WARNING: All films are spoiled!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Ep. 15 - All About My Mother and Alucarda

It's ladies' night once again at Arts & Crass headquarters! In episode 15, Tod assigns Cullen All About My Mother (Almodóvar, 1999) and Cullen subjects Tod to Alucarda (Moctezuma, 1977). Tune in for chat about naughty nuns, whether a man can truly make a feminist film, and why Hollywood can't seem to get its shit together when it comes to trans characters.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Ep. 14 - The Wave and The Forbidden Room

Tod and Cullen round out their Virginia Film Festival coverage with in-depth discussion of two films from the fest: Cullen assigned Tod The Wave (Uthaug, 2015), and Tod assigned Cullen The Forbidden Room (Maddin & Johnson, 2015). The guys discuss the Scandinavian genre renaissance, the difference between disaster movies and horror movies, and what to do when you can't get a jumbo pizza.

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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Ep. 13B - VFF 2015 Special Pt. 2

Tod and Cullen are back with the second half of their coverage of this year's Virginia Film Festival! Part 2 includes the following films:

Last Days in the Desert (García, 2015)
Mully (Haze, 2015)
Night of the Living Deb (Rankin, 2015)
In the Basement (Seidl, 2014)
Employees' Entrance (del Ruth, 1933)
Cemetery of Splendour (Weerasethakul, 2015)
Sembene! (Gadjigo & Silverman, 2015)
Mekko (Harjo, 2015)

Also best of fest, biggest surprise, biggest disappointment, and a word about next time!

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Friday, November 13, 2015

Ep. 13A - VFF 2015 Special Pt. 1

Tod and Cullen are fresh from this year's Virginia Film Festival and ready to give you the lowdown on every film they watched. Part 1 includes the following films:

I Saw the Light (Abraham, 2015)
They Look Like People (Blackshear, 2015)
Projections of America (Miller, 2015)
Buskin' Blues (Derham, 2015)
H8RZ (Borte, 2015)
Black Panthers: The Vanguard of the Revolution (Nelson, 2015)
Krisha (Shults, 2015)
Lucifer (Van Den Berghe, 2014)

Eight more films in Part 2, coming soon!

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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Ep. 12 - Trick 'r Treat and Down By Law

Tod and Cullen return from their hiatus just in time for Halloween with Episode 12! (What happened to episodes 7 through 11? Find out inside!)
Cullen honors the spirit of the season and shows Tod Trick 'r Treat (Dougherty, 2007), Tod's pick is Down By Law (Jarmusch, 1986), and the boys discuss comic books, artifice, and what made the '90s such a golden time for independent film.

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Happy Halloween!


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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Ep. 6 - Ebola Syndrome and Stan Brakhage

In Episode 6, Tod and Cullen discuss Hong Kong exploitation with The Ebola Syndrome (Yau, 1996), American avant-garde with the films of Stan Brakhage, the disease of colonialism, and personal grooming standards of the 1950s!

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Ep. 5: In My Skin and The Woman

Two surprisingly similar films are on the docket in Episode 5! Tod and Cullen tackle In My Skin (de Van, 2002), The Woman (McKee, 2011), subtleties of genre, and what it will take to dismantle the patriarchy!

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