The first movie in our slate of Very Scary Christmas movies is Rare Exports. It’s an unusual mix of mystery, horror, and the commercialization of Christmas that hails from Finland. Join us for this “festive” podcast to get in the spirit of the season!
The French Connection, starring Gene Hackman as a narcotics officer playing a hunch to stop an international drug buy, is a classic for its kinetic chase scenes, not necessarily for its well-realized characters or compelling plot. Join us for the podcast to find out how it holds up over 50 years after its release.
Time for another biopic! This time it’s Taron Egerton doing a nearly-perfect Elton John. We don’t quite agree on how much fun the movie is but it’s certainly not the fault of the excellent cast.
Bald Move Pulp is where you can get your fix of robots, aliens, action space adventures, and everything in between; on television or on the big screen. Pulp was not made for serious drama, if that’s your thing, you might be looking for Bald Move Prestige.
Moonlight is a simple movie about a simple tale of an incredibly complex time in a young boy’s life. It won several Academy awards the year it was released and, we think, for good reason. Join us for a discussion of the merits of this movie, as well as how a tale about a young gay black man can resonate far outside of the shared experience.
This week we’ve got a special treat thanks to our commissioner, Dena. It’s one of the handful of movies that Quentin Tarantino wrote, but didn’t direct. What do Tarantino’s unique sensibilities look like when filtered through another director? Find out with us on the True Romance podcast. You can get your very own custom commissioned…
It has been 35 years since Hoosiers became the definitive Indiana basketball movie, and possibly one of the all-time great inspirational sports movies. Though we both were born and raised in Indiana, we somehow managed to miss this movie entirely. Join us for the podcast as we talk our way through our feelings about this beloved classic.
The Guest is nothing like the movie I thought it’d be. It’s one of those movies where the name is so generically boring that someone asks you “Have you seen The Guest?” and you respond “Sure”, thinking you’ve seen it but you’re actually thinking of The Others, The Nun, The Grudge, The Delivery, or The . I actually just made up those last two, that’s how boring the title of this movie is. The premise isn’t that exciting either. A man shows up at a house claiming to be a friend of their son who died in war, but he’s weird.
That said, this movie is way more fun than the title or the premise would indicate. When it breaks the sidewalls of its mediocre horror mold and spills messily out into other genres, it becomes a ton of fun. Dan Stevens and Maika Monroe are excellent as well.
Thanks to Maggie for commissioning this unique movie. Join us on the podcast for our full review.
There’s almost certainly nothing left to say about a 60+ year old movie from the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, but that won’t stop us from saying our piece. If you haven’t seen Psycho, it’s absolutely worthy of a watch. If you have seen it, join us for a podcast that attempts to properly appreciate the cinematic mastery on display.
Oh boy… What can I say about this week’s big anniversary that won’t piss off the general public who apparently respects and admires the works of David Lynch? Well, I can say that we’re re-releasing our podcast on Mulholland Drive for its 20th anniversary. I can also say that the opinions expressed in the podcast are now 5 years old and I’ve seen exactly 1 David Lynch movie that I’ve enjoyed in that time.
But hey, A.Ron’s here too, and he loved it. From the weird dumpster monsters to the strange musical interludes, he’s down to clown on any wavelength Lynch chooses to broadcast. At least half the podcast will be from that perspective.
So enjoy this now-20-year-old movie and what we had to say about it 5 years ago.