We grew up on movie sets. Now we act, write, direct, produce, edit, and teach. So we know a thing or two about movies. And even when we don't, we'll talk about them anyway. Each week we dissect one movie and whatever else strikes our fancy. Informed opinions, inside information, occasional guests, personal stories, and tons of spoilers.
Episode 56: Trilogy of Terror (1975)
Karen Black plays 4 roles in three short tales of terror. Watch out for that little, little man! If you ever saw this, you know what I mean. Directed by Dan Curtis (Dark Shadows) from stories by Richard Matheson (The Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, I Am Legend).
Episode 55: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
The movie that launched the works of John le Carré to the screen, where he remained a force for more than half a century. Starring Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Oskar Werner, and Sam Wanamaker. Directed by Martin Ritt (Hud, Norma Rae) with cinematography by the legendary Oswald Morris (Oliver, Fiddler on the Roof, The Man Who Would Be King).
Episode 54: The Russia House (1990)
Sean Connery returns to the spy game, but since this is written by Tom Stoppard, directed by Fred Schepisi, and based on the novel by John le Carré, you know that this will bear as much relation to a Bond film as chess does to Chutes and Ladders. Also starring Michelle Pfeiffer, John Mahoney, James Fox, J.T. Walsh, and Roy Scheider.
Episode 53: Unforgettable (1996)
Ray Liotta was a suspect in his wife's murder. Now an experimental drug might give him some answers, and save a lot of lives. Also starring Linda Fiorentino, Peter Coyote, Christopher McDonald, David Paymer, and Kim Cattrall.
Episode 52: Some Like It Hot (1959)
Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon disguised as women while on the run after witnessing a mob hit. Directed by Billy Wilder and also featuring Marilyn Monroe, George Raft, Pat O'Brien, and our old friend Joan Shawlee. From a script by Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond (The Apartment).
Episode 51: The Apartment (1960)
Jack Lemon tries to curry favor at the office by loaning his apartment to co-workers for their romantic pursuits. Hilarious hijinks ensue. Also starring Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, and everyone's favorite Martian, Ray Walston. Directed by Billy Wilder (Some Like It Hot, Sunset Boulevard).