August 28, 2017
This week, Amy is joined by Tom Reimann and Abe Epperson of the podcast Cracked Movie Club to pit two Tom Cruise films against one another: “Top Gun” and “Minority Report.” They discuss the usage of “Top Gun” as a military recruitment tool, as well as the film’s unapologetic hyper-masculinity. Then, they discuss the theme of privacy and the use of CGI in “Minority Report” before giving their final arguments. Which Cruise flick will find its way into The Canon? Head to the Earwolf forums now to cast your vote!
This episode is sponsored by Paramount Pictures’ “Mother!” and The Harold Ramis Film School.
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!