Dragon Digital Radio

Seberg

April 23, 2020

Chances are you're home and would really welcome recommendations for movies to watch. Marie and Mike are always eager to talk about movies, and so you can't miss the enthusiasm in their voices as they talk about two recent feature films. "Seberg" is a biographical exploration of Jean Seberg, who gained youthful stardom with Otto Preminger's "Saint Joan" (1957) and "Bonjour Tristesse" (1958) and then achieved film historical immortality in French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard's iconic "Breathless" (1960). "Seberg" is set in 1968, when both her career and her personal life are falling apart. Marie and Mike agree that Kristen Stewart is very convincing in the title role. Seberg's distinctive hair style and clothes are especially spot-on in a production that evokes the pop culture of the time. But our critics were disappointed that too much screen time is devoted to a fictitious FBI agent who is spying on her. The second film discussed in this episode is "The Invisible Man." The 1933 version of the H.G. Wells novel concentrates on the mad scientist who believes his invisibility will help him rule the world, but, in a sign of the times, this remake devotes less time to the invisible guy and more time to the man's ex-girlfriend (Elisabeth Moss). Although Marie and Mike had some reservations about Moss being typecast at this point in her career, they generally  enjoyed the predictable jump-scare moments.