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CinemAddicts Reviews: ‘Kim’s Video,’ ‘Baghead,’ ‘Asphalt City,’ ‘Coup de Chance’

On CinemAddicts Episode 236, we review Kim’s Video, Baghead, Asphalt City, Coup de Chance and Yannick. For “What’s in the Box,” Bruce Purkey and Eric Holmes cover Phantom of the Paradise. Bruce also reviews the Netflix series 3 Body Problem. Listen to our podcast below!

Directed by Ashley Sabin and David Redmon, Kim’s Video is a documentary that centers on the mission to bring 55,000 movies (in DVDs or VHS tape) back to New York City. Years ago, the owner of the physical media store Kim’s Video struck a deal to send his film archive to a Sicilian village. Unfortunately, the items are not being viewed by the townsfolk in the village and they are not being preserved in the best way. The filmmakers are focused on getting those videos out of that town and back to New York.

Kim’s Video hits NYC and LA on April 5th with a wider release in U.S. and Canada markets starting April 12.

***Review of Kim’s Video starts at 19:22

“Kim’s Video” (Drafthouse Films)

Baghead centers on Iris (Freya Allan), a young woman who inherits her late father’s (Peter Mullan) bar in Berlin. At the pub’s basement is Baghead, a shape-shifting creature that lets humans speak to their dead loved ones. Jeremy Irvine co-stars as Neil, a man who is deperate to communicate with his late wife. Ruby Barker plays Iris’ understandably concerned best friend Katie.

Freya Allan as Iris Lark – Baghead – Photo Credit: Reiner Bajo/Shudder

Baghead streams on Shudder April 5 and it will also be available on AMC+

Listen to our Baghead review on Spotify (33:06):

Now playing in theaters, Asphalt City centers on a young paramedic (Tye Sheridan) whose job gets even more tense after working with his intense and season partner (Sean Penn). The movie co-stars Mike Tyson, Katherine Waterston, Kali Reis and Michael Pitt.

Tye Sheridan and Sean Penn in “Asphalt City” (Vertical)

Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire, the filmaker behind the underrated feature A Prayer Before Dawn, directs Asphalt City. Feature is now playing in theaters.

Listen to Bruce and Eric’s review of Asphalt City (41:52):

Woody Allen’s latest movie Coup de Chance centers on Fanny (Lou de Laãge), a woman who is happily married to a rich man named Jean (Melvil Poupaud). Her marriage is on the rocks once she bumps into a former high school classmate (Niels Schneider). This love triangle takes a complex turn. If you enjamed Match Point and Crimes and Misdemeanors, Coup de Chance might be your cup of tea. The picture, shot in Paris, hits theaters April 5 and PVOD April 12.

Lou de Laãge in “Coup de Chance” (MPI International)

Listen to my review of Coup de Chance (51:04)

Filmmaker Quentin Dupieux’s (Smoking Causes Coughing, Deerskin) new movie Yannick hits MUBI on April 5. The movie centers on a car park guard named Yannick (Raphaël Quenard ) who hijacks a play titled Le Cocu. Believing the project is horrible, Yannick decides to change the story and prove that even a common person can craft good entertainment.

“Yannick” – MUBI

Dupieux took just six days to shoot the picture.

Eric’s review of Yannick starts at 56:17:

Bruce Purkey and Eric Holmes review the Netflix series 3 Body Problem. Their discussion starts at 62:46.

3 Body Problem. Jess Hong as Jin Cheng in episode 104 of 3 Body Problem. Cr. Ed Miller/Netflix © 2024

Last film covered is for Bruce Purkey’s “What’s in The Box” segment. That movie is Brian De Palma’s Phantom of the Paradise. If you want to suggest movies that should be placed in the Box, email Bruce Purkey at brucepurkey@gmail.com.

He and Eric rewatched the movie and they share their thoughts starting at 73:25:

Forgot to mention that Eric Holmes has a new segment called Famously Anonymous. The goal for Holmes is to spotlight directors who have made popular movies but they are not household names. First person spotlighted on Famously Anonymous is Steve Barron, the director of Coneheads, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Electric Dreams.

Greg Srisavasdi
Greg Srisavasdihttps://findyourfilms.com/
I've been a movie reviewer/interviewer since 1991 (as a UCLA Daily Bruin scribe), worked at Westwood One. I am the editor/owner of the sites Deepest Dream and Find Your Film. " I can be reached at info@findyourfilms.com for inquiries or whatever the case may be!
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