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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Published on October 5th, 2016

Alex writes about Rob Reiner, specifically his string of late 1980s and early 1990s successes. »

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Published on September 29th, 2016

Stupid voice imitations, documentary vs narrative filmmaking, a passive Oliver Stone, white light, and national security. Episode 262: Snowden and »

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Published on September 19th, 2016

Alex and James try to figure out how to talk about Shane Carruth movies. Episode 260: Primer and Upstream Color »

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Published on September 7th, 2016

Riz Ahmed’s subtle beast of a performance, the arc of Box, Stone’s closing address, making proper convicts out of people, »

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Published on September 3rd, 2016

Al Pacino, the film’s influence on hip-hop culture, Oliver Stone’s involvement, opulent production design, Brian De Palma, and viewing the »

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Published on August 4th, 2016

Punching people in the face, Athens, metaphorical sewer fistfights, and telling instead of showing. Episode 258: Jason Bourne »

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Published on August 2nd, 2016

The Christopher Guest style of filmmaking, Fred Willard as a comedy salesman, Catherine O’Hara, and the dramatic elements that set »

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