August 29, 2016
Devin and Amy tackle the 1986 cult hit “Labyrinth” on this week’s episode of The Canon. They discuss how the film speaks to a specific generation of women before getting into a debate on whether or not David Bowie’s costume included a codpiece. Then they talk young Jennifer Connelly’s mysterious brand of acting, what “Labyrinth” has to say about letting go of childhood, and why the movie drew negative responses from so many viewers. Think “Labyrinth” should be inducted into in the Canon? Head to the Earwolf forums to cast your vote!
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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!