Get Out is an overtly political movie, one that evokes current racial tensions making it not only relevant but incredibly frightening at times. And like the best conspiracy thrillers, Get Out piles up uncomfortable situations and unsettling images to keep the audience off balance. This week, Ricky comes out punching as he defends Jordan Peele’s directorial debut and explains why he feels Get Out perfectly blends race-savvy satire with horror to especially potent effect. Joining us is guest Molly Faust.
The Sordid Cinema Podcast is back again, this time with a look at Gore Verbinski’s strange new psychological horror/thriller, A Cure for Wellness. Ricky D and Simon Howell are once again joined by Patrick Murphy and special guest Edgar Chaput, as they argue over which half of this 146-minute circus freak of a movie is more entertaining, try to resolve the ambiguities of just about everything, and wonder exactly how many acts this story really has. Who defends Verbinski’s bizarre creativity, and who felt stabbed in the back after walking out of the theater? For this and much more, take a listen!
Following a long absence (let’s call it an extended break), Ricky D and Simon are back on the Sordid Cinema beat, accompanied by special guests Kate Rennebohm and Patrick Murphy. This week, the topic is John Wick Chapter 2, the Keanu Reeves-led sequel to the 2014 sleeper hit. Discussed: gun-fu choreography, set design, Buster Keaton, the socio-political landscape, The Matrix, John Woo, Clint Eastwood, and much more.