This week’s episode of Someone Else’s Movie is all about the sleaze, as writer-director Jefferson Moneo drops in to talk about his love for Brian De Palma’s Body Double — a seamy, seething mash-up of Rear Window and Vertigo set in the Los Angeles porn demimonde, with Craig Wasson as Jimmy Stewart, Melanie Griffith as Kim Novak and Frankie Goes to Hollywood as themselves, because it was 1984 and that’s how the world worked.
You get it, right? Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play and Stitcher and get the episode immediately, or download it directly from the web. And then you can check out my other podcast appearance today, as an expert witness to Ridley Scott’s Kingdom of Heaven and Terrence Malick’s The New World on Hollywood Suite’s 2005 episode of A Year in Film. We recorded this back in December, so I’m curious to hear it myself!
And of course the day wouldn’t be complete without my take on the Oscar nominations, which are once again about 75% worthwhile and 25% mind-boggling nonsense. Like, Don’t Look Up for Best Picture? Being the Ricardos for acting nods? Come the fuck on.
Anyway. Just in case I don’t get the chance to post on Friday, I’m hosting the next edition of Secret Movie Club on Sunday morning at the Lightbox. Tickets are still available, if you’re in town and comfortable with a 50% capacity crowd. See you there, maybe?