Arthur and Andrew discuss a classic film from every year between 1920 and 2020, covering cinematic history and moviemaking techniques, as well as world events related to the films. New episodes posted weekly.
While the Saw franchise would later go on to be defined by blood and guts and 3D gimmicks, Arthur and Andrew really admire the genuine tension and horror of the first film. We discuss the successful career of James Wan, how horror films have changed since Saw, and the "gamification" of watching films.
Join our Patreon for a Catwoman reviewWhere to watch SawRoger Ebert's reviewThe love triangle trapThe carousel trapWhere to watch A History of Violence (2005)
2003 SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, WINTER... AND SPRING
While the US launches a second war with Iraq, we turn to talk about the burgeoning Korean film industry and Kim Ki-Duk's Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring. We discuss movies that tackle adult topics, how we relate to the philosophy in this movie, the life of the director, and The Passion of the Christ. Also, do arthouse films have to be boring?
A Century in Cinema PatreonWhere to watch Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and SpringReelViews.com reviewWhere to watch Saw
Arthur and Andrew venture to the grandiose world of Bollywood to discuss Devdas. We talk about the major differences between the films we've come to expect in the west and the melodrama of the masala musical genre. We also talk about the state of musicals in the American film landscape.
A Century in Cinema PatreonWhere to watch DevdasBollywood Boulevard reviewWhere to watch Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)*Mandy Moore, not Marilyn Monroe
2001 NO MAN'S LAND
For Arthur and Andrew, the Bosnian War of the 1990s may have been overshadowed by the 9/11 terrorists attacks in 2001, but it's certainly still worth exploring in a film like No Man's Land. This week we discuss how this movie subverts the expectations of war films set up by Saving Private Ryan a few years earlier, and we also attempt to wrap our heads around the Bosnian War (we do not do a good job).
Join a Century in Cinema Patron for more discussions!Where to watch No Man's LandThe US trailer for No Man's LandRoger Ebert's review of No Man's LandBosnian War - WikipediaWhere to watch Devdas (2002)
2000 MISS CONGENIALITY
Arthur and Andrew are back and talking about the movies of the new millennium! Terrorists threaten the world AND the beauty pageants of San Antonio! Learn about screenplay tropes, contemporary Hollywood, and our opinions on Rotten Tomatoes as we watch and discuss Miss Congeniality! Also Sandra Bullock!!
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1999 THE VIRGIN SUICIDES (feat. James Westervelt)
On the eve of the new millennium, Sofia Coppola's bold debut feature The Virgin Suicides premiered to critical acclaim. We're joined by James Westervelt as we take a look at the way the film uses the aesthetic of 90's independent film to tackle a challenging subject from within the Hollywood system. We also announce a short break before we head into the last two decades of A Century in Cinema.
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Loved the Mary Poppins episode!
Y’all also have a very calming presence
A Great Way to Travel Through Time
This podcast is a fantastic way to travel through time and history while gaining exposure to interesting cinema. Arthur and Andrew are excellent at weaving culture, history, and Hollywood stories into the fabric of the films they discuss, and it makes for a rich, enjoyable experience. The podcast also features a nice blend of cinema classics and under the radar films. Arthur and Andrew bring different perspectives and interests to the table, leading to engaging banter and discussions. Whether you are a film scholar, historian, or simply enjoy watching movies, I would highly recommend this podcast!
Engaging and informative
Andrew and Arthur are doing such a good job on this retrospective of the last 100 years of movies. Great variety of classic films, along with a lot I’d never seen before. Super fun to watch a great movie then hear their discussion after!