We are both cradle Catholics, so we discuss John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt with maybe a little too much passion and familiarity. We cover:
Why the story of Doubt is better suited to the stage than the screen.
How the use of camera angles reinforces the movie’s message.
Whether hierarchical establishments like the Catholic Church are inevitably corrupt, or just ripe for corruption.
We essentially destroy the Titanic…again. But we feel reeeeally bad about it. Which is more than you can say about the iceberg. We discuss:
Why we think the love story between Jack and Kate is actually the least interesting part of this movie.
Why the Titanic is pretty much the Fyre Festival of the early 20th century.
We really struggle to find things to criticize in this movie, but we have a pretty interesting discussion about:
Whether this movie is about getting a second chance at love, or getting trapped in a dysfunctional relationship.
How casting Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet’s against type worked in the movie’s favor.
The Shining is one of the most celebrated and studies horror films of all time, but was it always so popular? We answer that for you in this episode. We also discuss:
What really causes Jack to go insane and try to kill his wife and son.
Whether the whole Tony thing is cheesy or terrifying.
What Stephen King thinks about this adaptation.
Things get a little dark in this episode, but it’s a riveting conversation per usual. We discuss:
Whether this movie is really about drugs. (lol yes)
How the unconventional use of sound serves the film.
Why we love this movie even though it’s so difficult to watch.
Bonus: We both geek out over the soundtrack.
In the final episode of Season 1, we discuss:
How the Coen Brothers pulled a fast one on all of us.
What makes Jerry one of the most unusual villains (is that even the right word?) of all time.
Why Marge is the best part of this movie.
All the urban legends surrounding this film and whether or not there is any merit to them.