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Minisode 64: Gandhi

14 May


In this minisode, Tyler and Josh discuss Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi, the Best Picture of 1982.

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

Minisode 63: Terms of Endearment

1 May


In this minisode, Tyler and Josh discuss James L. Brooks’ Terms of Endearment, the Best Picture of 1983.

Togetherness, by Tyler Smith

30 Apr


There is a moment early in Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron in which the superhero team contemplates how they could possibly fight against another onslaught of interstellar monsters. Captain America quietly states, “Together.” In the moment, it seems somehow sad, maybe even pathetic, to think that the only consolation about impending death is that they’ll die alongside one another. The moment has power, but not because it is inspirational.

The inspiration comes later, after the in-fighting and paranoia. After blame is thrown around and the characters are belittled by one another. Only after the team is at its lowest, with virtually no cohesion at all, do they finally come together to fight against an army of robots. Why does this happen? Because when you’re that low, you come to realize just how weak you are and how much you need other people. It is at that moment, after exposing one another’s flaws and fears and accepting them, that the Avengers truly comes together as a team.


Minisode 62: Amadeus

23 Apr


In this minisode, Tyler and Josh discuss Milos Forman’s Amadeus, the Best Picture of 1984.

Episode 128: Gone Girl

16 Apr


In this episode, Tyler and Josh discuss David Fincher’s Gone Girl and Mike Nichols’ Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

00:00:48- Intro, Podcast Awards, Bonus Episode, International Christian Film Fest
00:04:40- Plans for May, changes to the podcast
00:11:15- Gone Girl
01:20:25- Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
01:55:00- Episode wrap-up

Minisode 61: Out of Africa

9 Apr


In this minisode, Tyler and Josh discuss Sydney Pollack’s Out of Africa, Best Picture of 1985.

Wondercon Meetup 2015!

3 Apr

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Episode 127: Going Clear

2 Apr


In this episode, Tyler and Josh discuss Alex Gibney’s Going Clear and Robin Hardy’s The Wicker Man.

00:00:44- Intro, Battleship Pretension, Wondercon Meetup, ASMR
00:05:10- Going Clear
01:01:30- The Wicker Man (1973)
01:09:25- What’s the difference between Scientology and Christianity?
01:36:20- Episode wrap-up

Episode 126: Do You Believe?

28 Mar


In this episode, Tyler and Josh discuss Jonathan M. Gunn’s Do You Believe? and Robert Altman’s Short Cuts.

00:00:44- Intro, Premium Episode, dream interpretation
00:07:40- Do You Believe?
01:29:00- Short Cuts