Filmshake Episode 3.5 – Dreams Spoilers

Nic and Jordan conduct their Eye of the Duck segment, getting into what they believe are the key scenes for Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams. The film’s “spoilers” are also discussed, highlighting the last three vignettes. The hosts rag on unobservant film critics (besides themselves) and Nic uses a strange guttural voice to say “Walt Disney”.

Filmshake Episode 3 – Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams (1990)

Nic reports back about his assignment to watch Sansho the Bailiff after losing the last trivia battle. Jordan and Nic continue their series on the Japanese Masters with a spoiler-free review of Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams. And a new trivia battle follows at the end with a guest appearance from a nihilistic Arnold Schwarzenegger!

Filmshake Episode 2.5 – The Life of Oharu Spoilers

Jordan and Nic get into the spoilers from The Life of Oharu and conduct the Eye(s) of the Duck segment (how many eyes can a film duck have?). Plus Nic discovers the Internet.

Filmshake Episode 2 – The Life of Oharu (1952)

Jordan and Nic talk spoiler-free about Kenji Mizoguchi’s The Life of Oharu. Nic reports back about his assignment to watch Chungking Express. The two hosts duke it out in a trivia battle at the end.

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Check out Nic’s blog, The Nicsperiment, with written reviews for both of these films:

Filmshake Episode 1.5 – Ugetsu Spoilers

Jordan and Nic get into the big reveals of Ugetsu Monogatari, including their “Eye of the Duck” segment (the key scene of the movie, à la David Lynch).

Filmshake Episode 1 – Ugetsu (1953)

Jordan and Nic introduce the show, talk spoiler-free about Kenji Mizoguchi’s Ugetsu, and conduct their first trivia battle.

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