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Episode 152: Room

4 Feb

Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay star in "Room." (Ruth Hurl/Element Pictures)

In this episode, Tyler and Robert discuss Lenny Abrahamson’s Room and Ted Kotcheff’s First Blood.

00:00:44- Intro, International Christian Film Festival, Oscar season
00:07:10- Paddington
00:15:10- Room
01:31:25- First Blood
02:08:00- Episode wrap-up

Episode 150: Steve Jobs

14 Jan

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In this episode, Tyler and Robert discuss Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs and Franklin J. Schaffner’s Patton.

00:00:44- Intro, The Hateful Eight, MTOL Survey, Tyler’s Movie Collection
00:09:30- Steve Jobs
01:12:00- Patton
02:01:50- Episode wrap-up

Episode 148: Robert’s Top Ten

17 Dec


In this episode, Robert shares his ten favorite movies of all time.

00:00:45- Intro, Top Ten lists
00:16:00- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
00:36:30- The Naked Spur
00:45:25- Only Angels Have Wings
00:50:32- King Kong (1933)
01:04:00- Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
01:11:17- The 400 Blows
01:23:20- Bottle Rocket
01:44:15- Annie Hall
01:55:50- Playtime
02:06:25- E.T. 
02:27:30- Episode wrap-up

Episode 142: The Babadook

15 Oct


In this episode, Tyler, Robert, and Reed discuss Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook.

00:00:45- Intro, BP Slasher Commentaries, Reed’s articles
00:07:25- The Babadook
01:41:20- Forbidden Planet
02:11:26- Episode wrap-up

Episode 139: Whiplash

25 Sep


In this episode, Tyler and Robert discuss Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash and James Bridges’ The Paper Chase.

00:00:44- Intro, Alpha Omega Con
00:06:49- Online Film Critics Society, Jimmy Pardo
00:18:45- Whiplash
01:24:30- The Paper Chase
02:06:45- Episode wrap-up


Episode 136: with special guest Vance Sanders

14 Aug


In this episode, Tyler and Robert are joined by comedian Vance Sanders to discuss Los Angeles stand-up, movies, and politics.

Episode 134: The Master

17 Jul


In this episode, Tyler and Robert discuss Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master and Richard Rush’s The Stunt Man.

Episode 130: Locke

29 May


In this episode, Tyler and Robert discuss Steven Knight’s Locke and Paul Schrader’s Affliction.

00:00:50- Intro
00:07:10- Locke
01:04:40- Affliction
01:47:18- Episode wrap-up

Episode 129: Nightcrawler

7 May


In this episode, Tyler and Robert discuss Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler and Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood.

00:00:44- Intro, International Christian Film Festival
00:20:05- Nightcrawler
01:14:25- There Will Be Blood
01:46:15- Episode wrap-up

Tolerance, by Robert Hornak

1 Feb

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Whether or not you are Charlie Hebdo, current events make it obvious that comedy can be a lightning rod for dubiously justified anger.  It’s always been so, as Mike Celestino’s ambitiously-scoped documentary That’s Not Funny illustrates, but the shock is that these days the expression of that anger can run the broad gamut from heckling a comedian to storming the offices of a leftist humor magazine with automatic weapons.  Perhaps perversely, one aches while watching the film, which was produced before the Paris attack, wishing Celestino had just waited a few more months so he could include that most tragic of examples.  But there’s enough grist for the mill in the history of American comedy to help him preach his sermon, and Celestino covers it all.