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.
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!
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.
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!
This is it. The big one. Ollie and I tackle “Pan’s Labyrinth” a movie that makes you cringe and cry in equal measure. There’s so much to say about fascism, violence, fairy tales, chalk, innocence, war, nature . . . it’s a big discussion. Join us.
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?
Ollie and I talk briefly about the “The Shape of Water” rating, the news of Hellboy’s return to cinemas and finally making it to the exhibit at the MIA.