#718: Filmspotting Madness / Cassavetes #2 - A Woman Under the Influence
64 films. Only one survives. Welcome to the Madness.
In the 2018 edition of Filmspotting Madness – Best of the 90s – the championship round had "Fargo" facing off against "Pulp Fiction." The Coen Brothers' "Fargo" pulled out a surprise victory over Tarantino's decade-defining masterpiece. So what surprises await us in this year's contest? The Coens are back with another strong entry – 2007's Best Picture-winning "No Country for Old Men" – but will their primary competitor be Tarantino again ("Kill Bill," "Inglourious Basterds")? Or maybe Paul Thomas Anderson ("There Will be Blood")? Or Christopher Nolan ("The Dark Knight")? And maybe don't rule out Michel Gondry's Charlie Kaufman-penned "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind."
This week on the show, Adam and Josh talk through this year's bracket with their Top 5 Easiest and Hardest First-Round Madness votes. Plus, the second film in the John Cassavetes Marathon, 1974's "A Woman Under the Influence."
This episode of Filmspotting is sponsored by Mubi.
0:00-2:28 - Billboard
2:29-42:34 - Madness: Rd. 1 Matchups
Strand of Oaks, "Ruby"
45:00-47:47 - Next Week / Notes
47:48-52:36 - Stanley Donen / Oscars Recap
52:36-1:15:15 - Madness: Rd. 1 Matchups, cont.
Strand of Oaks, "Goshen '97"
1:16:16-1:47:37 - Cassavetes #2: "A Woman Under the Influence"
1:47:37-1:50:51 - Close / Outtake