December 7, 2014
This week Devin & Amy will decide if Christopher Nolan’s dream heist film Inception is a movie that should aspire to be more than great visuals or a fantastic piece of cinema that belongs in the canon. Does Leonardo DiCaprio bring a great tortured presence to this movie? Should everyone have gotten the Ariadne reference? Is the movie a beautiful brain teaser or a bad onion that gets worse as you peel it apart? Does it matter if the totem keeps spinning at the end or not? Tune in for the head to head battle — 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!