2016 saw the release of many a great film, topped by “Moonlight” at the academy awards (almost, famously, “Lalaland”). One of the forgotten films of the year – by critics and moviegoers alike – was “The Light Between Oceans”, a film Chad considers a “top 3” film of the year. We put Mark to […]Read more "Ep. 21 – “The Light Between Oceans” (2016)"
Hot off his debut film, Big Night, Stanley Tucci wrote and directed this comedy in the style of Wilder/Marx/Hardy/Costello… to mixed success. Mixed, meaning it is right up Mark’s alley, and diametrically opposed to the very fiber of Chad’s being. It’s a movie about actors that was made by actors, so it’s no surprise that the attitudes and […]Read more "Ep. 20 – “The Impostors” (1998)"
Robocop, Total Recall, Basic Instinct, Showgirls, Starship Troopers, and… Black Book? What do these have in common? They’re all (mostly) awesome – and they’re all directed by a crazy man by the name of Paul Verhoven. After two critical flops, Starship Troopers and 2000’s Hollow Man, Verhoven seemingly left Hollywood behind for a grand return to his native Dutch […]Read more "Ep. 19 – “Black Book” (2005)"
Whatever your opinion might be on the films of Robert Altman, no one can deny his films have a specific style. Mark introduces Chad to this 1973 film, hoping to clarify his own feelings on the movie – is it good, or nay? The Long Goodbye (1973) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070334/combined Performers of note: Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden, […]Read more "Ep. 18 – “The Long Goodbye” (1973)"
Somewhere, lost in the sands of time, this movie was released in theaters to a non-existent audience. Gradually that audience grew on DVD and “Grandma’s Boy” eventually reached cult status. This is a movie Chad unabashedly loves, with all its warts, so he takes the time to introduce it to a less-than-impressed Mark Alan Heiliger. […]Read more "Ep. 17 – “Grandma’s Boy” (2010)"
Where this movie disappeared to is beyond us. Frankly, Chad had never heard of “Talk Radio” prior to Mark suggesting it as a possible option. At the height of his prime, Oliver Stone set out to direct this film – a film based on a PLAY, by the way – and generally knocked it out of the […]Read more "Ep. 16 – “Talk Radio” (1988)"
Finally we crack open an “older” film – Stanley Kubrick’s “Paths of Glory”. Mark and Chad take a crack at what appears to be Kubrick’s baby-legs movie – the first film that put Kubrick on the map. There’s signs of rawness and flaws amongst glimmers of genius that shaped Kubrick. It’s clear here that he’s got […]Read more "Ep. 15 – “Paths of Glory” (1957)"