O Brother Where Art Thou is a long and winding series of events that seem unconnected. But are they? In this episode we find out:
Is this the Odyssey or not?
Just how crafty are the Cohen Brothers?
Does Scott have any respect for the dead?
Just how southern can an accent be?
The Prestige is a brilliant but complicated movie. We break it down a little bit for you. Here are some of the things we cover:
Whether or not this movie has a “good guy.”
How this entire movie is a magic trick and whether or not that makes it better.
Whether or not Christian Bale takes himself too seriously in this role.
Like 60% of this episode is just us breaking down how fantastic Christian Bale’s performance is, but we also discuss:
Why this movie isn’t really about boxing.
Why Mark Wahlberg’s performance is better than people say it is.
The many sacrifices that went into making this movie happen.
We break the first two rules of Fight Club and discuss:
Whether this movie is fundamentally about masculinity, the limitations (or lack thereof) of the human mind, or both.
Why we think Marla’s character development falls flat.
Whether the lack of physical realism weakens the impact of the film.
Bonus: Baleigh mistakenly refers to Jackdurden.com as “Tylerdurden.com,” which is not a thing.