Tag: David Luzader

10: The Boy in the Plastic Bubble

10: The Boy in the Plastic Bubble

This (in)famous 1970s TV movie featured a young John Travolta as Tod, a teenager with immune deficiencies that forced him to live in plastic tents and positive-pressure rooms all his life, until he met this girl… Loosely based on a true story, this movie took […]

9: Ip Man

9: Ip Man

Why did we cover 2008’s “Ip Man” for our second Around the World movie? Because Donnie Yen is THE Man, not just Ip Man. Known in the West primarily as Bruce Lee’s teacher, Ip Man had a fascinating life story that Donnie Yen portrays with […]

8: The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza)

8: The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza)

This 2013 film from Italy was received with huge critical acclaim in the US, but it was a tiny release. Episodes from the life of aging raconteur and journalist Jep, a sharp observer of life but participant only in his limited sphere of intellectual party-goers, […]

7: Punch-Drunk Love

7: Punch-Drunk Love

Widely regarded as containing Adam Sandler’s best film performance, Punch-Drunk Love is the tale of an oddball man named Barry, who has seven horrible sisters and some serious anger issues. This week, Brett, Nicole, and David were joined by guest Matthew Sargent, and together we […]

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 […]

Introducing Movie-Go-Round

Introducing Movie-Go-Round

Hosted by Brett Stewart, Nicole Davis, and David Luzader, Movie-Go-Round is a film discussion podcast uniquely designed around a rotating 5 week schedule. Sometimes joined by special guests, the three hosts explore a bevy of films during each of the following weeks: New to Two, […]