Episode #56 – David Fincher, Part 2

fincher banner 2Our discussion of director David Fincher wraps up with a look at the rest of his films – from serial killers to . . . . serial killers. And Jodie Foster.

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Episode #55 – David Fincher, Part 1

fincher banner 1Let’s talk about “Gone Girl.” We deep-dive into the twists, the themes, and the politics of this wonderfully nasty satire.

Which provides the perfect springboard to start an examination of one of the best working directors of our time: Mr. David Fincher, in all his dark, meticulous glory.

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Episode #52 – Rian Johnson

rian johnson bannerThe joyous, classically-infused cinema of director Rian Johnson, a director that we are expecting big things from. Come explore his nascent filmography with us.

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Episode #49 – Steven Soderbergh, Part 2

soderbergh banner 2Soderbergh the maverick does digital. Part 2 explores the latter work of the iconoclastic icon.

Explorations into deep space, battles with a worldwide epidemic, and the lunacy of the human heart.

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Episode #48 – Steven Soderbergh, Part I

soderbergh banner 1The serene, analytical deconstruction of director Steven Soderbergh.

Join us for a celebration of rise of the 90’s maverick aesthetic in mainstream cinema, the art of the jump cut, and the only time Jennifer Lopez was enjoyable in a movie.

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Episode #47 – Michael Bay

bay_bannerExplosions! Objectification of Women! Loud noises!!!!

Welcome to the hyper-kinetic, visual-stylized, undeniably-entertaining work of director Michael Bay. Plus, a mini-goodbye to the late, great Robin Williams.

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Episode #38 – Bryan Singer

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On the heels of “Days of Future Past”, we look at director Bryan Singer, the godfather of mutants and nazis at the movies.

A little debate about the X-men, a few allegations, and a lot of yelling.

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Episode #37 – Coen Bros, Part 2

coen banner part 2We round out our Coen Brothers coverage with a look at their most recents works, from “The Man Who Wasn’t There” to 2013’s “Inside Llewyn Davis.”

Plus, we fill out our ballots and come up with our collective ranking of all their films.

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Full Coen Rankings

Rank Film Thomas Caleb Dan Total Score
1 O Brother, Where Art Thou? 15 16 14 45
2 No Country for Old Men 13 15 16 44
3 A Serious Man 14 13 8 35
4 Barton Fink 11 12 12 35
5 Inside Llewyn Davis 9 14 11 34
6 Fargo 8 8 15 31
7 Miller’s Crossing 16 6 6 28
8 True Grit 4 10 13 27
9 The Big Lebowski 6 9 9 24
10 The Man Who Wasn’t There 5 11 7 23
11 Raising Arizona 10 5 8 23
12 Hudsucker Proxy 12 4 5 21
13 Intolerable Cruelty 7 7 4 18
14 The Ladykillers 2 3 3 8
15 Blood Simple 3 2 2 7
16 Burn After Reading 1 1 1 3

Episode #36 – The Coen Bros. Part 1

Coen Banner Part 1Seriously, do we even need to write anything here? It’s the Coen Bros. Attention must be paid.

Anyway, Part 1 covers their earlier work, from “Blood Simple” to “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” Listen and rejoice!

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Episode #30: Edgar Wright

EW_bannerComedy, action, and the future of movies collide in the work of one of our favorite young directors, Edgar Wright.

Special guest Greg “Get Your Own Podcast” Castle joins us to plumb the depth of Wright’s expressionistic, heart-felt, rock n’ roll style.

BONUS: Listed to find out how you can win a Blu-ray of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

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Dance with the Devil
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