This week we begin by discussing the recently-announced recipients of this yearâs Honorary Oscars, which leads us to several Oscar-related issues of the past, including the 1937 Best Actress race and the much-maligned Best Picture winner of 1941. Masculinity is alive and well, as Guy Pearce exercises badass tendencies in David Michodâs âThe Rover,â which, thankfully for Pete, Jacki Weaver was absent from, while the talent on show in Scandinavian crime drama âThe Keeper of Lost Causesâ had Cal clamouring for more. By contrast, there are reviews of two films from female directors, with Gillian Robespierreâs indie comedy âObvious Childâ tackling the tricky subject of abortion, and Kelly Reichardtâs âNight Movesâ deconstructing the folly of environmental activism. Pete walked out of the latter at Venice and did not turn back, but tune in to find out whether he managed to finish it at the second time of asking. Meanwhile, Cal has much to say about the sexual politics in John Slatteryâs âGodâs Pocket,â Pete dictates when co-incidences in film scripts are acceptable, and we bitch about a particularly unwelcome trend in world cinema. Elsewhere, Cal is baffled by a bizarre Robert Pattinson car sing-a-long, thereâs a rare shout-out for a former co-star of Dakota Fanning, and there is some serious trepidation in advance of next weekâs trashy-looking Rowan Joffe thriller.
The Week's News: The Academy announces the recipients of this year's honorary Oscars [3:10 - 13:50]
Reviews of: Night Moves Obvious Child The Keeper of Lost Causes God's Pocket [25:35 - 1:04:00]
Closing Segment: Our take on David Michod's revenge thriller "The Rover," starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson!
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