February 15, 2016
Devin and Amy are going back to the 80’s for another workplace romantic comedy. This week Devin nominates the 1987 James L. Brooks film Broadcast News to be entered into The Canon. The film stars Holly Hunter as Jane, an assertive television news producer, Albert Brooks as Aaron, a brilliant yet prickly reporter, and William Hurt as Tom, the charismatic but far less seasoned rival of Aaron. Listen to find out if Amy can find anything to like about the movie — and head to the forums on Wolfpop to cast the deciding vote!
July 15, 2018
We asked, and you nominated! For the final episode of the season, Amy and Engineer Sam take listener calls to hear arguments as to which of these films should enter The Canon: David Fincher’s 2007 thriller “Zodiac;” the first film in the Cornetto trilogy, 2004’s “Shaun of the Dead;” or the 1999 Paul Thomas Anderson drama “Magnolia.” Which film will round out this edition of The Canon? Head over to the Earwolf forums now to cast your vote!
July 2, 2018
Vox film critic Alissa Wilkinson joins Amy this week to discuss the 1975 documentary “Grey Gardens.” They break down the film’s more difficult moments, examining the relationship between Big Edie and Little Edie as well as the undercurrent of latent sadness. Plus, they consider the direction and vision of Albert and David Maysles, themes of capitalism and decay, and how “Grey Gardens” encapsulates the central question of documentary. Should “Grey Gardens” enter The Canon? Cast your vote on the Earwolf forums now!