Crazy people making movies, that then get discussed by crazy people watching them. Those are the best ways to describe this week’s Lambcast. The Winner of the “Palme d’or” at this year’s Cannes Film Festival arrives on the LAMB with a bang.
Is it a horror film, a socially conscious feminist take down of convention, a transphobic waste of time, or an artistic bravura achievement? Our guests this week are not really in agreement, although our discussion of the film was perfectly pleasant. The Vern, Howard Casner and Rishabh Vashishtha join Richard for an attempt at making sense of this movie.
An exotic dancing car show model, is revealed to be a serial killer, and goes on the run by assuming the identity of a long missing child. Along the way there are various moments of self mutilation, autoerotic sex with machinery and some body horror images that are revoltingly hypnotic. Do you know the Macarena? or do you just think you do? Masculinity, gender roles and delusion are all part of writer/director Julia Ducournau’s sophomore effort.
We discover that Howard is unshockable, Rishabh is more innocent than we thought and The Vern has seen way too many extreme films.
Cinema Seat Selection Survey 3:00
Spoiler Free Discussion 5:45
Thar be Spoilers here 34:45
Who is Counting and Why (A Game?) 1:27:20
The Vern Cinema Recall Podcast
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