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#41: The Man Without a Past

This time Tryggvi and Rune declare their love for everything Finnish on the birthday of one of Finland’s favorite sons: Aki Kaurismäki. The focus is on one of his most celebrated work: The Man Without a Past. We salute you sir, happy birthday!

Our conversation about The Man Without a Past starts at 12:15

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#40: The Shape of Water / Annihilation

Difference of opinion alert! Rune and Tryggvi mark their 40th episode with a major disagreement on every film that comes up, particularly on the merits of Alex Garland’s new film Annihilation. Netflix or not: Is it any good? Join us and find out.

Our conversation about The Shape of Water starts at 5:09 and Annihilation starts at 24:28

Check out the full list of movies mentioned in this episode by visiting our list on Letterboxd.

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#39: The Florida Project

It’s Oscar time and as ever, Tryggvi and Rune simply do not care. Still, they have a look at a proper filmmaker in Sean Baker and his new film The Florida Project. Also, we have some two-year-olds, some beer and some banter. You know the drill.

Oscar talk around 20:50 and The Florida Project starts at 35:16

Check out the full list of movies mentioned in this episode by visiting our list on Letterboxd.

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#38: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Marge Gunderson! Welcome to a special rock n’ roll edition of The Conversation. Rune and Tryggvi rock it out with some beer, whiskey, a whole lot of profanity and the wonderfully terrible Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Yes, all is well in the world of film accolades.

Our discussion of Three Billboards starts at 18:11

Check out the full list of movies mentioned in this episode by visiting our list on Letterboxd.

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#37: The Disaster Artist

Oh hi Denny! Yes, it’s episode 37 and finally Tryggvi and Rune get a chance to talk about Tommy Wiseau’s opus The Room. They are unwavering in their love for Tommy, but disagree about the merit of James Franco’s The Disaster Artist. Phrases such as “Hollywood stamp of crap” get thrown around as the weissbier flows. So if you have an opinion then LEAVE YOUR STUPID COMMENTS IN YOUR POCKET.. Or, you know, in the comment section cuz we’d love to hear from you.

Our discussion of The Disaster Artist (and The Room) starts at 27:40

Check out the full list of movies mentioned in this episode by visiting our list on Letterboxd.

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#36: The Seventh Seal

Herregud! Episode 36 is out, where Rune and Tryggvi start their journey into the genius of Ingmar Bergman on his centenary by reviewing his 1957 masterpiece The Seventh Seal. Unsurprisingly, this journey takes a few geek turns where Lego, Playstation, and The Olsen Gang play a part. And, is there a better wheat beer than Hoegaarden?

Our discussion of The Seventh Seal starts at 22:20

Check out the full list of movies mentioned in this episode by visiting our list on Letterboxd.

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#35: Thelma

End of year episode alert! Tryggvi and Rune start the new year by spectacularly disagreeing about Joachim Trier’s Thelma. Also, a look back at the good and bad of the weirdly over-hyped film year of 2017.

Our discussion of Thelma starts at 31:11.

Check out the full list of movies mentioned in this episode by visiting our list on Letterboxd.

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#34: Upstream Color

Happy holidays everyone! The season of good cheer is upon us and The last Jedi is out as well! Wholesome and beerless fathers, Rune and Tryggvi, celebrate this by looking at Shane Carruth’s proper sci-fi film Upstream Color. Christmas talk, some cute piglets and Vince Vaughn: The essential ingredients of a good podcast.

Our discussion of Upstream Color starts at 13:00.

Check out the full list of movies mentioned in this episode by visiting our list on Letterboxd.

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#33: A Christmas Tale

Hohohoholy crap it’s episode 33! Slightly tipsy hosts Tryggvi and Rune take on the holiday season by checking out French family drama-slash-black comedy A Christmas Tale. Hot tubs, peep-holes, alcohol and general family dysfunctions… tis the season!

Our conversation about Un Conte de Nöel / A Christmas Tale starts at 19:51.

Check out the full list of movies mentioned in this episode by visiting our list on Letterboxd.

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#32: The Square

It’s episode 32 folks! This time Rune and Tryggvi discuss Swedish auteur Ruben Östlund and his latest opus: The Square. It’s all very shapely and civilized, maybe with the exception of the modern art, the apes and the projectile vomiting.

Our conversation about The Square starts at 20:09.

Check out the full list of movies mentioned in this episode by visiting our list on Letterboxd.

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