Month: December 2017

6: Burn After Reading

6: Burn After Reading

For our second round of “New to Two,” David chose this Coen Brothers film that Brett and Nicole hadn’t seen yet. The film features Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, and the sublime Richard Jenkins, along with Coen-movie regular Frances McDormand. In this cautionary tale, […]

5: Dunston Checks In

5: Dunston Checks In

For our fifth and final theme, completing the first rotation of our little Movie-Go-Round, we have our audience pick. We hadn’t yet settled on “You Did This to Us” as the name of the theme, but after the first two picks we’ve seen, it seems […]

4: The Harder They Come

4: The Harder They Come

This tiny-budget movie, made by a BBC TV director, focused on a singer’s struggle for some kind of success in Kingston, Jamaica. The quasi-exploitation film spread reggae music around the world, and launched the international career of legend Jimmy Cliff with its smash hit soundtrack. […]

3: Logan

3: Logan

For our first Future Classics week, Brett nominated 2017’s “Logan.” The year is 2029, and an aging Logan is trying to leave Wolverine behind as he makes money as a limo driver to support himself, Caliban, and an ancient Professor Xavier. Into this attempt at […]

2: Sharknado

2: Sharknado

Our second week’s theme: Netflix Roulette! Each host used a randomizer to choose a movie from Netflix and we decided among the choices offered. This week’s “film” was a SyFy movie. About a tornado. Filled with sharks. Guest Claire Child joins Brett, David, and Nicole […]

1: Frailty

1: Frailty

In our New to Two weeks, one of our hosts picks a film that neither of the others has seen. For our inaugural episode, Nicole chose the Southern Gothic thriller, “Frailty.” This haunting serial-killer origin story is full of unexpected turns and solid performances from […]