Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the 90s, an elite team of podcasters has been selected to journey deep into the jungle, dive deep into the ocean, and dig deep underground to locate some of the deadliest predators ever known to moviedom. Two of cinema’s greatest auteurs made creature features […]Read More “Put ‘Em On The Endangered Species List” (#111)
“Do you like sex, Mr. Lebowski?” “Excuse me?” “Sex. The physical act of love. Coitus. Do you like it?” “I was talking about my rug.” “You’re not interested in sex?” “You mean coitus?” “I like it too. It’s a male myth about feminists that we hate sex. It can be a natural, zesty enterprise. However, there […]Read More “I’m A Lebowski, You’re A Lebowski” (#36)
How’s this for irony? A film about an unappreciated artist made by some of the most praised filmmakers in the world.Read More Broke In New York: ‘Frances Ha’ & ‘Llewyn Davis’
Well, I finally saw Django Unchained, and where to begin? I avoided it for quite some time because it seemed most everyone had already seen it, and a Tarantino film is not a thing I like to embark on alone. For one, I’d heard about the over-the-top violence, which seemed like a thing best taken […]Read More ‘Django’ Fuck Yourself: Oscar’s Also-Rans
A decade ago or so, the thought of Ben Affleck winning an Academy Award would have been borderline laughable, except it had happened already. Back then, as he starred in a string of flops such as Reindeer Games, Darevdevil, Jersey Girl, Gigli, and Surviving Christmas, it was all-too-easy to forget Ben Affleck, the Oscar-winning co-writer […]Read More ‘Argo’ For The Gold: Will Ben Affleck Win Another Oscar?
(Films discussed in this post: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Rango, Submarine.) This year’s most surprising Best Picture nominee was Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. Not a total shocker, mind you — it stars previous winners Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock, and is directed by Academy-friendly Stephen Daldry (The Hours, The Reader), so it has […]Read More Boy Meets World Trade Center: Extremely Bad & Incredibly Nominated
(Movies discussed in this post: Beginners, Certified Copy, Forget Me Not, One Day, Midnight In Paris, The Artist, The Future.) I have two questions for you: 1) Have you ever been in love? And, if so — 2) Was it quirky?Read More When Peppy Met George: The Year Of Loving Nostalgically