We talk genre-twisting action movie American Ultra, new Channel 4 series Hunted and BBC Radio 4 sitcom Cabin Pressure. Also: what TV shows you should watch if you're ill, sequels vs "original" screenplays and how good would we be at being on the run?
On American Ultra
The idea that there are buried and unknowable parts of ourselves that can be triggered at will is an attractive one that has its roots in psychoanalytic theory. It means that no matter how mundane our lives, how dismal or underdeveloped our personalities, there is another us lurking within. A spectacular us.
Mark Kermode's review of the film.
A summary of Max Landis’s tweets about the box office potential of “original” cinema.
On Channel 4’s Hunted
On Cabin Pressure
Caroline's article about radio comedy, which includes an interview with Cabin Pressure writer John Finnermore.
Find “the fandot” on tumblr.
For next week:
Caroline is watching The Rolling Stones’ Rock and Roll Circus. A preview:
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