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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

265. When Artists Change

October 13th, 2019 · Comments

Inspired by Ghosteen, the new album by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Emily and Ed discuss the artists they love who changed drastically over the course of their careers, as well as artists who tried to change but wound up falling back on old habits. They also talk about Martin Scorsese, the trailer for Dolittle, and the death of Robert Forster.

Here is Harry Brewis's talk from XOXO about his Donkey Kong 64 charity livestream, and here is Scout Tafoya's video essay on grief and Russian Doll (CW: discussion of suicide) as mentioned by Emily in Recommendations.

00:00:00 - 00:28:46 - Intro & News

00:28:47 - 00:56:24 - Emily & Ed discuss artists who changed over the course of their career

00:56:25 - 01:01:25 - SRS Recommends & Outro

Tags: Themed

262. (500) Days of Summer at 10

September 16th, 2019 · Comments

Ten years ago, Marc Webb's (500) Days of Summer was released to generally positive reviews from most people (and acute irritation from Ed). To celebrate(?) this milestone, Ed and Emily discuss the disconnect between the central performances and the movie around them, its queasy and unsuccessful attempt to make sexist jokes without being sexist, and whether it qualifies as an "elevated" romcom.

Here is Weighing the Value of Director's Cuts: Scanline, as recommended by Ed towards the end of the episode.

Tags: Themed

261. “Wounded Bird” Films

September 8th, 2019 · Comments

Inspired by The Man Who Killed Don Quixote improbably now being available for all to see after decades of fitful progress, Emily and Ed discuss "wounded bird" movies: those flawed, mistreated, or merely strange films that they can't help but take into their hearts. They also try to make sense of the just announced awards from the Venice film festival, Ben Wheatley and Amy Jump making a Tomb Raider sequel, and the rise and fall of the Jeremy Renner app.

Here is Stefan Heck's piece on the Jeremy Renner app, as mentioned in the news section.

00:00:00 - 00:23:21 - Intro & News

00:23:22 - 00:52:04 - Emily & Ed discuss wounded bird movies

00:52:05 - 00:57:19 - SRS Recommends & Outro

Tags: Themed

260. Pet Themes

September 2nd, 2019 · Comments

After a quick catch-up, in which Emily talks about her experience doing a show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, she and Ed discuss themes, tropes and stories that always work on them. They also go over Disney's baffling approach to their repertory titles, Richard Linklater's exceedingly optimistic plan to spend 20 years adapting Merrily We Roll Along, and how great Kirsten Dunst is.

00:00:00 - 00:32:24 - Intro & News

00:32:25 - 01:02:51 - Emily & Ed discuss their Pet Themes

01:02:52 - 01:06:45 - SRS Recommends & Outro

Tags: Themed

259. Disney Will Consume Us All

August 25th, 2019 · Comments

Since Disney's D23 fan convention occurred this weekend and they released a ton of new information about their forthcoming streaming service, shows and movies, Matt and Ed talk about the current cultural dominance of the company, what the next year or so looks like, and the quandary of being excited for things made by a company whose actions could be so damaging. They also discussion the sudden returns of The Matrix and Jesse Pinkman, and going too hard, too early at festivals.

00:00:00 - 00:27:58 - Intro & News

00:27:59 - 01:12:03 - Matt & Ed discussion D23

01:12:04 - 01:17:46 - SRS Recommends & Outro

Tags: Themed

258. The Counterculture

August 18th, 2019 · Comments

The death of Peter Fonda inspires Matt and Ed to ruminate on the legacy of the American counterculture that Fonda, thanks to his work on Easy Rider, came to embody. They also run through an all-Disney news segment, pretty much all of which is bad!

Here is Art Spiegelman's introduction to a Marvel collection which is mentioned in the News section.

00:00:00 - 00:30:03 - Intro & News

00:30:04 - 01:08:21 - Matt & Ed discuss the Counterculture

01:08:22 - 01:14:45 - SRS Recommends & Outro

Tags: Themed

257. Video Games

August 11th, 2019 · Comments

It was Ed's birthday this week, and as is tradition, he got to pick any topic for this week's episode. He chose Video Games, so he and Matt have a long chat about their own personal history with video games, the titles that resonated with them, and what genres elude them. There's also some teeth talk, and a breakdown of how and why Universal decided to cancel the release of the thriller The Hunt.

Apologies for the sound issues in this episode: Ed's mic had problems which only became apparent once the episode was recorded and being edited.

00:00:00 - 00:12:11 - Intro & News

00:12:12 - 01:08:22 - Matt & Ed discuss Video Games

01:08:23 - 01:14:12 - SRS Recommends & Outro

Tags: Themed

256. 21st Century Movie Stardom

August 5th, 2019 · Comments

Inspired by an article in the Hollywood Reporter about Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily and Ed discuss the changing nature of movie stardom in an age of social media and Constantly Being On. They also talk about Emily's time at the Edinburgh Fringe (where she is performing her show Big Wendy), CBS All Access taking big swings with its adaptations of The Man Who Fell to Earth and The Stand, and the first trailers for The Irishman, The Lighthouse and 1917.

00:00:00 - 00:34:07 - Intro & News

00:34:08 - 01:04:30 - Ed & Emily discuss movie stardom in the year 2019

01:04:31 - 01:08:34 - SRS Recommends & Outro

Tags: Themed

250. Iconic Music and Musical Tropes

May 19th, 2019 · Comments

Continuing their run of music-themed episodes, this week finds Emily and Ed discussing iconic songs from movies and TV shows which transcend their origins and percolate out into broader culture, musical tropes that they personally respond to, and filmmakers who re-use music from other films and make it their own. They also talk about the news coming out of Cannes, R-Batz, and Disney consolidating even more control over culture.

Correction: At one point Ed incorrectly says that Kill Bill prominently uses a piece of Bernard Hermann's score from Sisters, when it is in fact part of his score to Twisted Nerve.

00:00:00 - 00:20:27 - Intro & News

00:20:28 - 00:43:24 - Emily & Ed discuss Iconic Music and Musical Tropes

00:43:25 - 00:49:34 - SRS Recommends & Outro


Tags: Themed