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Lookin’ for Adventure and Whatever Comes Our Way, by Josh Long

6 Dec

It’s always a bit strange to me that the “road movie” is even a genre. It’s a weirdly specific format and structure, and while I don’t have any problems with it, I always wonder what draws people to that particular type of story. Maybe it’s the wonder of seeing different places, maybe it’s the pressure cooker of people trapped together in a vehicle (a plane, train, or automobile, if you will) for long periods of time. Maybe it’s the unlikely connections between people, which has become a staple of the genre. Whatever it is, people are still making road movies and will continue to do so. While Hannah Fidell’s The Long Dumb Road may not bring anything strikingly new to the road movie, the wit and the performances make it a worthwhile watch.

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The Fear of God: An American Werewolf in London

2 Oct

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss John Landis’ An American Werewolf in London.

EPISODE BREAKDOWN

1:47 – Introductions
5:15 – #ilovethe80s Numbers 50-41
18:19 – An American Werewolf in London
1:34:20 – David S. Pumpkins
1:38:20 – Farewells

The Beauty is Just Skin Deep, by Josh Long

1 Oct

If you’re a horror fan, you eventually come across giallo films, and in doing so, you quickly find out about Dario Argento’s 1977 classic Suspiria. Set in a ballet studio where a coven of witches carry out dark rituals, the film is famous for its vibrant colors, eerie score, and gruesome deaths. Forty years later, Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name) is trying his hand at this story, although he says it’s more of an “homage” than a “remake.”

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MTOL Top 50: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

27 Sep

In this minisode, Tyler and Josh discuss Michel Gondry’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Episode 215: The Good Place

20 Sep

In this episode, Tyler and Josh welcome back Tyler Straessle to discuss the NBC sitcom The Good Place.

The MTOL Top 50: Tokyo Story

2 Aug

In this episode, Tyler and Josh discuss Yasujiro Ozu’s Tokyo Story.

Episode 214: Eighth Grade

26 Jul

In this episode, Tyler and Josh discuss Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade and Jason Reitman’s Juno. 

The MTOL Top 50: Singin’ in the Rain

19 Jul

In this minisode, Tyler and Josh discuss Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly’s musical masterpiece Singin’ in the Rain.

The Best of Pictures: All the King’s Men

12 Apr

In this episode, Tyler and Josh discuss Robert Rossen’s All the King’s Men. 

The Best of Pictures: The Shape of Water

30 Mar

In this minisode, Tyler and Josh discuss Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape of Water, the Best Picture of 2017.