Paolo Sorrentino and The Hand of God

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Al Fraser joins The Movie Morlock to discuss several films by acclaimed Italian director, Paolo Sorrentino, including his Academy Award nominated film, The Hand of God.

Al and The Morlock also talk about other Sorrention films, including The Great Beauty, and his cult film, This Must be the Place.

What else? Al saw Licorice Pizza, and it brought a twinge of nostalgia to his life growing up in Southern California in the 70s and 80s.

Looking for some new films to discover? This week’s episode has you covered.

Hitchcrock! The Later Films of Alfred Hitchcock

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This week the Movie Morlock invites film enthusiast, and Instragrammer, Richard Stracke to discuss one of the most important filmmakers of all time, Alfred Hitchcock. But while Hitchcock enjoys a stellar reputation to this day, there is no denying the fact that his last several offerings weren’t up to the same level as his most known works.

From Marnie (1964) to Family Plot (1976), the Morlock and Stracke pick apart the final five from the man with the famous profile. Bust our your rear-screen projectors, things are about to get real.

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The Trial of Licorice Pizza

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Licorice Pizza – Fun-loving, 1970’s set coming-of-age romantic comedy, or dark look at an older woman’s inappropriate relationship with a 15 year old boy set against the backdrop of gropey film producers and racist restaurant owners?

Who knew Paul Thomas Anderson’s trip down nostalgia lane was going to be so controversial? James Kent, The Movie Morlock, and his frequent cohort, Shannon tackle the controversies with two different takes on the movie.

For the Morlock, this discussion was definitely a highlight, because it is a conversation that dives beneath the surface level of a movie that sometimes gets relegated to nothing more than social media scuttle, and certain films deserve a deeper dive.

Also on this episode a brief discussion of The Lost Daughter and Power of the Dog.

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Get Back and Licorice Pizza

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It was an action-packed Thanksgiving weekend of entertainment for The Movie Morlock. He devoured all eight hours of The Beatles: Get Back on Disney plus, and he took a whirlwind same-day round-trip to NYC to catch Licorice Pizza in 70mm. 

Enjoy this episode and make sure to catch these two delights when you can.

The Wicker Man and Other Folk Horror Fun

Shannon, from Whatshannonwatched on Instagram, is back to discuss one of her favorite films. Shannon and James (The Movie Morlock) dive into director Ron Hardy’s 1973 Folk Horror classic, The Wicker Man.

Along the way there is some discussion about John Carpenter and his finest creation, Michael Myers. James saw Halloween Kills, and has a few surprisingly nice words for the new sequel.

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No Time to Die

James Bond is back after many years, and some pandemic delays. Worth the wait? The Movie Morlock shares his thoughts on Daniel Craig’s final outing as 007.

Also, it’s October so that means horror movies. And the Morlock watched a notorious stinker that he was always curious about. Hear the Morlock’s thoughts on the legendary Exorcist II: The Heretic.

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