10 episodes

A movie podcast with a sense of optimism! Mystery novelist W.M. Akers and ace film critic Henry Giardina take a rambling tour through film history, using dice to pick random movies from the silent era to today. They try to love everything they watch. It doesn't always work out.

I'll Watch Anything Henry Giardina, W.M. Akers

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A movie podcast with a sense of optimism! Mystery novelist W.M. Akers and ace film critic Henry Giardina take a rambling tour through film history, using dice to pick random movies from the silent era to today. They try to love everything they watch. It doesn't always work out.

    Reindeer Games Ruins Christmas

    Reindeer Games Ruins Christmas

    Henry and Will close out their first season with another singularly unimportant film—a Hollywood legend's mediocre Christmas heist picture! Starring a particularly punchable Ben Affleck, an impressively ripped Gary Sinese, and a far too good for this Charlize Theron, it's a festival of pointless jabbering that's still better than watching anything on Hallmark.See y'all soon for Season 2!Except, obviously, we won't see you. Podcasts just go into your ears.Read Henry's newsletter! It's called L...

    • 59 min
    200 Cigarettes is Disappointing Me!

    200 Cigarettes is Disappointing Me!

    Today Henry and Will take on 200 Cigarettes, a 1999 piece of ensemble nostalgia fluff that is hard to find and, sadly, pretty hard to watch. Learn all about Will's turn of the century crushes and how Dave Chappelle has—big surprise—always been a transphobic prick. Read Henry's newsletter! It's called Less Art and it's about movies. Find it at henrygiardina.substack.com.Read Will's newsletter! It's called Strange Times and it's about insane stuff that happened in 1921. Devour it at strang...

    • 56 min
    Big Business Provides Shenanigans

    Big Business Provides Shenanigans

    Big Business is a movie, kind of, in which Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin and Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin shriek and mug and produce low-key hijinks in the DCOM mode. It also features surprisingly tender characterization of a gay couple and was exactly what Henry and Will needed this week. Read Henry's newsletter! It's called Less Art and it's about movies. Find it at henrygiardina.substack.com.Read Will's newsletter! It's called Strange Times and it's about insane stuff that happened in ...

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Hudsucker Proxy Is ADHD Heaven

    The Hudsucker Proxy Is ADHD Heaven

    In which Henry and Will discuss the futility of journalism, the beauty of pastiche, and Paul Newman's giant swinging, uh, clock. Content warning! Contains frank discussion of suicide!Read Henry's newsletter! It's called Less Art and it's about movies. Find it at henrygiardina.substack.com.Read Will's newsletter! It's called Strange Times and it's about insane stuff that happened in 1921. Devour it at strangetimes.substack.com.And direct your pals to illwatchanything.com!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Spotlight is Fake, Fake, Fake!

    Spotlight is Fake, Fake, Fake!

    According to the Hollywood establishment, Spotlight was the best film of 2015. We beg to differ! And differ we do! Henry loathes this movie—Will thought it was fine—but we agree that a realistic depiction of journalism demands half-full Dunkin' cups on every desk and mustard stains on every shirt. Instead, Spotlight gives us triumphalism and speeches, Hallmark movie lighting and enough ugly khaki pants to outfit a convention of young Republicans. It's a movie that thinks it's smart and you're...

    • 1 hr 10 min
    House of Wax Melted Our Hearts

    House of Wax Melted Our Hearts

    What do you get when you combine Vincent Price, Charles Bronson, and a few thousand gallons of melted wax? The 1953 3D classic House of Wax, a thoroughly unhinged movie that we love with our all the passion our waxen hearts can muster.Read Henry's newsletter! It's called Less Art and it's about movies. Find it at henrygiardina.substack.com.Read Will's newsletter! It's called Strange Times and it's about insane stuff that happened in 1921. Devour it at strangetimes.substack.com.And direct your...

    • 1 hr 11 min

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