Nomadland has us talking road trips, from donuts and dirtbags in Breakdown to cancer and green screens in The Bucket List.
Minari has us talking about sick kids, from the over-the-top cartoon psychopath in We Need to Talk About Kevin to the unbearably precocious genius in The Book of Henry.
The Little Things has us talking about cereal and movies, from Jeremy Renner staring at the most bizarre grocery aisle ever stocked to the arrow shaped cereal based on the apparent archery skills of Kevin Costner in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
Mank has us talking alcoholic protagonists, from Sam Jackson’s luck in Changing Lanes to Will Smith’s allergies in Hancock.
Kevin and Brad keep talking video game movies in this bonus episode, specifically about the inconsistencies in the premise of Wreck-It Ralph, the lack of intellectual property rights in Rampage, the leafblower shooting money at the cast of Assassin’s Creed, and the trance music of the clubbing tail…
To discuss the films of August 2005, hosts Brad and Kevin have forced each other to rewatch The 40 Year-Old Virgin, The Constant Gardener, Broken Flowers, and 2046.
Is The 40 Year-Old Virgin even better today than it was 13 years ago? Did Rachel Weisz deserve the Oscar for The Constant Gardener? Does Broken Flowers prove that Bill Murray can be interesting while doing literally nothing? And did Kevin even watch 2046? All this and more on Cartoons, Michael Jordan, Whatever…
Kevin and Brad preview their picks for the next episode, on which they’ll discuss Uncut Gems, and other movies prominently featuring gambling.
The Irishman has us hitting on the finer points of Scorsese crime sagas, before moving on to discuss Julianne Moore and Tom Cruise breaking down, Michael Shannon melting down, and Viggo Mortensen stepping up.
Can the de-aging be taken seriously for 3.5 hours in The Irishman? Can we list fewer than ten scenes we could call our favorite in Magnolia? Can Kevin pronounce “Jessica Chastain” while discussing Take Shelter? And should Viggo Mortensen have won an Oscar for A History of Violence? All this and more on The Irishman, Recurring Collaborations, and a Constant State of Climax…
Kevin and Brad preview their picks for the next episode, on which they’ll discuss The Irishman, and other films featuring directors and actors who work together frequently.
(We had some technical difficulties on this episode, so portions of the audio are a lower quality than we normally produce. So our apologies for that.)
The Lighthouse has us rambling on about on about art movies before moving on to discuss The Hack’s big, fat recording, The Hank’s volleyball pal, and Ryan Reynolds’ cell phone.
Does The Conversation belong in the same conversation as Coppola’s other 70s films? Does Cast Away deserve to be the punchline it’s been for the past 20 years? And is Buried great cinema or a glorified gimmick? All this and more on The Lighthouse, Isolation, and Full-Time Job Brad…