Trouble in Mind: Neo Noir Part 3

Jimmy, Billy, and the rabbit are all back for this third installment of Stuff We’ve Seen’s look at the Criterion Channel’s Neo Noir Series. Picking up where they left off in part 2, Jimmy and Billy begin with 1978’s Laura Mars. And next making their way into the 80s, it’s anyone’s guess how far they’ll get, but one thing is for sure: there will be a part 4! From the gritty Noir 70s to the Neon 80s, this week’s installment shows the bridge between the two decades with films such as The Onion Field and Cutter’s Way mixing it up with extravagance and the hype style of Eyes of Laura Mars and Trouble in Mind. There are some genre classics that stick to the tropes of noir even as they subvert them, like Lawrence Kasdan’s, Body Heat and Stephen Frear’s, the Hit. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy some Jimmy,

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Suspiria or: Bad Times at the Markos Tanz Dance Company Royale.

This week Jim and Teal take on the re-imagining of a horror film classic, Suspiria. Is Dakota Johnson up to the task of filling Jessica Harper’s dance shoes? But before that, our two intrepid podcasting heroes discuss the second highest-grossing film in China, The Wandering Earth. How does it compare with Hollywood big-budget sci-fi disaster flicks? Speaking of disaster, Jim rants about the new Godzilla movie, and wonders how they could mess up the formula so bad. In between, Jim and Teal squeeze in some other recommendations, and dis-recommendations, before finally stopping over at the El Royale for some Bad Times. Or maybe there are some good times. Take a listen and find out for yourself.

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