Published on December 1st, 2016

Al Pacino’s behind the scenes effect on the film, James Foley’s direction, closing, David Mamet’s approach to masculinity, and Alec »

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Published on November 28th, 2016

Alex writes about Jake Gyllenhaal, Leonardo DiCaprio, and perspective. »

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Published on November 24th, 2016

Appreciating normalcy, Lee Marvin, surprising violence, how the film strays from noir conventions, and Fritz Lang. Episode 268: The Big »

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Published on November 21st, 2016

Alex writes about directing, and why he gives directors so much credit. »

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Published on November 18th, 2016

Palindromes, conveying themes through music, patience, Denis Villeneuve, and making movies as if they were films. Episode 267: Arrival »

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Published on November 17th, 2016

Alex writes about Atlanta, contrarianism, and cinematography in comedies. »

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Published on November 14th, 2016

Paul Newman, the early days of anamorphic, Robbie Robertson, torch passing, alcoholism, Werewolves of London, and Tom Cruise. Episode 266: »

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Published on October 25th, 2016

Looking at how two vastly different sports movies depict dreams and reality. Topics include: Danny Ainge taking alley-oop jumpers, self-reflexive product »

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Published on October 18th, 2016

Shane Black’s evolving perspective on masculinity, what made Lethal Weapon so different and influential, the perfect pairing of Black and »

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Published on October 11th, 2016

The film’s use of doppelgängers and doubles, using your set pieces to convey meaning, and the film’s exceptionally dark worldview. »

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