Nate and Ryan watch and discuss Sicario, directed by Denis Villeneuve. As the beginning to what we’re calling our Gap Year, where we fill in gaps in our viewing history, we’ve chosen to watch Sicario, with an unbelievable cast and crew that includes cinematographer Roger Deakins, and screenwriter Taylor Sheridan, not to mention stars Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Daniel Kaluuya, and Jon Bernthal. As fans of everyone involved, there was no clear reason why we haven’t seen this tense political action thriller.
Nate and Ryan return to the ’90s to re-watch Good Will Hunting, the movie that made Matt and Ben household names. The charm of director Gus Van Sant’s biggest commercial hit never really stuck with Nate and Ryan, so they’re giving it another go. Listen in as they find out whether they were missing something, or if they can finally realize that it’s not their fault.
What are you thoughts on Good Will Hunting? Where does this rank among Robin Williams’ all-time performances? Do you like apples? Let us know!
In a year that has everyone talking about presidential scandals, corruption, and collusion, Nate and Ryan felt it only appropriate to revisit the 1976 classic All the President’s Men. Listen as Nate and Ryan discuss what makes this film brilliant, and how it feels to watch this movie in light of so many similar current events.
Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, and director Alan J. Pakula immortalized the story of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein as they doggedly pursued a story no one had any real interest in. Nate and Ryan discuss how they were able to make a movie that is 80 percent phone conversations into a tense political thriller.
What are your thoughts on All the President’s Men? How quickly and irreversibly do you get lost in Robert Redford’s eyes? Is it irresponsible to watch a historical movie through a contemporary political lens? Let us know!