November 9, 2014
This week Devin Faraci and Amy Nicholson debate whether or not Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is a seminal motion picture in Hollywood history that belongs in the canon. Can Devin’s argument that the movie is made for 3rd grade boys change Amy’s mind on the racism and misogyny? Does this movie make Crystal Skull look much better? Is Short Round Indy’s friend or child slave? Tune in for the battle — and head to the forums to cast the deciding vote! Plus, we’ll find out if Goodfellas made it into the canon.
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!