Jul 29, 2021
Michael Ende’s famous novel explores the nature of storytelling and the value of reading books all while wrapped up in a meta-exploration of a surrealist fantasy adventure written for children. This book goes way beyond where Wolfgang Peterson’s iconic adaptation, exploring what it means to literally lose yourself...
Jul 22, 2021
Is George Roy Hill’s adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s most famous novel a lesser-known gem released before its time? Or does it struggle to truly rise above? In episode 190, Luke & James discuss which viewers the movie might appeal to most, the wizardry of film-editing before CGI, the extremely high level of...
Jul 16, 2021
Kurt Vonnegut’s enduring anti-war novel rocketed him into fame by coming to American readers when attitudes were ripe for the sort of novel he wanted to write, one that fictionalizes his experiences as a POW in World War II and the trauma of surviving the bombing of Dresden. In episode 189, Luke & James revel in the...
Jul 8, 2021
In this former Patreon-exclusive episode, Luke & James
discuss all of season 1 of HBO's WATCHMEN television series. Topics
include Regina King's remarkable performance, Damon Lindelof's
oeuvre & affinity for mystery boxes, and finally the possible
meanings intended by the show's ending.
Jul 1, 2021
From the horrific
tragedy that marred production to the up and down quality of each
segment in this anthology-style 80s film, this former
Patreon-exclusive episode gave Luke & James plenty to discuss!
The film features four different directors: John Landis, Steven
Spielberg, Joe Dante, and George Miller.