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Sordid Cinema #92: The Wachowskis’ ‘Speed Racer’ and ‘Jupiter Ascending’

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Ever since the Matrix series made them a household name, the Wachowskis – that is, Andy and Lana Wachowski – have turned Hollywood into their own idiosyncratic playground, routinely gaining access to gigantic budgets in order to fund projects that still maintain a deeply personal touch. That idiosyncrasy is certainly detectable in their long-delayed sci-fi/action opus Jupiter Ascending, and it’s perceptible even in their hyperactive, cultish adaptation of the classic childrens’ cartoon Speed Racer. Ricky and Simon are joined by SOS writer and blogger extradordinaire Molly Autumn Faust to talk auteurism, bees, incest, monkeys, intergalactic corporate dynasties, and the utility (or lack thereof) of film critics, among (many) other topics.

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Playlist:

Speed Racer TV Theme
Michael Giacchino – “Speed Racer”

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