A quick 20-30 minute reaction to Room in our Oscars 2016 series.
In episode #41, your hosts (Erik Marshall, Nick Schlegel and Chris Gullen) discuss Quentin Tarantino’s eighth feature film The Hateful Eight and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We start with a discussion of Tarantino in general before diving into the film. Spoiler: 2/3 of us loved the movie.
In segment 2, we turn into a bunch of salivating fanboys before launching into a slightly more critical stance on the latest in the Star Wars franchise, directed by JJ Abrams.
We also talk about children giving spoilers, people trying to retain ownership of things they’ve sold (*cough* *cough* George Lucas), and our upcoming mini-episodes on all of the Best Picture Academy Awards nominees.
This time Nick, Erik and Chris tackle holiday movies, including movies explicitly about Christmas and movies we like to watch during the holiday season. It’s a fun, loose conversation with some cinematic gems. We then decided to watch the Netflix special A Very Murray Christmas, directed by Sofia Coppola and starring Bill Murray and Paul Schaffer, along with Chris Rock, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Rashida Jones, George Clooney, Miley Cyrus and a bunch more.
Some movies mentioned:
White Christmas, A Christmas Carol, A Christmas Story, Odessa File, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer by Rankin/Bass, Cash on Demand, Christmas Evil and more.
Facebook page for Nick’s Detroit Xmas movie event 12/15 (check the link out even if it’s after 12/15 for future events).
Feel free to leave a comment below as well.
And while you’re here, check out our Top 10 Films of the 90s.
That’s a Wrap! takes a look at the career of one of the most respected, profitable, bankable and just plain interesting directors of the last 20 years, Christopher Nolan. We examine his films and analyze his career up to, and including, Interstellar. Do we reach a consensus? Tune in!
Dime for Scale Movie Club – O Brother Where Art Thou? Erik was guest on this episode.
In this episode, we talk about Lars von Trier’s film Nymphomaniac, and pornography in general. If you haven’t seen the film, you can listen spoiler free until about the 50 minute mark, and then again at 1:20, when we start talking about porn in general.
Nymphomaniac, despite its polarizing reception, came in at #6 on the Cahiers du Cinéma Top 10 list for 2014.
We also put out a call for a new tagline to replace “Three guys with Ph.D.s talk about Film, Media and Culture.” Give us your suggestions down below, and if we end up with several good options, we’ll run a contest to choose the new tagline for 2015.
The title says it all: Chris, Nick and Erik talk about their top 10 films of the Millennium (so far). Leave comments below to tell us what we missed, or give us your Top 10.
WARNING: IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW AHEAD OF TIME WHAT OUR SELECTIONS ARE, READ NO FURTHER!!!
Nick and Erik tackle Zizek’s The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology and The Shining documentary Room 237 as two opposite sides of the spectrum of criticism. Is one form of analysis privileged over another? Should it be? Tune in and let us know!
In this episode, we each list and discuss our 5 favorite movie endings of all time. This necessarily means: SPOILERS AHEAD. A list of our selections is provided below – as to temper any spoilers you truly wish to avoid. Otherwise, enjoy!
As with all of our lists, they’re fun to do, promote discussion and give some insight into who we are and what affects us, cinematically that is 🙂
5. Cast Away
4. Kicking and Screaming (1995)
3. Roman Holiday
2. Cinema Paradiso
Honorable Mentions (Carrie, The Verdict)
4. The Wizard of Oz
3. The Shawshank Redemption
2. Citizen Kane
1. Sunset Blvd.
(Honorable Mentions: Saw, The Blair Witch Project)
5. The Maltese Falcon
3. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2. The Departed
(Honorable Mentions: Casablanca, The Empire Strikes Back)