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  • Lilo & Stitch

    Lilo & Stitch 2002

    Watched 01 May, 2015

    Today on the Movie Matters Podcast, co-hosts Lee Howard and Michael Mackenzie fill in a couple of glaring gaps in Lee's film viewing and take a look at two unique and distinctly different animated directorial debuts from the late 90s/early 00s united by shared themes of alienation, loss, suspicion towards outsiders and the need for tolerance: Brad Bird (THE INCREDIBLES, RATATOUILLE)'s critically acclaimed cult classic THE IRON GIANT and Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois (HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON)'s irreverent…

  • The Iron Giant

    The Iron Giant 1999

    Rewatched 01 May, 2015

    Today on the Movie Matters Podcast, co-hosts Lee Howard and Michael Mackenzie fill in a couple of glaring gaps in Lee's film viewing and take a look at two unique and distinctly different animated directorial debuts from the late 90s/early 00s united by shared themes of alienation, loss, suspicion towards outsiders and the need for tolerance: Brad Bird (THE INCREDIBLES, RATATOUILLE)'s critically acclaimed cult classic THE IRON GIANT and Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois (HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON)'s irreverent…

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  • To Live and Die in L.A.

    To Live and Die in L.A. 1985

    Watched 04 May, 2014 10

    In the latest episode of the Movie Matters podcast, returning to the airwaves after a brief hiatus, co-hosts Lee Howard and Michael Mackenzie explore the work of maverick director William Friedkin through two distinctly different films: 2006's chilling shocker BUG, starring Ashley Judd and Michael Shannon, and the 1985 crime thriller TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A., starring William Petersen and Willem Dafoe. In addition, we also provide an overview of Friedkin's career as a director and recount our own…

  • The Iron Giant

    The Iron Giant 1999

    Watched 17 Oct, 2014

    MOVIE MATTERS [MUSIC] VOL. 5 - SCORES OF ANIMATION

    Michael joins Lee, at last, for this special themed instalment of the Movie Matters [Music] podcast: the spin-off series where soaring, bombastic, introspective and timeless film scores reverberate. If you've an interest in animated movies and their soundtracks, settle in and enjoy as we discuss and delight in a variety of work by a range of notable composers for the films of Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, Aardman, Studio Ghibli and more --…