Andrew looks into how Comrade Detective manages to satirize Soviet communism while not letting modern capitalism off the hook.
CLOSE READING: Andrew takes an in-depth look at Jeff Nichols’ Take Shelter and the various disasters it reflects and foresees.
Andrew looks at 24 Hour Party People, Northern England, and his love for the music and people there.
SIDE BY SIDE: Andrew and Reed return to discuss the recents Emmy Awards, and the bleak and bright futures of pop culture on display there.
Andrew examines another of Peter O’Toole’s not-quite-Oscar-worthy performances in the acerbic satire, The Ruling Class.
SIDE BY SIDE: Andrew and Reed go back and forth on the increasing relevance of Armando Iannucci’s In The Loop.
PANDA COLLECTION, 1.7: Andrew explores Mel Brooks’ comic masterpiece Young Frankenstein and the love it has for the stories it mocks.
CLOSE READING: Andrew examines the mockumentary Trollhunter, and the collision of modern and pre-modern storytelling it contains.
PANDA COLLECTION, 1.6: Andrew dives into Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Delicatessen and the claustrophobic dystopia it reveals to us.
Andrew takes a look at My Favorite Year and begins the long process of figuring out how Peter O’Toole never won an Oscar.