Linda Manz, French Post New Wave, and Hopping Vampires from Hong Kong; what more could you want from a podcast episode?
An explosive double bill shook movie theaters over the weekend. History will tell the tale of Barbenheimer. This week on Stuff We’ve Seen
DC goes looking for an audience for The Flash and comes up empty. Disney takes its scissors to an Academy Award Winning Classic. Jim completes his quest to see all film on the BFI top 250 list.
What about the 2022 BFI Sight & Sound Critics List has ensnared Jim’s attention so compellingly? We continue to delve into this list, dissecting its themes and casting a critical eye toward a few misguided choices.
Jim and Teal discuss Mark Jenkin’s Enys Men and Bait. Also, Jim reveals details of his adventure to see Med Hondo’s West Indies: The Future Slaves of Liberty.
On his quest to see every film on list, Jim rips into the 2022 BFI Sight & Sound Critics Poll, with his selection
Tokyo Story came in at #4 on the 2022 BFI’s Sight and Sound 250 greatest films of all time poll. Were your top films represented?
Sharing is Caring, and this week Jim and Teal share their thoughts on a boatload of movies streaming and playing in theaters right now!
Are we having fun yet? Horror fun that is. Jim and Teal are having a blast checking out films from the Criterion Channel’s 80s Horror lineup.
It’s an Unbelievable Truth: Jim and Teal have kids in high school. What films do they like to watch? And more important, which films do Teal and Jim think they should be watching? This episode has those answers.
Guest Mike McQuilkin is back to chat with Jim. This week they cover The Suicide Squad, Pig, The Green Knight, and Hudson Hawk. Hudson Hawk?
Jim and Bill kick of Criterion’s Neo Noir series in this first episode of their multi-part look at the seedy world of anti-heroes.
This week it’s all about new movies with No Sudden Move, F9, and Black Widow. Come for the movies, and stay for the laughs.
Jim and Bill from Queens dive into the controversy behind the new musical film, In the Heights. Plus if you are looking for controversy, come discover the early works of John Waters on Criterion Channel.
Jimmy and Billy duke it out with their dueling Anthony Hopkins and Nick Nolte impersonations. Then they tackle the 1994 hidden gem, What Happened Was… playing this month on the Criterion Channel.
Jim and Teal look back at their film-going memories of seeing movies at The Cinerama Dome. Also, they discuss The Father and Another Round.
Jim here, you all know me. You know how I earn a livin’. Always on the hunt for a film that breaks Jimmy’s cardinal sin, one shot in the wrong aspect ratio! Okay, so film is a subjective medium, and I guess it is a filmmaker’s call to decide what aspect ratio their movie should appear. But I find, time and time again, filmmakers these days tend to lean on the widescreen 2.35:1 format as if the ghost of David Lean were guiding their independent film epic.
Teal is back this week as he and Jim dive into the cinematic world of The Criterion Collection to celebrate the channel’s second anniversary.
It’s Oscar Nominations time, and Jim and Teal run down the list and discuss the Academy’s picks.
Nightmare on Elm Street 3, Ghost Story, and Other Tales From the Original Dream Warrior, Craig Wasson.
Nightmare on Elm Street 3, Ghost Story, Body Double, and more stories on part 2 of our discussion with actor Craig Wasson.
This week it’s all about Fincher’s Mank. Plus, Jim and Teal talk about which holiday films they’re watching this year.
The only director who can save Jim and Teal from a Robert Zemeckis death spiral is Yorgos Lanthimos. Do you want to know more?
This episode’s got everything: thrills, chills, kills, drills, puzzle boxes, witches in the woods, Videodrome, and Nicolas Cage going plum crazy. Yeah, it’s all waiting for you.
Film Writer/Director, Joel Potrykus is the guest this week, and that’s pretty much all you need to know. Get listening!
Robert Pattinson goes Southern Gothic. Francis Ford Coppola goes back to the editing room. Jim and Teal talk about the state of movie-going. It’s all on this week’s episode.
Jim and Teal dive into the crazy world of Charlie Kaufman’s latest mind-bender, I’m thinking of Ending Things.
It’s the latest podcast episode happening, and it freaks me out! Get all the camp and r-rated movies tales you can handle on this week’s Stuff We’ve Seen. Don’t be a square!
Jim welcomes actor Galen Howard for a discussion on his acting journey and love of cult movies. What’s not to enjoy about that?
Tributes to John Saxon, Alan Parker, Ennio Morricone, Wilford Brimley, and the films of Mike Leigh. All in one episode? You bet!
Can Jim and his wing-man, Bill, overcome a hairy situation at the Angelika film center, circa February, 1992? Listen and find out!
The Willenial goes peeking into haunted houses and cabins with his double review of Hausu and The Lodge. Read on!
This week Jim and Teal discuss the senseless murder of George Floyd, and the cries for justice against systemic racism by many who say, “this must stop now.”
The Reader was nominated for best picture? Really? Yes really. And that is not the only injustice from 2005-2009. Jim, Teal and Carrie have more in store for you.
Carrie Chalmers returns to discuss I Am Not A Witch and the films of Diane Kurys and Kathryn Bigelow.
Cult film documentaries and Best Picture Nominees from the 2000s: what more could you want? Have a listen!
Professional camera operator Tony Gutierrez discusses his journey on this week’s episode. Don’t miss this!
Watch 1984s Red Dawn on Netflix, and listen to our commentary podcast track at the same time!
Braveheart is not the only Best Picture winner from the 1990s that has Jim and Teal scratching their heads at.
Catch that 90s feel with a look back at the films nominated by the Academy from 1990-1994.
Neo-Noir in a fishing village off the coast of Maine? Yup. An 85 minute documentary of Seagulls eating fish heads thrown off a boat? Check. Out of Africa really won Best Picture? Really? Really. It all awaits you on this week’s episode.
Fanny and Alexander only wished they had streaming services while they were social distancing. Recommendations await you on our latest podcast!
A troll may have talked Jim and Teal into seeing the works of S. Craig Zahler, but now its their turn to convince you to see them.
Get ready for a whole decade’s worth of great movies. It’s time for Jim and Teal to reveal their picks for the top films of 2010-2019.
Aye Aye Matey’s, there be films ahead to discuss. Careful you don’t spill y’er beans whilst ye listen.
Jim and Teal discuss this year’s crop of Academy Award Nominees. Did your favorite film make the cut?
Seen the latest Star Wars movie? Now take a listen to Jim and Teal’s take on the final film of the space saga.
This week Jim and Teal discuss The Irishman, The Farewell, and pay tribute to some now departed Hollywood icons. Take a listen!
Maclunkey, they’ve done it again. Greedo did not shoot first. He was the innocent victim of a corrupt, self-serving, two-bit smuggler that drops his shipments
In this Podcast episode JIm and Teal review Parasite, and Jim sees the best worst movie he’s even watched. Take a listen!
Dueling Marilyn Monroe waitresses, mobsters obsessed with Manhattan supper clubs, talking bags of pot, fisticuffs over the new Joker movie; this episode has got it all.
When the dog days of summer arrive, Jim and Teal hit the streaming services in search of some hidden gems. What did they find?
Texting in a movie theater could be hazardous to your health. Consider yourself warned by Hobbs and Shaw.
Check out the 35th episode from podcast creators, Jim and Teal, as they review and discuss the 9th film from director Quentin Tarantino.
Be warned fair listener: there be spoilers ahead. The Owl’s Kiss has warned you.
The Willenial returns with the ultimate anti-date double bill. Read his reviews of Midsommar and Under The Silver Lake. Get there!
What are some of your favorite summer movie experiences?
What are your favorite movie endings of all time?
Jim and Teal kick off this episode with the time-honored tradition of seeing two movies, back-to-back. Jim worshiped drive-in double features. For Teal, watching two
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
Jim and Teal’s discussion of Rock & Roll-themed movies and musical biopics continues with Jim’s recollections of seeing The Rocky Horror Picture Show as a
Jim and Teal tackle the final installments of two global phenomenons, and the third chapter of a new one. Helping out is Jim and Teal’s
On this week’s episode: Teal is whose pickle ball partner?
It’s 2019. People want more Stephen King remakes and adaptations because they think the success of It (2017) means that every film with King’s name on it will be absolute gold. The hype is real. Long gone are the days of TV Miniseries and TV movies that are devoid of gore and real violence, a trademark of King’s genre and style.
The film school at NYU has, or had, a long break between the fall and spring semesters. Depending on when one finished up with finals & projects there could be an entire month before spring classes began. Most years I was begging to go back to New York City by the time the spring semester rolled around. It was always fun to catch up with old friends, and this particular winter break my roommate freshman year at USC, Darin, came to visit me between Christmas and New Years’.
Jim and Teal salute the return of the Criterion Channel (streaming service starts April 8th) with an episode dedicated to some of the finest films ever made. Our two trusty podcasters each share their own Criterion top ten lists. Jim’s list focuses on a selection of films he hopes you check out when the Criterion Channel comes back. Teal provides a list of 10 films he cannot wait to rewatch once the Criterion Channel re-emerges.
Don’t go down an abandoned subway terminal until you hear our latest episode. Jim and Teal tackle the new box office horror hit sensation, Us. Are there theories and secrets to unlock, or is this film just smoke and mirrors?
Joining the discussion is listener of the show, Millennial Will. Do old timers Jim and Teal stand a chance against the younger generation? You decide.
Jim and Teal are back hosting an exclusive interview with Emmy-nominated film and television editor, Catherine Haight. Catherine’s credits include editing work on Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle and New Girl. She is also the editor of films such as Afternoon Delight, Polka King, Puzzle, and the upcoming comedy, Troop Zero.
Listen in to Catherine tell Jim and Teal about her film influences, her journey from production assistant to full-time film editor, and how she exercises her craft.
In this episode: Jim continues with his struggle of movies shot on digital before he and Teal look back to the summer of 1982 when
What does the passing of Luke Perry have to do with the 1991 Oliver Stone classic, The Doors? Let’s listen in as Jim and Teal make the connection for us. They take you back to March 1st, 1991, and opening day of The Doors at the legendary Ziegfeld Theater in NYC. What starts out as an innocent trip uptown, becomes a film endurance test.
After the story, stay tuned as Jim catches up with a Teal recommendation, Blue Ruin. It’s another revenge-thriller. Will Jim rise from the ashes and give it a thumb’s up? Listen and find out!
For one reason or another, I was able to see a good chunk of 2018 movies, and I feel confident enough to throw down a top ten list. Films are subjective, and lists are arbitrary. Even in my final decisions, the order changes daily. Sometimes my initial reaction to a movie I’ve seen increases days after the viewing, and other times it wanes. Talk to me in a year from now, and two or three films I’ve yet to catch up on might easily replace titles on the list you are about to receive.
In the epic conclusion of our 2-part Valentine’s Day episode, Teal spins a tale of Much Ado About Nothing with a Russian Doll twist. Then it’s time for more of Teal’s alternative Valentine’s Day viewing choices. Next up, Jim pulls out another gem from his NYU rom/com basket, and tells a movie date story from the fall of 1990. Can romance be created from watching an animated Disney classic? You’ll have to listen for yourself to find out. Finally, the fun winds down with a couple of final Valentine’s Day movie picks from Teal; for those who are comfortable in their relationship status to handle them. You may know the password for admittance, but do you know the password for the house?
I am a Jake Gyllenhaal completionist and really have no choice but to watch his new films. Sometimes this is a joy, and sometimes you end up watching Life, or Stronger, and hoping the material will live up to his performance. If it wasn’t for Gyllenhaal, and Jim hounding me about seeing it, I never would have watched Velvet Buzzsaw, but I did.
Love is in the air! Jim and Teal have caught the fever, and the only prescription is a Valentine’s Day-themed episode. Who knew these two could be so sentimental?
Teal kicks off the action with a set of movie recommendations for this Valentine’s Day, and his choices are anything but conventional. Next up is Jim. Follow his romantic entanglements as Jim plays raconteur, and tells a tale from his Sophomore year at NYU. What surprising double-bill plays background for a surprise first date?
This is a love-soaked episode so filled with mush, Jim and Teal need two episodes to do it. Catch part 2 later in the week, but enjoy the nostalgia memories of part 1 now! Enjoy all you love birds and hopeless romantics!
Jim’s Adventures in 70mm:
In the spring of 1980, as it was practice for many kids my age, I counted the days until the release of the second Star Wars movie, The Empire Strikes Back. At least one to two hours each day was devoted to thoughts of the new Star Wars film dancing through the daydreams of my ten-year-old brain. Star Wars was personal love affair for me at the time, as I am sure it was for plenty of other children. But I knew I was the number-one Star Wars fan in the world, and George Lucas was making this film to please me.
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