Stella introduces the guys to Ari Aster’s sophomore horror follow-up to the popular Hereditary: Midsommar starring Florence Pugh. Along the viewing journey, several disturbing scenes are flanked by questions of faith and community. How are we trained to interpret different cultures and customs?
In this episode the guys return to Japan, discussing their exposure to anime, its writing trends compared to American fiction, and what they take away from both anime and Japanese video games.
Ethics in writing. Biased critique. Artist’s intent. Should stories and creative works come pre-packaged with affirmative morals we agree with?
Don and Harry risk making the most indulgent episode ever, discussing their favorite things and people whilst reconciling with what about them is tough to talk about.
This week the guys discuss Cultural Phenomena, how that gets to be defined, and the backlash effect with each example.
We’re all foreigners, in one way or another. But what about that will remain true in the strictest terms by the end of this decade, century or even this episode?
With the recent revelations of sex abuse in Hollywood, the guys hash out where such predatory mindsets come from.
*NOTE* This Episode contains Spoilers for Blade Runner 2049 After adding their perspectives on the ongoing #MeToo conversation, Don and Harry talk about the seminal Anti-Hero. What brought about this archetype, and what are its most iconic representations? Most importantly, has its time passed?
The guys deep dive into their personal lives and discuss dating, its realities and how those realities are warped through media.