Welcome to episode 16 of the Movie Homework Podcast! We’re in a goofy mood at the start of the show discussing various zeitgeist-y things such as Magic Mike, The Amazing Spider-Man and the divorce of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. We also discuss the fact that Ari got called out on the latest episode of the podcast Gene’s Jobs, after giving the podcast a four star rating on iTunes. Ari swears that he did it accidentally, but not everyone believes him. Mariam caught up with the 1976 Visconti film The Innocent and Ari discusses watching Albert Brooks’ Modern Romance.
Ari’s pick this week was Alex Proyas’ 1998 sci-fi film Dark City. It’s set in a vaguely 1940s-ish film noir city where mysterious beings can control and manipulate both people and their surroundings. Although a box-office failure when released it has attracted a considerable cult following and many see it as a forerunner to the following year’s megahit the Matrix. But is it a hidden gem or mearly an interesting curio?
Mariam’s choice was Peter Weir’s 1975 film Picnic at Hanging Rock. Set in an all-girls boarding school at the turn of the twentieth century it tells the story of a mysterious disappearance of a group of girls and the impact it has on the school itself and the community which surrounds it.
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