Published on June 24th, 2020

James Mangold, corruption and loopholes, genre mash-ups, woodgrain walls and pastel suits, Sylvester Stallone, Ray Liotta, and every single New »

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Published on May 22nd, 2020

Satirizing performance while performing, anger with culture, making fun of your audience without them noticing, and the hypocrisy of talking about »

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Published on May 22nd, 2020

Alex shares a collection of observations from four months spent obsessing over Survivor. »

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Published on May 15th, 2020

Robert Altman, Rip Van Marlowe, Elliott Gould, voyeurism, height, cats, and the film’s use of music. Episode 347: The Long »

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Published on May 1st, 2020

Mirrors, chessboards, duplicity, the upper class and lower class, shadows, and other aspects of Jean Renoir’s pre-WWII classic. Episode 346: »

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Published on April 24th, 2020

Fritz Lang, the serial killer genre, post-WWI Germany, Peter Lorre, and mob mentality. Episode 345: M »

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Published on April 17th, 2020

Confronting the myth of the difficult individual genius, Hitchcock, the metaphorical importance of breakfast, and pushing past objects to get a proper view »

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Published on April 10th, 2020

Alex writes about Ad Astra. »

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Published on April 2nd, 2020

Greta Gerwig’s impossibly precise screenplay, dreams, memory, Florence Pugh, creativity as commerce, and so much more. Episode 343 – Little »

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Published on March 27th, 2020

Bong Joon-ho’s skills, Song Kang-ho’s charisma, the use of music, levels, and class. Episode 342 – Parasite   »

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