15 episodes

A father-daughter double feature podcast, featuring Dan Kois (Slate's Mom and Dad Are Fighting) and his daughter Lyra, discussing two movies per episode.

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A father-daughter double feature podcast, featuring Dan Kois (Slate's Mom and Dad Are Fighting) and his daughter Lyra, discussing two movies per episode.

    Episode 15: Vertigo and Psycho

    Episode 15: Vertigo and Psycho

    Happy Hitchcoctober! Er, Hitchcocktember. Lyra (from her dorm room!) and Dan discuss Vertigo and Psycho, the director as voyeur, possession versus obsession, and Lyra's strong argument that the shower scene is "goofy." Intro and outro music: Bernard Herrmann's Vertigo score. Mid-show music: Bernard Herrmann's Psycho score.

    • 46 min
    Episode 14: Fight Club and Mulholland Drive

    Episode 14: Fight Club and Mulholland Drive

    In the final episode before Lyra goes to college (!!), Dan and Lyra discuss David Fincher's Fight Club, David Lynch's Mulholland Drive, movies as puzzles the director wants you to crack, and movies as artworks the director doesn't want you to solve. Silencio!!! Intro music: the Dust Brothers' score from Fight Club.Mid-show music: the Pixies' "Where Is My Mind?" from Fight Club.Outro music: Angelo Badalamenti's score from Mulholland Drive.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 13: Everything in Inisherin All at Once

    Episode 13: Everything in Inisherin All at Once

    Happy Oscar Season! Dan and Lyra discuss Everything Everywhere All at Once,The Banshees of Inisherin, maximalism, depression, whether mean people make for better drama, dead donkeys, and Raccacoonie. Intro music: Son Lux's score from Everything Everywhere All at Once. Outro music: Carter Burwell's score from The Banshees of Inisherin.

    • 58 min
    Episode 12: Thelma & Louise & Jack & Ennis

    Episode 12: Thelma & Louise & Jack & Ennis

    Dan and Lyra discuss two revisionist westerns about friendship, love, and the perils of masculinity. Dan chooses Ridley Scott's 1991 inspirational revenge story Thelma and Louise, and Lyra chooses Ang Lee's 2005 cowboy weepie Brokeback Mountain. What does it mean to call a movie feminist? Why can't Jack and Ennis talk to each other? And why did Lyra hate The Searchers so much? Intro music: Glenn Frey, "Part of Me, Part of You" from Thelma and Louise.Mid-show music: Marianne Fa...

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 11: American Psycho and Sorry to Bother You

    Episode 11: American Psycho and Sorry to Bother You

    Dan and Lyra discuss two satires of capitalism focusing on unlikely antiheroes. Lyra chooses Mary Harron's 2000 bloodbath American Psycho, and Dan chooses Boots Riley's madcap 2018 Sorry to Bother You. How many Patrick Batemans are there? What's that business card made out of? And what's that whinnying sound? Intro music: Huey Lewis and the News, "Hip to Be Square" from American Psycho.Mid-show music: Tune-Yards, "SIGNS (Detroit's Theme)" from Sorry to Bother You.Outro music: The Coup ...

    • 59 min
    Episode 10: Dune and Brazil

    Episode 10: Dune and Brazil

    Dan and Lyra discuss two sci-fi epics with very different vibes. Lyra chooses Denis Villeneuve's brand-new hit Dune (part 1). Dan chooses Terry Gilliam's madcap 1985 satire Brazil. What's in the box? Can Lyra use The Voice? And does anyone have a form 27B/6?! Intro and mid-show music: Hans Zimmer's score for Dune.Outro music: Maria and Geoff Muldaur, "Aquarela do Brasil."

    • 58 min

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