It Takes Brass Balls To Trust The Talent

The title is only coarse, of course, because it refers to the monologue delivered by Alec Baldwin in Glengarry Glen Ross, David Mamet’s classic movie based on his own play. And it’s the title because in this episode, Pete and I talk about Kevin Spacey’s fantastic MacTaggart Memorial Lecture at the Edinburgh International Television Festival.… Continue reading It Takes Brass Balls To Trust The Talent

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Ice Queens, Story Beats and Kickin’ Ass

This week on Shoot The Glass we talk about the unimaginatively titled Jobs, political thriller The East, post-postmodern superhero flick Kick Ass 2, and¬†Neill Blomkamp’s second feature Elysium. For homework we’ve got Pirates of Silicon Valley and a choice of ¬†films based on the works of Elmore Leonard — Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Jackie… Continue reading Ice Queens, Story Beats and Kickin’ Ass

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