Join me Brady and Tess, for quite a lively conversation on Francis Ford Coppola’s 1974 film that shares a title with said noun that describes what we do on this show.
Join us as we follow up last weeks episode on Another Year with Happy Go Lucky. We have a reprise panel of Brady, Robb, and Tess. If you can’t guess…conflict ensues once again.
Once a year, Tess and Brady watch Mike Leigh’s Another Year, marking that another year has passed in their lives. This year they watched it with Robb and Ross. As per usual Robb decides he’s not going to watch the same movie despite sitting in the same roo m as everyone else and looking at the same screen. Join us for a conflictful (yes I just made that word up) episode of…. Carnivorous Couch.
This week, the Couch checks in to Wes Anderson’s beautiful, meticulous, and moving Grand Budapest Hotel. Join us for a marvelously funny and spirited romp that explores nothing less than the clash between light and darkness in the human character. Make yourselves comfortable but, seriously, stay out of the mini-fridge.
Join us for a very special Sherlock Carnivorous Couch where we do They Might Be Giants, basically a George C. Scott adaptation of Sherlock with two of the fanniest fan girls, a special outro song that’s beautiful and brilliant, and an edition of Plotlines.
Thanks everyone for enduring during our hiatus. I’m sure you listened to our previous episodes several times just to fill the void. This week Brady and Robb discuss the year 2000 film based on the 1995 novel, High Fidelity. We have a round of Plot Lines and a round of understudy for y’all as well. Hope you enjoy!
Here’s a quickie but a goodie as Brady and I post our predictions / bets for this years Academy Awards.
Join Brady, Robb, Brock and Ben for a crossover podcast with our brethren from the Baseball Diaspora podcast. We really enjoyed having them on out show and they were able to bring a level of …ahem… class and professionalism that we often lack.
Do you know what happens to nosy fellows? They get to listen to Robb and Brady discuss Chinatown. Follow us across the great noir desert that is Los Angeles, as we delve into Roman Polanski’s 1974 masterpiece. This podcast goes out to all the sisters and daughters out there!
Robb and Brady attend one hell of a chaotic high school party with Project X! We’ve got brand new fake ID’s, a handle of cheap vodka, and a whole lot of Sharpie on our faces. Join us for all the shenanigans! Also, please don’t touch any of the scotch in the mahogany cabinet because our parents totally found out last time.
Join Brady and Robb for a review in every color on Spring Breakers. The femme fatale agency is almost too much for just the two of us, but we manage. Also a spirited round of Metacritical and Understudy
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…