The March Marquee: John Woo

Throughout the month of March we'll be looking at the films, foreign and domestic, made under director John Woo's singular vision: The Killer (1989)Watch Hard Boiled (1992)Watch Face/Off (1997) Red Cliff (2008) (Click on a poster to watch a trailer) And although we won't be discussing these films in-depth, here is an extended watching list… Continue reading The March Marquee: John Woo

Episode 138. Wise Guy Gangsters

Watch your back because in this episode Alex and Jonathan, talk about the history of American gangster films through four classic and contemporary tales within the genre: Scarface (1932), Angels with Dirty Faces (1938), Scarface (1983), and Goodfellas (1990). We discuss the origins of gangster stories being pulled from the contemporary headlines, how the genre… Continue reading Episode 138. Wise Guy Gangsters

The February Marquee: Gangsters

Throughout the month of February we'll be looking at the gangster genre as it has evolved over time in American cinema: Scarface (1932) Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) Scarface (1983) Goodfellas (1990) (Click on a poster to watch a trailer) And although we won't be discussing these films in-depth, here is an extended watching list… Continue reading The February Marquee: Gangsters

Episode 137. Rogers-Astaire

Kicking off season 6 of the podcast, Alex and Jonathan take a look at the films and careers of two oft-paired star performers: Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. We look at their films The Gay Divorcee (1934), Shall We Dance (1937), and The Barkleys of Broadway (1949), and discuss the history of each performer, the… Continue reading Episode 137. Rogers-Astaire

The January Marquee: Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers

Throughout the month of January we'll be looking at the charming performances of the classic dancing duo Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers: The Gay Divorcee (1934) Shall We Dance (1937) The Barkleys of Broadway (1949) (Click on a poster to watch a trailer) And although we won't be discussing these films in-depth, here is an… Continue reading The January Marquee: Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers

Episode 136. Wyler, Not Wilder

To wrap up Season 5, of the podcast Alex and Jonathan talk about another one of the hard-working directors of Hollywood's Golden Age, William Wyler. We're looking at four of his post-war films, The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), Roman Holiday (1953), Ben-Hur (1959), and The Collector (1965) and discussing how Wyler's war experience… Continue reading Episode 136. Wyler, Not Wilder

The December Marquee: William Wyler

Throughout the month of December we'll be looking at the delightful and timeless films of Golden Age director William Wyler (not to be confused with Billy Wilder): The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) Roman Holiday (1953) Ben-Hur (1959) The Collector (1965) (Click on a poster to watch a trailer) And although we won't be… Continue reading The December Marquee: William Wyler

Episode 135. Wilder, Not Wyler

Today Alex and Jonathan ask "How did Billy do it?" as we dive into the work and career of Golden Age director Billy Wilder through his films Sunset Boulevard (1950), Stalag 17 (1953), Sabrina (1954), and The Apartment (1960). We discuss the way Wilder turns a mirror back on Hollywood, the influence Ernst Lubitsch and… Continue reading Episode 135. Wilder, Not Wyler

The November Marquee: Billy Wilder

Throughout the month of November we'll be looking at the delightful and timeless films of Golden Age director Billy Wilder (not to be confused with William Wyler): Sunset Boulevard (1950) Stalag 17 (1953) Sabrina (1954) The Apartment (1960) (Click on a poster to watch a trailer) And although we won't be discussing these films in-depth,… Continue reading The November Marquee: Billy Wilder

Episode 134. Master Masaki

One of the masters of world cinema, Japanese director Masaki Kobayashi, is the focus of today's episode as Alex and Jonathan talk through his epic trilogy The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (1959), The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (1959), and The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (1961), as well as his… Continue reading Episode 134. Master Masaki