Jim and Teal riff on movies, and the film-going experience. This podcast contains reviews of films, new and old, stories of seeing movies in the theater, and a focus on hidden-gem, specialty, or art films. It's a different show every episode.
What Happened Was...A Fantastic Trip to the Indie 90s
What Happened Was... from 1994 is that hidden indie gem from the 1990s is that is worth a rediscovery. This week on Stuff We've Seen, Jim and guest co-host, Bill from Queens discuss Writer/Director/Star Tom Noonan's 2-character bottle movie with a breakout performance by actress Karen Sillas. Both Jim and Bill agree that Sillas' performance is one of the best of the 1990s.
Along with this discussion Jim and Bill do some Hopkins and Nolte impressions, and dive into the gambling underbelly with Robert Altman's California Split.
93rd Academy Awards Oscar Wrap Up
If Billy Crystal were singing it's a good bet he wasn't singing, 'It's a Wonderful Night for Oscar,' after Sunday night's bizarre pandemic-limited ceremony. So many blunders occurred that night, that hate it or just not willing to say you hated it, the Academy Awards could not overcome a year in which many big Hollywood films never released, and the typical yuks and attempts at comedy were sidelined.
What did we get instead? A whole lot of long, long, speeches, and very little in the way of entertainment. But what about the awards themselves? Jim and Teal have the entire breakdown, and the majority of this episode is devoted to discussing the Academy Awards for the last time until...next week? Are the 2022 Oscars next week? It feels like it should be time to start that train up again. Kidding. But only slightly.
What else? Stay through the entire episode to catch Teal's take on the Bob Odenkirk-starring action-genre film, Nobody. Jim mentioned last week he loved it. But what does Teal think? You'll have to listen to find out.
Cinerama Dome Memories: Jim and Teal Look Back at a Theater Icon.
The Cinerama Dome is no more. Well, at least for the moment it is no more, and Jim and Teal certainly hope there are more film screenings in its future. But for now, The Cineramadome is shuttered.
Jim and Teal take a fond look back at the Cinerama Dome and their own personal histories seeing movies in the fabled Hollywood film palace where widescreen movies once reigned supreme.
This week Jim and Teal take one final peak at some Oscar nominated films with their reviews of The Father, and Another Round. Jim talked about Another Round with Bill from Queens a couple of episodes ago, but now Teal's caught up with it, and has a few things to say.
Is The Father worth all the hubbub? Jim and Teal have a slight disagreement with one enjoying it a lot more than the other. Which one found issues with the way it was filmed? It's time to listen in and find out.
Criterion Channel's Second Anniversary
This week Teal is back from his spill down the stairs, and the boys touch base on Snyder cuts and Marvel bits before tackling their main topic, the Criterion Channel.
This month marks the second anniversary of The Criterion Channel, and to celebrate Jim and Teal discuss some of the great collections now playing on the channel, including the musical works of Ennio Morricone, and Lovers on the Run. Tons of films in the mix for this episode, so what are you waiting for, film lover? Get set to enjoy some awesome film banter from the duo that keeps bringing you the film experience one podcast at a time.
Another Round with Bill From Queens
Teal is tied up this week, or tied down to a bed after some bizarre accident so stepping up to the plate in his place is frequent guest, Bill From Queens.
This week's episode is a bit of a free-form affair with Bill and James discussing everything from Wanda Vision to DC and Marvel Universes, and the latest King Kong / Godzilla movie.
After sifting through the mud of low-brow entertainment, Bill and James talk Thomas Vinterberg's Oscar Nominated film, Another Round. The film starring Mads Mikkelsen is a spectacular achievement, and its one that James and Bill hope people will search out and watch. It's currently streaming on Hulu.
Speaking of streaming, Criterion Channel is offering up a whole mess of Ennio Morricone scored films this month, 23 to be precise. It's a great opportunity to watch some of the films behind the legend's many memorable scores. To kick things off, James watched the genre gangster film, Machine Gun McCain. And like many Italian imports of the era, it features a few known US celebrity actors mixed in with a whole slew of poorly dubbed Italian ones. This time around we get Peter Falk, John Cassavetes, Gena Rowlands, and international star, Britt Ekland. Cassavetes is Hank McCain, early released from prison to help his son knock off a Las Vegas casino. With the mob intermingled in the affairs of the casino, things are about to get sticky. But McCain don't care. He may just go for the money anyway.
Lots of laughs in store for listeners this episode as James and Bill yuk it up and stroll down a few blocks of memory lane.
Stuff We've Seen Turns 100: The Snyder Cut.
To celebrate the official 100th episode of Stuff We've Seen (and yes, technically its 101, but one episode was a special 20 min thing that wasn't didn't really count) Jim and Teal talk about some of their biggest film re-evaluations. And after that, both Jim and Teal discuss a film the other one asked them to watch for a long time.
Finally, Jim reveals his thoughts on Justice League: The Snyder Cut. And it isn't the reaction you might expect if you are a listener of the show.
Jim & Teal are great. Lots of levity. Lots of knowledge. I think these guys have literally seen EVERYTHING! Two great guys having fun talking about movies. Love it.
Great film discussion!
Two white guys doing a podcast about movies... but this time it’s good!