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In this episode your hosts discuss Andrea Arnold’s award-winning streak, Realism films, baptism imagery, and Bildungsroman. The Episode Theme is rebellion, inspired by our review of The Birth of a Nation. Podcast hosts: Matthew Balz, Jason Callen, and Jacob Mouradian. Download Popup

Episode 61: American Honey


In this episode your hosts discuss films involving rebel uprisings and the controversy surrounding director Nate Parker. The Episode Theme is boxing, inspired by our review of The Fits. Podcast hosts: Matthew Balz, Jason Callen, and Jacob Mouradian. Download Popup

Episode 60: The Birth of a Nation


In this episode your hosts discuss the Milwaukee Film Festival, director Anna Rose Holmer, and Bobcat Goldthwait’s films. The Episode Theme is fandom, inspired by our review of Sully. Podcast hosts: Matthew Balz, Jason Callen, and Jacob Mouradian. Download Popup

Episode 59: The Fits


In this episode your hosts discuss Clint Eastwood’s career, disputed portrayal of real life events, flashback necessity, and Sully‘s sound design. The Episode Theme is coastlines, inspired by our review of The Light Between Oceans. Podcast hosts: Matthew Balz, Jason Callen, and Jacob Mouradian. Download Popup

Episode 58: Sully



In this episode your hosts discuss Derek Cianfrance’s filmography, the portrayal of time-lapses, and Cianfrance’s cinematographers. The Episode Theme is poverty, inspired by our review of Hell or High Water. Podcast hosts: Matthew Balz, Jason Callen, and Jacob Mouradian. Download Popup

Episode 57: The Light Between Oceans


In this episode your hosts discuss Taylor Sheridan, Ben Foster, and civilized society in classic Western films. The Episode Theme is curses, inspired by our review of Kubo and the Two Strings. Podcast hosts: Matthew Balz, Jason Callen, and Jacob Mouradian. Download Popup

Episode 56: Hell or High Water


In this episode your hosts discuss feature-length films from LAIKA studios and homosexual characters in animation. The Episode Theme is legends, inspired by our review of Pete’s Dragon. Podcast hosts: Matthew Balz, Jason Callen, and Jacob Mouradian. Download Popup

Episode 55: Kubo and the Two Strings


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by Jason Callen During the day, Harry dreams about his murdered wife, seeing her in small domestic situations which he cannot control. During the night, in those rare moments when insomnia releases its grip, he dreams of red, and of indistinguishable faces. These nightmares are fed through his obsession with […]

Review: “Fear X (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2003)”



In this episode your hosts discuss child attendance in movie theatres, David Lowery’s ties to Milwaukee, and Disney’s Peter Pan brand. The Episode Theme is uninhabited cities, inspired by our review of Suicide Squad. Podcast hosts: Matthew Balz, Jason Callen, and Jacob Mouradian. Download Popup

Episode 54: Pete’s Dragon


In this episode your hosts discuss fandom backlash, Rotten Tomatoes, and the process of rating a movie. The Episode Theme is extramarital affairs, inspired by our review of Cafe Society. Podcast hosts: Matthew Balz, Jason Callen, and Jacob Mouradian. Download Popup

Episode 53: Suicide Squad



In this episode your hosts discuss the purpose of narration, Corey Stoll, escapism through film-going, and character introductions. The Episode Theme is spaceships, inspired by our review of Star Trek Beyond. Podcast hosts: Matthew Balz, Jason Callen, and Jacob Mouradian. Download Popup

Episode 52: Cafe Society



In this episode your hosts discuss the reaction to LGBT representation, the Star Trek franchise, and blockbuster trends. The Episode Theme is pet owners, inspired by our review of Wiener Dog. Podcast hosts: Matthew Balz, Jason Callen, and Jacob Mouradian. Download Popup

Episode 51: Star Trek Beyond


In this episode your hosts discuss director Todd Solondz’ shocking film sequences, armchair activism, and Linklater vs Solondz. The Episode Theme is rescues, inspired by our review of The Secret Life of Pets. Podcast hosts: Matthew Balz, Jason Callen, and Jacob Mouradian. Download Popup

Episode 50: Wiener-Dog



In this episode your hosts discuss filmmakers’ self promotion, movie theatre walkouts, and death throes. The Episode Theme is dream sequences, inspired by our review of The Neon Demon. Podcast hosts: Matthew Balz, Jason Callen, and Jacob Mouradian. Download Popup

Episode 48: Swiss Army Man