Winnipeg filmmaker Guy Maddin had a number of movies under his belt but his silent short The Heart of the World won him the hearts and minds of many critics and filmgoers. Since it first screened in 2000, the film received many awards and special mentions.
This week, Eight Forty-Eight reviewed two films with very different views of American life in the early 21st century.Martha Marcy May Marlene is set in rural upstate New York and Connecticut and involves a tug of war between different family situations.The o
Last week, Eight Forty-Eight looked at the business end of modern pornography by taking the pulse of Playboy Enterprises. Tuesday, Eight Forty-Eight revisited a conversation about some pornography closer to home.
Today, we examine the power of foreign film. Jerome and Worldview film contributor Milos Stehlik take calls from listeners who tell us about the scenes and characters in foreign film that made a lasting impact on their lives. To join in, give us a call at 312-923-9239.
When was the last time you saw a movie you knew nothing about?It's a trickier thing to accomplish than it might seem to be. After all, if a film comes from a director whose work you've ever seen, you know something about it.
Wednesday, September 21, 1:30 pm: news arrives that at least six people were arrested in Iran, accused of a "cover-up to fulfill the needs of the British secret service in exchange for big sums of money." Iran’s Culture Minister called them subversives and enemies of the Islamic system.
Perhaps the most influential film of all time is Vittorio de Sica's Bicycle Thieves. This Italian neo-realist masterpiece is the story of a poor man and his two children who gets a job putting up posters.