Movie Review Podcast: The Iron Giant (1999) – Brad Bird-thday vibe

It’s an extra special episode of The Goods as Dan and Brian celebrate Dan’s birthday with an in-person private screening and episode recording. Join as they revisit the 1999 animated classic, The Iron Giant, directed and co-written by Brad Bird. Dan discusses his long-thriving fascination (borderline obsession) with animation, and Brian notes the film’s connections…

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…