Grumpy Young Men

This week we’re continuing our series on Al Pacino with the 2002 film Insomnia. We discuss the two great performances at the center of this movie, the missed opportunities with the setting and style, and question where it fits into the rest of Christopher Nolan’s filmography.

Also, why we hate shopping bags. (Recorded September 21st, 2022.)

Direct download: Ep._336_Insomnia.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:14pm CDT

Today we review one of the most iconic gangster films, Scarface. This is a first-time watch for the both of us, so we discuss how we might have come to this one too late. We also discuss the cheesy dialogue, the insane runtime, and the undeniably wonderful (albeit problematic) performance from Al Pacino.

Also, why we hate audio-only GPS. (Recorded September 14th, 2022.)

Direct download: Ep._335_Scarface.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:49pm CDT

This week we’re talking about Goodbye, Eri, a manga one-shot from earlier this year. We discuss the beautiful “movie within a movie” structure, what we think literally happened in the third act, and also Henry goes on a very long tangent about The Rehearsal. 

Also, why we hate taking care of house plants. (Recorded September 7th, 2022.)

Direct download: Ep._334_Goodbye_Eri.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CDT

Today we’re talking about The Meyerowitz Stories, Noah Baumbach’s Netflix original from 2017. We discuss the fantastic performances, the unique story structure, and the very strange way this movie makes Henry feel.

Also, why we hate autocorrect. (Recorded August 31st, 2022.)

Direct download: Ep._333_The_Meyerowitz_Stories.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:52pm CDT