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

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

#114: Being There (1979) & Great Movie Endings

8/4/2020
James, Britnee, and Brandon discuss their all-time favorite movie endings, with a particular focus on Being There (1979), Perfume (2006), and Dead Alive (1992). Enjoy! https://swampflix.com/2020/08/03/movie-of-the-month-3-women-1977/ 00:00 Welcome 01:15 Robert Altman's psychological thrillers 05:50 The Good Liar (2019) 08:23 Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss (2020) 10:07 Inheritance (2020) 12:27 Extra Ordinary (2020) 14:07 Capone (2020) 17:38 Being There (1979) 43:15 Perfume: The Story...

Duration:01:34:04

Lagniappe: Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home (1986)

7/30/2020
Boomer and Brandon discuss the unlikely fan-favorite Star Trek sequel The Voyage Home (1986), aka "The One With the Whales." https://swampflix.com/ 00:00 Welcome 01:45 Passion Fish (1992) 05:37 Ask Any Buddy (2020) 10:40 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

Duration:00:40:42

#113: Scream, Queen! (2020) & Mark Patton's Nightmare on Elm Street

7/23/2020
Britnee, James, and Brandon revisit the most hotly debated outlier in the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise: Freddy's Revenge (1985), with a particular focus on its homophobic & homoerotic subtext as detailed in the documentaries Scream, Queen! (2020) & Never Sleep Again (2010). Enjoy! https://swampflix.com/ 00:00 Welcome 02:35 Palm Springs (2020) 05:34 Stargate (1994) 07:36 Midwest Obsession (1995) 10:34 Look Away (2018) 13:18 Vivarium (2020) 15:51 Zombi Child (2020) 19:11 Scream, Queen! My...

Duration:01:22:29

Lagniappe: Death Spa (1989)

7/14/2020
Brandon and Boomer introduce a new bonus podcast format in hopes of making The Swampflix Podcast a weekly occurrence. This inaugural lagniappe episode includes a round-up of what they've been watching lately and a review of the over-the-top supernatural horror relic Death Spa (1989). Enjoy! https://swampflix.com/ 00:00 Welcome 03:10 Disclosure (2020) 07:35 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) 15:05 Tongues Untied (1989) 20:11 Dottie Gets Spanked (1993) 25:35 Death Spa (1989)

Duration:01:06:56

#112: Wrinkles the Clown (2019) & A Mid-Year Return to the Best of 2019

7/9/2020
Britnee, Brandon, and James discuss the most noteworthy movies from last year they‘ve seen in the six months since they made their respective Top Films of 2019 lists, with a particular focus on Uncut Gems, The Farewell, and Wrinkles the Clown. Enjoy! https://swampflix.com/2020/01/31/swampflixs-top-10-films-of-2019/ 00:00 Welcome 03:44 Apollo 11 (2019) 07:34 Under the Silver Lake (2019) 11:20 Monos (2019) 14:13 Fighting With My Family (2019) 16:49 Joker (2019) 23:26 Family (2019) 28:17...

Duration:01:49:24

#111: Lady in a Cage (1964) & Elevator Horror

6/24/2020
"Elevated horror" is so 2010s; now elevator horror is the hottest new trend. For this episode, Britnee & Brandon meet over Skype to discuss a trio of movies about killer elevators, starting with the Olivia de Havilland psychobiddy classic Lady in a Cage (1964). Enjoy! https://swampflix.com/2020/06/02/movie-of-the-month-funeral-parade-of-roses-1969/ 0:00 Welcome 4:53 Olivia (1951) 10:30 Joker (2019) 12:00 365 Days (2020) 13:57 Dogs Don't Wear Pants (2020) 17:17 Inserts (1975) 20:04 Pink...

Duration:01:30:08

#110: The Matrix Sequels vs. The Animatrix (2003)

6/9/2020
James & Brandon revisit the nu-metal era cyberpunk Matrix franchise for the first time since their youth, half of which they're watching for the first time. They also take a computer-animated detour into The Animatrix (2003), comparing it extensively to the live-action sequels. Enjoy! https://swampflix.com/ 00:00 Welcome 03:30 The Invisible Man (2020) 05:30 Crazy World (2020) 09:16 Ticket of No Return (1979) 13:01 The Matrix Trilogy (1999 - 2003) 58:45 The Animatrix (2003)

Duration:01:40:09

#109: Truth or Dare (1991) & Madonna's Erotic Era

5/27/2020
Britnee & Brandon meet over Skype to discuss Madonna's erotica period in the early 90s, starting with a behind the scenes documentary on her iconic Blond Ambition Tour, Truth or Dare (1991). Enjoy! https://swampflix.com/2020/05/26/chicago-2002-as-the-template-for-a-proper-john-waters-musical/ 00:00 Welcome 03:44 Classics in Miniature: Joan of Arc (2019) 06:53 The Wrong Missy (2020) 13:25 The Boy with the Green Hair (1948) 16:43 Jubilee (1978) 21:18 Chicago (2002) 24:38 The Devil Wears Prada...

Duration:01:23:18

#108: The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) & A Quarantine Grab Bag

5/16/2020
James & Brandon catch up with each other on how living in quarantine has been affecting their viewing habits and daily routines over the first couple months of the COVID-19 crisis. They also share their favorite movies they've discovered since the stay-at-home orders took effect, starting with the Atomic Age sci-fi classic The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) Enjoy! https://swampflix.com/now-playing/ 00:00 Life & Movies in Quarantine 25:16 The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) 40:20 To Die For...

Duration:01:52:47

#107: Kolya (1996) vs. The Czech New Wave

4/28/2020
Britnee & Brandon survey the major cornerstones of Czech cinema. They start with the mainstream Oscar-winner Kolya (1996), then compare it to the furthest extremes of The Czech New Wave of the 1960s. Enjoy! https://swampflix.com/2020/04/17/get-excited-the-swampflix-podcast-is-now-on-youtube/ 00:00 Welcome 01:15 Bunny Lake is Missing (1965) 04:36 The Other Lamb (2020) 09:26 The Babysitter (1995) 12:08 Circus of Books (2020) 14:55 Troop Zero (2020) 17:45 Blow the Man Down (2020) 21:01 Kolya...

Duration:01:23:36

#106: Kenneth Anger's Magick Lantern Cycle

4/17/2020
CC & Brandon tackle Kenneth Anger's decades-spanning short film series "The Magick Lantern Cycle" – from Fireworks (1947) to Lucifer Rising (1972). Expect occultist rituals, leather bondage regalia, LSD freak-outs, and good old-fashioned homoeroticism. Enjoy! https://swampflix.com/now-playing/ 0:00 Welcome 4:00 My Life in Pink (1997) 9:20 The Platform (2020) 14:35 The Bigamist (1953) 19:35 Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore (1997) 24:11 Who is Kenneth Anger? 39:02 The Magick Lantern Cycle

Duration:04:10:06

#105: Mondo Trasho (1969) & Bootleg Drag

3/31/2020
Britnee & Brandon meet over Skype to discuss three dirt-cheap, no-budget films starring drag queens, starting with John Waters’s debut feature Mondo Trasho (1969). Enjoy! https://swampflix.com/2020/03/22/divine-art-commissions-in-the-time-of-covid-19/ 00:00 - 26:25 A Place in the Sun (1951) Lady in a Cage (1964) The Exotic Ones (1968) To Die For (1995) 26:50 - 47:00 Mondo Trasho (1969) 47:00 - 1:27:00 Vegas in Space (1991) Killer Drag Queens on Dope (2003)

Duration:01:13:06

#104: Children of Paradise (1945) & New Orleans French Film Fest 2020

3/19/2020
The crew discusses all eight features they caught at the 2020 New Orleans French Film Festival, with a particular focus on the 1945 epic melodrama Children of Paradise – which is often cited as "the greatest French film of all time". Enjoy! https://swampflix.com/2020/03/20/new-orleans-french-film-fest-2020-ranked-reviewed/

Duration:01:54:36

#103: Yentl (1983) & WoMen in DisGuys

3/5/2020
Britnee & Brandon discuss three films in which women disguise themselves as men to gain access to institutions they've otherwise been shut out of: religious academia, investigative journalism, and high school soccer. We start with Barbara Streisand's directorial debut Yentl (1983), then move on to two teen comedies adapted from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Enjoy! https://swampflix.com/2020/02/26/krewe-divine-2020/ https://swampflix.com/2020/02/25/krewe-divine-prayer-cards/

Duration:01:24:47

#102: Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2020) & Céline Sciamma's Back Catalog

2/17/2020
The entire podcast crew assembles to discuss a wide range of topics: new releases, Mardi Gras revelry, The Oscars, and an email submission from the mysterious Mr. Hot Dog Boy. They also catch up on what they've been watching lately, with a particular focus on the works of Céline Sciamma and her latest feature, Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2020). https://swampflix.com/2020/02/17/mr-hot-dog-boys-top-17-films-of-the-2010s/

Duration:01:41:03

#101: The Top Films of the 2010s

2/6/2020
The entire podcast crew assembles to discuss their favorite films of the 2010s. https://swampflix.com/ James's list: 1. mother! (2017) 2. Certified Copy (2010) 3. Upstream Color (2013) 4. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) 5. Shoplifters (2018) 6. The Florida Project (2017) 7. Moonlight (2016) 8. Uncut Gems (2019) 9. The Favourite (2018) 10. Burning (2019) 11. Mandy (2019) 12. Enemy (2013) 13. First Reformed (2017) 14. Annihilation (2018) 15. Arrival (2016) 16. Paddington 2 (2017) 17....

Duration:02:33:18

#100: Au Hasard Balthazar (1966) & The Sight and Sound Top 100

1/21/2020
To celebrate our 100th episode, we attempt to tackle the modest topic of The Greatest Films of All Time. We look to The Sight & Sound Top 100 list to help us with this endeavor, starting with Robert Bresson's Au Hasard Balthazar (1966). https://swampflix.com/

Duration:01:39:59

#99: The Top Films of 2019

1/9/2020
The entire podcast crew assembles to discuss their favorite films of 2019. https://swampflix.com/

Duration:02:35:24

#98: Head (1968) & Psychedelic Musicals

12/17/2019
Brandon and Aaron Armstrong of the We Love to Watch podcast discuss the stoney-baloney world of psychedelic musicals, with a particular focus on The Monkees' irreverent war protest freak-out Head (1968). Enjoy! https://www.wltwpodcast.com/ https://swampflix.com/

Duration:02:07:07

#97: Parasite (2019) & Vertical Class Warfare

12/6/2019
James & Brandon discuss one of 2019's great crowd-pleasers and one of its most divisive oddities: Parasite & Us. And because both films deal in vertical class warfare, they then descend below ground to wrangle with C.H.U.D. (1984). Enjoy! https://swampflix.com/

Duration:03:39:15