Reflection - Top 25 Films of 21st Century So Far

August 12, 2017

On this episode Jeremy and Eli reflect on the state of film in the 21st Century so far. Based on the New York Times article, we discuss the film critic's list and Eli shares some picks from his personal list.

New York Times Article

Eli's List:

 

Lost in Translation

There Will be Blood

The Master

The Tree of Life

Children of Men

In The Mood for Love

Spirited Away

Three Times

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Casino Royal

Moulin Rouge

The Royal Tenenbaums

Under the Skin

Almost Famous

Lord of the Rings Trilogy

A.I. Artificial Intelligence 

Adaptation

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

The Social Network

Mullholland Dr.

Upstream Color

Nightcrawler 

The Prestige

Scott Pilgrim vs The World

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Twin Peaks: The Return (Mid-Season) w/ Guest Ben Grisanti

July 25, 2017

Special Guest and comic book creator Ben Grisanti joins Eli for a discussion on Twin Peaks: The Return as it hits the mid point. We talk themes of the new series, favorite moments, and some theories. Some damn fine podcast!

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Now Playing - Okja, Castlevania, Agents of Shield, The Leftovers, Daredevil

July 17, 2017

On this episode Jeremy and Eli discuss the merits of not binging shows and leaving room to refelect on single episodes. Eli recommends a few new Netflix shows, including Okja and Castlevania, and reflects on the end of The Leftovers. Jeremy looks at Netflix's Daredevil and how the third season of Agents of Shild makes some strong political commentary. Plus, Jeremy and Eli are inspired to get deep about art, truth, and life.

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World Building - Alien: Covenant w/ Professor Colin Burnett

June 28, 2017

Eli, Jeremy and returning guest Colin Burnett discuss the merits of the newest addition to the Alien franchise. Colin makes a case for the world building advancing through Ridley Scott's return to the world of Alien.  

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Women of Wonder - Wonder Woman w/ Professor Colin Burnett

June 21, 2017

On this episode we talk about the new Wonder Woman film with Colin Burnett, author and Professor of Film and Media at Washington University. Our discussion covers director Patty Jenkins, reading the film as a feminist blockbuster, and the cultural relevance of Wonder Woman. We also share our opinions on the film’s effectiveness as a narrative and the villains involved.

Check out more writing by Colin Burnett:

Moving Patterns

The Invention of Robert Bresson

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Now Playing - Master of None, London Spy, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Spirited Away, Love

June 8, 2017

On this episode Jeremy and Eli discuss what we have been watching with our kids (Transformers, Monsters Inc., Spirited Away). Then we discuss what we have been playing at our houses (Helldivers, Master of None, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, London Spy, Love, The Leftovers).

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Twin Peaks: The Return w/ Guest Ben Grisanti

June 2, 2017

*Spoilers!* Special Guest and comic book writer Ben Grisanti returns to the show to share some reactions with Eli about the new Twin Peaks series. We discuss some important details from the original series and the Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me film to lead into the new series. Ben also dicusses his new theory into some of the mysteries presented in the first 4 episodes and we each provide our most iconic moment from the original series.

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Humanity - All Things Ghost in the Shell

May 30, 2017

*Spoilers* On this episode Jeremy and Eli discuss the various movie versions of Ghost in the Shell, including the 2017 live action incarnation. We discuss the heavy philosphy of the animated movies and the translation into a Hollywood blockbuster movie. How can artificial beings tell us about what it means to be human and having a respect for all life?

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Now Playing - Viral Marketing, MST3K, Trollhunters

May 17, 2017

Jeremy, Mikey, and Eli discuss what they have been watching with their kids and what they have been watching recently. As well, in light of all the Alien: Covenenant ancillary marketing, they discuss current viral marketing trends.

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Movie Night Menus - Special Guest Andre Darlington / The Sting, Casablanca, The Thin Man

May 10, 2017

On this episode we talk with Andre Darlington, author of Movie Night Menus, about how he wrote the book with his sister. We discuss discovering some classic movie gems and some of Andre’s favorite pairings. Then Jeremy, Mikey, Eli and Andre reveal their favorite classic films from the book, including The Sting, Casablanca, American Graffiti, The Thin Man, and Elvis in Hawaii. 

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