February 29th, 2016
Flatliners vs. The Lazarus Effect
Some tales are told constantly in film: the star-crossed lovers, the underdog sports team, the guy who invented Islam (Zuckerberg or Al Gore, can't remember). Why beat a dead horse when you can just Bring it Back to Life
?! 1990 dukes it out with 2015 to see who is better at loving the dead
February 14th, 2016
Our last chapter in the bulk Coens podcast saga (links for 1 & 2 below). The 1st decade of the Coens already showed tremendous talent and a diverse storyteller's collection of style. With this trio, they poke fun at Hollywood, industry, and begin with a serious take on film noir. Before Fargo & Lebowski, these directors/writers and their actors were at the top of their game. Behold, as David & Matt carry you over this puddle of joy - we aren't ruining our coats, after all. Our lucky quarters are in there.
There was actually a remake of Blood Simple done by Yimou Zhang (director of Hero
, which we discussed in the Hero title link) we did not mention. That's how good that story is - it has been remade, but not by elves.
Key & Peele: here is Text Confusion
. Could not find the magic negro janitors.
For inquiring minds: Olive Kittredge with Frances McDormand is on HBO GO, not Amazon.