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Mar 4, 2021

This week we take on a french classic - and one of Chris' favorite movies - Bertrand Blier's bizarre, hilarious, and ever-more controversial social satire from 1978, Pr├ęparez vos Mouchoirs! (or as it's known in the US, Get out Your Handkerchiefs! ). Starring Patrick Dewaere, Carole Laure, and a young (and nearly...


Feb 18, 2021

Join us for a double feature of generation-centric murder mysteries: David Fincher's big-budget, dark-n-kinky version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and Antonioni's alienating arthouse classic Blow-Up! MG finds plenty of crossover in these stories, and toxic men getting away with whatever they want is a theme...


Feb 4, 2021

James Caan has had an incredibly varied career, from mobster classics like The Godfather and Thief, to light-hearted comedies like Wes Anderson's breakout Bottle Rocket and Jon Favreau's Elf. But one of his best is also one of his least-remembered and strangest films - Norman Jewison's dark-future sports epic,


Jan 21, 2021

No film in the history of American cinema casts as long a shadow as Orson Welles' masterpiece Citizen Kane - but was the magic really all Welles'? David Fincher's answer, Mank - based on a screenplay by his father - would argue no. But MG feels that this Netflix original has more to say than simply defending the credit...


Jan 7, 2021

Parasite's win for Best Picture in 2020 was a major breakthrough, representing a huge shift at all levels of the film industry. Audiences in America and around the world are demanding change, and the balance of power is starting to change rapidly - in fact, the movie's story can almost be seen as a symbol of this...