#433 : LO AND BEHOLD

Play

Michael, Jared, and Joe have different reactions to the latest Herzog documentary. Joe analyzes the awfulness of 2016’s summer movie slate. Michael starts a debate about the sustained recognizability of Billy Elliot.

Leave a comment

#432 : A TOUCH OF ZEN

Play

Jared and Joe praise King Hu’s A Touch of Zen to the heavens, but Michael can’t find an “in” to the wuxia genre. The conversation quickly turns into a discussion about how certain film movements and national cinemas appeal to some people more than others. Michael asserts the necessity of preparation through research before screening; Joe and Jared emphasize gateway films. Joe also sets off a short debate about subtitles versus dubbing.

Leave a comment

#431 : SUICIDE SQUAD / JASON BOURNE

Play

Michael and Joe shred Suicide Squad. Jared and Joe react to the new Bourne entry. Joe chastises his co-hosts for not drinking while recording. Michael offers listeners a guarantee related to his recommendations.

Leave a comment

#430 : Comic-Con / STAR TREK BEYOND / CAFÉ SOCIETY

Play

Michael describes his experience at San Diego Comic-Con. Jared and Joe disagree over Café Society, but they find common ground on Star Trek Beyond and Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Joe and Jared talk about actors defecating on camera.

Leave a comment

#429 : Letterboxd / Half-Year Bests / Comic-Con Preview

Play

Sorry for the website and podcast issues. We’re finally back! In this delayed episode, Jared explains why he loves Letterboxd and tries to convince Michael to use it. Joe and Jared briefly discuss their favorite films and performances of the year so far. Michael previews his trip to San Diego Comic-Con. Joe talks about an ending that overshadows everything else in the movie.

Leave a comment

#428 : GHOSTBUSTERS

Play

Michael, Jared, and Joe disagree on the most talked-about movie of the summer. Joe and Jared recommend more Kiarostami movies and discuss some hot new television series. Michael gushes about Robert McKee and his screenwriting texts (again).

Leave a comment

#427 : Movies on Trial – REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (1955)

Play

Joe and Jared face off in the latest installment of Movies on Trial. They vehemently disagree over Nicholas Ray’s Rebel Without a Cause but see eye to eye on Bigger Than Life. The episode wraps up with an abbreviated round of Cinemassociations.

Leave a comment

#426 : THE NEON DEMON

Play

The guys review The Neon Demon. Michael is shocked at the idea of Nicolas Winding Refn directing Spectre. Joe provides a swift takedown of the Independence Day sequel. Jared mourns the loss of Abbas Kiarostami.

Leave a comment

#425 : FINDING DORY

Play

The long-awaited sequel to Pixar’s Finding Nemo gets the RF treatment. Michael raises storytelling concerns. Jared praises the photorealistic pre-show short. Joe identifies the greatest American crime story and explains the cinematic equivalent of Cheetos.

Leave a comment

#424 : Favorite Summertime Films

Play

Michael, Jared, and Joe share their five favorite films that evoke the feeling of summer. Joe recommends the best documentary he has ever seen and angrily declares The Godfather Part II inferior to the first.

Leave a comment