With whispers that Terry Gilliam’s ill-fated Don Quixote project might finally see the light of day, we thought we’d dive into another Gilliam film that almost didn’t make it to screens: “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus”. With the passing of Heath Ledger – half way through production – Gilliam and crew had to shut down […]Read more "Ep. 32 – “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” (2009)"
Mark and Chad dive deep into John Carpenter’s “Prince of Darkness” – a film which Chad is seeing for the first time. They talk about their collective love of Carpenter’s collected works and the sentimentality they feel for that “lost” brand of filmmaking. Actually, it’s kind of a depressing episode, so have a beer handy […]Read more "Ep. 31 – “Prince of Darkness” (1987)"
Pretty sure you’ve heard of this one before. “The famous Oscar loser”, as Mark puts it, gently. But Mark’s never seen it, and Chad has (too many times), so here we are. Why tackle a movie that’s hot off the press? Well, maybe it’s a half-hearted attempt to have a conversation about hype and how too much […]Read more "Ep. 30 – “La La Land” (2016)"
Chad and Byron Smith tackle Chad’s favorite movie from 2014, the wonderful (but oddly divisive) “It Follows”. This movie loves suspense, adores suspense and craves suspense – teasing the audience from start to finish. Stylistically, it set the bar for last year’s “Stranger Things”, but it did so in a way that was probably more terrifying […]Read more "Ep. 29 – “It Follows” (2014)"
The era of “films for adults” is dead. Ain’t it? We live in an age where films similar to “Sex, Lies and Videotape” seem to be hitting Netflix on a daily basis. Why not? Small casts, sexy, low budget, “smart” conversations on film between some intellectuals (or nonsensicals) and you’ve got yourself a film […]Read more "Ep. 28 – “Sex, Lies and Videotape” (1989)"
Well, it finally happened. Chad finally returned to the podcast, after missing 4 of the last 5 episode tapings. The original duo, Mark and Chad, are back together at last, this time to bring you a movie of Chad’s request: a charming “The Notorious Bettie Page” from 2005. This little film came and went, […]Read more "Ep. 27 – “The Notorious Bettie Page” (2005)"
Hey, guess what! Chad’s missing in action for the second week straight, replaced this time by animation director extraordinaire, Ashley Long (also known to be dating Mark Alan Heiliger, co-host of this very podcast)! Mark and Ashley take on the absolutely fucking wacky “Earth Girls Are Easy” from 1988, starring Genna Davis, Jeff Goldblum, Jim […]Read more "Ep. 26 – “Earth Girls Are Easy” (1988)"