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In this episode we dance our way through Rouben Mamoulian's innovative early musical, Love Me Tonight (1932), starring Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, and Myrna Loy.  Tune-...

In this episode we welcome back Ted Walch to discuss Peter Bogdanovich's coming of age drama, The Last Picture Show (1971), starring Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybil Shepherd, ...

The Killing (1956) Ep. 49

In this episode we breakdown one of Stanley Kubrick's early films, the noir influenced heist caper, The Killing (1956).  Starring Sterling Hayden and a great ensemble of supporter...

In this episode, we discuss sound design and editing in Bob Fosse's iconic musical, All That Jazz (1979), starring Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Leland Palmer, and Ann Reinking.

In this episode, Max welcomes Raquel Stecher from Out of the Past blog and Quelle Movies blog to discuss Robert Wise's noir boxing drama, The Set-Up (1949).  Starring Robert Ryan ...

Gilda (1946) Ep. 46

In this episode, we discuss a film suggested and selected by our Patreon community, Gilda (1946), directed by Charles Vidor and starring Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford.  Join us we ...

In this episode, we discuss Otto Preminger's courtroom drama, Anatomy of a Murder (1959), starring James Stewart, Lee Remick, and George C. Scott.  Join us as we examine the combi...

In this episode, we discuss Roman Polanski's horror film, Rosemary's Baby (1968), starring Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, and Ruth Gordon.  We examine how Polanski transforms such a...

In this episode, Max welcomes back Ted Walch to tackle the Orson Welles masterpiece, Citizen Kane (1941).  Starring Orson Welles himself, this film combines and layers cinematic t...

In this episode we welcome Myke Emal from the CineMusts Podcast to help breakdown the historical context and artistic excellence of The Manchurian Candidate (1962).  Starring Fran...

Red River (1948) Ep. 41

In this episode we discuss Howard Hawks's Red River (1948), starring John Wayne and Montgomery Clift, and dissect the evolution of the male persona in postwar America, as well as a...

In this episode we discuss Billy Wilder's infamous, Sunset Boulevard (1950), starring Gloria Swanson and William Holden, and breakdown Wilder's scathing criticism of Hollywood.  ...

In this episode, we break down the swashbuckling adventure, The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, and Claude Rains.  We discuss how direc...

The Shining (1980) Ep. 38

In this episode, we dissect the Stanley Kubrick horror classic, The Shining (1980), starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, and Danny Lloyd.  The Shining is a deceptively simple ...

In this episode, we discuss the holiday classic, It's A Wonderful Life (1946).  Directed by Frank Capra and starring Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, ...

In this episode, we're joined again by Ted Walch to discuss a film of legendary stature, Casablanca (1942), starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, and Dooley Wilso...

Cabaret (1972) Ep. 35

In this episode, we discuss Bob Fosse's modernist film musical, Cabaret (1972), starring Liza Minnelli, Michael York, and Joel Grey.   Cabaret is currently #63 on AFI's 100 Greate...

During this episode, we discuss how John Ford uses cinematography, editing, and production design to evoke the power of memory in the family melodrama, How Green Was My Valley (194...

In this episode, we're joined by teacher and film historian Ted Walch to discuss Charlie Chaplin's first feature length film, The Kid (1921), starring himself and Jackie Coogan.

In this episode, we discuss Sam Peckinpah's modernist western, The Wild Bunch (1969).  Surrounding a ruthless, violent group of outlaws, starring William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, ...

In this episode, we're discussing the Doris Day, Rock Hudson romantic comedy, Pillow Talk (1959).  This influential film's success is reflective of equal parts innovation for the ...

In this episode, we dive into the musical drama A Star is Born (1954), directed by George Cukor and starring Judy Garland and James Mason.  We'll examine how this powerful film le...

Psycho (1960) Ep. 29

In this episode, we close out Alfred Hitchcock month with his legendary film Psycho (1960), starring Janet Leigh and Anthony Perkins.  We discuss how Psycho represented the final ...

Rear Window (1954) Ep. 28

In this episode we discuss the iconic Alfred Hitchcock thriller, Rear Window (1954), starring Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly.  We'll breakdown how Hitchcock ramped up the suspense ...

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