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Episode 36: Best of 2020
Today, Dave and Michael are joined by a very special guest, Chicago’s very own Robert Daniels! Robert and the guys run down their 2020 Top 10 lists and ruminate on the year that very much was. About our guest Robert Daniels is a Chicago-based critic and is the founder and editor of 812filmreviews. Robert is a contributor to RogerEbert.com, ThePlaylist, Vulture, Consequence of Sound, Polygon, the New York Times, and many others. He can be found at 812filmreviews.com. Contents 0 - 3:30 Intro 3:30 - End Top 10 Discussions The Top 10's Robert "David Byrne's American Utopia" "Nomadland" "One Night in Miami" "First Cow" "Night of the Kings" "Martin Eden" "I'm Thinking of Ending Things" "Minari" "Lovers Rock" "Time" Dave "I’m Thinking of Ending Things" "The Invisible Man" "Come to Daddy" "Bacurau" "Possessor" "La Llorona" "The Deeper You Dig" "His House" "Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street" Michael* Sound of Metal Bacurau Lovers Rock Nomadland I’m Thinking of Ending Things Education David Byrne’s American Utopia Red, White and Blue Wolfwalkers First Cow * So far
78 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 34: First Cow
Special guest Jim Laczkowski stops by to talk about the movie everyone is mooooing over FIRST COW. This will not be the only cow pun.
68 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 33: Relic
Three generations of women come to terms with aging, family histories, and maybe more in the debut film from Natalie Erika James, Relic.
86 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 32: The Good the bad and the Ugly
In honor of the late Ennio Morricone, Michael and Dave travel to Old West, a land of gunslingers, Brooklyn-accented New Mexican bandits, and Clint Eastwood. Just kidding, it's Spain. We're talking about the 1966 Spaghetti masterpiece THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY, and its equally masterful score. As a bonus, Michael clicks furiously on the world's loudest mouse, and Dave casually eats a bag of chips with his mic unmuted.
73 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 31: Ad Astra
We are all set for launch as Dave and Mike give this reflective 2019 Science Fiction film two rockets up. Starring little known actors Brad Pitt and featuring newcomer Tommy Lee Jones, Ad Astra was not seen by enough people last year. It may have only grabbed one Oscar nomination (sound editing), but it caught our hosts' attention and hearts with its theme of the peril of certainty.
65 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 30: Deerskin
Deerskin is a French dark comedy that both our hosts loved. Brought to you by murder-tire famed director Quentin Dupieux (2010's Rubber). Drape yourself in the frills of nature and come ride the stag of absurdity with us. Deerskin on IMDB Support theaters by watching Deerskin in virtual cinema https://www.filmlinc.org/films/deerskin/ https://drafthouse.com/virtual-cinema/deerskin
42 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 29: Capital in the Twenty-first Century
Capital in the Twenty-first Century attempts to recount the history of inequality and capitalism since the Industrial Revolution. That's a lot to chew on, and Michael and David discuss whether it was too much.
66 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 28: The Invisible Man
From the comfort of their own homes, Dave and Michael review the new The Invisible Man starring Elizabeth Moss, directed by Leigh Whannell. The movie is undoubtedly scary enough but has a lot to say about the consequences when we doubt women. Dave was so excited to see a deserving heir to the original Invisible Man that he almost wore pants while recording. Michael obsessively played with a coin on his desk, not realizing his computer mic would pick up the noise. Sorry about that. Time notes 0-10:00 Welcome and Review 10:00-40:00 The History of "Invisible Man" on film 40:00 - End Thematic analysis and consideration of how the movie ends
59 minutes | a year ago
Episode 27: The Movie Experience
Links to help Chicago theaters and employees Support Davis Theater employees Help the MusicBox by streaming Gene Siskel stream at home
45 minutes | a year ago
Episode 26: Shutter Island
In celebration of its tenth anniversary, Shutter Island is examined.
33 minutes | a year ago
Episode 25: Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Michael and Dave review and try and analyze of the multilayered masterpiece Portrait of a Lady on Fire. Notes Portrait of a Lady on Fire on IMDB Check out Broey Deschanel in-depth treatment of the gaze in this film
89 minutes | a year ago
Episode 24: Oscars 2020
Dave and Michael discuss the state of all things Oscar in 2020. Hear their predictions and what they think was snubbed in this years slate.
55 minutes | a year ago
2019 in film
We go through 2019, highlighting the films we regret missing and those we loved. Links The movies we talked about Michael's top 25 of 2019
45 minutes | a year ago
Adam Sandler is in one of the best movies of the year- and no, they didn't make a Jake and Jill sequel! We're talking of course about Uncut Gems.
52 minutes | a year ago
A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family. Written and directed by Rian Johnson. Starring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, and Ana de Armas. Knives Out on IMDB Knives Out Official Site
46 minutes | a year ago
Jojo Rabbit has been dividing critics. Although it won the audience choice at TIFF, some feel the lighthearted portrayal of Hitler is in bad taste. Others just find it funny. IMDB
40 minutes | a year ago
They both loved the Lighthouse, but Michael could have used a little more guidance into port.
49 minutes | a year ago
This week we are off to Korea to discuss the failures of capitalism with Bong Joon Ho's Parasite.
35 minutes | a year ago
Dave and Mike tried to avoid the controversy, but it couldn't be avoided. Oh yeah, we liked it. Art house cool badges will be turned in at the end of the week.
50 minutes | a year ago
Summer of '79: Apocalypse Now
Description Mike and Dave reconsider Apocalypse Now during its 40th anniversary year. IMDB Notes
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