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Jan
09

Cinefantastique Podcast: SEASON OF THE WITCH

An Even Darker Knight: Nicolas Cage (center) stars with Stephen Campbell Moore (left) and Ron Perlman (right) face unspeakable evil in SEASON OF THE WITCH

An Even Darker Knight: Nicolas Cage (center), Stephen Campbell Moore (left) and Ron Perlman (right) face unspeakable evil in SEASON OF THE WITCH

Nic Cage’s latest, SEASON OF THE WITCH — about two knights who seek to redeem themselves for their participation in the Crusades by transporting an accused witch to a monastery for trial — has been roundly burned at the stake by most critics. But is this film truly deserving of such condemnation? Heedless of the warnings, CFQ’s Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French, and Dan Persons have braved exposure to the first genre film of 2011 and emerged, if not enriched, then at least more entertained than any of them expected. In this episode they discuss what works, what doesn’t, and whether it’s time to end the pile-on on Mr. Cage’s career.

Also on the slate: news and theatrical and home video releases. Click on the player to hear the show.

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