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The Best of Pictures: The Greatest Show on Earth

14 Sep

In this minisode, Tyler and Josh discuss Cecil B. DeMille’s The Greatest Show on Earth, the Best Picture of 1952.

Episode 202: Comedy

31 Aug

In this episode, Tyler and Josh are joined by Kahle McCann to discuss comedy and coarse joking.

The Best of Pictures: From Here to Eternity

10 Aug

In this minisode, Tyler and Josh discuss Fred Zinnemann’s From Here to Eternity, Best Picture of 1953.

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15 Jun

Tyler talks about all the latest stuff on the website!

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The Jogger
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Authentic Romance, by Josh Long

14 Jun

Generally, I don’t enjoy romantic comedies. There are exceptions, of course, but many of them fall into regular traps; weak characters, predictable structures, pandering. So even when people that I love (Kumail Nanjiani and Michael Showalter) collaborate on a rom-com, I’m a little trepidatious.  Could it be a When Harry Met Sally, or is it going to succumb to the lower common denominators of the genre? Fortunately, The Big Sick has a big factor playing in its favor: authenticity.

The Big Sick is based on real life events. It’s the story of how Nanjiani (the co-writer and lead actor in the film) met and fell in love with his real life wife, Emily Gordon (the other co-writer). And it’s a great story – the kind every couple wishes they had when someone asks them “so how did you meet?” Gordon and Nanjiani met in a comedy club in Chicago, when she heckled him at a show (although I’m with her on this one – a “woo-hoo” isn’t necessarily a heckle).

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Episode 193: The End of the Tour

25 May

In this episode, Tyler and Josh discuss James Ponsoldt’s The End of the Tour and Milos Forman’s Amadeus.

EPISODE BREAKDOWN
00:00:50- Intro, Digisciple Me
00:01:35- The End of the Tour
00:45:45- Amadeus
01:24:45- Episode wrap-up

The Jogger (directed by Josh Long)

20 May

Episode 191: The Lost City of Z

4 May

In this episode, Tyler and Josh discuss James Gray’s The Lost City of Z and Barry Levinson’s Bugsy.

EPISODE BREAKDOWN
00:00:50- Intro, International Christian Film Fest, Worth Watching, A Fish Called Wanda, Thimblerig’s Ark
00:03:30- The Lost City of Z
00:54:00- Bugsy
01:25:00- Episode wrap-up

Episode 189: The Case for Christ

13 Apr

In this episode, Tyler and Josh discuss Jon Gunn’s The Case for Christ and Sidney Lumet’s 12 Angry Men.

EPISODE BREAKDOWN
00:00:50- Intro, Worth Watching
00:02:40- Logan article, Bob’s baseball article, Thimblerig’s Ark, Digisciple Me
00:08:15- The Case for Christ
00:47:30- 12 Angry Men
01:21:30- Episode wrap-up

Episode 186: Rogue One

24 Mar

In this episode, Tyler and Josh discuss Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One and Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan.

EPISODE BREAKDOWN
00:00:50 – Intro, The Devils, Salty Cinema, The Fear of God, Beauty and the Beast
00:02:45 – Kickstarter campaign
00:05:30 – Rogue One
00:56:15 – Saving Private Ryan
01:12:20 – Episode wrap-up