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October 2019

by Luke Gorham by Steven Warner Podcasts

Summer Blockbuster!?! | Episode 100: Vampire’s Kiss

October 14, 2019

#100: Vampire’s Kiss Download episode here. Listen to episode here. Episode Description: This week, we are celebrating both our Month of Horrors Extravaganza and our 100th episode by treating ourselves with Nicolas Cage in his most deranged role – 1989’s Vampire’s Kiss, directed by Robert Bierman. The actor who has acted the most stars as a publishing executive who becomes convinced that he is turning into a vampire, resulting in whole lot of bug-eyed looks, random hip thrusts, and an accent…

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#StreamingScene by Daniel Gorman Film

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie | Vince Gilligan

It’s incredibly difficult for a television show to stick the landing. Long running programs tend to become different things for different viewers, particularly shows that have fully lodged themselves into pop culture. For every controversial ending (I’m thinking Seinfeld, Lost, and especially The Sopranos) there are…

October 14, 2019
#ObscureObject by Greg Cwik Music

Chromatics | Closer to Grey

Johnny Jewel’s music is imbued with an eldritch air of nostalgia, the coupling of retro synth-pop and filmic ambiance bringing to mind images of a late night drive along a caliginous road; his production gleams like a rain-slick street, and the recalcitrant synth lines…

October 14, 2019
#BlockbusterBeat by Matt Lynch Film

Gemini Man | Ang Lee

After 25 years of failed visual effects testing and bouncing from filmmaker to filmmaker, Gemini Man has finally made it to screens. That time in development purgatory would normally suggest a final product that’s merely a beleaguered mess, but under the purview of Ang…

October 11, 2019
#BlockbusterBeat by Matt Lynch Film

Joker | Todd Phillips

Stick with me here: what if someone made a superhero movie, but, and I’m just spitballing, they took out all the superhero stuff so it was just, like, a regular movie? A real movie. That’s the ostensibly revelatory tack Hangover auteur Todd Phillips has taken…

October 3, 2019
In Review | Online film and music criticism