CinemAddicts co-founder Anderson Cowan is back to talk about latest project (Loaded For Bear: The Documentary). Featured reviews for Episode 192 are Padre Pio, starring Shia LaBeouf, and the documentary Lynch/Oz.
The combination of director Abel Ferrara and Shia LaBeouf sounds like a creative home run. Unfortunately, this post-WWI story of this venerated saint was not met with effusive praise from co-hosts Eric Holmes or Bruce Purkey. “Seventy percent of the film is spent watching stock, old-timey characters wander around an Italian village moping about dead spouses, trying to fly the socialist flag, or stomping down the poor with fascist boots,” writes Purkey, who was absent from the podcast but did write his mini-reviews for both films. “That sounds more interesting than it is.”
Listen to this week’s CinemAddicts episode to hear Eric Holmles’ full review of Padre Pio: