Movie Review Podcast: Tokyo Drifter (1966) feat. Will – Japanecdotes

Dan’s brother Will phones in from Japan to discuss the outrageous B-movie Tokyo Drifter. Dan, Brian, and Will discuss the film’s off-kilter storytelling and low-budget roots, breaking down both the stylistic chutzpah and thematic underbelly of the cult-hit Yakuza flick. Will revels in the film’s “bombastic” visuals and dark humor, while Brian and Dan draw…

The Goods: A Bucket of Blood (1959) – The mad sculptor

Brian shares with Dan a poorly-titled, personally-resonant Roger Corman deep cut telling a story of death turned to art. Join as Brian shares his connections to the story and Dan recites some updated Beatnik literature. Dan and Brian ponder the film’s dark meditations on art and creativity, Leonard’s amusing complicity, and parallels of 2010’s hipsters…

The Goods: 12 Monkeys (1995) – Predestination time travel

Dan and Brian take a deep dive into the sci fi film 12 Monkeys and the pros/cons/paradoxes of various types of time travel. Join as they celebrate the film’s dedication to interlocking timelines, its striking post-apocalyptic visuals, and Brad Pitt’s bug-eyed insanity. Meanwhile, Dan makes the case for 12 Monkeys as the ultimate movie about…