If you like trashy early 2000s remake horror, have we got an episode for you (especially since we reviewed the original years ago.) While that film is labelled 1981, this is vehemently not classified as 2009, because if you’re not watching it in three dimensions you are basically not watching it all. Perfect for heathens, fans of the CW, or both – but mostly people who can’t stop exploring the tech world’s future by exploring its past.
With social dynamics shifting, movies moving further out of the cinema, and having conversations over the internet being more en vogue than ever, we felt a debt at the end of 2020 to say something again. The episode was supposed to be topical and on a film set within a similar plague, but Steven’s subtitle is more accurate than the title itself. Two years removed from eXistenZ, these are our “Reflections on Maintaining a Podcast and the Current State of Entertainment.”
Once things start, it’s hard to know when, if ever, they’ll truly come to a stop. Some stories are circles, never going anywhere, save the place from which they originated. If you’re wondering if I’m making statements about this film, our long dormant podcast, or the evolved social commentary via Videodrome, just wait for the mental gymnastics this virtual reality trip Cronenberg takes you on #IdBuyThatForADollar
One hundred and nine is a big number, some might call it scary, or at the very least, daunting, and yet it only tells one story about Dollar Reviews. Join us for this seemingly final hurrah as we reflect on the mad genius of David Lynch and his first journey into the subterranean terror of working class Americans #IdBuyThatForADollar
Some films are claimed to be so bad that they are scary, so with Halloween still in the air, and Ron Perlman in the cast, we decided to see what all the fuss is about. What we got is a legendary history of a troubled production, stars impersonating each other on film, awesome makeup, and a fairly interesting tale with just a few too many issues to overlook.
Some things once seen can never be unseen and Count Orlok is perhaps the first filmic example of that maxim. Without jump scares, audio cues, gore, or even color, F. W. Murnau gave the world a creature so horrifying that cinema is still trying to catch up 100 years later #IdBuyThatForADollar
Its not everyday that we watch a film that is strikingly different than cinema on the whole, but this beautiful, dark, twisted, French fantasy really is something to behold. Equal parts Laika, Tim Burton, Terry Gilliam, and German Expressionism, Marc Caro and Jean Pierre-Jeunet take us somewhere that can only exist in dreams or nightmares #SilverDollar
Time is a curious thing, the more we have of it, the less we care; however, every October I fully embrace death and view those scary little films I tell myself I never have time for. Starting the season off proper is this foreign treat, Guillermo del Toro’s first film – his reinvention of vampirism, aka the supernatural solution for time eternal #SilverDollar
I might have vetoed Steve’s decision to pick this one a year ago, but after the way I talked up Scent of a Woman as one of the best prep school films of the 90s, he made me want to eat those words. This thing is a true forgotten relic of the decade with a cast and crew so good that I made a new score #WoodenNickel
It’s ironically fitting that I would find myself sick at the time of publishing this episode as it stands as one of my go to feel good movies. Regardless of what life may throw your way, coming of age/companion films such as these, even if this one is a little long and cacophonous, know exactly how to reassure you that everything is worthwhile still #IdBuyThatForADollar