IT FOLLOWS (2012)

Not to be downers, but, everything alive must die. This is something the kids from David Robert Mitchell’s devastating horror film must come to terms with, as they are stalked by a demonic entity that, no matter where they are, is constantly walking towards them. We sit down with Alison Willmore (Vulture / New YorkContinue reading “IT FOLLOWS (2012)”

NATIONAL TREASURE (2004)

We sit down with Nicolas Cage expert Keith Phipps (author of The Age of Cage) to discuss the second highest grossing film of Cage’s career (second only to its sequel). We consider the point at which this film lands in the arc of Cage’s career, and how he draws on his well of acting experienceContinue reading “NATIONAL TREASURE (2004)”

THE DA VINCI CODE (2003)

Have you ever wondered whether a famous painting contained a clue to a mystery that, once revealed, would upend the world as we know it? Well, you’re in luck because in this episode we dive into The Da Vinci Code with museum expert and curator Andrea Rosen! We explore the tough questions of whether toContinue reading “THE DA VINCI CODE (2003)”

TWILIGHT (2008)

What does it mean to say that a movie is so bad it’s good? Is Twilight (2008) such a movie? We sit down with Matt Strohl (Philosophy, University of Montana), author of the new book “Why It’s OK To Love Bad Movies”, to talk about what it means to love and appreciate the beauty ofContinue reading “TWILIGHT (2008)”

SPIDER-MAN 2 (2004)

Come swing through the streets of Manhattan with us and Sam Adams (Slate) as we discuss Sam Raimi’s melancholic and reflective Spider-Man 2! We talk about the film’s major themes of grief and the burden of heroism, as well as Sam Raimi’s view of humanity as fundamentally decent. We consider the film in light ofContinue reading “SPIDER-MAN 2 (2004)”

THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS (2021)

It’s time to go back to the Matrix! Join us and David Chalmers (Professor of Philosophy at NYU) to discuss the fourth Matrix film, and distinguish what we like and don’t about its meta- and first-order narrative interpretations. We bring in past and future guest Emily VanDerWerff to provide some broader context about the filmContinue reading “THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS (2021)”

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