Saturday, December 9, 2023

Podcast: Sex, Lies, and Videotape / Parallel Mothers – Extra Film

This week on Extra Film, Ryan and Jay begin their Steven Soderbergh Movie Series with sex, lies, and videotapes and then they discuss Parallel Mothers!

New year, new movie series as the boys move to someone they are very familiar with in the entertaining, electric Steven Soderbergh. Before making Ocean’s movies, he started his career making small indie dramas, and with sex, lies, and videotapes, he delivered a deeply complex about how people live their lives and their loneliness. Ryan and Jay really loved this one, and it was a great start to this series.

In the back half of the episode, the boys dive back into Parallel Mothers, the latest entry from the director of their last movie series, Pedro Almodovar. In another female-focused drama starring his muse Penelope Cruz, Almodovar delivers another solid, tender movie on motherhood, with a historical take to it that doesn’t always work but is very admirable.

Thanks for listening!

– Movie Review: Sex, Lies, and Videotapes (6:17)
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Screenplay: Steven Soderbergh
Stars: James Spader, Andie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher, Laura San Giacomo

– Movie Review: Parallel Mothers (1:01:51)
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Screenplay: Pedro Almodóvar
Stars: Penélope Cruz, Milena Smit, Israel Elejalde, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón

– Music

You’ve Got A Problem – Cliff Martinez
Topic – Alberto Iglesias
The Return of the Eagle – Atli Örvarsson

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Sex, Lies, and Videotape / Parallel Mothers – Extra Film


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