32 episodes

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.

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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.

    Episode 032: John Wick trilogy

    Episode 032: John Wick trilogy

    David Stripinis joins MG to discuss how the low-budget revenge-thriller John Wick kicked off one of the most dependable, fun, and inventive franchises in movies today; one that both rebuilt Keanu Reeves' career and reinvented action cinema!

    • 3 hr 21 min
    Episode 031: Titanic

    Episode 031: Titanic

    The trades predicted Titanic would be the end of James Cameron's career, but instead it was a bona-fide phenomenon, grossing more than two billion dollars. Unlike the rest of humanity, Chris hasn't seen it until now - did it sink or swim?!?

    • 3 hr 37 min
    Episode 030: MirrorMask

    Episode 030: MirrorMask

    Kat Elliott Vanderjagt joins MG to discuss one of her favorites - the weird British indie MirrorMask, written by American Gods' Neil Gaiman and directed by Dave McKean -- the team behind some classic comics, including Vertigo's The Sandman!

    • 3 hr 35 min
    Episode 029: The Chateau

    Episode 029: The Chateau

    Before hitting stratosphere with Marvel, Paul Rudd's career oscillated between indie comedy and indie drama, and 2001's “The Chateau” is a brilliant mix of both - in fact, MG argues it's the birthplace of the style that got him the ant-suit!

    • 3 hr 26 min
    Episode 028: Zodiac with Nicole Arnell

    Episode 028: Zodiac with Nicole Arnell

    MG is joined by killer VFX artist Nicole Arnell as we take on an underseen masterpiece: David Fincher's Zodiac - the film where he perfected the layered, information-dense style that has since totally revolutionized streaming storytelling!

    • 3 hr 36 min
    Episode 027: Heat

    Episode 027: Heat

    Michael Mann's epic crime masterpiece 'Heat' has become a major touchstone for American film culture, and has influenced directors from Christopher Nolan to Wes Anderson - but while we love it, this ain't no a praise-a-thon retrospective!

    • 3 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

BBB3vizxx ,

Unique

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.

Mike Jay Jay ,

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.

swparchitect ,

Fun and insightful film discussion

Loved this when it was a special episode of the CG Garage and excited to see it develop on its own. If you love listening to people who love movies discuss movies in detail, this is the podcast for you.

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