Episode 83 – The Sleep Dealer (2008)

In Alex Rivera’s 2008 sci-fi drama Sleep Dealer, people are plugged into a global computer network via nodes on their bodies, work involves controlling your robot avatar in another country, and memories are sold to pay back student loans. It’s the near future!!

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Episode 82 – The Humans (2021)

Hey, it’s Joe. I’m not used to writing these episode recaps and, well, we watched the 2021 movie The Humans (based on the 2015 play) and it was, uh, full of sad but also enduring humans.

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Episode 79 – Drive My Car (2021)

Ryusuke Hamaguchi‘s Drive My Car is a quiet, slow moving, tender movie that rewards patience and an attentive regard for the smallest moments. We digress at times during our conversation (as always), so get ready to hear our thoughts on the craft of fiction, finite friendships, and suffering, oh, suffering.

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Episode 76 – Bigbug (2022)

We were a wee bit disappointed in Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s newest film, Big Bug, which is maybe why we spent most of this conversation talking about the end of empire and fabulist futures. But we connect it all back to the movie somehow, we do!

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Episode 75 – Nightmare Alley (2021)

Were they having a good time?

We watched Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley and decided that the U.S. is a carnival, everyone wants to be lied to, and Bradley Cooper is the perfect creep. Step right up!!

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Episode 71 – The Power of the Dog (2021)

In one jarring scene of Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog, cattle rancher Phil Burbank, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, roughly castrates a bull with a knife, then with his bare hands. This is maybe a representative scene for much of the tense hypermasculinity/repressed sexuality at play in the movie, or maybe it’s a way of showing the violence that Phil is capable of. It’s a taut, tight, suspenseful Western — with a twist ending (that we very helpfully spoil!).

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As always, send yr comments, questions, and movie suggestions to twoforspacejamplease @ gmail.com and subscribe on iTunes or Spotify.

Episode 62 – The Lighthouse (2019)

How it started

“Black waves teeming with salt foam to smother this young mouth with pungent slime, to choke ye, engorging your organs til ye turn blue and bloated with bilge and brine and can scream no more – only when he, crowned in cockle shells with slitherin’ tentacle tail and steaming beard take up his fell be-finned arm, his coral-tine trident screeches banshee-like in the tempest and plunges right through yer gullet, bursting ye” — is something Willem Dafoe’s character shouts at Robert Pattinson’s character at one point during the 2019 Robert Eggers film The Lighthouse, and it’s also the general vibe of the whole movie.
We had fun talking about this ocean-drenched misery fest!

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How it’s going

Episode 57 – Space Jam: A New Legacy aka Two For Space Jam 2 Please

LeBron is great. The new Space Jam made us mad.

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