Hey Anna and Casey,

I love your podcast! One movie that caught me by surprise recently was the 1993 film “A Perfect World” directed by Clint Eastwood. I did not expect to be so emotionally invested and engaged with a movie going in semi-blind. I usually don’t sit through a movie without pausing and looking at my phone a bit because I often up not connecting with the film enough, but this one didn’t find me doing that. Based on your criticisms and praise of other films, I think there’s a good chance you’d both really like “A Perfect World”. It’s both intense and relaxing, smartly written, evokes a variety of emotions, and even has a bit of a literary quality while being very accessible (smart but accessible is one of my favorite combos in art!). Check it out if you have the time :)

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Oldie But Goodie: Cool Hand Luke

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Music: Rock Star

Western: Tombstone

??: Snatch, Momento

Psycho Thriller: Pi

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Bone Tomahawk

You are Being Watched:

The Lived of Others

Psychological Thriller:

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Bleak Future:

Clockwork Orange

Trippy Movies:

I’m Thinking of Ending Things


Family Drama:

A Separation

The Farewell

The Meyerowitz Stories

Taking Matters into your Own Hands:

Hard Candy

I’m not sure where to put it, but I’d like to have Hot Fuzz reviewed!

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Suggestions for a Cult Classics month:

-Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (this seems to be near-universally considered the best of the pre-Fury Road movies)

-Donnie Darko

-The Big Lebowski


And if you want to go in a campier direction:

-The Rocky Horror Picture Show

-Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!


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For a romance I'd recommend "Before Sunrise".

For a road movie I'd recommend "Paris, Texas".

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Apr 26, 2023·edited May 5, 2023

My recommendations:

- 3 Idiots (Comedy-Drama)

- The Grand Seduction (Comedy)

- Bon cop bad cop (comedy buddy cop)

Movie based on play: The Producers

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Mar 9, 2023·edited Mar 9, 2023

One of my favorite movie categories is espionage. I recommend Spy month:

"Spy Game"

"Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"

"No Way Out"

"Three Days of the Condor"

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Music (but not musicals) Month: Amadeus, Whiplash, Almost Famous, Tar, Inside Llewyn Davis, This Is Spinal Tap

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For new releases I would love to see "The Banshees of Inisherin".

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I have a suggestion for a Computer Month:

- The Imitation Game

- War Games

- Office Space

- Her

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Jan 22, 2023·edited Jan 22, 2023

Suggestion for a future New Releases Month:

- Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (2022)

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On January 1st, every film released in 1927 will enter the public domain, e.g. Metropolis, Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans, Wings, and The Jazz Singer. It could be fun to do some of these for a Public Domain month.

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Underrated when they were released:

The Shawshank Redemption - It didn't even make its budget at the box office, initially. Only after it received a stunning 7 Oscar nominations (winning none) and subsequently being re-released to movie theatres, did it start its rise to success

The Big Lebowski - Was solid but not a big hit initially, only slowly gaining cult status

Both films would make for cool episodes in any case, whether in this category or in another one (e.g. "Top Rated on Imdb" or "So-called Cult classics")

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Not sure where they would fit in, perhaps in art movies, but I'd really like to see episodes for Requiem for a Dream and Upstream Color.

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Dance Movies: Saturday Night Fever, They Shoot Horses Don’t They, Dirty Dancing, The Red Shoes.

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