277 episodes

Cinema lovers unite! Two actors and filmmakers decided to cut through all the fluff and start a movie podcast where they actually discuss the film and not a million other things you don't care about. Covering the obvious (did you like the movie?) while diving a little deeper (what is Interstellar really about? is there a bootstrap paradox?) we are having an in-depth conversation about movies and see if they hold up to scrutiny, and maybe even inform us about life or moviemaking itself. Because a good movie is often about more than what it's about. So, let's see if these Hollywood directors & writers are up to snuff as we cover blockbusters, independent films, direct to Netflix movies, and everything else; maybe your next favorite film is an indie you haven't even heard of, let us introduce you to another way of watching movies.

The Pestle: In-depth Movie Talk, No Fluff | Film Review | Spoilers Wes Evans: Actor, Filmmaker, Director, Writer; Todd Sapio: Actor, Producer, Musician, Athlete

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 28 Ratings

Cinema lovers unite! Two actors and filmmakers decided to cut through all the fluff and start a movie podcast where they actually discuss the film and not a million other things you don't care about. Covering the obvious (did you like the movie?) while diving a little deeper (what is Interstellar really about? is there a bootstrap paradox?) we are having an in-depth conversation about movies and see if they hold up to scrutiny, and maybe even inform us about life or moviemaking itself. Because a good movie is often about more than what it's about. So, let's see if these Hollywood directors & writers are up to snuff as we cover blockbusters, independent films, direct to Netflix movies, and everything else; maybe your next favorite film is an indie you haven't even heard of, let us introduce you to another way of watching movies.

    Ep 277: “Fallout”

    Ep 277: “Fallout”

    We give "Fallout" a thumb's up and discuss Story & Writing, Lucy's character arc, great exposition; Guest Joe Howes solves cold fusion during an offscreen scene; and other such stuff and things and stuff.

    Ep 276: “The Fall Guy”

    Ep 276: “The Fall Guy”

    We crash into "The Fall Guy" and discuss Story & Writing, great stakes, breaking the rule of repeats; and other such stuff and things and stuff.

    • 48 min
    Ep 275: “Stranger Than Fiction”

    Ep 275: “Stranger Than Fiction”

    We narrate Will Ferrell's "Stranger Than Fiction" and discuss Cinematography, infinite zoom, story through shadows Story & Writing, rule of repeats, naming conventions, ticking clock and other such stuff and things and stuff.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep 274: “Monkey Man”

    Ep 274: “Monkey Man”

    We swing through Dev Patel's "Monkey Man" and discuss Cinematography, camerawork, visual motifs; Story & Writing, emotional engagement, setting up payoffs; and other such stuff and things and stuff.

    • 54 min
    Ep 273: “Civil War”

    Ep 273: “Civil War”

    We document Alex Garland's "Civil War" and discuss Cinematography, compositions; Story & Writing, strong character arcs; Sound design, music; and other such stuff and things and stuff.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep 272: “Past Lives”

    Ep 272: “Past Lives”

    We migrate to Celine Song's "Past Lives" and discuss Cinematography, long takes, composition and blocking; Story & Writing, immigration, notes from the screenplay; and other such stuff and things and stuff.

    • 1 hr 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

ChrisDionne ,

Pestle

Great movie review and discussions!

Holyfear84 ,

Secret of Kells

Greetings Gents! Found your podcast because of your review of Annihilation. I found many of my own ideas being echoed in your review. Helpful to know I’m not crazy, or at least bot crazy alone! I would like to ask you review an animated film, the secret of kells. Your review of the bool of Eli gave me hope that you would deal with kells properly. Thank you for your work, and I look forward to hearing you discuss the secret of kells!

The San Diego Chicken ,

A deep and different approach… really smart duo.

Big fan of this podcast Wes is a really smart guy and brings a bevy of knowledge on a lot of topics (even beyond cinema) that makes this movie show a bit deeper than most of the others I listen to. Todd brings a nice counterpoint and soul to each show. I also like that both of these guys seem to enjoy the same movies as I do, which is an added bonus. Keep it up fellas!

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