Martini Giant loves movies like you love movies. Three industry professionals, Chris Nichols, Daniel Thron, and Erick Schilele gather biweekly to talk obsessively about their favorite films, share insider stories on moviemaking, and drink some mighty fine cocktails. In this podcast, there's no kind of film we don't love, and everything is on the table from Infinity War and A Star is Born to Alphaville and Eraserhead. So if you like your opinions served up as strong as your drinks, then sidle up to the bar, my friend, and enjoy the expertly mixed, lovingly crafted hot takes of Martini Giant.
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown + Bridesmaids
Tonight MG takes on a double feature of female ensemble comedies: Kristen Wiig's megahit Bridesmaids, and Pedro Almodóvar's indie smash Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown - and both are much deeper than their sit-com setups suggest!
Moon + Robot & Frank
When people think of SF, they often think of mega-budget spectacles with dumb stories with thin characters - but tonight MG offers up the opposite in every way: Duncan Jones' Moon and Jake Schreier's Robot and Frank starring Frank Langella!
Baby Driver & Sneakers
Heist movies are a staple of the MG diet - and tonight we have a double-feature of offbeat comedies that are on track to become new classics - Robert Redford's visionary Sneakers, and Edgar Wright's action-packed semi-musical, Baby Driver!
Paris, Texas & Blood Simple
It's ten gallons o' Texas from MG!: first up, the Coen Brothers' Blood Simple which laid out the territory they'd cover for the rest of their careers - followed by Wim Wenders' Paris, Texas, featuring one of Harry Dean Stanton's best roles!
Tenet & Primer
The third in our Time Travel series is a double feature of two strangely similar films that were made at opposite ends of the budget spectrum: Shane Carruth's $5k indie hit Primer, and Christopher Nolan's $200M dud Tenet!
Get Carter & The Limey
MG takes on a cockney crime double feature with two of our favorite tough guys! First up: with Mike Hodges' classic gangster drama Get Carter with Michael Caine from 1971, then Stephen Soderberg's The Limey with Terrance Stamp from 1999!
Exceptional Long-Form Movie Podcast
After listening to an MG episode, I love to revisit (or visit) these awesome (or terrible) films, and celebrate/cringe/appreciate/understand at a new level. Also check out Chris’ other podcast, CG Garage - also excellent!
The best movie critique podcast and my favorite podcast. Period. Chris, Dan and Erick have perfect chemistry. It’s like watching Frasier, just better. And if you like this, chances are you will also like Chris’s other podcast, CGGarage.
great podcast for cineastes
I've been checking out Martini Giant since the CG Garage days and it's essential listening for me now. I've been into watching all kinds of movies for 20+ years but I don't have as much time anymore to watch movies. However, I *find* the time to watch the great movies these episodes go over because I so enjoy the deep dives into filmmaking history and knowledge that the three hosts (and occasional guests) bring to each conversation. They are PASSIONATE about the craft and the lore involved with cinema. This show reminds me of why I got into movies so long ago: a blend of technical innovation and artistic expression that invites endless thought and conversation. If you want an excuse to catch up on great movies you haven't seen yet or want to revisit old favorites from a new perspective, Martini Giant is a fantastic way for a film lover to do deep dives into old and new classics.