Tuesday, February 27, 2024

The Human Centipede has more in common with The Godfather than you think by The Girl Behind the Counter.

 Hello all you movie geeks out there


I recently watched a series from one of my favorite YouTube critics,Bridget Badot, the girl you know, aka  The Girl Behind the Counter. ( https://www.youtube.com/@GirlBehindTheCounter)  In this three part video essay she compares The Godfather saga to The Human Centipede trilogy and says they have more in common than you think.  Yes let that sentence marinate a little in your head.  Comparing Francis Ford Coppola's multiple Oscar winning epic about a person's rise and fall within a crime family to Tom Six's grotesque premise of creating a creature that is made by sewing a person's mouth to someone's anus is one that is quite odd when reading it.  I have seen the first two Human Centipede movies at least once and actually prefer the first one way more. (Although Laurence R. Harvey is very good in the second one and worth watching for his performance.)  The intital concept is what turns people off about watching it.  But at least in Human Centipede: The First Sequence,  all the  sequences you woud expect to be very gory and gross are never shown, just merely implied.  In the second movie, it does amp up the gore more but it is filed in black and white so it's not as grotesque as you imagined.  The Godfather movies are absolute classics and never feel as long as you think they would.  All the cast members are great and I do not hate the third one but I agree it never needed to be made.


But what in the actual F___k does  The Human Centipede have to do with The Godfather you may ask.  How in the hell do these completely different films have to do with eachother.   

I present to you dear and wonderful fans of the cinema.  This incredible video essay on why these two totally different franchises are similar.  This woman deserves several awards in film criticism for this series alone.


Friday, February 23, 2024

Friday, February 16, 2024

Yahoo for Yorgos: The Killing of a Sacred Deer(2017)

 

We continue our series on the films of Yorgos Lanthimos discussing one of his most polarizing films,The Kiling of a Sacred Deer.



Film Critic and Teacher, Howard Casner of Pop Art Podcast

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/pop-art/id1511098925  joins The Vern to discuss the dark drama/ bleak comedy starring Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, and Barry Keoghan.  

Friday, February 9, 2024

Oscars 2024 Predictions and Rage Corner.

 

Ashley and The Vern are back together for a new episode of Cinema Recall.  First, they go over the main nominees of the 2024 Oscars and predict who will be the winners.  After the break, it's an extended version of Rage Corner (brought to you by Film Rage https://www.filmrageyyc.com/).  In this section our two hosts react to a show called Who Are These Podcasts whose main premise is just to make fun of other podcasts. That's it, there is nothing more to it than that.   You can look them up if you want to find the full episode.  Im not going to link them here because we like to suppourt creators, and not just be bullies,

Friday, February 2, 2024

Yahoo For Yorgos: Dogtooth (2009)

 We kick off our latest series on filmmaker Yargos Lanthimos by reviewing the movie that put him on the map.  Academy Award nominee Dogtooth.


This movie tells the strange tale of two overproterctive parents who keep their three children in complete ignorance of the outside world.  They teach them the incorect names for objects, Watch home movies for entertainment, and tell them to be afraid of common house cats.

Join The Vern and guests Beau of Collateral Cinema and Cayley of Once Over With Cayley as they dive into this surreal dark comedy masterpiece.

Friday, January 19, 2024

Bonus Episode: The Boy and The Heron (Review)

 



While Ashley was away. The Vern's good buddy Kim took him to the theater to watch the latest from master animator, Hayo Miyazaki. The Boy and The Heron.

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Stop Making Sense is The Best Concert Movie of All Time.

 


On today's episode.  The Vern is joined by two of the greatest podcasters to talk about the greatest concert film of all time, Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense.  Yeah, that's right I said it so suck it Taylor Swift and your Eras Tour.  Im just joking plese don't have me killed.

Jim of Film Rage 

https://www.filmrageyyc.com/ 

Ryan of Soundtrack Your Life

https://www.soundtrackyourlife.net/  

join Vern as they discuss this classic feature directed by Jonathan Demme( The Silence of the Lambs) and shot by Jordan Cronenweth(Blade Runner). They talk about thier favorite songs, seeing it on the big screen, family interactions and they even talk about David Byrne's American Utopia as well.   

The Human Centipede has more in common with The Godfather than you think by The Girl Behind the Counter.

 Hello all you movie geeks out there I recently watched a series from one of my favorite YouTube critics,Bridget Badot, the girl you know, a...