Heat (1995): Cops, Crime, and Realism
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by Ryan Drescher
1y ago
This week we look back on a film that became a vehicle to bring together two titans of the acting world, Michael Mann's "Heat" (1995) Intro Music by WATERCAT from Fugue Outro Music Fucking Funk - Royalty-Free Music by https://audiohub.com License: CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 ..read more
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"Train to Busan" (2016): Family, Priorities, and Zombies
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by Ryan Drescher
1y ago
This week on CineMatics, Ryan and Mike head across the ocean to check out Yeon Sang-ho's 2016 film "Train to Busan", a powerfully character driven that enraptured a global audience. Intro Music by WATERCAT from Fugue Outro Music Fucking Funk - Royalty-Free Music by https://audiohub.com License: CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 ..read more
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Canadian Cinema Series: Dead Ringers (1988)
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by Ryan Drescher
1y ago
This month for our Canadian Cinema Series, Ryan and Mike take a look at a pivotal landmark in the career of Canada's own father of body horror, David Cronenberg. "Dead Ringers" (1988) is a film that is sure to catch you off guard, whether you're a die-hard Cronenberg fan, or checking out his work for the first time. Intro Music by WATERCAT from Fugue Outro Music Fucking Funk - Royalty-Free Music by https://audiohub.com License: CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 ..read more
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"Sullivan's Travels" (1941), Comedy, Escapism, and the Value of Art
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by Ryan Drescher
1y ago
This week, Ryan and Mike jump back 80 years to talk about a movie made in a world and for audiences that surprisingly similar to our own. Preston Sturges' "Sullivan's Travels" (1941) isn't talked about much these days, despite it's titanic influence on filmmakers like the Coen brothers, and you might find its message is one you need to hear right now. Intro Music by WATERCAT from Fugue Outro Music Fucking Funk - Royalty-Free Music by https://audiohub.com License: CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 ..read more
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Alternative Structure and Christopher Nolan's "Memento" (2000)
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by Ryan Drescher
1y ago
Ryan and Mike talk some story structure and Christopher Nolan's second feature film, "Memento" (2000). This film is groundbreaking in its unique approach to story structure, as well as the techniques used to plant the audience in our protagonist's subjective head space. Intro Music by WATERCAT from Fugue Outro Music Fucking Funk - Royalty-Free Music by https://audiohub.com License: CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 ..read more
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"Children of Men" (2006): Immigrants, the Apocalypse, and the One Shot
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by Ryan Drescher
1y ago
Ryan and Mike continue with themes from the last two episodes, and dig in to Alfonso Cuaron's "Children of Men" (2006). On top of the film's discussion about immigration, they explore the film's masterful of use of long takes and beautiful lighting, as well as the meticulously thought out set decoration. Intro Music by WATERCAT from Fugue Outro Music Fucking Funk - Royalty-Free Music by https://audiohub.com License: CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 ..read more
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"District 9" (2009): Immigrants, Power, and Aliens
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by Ryan Drescher
1y ago
This week we look back on an important piece of cinematic, storytelling history, Neill Blomkamp's 2006 film "District 9". Amongst discussion about the documentary style and careful attention to detail in every aspect of the film, Ryan and Mike explore some the important thematic discussions around immigration, race, and power. Intro Music by WATERCAT from Fugue Outro Music Fucking Funk - Royalty-Free Music by https://audiohub.com License: CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 ..read more
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"In Bruges" (2008): Murder, Morality, and Medieval Towers
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by Ryan Drescher
1y ago
Hot off the heels of our talk about "Snatch", Ryan and Mike dive in to "In Bruges" (2008), a film that follows two contract killers hiding out in Bruges as the sins of their past come to collect. Intro Music by WATERCAT from Fugue Outro Music Fucking Funk - Royalty-Free Music by https://audiohub.com License: CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 ..read more
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"Snatch" (2000): Every Kid Wants to be a Gangster
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by Ryan Drescher
1y ago
We take a look at Guy Ritchie's second film, a young boy's imagining of the life of a gangster, "Snatch" (2000). Intro Music by WATERCAT from Fugue Outro Music Fucking Funk - Royalty-Free Music by https://audiohub.com License: CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 ..read more
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"The Shawshank Redemption" (1994): Beacons of Hope
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by Ryan Drescher
1y ago
We dive in to a classic this week, exploring the dark yet hopeful narrative that is Frank Darabont's The Shawshank Redemption (1994). Intro Music by WATERCAT from Fugue Outro Music Fucking Funk - Royalty-Free Music by https://audiohub.com License: CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 ..read more
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