THE BLIND MAN WHO DID NOT WANT TO SEE TITANIC MOVIE REVIEW
This little film with a big title hails from Finland and the story behind the story is as moving and heartbreaking as the film itself. Star Petri Poikolainen really is in the late stages of MS with full lower body paralysis and associated blindness and to achieve the film’s unique POV for him, the lens only keeps its protagonist in focus with everything else around him blurred out. He plays Jaako, who used to be a big movie fan (especially John Carpenter movies). He lives alone in his apartment except for a daily nurse visit, and has learned how to do some stuff on his own, even if he still seems to be a bit in denial about his own limitations. He’s never met his girlfriend in person, who also suffers from the disease, but they talk every day. When he decides he’s going to go on his own to visit her, things do not go exactly to plan. Listen to Wright and Chris explain why they think it’ll be a travesty if this isn’t nominated for Best Foreign Language Film next year.
DIRECTED BY: Teemu Nikki
STARRING: Petri Poikolainen, Marjaana Maijala, Samuli Jaskio, Hannamaija Nikander, Matti Onnismaa, Rami Rusinen
Christopher Lawrence Cox (Founder, Da Boss)
Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas in 1992 where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal” turned into a full-time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this community of critics. While Brian eventually followed his heart to a new family, Chris continues on with a cast of colorful folks from all over the country (and a few others). You can also check out Chris in his videocast, along with Martin Thomas and Danni Danger, that One Of Us does with our friends at Bell of Lost Souls: Crossover Event. He also regularly guests on the video game website Rage Select. Follow Chris on Twitter and Facebook and check out his Amazon Wish List.
Wright Sulek (Screener Squad, Digital Noise, Highly Suspect Reviews, Trash in the Can, Audio Editor)
Wright hails from the northern suburbs of Dallas, Texas. His passion for filmmaking brought him to Austin to study and make movies. Since then he’s had his hand in acting, writing, and directing his own short films with numerous like-minded film geeks he’s met along his journey. His newest interest has brought him into the podcasting world. He co-hosted a few different movie related podcasts such as ‘And Now This’ and ‘The Match Cut’. He currently co-hosts with longtime friend, Eric Samaniego, where they talk shop about the grimiest, trashiest, lost gems of movies on their show, ‘Trash in the Can’. Wright also guests and hosts reviews on Screener Squad and Highly Suspect Reviews as well as co-hosts Digital Noise with Chris Cox.
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