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Moonwalker (1988) ***

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Movie Matters [Music] Vol. 7 - Guess the Giallo Grooves

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With 2016 finally drawing to a close we would like to wish each and every one of our loyal listeners a very Happy New Year! Recorded earlier this year and saved for this celebratory occasion, we invite you to enjoy the return of Movie Matters [Music]: our spin-off series where soaring, bombastic, introspective and timeless film scores reverberate. To begin Volume 7, Lee Howard plays quizmaster and challenges co-hosts Michael Mackenzie and Dan Sardella to a “Guess the Giallo Grooves” game, how many can you answer correctly? The trio then curate a grab bag of tracks chosen by themselves as well as featuring a number of long overdue listener soundtrack requests (many thanks to Phil Walsh, Bryan McGrath, Wilson McLachlan and Tony Black).



As is our custom, we’ve deliberately omitted the track listing from this post in an attempt to keep the soundtrack choices a surprise. On that note, beware of reading the “links for reference” below if you do not wish to see any potential spoilers. However…

Innerspace (1987) ****

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1990: The Bronx Warriors (1982) ***

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The Handmaiden (2016) ****

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Selma (2014) ***1/2

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Focus On Film: Episode 48 – March 2017 Criterion Titles

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Focus On FilmEpisode 48 is up!
Download the MP3 HERE​Rygar returns after a 2-month absence to combat Danman's ennui.
**Spoilers re: the ending of NOCTURNAL ANIMALS begin at 46:00 and end at 49:00**

In this episode: March 2017 Criterion CollectionTitles AnnouncementBest & Worst Of The Month – THE SHALLOWS (2016), PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE(2002), NOCTURNAL ANIMALS (2016),  ON DANGEROUS GROUND (1951)Criterion Most Wanted
"Focus On Film Theme" & commercial music: Daniel Sardella


Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) ***1/2

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Manchester By The Sea (2016) ****

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Dreams (1990) ****

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Creepshow 2 (1987) ***

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Black Christmas (1974) ****1/2

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The Lobster (2015) ****

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) ****

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Probably the best battle sequences of any SW film, one of the best Vader moments of any SW film, Mendelsohnwas so perfectly cast and so deliciously sinister, Whitakerwas unfortunately so very bad (awful acting). Otherwise no truly annoying characters, K-2 was a droid to rival C-3PO, and I was thoroughly entertained throughout.

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010) ***

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Nocturnal Animals (2016) ****1/2

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I'm seeing a lot of divisive opinions about this film and that pleases me. Often when this happens (people giving either very low or very high ratings), I tend to really love the film in question, as I did this film. Another example is ONLY GOD FORGIVES. Unlike that film, NOCTURNAL ANIMALS isn't cryptic or hard to follow, but it's masterfully constructed. The scenes that take place in present day with Amy Adams gave me a very De Palma vibe and the scenes representing the book that Jake Gyllenhaal wrote gave me a very Lynch vibe. The 3 leads are all on their game and the ending is perfect. I can't wait to see this again so I can absorb more details.

Extraordinary Tales (2013) ***1/2

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Metropolis (1927) ****

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Stand By Me (1986) ****1/2

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The Wailing (2016) ***1/2

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Everest (2015) ***1/2

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WolfCop (2014) **

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Christine (2016) ****

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Moonlight (2016) ****1/2

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Time Bandits (1981) ****

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The Squid And The Whale (2005) ****1/2

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