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#26: Seven Samurai (1954)

#26: Seven Samurai (1954)

March 21, 2019

People are complicated, at once noble and cowardly. We laugh at inappropriate times and cry over morning tea; find beauty and terror in the wind and rain. And somehow Akira Kurosawa captures all of this humanness in a film that is somehow both epic and intimate all at once. That’s right, this week we tackle Kurosawa’s 1954 film SEVEN SAMURAI. This film shaped Dave’s understanding of cinema and probably life in general. It is an exercise in vulnerability to show such an important film to someone you love, and a bit intimidating for the new viewer as well. In one of our best conversations we talk art, humanity, the history of feudal Japan, and a kinder, gentler cinematic education. Won’t you join us?

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#25: Party Down (2009) - TV Series

#25: Party Down (2009) - TV Series

March 6, 2019

Are there times in your life when you’re more open to a particular show or movie? We find out when we revisit a series that Dave just couldn’t get into the first time Ashley brought it up, long before they ever started dating. PARTY DOWN was Rob Thomas’s (the writer-director, not the singer of “Smooth”) follow-up to VERONICA MARS. The series follows Adam Scott as a washed-up actor and his co-workers at a second-rate catering company in LA as they work disastrous parties and events, while trying to figure out their careers, or lack thereof, in and around the fringes of the entertainment industry. The humor is dark, sarcastic, and frequently silly, so it’s right in Ashley’s wheelhouse. But will Dave come around?

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