiles are saying about a featured new release.

Featured in "Everyone's a Critic": Reviews by Dustin Putman and The Wall Street Journal's John Anderson

Music: Heart - "Crazy on You" / Madonna - "Crazy for You" / Britney Spears - "(You Drive Me) Crazy"

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