cinematalk december 8 2013

Cinematalk December 8 2013

This week, Johnnymelodica examines Jeremy Irons’ two monologues, pre- and post-crash, as ruthless CEO of a fictionalized Lehman Brothers in J.C. Chandor’s Margin Call (2011), the bizarre lives and livelihoods of Japanese host boys in Jake Clennell’s The Great Happiness Space: Tale of an Osaka Love Thief (2006), pop culture satire and black comedy in Bobcat Goldthwaite’s rampage/road odyssey God Bless America, and the role of travel- heading west, back east, or up north- in Continental vs New World fiction in Michael Winterbottom’s The Trip (2010).