In here, they're alive
Chris and Jordan review Olivia Wilde's psychological thriller, Don't Worry Darling
December 22, 2022
We forge our bodies in the fire of our will
Jordan and Chris review the 1973 martial arts classic Enter the Dragon.
December 08, 2022
After Dark: Time is different for us now
Chris and Jordan discuss Albany, Canadia, Prey, Barry S3, House of the Dragon, and Strange New Worlds
September 21, 2022
Put it in the basket, chief
Chris and Jordan review the Jack Nicholson classic, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
July 31, 2022
Talk to me Goose
Jordan goes to the movies for the first time since before the [redacted] to see Top Gun: Maverick.
May 30, 2022
Everybody’s old enough for a beer
Jordan and Chris review The Last Detail, the 1973 dramedy starring Jack Nicholson.
May 24, 2022
Jordan and Chris review Sneakers, the 1992 heist movie starring Robert Redford.
May 05, 2022
I stink. And I like it. (The Power of the Dog, Spencer, and Licorice Pizza)
In a pre-Oscar extravaganza, Chris and Jordan review The Power of the Dog, Spencer, and Licorice Pizza.
March 23, 2022
The Tragedy of Macbeth
Jordan and Chris review Joel Coen's adaptation of The Tragedy of Macbeth.
March 17, 2022
After Dark: It's a new year, it's a new day
Chris and Jordan reflect on 2021 and look ahead to 2022. Christmas traditions in warm climates, remote work, and some quick movies and TV reviews.
March 15, 2022
Dune, Dune, and Dune
Chris and Jordan compare three adaptions of Frank Herbert's classic science fiction novel: David Lynch's Dune (1984), SciFi Channel's Dune (2000), and Denis Villeneuve's Dune (2021).
December 10, 2021
Jordan and Chris review the 2018 horror film Hereditary.
December 06, 2021
After Dark: Breakfast Burritos
Breakfast burritos, The Lord of the Rings audiobooks, Succession, Ted Lasso, Ole Gunnar Solskjær
November 16, 2021
J. C. Chandor #3 - A Most Violent Year
Jordan and Chris discuss "A Most Violent Year" in the final installment of a three part series looking at the work of director J. C. Chandor.
October 10, 2021
After Dark: End of Summer 2021
Chris and Jordan discuss winners and losers of the Summer of 2021. They touch on soccer, acid reflux, The Suicide Squad, Reminiscence, Tony Judt, and Netflix envelopes.
September 02, 2021
After Dark: Recap Oscars 2021
Chris and Jordan discuss winners and losers at the 2021 Oscars
July 09, 2021
J. C. Chandor #2 - All Is Lost
Jordan and Chris discuss "All Is Lost" in the second of a three part series looking at the work of director J. C. Chandor.
July 07, 2021
Oscar Podcast 2021
Welcome to the 2021 Wastebasket Oscar Podcast! Jordan and Chris begin the pod with a discussion of preferred stove-top popcorn popping techniques (3:30). They then go head-to-head in the first Oscar draft (14:25). Following the draft, the in-depth discussion about individual Best Picture nominees begins (32:30). They watched them all so that you don't have to. Films discussed: Trial of the Chicago 7 (38:47), Nomadland (45:10), Promising Young Woman (55:42), The Father (1:12:00), Mank (1:19:00), Judas and the Black Messiah (1:32:15), Minari (1:44:00), and, finally, Sound of Metal (1:54:00). Jordan ends it with a quick shout out to Another Round (2:07:00) and White Tiger.
April 22, 2021
J. C. Chandor #1 - Margin Call
Jordan and Chris discuss "Margin Call" in the first of a three part series looking at the work of director J. C. Chandor.
April 20, 2021
Preview: J. C. Chandor
Next up we'll be reviewing films by director J. C. Chandor. Where to watch: - Margin Call - All is Lost - A Most Violent Year Wondering about other movies we've covered? Check out our list on Letterboxd!
April 14, 2021
After Dark: Shows we like on HBO Max
Chris and Jordan kick up their heels, sip some whiskey, and relax after the first deep dive series. We discuss great shows on HBO Max - Flight Attendant, Harley Quinn, and The Great Pottery Throw Down. Chris continues the conversation with further craft recommendations, with the glass blowing Netflix show Blown Away and the audiobook of Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential. Join us on our next Deep Dive series where we take a look at three movies by director J.C. Chandor.
April 13, 2021
Sean Connery #3 - The Russia House
Chris and Jordan conclude their deep dive into the career of Sean Connery with a discussion of the 1990 spy-thriller "The Russia House." The New Yorker profile on Michelle Pfeiffer Sean Connery Interview About The Russia House on GMTV
March 29, 2021
Sean Connery #2 - The Man Who Would Be King
Chris and Jordan continue their deep dive into the career of Sean Connery with a discussion of "The Man Who Would Be King." Streaming: The Man Who Would Be King John Huston - An Open Book Mark Harris - Five Came Back - has sections on Huston's wartime experiences Hellraisers: The Life and Inebriated Times of Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O'Toole, and Oliver Reed Michael Caine - The Elephant to Hollywood Robert Byron - The Road to Oxiana
March 13, 2021
Sean Connery #1 - The Molly Maguires
Chris and Jordan discuss "The Molly Maguires" in the first of a three part series looking at lesser known titles in Sean Connery's career. Director: Martin Ritt http://paheritage.wpengine.com/article/martin-ritt-takes-molly-maguires/ https://www.rogerebert.com/interviews/martin-ritt-focused-on-social-issues Cinematographer: James Wong Howe https://www.rogerebert.com/interviews/james-wong-howe-master-of-lights Hellraisers: The Life and Inebriated Times of Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O'Toole, and Oliver Reed Where to Stream
March 04, 2021
Season 2 Trailer: Deep Dives
Welcome to The Wastebasket: Deep Dives. In Season 2 we're going to be exploring actors, directors, and genres in more depth. First up will be a three part series on Sean Connery. Stay tuned for the next episode about the movie The Molly Maguires.
February 08, 2021