FMP ep. 148 – I, Tonya, All the…

Original Record Date: December 17, 2018 For this episode, Justin and G Clark review the controversial awards season contenders All the Money in the World and I Tonya. G Clark also provides his abbreviated thoughts…

FMP ep. 147 – The Shape of Water,…

Original Record Date: December 17, 2017 For this episode, Justin and G Clark review The Shape of Water before having their first discussion of how the Oscar race has been shaping up in light of…

FMP ep. 146 – Star Wars: The Last…

Original Record Date: December 17, 2017 For this episode, Justin reunites briefly with guest host and former Film Misery Editor in Chief Alex Carlson to have a deeply geek-centric, effusive, and nit-picky conversation about Star…

The Shape of Water

REVIEW: ‘The Shape of Water’ (2017)

Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water is a Very Strange Film.  It tells a story in the dark fantasy/science fiction realm, one that would fit quite at home in a dime store comic book,…

ESSAYS ON STAR WARS: Why Star Wars?

"'Star Wars' may be the only movie in which the first time around the surprises are reassuring…. It’s an epic without a dream. But it’s probably the absence of wonder that accounts for the film’s…

BONUS EPISODE – QUEER MISERY: The Queer Films…

Original Record Date: November 9, 2017 In a bonus episode of the podcast, Justin sits down with Lena Houst to discuss some of the more noteworthy movies of 2017 featuring queer storytelling and LGBTQ characters.…

The Disaster Artist

REVIEW: ‘The Disaster Artist’ (2017)

If you’ve never heard of Tommy Wiseau’s The Room, I’d love to know how this is possible.  Chances are, it’s playing near you sometime soon; midnight showings happen in my city on a bi-monthly basis. …

Film Misery Movie Marathon – Essays on Star…

In the still-young history of movies, in the last half-century of popular culture, perhaps no work has triggered as much admiration and disdain, as much conversation and consternation, as Star Wars. Ordinarily, that sentence would…

Coco

REVIEW: ‘Coco’ (2017)

If you’re a parent, and I tell you that Coco is a Pixar movie, well, that’s pretty much it, isn’t it?  You’ll take your kids, they’ll like it, and you’ll have spent a great two…