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The Dungeon

By slandman33

Seth Landman, Seth Parker, and Eric Baus talk about movies, and try to explore their own blind spots, anxieties, joys, horrible transgressions, etc. On twitter @whatsyourdungeon and on instagram @thedungeonpod. Questions you'd like us to answer? Email us at whatsyourdungeon [at] gmail [dot] com.
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104. Return of the Jedi & It Follows & Solaris
104. Return of the Jedi & It Follows & Solaris
This week was all about a little concept we like to call "Dirty Lasers." We discussed Return of the Jedi (Richard Marquand, 1983), It Follows (David Robert Mitchell, 2014), and Solaris (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972). Stick around for Off the Menu. Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain Off the Menu Outro Music: Recording of the Strauss' The Blue Danube on Music box by Polyphon-Musikwerke in Leipzig, Germany, c. 1890. / Wikimedia Commons / Public domain
01:13:04
November 29, 2022
103. An American Tail & The 400 Blows & La Vie En Rose
103. An American Tail & The 400 Blows & La Vie En Rose
We welcomed yet another brand new guest, Andrea, on to discuss An American Tail (Don Bluth, 1987), The 400 Blows (François Truffaut, 1959), and La Vie En Rose (2007, Olivier Dahan). Andrea stuck around to go Off the Menu with us, too! Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain Off the Menu Outro Music: Recording of the Strauss' The Blue Danube on Music box by Polyphon-Musikwerke in Leipzig, Germany, c. 1890. / Wikimedia Commons / Public domain
01:14:03
November 18, 2022
102. Jaws & Mr. Mom & Superman II
102. Jaws & Mr. Mom & Superman II
This week, we welcomed our good pal Josh down into our dank basement of self awareness. Josh specifically pointed out that he does NOT listen to The Dungeon, so this is the first time we've had a guest on who is NOT a listener. Pretty cool. We watched three "Youthful Chubs" from Josh's childhood: Jaws (Steven Spielberg, 1975), Mr. Mom (Stan Dragoti, 1983), and Superman II (Richard Lester, 1980). Including a very special "Off the Menu" bonus section.  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain Off the Menu Outro Music: Recording of the Strauss' The Blue Danube on Music box by Polyphon-Musikwerke in Leipzig, Germany, c. 1890. / Wikimedia Commons / Public domain
01:32:11
November 10, 2022
101. The Kindergarten Teacher & The Untamed & Halloween III: Season of the Witch
101. The Kindergarten Teacher & The Untamed & Halloween III: Season of the Witch
This week, we welcomed a new guest, Jacob, to discuss The Kindergarten Teacher (Sara Colangelo, 2018) and Halloween III: Season of the Witch (Tommy Lee Wallace, 1982). We also rewatched Amat Escalante's 2016 masterpiece, The Untamed, for good measure. We went way off the menu this week, friends. Way off.  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain Off the Menu Outro Music: Recording of the Strauss' The Blue Danube on Music box by Polyphon-Musikwerke in Leipzig, Germany, c. 1890. / Wikimedia Commons / Public domain
01:25:00
October 31, 2022
100. Enemy Mine & The Martian & Solaris (2002)
100. Enemy Mine & The Martian & Solaris (2002)
Though we completely forgot to mention it, this was our 100th episode! So it's fitting that we welcomed our most frequent guest, Natalie, to discuss Enemy Mine (Wolfgang Petersen, 1985), The Martian (Ridley Scott, 2015), and Solaris (Steven Soderbergh, 2002). One important question: who do we like to see in space? Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
51:18
October 24, 2022
99. Heat & Sicario & Cobra
99. Heat & Sicario & Cobra
This we, we welcomed a new guest: listener Mike! The four of us discussed Heat yet again (Michael Mann, 1995), and to that stew we added Sicario (Denis Villeneuve, 2015) and Cobra (George P. Cosmatos, 1986). Stick around for a special Off the Menu suggestion in which Mike has one of the best answers ever to the question, "Who are you handing it to?" Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain Off the Menu Outro Music: Recording of the Strauss' The Blue Danube on Music box by Polyphon-Musikwerke in Leipzig, Germany, c. 1890. / Wikimedia Commons / Public domain
01:15:56
October 17, 2022
98. Sherman's March & Brainscan & Near Dark
98. Sherman's March & Brainscan & Near Dark
What a week! We watched Sherman's March (1985, Ross McElwee), Brainscan (1994, John Flynn), and Near Dark (1987, Kathryn Bigelow). Seth L. read not one but two things out loud, including a poem by John Keats, who is dead — shouts to the dead him. We also went Off the Menu for even more shouts.  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain Off the Menu Outro Music: Recording of the Strauss' The Blue Danube on Music box by Polyphon-Musikwerke in Leipzig, Germany, c. 1890. / Wikimedia Commons / Public domain
01:02:21
October 14, 2022
97. Manhunter & Heat & G-Force
97. Manhunter & Heat & G-Force
This week, we discussed Manhunter (Michael Mann, 1986), Heat (Michael Mann, 1995), and G-Force (Hoyt Yeatman, 2009). Stick around for a special, meandering off the menu portion of the pod.  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain Off the Menu Outro Music: Recording of the Strauss' The Blue Danube on Music box by Polyphon-Musikwerke in Leipzig, Germany, c. 1890. / Wikimedia Commons / Public domain
01:15:18
October 03, 2022
96. Clueless & Cléo from 5 to 7 & Fantasia
96. Clueless & Cléo from 5 to 7 & Fantasia
Natalie rejoins the gang to discuss Clueless (Amy Heckerling, 1995), Cléo from 5 to 7 (Agnes Varda, 1962), and Fantasia (a bunch of people, 1940). Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain Off the Menu Outro Music: Recording of the Strauss' The Blue Danube on Music box by Polyphon-Musikwerke in Leipzig, Germany, c. 1890. / Wikimedia Commons / Public domain
01:02:41
September 26, 2022
95. Crash & The Thin Red Line & Fallen
95. Crash & The Thin Red Line & Fallen
It's Elias Koteas Week here on The Dungeon! We discussed Crash (David Cronenberg, 1996), The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick, 1998), and Fallen (Gregory Hoblit, 1998). Three movies that involve, actually, less fucking in cars than one might think. Then we went off the menu and ended up deciding that we need to do a mailbag show called Who Are You, and Welcome Aboard. Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain Off the Menu Outro Music: Recording of the Strauss' The Blue Danube on Music box by Polyphon-Musikwerke in Leipzig, Germany, c. 1890. / Wikimedia Commons / Public domain
01:17:46
September 22, 2022
94. Hellbender & Eyes Wide Shut & Barton Fink
94. Hellbender & Eyes Wide Shut & Barton Fink
This week we discussed Hellbender (Zelda Adams, Toby Poser, and John Adams, 2021), Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick, 1999), and Barton Fink (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1991). Stick around for a very special Off the Menu. Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain Off the Menu Outro Music: Recording of the Strauss' The Blue Danube on Music box by Polyphon-Musikwerke in Leipzig, Germany, c. 1890. / Wikimedia Commons / Public domain
01:05:23
September 14, 2022
93. Titanic
93. Titanic
This week, we were joined by Natalie to discuss one film: James Cameron's 1997 blockbuster, Titanic.  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
01:02:10
September 05, 2022
92. The Witch & Amadeus & The Virgin Suicides
92. The Witch & Amadeus & The Virgin Suicides
We FINALLY welcomed Carolina (A.K.A. The Listener) on to discuss The Witch (Robert Eggers, 2015), Amadeus (Miloš Forman, 1984), and The Virgin Suicides (Sofia Coppola, 1999).  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain Off the Menu Outro Music: Recording of the Strauss' The Blue Danube on Music box by Polyphon-Musikwerke in Leipzig, Germany, c. 1890. / Wikimedia Commons / Public domain
01:26:47
August 29, 2022
91. Se7en & Seven Beauties & Seven Samurai
91. Se7en & Seven Beauties & Seven Samurai
This week we had a blast chatting about shitty depictions of farmers, diving into shit, and living in a shitty city, fucking under a green light, the Sultan of Squat, and more. Featuring discussions of Se7en (David Fincher, 1995), Seven Beauties (Lina Wertmüller, 1975) and Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954). Includes us doing an impromptu ad for Sleep Ovation Mattresses. Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain Off the Menu Outro Music: Recording of the Strauss' The Blue Danube on Music box by Polyphon-Musikwerke in Leipzig, Germany, c. 1890. / Wikimedia Commons / Public domain
01:08:16
August 28, 2022
90. Fried Green Tomatoes & Swingers & Unstoppable
90. Fried Green Tomatoes & Swingers & Unstoppable
As she often does, Natalie joined us to discuss Fried Green Tomatoes (Jon Avnet, 1991), Swingers (Doug Liman, 1996), and Unstoppable (Tony Scott, 2010).  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
59:39
August 18, 2022
89. Bringing Out the Dead & M & Phantasm
89. Bringing Out the Dead & M & Phantasm
The dungeon boys discuss Bringing Out the Dead (Martin Scorsese, 1999), M (Fritz Lang, 1931), and Phantasm (Don Coscarelli, 1979).  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
50:19
August 04, 2022
88. The Notebook & Broadcast News & Rudy
88. The Notebook & Broadcast News & Rudy
This episode was recorded June 26th, 2022. Seth Landman forgot to post it, but here it is. We had Natalie on, and we discussed, among other things, The Notebook (Nick Cassavetes, 2004), Broadcast News (James L. Brooks, 1987), and Rudy (David Anspaugh, 1993).  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
54:39
August 02, 2022
87. Marathon Man & Safe & Way Back Home
87. Marathon Man & Safe & Way Back Home
Welp, this week we watched Marathon Man (John Schlesinger, 1976), Safe (Todd Haynes, 1995), and Way Back Home (William A. Seiter, 1931). The latter is, quite literally, about a character named Seth Parker, if you can believe it. Then we went briefly off the menu to talk about Marcel the Shell and bumping into old students at the movies. Apologies for the fact that Seth Landman's audio sounds like dawg shit. Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
57:40
July 22, 2022
86. Anaconda & Tron & Tetsuo: The Iron Man
86. Anaconda & Tron & Tetsuo: The Iron Man
This week on The Dungeon, we discussed Anaconda (Luis Llosa, 1997), Tron (Stephen Lisberger, 1982), and Tetsuo: The Iron Man (Shinya Tsukamoto, 1989), and then we went off the menu to discuss, like, rooms, I guess? Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain Off the Menu Outro Music: Recording of the Strauss' The Blue Danube on Music box by Polyphon-Musikwerke in Leipzig, Germany, c. 1890. / Wikimedia Commons / Public domain
01:03:11
June 24, 2022
85. Executive Decision & Hard to Kill & The Lighthouse
85. Executive Decision & Hard to Kill & The Lighthouse
At this point, it's hard sometimes to say exactly what we're doing, but we discussed Executive Decision (Stuart Baird, 1996), Hard to Kill (Bruce Malmuth, 1990), and The Lighthouse (Robert Eggers, 2019). Then we went "Off the Menu" to discuss being a pilot of the living God.  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain Off the Menu Outro Music: Recording of the Strauss' The Blue Danube on Music box by Polyphon-Musikwerke in Leipzig, Germany, c. 1890. / Wikimedia Commons / Public domain
01:05:43
June 18, 2022
84. In the Mood for Love & Heat & The Loveless
84. In the Mood for Love & Heat & The Loveless
This week on the dungeon we discussed In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai, 2000), Heat (Michael Mann, 1995), and The Loveless (Kathryn Bigelow, 1981).  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain Off the Menu Outro Music: Recording of the Strauss' The Blue Danube on Music box by Polyphon-Musikwerke in Leipzig, Germany, c. 1890. / Wikimedia Commons / Public domain
54:28
June 14, 2022
83. Something Wild & Breakdown & Event Horizon
83. Something Wild & Breakdown & Event Horizon
This week on the dungeon we chatted about Something Wild (Jonathan Demme, 1986), Breakdown (Jonathan Mostow, 1997), and previous Dungeon-favorite Event Horizon (Paul W. S. Anderson, 1997). One thing that's really important to know is that actors Kathleen Quinlan and Jack Noseworthy both starred in Breakdown and Event Horizon in 1997. Pretty weird, right? This and other mysteries abound this week.  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain Off the Menu Outro Music: Recording of the Strauss' The Blue Danube on Music box by Polyphon-Musikwerke in Leipzig, Germany, c. 1890. / Wikimedia Commons / Public domain
01:06:06
June 02, 2022
82. Do the Right Thing & White Men Can't Jump & The Blob
82. Do the Right Thing & White Men Can't Jump & The Blob
This week, Natalie joined us, and we discussed Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee, 1989), White Men Can't Jump (Ron Shelton, 1992), and The Blob (Irvin Yeaworth, 1958). Mainly, we focused on how cool Rosie Perez was in these movies. I mean, she wasn't in The Blob, but you get the idea.  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
49:37
May 26, 2022
81. Honeyland & Sunshine & Collateral
81. Honeyland & Sunshine & Collateral
This week, we discussed Honeyland (2019, Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov), Sunshine (2007, Danny Boyle), and Collateral (2004, Michael Mann).  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
59:36
May 18, 2022
80. Gremlins & Gremlins 2: The New Batch & The Last Waltz
80. Gremlins & Gremlins 2: The New Batch & The Last Waltz
For our 80th (!) episode, we finally discussed Joe Dante's Gremlins and Gremlins 2: The New Batch alongside Martin Scorsese's 1978 documentary The Last Waltz. Stick around for this week's off the menu — a special "off the mountain" edition of a new concept called "Humility Showdown."  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain Off the Menu Outro Music: "When the Cactus Is in Bloom," Jimmie Rodgers (1932)
59:15
May 09, 2022
79. Thief & Saving Private Ryan & Caligula
79. Thief & Saving Private Ryan & Caligula
This week, we looked at Thief (Michael Mann, 1981), Saving Private Ryan (Steven Spielberg, 1998), and Caligula (Tinto Brass, Giancarlo Lui, Bob Guccione, 1979). This is the first time we've watched porn. Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain Off the Menu Outro Music: "White House Blues," Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers (1926)
01:02:33
May 06, 2022
78. Tombstone & Super Mario Bros. & Steel Magnolias
78. Tombstone & Super Mario Bros. & Steel Magnolias
This was a really special episode, as we stepped into The Dungeon for a discussion of Tombstone (George P. Cosmatos, 1993), Super Mario Bros. (Rocky Morton, & Annabel Jankel, 1993), and Steel Magnolias (Herbert Ross, 1989). We did not go off the menu this week, because we were tired little babies. Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
51:06
April 21, 2022
77. The Fifth Element & The Sixth Sense & Die Hard
77. The Fifth Element & The Sixth Sense & Die Hard
4/10/2022 This week, we were joined by Natalie to discuss the career of Bruce Willis through the lens of three movies: The Fifth Element (Luc Besson, 1997), The Sixth Sense (M. Night Shyamalan, 1999), and Die Hard (John McTiernan, 1988). We then go off the menu to discuss monster truck rallies.  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain Off the Menu Outro Music: "My Old Dutch," 1899. Lyrics: Albert Chevalier, Music: Charles Ingle / Berliner Gramophone, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
01:13:38
April 12, 2022
76. Mamet's Perfect Movies
76. Mamet's Perfect Movies
4/3/2022 This week, we discussed the four movies David Mamet believes are "perfect": Dodsworth (William Wyler, 1936), A Place in the Sun (George Stevens, 1951), The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972), and previous Dungeon favorite, Galaxy Quest (Dean Parisot, 1999).  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain Off the Menu Outro Music: "Coo Coo Bird," Clarence "Tom" Ashley, 1929
01:08:46
April 06, 2022
75. No Country For Old Men Commentary
75. No Country For Old Men Commentary
3/27/2022 This week, we recorded live while watching No Country For Old Men (Joel & Ethan Coen, 2007). We hope you enjoy this immersive audio experience. INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING THE COMMENTARY: No Country For Old Men is currently playing on HBO Max (and you can of course rent or buy it in all the usual places). On the HBO Max version, you want to start this podcast at the 2:56 mark (which is exactly when the weird commercial thing ends and the movie starts). If you're watching the movie some other way, you should be able to start the podcast right at the start of the film itself, just before the Miramax logo in the opening credits! You'll hear the the podcast intro music, and the commentary will be all lined up after that. (On HBO Max, the clock on the movie should always be 2:56 ahead of the clock on the podcast, if that makes sense.)
02:03:30
March 29, 2022
74. No Country for Old Men & Spirit of the Beehive & The Great Silence
74. No Country for Old Men & Spirit of the Beehive & The Great Silence
3/22/2022 This week, we discussed No Country for Old Men (Joel & Ethan Coen, 2007), Spirit of the Beehive (Victor Erice, 1973), and The Great Silence (2014, Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla) Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain Off the Menu Outro Music: "If I Can't Have You," Gus Arnheim / Public domain
01:20:17
March 23, 2022
73. The Terminator & Terminator 2: Judgment Day & Oceans Twelve
73. The Terminator & Terminator 2: Judgment Day & Oceans Twelve
3/13/2022 This week, we were joined, as we often are, by special guest Natalie for a discussion of The Terminator (James Cameron, 1984), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (James Cameron, 1991), and Oceans Twelve (Steven Soderbergh, 2004). As always, we went off the menu and got even weirder than we already are.  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain Off the Menu Outro Music: "At the Moving Picture Ball," James Santly & Maurice Burkhart (c. 1920) (copyright info).
01:08:35
March 16, 2022
72. Rampage Full Movie Commentary Experience
72. Rampage Full Movie Commentary Experience
3/6/2022 This week, we decided to try a new experiment. We recorded live while watching the classic Dungeon film Rampage (2018, Brad Peyton). We hope you enjoy this immersive audio experience.  INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING THE COMMENTARY: Rampage is currently playing on HBO Max (and you can of course rent or buy it in all the usual places). Basically, you want to press play on the movie and then press play on the commentary between 2 and 3 seconds later. You'll hear the the podcast intro music, and the commentary will be all lined up after that. At all points, the time on the movie should be 2-3 seconds ahead of the time on the podcast, if that makes sense. Enjoy!
01:49:07
March 07, 2022
71. The Pelican Brief & Sleeping with the Enemy & Erin Brockovich
71. The Pelican Brief & Sleeping with the Enemy & Erin Brockovich
2/28/2022 This week, we welcomed back famous guest Natalie for a discussion of three Julia Roberts bangers: The Pelican Brief (Alan J. Pakula, 1993), Sleeping With the Enemy (Joseph Ruben, 1991), and Erin Brockovich (Steven Soderbergh, 2000). Stick around, as always, for OFF THE MENU. Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain Off the Menu Outro Music: "On the Banks of the Ohio," Roger McGuinn (copyright info).
01:09:14
March 03, 2022
70. Zodiac & Memories of Murder & The Silence
70. Zodiac & Memories of Murder & The Silence
2/21/2022 Friends, it is serial killer research week here on The Dungeon. We watched Zodiac (David Fincher, 2007), Memories of Murder (Bong Joon-ho, 2003), and The Silence (Baran Bo Odar, 2010). Including a very special Off the Menu segment.  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain Off the Menu Outro Music: "Waltzing Matilda," Roger McGuinn (copyright info).
01:07:34
February 22, 2022
69. Witness & The Vanishing & Arrival
69. Witness & The Vanishing & Arrival
2/15/2022 Alongside yet another Peter Weir movie (Witness, 1985), we discussed The Vanishing (George Sluizer, 1988) and Arrival (Denis Villeneuve, 2016). We then went off menu to discuss what it feels like to bomb in front of the room when you're teaching.    Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain Off the Menu Outro Music: "Pretty Saro," Roger McGuinn (copyright info). 
01:17:52
February 17, 2022
68. Picnic at Hanging Rock & Alison's Birthday & Cliffhanger
68. Picnic at Hanging Rock & Alison's Birthday & Cliffhanger
2/6/2022 We discussed movies about rocks: Picnic at Hanging Rock (Peter Weir, 1975), Alison's Birthday (Ian Coughland, 1981), and Cliffhanger (Renny Harlin, 1993). Then we went off the menu to, um, keep talking about that? Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain Off the Menu Outro Music: "Heather on the Hill," Mickey Jupp, 1978
01:10:47
February 07, 2022
67. Fiddler on the Roof & Zoolander & Grey Gardens
67. Fiddler on the Roof & Zoolander & Grey Gardens
1/30/2022 Natalie joined us to discuss Fiddler on the Roof (Norman Jewison, 1971), Zoolander (Ben Stiller, 2001), and Grey Gardens (The Maysles Brothers, 1975). Then we go Off the Menu to see whether we all can hold it in. Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain Off the Menu Outro Music: "Who Threw the Overalls in Mrs. Murphy's Chowder," Giefer and Favor, 1901?
01:13:31
January 31, 2022
66. Wanda & The Party & Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
66. Wanda & The Party & Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
1/23/2022 We discussed Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970), The Party (Blake Edwards, 1968), and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (Peter Weir, 2003). Then we go Off the Menu and into "harborless immensities." Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain Off the Menu Outro Music: "Moonlight Bay," American Quartet, 1912
01:14:45
January 24, 2022
65. Commando & Throne of Blood & The Tragedy of Macbeth
65. Commando & Throne of Blood & The Tragedy of Macbeth
1/16/2022 We discussed Commando (Mark L. Lester, 1985) alongside, for some reason, Throne of Blood (Akira Kurosawa, 1957) and The Tragedy of Macbeth (Joel Coen, 2021). Stay tuned for a really good "copse" pun and some real Off the Menu fun. Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain Off the Menu Outro Music: "A padrona 'e 'stu core," Gilda Mignonette, 1931
01:06:27
January 17, 2022
64. The Village & Vernon, Florida & For All Mankind & Jumping & Powers of Ten
64. The Village & Vernon, Florida & For All Mankind & Jumping & Powers of Ten
1/9/2022 Natalie joined us to discuss The Village (M. Night Shyamalan, 2004), Vernon, Florida (Errol Morris, 1981), For All Mankind (Al Reinart, 1989), and two shorts: Jumping (Osamu Tezuka, 1984) and Powers of Ten (Charles and Ray Eames, 1977). A person could get whiplash from so many radical shifts in perspective.  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain Off the Menu Outro Music: "The Flowers of May," (Colin Boyd, Pioneer Scottish Fiddle)
01:08:50
January 10, 2022
63. Rampage & Meshes of the Afternoon & Jallikattu
63. Rampage & Meshes of the Afternoon & Jallikattu
1/2/2022 We celebrated a new year with a rewatch of long-time Dungeon-favorite Rampage (2018, Brad Peyton) alongside Meshes of the Afternoon (Maya Deren & Alexandr Hackenschmied, 1943) and Jallikattu (Lijo Jose Pellissery, 2019). Stay tuned for an Off the Menu discussion of Chaotic Emissions.  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain Off the Menu Outro Music: "Nowaa -- Ashima high life," Osei Nyantakyi and his Band, 1955–1959 (via Wikimedia Commons)
01:05:40
January 03, 2022
62. The Power of the Dog & Faya Dayi & The Hunt for Red October
62. The Power of the Dog & Faya Dayi & The Hunt for Red October
12/30/2021 For our final episode of the year, we discussed The Power of the Dog (Jane Campion, 2021), Faya Dayi (Jessica Beshir, 2021), and The Hunt for Red October (John McTiernan, 1990). Then we went off the menu to...continue having the same conversation? Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain Off the Menu Outro Music: "Coo Coo Bird," recorded by Clarence "Tom" Ashley in 1929 (Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)
01:06:10
January 02, 2022
61. The Lord of the Rings
61. The Lord of the Rings
12/20/2021 This week, we watched Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy. We talked about fellowship. We talked about love. Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain Off the Menu Outro Music: "Shine a Light," The Rolling Stones
52:33
December 21, 2021
60. Mask & Fire in the Sky & La Jetée
60. Mask & Fire in the Sky & La Jetée
12/15/2021 This week, we welcomed back Natalie for a discussion of Mask (Peter Bogdanovic, 1985), Fire in the Sky (Robert Lieberman, 1993), and the previously dungeon'd La Jetée (Chris Marker, 1962). We talked about our various moves. Stuff like that. We went "off the menu," as is usual now, and Natalie joined us for that. It was fun.  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain Off the Menu Outro Music: "Hand Me Down My Walking Cane" by Pie Plant Pete / Wikimedia Commons / Pie Plant Pete performs the song Hand Me Down My Walking Cane, recorded around 1929 probably for Gennett Records.
01:13:53
December 16, 2021
59. Under Siege & Inside Llewyn Davis & Paddleton
59. Under Siege & Inside Llewyn Davis & Paddleton
12/5/2021 This week, we discussed Under Siege (Andrew Davis, 1992), Inside Llewyn Davis (Joel & Ethan Coen, 2013), and Paddleton (Alex Lehmann, 2019). This week is about being willing to be pummeled and to accept regret. Then we go off menu for a little eye patch talk.  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain Off the Menu Outro Music: "Red River Valley," by Gene Autry
01:04:21
December 06, 2021
58. Possession & Jurassic Park & Event Horizon + OTM (Off the Menu)
58. Possession & Jurassic Park & Event Horizon + OTM (Off the Menu)
11/28/2021 This week, we discussed Possession (Andrzej Żuławski, 1981), Jurassic Park (Steven Spielberg, 1993), and Event Horizon (Paul W. S. Anderson, 1997). As it turns out, we're all just trying to fill the holes inside of us. We go "off menu" again, only to quickly return to the original menu.  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain Off the Menu Outro Music: "Prettiest Girl in the County," performed by Gid Tanner and his Skillet Lickers, 1928 / Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
01:05:23
November 29, 2021
57. The Secret of Roan Inish & Destroyer & Crossfire + "Off the Menu" extra session
57. The Secret of Roan Inish & Destroyer & Crossfire + "Off the Menu" extra session
11/21/2021 This week, we discussed The Secret of Roan Inish (John Sayles, 1994), Destroyer (Karyn Kusama, 2018), and Crossfire (Edward Dmytryk, 1947), and we realize we're really talking about the possibility of transformation. Or maybe grace. Anyway, stick around after the episode for a special bonus "off the menu" feature in which we get into the weeds about ol' Dungeon favorite The Untamed (Amat Escalante, 2016) and a little place we like to call "Fuck Garden." Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain Off the Menu Outro Music: "Goodbye Old Pal," 1936, performed by Cliff Carlisle / Traditional tune, no author, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons 
59:26
November 22, 2021
56. Don't Look Now & Wild Blue Yonder & Lady in the Water + "Off the Menu" extra session
56. Don't Look Now & Wild Blue Yonder & Lady in the Water + "Off the Menu" extra session
11/14/2021 This week, we discussed Don't Look Now (Nicolas Roeg, 1974), Wild Blue Yonder (Werner Herzog, 2005), and Lady in the Water (M. Night Shyamalan, 2006). Stick around after the episode for a special bonus "off the menu" feature we recorded for some reason.  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain Off the Menu Outro Music: "Dry Bones," Bascom Lamar Lunsford, 1928 / Public domain
01:07:40
November 15, 2021
55. Carrie & Firestarter & Scanners
55. Carrie & Firestarter & Scanners
11/7/2021 This week, Natalie joined us once again, and we discussed Carrie (Brian De Palma, 1976), Firestarter (Mark L. Lester, 1984), and Scanners (David Cronenberg, 1981).  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
59:34
November 08, 2021
54. Sword of Doom & Bone Tomahawk & Ball of Fire
54. Sword of Doom & Bone Tomahawk & Ball of Fire
10/31/2021 This week, we discussed Sword of Doom (Kihachi Okamoto, 1966), Bone Tomahawk (S. Craig Zahler, 2015), and Ball of Fire (Howard Hawks, 1941).   We talked about weapons, including communication, and about what the pandemic has done to our sense of the dungeons within.   Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
53:15
November 01, 2021
53. The Joy Luck Club & Jennifer's Body & Diary of a Mad Housewife
53. The Joy Luck Club & Jennifer's Body & Diary of a Mad Housewife
10/24/2021 This week, we were joined again by special guest Natalie to discuss The Joy Luck Club (Wayne Wang, 1993), Jennifer's Body (Karyn Kusama, 2009), and Diary of a Mad Housewife (Frank Perry, 1970)—a collection of movies about, to at least some degree, the nightmare of being stuck in relationships that aren't working.   Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
53:58
October 26, 2021
52. Timecop & Gulliver's Travels (1939) & Paris, Texas
52. Timecop & Gulliver's Travels (1939) & Paris, Texas
10/14/2021 This week, we discussed Timecop (Peter Hyams, 1994), Gulliver's Travels (Dave Fleischer, 1939), and Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders, 1984). As it turns out, every single movie is actually La Jetee, so we get into that a bit.  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
57:01
October 15, 2021
51. Air Bud & Watership Down & Falling Down (alternate episode title: Air Down)
51. Air Bud & Watership Down & Falling Down (alternate episode title: Air Down)
10/3/2021 This week, we discussed Air Bud (1997, Charles Martin Smith), Watership Down (1978, Martin Rosen), and Falling Down (1993, Joel Schumacher). As it turns out, these movies are all about the problem of knowing when to acquiesce and when to fight. They are also about coming to terms with your feelings about clowns.  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
51:40
October 04, 2021
50. Onibaba & Mirror & Martha Marcy May Marlene
50. Onibaba & Mirror & Martha Marcy May Marlene
9/23/2021 This week, our special guest Natalie joined us again to discuss Onibaba (Kaneto Shindo, 1964), Mirror (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1975), and Martha Marcy May Marlene (Sean Durkin, 2011). Are cults doors? Is Seth Landman running away from God? Stick around and find out! Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
46:29
September 24, 2021
49. Cabin Boy & Deep Cover & Post Tenebras Lux
49. Cabin Boy & Deep Cover & Post Tenebras Lux
9/12/2021 This week we watched Cabin Boy (Adam Resnick, 1994), Deep Cover (Bill Duke, 1992), and Post Tenebras Lux (Carlos Reygadas, 2012). Sometimes the cover is so deep, you drown. Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
53:33
September 13, 2021
48. Interstellar & La Jetee & Bio-Dome &, again, Annihilation
48. Interstellar & La Jetee & Bio-Dome &, again, Annihilation
9/7/2021 This week we watched Interstellar (Chirstopher Nolan, 2014), La Jetee (Chris Marker, 1962), and Bio-Dome (Jason Bloom, 1996). We also rewatched Dungeon-favorite Annihilation (Alex Garland, 2018). We also discussed the film concept of mise en a bookshelf.  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
53:42
September 10, 2021
47. Hider in the House & Little Shop of Horrors & King of New York
47. Hider in the House & Little Shop of Horrors & King of New York
8/29/2021 This week we watched Hider in the House (Matthew Patrick, 1989), Little Shop of Horrors (Frank Oz, 1986), and King of New York (Abel Ferrara, 1990). Ultimately, aren't we all hiding in the house?  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
48:43
August 31, 2021
46. Blade & Blade II & The Boys from Brazil
46. Blade & Blade II & The Boys from Brazil
8/22/2021 This week we watched Blade (Stephen Norrington, 1998), Blade II (Guillermo del Toro, 2002), and The Boys from Brazil (Franklin J. Schaffner, 1978). As it turns out, Nazis are Vampires? Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
47:39
August 23, 2021
45. Romeo + Juliet & The Red Shoes & Bright Star
45. Romeo + Juliet & The Red Shoes & Bright Star
8/14/2021 This week we watched Romeo + Juliet (Luhrmann, 1996), The Red Shoes (Powell & Pressburger, 1948), and Bright Star (Campion, 2009). We talked about how love is horror, and much, much more.  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain 
52:16
August 15, 2021
44. Ace in the Hole & Innerspace & Another Round
44. Ace in the Hole & Innerspace & Another Round
7/25/2021 This week we watched Ace in the Hole (Billy Wilder, 1951), Innerspace (Joe Dante, 1987), and Another Round (Thomas Vinterberg, 2020). Obviously, we talked about charisma, booze, and getting lost.  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
51:24
July 26, 2021
43. The Straight Story & Rumble in the Bronx & Thelma & Louise
43. The Straight Story & Rumble in the Bronx & Thelma & Louise
7/21/2021 This week we watched The Straight Story (David Lynch, 1999), Rumble in the Bronx (Stanley Tong, 1995), and Thelma & Louise (Ridley Scott, 1991). We talked about Schrödinger's cat a lot for some reason.  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
47:48
July 21, 2021
42. Landman Week: Spaceballs & Ferris Bueller's Day Off & L.A. Story
42. Landman Week: Spaceballs & Ferris Bueller's Day Off & L.A. Story
7/12/2021 This week we continued our journey into each of our individual dungeons. For Seth L's dungeon, we watched Spaceballs (Mel Brooks, 1987), Ferris Bueller's Day Off (John Hughes, 1986), and L.A. Story (Mick Jackson, 1991). Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
45:41
July 14, 2021
41. Baus Week: Beau Travail & Irma Vep & Midsommar
41. Baus Week: Beau Travail & Irma Vep & Midsommar
7/7/2021 This week we continued our journey into each of our individual dungeons. For Baus's dungeon, we watched Beau Travail (Claire Denis, 1999), Irma Vep (Olivier Assayas, 1996), and Midsommar (Ari Aster, 2019).  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
01:01:25
July 13, 2021
40. The Natalie Dungeon: My Cousin Vinny & Moonstruck & The Silence of the Lambs
40. The Natalie Dungeon: My Cousin Vinny & Moonstruck & The Silence of the Lambs
6/24/2021 This week we continued our journey into each of our individual dungeons. For Natalie's dungeon, we watched My Cousin Vinny (Jonathan Lynn, 1992), Moonstruck (Norman Jewison, 1987), and The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme, 1991). We talked about the fantasies and nightmares at the heart of these films, and lots of other stuff too. Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
53:54
June 25, 2021
39. The Parker Dungeon: A Serious Man & Mon Oncle & The Last Dragon & (kinda) Citizen X
39. The Parker Dungeon: A Serious Man & Mon Oncle & The Last Dragon & (kinda) Citizen X
6/13/2021 This week we began our journey into each of our individual dungeons. For Seth P's dungeon, we watched A Serious Man (Coen Brothers, 2009), Mon Oncle (Jacques Tati, 1958), and The Last Dragon (Michael Schultz, 1985). Also, Seth L. accidentally watched Citizen X (Chris Gerolmo, 1995) thinking it was on the list. We found ourselves wondering: WHERE IS THE MASTER OF YOU? and WHO'S WATCHING? Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
44:50
June 16, 2021
38. A Brief History of Time & Wild Combination & The Untamed
38. A Brief History of Time & Wild Combination & The Untamed
6/6/2021 This week we watched A Brief History of Time (Morris, 1991), Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell (Wolf, 2008), and The Untamed (Escalante, 2016). We ended up talking about purity, sweetness, endlessness, and the possibility of being absolutely filled up.  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
01:02:21
June 07, 2021
37. 2 Fast 2 Furious & Timeline & The Last Temptation of Christ
37. 2 Fast 2 Furious & Timeline & The Last Temptation of Christ
5/30/2021 This week we discussed Paul Walker and Jesus Christ.  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
47:44
June 03, 2021
36. Death Becomes Her & Face/Off & Multiplicity
36. Death Becomes Her & Face/Off & Multiplicity
5/23/2020 Natalie's back! This week we discussed movies where weird decisions are made and weird stuff happens to bodies. We watched Death Becomes Her (Zemeckis, 1992), Face/Off (Woo, 1997), and Multiplicity (Ramis, 1996). We also ended up talking about the first movies we saw in theaters without adults. Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
46:47
May 26, 2021
35. VOLCANO WEEK
35. VOLCANO WEEK
5/16/2020 This week we discussed movies about/around volcanos. We watched Dante's Peak (Donaldson, 1997), Into the Inferno (Herzog, 2016), La Soufrière (Herzog, 1977), and Joe Versus the Volcano (Shanley, 1990). An exploration of all kinds of volcanism, both inside and out. Please get at us on twitter @TheDungeonPod. Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
49:08
May 17, 2021
34. Divorce Week on The Dungeon
34. Divorce Week on The Dungeon
5/9/2020 Natalie Lyalin is back to discuss Divorce / Parental Loss movies with us. We watched Kramer Vs. Kramer (Benton, 1979), War of the Roses (DeVito, 1989), and Fly Away Home (Ballard, 1996). Including some thoughts about the thin line between obligations and privileges. Please get at us on twitter @TheDungeonPod. Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
47:06
May 10, 2021
33. Cast Away & Home Alone & Home Alone 3
33. Cast Away & Home Alone & Home Alone 3
5/2/2020 Look out, nerds. We were joined this week by the brilliant Natalie Lyalin to discuss ingenuity and "harnessing the terror" in Cast Away (2000, Zemeckis), Home Alone (Columbus, 1990), and Home Alone 3 (Gosnell, 1997). Stick around for a discussion of desired pranks, including Burton Jurnigan and the ol' Mouse in the Crotch Hole! Please get at us on twitter @TheDungeonPod. Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
57:52
May 03, 2021
32. Altered States & Scrooged & The Core
32. Altered States & Scrooged & The Core
4/25/2020 Honestly, I don't really know what we're doing here, but we watched Altered States (Russell, 1980), Scrooged (Donner, 1988), and The Core (Amiel, 2003). Is William Hurt hot? We talked about The Wireman (more information forthcoming), and also about cleaning up after lots of William Hurts. Please get at us on twitter @TheDungeonPod. Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
48:60
April 26, 2021
31. Annihilation & Misery & Rampage
31. Annihilation & Misery & Rampage
4/18/2020 This week, our three texts were three movies with one-word abstract nouns for titles: Annihilation (Garland, 2018), Rampage (Peyton, 2018), and Misery (Reiner, 1990). We got really into George, fwiw.  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
52:50
April 20, 2021
30. Kuroneko & Bamboozled & Ghost
30. Kuroneko & Bamboozled & Ghost
4/11/2020 This week, our three texts were three movies about ghosts: Kuroneko (Kaneto Shindo, 1968), Bamboozled (Spike Lee, 2000), and Ghost (Jerry Zucker, 1990). Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain Episode analytics
49:19
April 14, 2021
29. Point Break & The Last of England & Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation
29. Point Break & The Last of England & Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation
4/4/2020 This week, our three texts were three movies about SPINNING: Point Break (Bigelow, 1991), The Last of England (Jarman, 1987), and Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (Henkel, 1995).  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
45:44
April 05, 2021
28. High Noon & The Cell & Alien
28. High Noon & The Cell & Alien
3/28/2020 This week, our three texts were: High Noon (Zinnemann, 1952), Alien (Scott, 1979), and The Cell (Singh, 2000). Believe it or not, there are some real similarities here, and you can listen to our proposal for a sequel either called High Noon 2, or High Moon. Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
48:01
March 29, 2021
27. Vampire Week!
27. Vampire Week!
3/23/2020 This week, we decided to talk about vampire movies. We chose: Only Lovers Left Alive (Jim Jarmusch, 2013), The Hunger (Tony Scott, 1983), and Bram Stoker's Dracula (Francis Ford Coppola, 1992). It turns out that the thing that's scariest about vampire movies is time.  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
43:11
March 24, 2021
26. Tilda Swinton Week!
26. Tilda Swinton Week!
3/15/2020 On this week's episode we discuss three Tilda Swinton movies: Michael Clayton (Tony Gilroy, 2007), Orlando (Sally Potter, 1992), and I Am Love (Luca Guadagnino, 2009). These movies are so damn good. Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
51:41
March 15, 2021
25. Twilight Zone: The Movie & The Holy Mountain & Sullivan's Travels
25. Twilight Zone: The Movie & The Holy Mountain & Sullivan's Travels
3/10/2020 On this week's episode we discuss Twilight Zone: The Movie (Landis, Spielberg, Dante, Miller, 1983) & The Holy Mountain (Jodorowsky, 1973) & Sullivan's Travels (Sturges, 1941). As usual, this is an episode about fear. Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
45:42
March 10, 2021
24. Tokyo Story & She Dies Tomorrow & The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
24. Tokyo Story & She Dies Tomorrow & The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
3/1/2020 On this week's episode we discuss Tokyo Story (Ozu, 1953), She Dies Tomorrow (Seimetz 2020) & The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Dominik, 2007). We just might be doomed. Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
49:29
March 01, 2021
23. The Nightingale & The Devil's Advocate & 1408
23. The Nightingale & The Devil's Advocate & 1408
2/22/2020 On this week's episode we discuss The Nightingale (2018), The Devil's Advocate (1997), and 1408 (2007). Come join us—be parallel to us in the room that is snowing :) Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
49:08
February 22, 2021
22. The Passion of Joan of Arc & Blackjack & Force Majeure
22. The Passion of Joan of Arc & Blackjack & Force Majeure
2/15/2020 On this week's episode we discuss The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928), Blackjack (1998), and Force Majeure (2014). The dungeons are endless on this one. Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
54:19
February 15, 2021
21. A Dark Song & Wait Until Dark & Under Siege 2: Dark Territory
21. A Dark Song & Wait Until Dark & Under Siege 2: Dark Territory
2/8/2020 DARK EPISODE! On this week's episode we discuss A Dark Song (2016), Wait Until Dark (1967), and Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995). We decided, right or wrong, that these movies are all about "smuggling"? Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
47:11
February 08, 2021
20. One Day Pina Asked & Suspiria & Magic Mike
20. One Day Pina Asked & Suspiria & Magic Mike
2/1/2020 DANCE EPISODE! On this week's episode we discuss Magic Mike and Suspiria along with Chantal Akerman's 1983 documentary One Day Pina Asked.  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
51:22
February 01, 2021
19. No Holds Barred & Dark City
19. No Holds Barred & Dark City
1/24/2020 On this week's episode—our first with new, permanent co-host Eric Baus—we discuss 1989's No Holds Barred and 1998's Dark City. And also weed. Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
52:38
January 25, 2021
18. The Wizard & Mandy
18. The Wizard & Mandy
1/17/2020 On this week's episode we bring back special guest Eric Baus to talk about The Wizard (1989, Todd Holland) and Mandy (2018, Panos Cosmatos).  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
57:53
January 18, 2021
17. Carousel & Burning
17. Carousel & Burning
1/10/2020 On this week's episode, after a few weeks of hiatus, we talk about the 1956 musical Carousel and the 2018 Lee Chang-dong movie Burning. Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
43:41
January 11, 2021
16. The Philadelphia Story & After Hours
16. The Philadelphia Story & After Hours
12/22/2020 On this week's episode we talk about the 1940 movie The Philadelphia Story by George Cukor alongside the 1985 Martin Scorsese movie After Hours. Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
36:39
December 23, 2020
15. American Werewolf in London & Winter's Bone
15. American Werewolf in London & Winter's Bone
12/13/2020 On this week's episode we talk about the 2010 movie Winter's Bone by Debra Granik alongside the 1981 John Landis classic American Werewolf in London.  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
46:07
December 14, 2020
14. Johnny Guitar & Robocop & Robocop 2
14. Johnny Guitar & Robocop & Robocop 2
12/6/2020 On this week's episode we talk about the 1954 movie Johnny Guitar by Nicholas Ray alongside Robocop (Paul Verhoeven, 1987) and Robocop 2 (Irvin Kershner, 1990). Eventually, we came around to the idea that these movies are connected by certain ideas about the weird, fucked up relationship between ownership and responsibility. Maybe? Also, isn't it weird that Kershner directed Robocop 2 AND The Empire Strikes Back? Isn't it weird that Mercedes McCambridge, who plays one of the most evil monsters of all time in Johnny Guitar, ends up being the voice of the demon in The Exorcist? Huh? Right? Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
42:42
December 07, 2020
13. Black Narcissus & Midnight Express
13. Black Narcissus & Midnight Express
11/29/2020 On this week's episode we talk about the 1947 movie Black Narcissus by Powell & Pressburger and Alan Parker's harrowing 1978 movie Midnight Express. We touch on, like, the same stuff we always do.   Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
40:51
November 30, 2020
12. Desert Hearts & Death Race 2000
12. Desert Hearts & Death Race 2000
11/22/2020 On this week's episode we talk about Donna Deitch's 1985 movie Desert Hearts and Paul Bartel's 1975 movie Death Race 2000. We arrive at a really profound moment involving the Mario Kart Time Trial Ghost, too. Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
42:50
November 23, 2020
11. Crimson Tide, The Wolf's Call, & The Day After (again) (w/ Eric Baus)
11. Crimson Tide, The Wolf's Call, & The Day After (again) (w/ Eric Baus)
11/15/2020 On this week's episode bring back special guest Eric Baus to talk about nuclear war a little more. And submarine movies! Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
01:08:20
November 16, 2020
10. They Live & Sorry to Bother You
10. They Live & Sorry to Bother You
11/10/2020 On this week's episode we discuss They Live (John Carpenter, 1988) and Sorry to Bother You (Boots Riley, 2018). We get into what these movies have to say about capitalism, and what all of that might have to say about what the hell is going on with us. We also discuss "The Rambo Connection." Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
37:31
November 11, 2020
9. Shane & Shame
9. Shane & Shame
11/1/2020 On this week's episode we discuss Shane (George Stevens, 1953) and Shame (Steve McQueen, 2011), two movies that are...about desire? Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
36:53
November 02, 2020
8. The Day After & Field of Dreams (w/ Eric Baus)
8. The Day After & Field of Dreams (w/ Eric Baus)
10/25/2020 On this week's episode Eric Baus joins us to discuss the 1983 TV movie The Day After (which he watched at age 8) and Field of Dreams, a movie that isn't all that upsetting until a minor character tries to murder his very sweet niece by throwing her off the bleachers. I don't know what to tell you.  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
47:07
October 26, 2020
7. Jeanne Dielman & Con Air
7. Jeanne Dielman & Con Air
10/18/2020 On this week's episode we discuss Chantal Akerman's Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975), Simon West's Con Air (1997), and the sad fact that “My own proclivities are well-known and often-lamented facts of penal lore.”  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
37:03
October 19, 2020
6. Rocky & First Blood (w/ Natalie Lyalin)
6. Rocky & First Blood (w/ Natalie Lyalin)
10/11/2020 On this week's episode incredible poet Natalie Lyalin joins us to discuss two classic Sylvester Stallone movies: Rocky (1976) and First Blood (1982). We try to answer the timeless questions, like "Is Rocky a good boyfriend?" and "What is wrong with me?" Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
50:09
October 12, 2020
5. The Edge & Galaxy Quest
5. The Edge & Galaxy Quest
10/4/2020 On this week's episode we discuss Lee Tamahori's 1997 movie The Edge alongside Dean Parisot's 1999 movie Galaxy Quest. And even though it has nothing to do with either of these movies, we wondered aloud, "Where is Garry Shandling's vibrating penis?" Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
40:12
October 05, 2020
4. Babette's Feast & The Vast of Night
4. Babette's Feast & The Vast of Night
9/27/2020  On this week's episode we discuss Gabriel Axel's 1987 movie Babette's Feast alongside Andrew Patterson's 2019 movie The Vast of Night. Took us a little while to get our sea legs, but anytime you can say "Dayenu" at the end of a podcast, you've got to be on to something?  Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain  Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
59:13
September 28, 2020
3. Valley Girl & Under the Silver Lake
3. Valley Girl & Under the Silver Lake
9/20/2020 On this week's episode we discuss Martha Coolidge's 1983 movie Valley Girl alongside David Robert Mitchell's 2018 movie Under the Silver Lake. In an exciting revelation, we discover, finally, that "the MacGuffin is love." Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
47:38
September 21, 2020
2. Daughters of the Dust & Stalker
2. Daughters of the Dust & Stalker
9/13/2020 On this week's episode we discuss Julie Dash's 1991 movie Daughters of the Dust and Andrei Tarkovsky's 1979 movie Stalker. Intro Music: "Hale Makame," 1930, Unknown author / Public domain Outro Music: "Fool Me Some More," 1930, Gus Arnheim / Public domain
45:17
September 13, 2020
1. The Thing & Night of the Hunter
1. The Thing & Night of the Hunter
9/6/2020 On this episode we discuss John Carpenter's 1982 movie The Thing alongside Charles Laughton's 1955 movie Night of the Hunter. We also talked about the origin of "The Dungeon." Intro music: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hale_Makame_(1930).ogg Outro music: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:River_%EF%BC%88%E5%AE%A0%E7%89%A9%EF%BC%89_-_PETO.ogg
40:25
September 06, 2020