22 episódios

James and Sam have been friends and collaborators for over 20 years. They’ve worked on films and TV shows and commercials together and have written numerous scripts that lie unproduced in their shared Dropbox folder.But James has a secret: he hasn’t actually seen that many movies. And Sam, who’s a bit of a film snob, has been giving him a hard time about it for years. As James enters undeniable middle age, he has finally promised to catch up on some of the films he’s missed.Every week or so, while Sam has to move his Subaru from one side of a Brooklyn street to the other (to appease the street-cleaning gods), they chat about a classic movie that James has somehow managed to avoid until now.One film from each year of James’s life so far: 1973 to 2023…

Alternate Sides James Lavino & Sam Neave

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James and Sam have been friends and collaborators for over 20 years. They’ve worked on films and TV shows and commercials together and have written numerous scripts that lie unproduced in their shared Dropbox folder.But James has a secret: he hasn’t actually seen that many movies. And Sam, who’s a bit of a film snob, has been giving him a hard time about it for years. As James enters undeniable middle age, he has finally promised to catch up on some of the films he’s missed.Every week or so, while Sam has to move his Subaru from one side of a Brooklyn street to the other (to appease the street-cleaning gods), they chat about a classic movie that James has somehow managed to avoid until now.One film from each year of James’s life so far: 1973 to 2023…

    1992: Scent of a Woman

    1992: Scent of a Woman

    We close out Season Two of the podcast with Martin Brest’s drama Scent of a Woman, starring Al Pacino and Chris O’Donnell.Plus: Alexander Payne’s The Holdovers, and an encounter with a rude traffic warden.LINKS:Trailer for Scent of a WomanTrailer for The HoldoversTrailer for People I Know

    • 46 min
    1991: The Silence of the Lambs

    1991: The Silence of the Lambs

    This week week we’re taking a bite out of Jonathan Demme’s classic serial-killer thriller The Silence of the Lambs, starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins.Plus: James comes out of film-scoring retirement.LINKS:Trailer for The Silence of the Lambs"Lotion" by GreenskeepersAustin Pendleton as a lawyer in My Cousin Vinny

    • 39 min
    1990: An Angel at My Table

    1990: An Angel at My Table

    This week we discuss the journey of author Janet Frame in Jane Campion’s biographical drama An Angel at My Table, starring Alexia Keogh, Karen Fergusson, and Kerry Fox.Plus: Season Two of The Jinx, and the time Stanley Tucci took James to a Yankees game.LINKS:Trailer for An Angel at My TableTrailer for season two of The JinxDr McCoy treats a patient in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

    • 39 min
    1989: Do the Right Thing

    1989: Do the Right Thing

    This week we explore Spike Lee’s comedy-drama Do the Right Thing, starring Spike Lee, Danny Aiello, John Turturro and Rosie Perez.Plus: James eats a $35 salad, Don Mischer’s “Go balloons”, and 1990 as the year of sequels.LINKS:Trailer for Do the Right ThingTrailer for Thea Sharrock's Wicked Little LettersDon Mischer at the 2004 Democratic National ConventionAn incredible use of film score in In the Mood for Love

    • 40 min
    1988: Dangerous Liaisons

    1988: Dangerous Liaisons

    This week we discuss Stephen Frears’s film-adapted-from-a-play-adapted-from-a-novel Dangerous Liaisons, starring Glenn Close, John Malkovich, and Michelle Pfeiffer.Plus: James finally visits the Vanguard!LINKS:Trailer for Dangerous LiaisonsMalkovich and Sinise in True WestJohn Candy in Uncle Buck: "unbreakable"

    • 42 min
    1987: Fatal Attraction

    1987: Fatal Attraction

    This week we take a stab at Adrian Lyne’s classic romantic thriller Fatal Attraction, starring Glenn Close and Michael Douglas.Plus: the two faces of Harrison Ford, and James’s habit of talking to the television.LINKS:Trailer for Fatal AttractionThe original ending of Fatal AttractionTrailer for Running on Empty

    • 40 min

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