RSS/iTunes/Spotify

Ken Russell tackles the life of “the great lover” Rudolph Valentino in 1977’s VALENTINO, an occasionally inspired bio-pic that fixates (and speculates) on the silent film star’s much-debated sexuality. On the latest episode of PRAISING KANE we’re looking at the film, its stars, and whether or not it’s Ken Russell-y enough to deserve rediscovery. Of course we also look at the performance of the great Carol Kane as Valentino’s first wife (and Fatty Arbuckle beau) Jean Acker. CHECK IT OUT.

As mentioned on the episode, here’s the 2021 Big Slick Virtually Talented Show

RSS/iTunes/Spotify

Well, here’s something a bit different. We were both dreading having to talk about ANNIE HALL on the latest episode of PRAISING KANE (Liam even wanted to skip this episode entirely), so instead, we spend the first half of the episode talking about why we almost skipped it (yes, it’s because of Woody Allen), our frustrations with separating art from artist, and how we personally deal with films that have been poisoned by the actions of people involved. After the break we shift gears to give our general thoughts on the film and, of course, Carol Kane’s performance within. Check it out.

RSS: http://www.cinemasmorgasbord.com/feed/podcast/
iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/cinema-smorgasbord/id1495606055
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/36GyQpY4P9HS87wmCKkGKY?si=wfj0g2auRlagZW2Aqx8ZJQ

Come follow us on Twitter or Facebook!

We continue our chronological look at the career of Carol Kane with the notorious 1976 flop HARRY AND WALTER GO TO NEW YORK! Despite a packed cast that includes Elliott Gould, James Caan, Diane Keaton and Michael Caine the film was a box office and critical bust. But does the vaudeville-tinged safecracking caper have anything to recommend it? Let’s find out!

 

 

 

RSS: http://www.cinemasmorgasbord.com/feed/podcast/
iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/cinema-smorgasbord/id1495606055
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/36GyQpY4P9HS87wmCKkGKY?si=wfj0g2auRlagZW2Aqx8ZJQ

Come follow us on Twitter or Facebook!

On the latest episode of PRAISING KANE we’re looking at Sidney Lumet’s 1975 masterpiece DOG DAY AFTERNOON, and along with it the 2014 documentary THE DOG which focuses on the real-life inspiration for the film. We take a look at some of the differences between adaptation and reality, Al Pacino (of course), the effect the film had on the real-life “Dog” and much more. Check it out!

THE DOG is currently available to watch free (with ads) on Tubi in the U.S.

Also check our the recent Carol Kane interview on The Huffington Post.

RSS: http://www.cinemasmorgasbord.com/feed/podcast/
iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/cinema-smorgasbord/id1495606055
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/36GyQpY4P9HS87wmCKkGKY?si=wfj0g2auRlagZW2Aqx8ZJQ

Come follow us on Twitter or Facebook!

On the latest episode of PRAISING KANE we’re looking at the Joan Micklin Silver’s 1975 film HESTER STREET, a breakout film for Carol Kane for which she was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar. It’s a tale of Jewish immigrants at the turn of the 20th century attempting to adapt to life in New York City, and you can hear Liam and Doug struggle with material well outside their regular wheelhouse! We also chat about Dick Cavett, The Princess’ Bride, the Oscar curse and SO MUCH MORE! Check it out!

Check out The Pack podcast at https://www.thepackpodcast.org/episodes 

Here’s Carol Kane on the Dick Cavett show:

 

RSS: http://www.cinemasmorgasbord.com/feed/podcast/
iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/cinema-smorgasbord/id1495606055
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/36GyQpY4P9HS87wmCKkGKY?si=wfj0g2auRlagZW2Aqx8ZJQ

Come follow us on Twitter or Facebook!

On the latest episode of PRAISING KANE we look at Carol Kane’s performance in Hal Ashby’s incredible 1973 movie THE LAST DETAIL starring Jack Nicholson, Otis Young, and Randy Quaid, Written by Robert Towne (and adapted from Darryl Ponicsan’s 1969 novel), the film details two Navy lifers (Nicholson and Young) bringing an 18-year-old Seaman to a naval prison after he’s caught committing a petty crime. We chat about the film, its legacy and Carol Kane brief, but essential, role. Check it out!

As discussed in the episode, here’s the episode of The American Parade from 1974 that features Carol Kane in a brief role.

RSS: http://www.cinemasmorgasbord.com/feed/podcast/
iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/cinema-smorgasbord/id1495606055
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/36GyQpY4P9HS87wmCKkGKY?si=wfj0g2auRlagZW2Aqx8ZJQ

Come follow us on Twitter or Facebook!

It’s PRAISING KANE, and after three episodes we are ready for a film that features more than two minutes of Carol Kane on-screen. Thankfully, William Fruet’s WEDDING IN WHITE delivers a strong lead performance from Kane, who is surrounded by some heavy-hitters (including Donald Pleasence)! While this Canadian drama is somewhat obscure, despite having won Best Feature Film at the 1972 Canadian Film Awards, it’s really well made, affecting and often depressing as hell. LISTEN TO US TALK ABOUT IT!

RSS: http://www.cinemasmorgasbord.com/feed/podcast/
iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/cinema-smorgasbord/id1495606055
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/36GyQpY4P9HS87wmCKkGKY?si=wfj0g2auRlagZW2Aqx8ZJQ

Come follow us on Twitter or Facebook!

On PRAISING KANE we take a chronological look through the film work of beloved actress Carol Kane! On the premiere episode we’re going back to 1971 to check out Frank D. Gilroy’s DESPERATE CHARACTERS starring Shirley MacLaine, Kenneth Mars and featuring an 18-year-old Carol Kane in her film debut! Co-starring New York City, which is like a whole OTHER CHARACTER IN THE MOVIE! Oh, we have fun. Join us.