The Unknowable, by Tyler Smith

29 Jul


James Ponsoldt’s The End of the Tour is a fascinating and sensitive exploration into the inner life of an unknowable person. In an attempt to delve into the complicated world of David Foster Wallace, Ponsoldt goes so much deeper and uncovers truths that are at once specific to Wallace, yet universal to anybody that has ever attempted to express himself, creatively or otherwise. It is a dark and invigorating place, and Ponsoldt has captured it perfectly.


Minisode 69: Kramer vs. Kramer

24 Jul


In this minisode, Tyler and Josh discuss Robert Benton’s Kramer vs. Kramer, winner of Best Picture of 1979.

Episode 134: The Master

17 Jul


In this episode, Tyler and Robert discuss Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master and Richard Rush’s The Stunt Man.

Little Hero, Big Problems, by Tyler Smith

16 Jul


Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man can certainly be commended for being different. As the other films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe get larger in their scope, Ant-Man appropriately scales things down to a much more manageable size. We don’t get galaxies hanging in the balance. Instead, it’s just a basic story of corporate greed and recklessness and a few plucky heroes out to stop it.


Minisode 68: Ordinary People

9 Jul


In this minisode, Tyler and Josh discuss Robert Redford’s Ordinary People, the Best Picture of 1980.

Episode 133: Saving Mr. Banks

3 Jul


In this episode, Tyler and Reed discuss John Lee Hancock’s Saving Mr. Banks and Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums.

Minisode 67: Another Ten Years

26 Jun


In this minisode, Tyler reflects on his ten years of marriage.

Minisode 66: Jurassic World

24 Jun


In this minisode, Tyler discusses his thoughts about Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World.

Episode 132: with special guest Greg Koukl

19 Jun


In this episode, Tyler is joined by Christian apologist Greg Koukl to talk about his faith and career.

The World has Changed, by Travis Fishburn

17 Jun


Over the weekend Jurassic World made broke the record for the biggest domestic opening of all time. This came as quite a surprise, considering the record was expected to go to The Avengers: Age of Ultron last month, breaking the record set by the first Avengers in 2012.

Jurassic Park was a phenomenon in the summer of 1993 with adults and kids alike, but I think that even Universal was unaware of quite how important the first film was to a generation of kids that grew up in the 90s. I’ve always held a belief that Jurassic Park was to those kids what Star Wars was to the generation that grew up in the 70s. Both films revolutionized visual effects and captured the imaginations of millions of people around the planet. And they both happen to hold the top spots for my favorite films of all time.