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A Method to the Madness
59 minutes | 12 hours ago
Casino Royale: Breaking Bonds
Casino Royale is a great all-rounder, but its merit lies in its nuanced reformation of our favourite misogynistic, alcohol-fueled MI6 agent, James Bond. Find more at amttm.com/.
44 minutes | a month ago
Schindler's List: A Cinematic Legend
Schindler's List will forever exist in the hall of fame of cinema. This work explores a delicate topic perfectly, presenting all the sides of humanity. We explore Goeth, one of the best villains in contemporary film, the redemption arc of Schindler and the accurate portrayal of Nazi bureaucracy in this legendary film.
36 minutes | 2 months ago
Ran: The Edge of Chaos
This legendary film by Kurosawa lives up to its partial adaptation of King Lear, feeling like a gorgeous sensory stage play. We explore the duality of nature and the intrigues of politics and nobility in this complex film. Find more at amttm.com/.
40 minutes | 3 months ago
American Psycho: Sadistic Societies
Perhaps one of the most well-known social commentary films, American Psycho explores the decadent Western culture of the late 20th century. We discuss film industry misogyny, literary analysis in education and hedonism.
38 minutes | 4 months ago
Magnolia: Chance or Choice
While ostensibly not the most ideal choice for a Christmas special, Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia is about the sublimity of life. Like pawns in a board game, the complex web of interconnectedness between all human lives brings everyone together in this film, much like most of humanity during the festive season.
24 minutes | 4 months ago
True Grit: A Good Ol' Time
This film will certainly not be remembered like the Coen Brothers' crowning achievement: No Country for Old Men. Yet, it will always be enjoyed. We discuss what makes this a masterpiece of sheer entertainment.
59 minutes | 5 months ago
The Social Network: Money vs Friendship
David Fincher once again proves his directing prowess with his semi-autobiographical film about the creation of Facebook. We discuss all things social media, how this film portrays Facebook founder, Zuckerberg, and the beautiful impartiality of this film.
34 minutes | 5 months ago
Sputnik: The Russian Identity and Aliens
At first glance, Egor Abramenko's directorial debut may just seem to be another alien slasher. Be that as it may, we discuss the historical context of Sputnik and how this helps to generate a far more unique cinematic experience. We also critique Abramenko's intentions of paving a new way for Russian sci-fi cinema.
45 minutes | 5 months ago
Birdman: Art Imitating Life
Iñárritu's Birdman deserves every award it received, and more. We discuss what makes this film a cinematic masterpiece, including the daring cinematography, supreme acting and cool-headed soundtrack. We also explore the theme of film vs. theatre as well as Birdman's Dharma qualities.
39 minutes | 6 months ago
Brick: Adoration and Evolution
Explore with us the cult classic, Brick, the directorial debut of the acclaimed (unless you're a Star Wars fan) Rian Johnson. We dissect modern-day film noir and express our opinions of indie classics.
47 minutes | 6 months ago
La La Land: A Consummate Musical
This week, we're joined by our first ever guest: David McNeill, author of the Maynard Trigg series. We discuss what a musical is in the film industry, why the opinions of them are so polarised and the sheer skill within the technical production of one of the most successful musical films of all time.
31 minutes | 7 months ago
The Thing: Crafting Uncertainty
Undoubtedly a classic, John Carpenter's The Thing still persists through the ages, remaining as shocking as it was when it was released almost 40 years ago. Aside from the tantalisingly grotesque props, the merit of this film lies in its ability to craft mystery and sow seeds of doubt, begging the question - who is The Thing?
29 minutes | 7 months ago
Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker: All Hail Disney
Why is the sequel trilogy of Star Wars a critical failure? While some of it could be attributed to the poor narrative, it mostly boils down to it being too corporate. The Rise of Skywalker disappoints as it attempts to satisfy generationally new Star Wars followers while leaving a bad taste for the 'fans of the old guard'.
35 minutes | 7 months ago
Logan: The Throes of Heroism
The hero is portrayed as courageous, compassionate and morally just, rarely investigating their susceptibility to natural human infallibilities. Logan concludes the 17 year story of Hugh Jackman as The Wolverine in this way, showing the true toll of heroism on our beloved, clawed hero.
42 minutes | 8 months ago
Get Out: The Nuances of Political Storytelling
Storytelling can sometimes be a balancing act. You must ensure your lesson is tangible but not too didactic. We discuss how Jordan Peele's highly successful directorial debut achieves this perfect balance as well as the significance of Get Out in the sphere of racism.
39 minutes | 8 months ago
The Irishman: An Extraordinary, Unglamorous Life
The Scorsese biopic about the life of Frank Sheeran philosophically follows on from his previous works, aptly embodying the meaning of the classic idiom 'crime doesn't pay'. We discuss this, touch on the 'death of cinema' and praise the subtle costume design of The Irishman.
39 minutes | 8 months ago
Drive: A Gritty and Gory, Neon Noir
If anything, Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive is a tantalising sensory experience that showcases the unique genre of 'The Driver'. We discuss why the formula of a getaway driver seeking redemption works so well to tell a story and attempt to psychoanalyse Ryan Gosling's almost creepy performance as the unnamed protagonist of this film.
56 minutes | 8 months ago
Avengers Endgame: The Philosophy of Conclusions
Tune in as we laud the most ambitious but well-executed finale in cinematic history. We discuss the meme culture surrounding Thanos, what Endgame means for the Marvel Cinematic Universe and explore the science of denouements.
39 minutes | 9 months ago
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: A Simpler Era
Quentin Tarantino's penultimate film immerses us in the fabled Hollywood of the 1960s when life was uncomplicated though no better. We discuss how this film acts as a respectful eulogy for the late Sharon Tate and relate the aimless quality of Tarantino's works to absurdism.
36 minutes | 9 months ago
The Lighthouse: Terror of the Unknown
With similar engrossment to The Witch, The Lighthouse immerses us in the sailor superstition of more paranoid times. We discuss the three variations by which fear exists and note the recent emergence of new-age, consummate horror directors.
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