Film Misery Podcast – Episode 001

The premier episode of the Film Misery podcast is officially live! Alex and Phil muse about recent films and our thoughts on the crazy world of criticism. Please leave your feedback to give us some guidance.

Show Schedule

  • :00 – 4:25 – Introductions
  • 4:26 – 22:30 – Review: ‘Arthur’
  • 23:50 – 37:38 – Discussion: What makes a good movie?
  • 38:50 – 1:03:40 – Top 5 Films of the 21st Century
  • 1:04:57 – 1:07:00 – Preview of Next Week, Contact Information

Music for this episode was provided by Phil Jents ( and

Track List:

  • 22:30 – “End of Days”
  • 37:38 – “Edgar and Virginia”
  • 1:03:40 – “Movin On (Part 1)”
  • 1:07:00 – “The Way I Am”


  • At certain points during the second segment, Alex’s mic cuts in and out.
  • ERROR: Alex says Theodore Shapiro composed music for I Love You, Man and Get Him to the Greek. The Get Him to the Greek music was actually composed by Lyle Workman.

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  • Anessa

    Well I listened to the whole podcast, so that a good sign!

    Have to say that now on my Netflix queue is Waking Life and Brick(Watch Instantly)

    Sorry can’t put Cache, I just don’t do thriller/horrors. I almost want to break my rule considering your guys praise, but I know it be one of those movies you’d get Netflix then never watch it…

  • Bobby, @EatAllGames

    Checked this out because I am a big P. Kollar fan. Great job guys, I’ll be listening in the future. I wish this was on iTunes though. Also, I was listening on my iPhone so everytime Alex’s mic cut out for a second, I thought I was about to get a phone call. It kept me on the edge of my seat. The same can be said for the top 5’s at the end. As for the movies you guys talked about, I am going to check some of them out. Great show.

  • I am also a huge P. Kollar fan. It’s been submitted to iTunes and it will be up there as soon as they approve it!

  • Also, Before Sunrise is ’94 not ’99. Also, is this top 5 of the decade a separate criteria than your top 100? I notice some differences. Or are they just changes in opinion in the past year?

  • Brandon Cooley

    Here’s my top Five of the Decade:
    1. City of God
    2. The Departed
    3. Sideways
    4. Mulholland Dr.
    5. No Country for Old Men

    I’ll be putting Cache in my Netflix queue. Have you seen City of God?

  • Impressive first podcast. I love “Moulin Rouge”, but it is strangely enough not my favorite Baz Lurmann flick. It’s close, but “Romeo + Juliet” goes just a sliver ahead for the style that Baz brought to it. I’m probably alone on this one.

    As for my best of the decade, I’m not too well informed to make a decision like that. “Cloverfield” is certainly up there for me, “Where the Wild Things Are” might snag second place. I’d have to think long and hard to compose such a list.

  • I think I would have to expand to top ten on this one.

    10. Dogville
    9. Let the Right One In
    8. Children of Men
    7. Moulin Rouge
    6. Almost Famous
    5. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
    4. No Country for Old Men
    3. A Christmas Tale
    2. Zodiac
    1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

  • Great list, Davin. Jesse James, Children of Men, and Let the Right One In were very close to making my list.

  • Eric M

    Rather than “having” to extend your list to ten, you can simply cut it after 5. And… Tuh-dah!

    1. City of God
    2. Inglourious Basterds
    3. There Will be Blood
    4. No Country for Old Men
    5. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

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