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Friday the 13th – Deep Focus

In honor of its 40th anniversary and the date itself, Nate and Matt discuss the original "Friday the 13th" from Paramount Pictures, directed by Sean S. Cunningham and written by…

The Criterion Chat #51 – Straw Dogs

In this episode, Nate and Matt face their fear of the English countryside and bear traps. As a bonus, they talk about Sam Peckinpah's landmark examination of violence: 1971's "Straw…

Tombstone – Deep Focus

Nate and Matt discuss the increasingly popular 1993 Western "Tombstone," released by Touchstone/Disney. Be an oak. View video on YouTube.

Nurse Betty – Deep Focus

In honor of its 20th anniversary this month, Nate and Matt discuss Neil LaBute's "Nurse Betty," a forgotten gem of American cinema. Directed by Neil LaBute and starring Renee Zellweger,…

There Will Be Blood: God and Mammon – The Workprint

Nate delivers an essay on Paul Thomas Anderson's seminal 2007 film, "There Will Be Blood," and its exploration of the relationship between religion and capitalism. View video on YouTube.

The Criterion Chat #50 – Cold War


Superman Returns – Deep Focus

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's two thirtysomethings discussing Superman! Nate and Matt discuss 2006's "Superman Returns"--a movie as misplaced as its alien title character. Released by Warner Bros.…

Saving Private Ryan – Deep Focus

Nate and Matt discuss Steven Spielberg's landmark 1998 film "Saving Private Ryan," released by Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks. View video on YouTube.

The Criterion Chat #49 – Godzilla


Spartan Subtitled

A translation of David Mamet's stylized dialogue in his underrated 2004 film "Spartan," from Warner Bros. Pictures. View video on YouTube.