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GoodTrash Presents the Best Movies of 2018

January 31st, 2019

Hello dear listeners! With awards season in full swing, and Oklahoma finally having received most of the heavy hitters, it's time for the annual GoodTrash Best Movies episode!

The Best Movies of 2018

We're excited to finally go through our favorite movies of the year with you. We're going to present our top ten films of 2018, and then some!

We'll quickly drop our 10-6 spots with little explanation. Then, we're going to give out a bunch of superlatives, including favorite performances, set pieces, story ideas, and more!

Throughout the episode, Dalton will share the best movies as picked by our outlying GoodTrash family. At the end of the show, we go in-depth on our top 5 films.

We hope you enjoy our look back at 2018. Let us know what your favorite movies were, or which ones we got wrong. If you like the show, gives us a quick review and subscribe!

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid — GTGC #301

January 25th, 2019

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Analysis of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

The sun hasn't set on the westerns yet. We're back from our ocean cruise to talk the 1969 classic, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Our journey back into anti-trash is exciting as Arthur defends one of his all-timers from the crazed ramblings of Dalton and Dustin. Along the way, we talk American Folklore/Legends we want on screen. The gang opens up Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid to see what it's all about. These wranglers talk the New Hollywood, commodification of art techniques in film, genre, and the gay subtext that people usually bring up in accordance with the film. 

Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe and we'll see you next time. 

Titanic — GTGC #300

January 18th, 2019

It's a massive episode 300 as we set sail with one of the biggest movies of all time, Titanic. James Cameron's landmark romantic epic was the first film to cross the $1 Billion mark, and it stayed at the top of the box office for a record 15 weeks. It was a pop culture phenomenon that earned 11 Oscar Wins and 14 Total Nominations. One of the most highly recognized films of the modern era, Titanic is a juggernaut in many ways. So, what bigger movie to celebrate 300 episodes with than Titanic. In honor of 300, we bring in voices from the past, including Alex Bohannon, Caleb Masters, Kirsten Therkelson, Heath Huffman and a supernatural appearance from Nick Sanford. We skip the game this week to fully delve into the material, we talk meme culture, try to analyze GoodTrash and the prestige that surrounds Titanic. Topics of gender presentation and class standings follow. We also make a special announcement about an upcoming giveaway you can be part of, so tune in and follow us on Twitter @Good_Trash for more information! Make sure to rate and subscribe and thanks for listening. 

Yojimbo — GTGC #299

January 12th, 2019

Our western walkthrough continues as we go... *checks notes* east today. Huh. That's right, we're bringing our trademark style of analysis to Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo. It's the story of a lone wolf rolling into town to capitalize on chaos between two warring families—so, it's definitely a western. It also serves as the inspiration for the Clint Eastwood/Sergio Leone classic, A Fistful of Dollars, which we covered on the show on episode #218. This week, we take Yojimbo to the analysis table to discuss the genre, transposing the story, define art house cinema, and discuss the cult of branding. But, before any of that takes place, we play a game. This week, we discuss Stories Retold in New Settings. Tune in now and share your thoughts on Yojimbo with us on Twitter (@Good_Trash). Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe! 

Stagecoach (1939) — GTGC #298

January 4th, 2019

Happy new year everyone! January brings with it awards a'plenty and we're prepared! That's right, it's time for our annual AntiTrash marathon—and this year, it's themed. We're going west this year and tackling some of the finest western cinematic wines we can find. From the 30s to the present, we're going to talk about some of the marquee westerns that have had critics talking for decades. In this episode, we explore our familiarity with the genre, offer quick reviews and play our weekly game—this week, Watershed Genre Moments. After all of that, we do what we came to do and open up Stagecoach to a deeper analysis—we talk genre, archetypes, John Wayne, race, sex and much more. Tune in now and hit that subscribe button while you're here!

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