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#28: Lost Highway / Twin Peaks: The Return

It’s episode 28 and a damn fine episode it is! Once again Rune and Tryggvi marvel at the surreal poetry of David Lynch. They take a peek behind the red curtains, look at cult classic Lost Highway and then his eighteen hour masterpiece, Twin Peaks: The Return. So much genius, so little time.

Our conversation about Lost Highway starts at 15:00 and Twin Peaks: The Return at 52:13.

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

This episode contains a sound clips from trailers of Lost Highway and Twin Peaks: The Return. The intro music contains sound bites from The Conversation, Blue Velvet, and Ex Machina.

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#27: IT / Parents (Forældre)

It’s episode 27 folks! Rune and Tryggvi are still in blockbuster mode, taking a look at clowny teen thriller IT. Also, they look at nominated films for the Nordic Council Film Prize and especially its Danish nominee, Forældre. Somehow the chat always turns to David Lynch though, and perhaps the question is whether anything can look good in comparison when the master is in your head?

Our conversation about IT starts at 6:37 and Parents at 37:45.

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

This episode contains a sound clip from IT (2017) and Parents/Forældre (2016). The intro music contains sound bites from The Conversation, Blue Velvet, and Ex Machina.

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#26: War for the Planet of the Apes

We’re back! After a well deserved summer break the boys return with episode 26. With the podcast being almost a year old and Tryggvi and Rune absolutely none the wiser, what better way to start a shiny new season than with some seriously smart apes? That, some other monkey business from the summer and a look ahead to the coming season. Stay tuned!

Our conversation about War for the Planet of the Apes starts at 38:25.

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

This episode contains a sound clip from War for the Planet of the Apes. The intro music contains sound bites from The Conversation, Blue Velvet, and Ex Machina.

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#25: Wayne’s World / French New Wave

Ladies and gentlemen, all the way from Paris, it’s episode 25! And, being in Le Republique, Tryggvi and Rune must explore a bit the cinema of this great country and they do so by checking out two of the greatest films of the French New Wave: Truffaut’s Jules et Jim and Rohmer’s Le Genou de Claire. But it’s not all France as we also talk about the legacy of Wayne’s World and argue about the merits of some TV-shows. Enjoy!

Our conversation about Wayne’s World starts at 21:40, Jim and Jules at 42:05, and Claire’s Knee at 1:11:30

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

This episode contains a sound clip from Wayne’s World, Jim and Jules, and Claire’s Knee. The intro music contains sound bites from The Conversation, Blue Velvet, and Ex Machina.

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#24: Wonder Woman / SKAM

Episode 24 is out! This time Rune and Tryggvi try to understand modern day female superheroes in the shape of DC Comics’ Wonder Woman and SKAM’s muslim teenager Sana. Also, somebody mentions France (again), there are some superhero tears and of course Lena Dunham’s dog.

Our conversation about Wonder Woman starts at 47:25

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This episode contains a sound clip from Wonder Woman. The intro music contains sound bites from The Conversation, Blue Velvet, and Ex Machina.

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#023: Heartstone

It’s episode 23 folks, and Tryggvi and Rune are back to their familiar one-on-one format. This time the boys celebrate Hollywood blockbuster season with reviewing tiny, but much lauded Icelandic coming-of-age (sic) film Heartstone. We also have a heated TV-debate with Girls, Master of None and Twin Peaks being involved. And, first time ever: Power napping in a movie theater!

Our conversation about Heartstone starts at 41:33

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This episode contains a sound clip from Heartstone. The intro music contains sound bites from The Conversation, Blue Velvet, and Ex Machina.

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#022: Nightcrawler / Festen

Episode 22 is out! This time we have some special guests as the boys from Cinematic Syndrome join Rune and Tryggvi for some across-the-pond chat about Nordic films versus American films. From the north we have Danish dogme film Festen from 1998 and from the US we have 2014 dark thriller Nightcrawler. A clash of cultures? U betcha!

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

The intro music contains sound bites from The Conversation, Blue Velvet, and Ex Machina.

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Episode 21: Blue Velvet / Fire Walk with Me

Episode 21 is out folks! This time we dive well below the surface into the weird, creepy and wonderful underworld of David Lynch. The sounds, the dreams, the open doors and the garmonbozia: It’s all there when we look at his 1986 classic Blue Velvet and then the much less celebrated 1992 release Fire Walk With Me. Listen, or we send Killer Bob.

Our conversation about Blue Velvet and Fire Walk with Me starts at 19:55

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This episode contains a sound clip from Blue Velvet. The intro music contains sound bites from The Conversation, Blue Velvet, and Ex Machina.

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Episode 20: OLDBOY x2

The craftsman, the visionary, the genius: It’s episode twenty and we are still with Korean director Park Chan-wook. This time it’s his classic 2003 revenge opus Oldboy. For comparison we have Spike Lee’s American remake from 2013 and it’s all very interesting to say the least. Also we have some Icelandic horror, Danish crime and of course a white Russian in a hot-tub.

Our conversation about OLDBOY starts at 24:30

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This episode contains a sound clip from OLDBOY. The intro music contains sound bites from The Conversation, Blue Velvet, and Ex Machina.

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Episode 19: The Handmaiden

Episode nineteen is out! This time your hosts Rune and Tryggvi travel deep into the orient to review Park Chan-wook’s delightfully twisted lesbian thriller, The Handmaiden. Also, special appearances from OJ Simpson and Mr. Garrison. A fine blend!

Our conversation about The Handmaiden starts at 24:36

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

This episode contains a sound clip from The Handmaiden. The intro music contains sound bites from The Conversation, Blue Velvet, and Ex Machina.

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