MG takes on a cockney-crime double feature with two of our favorite tough guys! First on the list is Mike Hodges' grim gangster classicGet Carter from 1971, starring Michael Caine; a film that still tops many British best-of lists to this day and remains a major source of inspiration to filmmakers on both sides of the pond, ranging from Guy Richie to Paul Greengrass… and the director of our second film: indie darling Stephen Soderberg, who reinvented the genre (and the way w
This week we take on a french classic - and one of Chris' favorite movies - Bertrand Blier's bizarre, hilarious, and ever-more controversial social satire from 1978, Préparez vos Mouchoirs! (or as it's known in the US,Get out Your Handkerchiefs! ). Starring Patrick Dewaere, Carole Laure, and a young (and nearly unrecognizable) Gérard Depardieu, there's a lot of laughs in this one - but MG can almost guarantee that there's also something to offend everyone in the audience at
Join us for a double feature of generation-centric murder mysteries: David Fincher's big-budget, dark-n-kinky version ofThe Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and Antonioni's alienating arthouse classic Blow-Up! MG finds plenty of crossover in these stories, and toxic men getting away with whatever they want is a theme that is central to both films - but things take a turn for the heated as Thron goes rogue and challenges Chris, Erick, and all of Twitch-chat with a theory on who th
James Caan has had an incredibly varied career, from mobster classics likeThe Godfather and Thief, to light-hearted comedies like Wes Anderson's break out Bottle Rocket and Jon Favreau's Elf. But one of his best is also one of his least remembered and strangest films - Norman Jewison's dark-future sports epic ,Rollerball from 1975. Caan's patented tender-tough-guy demeanor is the moral backbone of this dystopian drama - and MG argues that's what makes its weird blend of2001,1
No film in the history of American cinema casts as long a shadow as Orson Welles' masterpiece Citizen Kane- but was the magic really all Welles'? David Fincher's answer, Mank - based on a screenplay by his father - would argue no. But MG feels that this Netflix original has more to say than simply defending the credit of its title character, and that Fincher is using his streaming freedom not only to evoke old-time Hollywood glory, but also to shed some light on the business'
Parasite's win for Best Picture in 2020 was a major breakthrough, representing a huge shift at all levels of the film industry. Audiences in America and around the world are demanding change, and the balance of power is starting to change rapidly - in fact, the movie's story can almost be seen as a symbol of this revolution. Join MG as we take a look at this Bong Joon Ho masterpiece, as well as similar power-flip: Harold Pinter's The Servant from 1963, a grim story about a ve