Every Friday Chris hand-selects a streaming recommendation for your weekend.
This Week’s Featured Flick
Buster Keaton’s inventive silent comedy form 1924, Sherlock Jr, on Netflix.
Perhaps my favorite decade for film was the 1950s. It bridged the Old Hollywood class of the 1930s and 1940s, with the more honest, outspoken, and organic New Hollywood of the 1960s and 1970s. These three films give a strong representation of the cinematic diversity the 1950s displayed.
In this Short Rounds episode, Chris and Hunter review the film considered by many to be the scariest of the decade, The Babadook. And that’s it. What? You wanted more? It’s our week off. Give us a break!
00:00:26 – Review – The Babadook
00:14:30 – The Babadook SPOILERS
00:23:57 – Beer Recommendation: Black Dolphin – Marshall Brewing Company
Hunter and Chris review the 2014 Sundance Grand Jury prize-winning documentary Rich Hill. In Special Features, the dudes talk docs, discussing their differing tastes in documentary cinema. Plus music by Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors. WARNING: This episode includes an embarrassing amount of Star Wars references. Listener discretion advised.
00:11:27 – Review – Rich Hill
Beer Recommendation: Prairie Weisse by Prairie Artisan Ales
00:44:01 – Special Features – Doc Talk
00:58:28 – Really Rad Recommendations
In this very special episode, Hunter and Chris wax nostalgic on Spielberg movies and finally watch The Goonies in their inaugural War Crimes review. During Special Features, the dudes man-up and confess their personal War Crimes – essential films they’re ashamed to have never seen.
00:04:50 – Review – The Goonies
Beer Recommendation: Saint Arnold Root Beer – Saint Arnold Brewing Company
00:34:34 – Special Features – War Crimes: Confessions
00:54:10 – Really Rad Recommendations