'Auteur Theory' is a weekly film discussion podcast where hosts Nicholas Edward Jones and Christopher R. Smith explore the complete filmography of an acclaimed film director.
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Best of the Decade
Well, we made it. The Future: 2020. That glimmering utopia of progress and innovation -- ehhh, well, it's the year 2020 now. But what of the decade that came before?
On this special bonus episode, Nick and Chris will be presenting their Top 10 Best Of the Decade 2010-2019. Find out which films Nick and Chris think will stand the test of time, unlike the many, many others that will be lost like tears in rain...
It's the 1988 fantasy adventure epic Willow. Lucas leaves behind a galaxy far, far away for a world of castles and dragons - and brings Ron Howard into the director's chair hoping to create the next great Hollywood franchise. That didn't happen. But in the over 30 years since, it has developed a devoted cult following.
Nick and Chris are joined by Cecil Laird of The Horror Show to see if this overlooked epic can still muster up some magic.
This week, Nick and Chris are joined by Jeff Gordon of Zia Records to take a look at Ron Howard's re-teaming with Michael Keaton for the 1986 comedy Gung-Ho. A slapstick-satire of the culture clash between working-class heartland Americans and the emerging Japanese corporate culture. But how well does it hold up in 2019?
Join Nick, Chris, and Jeff to find out if Howard and Keaton of the 80s in a modern cultural climate pull off a laugh-fest, or a cringe-fest.