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Episode 176: The Shallows

20 Oct


In this episode, Tyler and Josh discuss Jaume Collet-Serra’s The Shallows and Neil Marshall’s The Descent. Please note that there are some audio issues with this episode. Thanks for your patience.

Minisode 91: The Apartment

22 Sep


Tyler and Josh discuss Billy Wilder’s The Apartment, winner of Best Picture of 1960.
Please note, there is some slight audio distortion in this minisode. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Minisode 90: West Side Story

15 Sep


Tyler and Josh discuss the 1961 Best Picture, West Side Story.
Please note, there is some slight audio distortion in this episode. Thanks for your patience.

Episode 168: Purpose: Variety Faith-Based Summit

4 Aug

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In this episode, Tyler and Josh discuss Purpose, the Variety Faith-Based Summit.

Minisode 87: Lawrence of Arabia

21 Jul


In this minisode, Tyler and Josh discuss David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia, Best Picture of 1962.

Episode 167: Christian Psychology

14 Jul

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In this episode, Tyler and Josh are joined by therapist Tim Long to discuss the relationship between Christianity and psychology.

2. Casablanca

8 Jul

FILE – NOVEMBER 23, 2012: The American romantic movie drama Casablanca celebrated its world premiere on November 26, 1942. Starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman the film was a solid success in its initial run, winning three Academy Awards, and its characters, dialogue, and music have become iconic. It now consistently ranks near the top of lists of the greatest films of all time. Please refer to the following profile on Getty Images Archival for further imagery: Humphrey Bogart (1899 - 1957) and Ingrid Bergman (1915 - 1982) star in the Warner Brothers film 'Casablanca', 1942. (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

dir. Michael Curtiz

Casablanca is perhaps the height of studio-era filmmaking. It is much more a collaborative film then an auteur’s masterpiece, but it maintains a singularity of tone and style that is unmistakable. The Epstein brothers gave this cast some of the strongest and snappiest dialogue that American cinema has ever seen. Humphrey Bogart oozes cool, but still beautifully portrays the pain behind Rick’s devil-may-care façade. Ingrid Bergman gives the performance of her career as the conflicted Ilsa. In a wonderful twist of irony, a film about patriotism takes place in a setting where no one is really at home. Casablanca is an in between place, where no one can really ever have a solid footing. Both a gripping war intrigue and a dramatic love story, Casablanca is a timeless classic.

6. Star Wars

7 Jul

Star Wars

dir. George Lucas

The movie that changed sci-fi forever, and one of the first “blockbusters” to hit the big screen. Star Wars excels on so many levels. It appropriates classical mythology to create an epic journey, predicated on a battle between good and evil. It gave us a different kind of sci-fi setting, that looked old and lived in, rather than shiny and futuristic. It wowed audiences with special effects unlike any they’d ever seen. George Lucas and his team of artists created a wealth of iconic imagery, from Star Destroyers, to lightsabers, to droids, to Darth Vader. It’s a story that’s big enough for exploding planets, but small enough for a young man struggling over his destiny. Star Wars is one of the classic stories of the twentieth century, and will surely gain fans for decades to come.

10. The Tree of Life

7 Jul

The Tree of Life

dir. Terrence Malick

Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life is almost more of a thought than a story. Whispered narration weaves in and out of glimpses of one man’s childhood. All of these disparate moments swirl around a central theme – the contrast between grace and law, symbolized in the main character’s memory by his mother and father, respectively. The film dares to ask life’s biggest questions, all through the simple lens of a young boy. The film is ever moving, ever searching, and consistently humbled by any answers it seems to find. Malick’s fluid direction and Emmanuel Lubezki’s entrancing cinematography make this one of the first masterpieces of the new millennium.

Episode 166: The MTOL Top 50 Movies of All Time

7 Jul


In this episode, the co-hosts assemble to discuss the listener-generated Top 50 Movies of All Time list.