It’s difficult to believe that another ten years has flown by and your gracious hosts are digging through an entire decade of film for the second time in this podcast’s illustrious lifespan. But for this go-around, Kurt and Andrew (and oftentimes our good friend Matt Gamble) have gone through these obstreperous ten years more or less together. For us, this has been a lifestyle; a marriage if you will. Not to each other, but to this web site, this podcast (what’s left of it) and to the art of film. We’ve spent a third of our lives(!) breaking down scenes, bickering about scripts, quoting Walter Sobchak and Mark Rumsfield, debating ambition versus actual, deriding the Transformers series, lavishing praise on everything from Almodóvar to Zahler, lamenting the loss of some of our greatest heroes and wondering why there isn’t more of Rosario Dawson in pretty much everything. And for ten damn years we’ve done all of this together… always wishing there was additional time to see and do more of all of it.
So in this episode we breakdown the decade that was. If we figured out one thing, it’s that there’s nothing much to pin down on the last 3650 days. No matter where you look, there’s something new and interesting or different and obtuse. It might not all be good, but it’s uniquely its own and there’s art to be found all over the place. It’s in camera and out. It’s in our personal subconscious and society at large. For better or worse, it’s shaped who we are as people and it’s fun to go back over all of the ups and downs, strikes and gutters and what-have-yous from the past ten years. Nothing before has been like it and nothing moving forward will be the same. It’s glorious; warts and all.
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