Filmshake Episode 5.5 – Late Spring Spoilers

Nic and Jordan discuss the spoilers for Ozu’s Late Spring (1949) and get deep into the possible symbolism as they try to decipher this masterwork of Japanese cinema. What is the director trying to say? What’s with the apple peel? What does it all mean!? Find out as they unpack the mysteries of the Ozu universe.

Filmshake Episode 4 – Ikiru (1952)

Jordan and Nic continue their series on the Japanese masters of cinema, with another round talking about director Akira Kurosawa. This episode features a spoiler-free discussion on the director’s beloved masterpiece Ikiru (To Live) as the hosts relate their very different experiences of the film (comedy or tragedy?). Having lost the previous trivia battle, Jordan reports back on a terrible film he was made to watch from a great director, John Boorman’s Where the Heart Is. Can he overcome this slump and beat Nic in the newest trivia battle? Find out on Filmshake!

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 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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