It’s a jam-packed episode this week. We kick things off by talking about an explosive development in Ari’s life, Mariam finally watching Brian De Palma’s Dressed to Kill and Ari catching up with Richard Linklater’s film from last year Bernie.
This week Mariam had to watch two movies! More specifically the two worthwhile follow-ups to Die Hard: 1990’s Die Hard 2 and 1995’s Die Hard With A Vengence. Mariam picked Die Hard as her favorite piece of homework so-far, so what will she make of its sequels?
Ari’s homework was slightly weirder, the Russ Meyer directed, Roger Ebert penned sexploitation classic Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. Ari had never seen a Russ Meyer film, so what will he make of his first venture into his filmography.
Oh hey, welcome to our fortieth episode! Up top Mariam talks about seeing the Swedish film Den enfaldige mördaren with Stellan Skarsgård as a simple-minded farmhand who’s lead to murder. Meanwhile Ari went to see the Oscarbaity musical Les Miserables…
Mariam’s pick this week is the 1969 film Double Suicide from director Masahiro Shinoda. It starts of being showing people working on a theatrical production of a classic Bunraku play - and then turns into a quasi-theatrical retelling of the story itself. But what will Ari make of it?
Ari’s pick this week is the undisputed action classic Die Hard, which as Ari pointed out last week, is probably the movie he’s seen the most times. What will Mariam make of it, does it still thrill or has it been diluted by a series of uninspired rehashes?
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