With Batman vs. Superman still in theaters for a few more hours, we take a look at director Zack Snyder and his over-the-top, luscious, ludicrous filmography.
**BONUS LISTEN** Michelle takes us in-depth with some Beyoncé/LEMONADE talk.
Time for a deep dive. We look at the artful, macho, mildly obscure films of French director Jean-Pierre Melville. We put on our trench coats and fedoras and head down a deserted Parisian street on foot.
With Spectre in theaters, we take a look at director Sam Mendes and his unusual career trajectory. From the London stage to suburban angst to over-the-top Bond films (with some angst).
**BONUS LISTEN** an extra kick-around where we talk marriage, fandom, and Crimson Peak vs. Steve Jobs.
There will be tasteful decor.
Michelle and Thomas dive into the peculiar, hyper-specific world of writer-director Nancy Meyers. Age-inappropriate relationships, throw pillows, and some light feminism coming your way.
Dan and Thomas IN THE SAME ROOM!
Thanks to the generosity of so many of you, we got Dan to LA just in time for part 2 of look at writer/director PTA. Get ready for some boozy bro-time, more thoughts about Mad Max, and some pretty good Michelle impressions.
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Let’s consider modern cinema’s artist-in-residence, director Paul Thomas Anderson.
Part 1 covers his early work, from hotel rooms to falling frogs. Plus, we mini-review “Ex Machina” and have an explosive “One Direction Minute.”
Time for a deep pull: Hollywood’s (almost) forgotten legend, Preston Sturges.
Caleb and Thomas celebrate the witty, anarchic glory of the premier satirist of the 1940’s. Plus a little Michael Mann follow-up.
Caleb regales Thomas with stories of when he and Dan were in a band, which leads us into all kind of crazy church talk.
It’s time for part 2 of our look at master director Christopher Nolan.
Join us as we explore the nature of happy endings, whether or not the top was falling, and why Batman can’t move his neck.
Finally – we talk Interstellar.
In Part 1 of our Nolan exploration sees us gushing and arguing about his new work. We also delve into gravity anomalies, time dilation, and whether or not the Apollo missions actually happened (spoiler: they did).
The director, the signature style, the instantly-recognizable brand, all of the above.
From the giddy heights of gothic fairy tales to the maddening lows of plastic wackiness, we take a look at all things Tim Burton