The American Dream has always been just that, a dream. Death of a Salesman (1985) is based off of the 1949 Arthur Miller play of the same name. This adaptation features powerful performances from Dustin Hoffman and a young John Malkovich. It’s thoroughly depressing, but magnificent to watch. Have something funny in your queue for viewing after.
If Pete’s not careful, he’s going to be the next person to disappear. Journey deeper into Night Country with Jim and A.Ron. More hauntings, more spirals, and more oranges coming your way on this episode of True Detective: Night Country.
Napoleon is a movie that can’t decide on which story it wants to tell. The storyline of the steamy romance between Napoleon and his Empress Josephine bucks against the scenes of war. The visuals are gorgeous, the story is muddy. What is Ridley Scott trying to tell us, if anything, about this cantankerous emperor?
Martin Scorsese is back at the ripe old age of 80 to spin another one of his gangster tales. Set in 1920s Oklahoma, Killers of the Flower Moon depicts the injustices suffered by the indigenous poeples of America through the lens of one family’s maniacal and murderous attempts to steal their rights to oil found on their land.
Get ready for great dialogue, sudden bouts of grayscale, and lots and lots of blood. The Bride’s revenge-rampage is just as epic 20 years later. Jim and A.Ron discuss not only their experiences with the film, but also have behind the scenes stories for the movie nerd inside of you. Keep your shoes securely on and dive into the most Tarentino-y movie to ever exist.
If you’re a fan of robots, AI, Asimov-ian scifi, this might be the movie for you. Following on the all-too-relevant theme of AI, The Creator tells the story of a future where a large part of the world has embraced augmented humans, and the other hates it. It’s visually arresting and sometimes tonally unbalanced, but it will leave you with plenty to think about. And it was a struggle to get into the theater, so thank Jim and A.Ron for braving the difficulties.
In honor of The Fugitive being released 30 years ago today, we’re doing a special rerelease of this pod so you can experience the heart-pounding chase all over again! Special thanks to DrKen (previous commissioner of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance) for commissioning this great thriller from the 90’s, The Fugitive, starring Harrison Ford as brilliant doctor wrongfully accused of the murder of his wife evading the dogged pursuit of Tommy Lee Jones as U.S. Marshal. This is one of the tightest films you’ll ever see, effortlessly moving from one set piece to another, drawing strength and vitality from the charisma and presence of it’s two brightest stars, achieving the rare balance where you want the protagonist and antagonist to find a way to both win. We have fond memories of this film from our youth, and we found it held up like Ford’s Finger ‘O Doom. Thanks again, DrKen! If you ever have to evade justice, we got a couple of bucks and a bed in the basement for you!
Do you ever think about death? Barbie does too! Stereotypical Barbie is having problems; her feet are flat, her imaginary water is cold, and she’s having an existential crisis. (#justgirlythings) Joining A.Ron on this pod is Bald Move’s very own producer, Talitha. Between the laugh out loud jokes and groovy outfits, the movie makes space to discuss feminism, identity, and patriarchy. Find out how Greta Gerwig weaves together the philosophy and comedy in Bald Move’s coverage of Barbie! It’s sublime.
The last course is served on this season of The Bear. This character study was an exquisite sweet and salty combo that encapsulated the nuances of being a flawed human being. Between the laughs and heartbreak, there’s a smorgasbord of colorful characters you don’t want to miss.
It’s a chaotic family reunion to rival all chaotic family reunions. Between the enablers, pacifiers, and people who just can’t be normal, you might have flashbacks to that one traumatic Thanksgiving years ago. And when it becomes too much to bear (ha), the show will give you a break. Put your phone down for this watch, you’ll get so much more.