We are extremely happy to be talking about the latest cinematic adventure of The Dark Knight this week, in all its blocky glory. Batman is a beloved character and his treatment by the LEGO team in this film was handled with expert care. This movie didn’t just give us the expected laughs, but packed an emotional punch with several very teachable lessons. It also shined in its use of self-referential humor and made for one of the most joyful theater experiences we’ve had. Our conversation this week is a fun one. Why should you listen? Because we’re Batman!
Here in Episode 44, we are wrapping up our five-week journey of #NolanMonth by discussing his most recent film, Interstellar, with special guest and friend of the show Andrew Dyce of Screenrant. We’ve had a fantastic time talking our way through Christopher Nolan’s films so it is fitting that we have someone joining us who is both a huge fan of this film and exceptional writer. Interstellar is a moving science fiction adventure and drama with plenty of big ideas and scientific concepts for us to discuss.
It’s week four of #NolanMonth and revisiting many of Christopher Nolan’s great films has been a joy, but this one hit us harder than we remembered. There are enough layers here to fill many notebooks and we have a great time working our way through this expertly woven masterpiece. So spin your tops, look away, and stay for awhile as we plunge ourselves deep into the dream-like world of Inception.
This week we get to talk about what is arguably the greatest comic book film of all-time,The Dark Knight. This incredible movie gives us a wealth of topics to discuss – from the acting to the cinematography to the characters to the tough moral predicaments we find them wrestling with. It’s a fun and thoughtful conversation. We may not be the podcast you deserve, but we’ll try to be the podcast you need right now.
We have this condition, you see… It’s week two of #NolanMonth and in this episode we do our best to remember what we thought of Christopher Nolan’s feature film debut, Memento. There is so much to unpack from this marvelous film. Whether it be the unique narrative structure, questions of memory as identity, or the idea of living a lie, we try our best to talk through why we find this film so compelling even after many repeat viewings.
We kick off #NolanMonth with the first of five straight episodes celebrating the talented director. Insomnia offers us a more straightforward film than we are used to from Christopher Nolan, but like the rest of his filmography gives us plenty of questions to chew on. We discuss obsession and the weight that secrets can have on our lives. This one is worth missing some sleep over.
This week we’re taking a journey through space with Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence in Passengers. The film has received pretty harsh criticism after being praised and hyped prior to its release. This provides us a great opportunity to discuss expectations and how they affect a viewing experience, one of our favorite topics. We also discuss the deep human need for companionship, something the film gives us a long look at.