Episode 85 – Clockwatchers (1997)

It’s 1997 and our queens Parker Posey, Toni Collete, and Lisa Kudrow are at the height of their powers playing temps trying to survive in a mind-numbing cubicle hellscape. Clockwatchers, another entry in our ongoing series on labor movies, feels prescient in its representation of disposable workers that sadly still holds true today. Bonus: we reminisce about a few of our own past jobs! There’s some, uh, pallet smashing.

Thanks to slfhlp for providing us some SICK BEATS for our intro and outro.

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Episode 81 – Severance (2022)

Once you get us started, we can talk about work until the cows come home, or until it’s 5 o’clock and time to ride the brain-blending elevator down to the floor where you get to be a human again. We talk Kafka, fluorescent lighting, bad design, worker solidarity, personal sh*t, and waffle parties. It’s Severance time, baby.

Thanks to slfhlp for providing us some SICK BEATS for our intro and outro.

Get in touch with Joe & Cheryl at twoforspacejamplease @ gmail.com and subscribe on iTunes or Spotify.

Episode 80 – Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022)

In Everything Everywhere All at Once, we get a bedraggled, fed up, middle aged, Chinese immigrant wife and mom as our protagonist (played by the incomparable Michelle Yeoh), and she gets to kick actual ass as she tears through an IRS building while being audited. So yeah, we liked it.

Thanks to slfhlp for providing us some SICK BEATS for our intro and outro.

Get in touch with Joe & Cheryl at twoforspacejamplease @ gmail.com and subscribe on iTunes or Spotify.

Episode 44 – Malcolm & Marie (2021)

Sam Levinson’s 2021 Malcolm & Marie is a pandemic movie in that it’s about two people at home who fight, cry, and make mac & cheese. It’s also not a pandemic movie in that it opens with them returning from Malcolm’s movie premiere, presumably with lots of people hugging and breathing on each other. Also, they both stay in their fancy clothes entirely too long after getting home.


We get waaay off course during this conversation and spend some time talking about their gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows and the general nature of sadness. But that’s what you’re here for, right???

Episode 36 – The Social Dilemma (2020)

These dudes are dramatizing an algorithm.

Do we think in Twitter? Can we truly opt out of social media? Have we become machines of our machines? The Social Dilemma has us tackling these questions and so much more. Boot up your brains for a big honking episode. PS – we both shut down our Facebook accounts!!!

Thanks to slfhlp for providing us some SICK BEATS for our intro and outro.

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