Thursday, May 30, 2024

Podcast: Dancer in the Dark / Dick Johnson Is Dead – Episode 399

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This week on the InSession Film Podcast, we review Lars von Trier’s Dancer in the Dark as it celebrates its 20th anniversary and we also discuss Kirsten Johnson’s latest documentary Dick Johnson is Dead!

The two films we talk about on this episode aren’t the liveliest of films, although Dick Johnson is Dead has its moments of levity, but despite how dour they may be, we hope the conversation is thought-provoking and vivacious enough. In addition to those reviews, we also talk a little Harry Potter as JD is currently re-watching the entire series.

On that note, check out this week’s show and let us know what you think in the comment section. Thanks for listening and for supporting the InSession Film Podcast!

– Movie Review: Dancer in the Dark (5:25)
Director: Lars von Trier
Writer: Lars von Trier
Stars: Björk, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse

– Notes / The Painter and the Thief / Harry Potter (47:45)
This week for our discussion segment, as mentioned above, we talk a little Harry Potter as JD continues his re-watch of all the films. It may not be timely, but it’s always fun to talk Potter and everything that franchise offers. Brendan also gives his thoughts on the documentary The Painter and the Thief, one of the better docs of 2020.


RELATED: Listen to Episode 393 of the InSession Film Podcast where we discussed Batman and Batman Returns!


– Movie Review: Dick Johnson is Dead (1:12:38)
Director: Kirsten Johnson
Writer: Nels Bangerter, Kirsten Johnson
Stars: Kirsten Johnson, Dick Johnson

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– Music

I’ve Seen It All – Bjork
Hedwig’s Theme – John Williams
Gloria in Excelsis Deo – Andrea Montepaone
The Return of the Eagle – Atli Örvarsson

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InSession Film Podcast – Episode 399


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Episode 400 Celebration

Movie Draft: Franchises


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JD Duran
JD Duran
InSession Film founder and owner. I love film. Love art. Love how it intersects with our real lives. My favorite movies include Citizen Kane, The 400 Blows, Modern Times, The Godfather and The Tree of Life. Follow me on Twitter @RealJDDuran. Follow us @InSessionFilm.

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