WE NEED THOSE LEADS! Podcast leads that is! Ah! Get it?! The Immortals are reviewing Glengarry Glen Ross and it’s all about getting the leads. It’s a thing, watch the movie, they spend most of the episode talking about it. They also listen to albums by Queen and Missy Elliott and a song by Tori Amos. Then Austin watches a miniseries based off a beloved book and his friends tell him to stop watching Gotham. Some friends they are! THEY PROBABLY DON’T EVEN HAVE THE GOOD LEADS.
For this episode about Short Cuts, Eric and Austin were tempted to create several different perspectives of the film that all interconnected and created a feeling of dread. Instead perhaps the only way it can be clear is if they took a step back from it all. Anywho! The guys review this Robert Altman film that he made almost two decades after Nashville where he adapted an entire collection of Raymond Carver stories with so many brilliant actors.
Austin and Eric are at the final film of Billy Wilder and it seems like it’s all gone by too fast. It’s best to end on a good note as The Apartment is one of the hosts’ favorite Wilder film. It’s the tragic and comedic tale of one man who keeps lending out his apartment so his bosses can have affairs. The guys discuss how well Wilder was able to capture the richness of these characters and the sad world they live in.
Austin and Eric are back on Billy Wilder’s light side with the beloved comedy Some Like It Hot. They’re joined by the great writer Andrew Rostan as they look into the very silly tale of two men pretending to be women because they accidentally witnessed the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. It’s remarkable how progressive the film is and how wall-to-wall funny it is.