March 1, 2022

#156 – Upstream Color

"It doesn't make you a genius, it makes you arrogant."

We kick off a new Movie-Go-Round cycle with Nicole's New to Two pick, Upstream Color. This head-scratcher seems to be about identity, interconnectedness, addiction, memory, trauma bonding, and...pigs? What did Brett and David think? Could any of us make sense of it? How was Amy Seimetz? And why do we have to keep playing the "Can we separate the art from the artist" game?

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Movie-Go-Round is hosted by Nicole Davis, David Luzader, and Brett Stewart. The show is edited by Brett Stewart and Nicole Davis. Our theme, "The Show Must Be Go," is by Kevin MacLeod and used under license to Tilting Windmill Studios. Movie-Go-Round is hosted on Pinecast. Get 40% off your first 4 months using code r-7ca2df.

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February 22, 2022

#155 – mother!

"The metaphor is just bungled all the way through."

For this round's You Did This to Us, we brought in a ringer, Cole Roulain of The Magic Lantern podcast, to help us make sense of the controversial, polarizing mother! Listen to Brett try to keep this train on the conversational tracks while Cole makes cogent points, David works himself into rage sputtering, and Nicole tries to puzzle out the nightmare logic while wondering about the importance of the decor.

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Movie-Go-Round is hosted by Nicole Davis, David Luzader, and Brett Stewart. The show is edited by Brett Stewart and Nicole Davis. Our theme, "The Show Must Be Go," is by Kevin MacLeod and used under license to Tilting Windmill Studios. Movie-Go-Round is hosted on Pinecast. Get 40% off your first 4 months using code r-7ca2df.

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February 19, 2022

#154 – Deep Red (Profondo Rosso)

"Bizarrely delightful for a movie that has so much stabbing in it."

For this Around the World Movie-Go-Round episode, Nicole brought Dario Argento's murder mystery Deep Red (Profondo Rosso). We gabbed about the over-the-top weirdness, marveled at the visuals, Brett argued about the music, and David wondered if everyone in this movie were clairvoyant except for the folks trying to solve the crime. Come hang out with us and listen!

Email the show at hi@mgrpodcast.com. Find us online by heading over to mgrpodcast.com. Help shape the show by voting during You Did This to Us polls every 5 weeks on our site and social media!

Movie-Go-Round is hosted by Nicole Davis, David Luzader, and Brett Stewart. The show is edited by Brett Stewart and Nicole Davis. Our theme, "The Show Must Be Go," is by Kevin MacLeod and used under license to Tilting Windmill Studios. Movie-Go-Round is hosted on Pinecast. Get 40% off your first 4 months using code r-7ca2df.

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February 16, 2022

#153 – Kubo and the Two Strings

"It's okay to choose your family, or brainwash them."

David nominated this Movie-Go-Round Future Classic, Kubo and the Two Strings. This 2016 stop-motion animation film is inarguably gorgeous, and beautifully made, but it is not without its controversy. We talk about the low Asian representation in casting, touch on parental mental illness, and debate how astute a 10-year old should be expected to be when confronted with a magic monkey. Come check it out!

The article David references early in the show can be found on the website for the Center for Asian American Media.

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Movie-Go-Round is hosted by Nicole Davis, David Luzader, and Brett Stewart. The show is edited by Brett Stewart and Nicole Davis. Our theme, "The Show Must Be Go," is by Kevin MacLeod and used under license to Tilting Windmill Studios. Movie-Go-Round is hosted on Pinecast. Get 40% off your first 4 months using code r-7ca2df.

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February 11, 2022

#152 – Little Door Gods (The Guardian Brothers)

"'I might end the world' is the B plot"

This round's Primeflix Roulette was an animated film from China that comes in two versions: the original, available on YouTube, and the culturally neutered Weinstein Company cut, available on Netflix. Two minor gods, thinking they're no longer needed by the human world, are asked for a little divine aid when a mother and daughter have to keep the family restaurant going. A brother god comes to help while the other takes more large-scale measures to feel needed, ones that could end in disaster. Will the restaurant stay afloat? Will the world end? Will someone please wake up Nicole Kidman? It's time for her lines.

Next week will be David's pick for a Future Classic, Kubo and the Two Strings.

Email the show at hi@mgrpodcast.com. Find us online by heading over to mgrpodcast.com. Help shape the show by voting during You Did This to Us polls every 5 weeks on our site and social media!

Movie-Go-Round is hosted by Nicole Davis, David Luzader, and Brett Stewart. The show is edited by Brett Stewart and Nicole Davis. Our theme, TThe Show Must Be Go," is provided by Kevin MacLeod. Movie-Go-Round is hosted on Pinecast. Get 40% off your first 4 months using code r-7ca2df.

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February 8, 2022

#151 – Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

"He knows white men are not to be trusted. And yet..."

Brett's pick for New to Two this round is right up his alley -- Chicago blues, August Wilson, and philosophical monologues, creating the stew that is Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Brett, David, and Nicole discuss this fictional day in the life of the real blues legend Ma Rainey, and get into the powerhouse performances, the hazards of predatory music contracts, and the problem of evil. Grab an ice-cold Coca-Cola and listen in.

Email the show at hi@mgrpodcast.com. Find us online by heading over to mgrpodcast.com. Help shape the show by voting during You Did This to Us polls every 5 weeks on our site and social media!

Movie-Go-Round is hosted by Nicole Davis, David Luzader, and Brett Stewart. The show is edited by Brett Stewart and Nicole Davis. Our theme, "The Show Must Be Go," is provided under license by Kevin MacLeod to Tilting Windmill Studios. Movie-Go-Round is hosted on Pinecast. Get 40% off your first 4 months using code r-7ca2df.

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