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The MICHAEL & US Canon

60 films

Films discussed on the prestigious MICHAEL & US podcast

  • Varieties on Parade
  • Solace in the Dark
  • Face of Evil
  • Waiting for Godot
  • Manos Returns
  • The Last House on Dead End Street
  • Her Name Was Lisa
  • Corruption
  • Chelsea Girls
  • A Real Young Girl

That DMX Feeling: A Personal Canon

40 films

“That’s why music is so fucking watered-down right now. I miss that DMX feeling.” - Kanye West

(h/t to Ethan…

  • Shrek
  • Shrek 2
  • Splitting Heirs

Notable Cannes Film Festival Competition Entries

3 films

A partial list of movies that were up for the Palme d'Or

  • Chungking Express
  • Hero
  • Hostel
  • Hostel: Part II
  • My Name Is Modesty: A Modesty Blaise Adventure

"Quentin Tarantino Presents..."

14 films

"I see you film fans..."

Movies marketed in North America with the coveted "Quentin Tarantino Presents..." seal of approval.

  • Birdman
  • Death Wish
  • Zack and Miri Make a Porno
  • Man of the Year
  • The Comedian

Movies in which the plot hinges on a Viral Video

6 films

Folks, there's a hot new craze called the Internet, and it's revolutionizing the way we share information.

  • Hardly Working
  • Smorgasbord
  • A King in New York
  • Film Socialisme
  • Goodbye to Language

Late Style

14 films

"What of artistic lateness not as harmony and resolution but as intransigence, difficulty, and unresolved contradiction? What if age and…

  • MacGruber
  • Observe and Report
  • Clifford
  • Once Upon a Time in the West
  • The Heartbreak Kid

Movies I Remember David Letterman Praising

5 films

A nowhere-near-complete list, sourced from my own fuzzy memory.

I also recall that he very obviously didn't like Spring Breakers.

  • Pay It Forward
  • K-PAX
  • The Shipping News
  • The Life of David Gale
  • Beyond the Sea
  • Casino
  • Face/Off
  • Great Balls of Fire!

Joe Bob Briggs: A Cinematic Odyssey

3 films

Remnants from the brief, glorious period in which drive-in movie critic Joe Bob Briggs (aka John Bloom) appeared in major…

  • Kundun
  • Always
  • A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy
  • September
  • Fear and Desire
  • The Real Cancun
  • What Do You Say to a Naked Lady
  • Money Talks
  • Bowling for Columbine
  • Super Size Me

The Reality Movie

11 films

In 2003, THE REAL CANCUN was marketed as the first "Reality Movie." Of course, it was no such thing. Here…