I'm Steve - the Catholic Movie Guy. A Catholic, a guy, and a movie lover. I started this podcast to discuss films of all kinds, old and new, from a Catholic perspective - because Catholics like movies, too. https://catholicmovieguy.com.
Awards season is heating up, and the Catholic Movie Guy Podcast continues apace.
This week, I again welcome Bo Bonner of The Uncommon Good on Iowa Catholic Radio to the show to discuss the 2017 Golden Globe Winner of Best Picture (Drama), Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri.
Written and directed by Martin McDonagh, it stars the great Frances McDormand as a small town mom trying to get big time justice/revenge.
The film is brutal, vulgar, touching, and beautiful - not for the fainthearted, but I liked it even more after the discussion with Bo. Enjoy!
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If you were waiting on the Catholic Movie Guy to make up your mind about the new Star Wars, I have some good news, and some bad news.
The good news is that I loved it as much as anyone; the bad news is that I hated it as much as everyone.
Confused? Listen as Bo Bonner of Iowa Catholic Radio joins me to discuss (with limited nerdiness) the latest (and greatest/worst) Star Wars entry: the good, the bad, the beautiful, the ugly, The Last Jedi.
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'Tis the season for Christmas movies, so here's a short and sweet one: TheTimMan and I discuss the 1988 Bill Murray take on A Christmas Carol, Scrooged.
One of us loves it, one of us hates it, and did my wife like it?
Next week, be on the lookout for the long-awaited review of The Last Jedi.
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You know how sometimes politicians will release bad news ahead of the weekend, hoping no one notices? That's this podcast.
We have a bit of a lull in the production schedule before The Last Jedi (nerd alert) next week, so to fill your earbuds with content, I'm releasing a lost podcast from the vault: two of the Coen Brothers' comedies, Intolerable Cruelty and The Big Lebowski.
Not a lot of in-depth analysis, but much bourbon-fueled mirth to be found. But do check out the article referenced in the podcast on the Theology of the Bawdy.
It also contains what may be the best, "Did His Wife Like It?" of all time.
Enjoy the show (with a forgiving ear)!
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Last week I was graciously invited on The Uncommon Good show on Iowa Catholic Radio (heard on 1150 AM, 88.5 FM, and 94.5 FM) with Dr. Bud Marr and Bo Bonner to discuss the movies of Fall 2017. For the convenience of my legions of fans, they have also graciously allowed me to post the entire hour-long show here on my feed.
We canvassed many of the movies of Fall 2017, including: Blade Runner 2049, Thor, Justice League, Wonder and more. Listen so you can make an informed decision as to which to drop your hard-earned cash on (if any).
Enjoy, and then go watch some movies!
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Hey there movie-people!
Today I'm joined by first-time guest Charlie Backer: entrepreneur, musician, and horror aficionado.
With only a few days until All Hallow's Eve, we discuss a Catholic perspective on the horror genre. Why is it acceptable (and good, even?) for a conscientious person to watch a horror flick? Plus, we give a run-down of our favorite preternatural-focused scary movies for your viewing discomfort.
As referenced on the podcast, here are some of my favorite articles on the subject:
My High Holy Day, John Zmirak.
The Fun of Fear, Dan Lord.
Catholicism and Horror, Steven Greydanus.
And when you watch one of our recommendations, throw some Hot Charlie's on your popcorn!
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Hey there, fellow humans!
Our old friend, Professor Bo Bonner, joins me to discuss the visually stunning and morally interesting sequel, Blade Runner 2049.
Directed by the great Denis Villeneuve, the current title-holder for "Most Pro-Life Movie Director," the film is long, sprawling, bleak, hopeful, and riveting. Despite the film being a relative dud at the box office, it should be on the short list of best films of the year. Also: perhaps the film contains an example of the non-gratuitous use of nudity in film? Listen for the verdict!
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With the threat of nuclear war a daily news story, you may want to kick your feet up and drink yourself into a coma. But that's no way to live!
So, instead, get into the trenches with TheTimMan and me - this week we discuss two acclaimed war films, the 2006 Clint Eastwood-directed companion pieces, Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima.
We find both films outpace the typical war film, for different reasons, and Letters from Iwo Jima belongs in any discussion of the best war films ever made. My wife may or may not chime in. Enjoy!
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Here it is, the most highly anticipated sequel since whatever the latest Star Wars movie was - the second half of our Godfather discussion, focusing on the equally great (or greater) film, The Godfather Part II (1974).
I (correctly) favor Part II, while TheTimMan prefers the easy-pleaser that is Part I. My wife casts the deciding vote.
We discuss the melancholic younger brother (no wonder I like it!) at length, including Al Pacino's incredible performance and some of the Catholic background environs.
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Hey there, faithful listener - long time, no see (or hear)!
The reasons for the relatively lengthy layoff are nothing compared to the payoff: thetimman and I discuss - at length - a movie that needs no introduction, the absolute masterpiece, the stone-cold classic, The Godfather Part I.
We examine everything from Tim's Brando impersonation to what the movie has to say about the pre-Vatican II Church, and even learn whether or not my wife liked it.
It got so long, in fact, that we had to push the discussion of The Godfather Part II to a second podcast, to be released in the near future.
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