Dr. Z

Ep. 145 – A Woman Under the Influence

This week, Columbo is deep undercover as a city maintenance worker. Wait, it’s not Columbo? Oh…that changes things.

Join us for a movie that captures the depths to which the human heart can simultaneously love, detest, abhor, support, and undermine another person all while confined to the space of a small domestic life with big personalities. Yes, that’s right, we’re watching A Woman Under the Influence.

Ep. 144 – Tokyo Drifter

When you try to go straight-laced, but find yourself under constant threat from your previous crime syndicate contacts, what should you do? Fight back? Become a pacifist? Or wander through a surreal Japanese landscape, get in a wild west brawl, and then take your climatic battle to the heart of your sometimes girlfriend’s club?

If you chose the third option, then you’re ready for Tokyo Drifter.

Ep. 143 – Withnail and I

What do you get when you combine The Doctor, The Great Intelligence, and Vernon Dursley? Withnail and I!

Ep. 142 – My Life As A Dog

This week is for the dogs. No, we’re not watching Homeward Bound or Milo and Otis. We’re not even watching A Dog’s Purpose (though we are watching a creation of its director). So let’s take a trip on the wild side and watch the “kinda-not-dog-centric” movie, My Life As A Dog.

OC 21 – Serenity

Sometimes you see a movie so noteworthy that you have to talk about it. No, we’re not talking about Joss Whedon’s sci-fi/western cult classic, but the newest pinnacle of Matthew McConaughey’s acting career. Join us for Serenity.

Ep. 141 – Amarcord

After spending a few weeks in the realm of romance, we’re headed for the absurd. With…a little bit of romance? Well, a marriage at least. And kids being kids. And…fascists. Lots of happy fascists.

This week, we watch Amarcord.

Ep. 140 – Before Midnight

Viewers waited another nine years and we waited another week. Sounds fair, right? Well, we’re completing the hat trick with this episode and looking at Richard Linklater’s Before Midnight.

And we have to ask, if there’s another title in the series yet to come, what would it come “Before”? Or are we headed to the realm of “After”?

Ep. 139 – Before Sunset

Nine years. What can happen over the course of nine years? How many different lives will you lead in that amount of time? Moviegoers had to wait nine years to find out the next chapter in Jesse and Celine’s relationship, but us? We only had to wait one week. Join us as we continue exploring Linklater’s Before trilogy with Before Sunset.

Ep. 138 – Before Sunrise

What would you do if you had one day to figure out if you’d just met the person of your dreams? What would you talk about? How would you figure it out? How would you grapple with the fact that you’re living in 1995, the internet barely exists and smartphones are over 10-years down the road?!

Let’s see what Jesse and Celine do in Before Sunrise.

OC 20 – Top 10 of 2018

2018 was a year of movies, many of which Ed saw and Zed did not. Tune in for our (mostly Ed’s) Top 10 films of 2018!