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  • Faces

    Faces

    ★★★★★

    The Season 1 Finale of Arthouse Drive-In is out now on Split Tooth Media, about John Cassavetes 'Faces.' It is an emotionally raw, brutally honest, complex portrait of communication that epitomizes Cassavetes' fascinating directing style.

    Check it out here: www.splittoothmedia.com/arthouse-drive-in-10-faces/

    We began by discussing some of Cassavetes' history: from his extensive acting career in Hollywood, his cantankerous relationship with the establishment, to his almost mythical status as the spirit of American independent filmmaking. We then dove into the history behind…

  • Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One

    Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One

    Episode 9 of Arthouse Drive-In is out now on Split Tooth Media, diving into 'Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One.' Listen in as we unpack one of the most fascinating films about filmmaking ever made.

    Check it out here: www.splittoothmedia.com/arthouse-drive-in-9-symbiopsychotaxiplasm/

    We discuss how William Greaves was a true pioneer. He became one of the most prolific documentarians of all time, while breaking through the racial barriers in the film industry. He was outraged at how the American educational system ignored African American history.…

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  • The Rules of the Game

    The Rules of the Game

    ★★★★★

    Episode 3 of Arthouse Drive-In is out now on Split Tooth Media, exploring Jean Renoir's classic film, The Rules of the Game!

    Check it out here: www.splittoothmedia.com/arthouse-drive-in-rules-of-the-game/

    Robert explains the pros and cons of auteur theory, and how the film was incredibly controversial in France upon its release. T does his best to traverse the societal minefield of aristocratic affairs that dot the landscape of this film and attempts to present a comprehensive synopsis without spoiling an almost century old…

  • House

    House

    Episode 7 of Arthouse Drive-In is out now on Split Tooth Media, listen in as we dive into Obayashi's bizarre, unforgettable, and unique comedy horror film House.

    Check it out here: www.splittoothmedia.com/arthouse-drive-in-7-house/

    We discuss how a film that was meant to be like Jaws mutated into a psychedelic, 4th Wall breaking, goofy, fast paced, gory technical masterpiece.

    However, all technical aspects aside, our co hosts are pretty divided on this one. Especially on the efficacy of satire, the quality of "camp" aesthetics, the balance between narrative and technique, and whether this film is a fun romp or a boring slog. Conflict!