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Nov 14, 2019

Over the past twenty-four years, Michael Mann's epic crime drama Heat has risen to the status of an American masterpiece, and has influenced a huge range of directors, from Christopher Nolan (the entire opening of The Dark Knight)  to Wes Anderson (where Max buys dynamite in the Rushmore).  And we love it - hell, you...


Oct 31, 2019

MG takes on two films about guys on an inevitable downward slide - each played by actors whose star was on the rise: Bob Fosse's politically incorrect manifesto Lenny, stars Dustin Hoffman as the boundary-shattering, fantastically offensive, and deeply troubled comedian Lenny Bruce, and the Safdie Brothers' Good Time,...


Oct 24, 2019

Director Neil Huxley joins MG to talk about a personal favorite: the powerful under-the-radar indie Dead Man's Shoes, written and starring Paddy Considine from The World's End and Peaky Blinders, and directed by Shane Meadows of This is England. Family, regret, violence, and brotherhood are all examined in this story...


Oct 17, 2019

For Halloween, MG servers up some hand-picked horror! First on the list, Erick brings us the the Canadian creepfest Pin, in which a young man gets a little too attached to a life-sized Visible Man doll; then Dan digs into the 70s classic Don't Look Now, which features more Donald Sutherland nudity than anyone is really...


Oct 2, 2019

Rom-coms dominated the American box office in the 1990s and early 2000's, and now seem to be making a comeback with hits like Crazy Rich Asians and Netflix's The Kissing Booth.  But the genre's roots go back before World War II, and MG charts this arc by comparing two classics: RenĂ©e Zellweger's charming, goofy...and...