Still Watching the Skies: 2017 Christmas Special “Secret Santa III”
Robert, Nat, and Cody are joined by returning guest Angela Fabbrini (with Jim Laczkowski of Voices & Visions being present in spirit) as we throw our third annual Secret Santa party. Who gave what to whom is the mystery of the episode as we take turns discussing five movies especially chosen for their recipients by their secret Santas.
Our unplanned for theme this year is eat, drink, and be merry as food and drink play a role in a significant number of movies. On tap is James Whale’s divorce drama ONE MORE RIVER, the “ramen western” TAMPOPO, the magical realism romance LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE, Ashley Judd and Michael Shannon trapped in a motel room and their own delusions in BUG, and Ken Loach’s whisky themed redemption drama/heist film THE ANGELS’ SHARE.
There’s a lot to discuss. Did the films go down like a fine Scotch? Do we have a hankering for Mexican food? Or perhaps we’d like to savor a fine broth of ramen before wandering on to our next destination? Did we feel we got fine gifts or where there some lumps of coal sprinkled in?
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Next month, we journey back to New Zealand and the humble beginnings of the director of one of the biggest franchises on the planet with Peter Jackson’s BAD TASTE. Is this perhaps the most disreputable film ever directed by an eventual Best Director winner? You’ll have to tune in next month to find out.