• Humane
    Caught in the shadow of a cinematic legacy or stepping into the light on her own terms? Caitlin Cronenberg’s HUMANE marks her entrance into the feature film arena, and we’re here to dissect just how the threads of family renown and nepotism weave through her narrative tapestry. The heart of our episode beats strong with a foray into the film, a story that boldly navigates the murky junction of family ties, environmental disaster, governmental tendrils, and moral ambiguity. Emily Hampshire’s stirring portrayal anchors the tale, with Canadian stars like Jay Baruchel and Enrico Colantoni adding layers to this complex narrative. Whether you’re a first-time viewer or a critique-hardened cinephile, the film’s emotional and thematic depth is sure to strike a chord, and we’re here to analyze every note. As the credits roll on our cinematic discussion, we engage in the “ultimate” ratings guessing game, which you can play along with while listening. The conversation unfolds into a broader meditation on the personal journey of evaluating art, and the Cronenberg name becomes a lens through which we ponder the unpredictable alchemy…
  • Event Horizon
    This podcast is a tomb. In the Year of our Lord 1997, a movie was unleashed on an unsuspecting population. A movie so vile, so terrifying, so violent, so gruesome that it borrowed its way into our collective conscience, wrapping its tendrils around our cerebral cortex, refusing to let us forget her. That movie was Event Horizon. A sci-fi-horror staple for those in the know, it became a beloved cult classic, even (or maybe especially) among those of us who were traumatized at a young age by the grisly imagery and claustrophobic atmosphere. Event Horizon wound up being one of those lighting-in-a-bottle (or hellfire-in-a-spaceship) situations, with a unique concept executed to perfection with an all-star cast led by Laurence Fishburne and Sam Neill on a spaceship set that looked like the design had been pulled from the deranged minds of Clive Barker’s Cenobites. Violent murders, slow descents into madness, and a spaceship that may or may not have travelled to the literal incarnation of Hell are all hallmarks of one of the most idiosyncratic and memorable entries into both the…
  • Dune: Part Two
    LONG LIVE THE FIGHTERS. Follow the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen while on a path of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, Paul endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee. Dune: Part Two (2023)directed by: Denis Villeneuve starring: Timothée Chalamet – Zendaya – Rebecca Ferguson – Javier Bardem – Josh Brolin – Austin Butler adventure – science fiction 167 min Transcript (via Apple Podcasts) Hi there, welcome back to The Reel Film Chronicles podcast. As always, I’m Nathan. And I’m Brian. And in this week’s very special episode, we’re going to be talking about a little movie called Dune Part Two. This is a very special episode. We talked about the first Dune, no, basically three years ago now, I think. 2021. This is the second part of the Dune adaptation by Denis Villeneuve. The first one, what, 2021? I mean, everybody loved it, right? We loved it. I don’t remember…
  • Reptile
    SHED THE LIES Join your intrepid hosts as we delve into this 2023 Netflix crime thriller – a surprisingly good (well, it surprised us at least) film that offers more than any description or trailer could provide. We’re fans of all the actors here, and we fanboy over Benicio del Toro and his burning performance here, and talk about how the film world needs more Alicia Silverstone. Reptile (2023)directed by: Grant Singerstarring: Benicio del Toro – Justin Timberlake – Alicia Silverstone – Michael PittCrime136 min Transcript (via Apple Podcasts) Hi there, welcome back to The Reel Film Chronicles podcast. As always, I’m Nathan. And I’m Brian. And in this week’s very special episode, we’re going to be taking a look at a little film called Reptile. Reptile, directed by Grant Singer and starring none other than Benicio del Toro, Justin Timberlake, and Alicia Silverstone, amongst a whole host of other folks in there, but you might recognize a few faces. A bunch of those people, a bunch of that guys. A bunch of that guys. Yeah. That guy, I know…
  • The Killer
    Welcome to the world of The Killer and watch as obsessive, perfectionist filmmaker David Fincher tells the story of an obsessive, perfectionist killer living out his either his worst nightmare or darkest fantasy: his life spiraling out of control after an extra ruins his perfect shot then going on a bloody rampage to get revenge against everybody who has ever wronged him. If I were one of the executives at Fox who had anything to do with Alien 3, I’d probably sleep with at least one eye open from now on. With The Killer, Fincher continues his tradition of protagonists who are weird, misanthropic, and/or emotionally detached loners, live by a very specific set of rules, and wax philosophical about humanity’s inhumanity in endless voiceover. A self-described unremarkable man who is exceptional at his job through endless, obsessive practice and meticulous attention to detail, the titular killer is perhaps the most appropriately autobiographical self-insert character that Fincher could have imagined. With murder, mayhem, and a shady underworld of secret assassins (no, not THAT world of secret assassins), and meditations on how…
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