Ep. 59: All the President’s Men

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!

Ep. 50: Network

Note: This episode and its clips contain language not suitable for all audiences.  Also, as might be expected, this episode is pretty politically charged.  We welcome your comments (and your anger), but please keep it civil.

For their 50th episode, Nate and Ryan take a look at how Network (1976) and its political anger speak to today’s world.  Paddy Chayefski’s screenplay, directed by Syndey Lumet is often hailed as one of the most prescient and relevant movies of all time.  Since its release, the film’s angry criticism of corporate greed has struck a chord with people.  Nate and Ryan discuss what has made this film have such a lasting impact and what it has to say for us today.

What are your thoughts on Network?  How has its anger held up?  Are you mad as hell? If so, are you going to take it anymore?  Let us know!