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Script Consultation

4 Jun

Episode 194: Fences

1 Jun

In this episode, Tyler is joined by Andrew Klavan to discuss Denzel Washington’s Fences and Lewis John Carlino’s The Great Santini.

00:00:50 – Intro, Worth Watching, Andrew Klavan
00:04:00- Fences
00:30:35- The Great Santini
01:09:48- Episode wrap-up, The Great Good Thing

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

Episode 192: Brooklyn

18 May

In this episode, Tyler and Robert discuss John Crowley’s Brooklyn and Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris.

00:00:50- Intro, Worth Watching
00:05:45- Film criticism
00:22:46- Brooklyn
01:18:10- Midnight in Paris
02:02:30- Episode wrap-up

Minisode 101: Listener Questions, vol. 1

11 May

Tyler answers listener questions, including what his favorite TV shows are, and his ideal MTOL guest.

Episode 191: The Lost City of Z

4 May

In this episode, Tyler and Josh discuss James Gray’s The Lost City of Z and Barry Levinson’s Bugsy.

00:00:50- Intro, International Christian Film Fest, Worth Watching, A Fish Called Wanda, Thimblerig’s Ark
00:03:30- The Lost City of Z
00:54:00- Bugsy
01:25:00- Episode wrap-up

Awesome Remix, by Tyler Smith

2 May

I was not a big fan of the first Guardians of the Galaxy. While many people praised its offbeat tone and crazy characters, the whole thing seemed surprisingly conventional to me, especially when one considers director James Gunn’s previous work. The film certainly had the distinction of changing the way superhero movies would be marketed, using classic rock and witty banter to show that these films could have a sense of humor about themselves, but that hardly redeems it (in fact, it might actually condemn it all the more). So, as I walked into Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2, I was trepidatious. It seemed to me that Marvel would have a hard time not doubling down on the successful elements of the first film and simply serving up more of the same. Thankfully, the studio seemed to see the success of the first film as license to allow James Gunn to cut loose and tell a truly unique story, realized with some genuinely gorgeous visuals and several exciting action (and comedy) sequences.


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


25 Apr

Tyler has published a book of selected movie reviews and essays, which is now available!
Books can only be shipped to United States addresses. Please allow 2 weeks for shipping. 

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.

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