Ep 83: Quarantine Check-In

Nate and Ryan talk about what they’ve been watching with all this time on their hands. Listen in as they share recommendations and explore what makes them gravitate to a certain sort of movie during these uncertain times. We apologize for the change in our plans to watch¬†Bend it Like Beckham, but we hope to be back on some sort of schedule soon.

What have you been watching? What is your go-to for comfort viewing? Let us know!

Movies Discussed in this Episode

Death Race 2000
Police Story
The Housemaid
Cinema Paradiso
The Harder They Come
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Good Morning
Le Plaisir
A Room With A View
Murder on the Orient Express
Eyes of Laura Mars
Three Days of the Condor
What’s Up Doc?
Paper Moon
The Lady Vanishes

Ep 82: Mikey and Nicky

Nate and Ryan watch an under-seen gem in Elaine May’s curve ball of a gangster movie, Mikey and Nicky. The story of the making of the movie is almost as quietly legendary as the film itself, as May shot an unbelievable 1 million feet of film and took 3 years editing the movie while her studio waited impatiently. The resulting movie is unlike anything before or since: a tense, funny, sad night spent with tense, funny, unlikable, deep, and enduring characters. Listen in as Nate and Ryan discuss the highs and lows of a movie that should be more widely known.

Have you seen Mikey and Nicky? Where does it rank among gangster movies for you? Would you even call this a gangster movie? Where does Ned Beatty rank among movie assassins? Let us know!

Also, if you’re stuck at home (as you should be) check out our Quarantine Stay at Home/Stream at Home page where you can see what movies from our archives are available on popular streaming services. Let’s watch some movies together!