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IDMB Episode 156 - Monkey Shines

IDMB Episode 156 - Monkey Shines

May 13, 2019

Monkey Shines starts out as an inspirational tale of a man overcoming adversity with the assistance of a super smart monkey and turns into a horror story of a man trying to overcome the adversity of his super smart monkey. Its problem is it commits to fully to neither.

IDMB Episode 155 - Season of the Witch

IDMB Episode 155 - Season of the Witch

May 7, 2019

Is the pursuit of witchcraft the reason behind Joan finally taking control of her own life or was it just the decision to pursue it that finally gave her agency? More importantly, does it really matter?

IDMB Episode 154 - Introduction to George Romero (featuring Allie Kroeper of Bit Lip: A Teen Movie Podcast)

IDMB Episode 154 - Introduction to George Romero (featuring Allie Kroeper of Bit Lip: A Teen Movie Podcast)

April 29, 2019

After an unintentionally long delay, I Do Movies Badly is back with a new setting, new theme, and new guest! Allie Kroeper of Bit Lip: A Teen Movie Podcast stops by to discuss her love of Spider-Man, her appreciation for Paul Robeson, why nostalgia is such a significant factor in fondness for rom-coms, and how Romero brought his trademark cynicism of humanity from his Living Dead films to the recommendations she makes: Season of the Witch (1972), Monkey Shines (1988), and Two Evil Eyes (1990).

IDMB Favorites - Introduction to Universal Classic Monsters

IDMB Favorites - Introduction to Universal Classic Monsters

March 26, 2019

The final favorite being revisited during this March hiatus involves a conversation with I Do Movies Badly hall-of-famer Gavin Mevius recommending me some double features of Universal classic monster movies, which led me down a controversial path of questioning how much the filmmaker's intent is unknowingly influenced by societal factors like sexuality (or, more specifically, its suppression).

IDMB Favorites - Introduction to Andrea Arnold

IDMB Favorites - Introduction to Andrea Arnold

March 17, 2019

This walk down memory lane takes us to May 2016 where I talked with Jenni Miller, recent recipient of a failed tongue lashing from a totally not racist Green Book producer, about the films of English director, Andrea Arnold, the only director whose entire catalogue I've seen. All of her films from Red Road to American Honey explore the themes of class and struggle, with her approach applied most effectively in her unique adaptation to the literary classic Wuthering Heights. 

IDMB Favorites - Introduction to Film-Noir

IDMB Favorites - Introduction to Film-Noir

March 10, 2019

Reaching all the way back to September 2016 comes this favorite episode featuring a conversation with Kristen Sales, who would later return to the show to discuss the films of Jim Jarmusch. The film-noir titles she discusses in this episode are all directed by women who took the conventions and archetypes of the genre to tell and manipulated them to tell worthwhile individual stories. Happy International Women's Month!

IDMB Favorites - Introduction to Guillermo del Toro

IDMB Favorites - Introduction to Guillermo del Toro

March 3, 2019

Just because I'm on hiatus doesn't mean I'm not giving you something to listen to! Revisit some of my favorite conversations from I Do Movies Badly's past beginning with the Introduction to Guillermo del Toro featuring NYC-based filmmaker, Sean Meehan! This discussion and the subsequent month helped me to develop a new appreciation for the Mexican writer/director's work, including his gothic horror Crimson Peak, which I had so foolishly written off upon first viewing.

IDMB Episode 153 - The Freshman

IDMB Episode 153 - The Freshman

February 25, 2019

Your enjoyment of The Freshman can be perfectly predicted based on the tried and true formula that Harold Lloyd laid out in Girl Shy and Safety Last! previously: tell the perpetually true story of someone who wants to be more than they are. 

IDMB Episode 152 - Safety Last!

IDMB Episode 152 - Safety Last!

February 20, 2019

Safety Last! may only last a brief 1 hour and 7 minutes, but that was long enough to create an image that would resonate with film audiences almost 100 years later!

IDMB Episode 151 - Girl Shy

IDMB Episode 151 - Girl Shy

February 11, 2019

I was expecting a gag film and I got a character story instead. Luckily, the characters of Harold Meadows and Mary Buckingham were so relatable and likable that I was fully invested in their story.