Unlike last year, where I hijacked Steve’s pick to align Run Lola Run with the most magical filmic holiday of all, our second annual Groundhog Day Special is a little late this time around, but holy shit is it worth it. I wish I could travel back to 2007 and suck this thing off proper #IdBuyThatForADollar
There are certain films out there that escape convention, or defy description, and despite our best attempts across an hour of conversation here, Lars von Trier’s divisive Palme d’Or winning “anti-musical” is one of them. Through its method of filmmaking, stylistic choices, and overall mood, as bleak as it may be, Trier creates a raw document and testament to the power of music and its escapist qualities from even the most tragic parts of life #IdBuyThatForADollar
While everyone else is busy polishing off fruitcake, buying people presents, and doing their best to embody the holiday spirit, Steve thought we should visit the more sinister side of the yuletide season. We were lucky to have the spooktacular Brennan teach us about the slasher genre, while we marveled at this film’s place in it, and guide us on our first journey down Bob Clark’s lesser known Xmas miracle, which gives the best gift of all: fear #IdBuyThatForADollar
When going through a tough spot in life, movies that make you feel something are the best medicine. I knew I’d probably like this Best Picture winner, but I didn’t think I would be so enamored. There is so much here, its so lifelike, and seeing Nicholson and McClaine’s affair develop is pure bliss. I loved their characters so much I jokingly asked for a sequel during the episode, turns out they made one. Not sure that flick’s worth the time but this one is #IdBuyThatForADollar
I’ve been telling people recently how strange it is that I don’t care about sports anymore. Football, baseball, and basketball were all such big parts of my identity at different points of my life, and yet I have moved on. I can point at this podcast as a more worthy time suck, but chances are the only game I pursue now is love. This magically, emotional film, despite its title, aligns with my heart, leaning one way more than the other despite its makeup #IdBuyThatForADollar
Sometimes when you don’t know anything going into a film, this magical moment happens where you’re so stunned by its brilliance you feel almost stupid for never knowing about it. This week’s selection is that feeling two fold as Steve and I praise this masterful “horror” mystery which is better than the sum of its parts. #IdBuyThatForADollar is quite the understatement this time around, but if the shoe fits..
As someone who loves comedic gore, especially Sam Raimi and Peter Jackson’s offerings, all I needed was a gentle reminder from Edgar Wright on Twitter to finally scratch this Hong Kong classic off my list. Its everything you want and then tons more than you’d ever expect. If you’ve ever laughed out loud at the sight of blood I’m sure you’ll love this manga adaptation just like me #IdBuyThatForADollar