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Ep. 353: Ad Astra (2019)

January 30th, 2020

The shuttle is touching down for AntiTrash 2020, this week. We're bringing the ship in with a movie from 2019 that opened on the 20th day of September! Arthur made it work. He did it. The crazy son of a gun did it. This week, we're talking all about the Brad Pitt vehicle Brad Astra, sorry, Dad Astra, sorry, Ad Astra. Yep, everyone else has made those puns, so we're running them into the ground! This week, we're talking homage and intertextuality, dads, humanism, and so much more as we break open Ad Astra en route to our Best Movies of 2019 episode next week. 

Ep. 352: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

January 23rd, 2020

Things get fuzzy on episode 352 of the GenreCast as we try to recall the details of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Made on a budget of $20 million dollars, this cult classic tragicomedy has become heralded as one of the great films of the 21st century. Based around two lovers who wipe their memories of the other from their minds, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind dives into the surreal. We talk all about memory wiping, relationships, authorship, and the films approach to masculinity, manic pixie dream girls, and love.

Ep. 351: Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

January 16th, 2020

On Episode 351, we dance our way into week three of AntiTrash 2020 to discuss the musical classic Singin' in the Rain. This week's movie sits at #20 on the Sight & Sound Top Movies list last released in 2012. As we look at this movie about the movies, we dive into questions of cultural appropriation given Kelly's history. Topics of camp, structural shifts, and femininity also come up. So, grab your dance partner and hit that play button while we look for our towels.

Ep. 350: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

January 9th, 2020

As awards season moves full steam ahead, we're back with week two of AntiTrash 2020. As Arthur's shenanigans also continue, we look at a movie from TWENTY years ago. That's right, we're looking at Ang Lee's international smash hit Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. One of the few non-English language international films to really penetrate the American market place, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon inspired new affection for the wuxia genre, paving a pathway for several international hits in the years to follow. This tale of honor, responsibility, forbidden love, and cool swords is sure to strike your fancy. We talk all about honor and responsibility, Freud, and the Wuxia genre. So, grab your favorite blade and tune in as we continue AntiTrash 2020, and stick around to hear our next TWO upcoming picks.

Ep. 349: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

January 2nd, 2020

It's January. It's award season. And that means it's time for AntiTrash! That's right, we're going to be talking about the movies you should discuss in a film studies class. And Arthur's gone off the deep end with conceptual marathons this month. Each week, he's picking movies that have a tie to the number 20. And we're starting with a movie from 1920! That's right, we're talking about the horror classic of German Expressionism. And, a bonus gift, this is the first silent film Dalton has ever seen in full! So, tune in now as we dive deep into this classic film. 


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