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Sep 2020 Movies + I'm Thinking of Ending Things
Av and Sammy reveal their preference on that most cinematic of dilemmas: popcorn or the picture - but first they tackle the far more forbidding lineup of movies released this September, culminating in a featured review (37:00) of Charlie Kaufman's I'm Thinking of Ending Things -- spoiler free until the 40:30 mark.
New movies discussed include recommendations: Boys State (8:00); The Devil All The Time (16:00); The Social Dilemma (24:45); Get Duked! (29:15); House of Hummingbird (32:10). And a few we urge you to avoid - Unpregnant, Mulan, I Used to Go Here, She Dies Tomorrow, Misbehaviour, Extra Ordinary (... yup, it was that kind of month). Plus, two genuine classics before the bow.
Outré: Lonely Room, sung by Jesse Plemons, written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II for Oklahoma (1943)
July 2020 Movies and Palm Springs
We are celebrating brothers at the movies as Aaron Brooks and Dr. Shai Chester join Sammy, Av and Will to discuss all things July movies. Before the big feature - Palm Springs (57:00 w/spoilers), we cover a gaggle of recent releases, including standouts like Archive, Hamilton, First Cow, as well as Yes God Yes, The Old Guard, Mr Jones, The King of Staten Island, Tommaso, Mucho Mucho Amor and, well, more!
Also: a ground-breaking Classics Corner awaits at the episode's end.
June 2020 Movies: Da 5 Bloods + Most Impactful Movies About Racist Police Brutality
Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods is the movie of June 2020, and sets the table (25:30) for Av and Sam to consider the most impactful movies ever made about racist police brutality – starting with 1971's Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song all the way through the half-dozen movies released in the last few years. See here for the complete list of 21 movies.
Also see here the minute-and-a-half short film that Spike Lee released on Twitter called 3 Brothers — Radio Raheem, Eric Garner, and George Floyd.
Outré: What's Going On, Marvin Gaye | Da 5 Bloods OST (1971 and 2020) - For why Spike chose this song, see here.
May 2020 Movies + The Vast of Night + Top 3 Movies About Hindsight
With Av and Will on summer break, we recruited the celebrated pulp sci-fi horror sleuth Justin Partridge (@j_partridgeIII) and revealed the unabashed romantic that is everyone's favorite silver screen sibling Aaron Brooks (@aaronjaybrooks). Justin, Aaron and Sam unpack The Vast of Night (43:37) and a galaxy of unheralded new releases, plus in celebration of the hindsight that is 20/20, we decide the best movies ever made about hindsight (55:30) and close with Classics Corner (1:10:00).
This episode contains NO Spoilers, save for 90 seconds of spoilers at minute 53:00 on The Vast of Night.
For more on Aaron, check out his Letterboxd (@incubrooks) and his new podcast, Digesting Dark: An Unofficial Dark on Netflix Companion. Justin's writing on pop-culture can be found on Newsarama, DIS/MEMBER, and Rouges Portal.
New movies discussed: The Vast of Night, Porno, The Half of It, Premature, Valley Girl, Possessor, The Gentleman, Underwater, The Trip to Greece, Driveways, La Belle Époque, The Traitor, Capone, Arkansas, Spaceship Earth.
Classic Corner: A Cock and Bull Story (2005); Maniac (1980); Fallen Angels (1995).
Outré: 20/20 Hindsight, Barenaked Ladies (2017)
April 2020 Movies and Bad Education
If there is a silver lining to losing so many new releases in April, it may be the chance to shine some love on the genre of movies the streaming gods delivered: good old fashioned adult dramas. Bad Education is our obvious feature, as Av brings his Long Island expertise to help Will and Sam unpack the new Hugh Jackman vehicle. For a deeper dive into the true story of Bad Education, check out the New York Magazine source article.
The other new releases we discuss in this episode: The Assistant, Extraction, Tigertail, Sergio, Blow the Man Down, Beastie Boys Story and True History of the Kelly Gang.
Outre: Blow The Man Down, traditional English shanty, sung and instrumentals by David Coffin, Jacek Sulanowski, Daniel Lanier, THomas J. Goux
Best Movies of 2020 (so far)
Sammy, Will and Av are back for the first regular episode of 2020. We break down our favorites (and least favorites) of the year so far, ruminate on the state of movies in the age of Coronavirus and much more.
Movies discussed on the episode: The Invisible Man, The Banker, Bacarau, The Platform, Birds of Prey, Onward, Downhill, The Hunt, The Whistlers, Beanpole, Fantasy Island, Call of the Wild, The Wild Goose Lake, Never Rarely Sometimes Always
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