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#45: Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)

#45: Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)

January 22, 2020

Werner Herzog’s BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS, or BL:POCNO as we like to call it (no one calls it that), is a very weird movie. It is also a pretty good movie. A good-weird film that somehow Dave missed despite his film school education and fondness for New German Cinema directors. There is plenty for us to unpack here from the highs and lows of Nicolas Cage’s varied career to Herzog’s unique talent for portraying the darkness and folly of the human condition with a relatively light touch. All that, plus iguana cam (patent pending).

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#44: Paris, Texas (1984)

#44: Paris, Texas (1984)

January 8, 2020

Take almost any state highway in Texas and you’ll find a trail of little towns, each with a square of brick buildings arranged around a courthouse, or just a row of storefronts in older towns. Towns like Goldwaithe, Zephyr, Santa Ana, Archer City, Paris, and the roads between them. Wim Wender’s 1984 film PARIS, TEXAS explores what is lost and found in these little places and the spaces between; what is between a man and woman, father and son, mother and child. Dave and Ashley are along for the ride to discuss loneliness, redemption, and what it all means.

Book: Motel Chronicles (1982) by Sam Shepard.

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