March 28th, 2016
Lee and Daniel continue their look into crime and noir films, and are joined by a special guest this week: writer and fellow podcaster Jack Graham, who writes the blog Shabogan Graffiti, and hosts his podcast, Shabcast, from there as well. This week the panel takes a look at two 1980s neo-noir films. First up is the tightly-written classic debut film from the Coen brothers, "Blood Simple" from 1984. Then the panel takes a VERY in-depth look at the twisted mysteries of David Lynch's "Blue Velvet" from 1986, where much of the BDSM imagery and themes are discussed. It turned out to be a very enlightening conversation.
Featured Music: "Blood Simple" by Carter Burwell; "It's the Same Old Song" by The Four Tops; and "In Dreams" by Roy Orbison.
March 21st, 2016
Lee and Daniel continue their look at noir/neo-noir and crime films. This week it's the Bogart & Bacall powerhouse "The Big Sleep" from 1946, directed by Howard Hawks. They also spend some time covering the 1978 remake from Michael Winner, starring Robert Mitchum. They contrast the original with that film as well as the Raymond Chandler source material, and mention the original version from 1945, that was not released to the general public until it was gutted and re-shot into the 1946 version everyone knows today. Also covered: what they've watched as of late.
Featured music: "And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine" by Stan Kenton (Anita O'Day, vocals).
March 14th, 2016
Lee, Daniel and Paul are back to look at more noir and crime films. This week they take a look at 1947's "Kiss of Death", directed by Henry Hathaway and featuring a star-making performance by Richard Widmark. Lee shouts out another movie podcast he likes, "The Hail Ming Power Hour", and Paul sneaks in a quick bit of the Movie God game for Lee and Daniel to ponder. Also covered: what they've watched as of late.
Featured Music: "Street Scene" by Alfred Newman.
March 7th, 2016
This week Daniel and Lee are back to cover two more films in their look at noir, neo-noir, and some other crime films in general. They dig deep this week while discussing two interesting films starring Gene Hackman: 1974's The Conversation, directed by Francis Ford Coppola & 1975's Night Moves, directed by Arthur Penn. Also covered: a small aside about Netflix and how it's changed in the last five years; a listener comment; what we've been watching as of late; and letting the listeners know about our new Facebook group they can join.
Featured Music: The theme from "The Conversation" by David Shire & the theme from "Night Moves" by Michael Small.
February 29th, 2016
Lee and Daniel return to continue their look into noir/neo-noir, and other crime films of interest to them. This week they take a look at a bit of an unknown indie noir from director, writer, and actor, Allen Baron, called "Blast of Silence", from 1960. Is this an over-looked classic? Is it a true transition between the classic noir and the new neo-noir films? Or is it a film with big ambitions that ultimately falls short? Tune in to find out what the guys think. Also covered: what they've been watching and listener comments.
Featured music: "Juggernaut" by David Lindup.
February 22nd, 2016
This week Lee and Daniel begin an extended look at Noir and Neo-Noir films (and maybe a few standard crime films in-between) with the Robert Altman directed and Leigh Brackett-witten adaptation of Raymond Chandler's "The Long Goodbye" (1973). Also covered, a listener comment and what they've watched as of late.
Featured Music: "The Long Goodbye" by John Williams and Johnny Mercer, performed by Jack Sheldon.
February 8th, 2016
Lee, Daniel and Paul are back this week to take a look at one of the least-disputed classics from the start of the talkies: Fritz Lang's "M" from 1931. A film with decades of scholarship and critical analysis behind it is a daunting task, but a fairly in-depth discussion is drawn from it, as well as the little-known 1951 American remake. They also discuss what they've watched, which spirals off into a few tangents, as usual.
Featured Music: "In the Hall of the Mountain King" by Edvard Grieg.
July 19th, 2015
This time out Lee and Daniel are back, reviewing two more recent crime dramas in Jeremy Saulnier's "Blue Ruin" (2013) and Dan Gilroy's smash debut "Nightcrawler" (2014). Also covered: what we've been watching and a round of Movie God.
Featured Music: "Baby Blue" by Badfinger.