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Episode 18: Get Out

It’s episode eighteen folks! This time much travelled hosts Rune and Tryggvi descend deep into film-geekdom with talk about books, computer games, and museums before tackling Jordan Peele’s new horror film, Get Out. Also, there is some signature pen-clicking and general banter, ending with Captain Obvious teaching us about numbers.

Our conversation about Get Out starts at 35:24 (and a bit of spoiler talk between 57:40 to 1:01:30)

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

This episode contains a sound clip from the trailer of Get Out. The intro music contains sound bites from The Conversation, Blue Velvet, and Ex Machina.

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Episode 17: Manchester by the Sea

Ladies and gents, it’s episode seventeen! This time the mood is a bit sombre as hosts Rune and Tryggvi discuss Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea. But it’s not all doom and gloom as we also have Elmo, some sprightly seniors and a gorgeous young Schwarzenegger. Yeah, and SKAM. Always a little SKAM.

Our conversation about Manchester by the Sea starts at 27:40.

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 trailer of Manchester by the Sea. The intro music contains sound bites from The Conversation, Blue Velvet, and Ex Machina.

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Episode 16: T2 Trainspotting

Snake-cake, whipped meat and heroin? Yes, this can only mean that episode 16 is out. This time Tryggvi and Rune gossip a bit about TV before they visit the old skagboys in Trainspotting 2, who again are up to no good. So, mibbe listen tae whit we’ve goat tae say here, ay? Unless ya cunts’ve goat trouble wi the Queen’s fuckin English, ken!

Our conversation about T2 Trainspotting starts at 19:00.

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 trailer of T2 Trainspotting. The intro music contains sound bites from The Conversation, Blue Velvet, and Ex Machina.

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Episode 15: LA LA LAND / Man with a Movie Camera

Episode fifteen is out! This time Rune and Tryggvi look at the Russian silent classic Man With a Movie Camera before checking out much hyped Oscar-laden musical La La Land. Also, we have the kids turning one year old, overuse of the word awesome and of course Philip the lama, who just gave birth.

Our conversation about LA LA LAND starts at 33:08

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 trailer of LA LA LAND. The intro music contains sound bites from The Conversation, Blue Velvet, and Ex Machina.

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Episode 14: Toni Erdmann / SKAM

Drittsekk! It’s episode fourteen and this time it’s the best Europe has to offer. Sleep-deprived hosts Tryggvi and Rune take a look at the glorious but slightly uncomfortable Toni Erdmann, false teeth and all. Also, it’s season two of The Missing and the incredibly complicated life of Norwegian teenagers in SKAM.

Toni Erdmann conversation starts at 35:04.

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 trailer of Toni Erdmann. The intro music contains sound bites from The Conversation, Blue Velvet, and Ex Machina.

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Episode 13: Paterson

Episode thirteen is upon us folks. This time the Tryggvi and Rune delve into the depths of urban poetry in Paterson, the latest film by the King of Cool himself, Jim Jarmusch. The white-haired master of the mundane, the hip-hop samurai has the stage this time, although he reluctantly shares it for a brief moment with The OA and the show’s first ever guest. Not to be missed!

The Paterson discussion starts at 25:56

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

The theme melody for The Conversation is composed by Jacob Rovsing Koch. Check out the full version here

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Episode 12: Kubo and the Two Strings / Anomalisa

Episode twelve is out! This time it’s all about the wondrous world of Stop-Motion, with the boys taking a look at two of the genre’s latest achievements. Firstly it’s the recently Oscar-nominated Kubo and the Two Strings and after that Charlie Kaufman’s brilliant but melancholy Anomalisa. It’s quite a ride, with flying origami, neuro-psychiatric conditions and some consenting puppet sex.

00:00 – Introduction
01:30 – Kubo & the Two Strings
25:55- Anomalisa
58:25 – Wrapping up

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

This episode contains sound clips from the trailer of Kubo & the Two Strings and Anomalisa. The intro music contains sound bites from The Conversation, Blue Velvet, and Ex Machina.

The theme melody for The Conversation is composed by Jacob Rovsing Koch. Check out the full version here

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Episode 11: 2016 in Retrospect

In this first episode of 2017, the still mildly sugar-shocked Rune and Tryggvi look back on 2016 and discuss their favorite films from the year as well as some of the lesser ones. Also, the boys talk about the year from a personal perspective, the goblin king David Bowie comes up and of course SAAB, the most important of all cars.

00:00 – Introduction
01:13 – In-flight Entertainment & Holiday Movies
29:50 – Our Year in Review 2016
46:12 – Our Awards for 2016
1:26:46 – Upcoming in 2017
1:47:39 – It’s a wrap

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

This episode contains sound clips from the trailer of Hail Ceasar! and La La Land. The intro music contains sound bites from The Conversation, Blue Velvet, and Ex Machina.

The theme melody for The Conversation is composed by Jacob Rovsing Koch. Check out the full version here.

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Episode 010: Holiday Intermezzo

Happy holidays everyone and thank you all for listening to our show in 2016. We are happy to have started this podcast and are always looking forward to our conversations and we hope you do too. This week’s show has unfortunately been cancelled, because of us being too optimistic about our time during the holiday season, but we will return with a vengeance in 2017.

Happy new year and see you all in 2017!

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Episode 009: Christmas Special

The boys are in a relaxed, beer drinking, robe wearing mode in this extra long Christmas Special. They talk about their favorite Christmas films and surprisingly, disagree about almost every film discussed, except which one is the ultimate Christmas film.

00:00 – Introduction
01:00 – Elf
13:15 – The Ref / Hostile Hostages
30:30 – How the Grinch Stole Christmas
52:10 – Other Christmas Movie Talk
1:16:30 – Top 5 Christmas Movies

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

This episode contains sound clips from the trailer of Elf, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Muppet Christmas Carol, and a clip from The Julekalender. The intro music contains sound bites from The Conversation, Blue Velvet, and Ex Machina.

The theme melody for The Conversation is composed by Jacob Rovsing Koch. Check out the full version.

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