We are the Dead Beat Film Society. Every meeting someone picks an important film. We all watch the film then meet back up to discuss it.
Along with a discussion of why the film is important, we analyze the film making, acting, directing, and discuss our personal thoughts and opinions.
107 - Nightcrawler (2014)
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Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we talk Jake Gyllenhaal's method acting, the mighty return of Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed and the Riz Test, psychopathic behavior, TV news, the Seattle's Dying controversial documentaries, fake news, where to draw the line morally, the stark soundtrack and how it was created, negotiating, the desperation of unemployment, analysis of the antihero, modern media consumption, surviving in a post-capitalist hellhole, urban crime creeping into the suburbs, parallels with the cutthroat nature of American business empires, the American Dream and our own thirst for blood with an in depth Nightcrawler film analysis!
(Special Guest: Seattle Sucks Podcast)
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106 - Home Alone (1990)
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Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss what makes a good Christmas movie, the John Hughes/Chris Columbus team, Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern, the (not) scary basement, the story of Macaulay Culkin including his divorce from his parents, his relationship with Michael Jackson, and his eventual retirement into cool dude hangin' out in France, some sequel talk, showing love for 90's interior decorating, Old Man Marley's past sins, and we finally answer the age old question: What does Kevin McCalister's dad do for a living?!
So grab a bowl of rubbish, and smash that play button for an in depth Home Alone film analysis!
(Special Guest: Jen Ament)
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105 - Wayne's World (1992)
Party on deadbeats!
Join the DBFS as we discuss SNL movies, Mike Myers primadonna attitude, Dana Carvey's long and distinguished career (not!), Penelope Spheeris's punk and metal roots, Al Bundy, heavy metal in the suburbs, fully realized female characters, the comeback of Alice Cooper, the famous Bohemian Rhapsody scene, not understanding the jokes at a young age, a young Rob Lowe, the multiple endings, the relationship arc of Wayne & Garth, the holy grail guitar, and our love for the sequel!
Grab your buds and hit play for an in depth Wayne's World film analysis!
(Special Guest: Ryan "Fluff" Bruce)
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104 - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
One flew east, one flew west, one listened to the DBFS!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss faking insanity, question the evilness of Nurse Ratched, the Netflix show, Kevin gives a really really good Jack Nicholson impression, lobotomy, the history of mental institutions in America, a moment of honor for Danny DeVito, respectful portrayals of mental illness, rebelling against authority, the almost Shining (p)reunion, the Chief reveal, the very weird fishing scene everyone forgets about, and how it stacks up against the bestselling novel.
So take your pills and smash that play button for an in depth One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest film analysis!
(Special Guest: Chase Hutchinson)
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103 - The Social Network (2010)
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Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss Mark Zuckerberg, David Fincher, Aaron Sorkin, social media, the fiction in biopics, silicon valley, suing people, the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, how this might be one of the few movies that demands a sequel, growing up online, Trent Reznor's soundtrack, the rise and fall(?) of Justin Timberlake, Harvard, the breakneck pace, making computer coding interesting, Myspace, Livejournal, BMEzine, Friendster, Hot Or Not, Napster, AOL Instant Messenger, Instagram, Twitter, Tik Tok, oh and a little bit about Facebook.
Log in and poke play for an in depth The Social Network film analysis
(Special Guest: Jasmyne Keimig)
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102 - The Thing (1982)
We're keeping Spooky Season going!
Join the DBFS as we discuss our third John Carpenter film, talking gore and monster effects, body horror, the box office bomb, Kurt Russell, the source material, Antarctica, H.P. Lovecraft cosmic horror, that terrible flying saucer in the begining, blaming the Norwegians for not stopping that dog, the Apocalypse Trilogy, losing sense of self, distrust, the ambiguous ending, Kevin's sequel idea: The Thing In New York, different possible allegorical messages including Cold War paranoia, fear of Communism, the AIDS crisis, loss of masculinity, and even COVID-19!
Light up that flame thrower and hit play for an in depth The Thing film analysis!
(Special Guest: Mute Neighbor)
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