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.

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.

003 – The Devil’s Backbone!

We’ve got spoops! And also the Spanish Civil War. Or, as they call it in Spain: the Civil War. Funny how that works.