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The podcast version of the New Orleans-based movie review website Swampflix.com

Location:

New Orleans, LA

Description:

The podcast version of the New Orleans-based movie review website Swampflix.com

Twitter:

@Swampflix

Language:

English


Episodes

#206: Anguish (1987) & Total Momsters

2/19/2024
Britnee, James, Brandon, and Hanna discuss four cult classics about monstrously mean but lovingly devoted moms, starting with the Zelda Rubinstein horror vehicle Anguish (1987) https://swampflix.com/2024/02/13/krewe-divine-2024/ 00:00 Welcome 03:20 Cat Person (2023) 12:03 Après Vous (2003) 15:28 Breaking the Waves (1996) 20:07 Husbands (1970) 23:59 Soft & Quiet (2023) 29:48 Heavy Petting (1989) 36:04 Anguish (1987) 53:23 Serial Mom (1994) 1:13:00 Mom (1990) 1:24:09 Hush (1998)

Duration:01:44:38

Lagniappe: Tightrope (1984)

2/14/2024
Boomer, Brandon, and Alli discuss the New Orleans-set Clint Eastwood thriller Tightrope (1984) https://swampflix.com/ 00:00 Welcome 01:15 Columbo (1971 - 2003) 03:45 The Not-So-New 52 07:22 American Fiction (2023) 13:20 Stalker (1979) 24:45 Party Girl (1958) 29:55 White Heat (1949) 35:45 Tightrope (1984)

Duration:01:12:52

#205: The Boy Friend (1971) & Ken "The Mad Lad" Russell

2/10/2024
Britnee, James, Brandon, and Hanna discuss four cult classics directed by madman provocateur Ken Russell, starting with his Busby Berkeley-style backstage musical The Boy Friend (1971) https://swampflix.com/ 00:00 Welcome 01:16 Krewe Divine 03:13 Coonskin (1975) 11:48 Possum (2018) 14:35 The Parallax View (1974) 19:45 Schultze Gets the Blues (2003) 24:10 Queenpins (2011) 27:14 Lenny Cooke (2013) 33:20 The Butterfly Effect (2004) 40:03 Fish & Cat (2013) 43:40 Joe's Apartment (1996) 47:07 The Boy Friend (1971) 1:05:13 Lisztomania (1975) 1:19:43 Altered States (1980) 1:36:00 Crimes of Passion (1984)

Duration:01:57:18

Lagniappe: The Silent Partner (1978)

1/30/2024
Boomer, Brandon, and Alli discuss the Canuxploitation bank heist thriller The Silent Partner (1978), written by Curtis Hanson and starring Elliott Gould. https://swampflix.com/2024/01/21/swampflixs-top-10-films-of-2023/ 00:00 Welcome 01:38 Swampflix's Top 10 Films of 2023 16:16 Total Recall (1990) 19:01 Minority Report (2002) 23:20 The Not-So-New 52 24:07 Earth Girls are Easy (1988) 28:00 The Prince of Pennsylvania (1988) 31:38 Soy Cuba (1964) 34:04 The Cranes are Flying (1957) 37:57 The Book of Clarence (2024) 42:11 Robot Dreams (2024) 45:09 Destroy All Neighbors (2024) 49:00 The Beekeeper (2024) 55:38 The Silent Partner (1978)

Duration:01:22:41

#204: Afire & 2023’s Honorable Mentions

1/23/2024
Brandon, James, Britnee, and Hanna continue our discussion of the Top Films of 2023 with some honorable mentions, starting with Christian Petzold's creative-block drama Afire https://swampflix.com/2024/01/21/swampflixs-top-10-films-of-2023/ 00:00 Welcome 07:00 The Curse (2023 - 2024) 12:10 Bogus (1996) 14:14 Big Night (1996) 18:00 Heaven Knows What (2014) 21:00 Lone Star (1996) 27:00 Teorema (1968) 32:13 Down By Law (1986) 36:27 Afire (2023) 54:00 Showing Up (2023) 1:13:14 No Hard Feelings (2023) 1:31:30 Shin Kamen Rider (2023)

Duration:01:56:59

Lagniappe: Prince Of Darkness (1987)

1/16/2024
Boomer, Brandon, and Alli discuss John Carpenter’s Santanicosmic horror Prince of Darkness (1987) https://swampflix.com/ 00:00 Plot is Optional 01:56 The Not-So-New 52 11:13 Krampus (2015) 13:39 Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) 17:00 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) 19:33 The Holdovers (2023) 22:32 Dream Scenario (2023) 24:09 Suitable Flesh (2023) 26:10 The Boy and the Heron (2023) 31:40 The Royal Hotel (2023) 34:03 Poor Things (2023) 41:45 Stroszek (1977) 46:23 Citizen Kane (1941) 51:52 There Will Be Blood (2007) 53:51 The Seventh Seal (1957) 01:01:11 Christmas Evil (1980) 01:04:52 Shin Kamen Rider (2023) 01:10:12 Time Bomb Y2K (2023) 01:16:28 Crazy Horse (2011) 01:21:34 Peppermint Soda (1977) 01:28:12 The Lathe of Heaven (1980) 01:35:37 Prince of Darkness (1987)

Duration:02:11:48

#203: The Top 24 Films of 2023

1/8/2024
Brandon, James, Britnee, and Hanna discuss their favorite films of 2023. https://swampflix.com/ 00:00 Welcome 01:26 Night Swim (2024) 06:27 Skinamarink 13:30 May December 20:17 Anatomy of a Fall 26:09 The Five Devils 30:40 The Iron Claw 38:13 John Wick: Chapter 4 44:47 EO 49:16 Fallen Leaves 55:49 Dream Scenario 1:02:22 Past Lives 1:09:57 Talk to Me 1:15:56 Shin Ultraman 1:19:40 Beau is Afraid 01:28:00 Godzilla Minus One 01:33:03 TMNT: Mutant Mayhem 01:40:52 Smoking Causes Coughing 01:48:08 Priscilla 01:53:41 Infinity Pool 01:59:52 The Royal Hotel 02:08:55 Asteroid City 02:18:47 Enys Men 02:26:06 Barbie 02:34:50 Saltburn 02:46:33 Poor Things

Duration:03:04:02

Lagniappe: The Holdovers & 2023 SEFCA Winners

12/27/2023
Brandon is joined by Moviegoing with Bill‘s Bill Arceneaux to discuss the Southeastern Film Critic Association’s awarded films of 2023, starting with the only prize-winner we haven't previously covered, Alexander Payne's The Holdovers. www.sefca.net/winners www.moviegoing.rocks/ 00:00 Welcome 05:20 SEFCA's Top 10 Films of 2023 26:06 The Holdovers (2023) 53:03 Other SEFCA Winners

Duration:01:34:49

#202: Elves (1989) & Santa's Little Killers

12/22/2023
Brandon is joined by Pete Moran of the We Love to Watch podcast to discuss Christmas horror films about miniature killers, starting with the Yuletide Nazisploitation novelty Elves (1989) https://www.wltwpodcast.com/ 00:00 Welcome 06:53 Little Christmas killers 37:24 Elves (1989) 57:05 Gremlins (1984) 1:17:03 Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys (2004) 1:28:18 The Gingerdead Man (2005) 1:38:03 Krampus (2015) 1:53:23 Toys of Terror (2020) 2:00:06 Silent Night Deadly Night 5: The Toymaker (1991) 2:08:30 Feeders 2: Slay Bells (1998)

Duration:02:26:04

Lagniappe: Moon Garden (2023)

12/16/2023
Boomer, Brandon, and Alli discuss the dreamworld fantasy film Moon Garden (2023) https://swampflix.com/ 00:00 Welcome 01:22 Inu-Oh (2022) 05:11 It's a Wonderful Knife (2023) 08:22 Thanksgiving (2023) 11:35 The Marvels (2023) 22:06 The Killer (2023) 28:00 A Fish Called Wanda (1988) 33:45 E.T. (1982) 39:40 Godzilla Minus One (2023) 42:50 FYC Screeners 1:06:20 Moon Garden (2023) 1:33:13 Best of 2023 Catchup

Duration:01:43:57

#201: King Creole (1958) & Elvis vs Priscilla

12/9/2023
James and Brandon discuss cinematic representations of Elvis Presley, from his youth-culture acting chops in 1958's New Orleans noir King Creole to his recent post-mortem biopic depictions in Baz Luhrmann's Elvis (2022) & Sofia Coppola's Priscilla (2023). https://swampflix.com/ 00:00 Welcome 02:40 Master Gardener (2023) 07:00 The Taste of Things (2024) 13:05 King Creole (1958) 27:30 Elvis (2022) vs. Priscilla (2023)

Duration:00:58:35

Lagniappe: Off Ramp & NOFF 2023

12/3/2023
Brandon is joined by Moviegoing with Bill's Bill Arceneaux to review the films they caught at the 34th annual New Orleans Film Festival, culminating with the gross-out Juggalo road trip comedy Off Ramp (winner of the Audience Award for Best Louisiana Narrative Feature). https://swampflix.com/ https://www.moviegoing.rocks/ 00:00 Welcome 04:22 Burnt Roux 06:45 Fck'n Nuts 13:19 Chokehole: Drag Wrestlers Do Deutschland 29:46 The Disappearance of Shere Hite 39:53 Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project 44:45 Off Ramp

Duration:01:35:03

#200: Dolemite is My Name (2019) & Second Takes

11/26/2023
To celebrate a podcast milestone, Britnee, James, and Brandon break their own rules by revisiting films previously discussed on the show, starting with the Rudy Ray Moore biopic Dolemite is My Name (2019) https://swampflix.com/ 00:00 Welcome 05:40 Priscilla (2023) 08:47 The Silence of the Lambs (1991) 11:50 Sea of Love (1989) 17:11 Honeymoon in Vegas (1992) 23:46 Dolemite is My Name (2019) 40:36 Tampopo (1985) 58:16 Cat People (1982)

Duration:01:21:35

Lagniappe: Star Trek - First Contact (1996)

11/20/2023
Boomer, Brandon, and Alli discuss the Next Gen Star Trek time travel episode First Contact (1996) https://swampflix.com/ 00:00 Welcome 06:54 Anatomy of a Fall (2023) 16:46 L’immensità (2023) 19:17 Priscilla (2023) 23:11 Star Trek - First Contact (1996)

Duration:01:12:24

#199: Sex and the City (1998 - 2010)

11/12/2023
Brandon and Britnee discuss all things Sex and the City, from the groundbreaking television show to its bloated movie sequels and its streaming era follow-up And Just Like That. https://swampflix.com/ 00:00 Welcome 05:40 Demons (1985) 10:35 Totally Killer (2023) 13:20 Bell, Book and Candle (1958) 17:40 The show 54:30 The movies

Duration:01:27:31

Lagniappe: Desert Hearts (1985)

11/6/2023
Boomer, Brandon, and Alli discuss the lesbian period drama Desert Hearts (1985), set in the ranches & casinos of 1950s Reno. https://swampflix.com/ 00:00 Welcome 03:02 Ghostwatch (1992) 08:24 Addams Family Values (1993) 09:38 A Thief in the Night (1972) 13:23 Cobweb (2023) 23:24 Dismember the Alamo 2023 31:45 Desert Hearts (1985)

Duration:01:01:02

#198: Universal's Frankenstein (1931 - 1948)

10/31/2023
Brandon is joined by Aaron Armstrong of the We Love to Watch podcast to discuss the eight classic Universal horrors that feature Frankenstein's monster https://www.wltwpodcast.com/ https://swampflix.com/2023/09/28/halloween-streaming-recommendations-2023/ 00:00 Welcome 08:00 Spooktober on the We Love to Watch podcast 12:12 Ghostwatch (1992) 14:16 Invaders from Mars (1953) 17:23 Beyond Dream's Door (1989) 21:07 James Whale's Frankenstein movies 58:42 Universal's other Frankenstein movies

Duration:01:51:43

Lagniappe: Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) vs. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994)

10/24/2023
Boomer, Brandon, and Alli discuss two literary horror adaptations produced by American Zoetrope in the 1990s: Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) and Kenneth Branagh's Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994) https://swampflix.com/2023/09/28/halloween-streaming-recommendations-2023/ 00:00 Welcome 01:35 Eyes Without a Face (1960) 04:30 Prom Night (1980) 07:45 Multiple Maniacs (1970) 09:55 Exorcist III (1990) 11:55 The Infernal Cauldron (1903) 13:53 Sorry, Charlie (2023) 15:40 Mission: Impossible, Dead Reckoning Part 1 (2023) 25:40 Lake Mungo (2008) 28:00 Life After Beth (2014) 33:20 The Brood (1979) 40:40 Dracula's Daughter (1936) 45:22 Opera (1987) 50:11 The Creeping Flesh (1973) 55:02 Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) 59:48 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) 1:04:28 Dicks: The Musical (2023) 1:07:48 The Cassandra Cat (1963) 1:13:00 Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) vs. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994)

Duration:01:54:35

#197: The Wolf Man (1941) & Other Wolf Men

10/17/2023
James, Brandon, and Hanna discuss four horror movies about werewolves, starting with Universal's genre-defining classic The Wolf Man (1941) https://swampflix.com/2023/09/28/halloween-streaming-recommendations-2023/ 00:00 Welcome 04:29 Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) 09:50 Saw X (2023) 11:52 They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969) 18:02 The Royal Hotel (2023) 20:07 Hotel Coolgardie (2016) 22:06 The Wolf Man (1941) 40:05 An American Werewolf in London (1981) 56:03 Dog Soldiers (2002) 1:10:06 Wolf Guy: Enraged Lycanthrope (1975)

Duration:01:22:21

Lagniappe: The Exorcist III (1990)

10/9/2023
Boomer and Brandon discuss the supernatural horror sequel The Exorcist III (1990), written & directed by the author of the original Exorcist's source novel https://swampflix.com/2023/09/28/halloween-streaming-recommendations-2023/ 00:00 Welcome 04:22 House on Haunted Hill (1999) 12:22 Jacob's Ladder (1990) 14:47 Talk to Me (2023) 26:12 Aporia (2023) 27:59 Freejack (1992) 30:12 Buzzcut (2022) 31:56 Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) 34:02 No One Will Save You (2023) 39:36 Fire in the Sky (1993) 48:52 Cult of Chucky (2017) 56:50 The Craft (1996) 1:03:53 The Craft: Legacy (2020) 1:07:35 The Exorcist III (1990)

Duration:01:42:13