Episode 144. A Podcast’s Guide to Time Travel

We are all interested in the future, which is why in this episode Alex and Jonathan take a look at some prominent entries into the time travel sub-genre of science fiction, specifically: Time After Time (1979), Back to the Future (1985), Groundhog Day (1993), and Tenet (2020). We discuss the various mechanisms for implementing time… Continue reading Episode 144. A Podcast’s Guide to Time Travel

Episode 123. One Last Job

In another deep dive into a fairly narrow sub-genre, Alex and Jonathan crack the code on heist films by looking at Rififi (1955), Ocean's Eleven (1960), and Inception (2010). We talk about the origins and draw of heist films, the way the activity of a heist lends itself to storytelling, and how to modify the… Continue reading Episode 123. One Last Job

Episode 5. Nothin’ But Nolan

Alex and Jonathan are watching closely this week as we examine Christopher Nolan's technique and themes in Following (1998), The Prestige (2006), and Interstellar (2014). We discuss Nolan's "temporal cross-cutting" technique, obsessive characters, and how he ranks with other top directors. Also on iTunes Resources referenced in this episode: Christopher Nolan on Following Interstellar Timeline Infographic Christopher Nolan Interview with Newsnight Why isn't… Continue reading Episode 5. Nothin’ But Nolan