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Cabin in the Woods Film Festival Podcast – Ep 10 – Compliance

Posted on Sep 19, 2012 by | 2 comments

And we’re back! This time Angela (of The Film Confessional Podcast) and I come to you with a very special episode of the Cabin in the Woods Film Festival Podcast (you can tell by the far more serious theme music), as I have attempted to trick Angela into watching the film Compliance and she, being an intelligent modern woman, didn’t fall for it because she knows I am a liar. That all being said, after countless debate on how I would edit this show I have finally completed a show in which we debate for an hour on whether or not I am a bad person because I watched Compliance. There are a lot of layers.

But beyond that we discuss the merits of psychological torture, marketing exploitation movies, whether or not Compliance would classify as a exploitation film due to its subject matter and Angela’s trust issues, which I try to manipulate whenever I can for your listening enjoyment. That’s right dear listeners, I face the wrath of a woman scorned so you can listen to me getting yelled at. You’re welcome.

As always, thanks for listening!

Opening Theme – Help, I’m Alive by Metric
Closing Music – Little Talks by Of Mice and Men

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Matt Gamble
I review movies. I run a movie theatre. I annoy people. I let my dogs lick my face whenever they want. Sometimes I'm even a halfway decent human.
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  1. I love it how half of this podcast is Matt essentially throwing his toys out of his playpen because Angela wouldn’t go to the movie with him.

    There was some really good stuff in this one. I haven’t made it out to see the film yet, and even though this was a spoiler-filled podcast, I’m even more intrigued about it. It sounds like an interesting case study for further discussion on what makes a film exploitative — a term I am always eager to pin down. It sounds like it left Matt feeling that “challenging” and “exploitative” are exclusive of one another… maybe I’m wrong.

    Anyhow, an interesting analysis.

    • James, that is most apt description of CITW I’ve ever heard.

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