21 episodes

Welcome to A Method to the Madness, the weekly podcast where we discuss, analyse and otherwise ponder our favourite films and television. We love films and we also love philosophy. This podcast is a combination of both, articulating the immense power of films and elucidating the complexity of such media.

For more of our content, visit amttm.com/. For other content, visit the collaborative platform: zeroindent.com/.

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Welcome to A Method to the Madness, the weekly podcast where we discuss, analyse and otherwise ponder our favourite films and television. We love films and we also love philosophy. This podcast is a combination of both, articulating the immense power of films and elucidating the complexity of such media.

For more of our content, visit amttm.com/. For other content, visit the collaborative platform: zeroindent.com/.

    Brick: Adoration and Evolution

    Brick: Adoration and Evolution

    Explore with us the cult classic, Brick, the directorial debut of the acclaimed (unless you're a Star Wars fan) Rian Johnson. We dissect modern-day film noir and express our opinions of indie classics.

    • 38 min
    La La Land: A Consummate Musical

    La La Land: A Consummate Musical

    This week, we're joined by our first ever guest: David McNeill, author of the Maynard Trigg series. We discuss what a musical is in the film industry, why the opinions of them are so polarised and the sheer skill within the technical production of one of the most successful musical films of all time.

    • 46 min
    The Thing: Crafting Uncertainty

    The Thing: Crafting Uncertainty

    Undoubtedly a classic, John Carpenter's The Thing still persists through the ages, remaining as shocking as it was when it was released almost 40 years ago. Aside from the tantalisingly grotesque props, the merit of this film lies in its ability to craft mystery and sow seeds of doubt, begging the question - who is The Thing?

    • 30 min
    Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker: All Hail Disney

    Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker: All Hail Disney

    Why is the sequel trilogy of Star Wars a critical failure? While some of it could be attributed to the poor narrative, it mostly boils down to it being too corporate. The Rise of Skywalker disappoints as it attempts to satisfy generationally new Star Wars followers while leaving a bad taste for the 'fans of the old guard'.

    • 28 min
    Logan: The Throes of Heroism

    Logan: The Throes of Heroism

    The hero is portrayed as courageous, compassionate and morally just, rarely investigating their susceptibility to natural human infallibilities. Logan concludes the 17 year story of Hugh Jackman as The Wolverine in this way, showing the true toll of heroism on our beloved, clawed hero.

    • 34 min
    Get Out: The Nuances of Political Storytelling

    Get Out: The Nuances of Political Storytelling

    Storytelling can sometimes be a balancing act. You must ensure your lesson is tangible but not too didactic. We discuss how Jordan Peele's highly successful directorial debut achieves this perfect balance as well as the significance of Get Out in the sphere of racism.

    • 41 min

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