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The Dungeon

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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
11/15/2020 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
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
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)
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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