We're two brothers who love film and literature, and we want to share that with each other and with you. Each month, we both pick a work for the other, and we get together and talk about them. Join us for the discussion!
Good News, Everyone!
This month the brothers take our crack at the theme "Good News." First, we discuss James L. Brooks's 1987 film "Broadcast News," then we tackle Neil Postman's classic 1985 work of non-fiction, "Amusing Ourselves to Death." Along the way we ask the questions on everyone's minds: Can information be entertaining? Can a romcom be a satire? Does our news really need a theme song? And most importantly, how many Futurama quotes can two people pack into one hour?
For our first episode, we selected first works by artists we love. We'll talk about Agnes Varda's 1955 film "La Pointe Courte," as well as Jhumpa Lahiri's first short story, "A Temporary Matter." We explore the themes of relationship, marriage, culture, and community as seen through the eyes of these award-winning artists.