In this episode, Tyler and Josh discuss Henry Selick’s Coraline and the Wachowskis’ The Matrix.
00:00:44- Intro, I Do Movies Badly
00:06:43- Reed’s latest articles
00:08:35- Chicago meet-up (October 18, 8:30 pm, D’Agostino’s [Southport/Addison])
00:48:07- The Matrix
1:15:37- Episode wrap-up
They used to tell me something about spiders when I was a kid—something they still say, actually: “They’re more afraid of you than you are of them.” I never believed that for a second. Sure, I was a giant in their world, but they had the ability to hide and the speed and the fangs. They were venomous.
Something else “they” used to tell me growing up—whoever “they” happened to be—was not to be my own worst enemy in life. They meant, of course, that people have a tendency to sabotage the good things in their life, whether they do so intentionally or not. This idea is explored in both literal and metaphorical ways in Enemy, last year’s film by Denis Villeneuve starring Jake Gyllenhaal.
I’ve seen films that inspired me, challenged me, provoked me, entertained me, amused me, and bored me. All of these effects, except perhaps the last one, can specifically be intended by the filmmaker and I believe that a fully formed criticism should at least attempt to consider such intentions when evaluating whether or not the film works.
In this episode, Tyler and Josh discuss F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu, as well as Werner Herzog’s 1979 remake, and E. Elias Merhige’s comedy Shadow of the Vampire.
00:00:44- Intro, Halloweentimes
00:04:35- Believe Me, BP’s Great Characters
00:06:00- Welcome to new listeners, introduction to topic
00:11:13- Nosferatu: Symphony of Terror
00:23:15- Nosferatu the Vampyre
00:31:31- Shadow of the Vampire
00:49:55- Themes of vampire movies
01:07:01- Episode wrap-up
In this episode, Tyler and Josh are joined by Jacob Kindberg to discuss his documentary Sing Over Me.
In this minisode, Tyler and Josh discuss Mel Gibson’s Braveheart, winner of Best Picture for 1995.