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Nights of Cabiria + American Honey

Nights of Cabiria + American Honey

Women making their way through life with men, and maybe better without them. Slice of life films focusing on finding individualism and a sense of self in uncommon communities. Two release weekends separated by fifty-nine years. Women in Nights of Cabiria has plenty of fun nighttime activities, and they’ve gotten even better since the fifties. Do the characters of American Honey deserve sympathy? So not the point of the film, but let’s explore for a minute anyways. Michael tried to get Eric to kill himself again. Eric out-poverties Michael.

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Pacific Rim + InnerSpace

Pacific Rim + InnerSpace

Size and scale in cinema. How do you keep perspective when everyone’s face is the size of a television? How IMAX impacts filmmaking, or at least the future vision of a movie. Do not miss Charlie Day and Ron Perlman together. Just don’t do that to yourself. Cancel the apocalypse! Saul Williams not appearing in Pacific Rim. InnerSpace, have you seen this? Coffee with Joe Dante. Reversing Pacific Rim does not suddenly make InnerSpace. Joe Dante movies might be as much about Joe Dante as anything else, and that’s actually really fucking cool. Continue reading

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The Autopsy of Jane Doe + The Witch

The Autopsy of Jane Doe + The Witch

The new series begins right here. Two recent horror efforts answer “why horror” in spectacular fashion. A slow decent from the reality of tonight’s theme to the extremes of it. The straight concept mystery that keeps on giving. Another oven full of witches. Evil in practice and in metaphors. A movie not about the Salem witch trials (and a whole lot that is). The subtitles can’t save you now. Scares upon repeat viewing.When your best friend is actually a goat. This episode is dedicated to Black Phillip. The era of delicious begins, deliciously. Continue reading

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Double Feature Year 9 Finale

Double Feature Year 9 Finale

SPOILER FREE SHOW! The reality of 2017 catches up with the bunker and it goes…not well. An extra long look back at the 2016-2017 year of Double Feature. Episode provides a snapshot of the time and also what’s changed in society since the episodes have aired. Additional Content runs full force! The extracurricular accomplishments of Double Feature outside the main run of shows. Bringing listeners and members further behind the scenes. The one film franchise Michael still ins’t getting. A new use of the machine for empathy. The pairs that were fucked and the pairs that were the opposite of that. Also, really really really great movies. These unpredicted results of this year’s Double Feature marathon / journey / whatever. Continue reading

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Love + Nymphomaniac

Love + Nymphomaniac

The longest orgasm in podcast history. What is the line between art and pornography? An unpopular opinion. Sex is a dangerous thing. It changes your life. Consent, monogamy, a depression trilogy fuck-epic and the intersection of love and sex. Sexual exclusivity as the default. Nymphomaniac’s two parts should be viewed as a single film. Biological acceptance versus emotional consent. Starting with consent and finishing without it. Infidelity and experimentation. Continue reading

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White Dog + Blazing Saddles

White Dog + Blazing Saddles

A conversation on race in America from the last two people to learn the results of the disastrous election. Like, actually. Also, an art problem: Racial satire + enough time = film that just looks racist. Can racists in 2017 be saved or is it time to move on to more productive challenges? Racist dogs, on the surface and far below. Double Feature Year 9: The year of rape, sexual assault, blurry lines in erotica and also dogs. Just regular type dogs. When the racism pendulum swings the back the other direction. The inevitability of human hatred – to channel or ignore? Natural, nurture, and who is to blame for a person’s racism. How Blazing Saddles suffers (or triumphs) from today’s freshly racist America. Does the intention of art matter? The notion of not considering the artist and only considering the art is a complete fantasy. Continue reading

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The Deer Hunter + Trainspotting

The Deer Hunter + Trainspotting

The final episode of war and peace. Or rather, Vietnam and drugs. How to win at Russian roulette. This show happens in a bunker and there shall not be any jokes about the Kremlin. The adrenaline junkie, head on. Is war a drug? Come on, an addiction at least. Speaking of, let’s talk about America’s heroine thing. And Danny Boyle. When you give up drugs, sometimes there’s nothing left. This show happens in a bunker and there shall not be any foreknowledge of Trainspotting sequels. NOTHING. LEFT. Continue reading

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The Skeleton Twins + Inside Llewyn Davis

The Skeleton Twins + Inside Llewyn Davis

A bunch of sad times on Double Feature. 2014, what people used to think was a dismal time. The Skeleton Twins are Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, and…Luke Wilson? Siblings cheating death. Mending family relationships and digging up the past. When the actor relationships show. Craig Johnson returns! Inside Llewyn Davis as interpreted present day. Art and keeping at it. Speaking of, now would be a good time to check out that Patreon. What’s wrong with the Plan of Llewyn Davis anyways? Twisting the gallows-humor knife. Oscar Isaac is suddenly everywhere and it’s great. Continue reading

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Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter + The Human Centipede 2

Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter + The Human Centipede 2

TIME IS RUNNING OUT! Double Feature Year 10 needs you or it can’t happen. https://patreon.com/doublefeature Impressionable loners who take fiction seriously, fictionally. Real fake stories. What lurks inside the bunker (not a casper mattress). Kumiko THE Treasure Hunter. Old wounds, old centipedes. John Oliver stole John McCain’s joke he stole from Michael Koester. Basted on the true, or lies, or neither, or hey are you watching the new season of Fargo? Fuck ads. THE Human Centipede 2: Arthouse as fuck. Expanding on the brand as an conversational art piece. A retraction on Fargo where no one needs to acknowledge blame. Continue reading

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The Handmaiden + Basic Instinct

The Handmaiden + Basic Instinct

Vaginal thrillers! The erotic thriller. Twice the smut, twice the class. Well, maybe. Park Chan-wook’s master film “The Handmaiden.” Handmaidens before The Handmaid’s Tale was cinematic cool. Things you could not possibly believe are portrayed tactfully. Basic Instinct, the prototypical 90s erotic thriller. Flesh seduces, passion kills! A-list actors used to get naked and that was great. Sharon Stone’s lady parts. Paul Verhoeven’s infamous leg cross. Incoherent sex stabs. Twenty years ago, when rape was totally cool. #JadeGate Continue reading

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