Field of Dreams

Film ‐ April 24, 2017

Like most baseball movies, Field of Dreams isn’t really about baseball. It’s about fathers and sons, chasing dreams, and the erasure of problematic legacies within America’s national pastime. Tune in as Joe and Alan discuss this 1989 Kevin Costner vehicle, and stick around for Joe’s recommendation — another fever dream of a film set in the Peruvian jungle!

What’s this week’s suggested film? Here’s a hint!

“I want my opera house! I want my opera house! I want my opera house!”

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Braveheart

Film ‐ April 10, 2017

Mel Gibson’s Braveheart (1995) is many things: spectacularly violent, historically inaccurate, and beautifully shot. Alan is more than happy to take this film to task, but Joe may have a thing or two to say about that. Be sure to stick around for the second part of the podcast, as this week’s recommended film also features a real life, tartan-sporting, swashbuckling Scot.

What’s this week’s suggested film? Here’s a hint!

“I will think on you dead, until my husband makes you so. And then I will think on you no more.”

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The Artist

Film ‐ March 27, 2017

Joe won’t shut up about silent films! So listen up as he declares The Artist to be a counterfeit piece that’s actively hostile to the very films it strives to emulate. Tensions flare as Alan disagrees with this assessment and butts heads with Joe regarding his replacement film, a silent era classic.

What’s this week’s suggested film? Here’s a hint!

“Young man, don’t you know you might fall and get hurt?”

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