September 5, 2016

EP. 92 — Stand By Me

Devin and Amy follow the tracks this week to talk about the classic Rob Reiner-directed 1986 film “Stand By Me.” They address the use of the unreliable narrator before Amy explains what the films relates about “past, present, and future” people. They then compare the acting abilities of young Corey Feldman and River Phoenix, Devin explains what elements of the film he perceives as homoerotic undercurrents, and finally, they debate the merits of the yellow-toned cinematography. Should “Stand By Me” stand tall in the Canon? Cast your vote on the Earwolf forums!

Recent Episodes

August 12, 2018

Amy announces the winner of the final Canon call-in showdown, before presenting an episode of Unspooled, all about 1998’s Titanic. Don’t forget to subscribe to Unspooled on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts!

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!