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The Best of Pictures: All About Eve

16 Nov

Tyler and Josh discuss Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s All About Eve, Best Picture of 1950.

The Best of Pictures: An American in Paris

2 Nov

In this minisode, Tyler and Josh discuss Vincente Minnelli’s An American in Paris, Best Picture of 1951.

Episode 206: The Neon Demon

12 Oct

In this episode, Tyler and Josh discuss Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon and Tod Browning’s Freaks.

Episode 204: Mother!

28 Sep

In this episode, Tyler and Josh discuss Darren Aronofsky’s mother! and Bela Tarr’s Werckmeister Harmonies.

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.

More Updates & Announcements!

15 Jun

Tyler talks about all the latest stuff on the website!

The Big Sick
The Fear of God: Bubba Ho-Tep
Hot Fuzz
Trilogy Anatomy
Wonder Woman
The Jogger
MTOL Amazon Store

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).


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.

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