The Goods: Parasite (2019) vs. It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947) – Sometimes it’s caroling, sometimes it’s beskewerment

In our first entry in a hopefully-recurring, compare-and-contrast feature called “Violent Ends,” Dan and Brian break down two films about secretly squatting in billionaire’s mansions. Human shish-kabobing in one film, Christmas carols in the other. Music credits: RetroFuture Clean by Kevin MacLeodLink:

The Goods: Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) – Mi amigos de fuckwithery

Brian and Dan take a close look at Richard Linklater’s start-of-college party flick, Everybody Wants Some!! Join them as they ponder Linklater’s hang-out vibe, soak in the 80’s details, and admire Blake Jenner’s nipples. Music credits: RetroFuture Clean by Kevin MacLeodLink:

The Goods: Suspiria (1977) – The reddest movie

Welcome to Brian and Dan’s new film podcast, The Goods! For our first episode, we break down and review the horror classic, Suspiria from 1977, directed by Dario Argento. Check back next week for Episode 2. Podcast feeds for your favorite audio players coming soon. Music credits: RetroFuture Clean by Kevin MacLeod Link: License:…

Dan’s Top 100 Everything: #4 Bruce Springsteen

It’s basically impossible to succinctly describe Bruce Springsteen artistic output. He is large, he contains multitudes. The Boss has released 18 studio albums over the past 45 years and developed a reputation for unsurpassed, marathon live performances. His commitment to heartland rock is easy to parody; it’s also key to his expansive creative achievement. Springsteen…

Dan’s Top 100 Everything: #5 Mass Effect

When I think of Mass Effect, I think of synthesis… And not just because of that word’s prominent role in the series conclusion. There are so many layers to a video game, especially a story-based RPG, that it’s reductive to say “this game works because of X.” And I’ve certainly been guilty of this. When…