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The Fear of God: Alien

23 May

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss Ridley Scott’s science fiction classic Alien.

The Fear of God: The Howling

16 May

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss Joe Dante’s werewolf film The Howling.

The Fear of God: The Wolf Man

9 May

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss George Waggner’s The Wolf Man.

Heartbreak Hotel, by Reed Lackey

5 May

This is the story of a boy and his mother. Perhaps you’ve heard it before, but never like this.

I must confess that when I checked out the first episode of Bates Motel, it was with more suspicion than excitement. Psycho has been a top-five, all-time favorite film of mine for nearly as long as I can remember watching movies. I had been burned pretty badly by the misfire of Gus Van Sant’s shot-for-shot remake in 1998 and although I’m a rather big fan of Psycho II, the prospect of taking things back to the beginning for Norman Bates and his mother seemed more born of hubris than of inspiration.

Thankfully, I was mistaken. Bates Motel aired its final episode last night, checking out after a mere 50 chapters in what proved to be a riveting, emotional, and immensely rewarding reimagining of the story first conceived in Robert Bloch’s best-selling novel and immortalized in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 masterpiece.

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The Fear of God: The Sixth Sense

2 May

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss M. Night Shyamalan’s breakout hit The Sixth Sense.

MTOL Updates!

27 Apr

There’s no episode this week, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty going on at More Than One Lesson, including:

Tyler’s talk at the International Christian Film Festival
Tyler’s book, Worth Watching
Rushmore review
The Vampire Bat review
Colossal review
The Lost City of Z review
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan review
Free Fire review
The Fountain review
The Fear of God: Signs
Salty Cinema: Steve Taylor
Thimblerig’s Ark: Wildflower

The Shadow of a Bat, by Reed Lackey

25 Apr

Horror films of the 30s and 40s are so iconically branded by the films of Universal Studios that it can be easy to forget other studios were also capitalizing on surge of box office interest in horror features. 

One such potentially-forgotten classic – distributed by the lower-ranking Majestic Pictures – is The Vampire Bat from 1933, directed by Frank Strayer and starring Lionel Atwill, Melvyn Douglas, Fay Wray and the legendary Dwight Frye. The film is, by all possible standards, a cash grab, having been rushed from concept to production in little more than a month. Leasing sets from the Universal backlot, The Vampire Bat looks and feels almost as good as any Universal picture, even if doesn’t quite measure up to those standards of narrative quality.

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The Fear of God: Signs

25 Apr

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss M. Night Shyamalan’s Signs.

Episode 190: The Place Beyond the Pines

20 Apr

In this episode, Tyler and Reed discuss Derek Cianfrance’s The Place Beyond the Pines and John Sayles’ Lone Star.

EPISODE BREAKDOWN
00:00:50- Intro, International Christian Film Festival, Digisciple Me
00:02:55- The Place Beyond the Pines
00:41:55- Lone Star
01:12:30- Episode wrap-up

The Fear of God: The Village

18 Apr

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village.