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Join the Wisecrack crew as they dive into the deeper meaning and cultural significance of the most, and least, iconic movies of our age.

Show Me The Meaning! – A Wisecrack Movie Podcast Wisecrack

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    • 4.8 • 1.2K Ratings

Join the Wisecrack crew as they dive into the deeper meaning and cultural significance of the most, and least, iconic movies of our age.

    The Last Picture Show (directed by Peter Bogdanovich) - Goodbye from Hollywood, California

    The Last Picture Show (directed by Peter Bogdanovich) - Goodbye from Hollywood, California

    Well folks, this is it. The finale of Show Me the Meaning! Thank you all for tuning in each week to hear us talk movies and philosophy. We hope you learned a thing or two, or at least had a good time. We talk a bit about the film, but we also go down memory lane and talk about the show, from humble beginnings to now. Thanks for listening! Enjoy!

    Raymond and Austin are launching a new podcast! It is called CineMythology, a show about movies through the lens of the legends that make them. Episodes coming in May! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cinemythology/id1616702846

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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Willy Wonka (directed by Mel Stuart) - Wonkamania

    Willy Wonka (directed by Mel Stuart) - Wonkamania

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    Willy. Wonka. Charlie. Chocolate. Capitalism. What more is there to say??? In this chat, we get into the psycadelic tunnel, weird things that capitalist dreams do to us, the pysche of a guy like Wonka, adults ruining everything, the-maybe-allusions-to-Nazi-Germany - and more! Enjoy!

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Good Time (directed by the Safdies) - Everything We Want in a Movie

    Good Time (directed by the Safdies) - Everything We Want in a Movie

    Robert Pattinson. Shot on Film. Good Time. In this chat, we get into the benefits and philosophy of the film aesthetic, ableism in film, comic actors in darker films - and more! ENJOY!

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    And yes, if you listened to the full episode, it is true. This is our THIRD-TO-LAST episode. Show Me the Meaning is in its final days. Stay tuned for more announcements on future projects! 

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    Other Wisecrack Podcasts!
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Batman (directed by Matt Reeves) - Overwhelming Spectacle, Frustrating Franchise

    The Batman (directed by Matt Reeves) - Overwhelming Spectacle, Frustrating Franchise

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    Where does this iteration of Batman take the franchise? Does this film take it a step forward? In this chat with Michael Luxemburg, we talk about the shortcomings of this iteration, the spots where it excels, how this movie presents justice, the promise of Paul Dano - and more! Enjoy!

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    The Power of the Dog (directed by Jane Campion) - Anything to Pick on This Bone?

    The Power of the Dog (directed by Jane Campion) - Anything to Pick on This Bone?

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    This was a tough one. Is there a lot to pick off the bone that is The Power of the Dog? Why do we need a revelation in our films? What we get into in this chat is: why does certain stuff resonate? What makes a film force us to lean in? We don't even get into Capitalism (too much) - but we gotta mention Austin saw this at the Sydney Film Festival. Enjoy!

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Hell or High Water (directed by Taylor Sheridan) - The Western Still Works

    Hell or High Water (directed by Taylor Sheridan) - The Western Still Works

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    Lord of the Plains. Outlaws. In this chat, we get into embodying the mythos of the West and self-mythologizing, this film as a post-western, and, of course, a dash of capitalism - and more! Enjoy!

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    Huge thanks to RØDE Microphones for decking out our studio!
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    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

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Please do Event Horizon (1997)

My favorite podcast!!!! Please do Event Horizon :( love y’all

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My Comment Was in the Last Episode

To paraphrase the final episode: a movie is great when it accomplishes what it sets out to do. What I would then ask is, “what is a piece of media that transcends what it set out to do?”

I started listening to this podcast at that sweet spot in college, when you’re at the intersection of discovering/accepting who you are and realizing how important using your brain is. Ryan’s humorous, common-sense takes contrasting with Austin’s reality-melting lectures felt like the perfect representation of my own duality. I’ve gone on to accomplish more than I ever thought I was capable of, and you two made great role models of tenacious thoughtfulness and full-hearted honesty.

If movies are a reflection of real life, then the SMTM crew have certainly stared reality in the face and come away with more than they were given. And that is art- contributing to the reality we have come to be comfortable with in a way that changes that reality forever, just by making an honest impact on the dialogue.

I said something to this effect in my comment in the final episode, albeit much more succinctly in retrospect. I had no idea that the stream I was posting a comment on would become the final episode. I just wanted to give thanks. The fact that my name and, moreso, my words to you all are recorded on of one of my favorite, if not favorite, podcasts I’ve ever listened to is an honor, sincerely. There’s much more I feel like I want to say, but, like this podcast, things have to end. And that feeling of them ending too soon, of wanting more, of wanting to be more, well, that’s probably love now, isn’t it.

Thank you again and always.

Much love,

Davis

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LOVE the show

Been a listener for some years now, admittedly y’all (Austin) got me into Lacan psychoanalysis and would love if y’all could discuss Titane (2021)

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