Month: December 2016

Ep. 47 – Carnival of Souls

Well, I think most of us can agree that 2016 has been nothing if not one giant dumpster fire, and in homage to the year that wouldn’t quit we’re diving back into the genre that best fits our collective mood: horror.

So, come join us as we take a long drag race off a short bridge with Carnival of Souls.

Ep. 46 – A Christmas Tale

It’s the holiday season–a time for family, hot cocoa, and a slew of cheesy Christmas movies–I’m looking at you, Hallmark Channel! But we’re not dealing with quite so cheesy cinematic fare. Instead, we’re going to watch a movie that delves into the lives of a dysfunctional family of…fallen child…prodigies.

Wait, didn’t we already watch The Royal Tenenbaums?! Oh, right, we’re visiting its holiday-themed cousin, A Christmas Tale.

Ep. 45 – The French Lieutenant’s Woman

This week we jump into the frame of a narrative spanning two time periods. Or is it two movies? Wait, what’s going on with this romance? Is Sarah crazy? What—is Sarah her name? What in the unholy name of postmodernity is going on here!?

Ep. 44 – My Own Private Idaho

All the best buddy movies are road-trip movies. Especially when half the tripping involves cocaine and Shakespearean tragi-comedy. Today we follow Ted–I mean Neo–I mean Keanu Reeves on a journey throughout the midwest and…Italy?! Really? They go to Italy…with nothing but a title card transition? Okay, fair enough. Join us–and the amazing River Phoenix–for My Own Private Idaho.

Off Correction 03 – Trolls, Fantastic Beasts, Allied, and Arrival

Spoilers ahoy, mateys! As a special surprise we’re releasing an extra episode this week. What does it have to do with pirates, you might ask? Well…nothing, actually. But we will be taking a look at four current box office releases: Trolls, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Allied, and Arrival. Which of these films might someday be added to the Criterion Collection?

If Jellyfish Eyes taught me anything, it’ll probably be Trolls…

Join us for some mainstream movie fun!

Ep. 43 – The Seventh Seal

It’s time once again to ponder the unponderable. To challenge the very nature of existence by looking deep into the human psyche and trying to figure out: what is the point of it all? Well, part of the point this week is to give thanks to you, our amazing listeners, with our very first fan request. So join us to learn more about the film that (eventually) led to Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey. That’s right, we’re talking about The Seventh Seal!

And The Witch…for some odd reason.