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Ep. 405: Red Tails (2012)

February 18th, 2021

Things get back to normal this week on the GenreCast as we take a look at the 2012 historical war piece Red Tails. This LucasFilm production tells the story of the Tuskegee Air Men in World War II. Boasting an all-star cast of Black actors, the movie hits the skies with momentum, but can it soar or does it backfire? We discuss war movies and race, planes and evolving technology, the old practical vs CGI debate, and much more in this week's episode!


00:30 - Introductions and Synopsis

03:28 - Quick Red Tails Reviews

18:07 - Expanding the Syllabus

37:30 - Analysis

1:02:07 - Shelf or Trash

1:06:18 - Wrap up and Next Week's Film

Ep. 404: Cruel Intentions (1999) AND Footloose (1984)

February 12th, 2021

Welcome back to the GoodTrash GenreCast, a podcast devoted to talking about the movies you would not discuss in a film studies course. And due to some audio Gremlins who we can't quite get rid of, we've got a special double episode for you as we cover both Cruel Intentions AND Footloose!

Despite our last month of content, we dove right back into the trash. And we're back in a big was as we take a look at the 1999 cult hit Cruel Intentions, which features a murderer's row of 90s teen stars, including Sarah Michelle Gellar, Selma Blair, Ryan Phillippe, and Reese Witherspoon. In this updated take on Dangerous Liasons, two step-siblings enter into a wager of lust-filled antics. In this episode, we take a look at how we think the film aged, the issues of adults playing teenagers, and more! 

Then, we get down into 1984's Footloose with Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow, and Sarah Jessica Parker. We break this one open after spending several moments discussing movie title tracks. We take a look at the abuse in this film, the lack of nuance, and much, much more. 

Sorry for the delays, and the truncated episodes, but we'll hopefully be back next week in a more normal fashion. 


00:30 - Introductions and Cruel Intentions Synopsis

02:56 - Quick Cruel Intentions Reviews

12:43 - Cruel Intentions Analysis

25:25 - Cruel Intentions Shelf or Trash

26:42 - Transition and Footloose Synopsis

31:04 - Quick Footloose Reviews

42:09 - Footloose Analysis

1:03:52 - Footloose Shelf or Trash

1:05:52 - Wrap up and Next Week's Film


Ep. 403: Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) – AntiTrash 2021

January 28th, 2021

Bonjour dear listeners! We have arrived at the final week of AntiTrash 2021, and in doing so, we also arrive in the modern era of filmmaking as we discuss one of the most beloved and lauded French films of recent years — Portrait of a Lady on Fire or Portrait de la Jeune Fille en Feu. Céline Sciamma's costume drama of a painter and her subject who draw near to one another over a brief encounter. This week, we're discussing the gaze, the poignant deep-seeded meanings of the film, the intertextual meanings of Orpheus, and much more. 


00:30 - Introductions and Synopsis

04:52 - Quick Portrait of a Lady on Fire Reviews

14:13 - Expanding the Syllabus

32:50 - Analysis

1:06:28 - Shelf or Trash

1:08:04 - Wrap up and Next Week's Film


Ep. 402: The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) - AntiTrash 2021

January 21st, 2021

Welcome one and all to the third chapter in our AntiTrash 2021 journey through La République as we take a look at Carl Th. Dreyer's silent masterpiece, The Passion of Joan of Arc (La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc) from 1928. Centered on an iconic performance by Renee Falconetti, Dryer tells the story of the young martyr Joan of Arc. The film was released just a few years following the canonization of Joan by the Catholic church. We discuss Dreyer's intentions, the film theory of photogenie, the portrayal of Joan and her trial, and much more as we dive into this classic from France. 


00:30 - Introductions and Synopsis

08:59 - Quick Passion of Joan of Arc Reviews

26:02 - Expanding the Syllabus

42:59 - Analysis

1:15:18 - Shelf or Trash

1:16:02 - Wrap up and Next Week's Film

Ep. 401: The Rules of the Game (1939) - AntiTrash 2021

January 14th, 2021

Bonjour and welcome back for Week 2 of our Viva La France AntiTrash 2021 Marathon! That's right, we continue pushing our way through the French canon with Jean Renoir's lauded 1939 masterclass, The Rules of the Game or Le Régle du Je\u. This week, we discuss his influential style, keeping up appearances, the look at class, and the interwar context of this upstairs-downstairs comedy.


00:30 - Introductions and Synopsis

03:32 - Quick The Rules of the Game Reviews

17:47 - Expanding the Syllabus

37:41 - Analysis

58:20 - Shelf or Trash

59:54 - Wrap up and Next Week's Film

Ep.400: The 400 Blows (1959) - AntiTrash 2021

January 7th, 2021

Bonjour! And welcome to our 2021 AntiTrash Marathon celebrating French cinéma, Viva la France!

We kick things off on Episode 400 with the aptly titled The 400 Blows (Le Quatre Cent Coups) from the lauded French New Wave director and critic François Truffaut. 

This week, as we take a look at a troubled French youth, we discuss destiny, decisions, the French New Wave, the style of The 400 Blows and much, much more. 

So, thank you for 400 Episodes! And tune in now as we start a brief dive into French film.


00:30 - Introductions and Synopsis

06:52 - Quick The 400 Blows Reviews

19:23 - Expanding the Syllabus

34:51 - Analysis

1:06:13 - Shelf or Trash

1:07:34 - Wrap up and Next Week's Film

TwiLit Ep. 6 – Midnight Suns & Vampire Tax Fraud

December 28th, 2020

If you've got a hankering for some steamy YA vampire romance, then TwiLit is the podcast for you. This month, Erin and Kirsten have plenty of new thoughts on your favorite franchise. Have you ever thought about which vampire powers you would want or hate to have? So have your hosts! The Batman makes his way onto the topic train. And, a very hard-hitting consideration of tax fraud in the vampire society is discussed. You've been wanting more TwiLit! So, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year, it's a Festivus miracle!

Ep. 399: Bad Boys for Life (2020) — Part 3s, Chapter 2

December 24th, 2020

Producer's Note: We lost a good bit of audio due to some technical issues, but we salvaged as best we could, mostly leaving our reviews and analysis, which is hopefully why you're all here. 

We wrap up our Part 3s, Chapter 2 marathon the way we have every year for the past few years—talking about the highest grossing (domestic) film of the year. And this year, things got wild as a early winter release lead the pack due to COVID. That's right, we're heading to Miami to talk all about Bad Boys for Life. This week, we're talking all about the films approach to gender and identity. We look at some of the films its cribbing from, and weather its work is a proper homage or played out pastiche. We also talk the state of current popular cinema. 

Ep. 398: Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) — Part 3s, Chapter 2

December 17th, 2020

Our trilogy celebration continues this week with a look at 2017's Pitch Perfect 3. The as-of-now concluding chapter in the a cappella franchise reunites the cast for an existential post-college crisis that takes them to Europe. This week, we're talking about film production and gender, female friendships, and much more as we break down the third entry in our Part 3s, Chapter 2 marathon. 


00:30 - Introductions and Synopsis

03:08 - Quick Pitch Perfect 3 Reviews

18:57 - Expanding the Syllabus

43:38 - Analysis

1:07:58 - Shelf or Trash

1:09:04 - Wrap up and Next Week's Film


Ep. 397: Star Trek Beyond (2016) — Part 3s, Chapter 2

December 10th, 2020

Its Part 2 of our Part 3s, Chapter 2 marathon! That's right, we're back with another threequel as we go where no podcast has gone before. Or, where several podcasts have surely gone before. We're taking a look at the latest Star Trek film from 2016, Star Trek Beyond. Justin Lin's entry in the franchise sees the rebooted team finally underway on their 5-year mission. We talk federation politics and ideology. We also discuss J.J. Abrams as a filmmaker and his impact on the Trek universe. 


00:30 - Introductions and Synopsis

04:32 - Quick Star Trek Beyond Reviews

28:14 - Expanding the Syllabus

47:19 - Analysis

1:10:18 - Shelf or Trash

1:11:29 - Wrap up and Next Week's Film


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