010 – Pacific Rim!

Let’s talk Mon-stars and Rob’ts! The metal fists are flying and the monsters are a’dyin’ in del Toro’s tribute to Japanese rubber costumes and anime mech-fests, but also there’s an emotional core? And trauma metaphors? And PTSD gets acknowledged? Ollie and I sift through a movie that’s far more complicated than the surface would suggest.

009 – BONUS! Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark!

Ollie and I are back to talk “Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark!” It’s del Toro’s ideas and Troy Nixey’s flair slathered all over a 1970’s made-for-tv movie. Does it work? Let’s find out!

008 – Hellboy II!

In which I BORE Ollie to TEARS with useless info, *but* we have a delightful time discussing “Hellboy II” and all of our BIG BIG FEELINGS.

007 – BONUS! The Orphanage!

Ollie and I present a special non-del Toro movie that was sold to audiences as very much a del Toro movie! “The Orphanage” is spooky, heartbreaking and wonderful and NOT a del Toro movie. But, he helped get it made and helped start the career of J. A. Bayona, so we’re covering it here! Enjoy this special BONUS!

006 – Pan’s Labyrinth!

This is it. The big one. Ollie and I tackle “Pan’s Labyrinth” a movie that makes you cringe and cry in equal measure.┬áThere’s so much to say about fascism, violence, fairy tales, chalk, innocence, war, nature . . . it’s a big discussion. Join us.

005 – Hellboy!

In which Phil and Ollie wend their way through the surprisingly complicated plot of “Hellboy”; Phil promises to not talk a lot about the comic and then repeatedly breaks that promise; and we manage to justify the existence of Agent John . . . Meyers? Is that his name?