Joe Hall and Cheryl Quimba watch movies then say things about those movies. They have strong feelings about Todd Haynes, Korean horror, class warfare, and how not to make a twenty-first century rom com. They're basically Siskel and Ebert, but with nothing to lose.
Episode 64 – Inside (2021)
Inside is a discomforting and very funny field trip into the head of the comedian over the course of the pandemic. It's a musical comedy special (emphasis on musical) and the songs actually had us LOLing. The serious moments are very, very serious -- even grave -- and the wild tonal swings from hilarity to despair to absurdity to hope really reflect the emotional roller coaster that was 2020. Highlights: "Face Time with My Mom (Tonight)," "Welcome to the Internet," the sketch where he's a Twitch user playing the video game that is his life and he makes his player cry a lot.
Episode 63 – Long Day’s Journey Into Night (2018)
an we leave it at that? [Editor: No.] Ok, well...the movie is a visually arresting, moody, evocative, quietly exhilarating, poetic-but-not-surreal dreamscape in which a man searches for his long-lost lover through rubble, rain, and ruin. It's what happens when time collapses into the life of one lit sparkler. And its climax is an hour-long continuous shot!!
Episode 62 – The Lighthouse (2019)
Black waves teeming with salt foam to smother this young mouth with pungent slime, to choke ye, engorging your organs til ye turn blue and bloated with bilge and brine and can scream no more - only when he, crowned in cockle shells with slitherin' tentacle tail and steaming beard take up his fell be-finned arm, his coral-tine trident screeches banshee-like in the tempest and plunges right through yer gullet, bursting ye
Episode 61 – The Chair (2021)
iven Joe's own experiences of late in English departments of higher education institutions. We found a lot to like and a lot to completely shit on. (PS - there's a little something special if you keep listening past the end.....).
Episode 60 – Bong Joon-ho’s Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000)
box, and in between includes sun-dried radishes, a shadow man in a basement, a high-speed chase through an apartment complex, and two murdered dogs. It's funny and tragic and surprising and stirring. We watched it on a DVD that came in the mail. O, those year 2000 days.
Summer Break! / Culture Mixtape
we wanted to post a mini-episode to talk about a few cultural products we've been really into lately. Let us know about the things you've been enjoying (or, alternatively, hating). We'll be back next week!
A real treat
Cheryl and Joe make an insightful and charming duo and often make me consider movies in a different light. I love the diverse selection of televisions and movies they review. Would highly recommend!
These two are super smart and well spoken! Highly recommended.
Best show ever
Did I write a review before? This is the best show ever