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GTGC #254 Creed

February 16th, 2018

Hello and welcome back to your favorite film analysis podcast, the GoodTrash GenreCast. Your lovable hosts are back this week to go twelve rounds with Creed, Ryan Coogler's sophomore effort after Fruitvale Station. Dalton was very vocal about Fruitvale Station and Creed is an incredible follow up. And of course, all of this was done in celebration of Marvel's Black Panther release.

In the Ring with Creed

Ryan Coogler's Creed is a sequel/spin-off of the Rocky franchise. Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan) is the son of Apollo Creed, Rocky's foe-turned-friend. Although Apollo died before Adonis was born, Adonis has boxing in his blood. With nobody willing to train him on the West Coast, Donnie packs up and goes to Philadelphia in hopes of seeking out Rocky (Stallone). Once there, he and Rocky form a relationship that will test the bonds of friendship and family. Oh, and there's boxing involved.

On this week's episode, we kick things off with our game. We talk about Lega-sequels We Want to See. After some fun suggestions, we get down to business and try to offer some Creed analysis. We discuss race, class and formalist techniques on this week's episode.

We then decide whether to shelve Creed or put it in the trash.

Oh! There's the knockdown. Will you answer the ten count?

 

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GTGC #253 Princess Mononoke

February 9th, 2018

Welcome back to your favorite movie analysis podcast, the GoodTrash GenreCast! On this week's show, we tackle a Patreon-sponsored pick from Keithan Smith by the name of Princess Mononoke! That's right, we once again move to the world of Anime—specifically Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki.

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Diving in to Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke is the 10th feature film from Studio Ghibli, and the fifth to be directed by Miyazaki. It tells the story of Ashikata, the last Emishi prince who is cursed by a demon. He is told to travel to the western lands to search out the Great Forest Spirit in hopes of a cure, but in doing so, he will be exiled from his community. In his journeys, Ashikate encounters San, the Mononoke Hime (Spirit Princess). There is actually a lot more to it than that, it's pretty complex.

In this week's episode, we give our quick reviews and then play our game: Movies that Would Make Interesting Anime. We follow this up with round table analysis: discussing the film's complexity, and the use of animation as a mode of storytelling. We then discuss the film's complex themes and Miyazaki's refusal to enter strict black and white territory. Dustin brings up the film's dialogue with nature and spirituality and brings the conversation into the station.

So, grab your bow and mount your horse, we're going on an adventure!

 

More GTGC Anime Discussions

You can find our shows on other Anime films, as well as a written discourse on Japanese cinema, below:

Japanese Film, a (very) brief history
Akira
Pokemon the Movie (a live show)
Paprika
The Wind Rises
Ghost in the Shell
Summer Wars
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

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GoodTrash Presents: The Best of 2017

February 2nd, 2018

Here it is. The culmination of our annual AntiTrash marathon, we run down the Top Movies of 2017. Be warned, this is a longer episode than normal. But, we had a good time and hopefully you do, too. In this mega special episode we run down our Top 10 Movies of 2017. However, we put together some other categories so we could drop our hot takes.

The Highs and Lows of Movies of 2017

This week, we kick the show off by quickly giving you our 6–10 spots. We don't spend much time elaborating, because we want to get to other things.

We highlight some of our favorite performances of the year, best franchise entries, set pieces, and story concepts.

But, it isn't all positive. We also discuss which movies landed as our biggest disappointments. There were some movies we didn't get the hype over, and of course, we had our guilty pleasures.

Finally, after all of that talk, we name our Top 5 Movies of 2017.

So, tune in to find out what we though of the Movies in 2017. And let us know what you thought!

 

You can find episodes of Back to the Movies and GTGC on some of the movies we discussed in the show:

John Wick 2 - Back to the Movies #60

Get Out - Back to the Movies #62

Logan - Back to the Movies #63

Raw - GTGC #238

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GTGC #252 Mudbound

January 25th, 2018

This week, we wrap up our 5th annual AntiTrash marathon with the Dee Rees period drama, Mudbound. The 2018 AntiTrash marathon may have been one of the strongest outings to date—in terms of the films we watched. Mudbound, Eraserhead, Night of the Hunter and Y Tu Mama Tambien put us in different decades, styles and countries. We hope you've enjoyed this marathon, and if you did, let us know!

Ep. 252 – Mudbound Review and Analysis

Mudbound is a Netflix original film that the streaming giant picked up following Sundance 2017. Dee Rees' third effort, after Pariah and Bessie, is a generational story about two families (one white, one black) working a farm in Mississippi during and after World War II. The McAllan Family own the farm, and the Jackson family work it. Over the course of the film, we continually shift perspective to see how these two families interact in a time of great turmoil.

Getting in to Mudbound

On this week's episode, we engage with a 2017 release that nearly slipped under the radar. The positive thing about Netflix is that so much content is delivered right into your lap. The bad thing about Netflix is that so much content is delivered right into your lap. It's easy to miss things, especially if that thing is a 2-hour and 15-minute period drama. On behalf of the GenreCast, I say go out and watch Mudbound. Now! On this episode, we talk about race, women directors, Mudbound's approach to history, adaptation and more.

Now, hop in the truck. We've gotta go see about some hogs.

 

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GTGC #251 Night of the Hunter

January 18th, 2018

It's been a stream of great movies with this AntiTrash Marathon. This week is no exception. Dalton easily talked us into the Charles Laughton thriller, Night of the Hunter. A quick Producer's Note — Due to a bit of misplacement, we recorded this episode on an iPhone. So, apologies if the audio isn't up to the normal standard.

Ep. 251 – Night of the Hunter Review and Analysis

In programming this year's AntiTrash marathon, Dalton was very enthusiastic about Night of the Hunter, which he had watched a few weeks prior. Dustin and Arthur had no issue with this as the film certainly lands in their wheelhouse, and through the years it has become a classic.

Night of the Hunter is the directorial debut for Charles Laughton, and it would be the only film he'd direct. He passed away a few years later, and never took on another project as big as Night of the Hunter. For a first time film director, Laughton does wonders in unfolding the story. The film follows a preacher named Harry Powell (Robert Mitchum) who is not on the up and up. Powell gets wind of a hidden treasure of sorts, and heads to an unnamed city to find it. There, he encounters the gate keeper of the treasure, a young boy named John.

Getting in to Night of the Hunter

As Dustin points out in the show, Night of the Hunter was named the 2nd best film of all time by Cahiers du Cinema. We examine its merits in our opening moments before playing our game. This week, in a bit of mean spiritedness, we talk about Director's Who Peaked with Their First Film. We offer a couple of caveats and mention directors who COULD have stopped after their first film. Then, we get into analysis. Dalton talks at length about serial killers and how the film is a bit ahead of its time in its subject matter. We also talk about the films roots in gothicism and folklore, and the influence of fairy tales. The subject of the portrayal of women comes up as well.

Now, do you want to hear the story of right hand/left hand?

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GTGC # 250 Eraserhead

January 11th, 2018

Eraserhead is Lynch's first feature, a surreal art film that achieved cult status and earned Lynch the good will to go forth and make The Elephant Man. His first feature, however, is about Henry Spencer. Spencer is a bit of an everyman, while on vacation he reunites with his estranged girlfriend/lover/FWB (?) and discovers she has had his... child. The film sees Henry try to cope as a newlywed and father to an ill infant.

Getting into Eraserhead

Yet, the film is never really as simple as that. Dalton, Arthur and Dustin offer their Eraserhead review and discuss the film's merits before playing the weekly game. Inspired by a character in the film, we talk about our Favorite Puppet Designs. We then move into analysis to talk about auteurism, interpretation of art, trepidation of family life and, of course, sex—a recurring theme this month.

Uh oh, the baby's crying again. We're gonna check on that, while you tune in to Episode 250.

 

Like our Eraserhead Discussion? 

We have discussed two other David Lynch works:

On Episode 37, we talked about Twin Peaks (1990)
On episode 100, we discussed Mulholland Dr.

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GTGC #249 Y Tu Mama Tambien

January 3rd, 2018

Welcome to a new year and a new edition of AntiTrash! That's right, your favorite film analysis podcast is back with the 5th annual AntiTrash Marathon. And we're kicking it off with Alfonso Cuaron's Y Tu Mama También.

AntiTrash is always a time for us to get together, really ingest some healthy stuff and then prepare to throw it all away when we hit the trash later in the year. We thought we'd start things off internationally with Alfonso Cuaron's raw road movie about Julio and Tenoch. The childhood friends are heading into their last summer before starting university. While at a wedding, the boys meet Julio's cousin and his wife, Luisa. As boys do, they invite the older Luisa along on a road trip to the remote beach, Boca del Cielo—the Heaven's Mouth.

Podcastamos Entre Nosotros Y Tu Mama También

On this week's episode, we have a lot of fun. As with most AntiTrash selections, Dustin is on the up and up, but neither Dalton nor Arthur had seen the film before—and everyone was pleased with the reaction. This week, we offer our initial reviews and then move into the game. It may be a little spoiler-y but we discuss Cinematic Destinations to Spend Your Final Days.

After all of that, we move into analysis. We highlight the film's political commentary, the importance of honesty, existentialism and of course, we talk about sex.

So, grab your gear and hop in the car as we talk Y Tu Mama También. 

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GTGC BONUS! Bright

December 29th, 2017

Here's a tasty taste of some of the bonus content we are going to be offering our Patreon Patrons. It's the same kind of show you might be used to, however, we have resurrected our "Fired Up" section and the circumstances of recording changes the dynamic. The circumstances in question are that we watched this movie together and immediately recorded the episode. So we are a bit sillier, a bit hot-takier and generally just having a good time talking about Bright. Tune in to this bonus show and become a patron if you like it and want to hear more.

 

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GTGC #248 2017 Shelvie Awards

December 27th, 2017

Hello dear listener, and thanks for listening to your favorite film analysis podcast another year! It's time once again for the annual GoodTrash Shelvie Awards 2017. The Shelvies are a time of reflection as we look back over the previous year to call out our highs and lows as a show. This isn't a 2017-in-film reflection, but a look back at the movies we watched for the podcast in 2017.

GoodTrash Shelvie Awards 2017

The GoodTrash Shelvie Awards 2017 is a great place to jump in if you're a new listener. It is a chance for you to find out what some of our better episodes of the year were, and some of the fun moments we had. It may also give you a chance to think about some movies you should visit or give another chance.

We'll talk about our favorite discoveries, the worst movie we watched, our favorite guilty pleasure, but it all comes down to the Platinum Shelf.

The one movie that needs to be seen and shelved goes on the platinum shelf. In the past, we've put Her, Mad Max: Fury Road, Casablanca, Spring Breakers and more on the shelf. What will join it this year?

Tune in and find out!

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GTGC #247 Batman Forever

December 22nd, 2017

Dear listener, your entrance was good, ours was better. Welcome back to the film analysis podcast that looks at all the films that don't come up in film studies. This week, we turn our attention to the black sheep of the Bat family, Batman Forever. 

Our threequels marathon comes to a close this week as we look back at Joel Schumacher's first bat film, Batman Forever. As we've attempted with the previous films, we attempt to find some meaning and worth in the third entry in the Batman series (not counting the '66 Batman film).

Batman Forever sees Batman (Val Kilmer) continuing in his efforts to protect Gotham. During the course of the film, Batman has to tackle not one, but two big bads—The Riddler (Carrey) and Two-Face (Jones). Batman tries his best to take down the dangerous duo, but he needs a little help from his friends—the Boy Wonder, Robin (O'Donnel) and Dr. Chase Meridian (Kidman). Guys, this cast is stacked.

Redeeming Batman Forever?

Our response to the troublesome Bat film may surprise you. Dalton has oft talked about his fondness for Batman Forever. But, does another viewing make it or break it? Two of our hosts may be leaning positively towards the film. On this week's episode, we take care of the usual items. This week's game sees us discussing Bat Rogues We Want to See (Again) on the Big Screen.

After we play our game, we get down to analysis. This week, we talk about the treatment of women in the film. We discuss the psychological and Freudian themes at work. Dalton and Arthur then discuss the prophetic nature of the film and how it predicted much of the future.

And that's a show. Dear listener, flip a coin and see if you get to listen.

Either way, we'll see you next week—same Bat-time, same Bat-channel.

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