Stuff We’ve Seen

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Jim and Teal are two movie enthusiasts who love to dish about themes, genres, the latest films, and oddball hidden gems. Sometimes there’s even a guest. The new season is now streaming, but there are more than a hundred back episodes to keep you entertained.


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Jim and Teal are two movie enthusiasts who love to dish about themes, genres, the latest films, and oddball hidden gems. Sometimes there’s even a guest. The new season is now streaming, but there are more than a hundred back episodes to keep you entertained.








The Best Films of 2022

There are plenty of debates to go around as Jim and Teal duke it out over their top films of 2022. Can they find common ground, or will it be a drag out fight to the death? Also, our two trusty podcast heroes weigh in on the Andrea Riseborough Oscar controversy.


2023 Academy Awards Nominatons

We do it every year on Oscar Nominations day. Jim and Teal break down all the award nominees, from the surprises (Andrea Riseborough anyone?) to the expected (many awards for Everything, Everywhere, All at Once.) Catch all the fun as Jim reveals the nominations to Teal, who kept radio silence until the moment of taping. Let us know if there were any surprises or omissions that shocked you.


Spielboctagon Three: The Final Battle

Jim and Teal make it to the finish line on Steven Spielberg's filmography in this third and final episode of The Spielboctagon. All Steven's films from 1998 to the Fabelmans get covered (well, they already covered the Fabelmans on episode one.) So, get ready to find out which films Teal liked, and which ones he did not. Hint! Hint! He's not a fan of The Post.


Back in the Spielboctagon

Jim and Teal return for more Steven Spielberg mania with part two of their look at his filmography. This episode covers all Spielberg's films from 1981 through 1997. So, get ready for Raiders, E.T., Jurassic Park, Schindler's List, and more. And don't worry, there are plenty of laughs along the way.


The Fabelmans: Steven Spielberg Gets Personal

This week Jim and Teal enter the Spielboctagon. Their mission: tackle the entire Steven Spielberg filmography. Spoiler alert! They don't get very far. But in this first, of at least two episodes (who knows how long it will take them to get through every movie) they dive straight into Steven Spielberg's latest offering, The Fabelmans. You may not know it from the awful movie trailer, but The Fabelmans is a great film, and certainly Spielberg's most personal. Gut wrenching at times, inspiring...


Fascism on Film: The Mortal Storm and A Special Day

Jim and Teal begin an ongoing series dedicated to discussing Fascism on Film, and the way filmmakers handle this timely topic over the years. For this first episode they talk about two films that look at the rise of Nazism in Europe, and then the axis pact between Hitler and Mussolini. The Mortal Storm is an unsparing look at the dangers coming to Europe. Set in 1933, this film premiered in 1940, shortly after Hitler began his invasion of Europe. A Special Day takes place in 1938, on the day...


A Discussion on Tár

Jim and Teal focus in on one of their favorite films of 2022, Todd Field's Tár, starring Cate Blanchett in a tour-de-force performance. This is a continuation from the previous week's podcast, where Jim and Teal ran out of time as they were getting into this film.


New Movies to Watch This November

There's lots of new movies out streaming right now, and a few gems that one can catch in the theaters. In this episode Jim and Teal do a bunch of capsule reviews of the following films: Weird: The Al Yankovich Story, Causeway, Don't Worry Darling, Decision to Leave, Banshees of Inisherin, Amsterdam, and Soft & Quiet. That's a lot of movies! And there were so many that Jim and Teal ran out of time to talk about the movie they really wanted to talk about, Tar. They recorded it, but to give...


2022: The Year of Horror

Halloween Ends, and so does Jim and Teal's month-long binge of horror movies. From the Criterion Channel's 80s collection to new horror fare like Barbarian, Pearl, and Halloween Ends, there is a lot of ground to cover. Jim and Teal note that 2022 is turning out to be a banner year for the horror genre with a lot of well-received, both with critics and box office, films like Barbarian and Smile, and rebooted franchises such as Hellraiser and Halloween. This episode packs in as many films...


A look at Criterion Channel’s 80s Horror Collection

That's right, it's horror month. October is a great time to catch up on horror movies, and that's exactly what Jim and Teal did. Using the Criterion Channel's 30-film 80s horror film series as their guide, Jim and Teal set out to see some horror flicks that eluded them over the years. The Criterion Channel's list features some real obscurities of titles Jim and Teal never heard of before. Frank Henenlotter (Basket Case, Brain Damage, Frankenhooker) may have become a new favorite of...


Waiting for Godard

The legendary filmic miscreant, Jean-Luc Godard, gets his due on Stuff We've Seen. Jim and Teal went to work, and saw a whole slew of Godard's movies. Lots of classics, and a few little-seen gems thrown into the mix. Get your Gitanes ready, head to a local cafe, and prepare to dive into a the strange cinematic world of Jean-Luc Godard.

More Films for Your Fourteen Year Olds to Watch

Jim and Teal bring you a whole slew of movies for your young film enthusiast. There are a bunch of films that they loved as teenagers, and they think your teen may get value from them as well. Lots of films to tackle, so buckle up, and enjoy!


Film School for Fourteen Year Olds

Jim and Teal both have kids in high school now, and it's time to re-think what films they think their eldest children should check out. Lots of great recommendations on this episode. So many, in fact, they'll be getting back on the mic next week for a second installment. Enjoy!


Stuff We’ve Seen is Back in Action

The Movie Morlock will always have a special place in our hearts, but it just wasn't the same without the dynamic duo of Jim and Teal. We are pleased to announce a brand new season of Stuff We've Seen. On our first episode back we play a bit of catch up to talk about some of the Stuff We've Seen over the past few months. We hope to make our reboot a bi-monthly occasion. Same fun show, but hopefully with realistic recording schedules. Get ready all you film compeltionists out there: the...


There’s a lot of Things to Stream Right Now

Let the Movie Morlock be your guide to a bunch of different shows to stream on your television sets right now. Catch up on shows like The Leftovers or Watchmen. Take in some new fare such as Tokyo Vice or Winning Time. Watch the final installments of Ozark and Better Call Saul. So, much great content is available to stream right now. In addition, The Morlock talks about several films now in theaters, and coming to streaming soon that you'll want on your radar screen. From A24's horror...


Paolo Sorrentino and The Hand of God

Al Fraser joins The Movie Morlock to discuss several films by acclaimed Italian director, Paolo Sorrentino, including his Academy Award nominated film, The Hand of God. Al and The Morlock also talk about other Sorrention films, including The Great Beauty, and his cult film, This Must be the Place. What else? Al saw Licorice Pizza, and it brought a twinge of nostalgia to his life growing up in Southern California in the 70s and 80s. Looking for some new films to discover? This week's...


F the Academy. Teal and the Morlock Critique Poor Oscar Decision-Making

The Movie Morlock is back with his old pal, Teal to unleash a can of whoopass on the Academy. With Oscar ratings down the network that hosts the awards show, ABC, made some demands to remove eight categories from the main show. The Morlock and Teal discuss why this is a terrible decision. Also on this episode, the Morlock saw The Batman. Was he fan? Listen and find out. And while the decision to cut eight categories is the most egregious mishap of this Oscar season, there are plenty of...


2022 Oscar Nominations Discussion

Every year The Movie Morlock does a recap of the Oscar Nominations, and when he was doing Stuff We've Seen it was always with Teal. So why should this year be any different? Teal is back to go through the entire list of nominees. What were the surprises and omissions? Get set for James (The Movie Morlock) and Teal to take you through it all.


Hitchcrock! The Later Films of Alfred Hitchcock

This week the Movie Morlock invites film enthusiast, and Instragrammer, Richard Stracke to discuss one of the most important filmmakers of all time, Alfred Hitchcock. But while Hitchcock enjoys a stellar reputation to this day, there is no denying the fact that his last several offerings weren't up to the same level as his most known works. From Marnie (1964) to Family Plot (1976), the Morlock and Stracke pick apart the final five from the man with the famous profile. Bust our your...


The Trial of Licorice Pizza

Licorice Pizza - Fun-loving, 1970's set coming-of-age romantic comedy, or dark look at an older woman's inappropriate relationship with a 15 year old boy set against the backdrop of gropey film producers and racist restaurant owners? Who knew Paul Thomas Anderson's trip down nostalgia lane was going to be so controversial? James Kent, The Movie Morlock, and his frequent cohort, Shannon tackle the controversies with two different takes on the movie. For the Morlock, this discussion was...