Published on August 21st, 2020

Hereditary’s treatment of the family drama, miniatures, building tension with not-so-showy long takes, and Toni Collette. Midsommar’s treatment of college friendships »

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Published on July 30th, 2020

Spike Lee’s adventurous and inspiring style, Delroy Lindo’s immaculate performance, the film as cultural and historical criticism, and a whole bunch »

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Published on July 30th, 2020

Alex writes about Wendy, Benh Zeitlin, and Beasts of the Southern Wild. Let’s go back to early 2012. A director »

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Published on July 17th, 2020

Charlie Chaplin’s last film as the Little Tramp, Chaplin’s unique sort of worldwide fame, Paulette Goddard’s performance, the film as »

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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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