Friday, July 26, 2013

Episode Five: Sneakers and Whirlpool

This week Mike and Sean journey to the Bay Area, sort of, for a pair of movies that are kind of set in San Francisco, Phil Alden Robinson's all-star 1992 caper/heist film Sneakers and Otto Preminger's 1949 noir melodrama Whirlpool. They also talk about their Essential Hacker Films, the career of Robert Redford and share the definitive list of the 12 Greatest Living Narrative Filmmakers.

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Some show-related links:

Here's Richard Brody's piece on the Greatest Living Narrative Filmmakers
Some letterboxd lists from Sean: Otto Preminger Films, Gene Tierney Films.
And lists of Woody Allen Films from Sean and Mike.
And here's a bunch of Pictures of Gene Tierney.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Episode Four: Duel of Fists and Tears of the Black Tiger

This week Sean and Mike journey to Thailand and discuss Chang Cheh's 1971 Shaw Brothers boxing film Duel of Fists (aka Fist Attack) and Wisit Sasanatieng's award-winning genre mashup Tears of the Black Tiger, from 2000. They also talk about the best movies of the year so far, their Essential Kung Fu Movies and the work of director Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Hear Sean tirelessly rail against the evils of Miramax, Netflix and disrespect for Asian genre cinema in general as Mike vainly tries to make him stick to the subject at hand.

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Episode Three: Charade and The Truth About Charlie

Sean and Mike tackle the subject of remakes with Jonathan Demme's 2002 film The Truth About Charlie and the film it was based on, 1963's Cary Grant/Audrey Hepburn vehicle Charade. They also discuss their picks for the Essential film remake, the career of Charade director Stanley Donen, what Criterion DVDs should be on your wishlist for the big sale and the intentional nature of Marky Mark Wahlberg's hats.

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Here are some show-related links:

The Cinephiliacs episode with Keith Uhlich where The Truth About Charlie is discussed.
Sean's Stanley Donen list at letterboxd.

Note: I had to take this down due to space restrictions on podbean. I hope to get it back up at some point in the near future.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Episode Two: Dead Man and Ride Lonesome

In this week's episode, Sean and Mike talk Westerns with Jim Jarmusch's 1995 Dead Man and Budd Boetticher's 1959 film Ride Lonesome. They also tackle the thorny subject of depictions of Native Americans on film, movies about loneliness and the career of character actor Lee Van Cleef.

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Some show-related links:

Here are ranked lists of Jim Jarmusch movies by Sean and Mike.
The apparently controversial review Sean wrote of the film These Amazing Shadows.
Mike's appreciation of John Wayne from back in our Metro Classics days.