EPISODE #8 (7.15.11 - 7.21.11): Sara freewheels for a record-breaking 13 minutes in "the abyss," then sustains her signature ready-made chemistry with a handful of guests over the course of the longest episode yet. Fresh from a seminar at Dolby Labs, our hostess tries really hard to talk tech with Dominic Espinosa of Camera Cinemas, who vouches for Dolby 7.1 Surround, brushes off Roger Ebert's misunderstanding of 3D lenses and delights Sara with the history of the cupholder armrest; Sara fights with equally feisty Emma Stone (THE HELP) about what constitutes a melodrama; recurring guest critic Fernando Croce shares some selections from his mid-year top ten list and includes a Letter to an Unknown Director; Walter talk-sings about the Netflix price-hike and THE GARBAGE PAIL KIDS MOVIE; Sara riff-previews the wides and limiteds.
ABOUT "LOOK OF THE WEEK": Bay Area film critic, trade journal editor and film studies teacher Sara Vizcarrondo brings her inimitable style and insider knowledge to "Look of the Week," a half-hour show featuring discussions of current theatrical releases, film festivals, retrospectives, the Criterion Collection, Netflix Instant, VHS oddities and stray tidbits about "the biz." Come for the infotainment, stay for the theme song! ("I'm an accordion," Sara insists.)