Podcast: Go See 12 Years a Slave, All is Lost, and Avoid CBGB

Categories: Film and TV

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Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years a Slave.
On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, Village Voice film editor Alan Scherstuhl and L.A. Weekly film critic Amy Nicholson disagree on Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave -- a beautifully shot film, contrasting the all-too-visible evil of mankind.

They endorse All is Lost, a genuine nail-biter, scrupulously made and fully involving, elemental in its simplicity.

Voice music editor Brian McManus joins Alan to discuss CBGB, a movie about the NYC rock club that should probably be avoided.


Amy has five new Netflix recommendations, Brian encourages us to check out A Band Called Death, out on Netflix now, and Alan suggests the 316-minute Eight Deadly Shots.

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Jack Hanley
Jack Hanley

Listening to the dim and infantile tripe of Amy Nicholson's disparaging review of 12 Years a Slave (mostly because it got a little too "real" for her) makes me yearn for a return to intellectualism in American criticism. Can we formulate a plan to trade her for the ghost of Pauline Kael?

John Mccall
John Mccall

Don't forget Captain Phillips. Don't waste your $$$! on GRAVITY. Stupid story with interesting special effects.

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