Podcasts

Eavesdropping at the Movies – The Snowman

A film one of us was looking forward to enormously. A Scandinoir thriller coated with dense snow. But did it leave us cold?

The podcast can be listened to in the player above or at this link.

With José Arroyo of First Impressions.

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Eavesdropping at the Movies – Blade Runner 2049 – Second Screening

We couldn’t stay away. And with a second viewing, time to percolate, and responses from friends informing us, Eavesdropping once again delves into Blade Runner 2049.

What to make of the film’s representation of women? How does the film use names? Why did Mike have a little weep at the end this time? Do gay women have cottages? Does the film function as a story about slavery? What about criticisms of its lack of diversity in casting?

Why do people think this film is dull? Is it the film’s fault? Television’s? Humanity’s? Why don’t we care to engage visually any more?

Most importantly, what do the bees mean?

The podcast can be listened to in the player above or at this link.

With José Arroyo of First Impressions.

Eavesdropping at the Movies – Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049 is something else. You simply must see it on the biggest screen you can find. Do not listen to us if you care about the film because we go heavy on the spoilers. (We always go heavy on the spoilers, but this film is good so it actually matters.)

I’m not very good in this one but Jose more than makes up for me so it’s okay.

The podcast can be listened to in the player above or at this link.

With José Arroyo of First Impressions.

Eavesdropping at the Movies – Flatliners

With a weary sigh, we get to Flatliners. Ellen Page, James Norton, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev and Kiersey Clemons expand their minds and run around shitting themselves in fear.

Questions abound: Why did they call this Flatliners when the obviously correct title is Hot Doctors? Was Kiefer Sutherland wasted? Is it wise to be wasted while appearing in a film? In precisely how many millions of ways is the film inconsistent? Just how stupid and blind is its attitude towards the very real problems it presents? Does it make sense as a horror flick? Are Mike and Jose too obsessed with the cast’s attractiveness? Are we perverts? Most importantly, who’s hotter: the ginger guy or the hot girl?

All this and Catholic guilt too.

The podcast can be listened to in the player above or at this link.

With José Arroyo of First Impressions.

Eavesdropping at the Movies – Borg McEnroe

The story of the rivalry between Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe at the 1980 Wimbledon Championships, discussed by Jose Arroyo and Michael Glass. One a hotheaded youngster, fuelled by anger and unable to keep his temper in check. The other an elder statesman, cool and calm, analytical and detached. And then there’s Borg and McEnroe.

The podcast can be listened to in the player above or at this link.

With José Arroyo of First Impressions.

Eavesdropping at the Movies – IT

What is IT? Is IT any good? Is IT scary? How much of IT did Mike watch through his fingers? Why would he agree to see IT in LieMAX? Was he right about the bit with the sink? (Spoiler: He has googled it and discovered that he was wrong.)

The podcast can be listened to in the player above or at this link.

With José Arroyo of First Impressions.

Eavesdropping at the Movies – mother!

What is Darren Aronofsky’s latest fever dream all about? Is the negative audience response fair? How good is Jennifer Lawrence, seriously you guys?

The podcast can be listened to in the player above or at this link.

With José Arroyo of First Impressions.

Eavesdropping at the Movies – Detroit

Why Detroit is the best film currently on release. Is John Boyega a star? Does Kathryn Bigelow get the respect she deserves? Is race the political unconscious of American cinema? Why hasn’t a great film on such a timely subject found an audience?

The podcast can be listened to in the player above or at this link.

With José Arroyo of First Impressions.

Eavesdropping at the Movies – American Made

Is it possible for a film about drug smuggling, weapon dealing, CIA-sponsored militias and getting ludicrously rich to be in any way immoral? Find out as we tolerate American Made so you don’t have to.

The podcast can be listened to in the player above or at this link.

With José Arroyo of First Impressions.