30 episodes

Watch the movie first, then get all armchair-expert with us as we pick apart what we thought worked (or didn't) and why. A no-budget labor of love – more info at www.inthecut.org

In the Cut Jesse Holden

    • TV & Film
    • 4.7 • 14 Ratings

Watch the movie first, then get all armchair-expert with us as we pick apart what we thought worked (or didn't) and why. A no-budget labor of love – more info at www.inthecut.org

    [30] Stalker: The Holy Fool

    [30] Stalker: The Holy Fool

    In our final episode of "Season 2" we enlist Yakov Grinberg to help peel back some of the many layers within Tarkovsky's ponderous, impassioned 1979 masterpiece "Stalker"; a hard to describe — and equally hard to forget — meditation on the human condition, and the broader challenge of expressing the inexpressible.

    [29] Moon: There’s a Fun Zoo

    [29] Moon: There’s a Fun Zoo

    Luke Christensen from Portland’s Hollywood Theatre joins us to talk about 2009’s “Moon” — Sam Rockwell and Kevin Spacey’s performances, Clint Mansell’s score, and the unique plot construction of this the artful, ponderous character study and mutual favorite of the hosts.





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    [28] Showgirls: The Robocop of Sex

    [28] Showgirls: The Robocop of Sex

    We welcome the amazing Jenny Benevento to help us wrap our brains around one of the towering cinematic wonders of our age: the anti-erotic madhouse Showgirls, in all of its contradictory, critically loathed, unforgettable glory.





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    [27] The Serpent and the Rainbow: Now I Have the Power of the Jaguar

    [27] The Serpent and the Rainbow: Now I Have the Power of the Jaguar

    One of the lesser-remembered entries in Wes Craven’s oeuvre, The Serpent and the Rainbow is a bit less than the sum of its parts, sending Bill Pullman stumbling and snarking through Haiti in search of a substance that can turn men into zombies.





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    [26] The Evil Dead & Evil Dead 2: You Can’t Not Do That

    [26] The Evil Dead & Evil Dead 2: You Can’t Not Do That

    Eran and Jesse talk about Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2, Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell’s landmark horror films that set such a high bar for the nascent Splatstick genre that they’ve yet to be dethroned thirty-plus years later. Groovy.



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    [25] Lolita (1962 & 1997): Obviously They’re a Bag of Dicks

    [25] Lolita (1962 & 1997): Obviously They’re a Bag of Dicks

    Eran, Whitney and Jesse sit down for a chat about both the Stanley Kubrick and Adrian Lyne adaptations of Nabokov’s Lolita, and their respective approaches to the challenging source material.



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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Everyday Hero Sh*t ,

Fun and insightful

Great podcast. I eagerly await each episode, and then devour it immediately. Re-watching the movie before listening does make it more fun. The conversations are insightful and funny and I often find myself trying to join in by talking to my radio.

Kingcobra99 ,

Nothing here

Movie criticism or analysis is not two guys with zero talents or achievements telling the filmmakers what they should have done to make the film better.

skizzif ,

Witty analysis and excellent company

This podcast has the delightful quality of being engaging on a few levels; it does what it sets out to do and gives the listener forty minutes of movie deconstruction & analysis. Rather than just a review (though there's plenty of that built in), it's an examination of a select few facets or ideas inherent in the movie, not necessarily what you'd expect but always interesting (seriously, what's up with the old guy in Prometheus?).
Jesse and co. keep things conversational, it's easy to get drawn into the discussion of movie minutia.
As a person prone to pausing audiocasts and never returning, I can give this one the finicky podcast listener seal of approval.

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