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In this free podcast, Eric Thirteen and Michael Koester discuss two movies in-depth using their favorite tools: blasphemy, skepticism, dirty words and bloodlust. Double Feature takes a positive look at films of all genres, and finds even horror and exploitation films have amazing things to offer.

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In this free podcast, Eric Thirteen and Michael Koester discuss two movies in-depth using their favorite tools: blasphemy, skepticism, dirty words and bloodlust. Double Feature takes a positive look at films of all genres, and finds even horror and exploitation films have amazing things to offer.

    Whisper of the Heart + Anomalisa

    Whisper of the Heart + Anomalisa

    The adventure continues as Double Feature pairs up another Studio Ghibli film with a stop motion film. Digging deep to find the best and worst in yourself. Whisper of the Heart is a Studio Ghibli film like few others. Waiting for a floating what-not. Self discover and ambition. Anomalisa might be stop motion, but that’s only the beginning. Anomalisa’s many devices.

    Joe + His House

    Joe + His House

    Try watching a movie the week voters in the United States finally defeated the president. After four long years of heartache – and with the pandemic now spiking again – Americans have decided to put someone new in charge. They’ve done so by casting the most votes than any candidate has received in history. Double Feature celebrates the decisive victory by taking an honest look at any otherwise throwaway joke with Joe + His House. First up, Nicholas Cage should be who everyone thinks of when you hear Crazy Joe. Michael has conflicts with the fly-over states. His House is a surprisingly deep and rich film with a multitude of layers. Internal conflict vs external conflict. Past vs future. A schism in the unit. Racism, immigration, ICE and the rest. Britain as a kind of Trojan horse.

    Slumdog Millionaire + Magic Mike

    Slumdog Millionaire + Magic Mike

    Even fluff can be painstakingly deconstructed.

    Midsommar + The Lighthouse

    Midsommar + The Lighthouse

    Happy halloween! An trip through the decades of horror lands in the modern era. For all that is awful in the one, hold on to this one moment where two arthouse horror films had a wide theatrical release. It it utterly insane that Midsommar was a pop phenomenon. People took their nine friends to see Midsommar. It was an actual summer hit. And it’s f*****g weird. Midsommar is about grief, it’s about relationships, it has a host of things an audience has never seen before (and a lot of them audiences probably wish they still hadn’t seen) and yet, here it is. A movie everyone saw. Isn’t it a great time to be alive? For those still not convinced, enter The Lighthouse! This poster was in theaters. People saw the trailer infront of the highest performing movies of the year. And it’s a constrained ratio, black and white, kitchen-sink insanity piece about two guys drinking late into the night and doing grunt work. It’s so authentically about its subject, and yet somehow audiences still came. There’s no secret hook, there’s no gimmick. If there’s a marketing tactic, it’s to tell the audience what this movie is about and then ask them to come see this movie. And it worked.

    Valentine + Idle Hands

    Valentine + Idle Hands

    Y2K Horror: scares at the turn of the millennium. Eric finds something very worth-while in his least favorite era for horror. Valentine was really successful and for some reason people ignore it. A sincere attempt (and a false start) at bringing the slasher genre back. Valentine walked so Adam Green could soar. Idle Hands is pretty f*****g good and for some reason people ignore it. Michael over-explains numetal. Will you bite? The hand that feeds you? Will you stay? Down on? Your knees? The various stages of the hand. American Pie presents Idle Hands. There is only one idle hand in the film Idle Hands. What films escaped Y2K alive?

    Ice Cream Man + The Dentist

    Ice Cream Man + The Dentist

    Straight into the heart of the 90s video films. Remember strolling through Video Value and taking a look at the covers of Ice Cream Man and The Dentist. Unorthodox Halloween continues! Another VHS, another film with renewed cult status. Clint Howard is the Ice Cream Man. The extended weirdness through sound and light. Reach back into Family Value’s discount section for the last copy of The Dentist. Straight to video does not mean unsuccessful – even financially! When a character just snaps, and then his snaps snaps, and that’s all before we even find out what’s going on with the poolboy. How many people can you fit in a dentist’s office?

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235 Ratings

235 Ratings

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