This month we’re joined by writer, critic, and editor Nicholas Russell to chat about Maestro. We get into: what makes a Bradley Cooper Film, when weird voices work, that epigraph, tension as structure and provocation, what’s going on with the ending, getting moved by Mahler, and more.
Merry Cruisemas, from our home to yours! For our third annual celebration, Veronica and Chad sit down with bosom buddy, film critic, and podcast extraordinaire Blake Howard to discuss Doug Liman’s 2014 film, Edge of Tomorrow.
This holiday season, a very special holiday podcast treat: an audio version of one of our most popular essays of all time: Ethan Warren's "A Grand Yuletide Theory: The Muppet Christmas Carol is the Best Adaptation of A Christmas Carol".
This month, author and Cinephile: A Card Game creator Cory Everett joins us to talk about Sergio Leone’s Once Upon a Time in the West (1968). We get into the elasticity of the Western, what constitutes pure cinéma, Claudia Cardinale thirst, Big Screen Movies and the garages that screen them, Leone the minimalist and maximalist, and more.
It’s nearly spooky season and we’re waxing nostalgic for The Craft (1996) with Los Angeles film critic and podcaster extraordinaire Katie Walsh. We get into crushing on Robin Tunney, the 90s, the death of subculture, slow-motion hallway walks, where are their parents—and stay tuned for Katie’s on-air pull from the Rachel True tarot deck.