Join Robb and Brady for our first unanimous and negative review on the Iceman. We play Metacritical and Understudy to break up our brutal critique.
True Detective may on its face seem like a male driven neo-noir where knights rescue damsels in distress from beasts who make fetishes out of women and sacrifice then to a light or dark lord. But beneath that is a feminist subtext which represents that patriarchy is a failure despite its persistence. We know from the first episode that Harrelson’s character (Hart) is destroying his marriage by blindly claiming ownership over his house, his mistress, and his case–hell–even his secretary. He plays them like pianos and gets them to do what he wants. Yet we know he fails. McConaughy’s character (Cohl) represents the man who’s life has already failed and yet he persists–a train wreck still running its wheels off as it heads toward a canyon. Cohl tries to show Hart where they’re both headed and his false chivalry (which will undoubtedly unravel before seasons end) is an attempt to regain what he’s lost by proximity. While the woman seemingly have no agency it is a touchstone of the previous genre in order to set the femme fatale away from the rest and I hope to see it fade as the genre of noir is bleeding into neo-noir.
Join me and Brady for an episode on Dead Man. Also we have a round of understudy and a vintage round of plotlines.
This is a very drunken bonus feature of Soundtracks that was too delirious to use but too hilarious to trash.
Mostly… it’s Robb that’s too drunk…
Join Brady, Robb and Grande for a spirited… and at times drunken discussion on Francis Ha–the beautiful Noah Baumbach picture from 2013.
Join us thiswweek for my (Robb’s) favorite movie, Who Framed Roger Rabbit. We have a usual panel of Brady, Robb, and Grande with a spirited round of Plotlines (with a lot of chatter that I didn’t have the heart to cut out) hosted by Madelyn and a three person Understudy with Grande, Brady, and Robb