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022 – A Serious Man (1917-1984)

Scott and Marty turn their red, unfocused eyes towards Roger Deakins, one of the greatest living cinematographers. Directors of photography? Whatever. Core Connections: 1984 (1984, Dir. Michael Radford) A Serious Man (2009, Dir. Joel and Ethan Coen) 1917 (2019, Dir. Sam Mendes) Connective Cameos: Citizen Kane The Big Lebowski Brazil Pink Floyd’s The Wall Snowpiercer Logan’s Run The Comedians Westworld V for Vendetta Alien Melancholia King Ralph Splash Max Headroom Barton Fink The Hudsucker Proxy Fargo Call Me By Your Name Burn After Reading Raising Arizona Crimes and Misdemeanors Throw Momma From the Train Spaceballs Lady Sings the Blues Hedwig…

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021 – Snow Mama From the General TrainPiercer

After noticing the prevalence of train films in the omniverse, Marty and Scott go full steam ahead on three loco-motion pictures. Core Connections: The General (1926, Dir. Clyde Bruckman) Throw Momma From the Train (1987, Dir. Danny DeVito) SnowPiercer (2013, Dir. Bong Joon Ho) Connective Cameos: Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World  How I Won the War The Fugitive Strangers on a Train War of the Roses Death to Smoochy The Goonies One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Batman Returns The Addams Family Catch-22 Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot Broadcast News…

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020 – Dark BroadKiss of the Spider City News

Scott and Marty hopscotch through the variegated career of American actor William Hurt (1950-2022). Core Connections: The Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985, Dir. Hector Babenco) Broadcast News (1987, Dir. James L. Brooks) Dark City (1998, Dir. Alex Proyas) Connective Cameos: Body Heat The Big Chill The Panic in Needle Park Addams Family Values Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Short Circuit True Lies The Shawshank Redemption Moon Over Parador As Good As It Gets Raising Arizona Network All the President’s Men The Tree of Life One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Being John Malkovich Rocky Nosferatu Batman Begins The…

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018 – Give My Life to How I Won the Magic Brian Christian War on Broad Street

Cinephiles Scott and Marty welcome fellow Fab Four fanatic A.J. Richardson for a super-sized tour through the Beatles’ solo film careers.  Core Connections: How I Won the War (1967, Dir. Richard Lester) The Magic Christian (1969, Dir. Joseph McGrath) Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979, Dir. Terry Jones) Give My Regards to Broad Street (1984, Dir. Peter Webb) Join the conversation on our Slack and Slash Pod Discord server!

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017 – The Last Evil Under a Hard Sun’s Night in Soho

Enter a vertiginous labyrinth of interconnected films, as Scott and Marty pay tribute to Dame Maggie Smith and Margaret Nolan in a devilishly fun fashion. Core Connections: Evil Under the Sun (1982, Dir. Guy Hamilton) Last Night in Soho (2021, Dir. Edgar Wright) A Hard Day’s Night (1963, Dir. Richard Lester) Connective Cameos: North by Northwest Goldfinger Diamonds are Forever Live and Let Die The Man With the Golden Gun Knives Out Sleuth Rashomon Spartacus The Comedians Logan’s Run Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery The Great Muppet Caper Repulsion Old Boy Doctor Zhivago Mulholland Drive Vertigo Zoolander Midnight in…

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016 – The North Darjeeling Crimes and Northwest Misdemeanors Ltd.

Join Marty and Scott in a wacky universe of symmetry and kitsch, where all the movies tell one story, and that story is… elaborate. Core Connections: The Darjeeling Limited (2007, Dir. Wes Anderson) Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989, Dir. Woody Allen) North by Northwest (1959, Dir. Alfred Hitchcock) Connective Cameos: Scott Pilgrim vs The World The Tree of Life The Addams Family Addams Family Values Bottle Rocket Fantastic Mr. Fox Scarface Annie Hall Virgin Spring Persona Through a Glass Darkly The Tenant One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Frances Prizzi’s Honor Pork Chop Hill Rosemary’s Baby Manhattan The Sweet Smell of…

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015 – Mean Scott PilGirls vs. the Waydowntown

Join Marty Schwartz (a great examination of a collapsing psyche) and Scott Sharplin (his milkshake brings all the boys to the yard) as they upend cinema history… Canadian style! Core Connections: Mean Girls (2004, Dir. Mark Waters) Waydowntown (2000, Dir. Gary Burns) Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010, Dir. Edgar Wright) Connective Cameos: Run Lola Run (1998, Dir. Tom Tykwer) Road to the Lemon Grove (2018, Dir. Dale Hildebrand) Encino Man (1992, Dir. Les Mayfield) Easy A (2010, Dir. Will Gluck) American Pie (1999, Dir. Paul Weitz) Legally Blonde (2001, Dir. Robert Luketic) Black Christmas (2006, Dir. Glen Morgan) Catch-22…

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