Prisoners (2013)

What’s up with Detective Loki’s blinking? Is Keller Dover a reliable narrator? Spencer and Mallory explore these questions and more as they discuss cinematography, suspense, and moral ambiguity in Prisoners.

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Hot Fuzz (2007)

When Sergeant Angel returns, why should we “look at his horse?” What story do the taxicab signs tell? Spencer and Mallory explore these questions and more as they discuss visual and auditory humor, recapitulation, and fascism in the second installment of the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy: Hot Fuzz.

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Sintel (2010)

Why does Sintel’s hair turn grey? How do embers serve as transitions? Spencer and Mallory explore these questions and more as they discuss Blender, seasons, and coming-of-age in Sintel.

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Steve Jobs (2015)

Can Steve Jobs control fire regulations? Do his glasses actually make his vision worse? Spencer and Mallory explore these questions and more as they discuss Aaron Sorkin, visual symbolism, and character intentions & obstacles in Steve Jobs.

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Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018)

Who spray painted “no future” on the billboard? What is actually controlling Stefan’s impulses? Spencer and Mallory explore these questions and more as they discuss interactive media, Aristotelian drama, and the promise of the premise in Black Mirror: Bandersnatch.

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Arrival (2016)

What’s that low rumble in the score? Does heptapod algebra not exist? Spencer and Mallory explore these questions and more as they discuss transportive sound design, intertextuality with 2001: A Space Odyssey, and heptapod math in Arrival.

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