A high school cinephile and audiophile analyzes selected albums and films.
Episode 28: Pop Food (Jack Stauber) and Jack Stauber's Opal
In this episode we discuss one of the most unique content creators of today, Jack Stauber. In order to discuss the full lengths of Jack's talents, we review two forms of media, the first being Jack's breakthrough work Pop Food, and the second being his magnum opus as far as his visual work is concerned, Jack Stauber's Opal. Tune in as we go over the standout tracks and impressive production values given his background.
Episode 27: Bo Burnham: Inside
In this episode, we discuss one of the most notable artistic works created to provide commentary on life during the pandemic – the 2021 special Bo Burnham: Inside, create and acted entirely by comedian, actor, songwriter, and filmmaker Bo Burnham. We discuss the wild ride the special takes the viewer on, how it balances out goofy comedy with reflective pandemic-related commentary, as well as the highlights from the 20 original songs.
Episode 26: Psycho
In this episode, we discuss of the most legendary and influential films of all time, Alfred Hitchcock's Pyscho, based on the novel by Robert Bloch. Tune in as we discuss the plot, the risqué elements that made this such a hard movie to get past the censors, and changes made from the novel.
Episode 25: Casino Royale (1967)
In this episode we discuss one of the most outrageous and zaniest movies ever made, the 1967 version of Casino Royale. Tune in as we discuss the stellar cast including Peter Sellers, Woody Allen, and Orson Welles, as well as the behind-the-scenes drama between them which had a large impact on the resulting film.
Episode 24: Lolita (1962)
In this episode, we discuss Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov's controversial novel, Lolita. Tune in as we discuss its brilliant cast including stars James Mason, Shelley Winters, and Peter Sellers, as well as the intricacies of the film's structure.
Episode 23: The Killing
In this episode we discuss one of Stanley Kubrick's lesser-known works - The Killing, from 1956. We consider the experimental style of its narrative as well as how the film succeeds despite its measly budget of $320,000.