Grumpy Young Men

Today we’re talking about season 1 of Barry, the HBO show about a hitman who just wants to be an actor. We discuss the crazy cast of characters, the sharp balance of comedy and drama, and also wonder why those reporters had so many questions about Kurosawa. 

Also, why we hate the “War on Thanksgiving” crowd. (Recorded November 22nd, 2021.)

Direct download: Ep._296_Barry_Season_1.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:48pm EST

This week we’re reviewing the 2013 film Prisoners, and it’s… a lot. We discuss the brilliant performances from our two leads, the unique themes and undertones, and also all of the very strange plot holes because… we have a lot of questions.

Also, why we hate Fight Club Syndrome. (Recorded November 15th, 2021.)

Direct download: Ep._295_Prisoners.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Today we conclude our ranking of the ten greatest films of the 2010s. We debate over what makes it into the top ten, where we rank some of our personal favorites, and come to a pretty clean consensus on the top three or so. Henry also gets the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to break some crucial casting news to Samuel.

Also, why we hate feature film sorting on movie database sites. (Recorded November 8th, 2021.)

Direct download: Ep._294_Top_Ten_Movies_of_the_2010s_Part_2.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

This week we’re traveling to the desert planet of Arrakis to cover Denis Villeneuve’s latest sci-fi epic, Dune. We talk about everything we loved about this movie, and how a lot of the things it changed from the book made sense for movie format. We also probably get a ton of lore stuff wrong, so that’s fun!

Also, why we hate the mediocre success of sci-fi epics. (Recorded November 1st, 2021.)

(Also also, here’s a link to the essay mentioned around 55 minutes in. It’s really long, but definitely worth the read if you have the time.)

Direct download: Ep._293_Dune.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

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