Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
On this episode we are joined by Brad from the Movie Bears Podcast to help tackle the elements found in the 2010 horror movie FROZEN and the somber Liam Neeson survival film THE GREY. But first Ben from Cinematic For the People joins for a filmgoing summit of new release EVEREST.
Saturday, September 19, 2015
On this episode we take a trip to Boston with David from That Moment In on a mission to uncover some rats. Martin Scorsese's Best Picture winning THE DEPARTED has Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio as a compromised cop and an undercover agent who are looking to reveal the other in a deadly game of cat and mouse. And in THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE we have movie god Robert Mitchum trades criminal contacts like baseball cards in an attempt to save himself, unaware of others playing the same game with his fate. These two cinematic crime classics do battle after new release BLACK MASS attempts to join their ranks.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
On this episode we talk about one of our favorite films of the year, Andrew Bujalski’s RESULTS. This film is about two personal trainers played by Guy Pearce and Cobie Smulders whose lives are altered when a rich client arrives seeking to improve himself but finding the trainers themselves to be searching for something as well. This inspires a conversation on benefactors in film, and we start with the grandaddy of them all in Charles Dickens' GREAT EXPECTATIONS. It goes up against James Gray’s latest love triangle set in a world of crime, with Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner both promising a better life for Marion Cotillard in THE IMMIGRANT.
We also debate the effect that crickets and a computer fan can have on the sound quality of a podcast.
Friday, September 11, 2015
On this episode we go stay with some old people in a pair of horror films. BURNT OFFERINGS has us hosted by Karen Black, Oliver Reed, and Bette Davis as a family gets the deal of a lifetime with very cheap rent for a huge estate, with the catch being that they have to care for an elderly and extremely private woman in the attic. In the more recent THE SKELETON KEY, Kate Hudson's job as a caregiver sends her to the swamps of Louisiana as John Hurt plays a man who has suffered a stroke... and may be suffering in silence under the watchful eye of his creepy wife. This visit with creepy old folks in creepy old houses has been inspired by fallen director M. Night Shyamalan's new film, THE VISIT.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
On this episode we celebrate the end of the 2015 summer movie season with a new to video release, one of my favorite films of not only the summer but the year in LOVE & MERCY. This inspires a conversation with Ben from the Cinematic For the People podcast on the films AMADEUS and I’M NOT THERE. We talk specifically on how both films are unconventional music biopics focusing primarily on identity.
Friday, September 4, 2015
On this episode we celebrate Labor Day by hitting the road with journalists developing a professional and personal relationship with their subjects. The first film is one of those that is perhaps too famous among cinephiles to talk about with any objectivity or fresh insight, Cameron Crowe’s modern classic ALMOST FAMOUS. Nevertheless guest Rod from The Listening Party podcast helps us do just that by sending the film that won Jeff Bridges an Oscar up to the War Machine Horse slaughter with CRAZY HORSE.
But first, regular collaborator and man crush, Dave from the Pop Culture Case Study podcast hits the road for new release THE END OF THE TOUR.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
On this episode we bond during a breakdown with Karly from the podcast That Pop This Life. To comfort us during these troubling times, we watched Roman Polanski's REPULSION and Lars Von Trier's MELANCHOLIA, both about sisters dealing with trauma in very different ways. This lighthearted episode has been inspired by Alex Ross Perry's great new film, QUEEN OF EARTH.