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Ep. 22: Everything Must Go / Mr. Jealousy / Thief / Our Top 25 Movies of All-Time: 15-11 / Keith

May 16th, 2011


Will Farrell stars in Everything Must Go, directed by Dan Rush and based on the short story by Raymond Carver. What happens when an alcoholic lives on his lawn with nowhere else to go? Appearances by Rebecca Hall, Michael Pena and Lady Laura Dern, obv. THEN Joey asks the Moviefraud gentlemen to watch another film by a director of their Top 25 Movies of All-Time, and picks Noah Baumbach's 1996 romantic romp Mr. Jealousy, starring Eric Stoltz and Annabella Sciorra. Josh chooses the thuggier, more leathery, "Thief", starring James Caan and directed by Michael Mann (1981), and feels like one of those pimps. LEATHER.

Break out the cab sav and the tissues, because we're feeling pretentious, emotional and nostalgic up in here. (What else is new?) Your hosts list numbers 15 through 11 of their Top 25 Movies of All-Time. Josh had Joey at hello, but Joey didn't understand when Josh reached out to take his hand. Also: Josh is secretly Mexican and Scottish, and currently leads the countdown with clip-guessing points. All this, and much more, on Episode 22 of Moviefraud!

Music: The Tom Tom Club - "Genius of Love" / Talking Heads - "This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)" / "Girlfriend is Better"


Ep. 21: Meek’s Cutoff / Dogtooth / Police, Adjective / Our Top 25 Movies of All-Time: 20-16

May 5th, 2011


Meek's Cutoff is the latest from Kelly Reichardt (Old Joy, Wendy and Lucy), and it's got all the elements of a winner. Michelle Williams. The Oregon Trail. Zoe Kazan. (Wait... scratch that last one.) So what makes your hosts fight over the film like cowboys and Indians? We'll bring in Josh's essay about the film, written last year for college, and see if the movie lives up to his unreasonable expectations.

The Co-Host Challenge goes to Eastern Europe! Josh assigns Dogtooth, a Greek film by Yorgos Lanthimos, and Joey responds with his own brand of torture: Police, Adjective, a Romanian movie about a man who walks in and out of buildings, and who also eats food. Both these movies are from 2009, and have won Un Certain Regard at Cannes. Which deserved it? And what's so certain about that regard?

Our Top 25 Movies of All-Time rolls on. This week, Moviefraud presents numbers 20-16. Josh doesn't make you laugh, but he doesn't make you cry. What happens in a meadow at dusk? Joey lets us know. Then he assigns a new Co-Host Challenge; the Moviefraud boys preview their next episode; and everyone goes home. Except for Josh, who broadcasts out of his apartment in his underwear.

Music: Portugal. The Man - "The Sun" / "Got it All" / "People Say"

Kelly Reichardt and Meek's Cutoff: A Speculative Essay