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.
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.
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.
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”?
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.
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.
Well, yessee sir, we’ve got a good old fashioned flick starring the one and only Rock Hudson. Let’s go join Mr. Rock as he tries to find himself a wee bit of love with an older lady. Oh, yessiree, imagine the scandal at the old-timey club as he tries to woo his lady with talk of there being more important things than money.
So…yeah. We’re actually in for some nice biting commentary on the nature of expectation when it comes to women’s lives and the perils of gross capitalism run amok.
And Rock. Hudson.
We’ve been on a roll of modern classics lately, so we thought we’d keep the streak going. This week we look at love and all its crazy trappings. After all, haven’t you ever found yourself in a situation where you’ve become involved with one of your parents’ married friends whose known you since you were a child all while you simultaneously develop feelings for this woman’s daughter? Oh gosh, this is the stuff rom-coms are made us! Join us for The Graduate!
Happy Holidays one and all! Dr. Zed went on vacation before wrapping the edit of our next feature, The Graduate (dropping the ball as always). So, in honor of nearing our third anniversary, we’re reposting our most popular episode to date, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker. We hope you enjoy our take on a surreal masterpiece that inspired the more recent blockbuster, Annihilation, and we’ll be back next week with an all-new episode!