Everybody’s talking about it. It’s episode 70 and the boys tackle the now infamous mini-series Chernobyl. The sheer horribleness of it all and the exquisite craftsmanship; the study of the human spirit, the suppressive ideology and rich history of the USSR. Vodka and blood. Nostrovia!
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It’s episode 69 and we continue to browse our back catalogue. This time it’s Ron Howard’s classic ode to family life, Parenthood. Very 80’s Hollywood, very funny and very appropriate for this time in our lives.
It’s not just the mouse folks. Today Rune and Tryggvi look at the film that built an empire, Disney’s 1937 masterpiece Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Just how good is it, and why? And what happens if you put on your feminist specs and really look at it?
In an epic battle of explorers of worlds, benders of time and space, it’s Brit Marling vs Terry Gilliam. Who is the genius and who is the poser? Today’s main feature is Terry Gilliam’s 12 Monkeys and to complement that we finish season 2 of The OA. Hissss!
The boys go full nineties and look at Danish cult film Let’s Get Lost. And as if the baggy pants aren’t profound enough, there are always the next 3 episodes of the OA. Beware the talking octopus.
Finally, it’s the Ozu episode. The boys hit the Tatami mat and tackle his 1953 masterpiece: Tokyo Story. Is it the right film to watch on week 40 of your pregnancy? Then, the direct opposite: The first two episodes of the new series of The OA. It’s a detailed discussion about the full 140 mind-bending (or mind-numbing, depending on who you ask) minutes of them. Plus, surprisingly detailed birth stories from the perspective of two men. A little bit different this time.
As CPH:DOX is starting today, wine aficionado Rune and Marvel-father Tryggvi enter the trenches with Peter Jackson’s new documentary They Shall Not Grow Old. Also, the 17 hour long drone-doc Leaving Neverland gets discussed in excruciating, slowly flying-over-Neverland detail. That, the sleep-training of 3 year olds, some very pregnant ladies and some very strong beer. Hold on tight.
Like them or loathe them, the Oscars are… there. We needed to clear the decks and therefore we talk about a few of the films most lauded at this year’s awards. Green Book, BlacKkKlansman, Roma, A Star is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody and Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse get a breezy, not-so-deep look from the boys. Oscars, be gone!
We’re back! It’s been quite a ride, we’re a little battered and bruised but definitely ready to go. And we go big, as the main feature is Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite, along with discussion about his singular, weird cinematic universe. And finally, we have some very exciting news.
Unfortunately, due to life getting in the way, we have to take another break this week. As a consolation, we have some relevant stuff for you from our catalogue. We feel that maybe this is the perfect time to reflect on the institution that is the Oscars and in that spirit we have decided to rerun episode 38 with our discussion about Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, which got nominated for a bunch of Oscars and won two. If you haven’t heard this one, it’s a doozy. Next time, we’ll be back with a vengeance, and we might have an announcement or two.