June 5, 2017
Michael Nordine of IndieWire joins Amy this week to honor the Twin Peaks revival with a special David Lynch head-to-head! They pit the enigmatic director’s 1977 horror film “Eraserhead” against the 1986 neo-noir “Blue Velvet,” touching on the foreshadowing of body horror trends, male postpartum depression, Jack Nance’s captivating face, why Kyle MacLachlan screams leading man, and Isabella Rossellini’s portrayal of the ultimate femme fatale. Which Lynch film will take the honor of being inducted into The Canon? Cast your vote on the Earwolf forums now!
This episode is brought to you by The Harold Ramis Film School.
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!