April 27, 2015
Look who’s still talking John Travolta. This week Devin & Amy discuss the 1977 nightclub drama Saturday Night Fever, the story of 19-year-old Italian hunk Tony Manero who works a dead-end job at a small hardware store by day and is a God of the dance floor by night. Will this be the second stylish ’70s Travolta flick to earn a spot in the canon or does anything disco-related need to die forever? Tune in, slip into your polyester suit, 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!