NO POPCORN #033 | NASHVILLE (1975)
Saddle up for a wonderfully scattershot edition of NO POPCORN with all of the wild energy of Robert Altman’s dizzying ensemble Nashville.
An epic episode in honour of a truly epic film that captures the madness of the American country and gospel music scene of the seventies. Or is Nashville a political thriller? A dark comedy? A poignant tragedy? Honestly, it’s not that easy to define.
Luckily, however, we have the perfect guest host on board to take messrs Hanratty, Higgins and Howard through everything in the form of Tandem Felix chief cowboy David Tapley. Yee haw, indeed.
ACT ONE (4:45): A bumper What We’ve Been Watching round-up featuring Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Minari, some Bourne action, a handful of ‘not great but eminently watchable’ flicks, some “exquisite garbage”, Godzilla vs. Kong, courtroom dramas, an underappreciated Martin Scorsese effort, Sunset Boulevard, and Hayden Christensen’s one-and-only good performance.
ACT TWO (45:15): Nashville.
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