"DECLINE" DOES DALLAS

A Converation with Penelope Spheeris

     As a director, Penelope Spheeris is as versatile as they come. From her Decline of Western Civilization trilogy

to a string of comedy classics, including Wayne’s World, and The Little Rascals, Spheeris has had something to say.

THE FILMS AND MUSIC OF JOHN OTTMAN

Part I - Uncanny Origins

John Ottman is a true Rennaisance Man. Producer. Director. Editor. And, easily, one of the most versatile and talented composers working in film today.

THE FILMS AND MUSIC OF JOHN OTTMAN

Part II - Sound & Fury

In this episode, John digs deep to talk Superman Returns, the Fantastic 4 films and X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Born to Be Kings

The "Highlander" Legacy

Highlander (1986) is an epic tale about love, loss and the price of immortality, injected with just the right amount of 80’s, testosterone-fueled, badassery. Joey Monroy guest stars. 

Hannibal Begins

Mining the Mind of Michael Mann's "Manhunter"

Ryan Bijan hosts a comprehensive discussion on the ORIGINAL, and debatably, best Hannibal Lecter film: Director Michael Mann's Manhunter (1986). Writer Connor Quade is our guest.

jungle fever

The Road to "Kongo"

Ryan discusses West of Zanzibar and Kongo with film historian and writer, Michael H. Price. Price is the author of such works as Human Monsters: The Bizarre Psychology of Movie Villains (with George E. Turner,) and the Forgotten Horrors series.

Passion Plays

Scorsese. DeMille. Christ.

We're getting straight-up sacrilegious on this Backseat Filmmaker; Joey Monroy and Connor Quade join forces to compare The King of Kings (1927) and The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

Patriot in Peril

"Revolution" at 30

Is director Hugh Hudson's Revolution (1985) an essential cult classic? Or does it live up to its soiled reputation? Check out my in-depth, 30 Years Later conversation with writer and real filmmaker, Joey Monroy.

Watch a few of our videos to see what we’ve been up to in recent years.

BACKSEAT FILMMAKER

Talking Art

While the world probably doesn't need another webseries where snarky couch potatoes rip apart movies, I thought it'd be fun to discuss cult films that might otherwise not get the attention they deserve.  This then expanded to using the format as a means of interviewing real filmmakers on their careers.

- Ryan

 

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