On the Crooked Table Podcast, Robert Yaniz Jr. and company celebrate the creative, quirky and downright peculiar parts of the pop culture and, more specifically, the movie industry. Each episode provides in-depth reviews and lively discussions of current releases, lesser-known gems and nostalgic favorites. Pull up a chair and join the conversation... In short, welcome to the Table!
'Goodfellas' (featuring Jason from Binge Movies)
The era of the Crooked Table Podcast ends with a bang as we discuss Martin Scorsese's 1990 crime drama Goodfellas. Jason from Binge Movies joins the show as we break down the film's legacy, its place in Scorsese's legendary filmography, and Goodfellas' Best Picture loss to Dances with Wolves.
Stay tuned in mid-July for the first episode of Close Watch with Robert Yaniz Jr. Or check out our sister show, Franchise Detours, also coming soon wherever you listen to podcasts.
'Rudy' (feat. Philip Boone of Sports Flix, Just Give Us Clix)
Over the years, cinema and sports have crossed paths countless times. And for an entire generation, Rudy represents the ultimate underdog story. Starring Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings), the film tells the inspiring true story of Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger.
Philip Boone of Sports Flix, Just Give Us Clix joins the show to share his own longtime love for Rudy. We'll discuss why the 1993 movie is a classic, whether we could persist in Rudy's situation, and how Jerry Goldsmith's score adds to the movie.
'Howard the Duck' (feat. Jamie Williams)
This episode, we tap into the red-headed step-child of Marvel Comics movies: 1986's Howard the Duck. The first full-length movie based on a Marvel character, the movie was a box office and critical disaster. But have its feathers been unjustly ruffled?
Jamie Williams joins us to discuss the movie's reputation, how it affected stars Lea Thompson and Tim Robbins, and the behind-the-scenes drama. We'll even explore if Marvel Studios should give Howard the Duck a second shot at the big screen.
INTERVIEW with CinemaSins' Jeremy Scott
For years, CinemaSins has cheekily tackled "everything wrong with" the movies. Now Jeremy Scott -- co-founder and the "voice of CinemaSins" -- joins us to talk about his new book, Original Sin: From Preacher’s Kid to the Creator of CinemaSins.
Original Sin chronicles Jeremy's rise from movie theater employee to viral sensation. In addition, we'll discuss the precarious, post-pandemic state of cinema, his long-term plan for CinemaSins, and the biggest sin he sees in movies today.
'Mulholland Drive' (feat. Albert Lanier)
Few films released in the 21st century have as universal a reputation as David Lynch's 2001 thriller Mulholland Drive. Returning guest Albert Lanier lays out what he believes to be the "Lynch pin" to understanding the film. We'll discuss our interpretations of the film's final act, address its origin as a TV pilot, and attempt to decipher one of cinema's most inscrutable minds.
'UHF' (feat. Lauren Carey of the Beer'd Al Podcast)
Come one, come Al! After 2020, things were bound to get weird. So we kick off 2021 with the only logical episode: "Weird Al" Yankovic's one and only big-screen starring role, 1989's cult comedy UHF. Lauren Carey of the Beer'd Al Podcast joins the show to talk about the film's legacy, its impact on Al's career, and whether UHF is an effective entry point for new fans.
So don't change the channel. And don't touch that dial. This week, the Crooked Table Podcast has got it all on UHF.
Decided to throw on the episode about my favorite movie of all time, “Ferris Buellers Day Off” and was delighted by the conversation. This is a movie I’ve watched an insane amount of times yet this pod still offered some new viewpoints that I hadn’t considered before. Really liked the Sloane conversation specifically. Highly recommend for any movie lovers!
Film fan fun!
Always a good listen no matter the guest. Robert is an awesome host asking insightful and thoughtful questions about the movie of the episode.
Also a great way to find new movie podcasters for listen to since Robert picks the best guests!
A great find!
I really enjoy the perspective Robert and his guests bring to film. They look at both new and classic films and presenting their opinions in an entertaining way. You can tell just how passionate Robert is about the topic. It’s a gem you should really check out if you’re any kind of film lover!