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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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Thanks for joining us this week! If you haven’t yet, you can connect with us through our various means of social media. Hit us up and let us know what you like and what you don’t like. Also, it would mean a lot if you left a review on iTunes after you finish subscribing.

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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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