The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #75: Carol (2015)

The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #75: Carol (2015)

For the second week of Christmas movies, Jerry and Doug return from turn-of-the-last-century Sweden to 1952/53 New York for a story of love between two women at a time when such things were not only not discussed but were considered a mental illness. Join them for Todd Haynes’ Carol (2015) and the one of the […]

| December 10, 2018
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Schindler’s List: The 25th Anniversary (2018)

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Schindler’s List: The 25th Anniversary (2018)

Schindler’s List was released 25 years ago this week and in honor of its anniversary it has gone into a nationwide re-release.  Schindler’s List is an uncommonly moving experience that in many ways demonstrates all the reasons that movies exist, to show us things and let us feel and think.  Watching it like watching a […]

| December 7, 2018
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Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)

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Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)

I have spent the better part of a year writing individual essays on every animated feature in Disney’s official cannon from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to Moana and the one thread that seems to flow through all of them is that they are timeless.  Even if they employed themes of the moment, the […]

| December 4, 2018
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The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #74: Fanny and Alexander (1983)

The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #74: Fanny and Alexander (1983)

Welcome to the Christmas Season! With Turkey Month a painful memory, Doug and Jerry take another trip to Sweden and Ingmar Bergman to get to know Fanny and Alexander (1982). Opening at Christmas then going throughout a year in the lives of the eponymous sibling pair, we live with them and their family through good […]

| December 3, 2018
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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

My musical tastes came of age in the early 1980s, arguably a difficult time for rock and roll – long after the corporate structure had taken the life out of this branded anthem of the youth culture that flourished in the 50s, peaked in the 70s and by then by the 80s had been so […]

| November 30, 2018
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The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #73: Superman III (1983)

The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #73: Superman III (1983)

This episode wraps up the 2nd Annual Turkey Month with another stinker. This time, Jerry and Doug pick over the carcass of Superman III (1983), otherwise known as Richard Pryor’s Superman. Of all that can be said of any other Superman movie, this is the only one that treats him as an afterthought. Doug would […]

| November 26, 2018
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Collette (2018)

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Collette (2018)

If Colette earns any kind of affection from Oscar come Spring, it will no doubt be for two things, one is Kiera Knightly who gives her best performance in years, and for the film’s glorious look.  In large part, the look of the film is what stays with you, particularly the contrast between the candle-lit […]

| November 20, 2018
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Disobedience (2018)

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Disobedience (2018)

I suppose there exists in me a certain affection for stories about passion that aren’t afraid to be overstated.  I mean, why mince words?  Disobedience opens with such a moment, as the respected Rabbi Rav Krushka of an Orthodox Jewish congregation in London gives an effecting sermon about the tricky place that human beings occupy […]

| November 20, 2018
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