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Oct 29, 2020

Join MG for a Halloween treat as we take on our first Twitch-based episode! Classic films always set a standard, but few movies are so groundbreaking that they create an entirely new genre, and Tobe Hooper's terrifying The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is one of the biggest game-changers in cinema history. Mixing a low-fi,...


Oct 15, 2020

Chris' daughter Lily is with us tonight to talk about the current state of anime! The iconic Japanese style of animation and storytelling began its slow crossover to American theaters in the late 80's, but for a long time it was seen here only as a sort of niche, art-house novelty. No one could have predicted how big it...


Oct 1, 2020

At first glance, Chris' pairing of Godard's New Wave groundbreaker Masculin Féminin with John Water's mainstream crossover Hairspray might seem a little bizarre.  In fact, they couldn't be further apart on the stylistic spectrum: the former is a wildly experimental art piece that captures Paris' pop culture with an...


Sep 17, 2020

When Julian Schnabel decided to make a film out of of Jean-Dominique Bauby's autobiography The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, he was taking on a radical film making challenge that was both technically difficult and emotionally challenging: the story follows Bauby himself as he writes the book - even though he had been...


Sep 2, 2020

MG takes on a double dose of Jesse James! First up: Samuel Fuller's I Shot Jesse James from 1949, a film that many regard as the most studio-esque of the great directors' work - but MG believes there is a brilliantly subversive message motivating this western classic. Next: Australian auteur Andrew Dominik takes...