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A Filmversation with Mike and Nick
121 minutes | Jan 26, 2023
Studio Intervention - Greed & The Magnificent Ambersons
The hosts take a look at two infamous examples of films altered and changed by studio intervention. One of the earliest and most egregious alterations happened to Erich von Stroheim's 1924 Greed. Does the remaining footage yield as close to a masterpiece as its fabled original 9-hour cut?Despite the prestige of Citizen Kane, Orson Welles' The Magnificent Ambersons was not saved from the butchering hands of meddlers. Does the end product carry the gut punches the original was intended to have?
95 minutes | Jan 5, 2023
Sight & Sound - Jeanne Dielman
Mike and Nick take a look at the newest edition of Sight & Sound's best film list. Are the changes drastic?They watch and review the new #1: Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975 - Chantal Akerman). Does this deserve the number one spot?
71 minutes | Dec 16, 2022
Ruben Östlund - Force Majeure & Triangle of Sadness
Mike and Nick discuss one of film's recent sensations: Ruben Östlund. His black comedy Force Majeure made waves when it came out and his most recent Triangle of Sadness seems to have garnered a following as well. The hosts dive into what makes his comedy and situational awkwardness work and how much fun they enjoy his films.
82 minutes | Dec 2, 2022
Jean-Luc Godard - Band of Outsiders & The Image Book
Mike and Nick explore one of the French New Wave's most prominent directors: Jean-Luc Godard. Their journey examines the bookends of his career with an earlier work: Band of Outsiders and his last work: The Image Book. The hosts examine his contribution to cinema along with his stylings and what he may have tried to say with something more experimental.
86 minutes | Oct 27, 2022
Akira - Angel's Egg
Mike and Nick tackle two respected anime that have left their fingerprints on media forever. Akira (1988) takes us to Neo Tokyo and changes the landscape of pop culture forever. Angel's Egg (1985) is Mamoru Oshii's lesser known master work that delves into a crisis of faith.
80 minutes | Oct 13, 2022
Häxan & The Northman
Mike and Nick look at two films on tail ends of the century. They start with Häxan from 1922 and end with The Northman from 2022. A century of film. Is it better now or then? What do these films do that others don't?
90 minutes | Sep 29, 2022
Alain Resnais - Hiroshima Mon Amour & Last Year at Marienbad
Mike and Nick delve into one of the enigmatic filmmakers of the French New Wave.Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959) and Last Year at Marienbad (1961) both use imaginative techniques to explore memory and reality. Find out what the duo has to say about these two films and the filmmaker.
97 minutes | Sep 15, 2022
Jordan Peele - Get Out - Nope
Mike and Nick discuss Jordan Peele's first and most recent films.
74 minutes | Aug 25, 2022
Mad God - Fantastic Planet
Mike and Nick take a look at a pair of films specializing in visual techniques. This year's Mad God offers a look at the practical effects god, Phil Tippett, behind the director's chair. Paired with René Laloux's dazzling 1973 Fantastic Planet.
74 minutes | Aug 11, 2022
Crimes of the Future - Videodrome
Mike and Nick return after a long hiatus to link the new and the old. Reviewing and thinking about Cronenberg's newest offering and seeing how far he's come with his latest film, Crimes of the Future. Does the wizard of body horror still have it? Find out on this episode.
75 minutes | Aug 25, 2020
Black Girl - Touki Bouki
Mike and Nick celebrate Black art in their humble way by reviewing two films from Senegal: 1966 - Ousmane Sembène's Black Girl & 1973 - Djibril Diop Mambéty's Touki Bouki.
114 minutes | Jun 2, 2020
The Rocketeer - Only Angels Have Wings
Mike and Nick are joined by their good friend Dave, an expert in blockbuster Hollywood films. He shares his love for Joe Johnston's The Rocketeer (1991). Leaning into the high flying theatrics, the group discusses Howard Hawks' Only Angels Have Wings (1939). Themes discussed in this episode include Heroism, Aviation, and Gender Roles.
68 minutes | Feb 16, 2020
Satantango - Gemini Man
A tale of two cinematic journeys. Mike caught the 2019 Gemini Man in theatres with the special High Frame Rate. Nick dedicated an entire day to see a special screening of Bela Tarr's seven and a half hour Sátántangó in theatre. The two share their thoughts, loves, and struggles.
91 minutes | Jan 8, 2020
Stalker - Alien
Mike and Nick head to the Zone and explore the depth of Tarkovsky's 1979 Stalker. They pair the cerebral epic with a shot of claustrophobic space horror in Ridley Scott's 1979 Alien.
82 minutes | Nov 15, 2019
Ozu - Tokyo Story & An Autumn Afternoon
Mike and Nick explore legendary filmmaker Yasujirō Ozu's 1953 Tokyo Story and 1962 An Autumn Afternoon. While the duo discusses various themes such as family and marriage, they also discuss fundamentals to Ozu's style and what makes him such a special director. Join this pair of cinephiles for what Nick has dubbed their most special episode to date.
57 minutes | Oct 18, 2019
Evil Dead II Jigoku
Mike and Nick travel to bloody hell on this episode exploring how gore affects the genre. They tackle one classic, Sam Raimi's Evil Dead II (1987) and one not-so-well known flick, Nobuo Nakagawa's Jigoku (1960). Join us for our second episode for the Halloween season.
73 minutes | Oct 1, 2019
Audition - A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Mike and Nick discuss Takashi Miike's 1999 Audition and Ana Lily Amirpour's 2014 A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. This is the first Halloween-themed double feature from your friends Mike and Nick. They'll focus on consequence, age, animals, and hash out the debate if either of these films are feminist!
58 minutes | Jul 23, 2019
Apocalypse Now - Killer of Sheep
Mike and Nick delve deep into escapism and its various forms in this fascinating episode exploring two of cinema's gems: Apocalypse Now and the criminally underseen Killer of Sheep.
83 minutes | May 18, 2019
Seventh Seal - Bogus Journey
Mike and Nick pair two unlikely choices to offer a new and more interesting episode for listeners! Today's features are Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal and Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey. They keep it upbeat with the conversation of Death, Purpose, and Destiny. Join these two budding cinephiles as they try to answer life's important questions through film.
69 minutes | Apr 18, 2019
The Host - Memories of Murder
Mike and Nick explore Obsession and South Korean culture in two films by Bong Joon-ho. What can we say about obsession when a girl goes missing during a monster attack? What does obsession do to a person when you're stuck with a seemingly unsolvable case? How does Bong Joon-ho examine South Korean culture through his camera lens?
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