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Feb 8, 2021

On this themed episode, Mark Pfeiffer and Paul Markoff look at two movies exploring the nature of filming realism for mass entertainment. Jim Carrey stars as a man unaware that his known reality has been built around and is the subject of a long-running and popular television series in director Peter Weir’s THE TRUMAN...


Jan 12, 2021

Starring Ethan Hawke as the famous inventor, writer-director Michael Almereyda’s experimental biopic TESLA covers about twenty years of Nikola Tesla’s time in the United States, from working for Thomas Edison in 1884 to his J.P. Morgan-funded experiments in Colorado Springs in the early 1900s. 

In recommendations,...


Dec 28, 2020

Charlize Theron leads a team of immortals trying to fight the good fight and find a new, emerging one of their kind without detection by those who might exploit them in director Gina Prince-Bythewood’s THE OLD GUARD.

Mark Pfeiffer and Paul Markoff also discuss how they they’re feeling about not going to...


Oct 30, 2020

Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams are Iceland’s best and most unlikely hope for international musical glory in director David Dobkin’s comedy EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: THE STORY OF FIRE SAGA.

In recommendations, Mark Pfeiffer selects Errol Morris’ documentary about Sunshine State eccentrics in VERNON, FLORIDA. Paul...


Oct 12, 2020

Four Vietnam veterans, including Delroy Lindo and Isiah Whitlock Jr., reunite in Ho Chi Minh City in search of the remains of their leader, played by Chadwick Boseman, and the gold bars they hid decades ago in Spike Lee’s DA 5 BLOODS.

Also, Mark Pfeiffer and Paul Markoff speculate on the actors and actresses from the...