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.
The Immortals return and that includes Adam from his week of interdimensional kidnapping! Once they settle down from his adventure, they get into the insightful (or pretentious?) Paul Thomas Anderson film, Magnolia. (They do note when they start talking about spoilers.) They learn whether The Strokes hold up 10 years later, whether Vatrushka is a pastry or a roll, whether Pedro can focus on The Knife’s version of Heartbeats, whether a children’s book can be more upsetting than one about The Crusades and then it’s time for THE PARADISE. Get excited!