Ghost in the Shell

It took us 65 episodes, but we FINALLY managed re-view an anime film! Or, in the case of all of us—apart from subject matter expert and special guest Jon West—a “new view” of Mamoru Oshii’s Ghost…

Witness

What happens when you take a high-concept premise (i.e. a big city cop is forced to live with Amish people), but combine it with a strong and subtle directorial hand? You get Peter Weir’s Oscar-nominated…

Lethal Weapon

The name Shane Black is synonymous with buddy cop films. And, on this episode of the podcast we dive back into the one that started his storied screenwriting career: Lethal Weapon. Directed by Richard Donner…

Independence Day

It’s been 20 years since director Roland Emmerich famously blew up the White House (among other landmarks) in 1996’s seminal Summer blockbuster, Independence Day. And, now, with a big-budget sequel along the way (with star…

Dazed and Confused

We keep getting older, but the characters in Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused keep staying the same age. Fresh off the release of its spiritual sequel, Everybody Wants Some!!, we dive back into Dazed and Confused…

Purple Rain

With the recent passing of Prince, the world lost a musical icon. To honor his legacy, we went back to 1984 for a re-view of the musical drama, Purple Rain. Prince’s musical prowess can’t be…

Midnight Run

With the release of 1988’s Midnight Run, the follow-up to his smash success, Beverly Hills Cop, director Martin Brest seemed poised to be Hollywood’s next great action comedy director. But, while his career eventually fizzled with the…

The Goonies

How has it taken us 58 episodes to finally re-view The Goonies? This 1985 children’s classic is a seminal “nostalgia” film—an Indiana Jones-esque swashbuckler featuring a ragtag group of kids who set out to uncover a pirate’s…

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

As Batman dukes it out with Superman at the box office, we travel back to 1993 to get a different take on the famous Caped Crusader. It’s our first ever re-view of an animated film as…

The Silence of the Lambs

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Jonathan Demme’s The Silence of the Lambs is still the only horror film to ever win best picture. Beyond that, it’s one of the rare mainstream thrillers to feature a female protagonist. Jodie…

Little Shop of Horrors

It’s all singing, dancing, and man-eating plants on this week’s podcast! Mike, Ivan, and Dave journey back to 1986 and re-visit Frank Oz’s adaptation of the off-broadway musical comedy, Little Shop of Horrors. Featuring music by Alan…

Do the Right Thing

When Spike Lee’s comedy-drama Do the Right Thing hit theaters in 1989, the film was met with universal acclaim as well as its fair share of controversy. Using a diverse cast of characters, Lee crafted a film that…