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The Fear of God: The Haunting of Hill House

20 Jan

In this episode, Reed and Nathan have an in-depth, four-hour conversation about The Haunting of Hill House.

Sound and Fury, by Reed Lackey

10 Jan

For a film to effectively evoke 19th century gothic, literary horror, it must be unified visually and tonally. The Sonata, the debut feature film by director Andrew Desmond, also manages to evoke the narrative sensibilities and structure as well.

Rose Fisher, a prodigy violinist, successful but unfulfilled, inherits the estate of her late father, who was also a world-renowned musician. Her relation to the legendary composer had been intentionally kept a secret, even from her displaced and curious agent, until his passing prompts a reclusive retreat for her to spend time figuring out what she wants from her future. What she doesn’t know (at least at first) is that her father killed himself rather violently and that he left behind a strange sonata, which would surely ignite the composing world but may also bring about the literal antichrist.

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Reed’s Top Ten of the 2010s

7 Jan

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Building a top ten list encompassing an entire decade in film (particularly one as dynamic as the 2010s) is remarkably daunting. My approach to this list abandoned considerations of objective quality, or even of personal favoritism.

I wanted to assess the films that have come to affect me the most, either personally or creatively: the films which have most frequently populated my conversations and arrested my imagination. So, in that spirit, ranked by degree of impact, here are the ten most important films of the decade to me, and why they matter to me…

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The Fear of God: Star Wars

7 Jan

In this bonus episode, Reed and Nathan discuss Star Wars.

The Fear of God: It: Chapter Two

5 Jan

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss It: Chapter Two.

The Fear of God: The Shawshank Redemption

27 Dec

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss Frank Darabont’s The Shawshank Redemption.

The Fear of God: Hearts in Atlantis

19 Dec

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss Scott Hicks’ Hearts in Atlantis.

The Fear of God: The Running Man

11 Dec

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss Paul Michael Glaser’s The Running Man.

The Fear of God: Stand by Me

4 Dec

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss Rob Reiner’s Stand by Me.

The Fear of God: Dark, Season 2

27 Nov

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss the second season of Dark.