This week Goomba Stomps indie games editor Katrina Lind joins us to discuss It Comes at Night, Trey Edward Shults’s sophomore effort. Shults’s debut film was 2015’s Krisha, a critically acclaimed, micro-budgeted family drama that played like an intense horror movie. Much like Krisha, It Comes at Night is an intimate, domestic tale that generates suspense by focusing in on the littlest details, like an imminent red door. After which we finally get our chance to review writer-director Robert Eggers’ accomplished feature-length debut The Witch, a deeply unsettling exercise in slow-building horror that landed on our list of the best films of 2016. All this and more.
This week on the Sordid Cinema podcast we discuss Hounds of Love, The Transfiguration and Alien Covenant.
This week on the Sordid Cinema podcast, we review Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 with TV editor Randy Dankievitch and writer Andrew Tabalbag.
On another contentious episode, Ricky, Simon, and Patrick are joined by comics aficionado Logan Dalton to talk about James Mangold’s Logan, which looks to reinvent the long-running Wolverine character as Hugh Jackman takes him out for one last spin. The makeover doesn’t work for all of us, though. Discussed in this episode: the usefulness of an R rating, the scourge of children (both in movies and at the movies), and whether or not Logan‘s blend of genres – western, superhero movie, road movie, family drama, and dystopian thriller – comes together.
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!
Beyond Thunderdome and Fury Road
In what was supposed to be the very last episode of Sordid Cinema (before we decided to bring back the show), we recorded the second part of our Mad Max extravaganza. In this episode, we start by discussing Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, the third in George Miller’s sci-fi series, and at roughly the 35-minute mark, we dive deep into the visceral feminist anthem known as Mad Max Fury Road. Take a listen and you’ll be sure to learn 50 facts about what is arguably the best action movie in decades.