2018 has brought a few glimmers of hope for disaffected moviegoers sick of superheroes, explosions, and special effects: A Star Is Born, Crazy Rich Asians, Eighth Grade, Boy Erased. But many of us (your hosts included) are much more excited about the seemingly infinite great TV offerings these days than by the prospect of schlepping to the movies to see the latest in high-budget forgettableness.
Are we wrong to cross movies off our pop culture to-do lists? Our guests this week are here to persuade us to care about film again. Our Writer's Bone Podcast Network siblings at Film Freaks Forever!, Phoef Sutton and Mark Jordan Legan, have been geeking out on movies together since they met in college. (On their first car ride together, the Psycho soundtrack was playing, a fact neither found remarkable, and thus they knew they were soulmates.) They’ve kept their passion for film alive with epic weekly movie nights full of, as they say on their show page, “biker flicks, goofy monster movies, Filipino jungle adventures, Turkish sci-fi rip-offs.”
As our guests on this episode, they argue for the continued relevance of new releases large and small, teaching us how to look for the gems and giving us a list of recommendations.