Episode 10 - Tully
This week, besides missing Phillip, we discuss Tully. A Coming of middle-age Dramedy starring Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, and Ron Livingston. Written by Diablo Cody and Directed by Jason Reitman. Recommendations (Family Themes): Will: Kubo and the Two Strings (film 2016) dir. Travis Knight Max: Manhood for Amateurs (book 2009) by Michael Chabon & Raising Arizona (film 1987) dir. Joel Coen Jared: Trans (album 1982) by Neil Young & Wandering Boy (song 2017) by Randy Newman (from the...
Episode 09 - You Were Never Really Here
Today we are joined by special guest Joel Roney and discuss You Were Never Really Here. Psychological thriller starring Joaqin Phoenix and Ekiterina Samsonov. Written and directed by Lynne Ramsay based on the book by Jonathan Ames. This documentary sequel to I’m Still Here explores Joaquin Phoenix’s post-acting career as a professional Liam Neeson. Recommendations (something violent): Phillip: Collateral (film 2004) dir. Michael Mann Joel: Bullet (film 1996) dir. Julien Temple & Straw Dogs...
Episode 08 - Ready Player One
Today we are joined by special guest Cait Bladt and discuss Ready Player One. Cyberpunk SciFi written by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline. Directed by Stephen Spielberg, based on the novel by Ernest Cline. Starring Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, and Ben Mendelsohn. In 2045, America becomes even more of a late-capitalist hellscape (if you can believe it). Everyone retreats into a cyber reality that is also a capitalist hellspace, but with flashing lights and soaked through with pop-culture nostalgia:...
Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter
Today for this Friday the 13th, we discuss Friday the 13th part IV: The Final Chapter, the 1984 Slasher film directed by Joseph Zito and written by Barney Cohen. Starring Kimberly Beck, Peter Barton, Corey Feldman, E. Erich Anderson, and Crispin Glover. A misunderstood zombie goes looking for love in all the wrong places. Corey Feldman gives himself a terrible haircut and somebody throws the poor dog through a window. CHE CHE CHE CHE HAW HAW HAW HAW. Recommendations: Phillip: The Ritual...
Episode 06 - Annihilation
This week we discuss Annihilation, the SciFi drama written and directed by Alex Garland. Starring Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, and Tuva Novotny.