Director Showdown is an idea that came about after months of intense arguments between Brent Carroll and Adam Daufen about which famous director was better: Spielberg or Kubrick? From those arguments, season one was created. Each new season pits two new directors against each other, and every week Adam and Brent get together to make their case - sometimes with help from guests.
Welcome to Marwen
The guys decided to do one final spur-of-the-moment bonus episode to wrap up this season, so they took the trip on down to Marwen!
It's the 5th Dealers Choice as Brent and Adam are joined once again by Amy, who picked one of her favorites movies 'Black Beauty' to discuss! So much horse talk!
Adam and Brent are back after a brief hiatus to revisit Christopher Nolan and his new cerebral Spy-fi film 'Tenet'!
It’s our first random grab-bag bonus episode this season, and we decided to watch Kevin Connolly’s ‘Gotti’. It’s a truly awful movie that the guys had a lot of fun watching, with plenty of fun things to get into about what makes it such a badly executed riff on gangster movie tropes. There’s a lot of Scorsese talk in this one, what makes this movie feel so immature and derivative, as well as John Travolta’s weird and pretty tragic life and career. Brent also has a pretty long tangent about watching all of Entourage. It’s a bit of a wacky one, so we hope you enjoy.
Adam and Brent welcome back season-opener Erik Casarez to the podcast to close out the season with ‘Jojo Rabbit’! The guys get into their favorite moments in the movie, what they believe Waititi’s intention to be in making it, and their final season rankings (and winner???). It’s a great one to cap the season and we want to thank everyone for listening along and showing it to a friend, it’s a been a blast, despite the world coming to a halt around us. Stay home, stay safe, and stay tuned for a bonus episode as well as our 5th Dealers Choice episode!
Adam and Brent are once again joined by buddy Gus Kelley to talk ‘Baby Driver’! The guys get into their historical context of seeing it together (AKA Brent’s Big Piss), City Pop music from 70’s/80’s Japan, Slimepunk being an ACTUAL REAL THING and much more! Also a very deep dive into what Edgar Wright is doing and attempting with this movie, it’s many influences and it potentially not again as well as Wright’s others! It’s a great, in-depth penultimate episode on the season, so make sure to rate/review/subscribe, etc. and tell your quarantined friends and families about the show!
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Customer ReviewsSee All
Recently discovered this podcast and I’ve really enjoyed it. Great conversations!
Some good ol’ boys
Hysterical, very insightful deep dives on movies but more than anything these are just fun
You can tell the hosts are best friends, and that they just love film, as the chemistry is what truly elevates these goofs and makes director showdown a must have podcast
Smart, Funny, and Recommended
These guys are a lot of fun. Great reviews! Take a listen - I recommend it! 🙂