In this podcast, we plan on discussing the films of Roger Ebert's seminal film essay collection The Great Movies. We aim to review each movie in individual episode discussions and bringing our opinions and Ebert's writing to the forefront. We will finish each episode with a thumbs up/thumbs down reaction and a rating out of four stars. We also hope to bring you intermittent current event episodes discussion favorite new movies of the past month or two.
King Kong vs Godzilla vs Kong
For a 50th episode special edition, Dylan discusses the recently released Godzilla vs Kong, the movie it remakes/reboots 1962's King Kong vs Godzilla, and the Big G's series in general with quite possibly the only two people that he's ever talked directly to that has ever made him question "do I not know enough about the Godzilla verse as I should?", friends of the pod Justin Decloux and Stephen Gillespie.
You can find Justin Decloux on twitter and letterboxd at DeclouxJ and you can find Stephen Gillespie with his name on letterboxd or his block at assortedopinions.home.blog
Dylan finally gets his Ozu episode where he, Jana, and Nick explore the town, the drama, and the life of Ozu's Floating Weeds. They discuss the impact this film had on the career of the director and the actors, the style of Ozu, and where this film fits in his canon.
Fargo (with special guest Jenny Jones!)
Ah jeez. Today we're discussing a super film called Fargo directed by Joel (and Ethan) Coen starring William H Macy, Steve Buscemi, and the incredible now four time Oscar winner Francis McDormand. We also have special guess Jenny M. Jones on the podcast who's written multiple books (cited below) and is a huge Coen Brothers fan and from Minnesota herself to discuss their work and the film as well.
The Big Lebowski: An Illustrated, Annotated History of the Greatest Cult Film of All Time (Voyageur Press, 2012)
The Annotated Godfather: the Complete Screenplay (Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2007 50th-anniversary edition, 2021)
Buonasera e benvenuto all grande serata! With Nick off again, Jana and Dylan take a romp into Paradise and discuss a movie who's recent 25th Anniversary just came around, Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott's Big Night.
The Exterminating Angel
Jana, Dylan, and Nick get stuck inside a podcast discussing the movie The Exterminating Angel where people get stuck inside and can't get out and can't get out.
Simpsons Side Show Pod!
Nick has finally done it, he's gotten Dylan to try The Simpsons. Combined is one's all time favorite show with another's all time biggest blind spot to get reactions, discussions, and laughs from Homer at the Bat, A Star is Burns, and of course Marge vs. the Monorail.