Overinvested is a weekly podcast from pop culture obsessives Gavia Baker-Whitelaw and Morgan Leigh Davies. Each episode, Gavia and Morgan dive into a film, TV show, or comic they just can't stop thinking about.
Episode 190: The Endless
This week, Gavia and Morgan discuss the trippy world of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead's 2017 microbudget horror flick "The Endless." They praise the film's innovative use of visual effects technology and tight storytelling technique, compare it to other indie horror films, and more.
Episode 189: Battlestar Galactica
This week, Gavia and Morgan delve into the world of Ronald D. Moore's "Battlestar Galactica: The Miniseries" (2003), a childhood favorite of Gav's that Morgan is watching for the first time. They discuss the changes in television storytelling over the last twenty years, the way the show enacts and flouts sci-fi conventions, the superb female characters, and more.
Episode 188: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
This week, Gavia and Morgan dive into the second installment of Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, "The Two Towers." They discuss the film's departures from the novel, the difficulties of adapting the source text, Howard Shore's score, Andy Serkis' mesmerizing performance as Gollum, and much more.
Episode 187: Rebecca (2020)
This week, Gavia and Morgan dig into Ben Wheatley's woefully misguided remake of "Rebecca," the 1940 classic by Alfred Hitchcock. They compare the new movie, starring Armie Hammer and Lily James, to the original as well as Daphne du Maurier's beloved novel; bemoan its misunderstanding of the source material; critique its mystifyingly incompetent script; and (alas) much more.
Episode 186: London & New York Film Festivals 2020
This week, Gavia and Morgan report back from the London and New York Film Festivals, where they (remotely) watched a host of exciting new films, including installments from Steve McQueen's "Small Axe" anthology, starring Letitia Wright and John Boyega among many others; Chloé Zhao's buzzy new film "Nomadland," starring Frances McDormand; German auteur Christian Petzold's new film "Undine"; Mads Mikkelsen vehicle "Another Round"; Frederick Wiseman's new documentary "City Hall"; and many more.
Episode 185: The Public
This week, Gavia and Morgan discuss Emilio Estevez's 2019 drama "The Public," which stars Estevez as a sympathetic librarian, Michael K. Williams as a homeless man who instigates an overnight occupation of the library on one of the coldest nights of the year, Alec Baldwin as a police negotiator, and many more. Topics include the film's muddled politics, its frustrating employment of the white savior trope, and more.
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Insightful film reviews by true movie lovers
I found Overinvested podcast years ago and still listen each new episode. The rapport between the presenters is sweet and I adore the fact that they don’t necessarily agree with eachother as to they liked a movie or not.
They clearly know their stuff and add extra titbits of great movie trivia that they have listened to by researching interviews with the directors, actors etc.
Intelligent and fun
One of the best!
One of my favourite podcasts. Fun, interesting listening material - perfect for lockdown cabin fever! As a massive fan girl, I love listening to these two dive into films with enthusiasm and incredulity.
Smart, engaging discussion
Fascinating film podcast