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296. Movies and Video Games

June 28th, 2020 · Comments

Inspired by the...somewhat hyperbolic cinematic comparisons that The Last of Us Part II has received recently, Emily and Ed discuss the relationship between film and video games, as two relatively young forms that are constantly drawing from each other, and are often pitted against each other by critics and fans. They also pay tribute to Joel Schumacher.

00:00:00 - 00:44:15 - Intro & News

00:44:16 - 01:08:58 - Emily & Ed discuss the relationship between film and video games

01:08:59 - 01:12:33 - SRS Recommends & Outro


- Nicholas Carter's Medium post about his horrifying experiences working for Cards Against Humanity

- Jim Sterling's video about The Last of Us Part II being compared to Schindler's List

- The cute video of a Goat that Emily recommends

Tags: Themed

294. The “Value” of the Canon

June 17th, 2020 · Comments

This week, inspired by Mark Cousins' Women Make Film, Emily and Ed talk about the idea of a film canon, the ways in which it can act as a guide for budding film fan and filmmakers, as well as how it can be restrictive in terms of which films are considered great, and what values that imparts. They also talk about Gone With the Wind being taken off HBOMax and have a good laugh about statues.

00:00:00 - 00:27:14 - Intro & News

00:27:15 - 00:58:00 - Emily & Ed discuss the canon

00:58:01 - 01:04:36 - SRS Recommends & Outro

Tags: Themed

293. The Brands Are At It Again

June 8th, 2020 · Comments

This week, Emily and Ed discuss the ways in which corporations have responded to the protests in response to the killing of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement more generally, and whether there's any meaning or value in a tech giant like Amazon pledging support without taking meaningful action to fix their own problems.

00:00:00 - 00:28:57 - Intro & News

00:28:58 - 00:57:55 - Emily & Ed discuss The Brands

00:57:56 - 01:02:23 - SRS Recommends & Outro

Here is the video by Zoe Amira "how to financially help BLM with NO MONEY/leaving your house", as recommended by Emily

Tags: Themed

292. Books About Films

June 3rd, 2020 · Comments

This week, Emily and Ed discuss the "chunky zip file" of an era that we're all living through, the news that Martin Scorsese's next film will be funded by Apple, and some of their favourite books about films and filmmaking.

00:00:00 - 00:32:56 - Intro & News

00:32:57 - 00:56:37 - Emily & Ed discuss books about films

00:56:38 - 01:00:59 - SRS Recommends & Outro

Here is the Lucy Lawless-as-Stevie Nicks SNL Sketch, as recommended by Emily

Here is Jenny Nicholson's video about watching all the Land Before Time films, as recommended by Ed

Tags: Themed

291. Coming of Age Stories

May 27th, 2020 · Comments

Inspired by the BBC/Hulu series Normal People, this episode finds Emily and Ed thinking about some of their favourite coming of age stories, and the ways in which stories in different genres and from different cultures tackle the often painful transition from childhood to adulthood. They also talk about Ed's top ten films of all time, the return of Tuca and Bertie, and the (eventual) existence of the Snyder Cut.

00:00:00 - 00:27:05 - Intro & News

00:27:06 - 01:04:24 - Emily & Ed discuss Coming of Age stories

01:04:25 - 01:07:58 - SRS Recommends & Outro

Tags: Themed

289. Favourite Actors

May 13th, 2020 · Comments

This week, Emily and Ed discuss some of their favourite actors, Staying Alert, and the truly terrible film 12/12/12, which Ed watched this week.

00:00:00 - 00:13:50 - Intro

00:13:51 - 00:58:02 - Emily & Ed talk about their favourite actors

00:58:03 - 01:01:49 - SRS Recommends & Outro

Here is Spike Lee's short New York, New York, as recommended by Ed

Tags: Themed

288. Rewriting History

May 6th, 2020 · Comments

Inspired by Netflx's new series Hollywood, Ed and Emily discuss examples of films and TV shows that rewrite history, and cover a surprisingly full week of news.

00:00:00 - 00:25:04 - Intro & News

00:25:05 - 01:01:23 - Ed & Emily discuss Hollywood and rewriting history

01:01:24 - 01:04:51 - SRS Recommends & Outro

Tags: Themed

286. Writers’ Rights

April 20th, 2020 · Comments

This week, Emily and Ed discuss the question of authorship as it pertains to writers, particularly in terms of sketch comedy and in writers' rooms, and how easy it can be to erase the contributions of individual writers, especially in a system where they often aren't adequately compensated. They also talk about Fiona Apple's Fetch the Bolt Cutters a lot, because of cause they do.

00:00:00 - 00:28:30 - Intro & News

00:28:31 - 00:51:20 - Emily & Ed discuss the rights of writers

00:51:21 - 00:55:54 - SRS Recommends & Outro

Tags: Themed

285. Art We Left Behind

April 15th, 2020 · Comments

This week, Emily and Ed discuss works of art and artists that they used to be really invested in, but have since drifted away from. They also talk a little about Portrait of a Lady on Fire and pay tribute to Nobuhiko Obayashi.

00:00:00 - 00:14:31 - Intro

00:14:32 - 00:45:44 - Emily & Ed discuss art they've left behind

00:45:45 - 00:49:26 - SRS Recommends & Outro

Tags: Themed

284. CoronArt

April 6th, 2020 · Comments

This week, Emily and Ed catch up on some of the shows they've been watching while self-isolating, pay tribute to Adam Schlesinger, and discuss the art that has provided a bit of comfort for them over the past few weeks, or has helped them to process the strange and surreal experience of a global pandemic.

Here is the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend commentary playlist that Emily recommends.

Here is the Giant Bomb FMV stream that Ed recommends.

00:00:00 - 00:14:39 - Intro & News

00:14:40 - 00:44:56 - Emily & Ed talk about art and the Coronavirus

00:44:57 - 00:47:21 - SRS Recommends & Outro


Tags: Themed

283. Films as Time Capsules

March 30th, 2020 · Comments

This week, Emily and Ed discuss movies (and a few TV shows) that capture a particular moment in time, whether they highlight the changing face of a city, the particular peak of a movie star, or shifts in technology. They also talk about Jonathan Demme's Married to the Mob a bunch, so everyone should go watch that.

Here's an article about the AICE editing competition that Emily mentions.

Here's Philosophy Tube's video on Artists & Fandoms, as recommended by Ed.

00:00:00 - 00:12:01 - Intro

00:12:02 - 00:58:38 - Emily & Ed discuss movies as time capsules

00:58:39 - 01:01:52 - SRS Recommends & Outro

Tags: Themed

282. COVIDeodrome

March 25th, 2020 · Comments

This week, Ed and Emily talk about their experiences of self-isolating and social distancing, then discuss the ways in which the Coronavirus pandemic has impacted the film and television industries, and what they think the next few months could mean for the theatrical experience of going to the movies.

Tags: Themed

281. Typecasting

March 17th, 2020 · Comments

Following on from last week's episode on Versatility, this week finds Ed and Emily discussing versatility's opposite: Typecasting. There's also, unsurprisingly, a lot of Coronavirus talk, as the entertainment industry starts to grind to a halt and Ed embraces the work from home lifestyle.

Here is the Tokimonsta interview that Emily mentions in SRS Recommends

00:00:00 - 00:19:39 - Intro & News

00:19:40 - 00:54:54 - Emily & Ed discuss Typecasting

00:54:55 - 00:58:00 - SRS Recommends & Outro

Tags: Themed

280. Versatility

March 8th, 2020 · Comments

This week, Emily and Ed celebrate The Range, and Those Who Have It: actors who display tremendous versatility from role to role, and the relationship between the artistic fulfillment provided by variety and the brutal economic reality of being cast in as many different kinds of roles as possible. They also discuss the possible downsides of being versatile, or failed attempts to diversify, and the complicated interplay between versatility and stardom.

00:00:00 - 00:13:45 - Intro & News

00:13:46 - 00:51:35 - Emily & Ed discuss Versatility

00:51:36 - 00:58:30 - SRS Recommends & Intro

Tags: Themed

278. Physical Performances

February 24th, 2020 · Comments

This week's episode finds Emily and Ed talking about physical, non-verbal performances. Those moments when an actor is allowed to convey a lot to the audience without saying anything at all, whether it's in La Strada or a reaction gif.

00:00:00 - 00:16:59 - Intro & News

00:17:00 - 00:57:58 - Ed & Emily discuss physical performances

00:57:59 - 01:01:48 - SRS Recommends & Outro

Tags: Themed

274. Emily’s Birthday 2020

January 27th, 2020 · Comments

After a few weeks away, Emily and Ed catch up to talk about the Oscar nominations and pay tribute to Terry Jones, before celebrating Emily's recent birthday by discussing a top of her choice: the relationship between Saturday Night Live and movies. Get ready for lots of talk about how different actors took the experience of being in Studio 8H into their careers, and about how exceptional Wayne's World is.

00:00:00 - 00:11:35 - Intro & News

00:11:36 - 01:31:57 - Emily & Ed discuss SNL and the movies

01:31:58 - 01:37:01 - SRS Recommends & Outro

Tags: Themed

269. Matt’s (Belated) Birthday 2019

December 9th, 2019 · Comments

It was Matt's birthday a few weeks ago, and as is tradition, he chose the topic for this week's episode. To that end, and since Matt will be leaving the show at the end of the year, he and Ed discuss how the film and television landscape has changed over the eight years they've been doing the show together, the state of film criticism and the dreaded Discourse, and some of their favourite moments from the podcast.

Tags: Themed

268. Movies With Small Casts

November 18th, 2019 · Comments

Inspired by Robert Eggers' The Lighthouse, Emily and Ed discuss movies with small casts, and which genres and sub-genres are particularly suited to using a handful of actors. There's also a bunch of talk about Disney+, the benefits of releasing TV episodes weekly instead of all at once, and Sonic.

00:00:00 - 00:27:50 - Intro & News

00:27:51 - 01:06:38 - Ed & Emily discuss movies with small casts

01:06:39 - 01:11:45 - SRS Recommends & Outro

Tags: Themed

267. Movies That Are About Their Stars

November 13th, 2019 · Comments

Matt and Ed break down some of the news that happened over the past few weeks, including Benioff & Weiss leaving/getting fired from Star Wars and the escalating streaming wars, then Ed is joined by Emily to discuss instances where an actor being cast in a movie adds extra resonance and power to the performance thanks to the audience's prior knowledge of the star.

00:00:00 - 00:42:09 - Intro & News

00:42:10 - 01:25:24 - Ed & Emily discuss movies that are about their stars

01:25:25 - 01:31:22 - SRS Recommends & Outro

Tags: Themed

266. Minor Works

October 23rd, 2019 · Comments

Inspired by the release of Francis Ford Coppola's The Cotton Club Encore, Matt and Ed discuss minor works by great filmmakers, including recent entries to the sub-genre like Ang Lee's Gemini Man and Steven Soderbergh's The Laundromat.

00:00:00 - 00:28:16 - Intro & News

00:28:17 - 01:10:14 - Matt & Ed discuss minor works by great filmmakers

01:10:15 - 01:16:19 - SRS Recommends & Outro

Tags: Themed

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