It’s a dark look at a 1930s conspiracy concerning water rights in the desert city of Los Angeles. Sounds dry, right? Wrong! Watch Jack Nicholson in his prime play Detective Jake Gittes follow a trail of clues that leads him to the deep pockets of the rich. Faye Dunaway stars opposite as a dynamic and tragic figure. It’s not a cheerful end, but it’s one that will keep you thinking.
Join us as we add another Daniel Day Lewis movie to our podcast, Lincoln directed by Steven Spielberg. Lewis’s Oscar-winning performance was surrounded by a killer cast and historical accuracy. Yes, you read that right. Unlike the beloved Gladiator, Lincoln’s true to life portrayal takes a look at the titular character without the false bravado and vampires of other movies. Listen in as we dissect this masterclass in playing hate-able and lovable characters, creating authenticity in tone, and what it means to closely adhere to realism.
In the distant past of 1990s Earth, the world of For All Mankind wrapped up its third season. With two new showrunners on the horizon and season that was…let’s say a mixed bag, we’ve got feedback with love and distaste for the show. Coverage of season 4 is TBD, so in the meantime, check out more of our Prestige episodes!
With a satisfying conclusion to a rocky season, Jim and A.Ron are here to break down their favorite and not-so-favorite moments of the season finale. A.Ron rescinds his previous “jumped the shark” analysis. With one great scene after another, the conclusion of this season came as an emotional gut punch. After that ending, A.Ron and Jim are looking forward to next season.
Big Internet points to whoever predicted this episode’s turn of events. We get payoffs, time jumps that make us ask “What happened to Sergei?”, and we get a glimpse at the very real consequences of further automating our businesses and lives. It’s a packed episode and we’re looking forward to the next.
We’re back for another round of your feedback. We’ll have at least one more of these after the finale so send your feedback in to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The feels are running high in this episode. Sympathy for Danny? Believe it or not, you’ll feel it! Russians crying over American counterparts? It’ll tug your heartstrings. The eggheads get their badass moments to shine which confirms our personal theory that nerds are cool too.
Let’s take a dive into Scorsese’s catalog to a movie with those signature crane shots and quick cuts, but with an extremely low body count. The exploration of love and longing within a rigid world is portrayed by epic performances from Daniel Day Lewis, Michelle Pfieffer, and Winona Ryder and camerawork that speaks as much as the characters. In this odd child of Scorsese’s body of work, you’re sure to find swoon-worthy dialogue, Oscar winning costumes, and a love story with more than what meets the eye.
Thank you to The Epic Mouthful for commissioning this podcast!
What is being brought down? The reputation of the American Government? We’re doing that in this reality too, hey-o! Starting out with opposing views, Jim and A.Ron take you through an episode where not enough shoes drop and the chaos grows. If you feel the need to respond to Jim’s scorching hot take on the cute puppy/irritating noise machine, you can scream at him at email@example.com about cyber puppy crimes.
British listeners beware, Jim and A.Ron say git over and over and I promise it’s gonna sound a bit awkward. We’ve got feedback spanning several episodes and the best of the best feedback has survived the test of time as some theories and questions have been answered or disproved. And future predictions include a bitter fallout between Aleida and Margo. Listen to feedback from you!