Tag Archives: film

Supercontext: The Shelf Life of Movies

Past guest Swain Hunt (Sidebar, The Metronome) returns to discuss what makes movies hold up? We each tackle a film from the last 30 years of cinema and try to understand why they hold up for us: Bull Durham, Contact and V For Vendetta.

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Supercontext: I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore

Fed up with humanity? Does it seem like everyone is an asshole lately? Macon Blair’s I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore may be just the film you need to watch. But… does Netflix’s distribution make it less likely that a movie like this will be seen?

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Supercontext: The Two-Faces of David S. Goyer

How does one man find himself at the center of modern myth making? David S. Goyer’s written and directed superhero comics, films and television, but his public persona suggests something larger and more conflicted about superhero storytelling.

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Supercontext: The Shining — All the Way

Together with guest Jack Bennett we compare and contrast all 3 versions of The Shining: Stephen King’s novel, Stanley Kubrick’s film and ABC’s television mini-series. What does this horror tale of alcoholism and domestic violence say about redemption and narcissism?

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Supercontext: Sicario

Sicario is a 2015 action/thriller about the difference between the drug war and the “War on Drugs.” We look at its complex themes and try to understand arguments about its portrayal of a strong female character, as well as life on the other side of the border. 

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Supercontext: The Hateful Eight

Quentin Tarantino’s either an idiot savant or a savvy businessman with his latest film The Hateful Eight. So we cover script leaks, film stock, Black Lives Matter protests, police boycotts and much more about the making of this film to figure out why it’s so damn compelling.    

 

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Supercontext: Why was SPECTRE?

SPECTRE! What can we explain about the 24th James Bond movie? We discuss how it was produced, how it was written, where the money came from, and the nonsensical story.

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