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Eyes Wide Shut — January 2018



We begin 2018 just like we ended it — with another Christmas picture. Or did we? Luke, Tito and Will discuss Stanley Kubrick’s “Eyes Wide Shut” from 1999 starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman and try to determine whether or not it’s a Christmas movie. Or maybe it’s a post-Christmas film. What is the legendary auteur saying about sex, desires, human nature, relationships, consumption and even Christmas? And is all of the nudity in the film actually necessary, or does it reach the level of gratuitousness? We don’t have all the answers, but this moving picture, which was Tito’s selection, does pose a lot of questions.

For the month of February, Will nominates the 2016 Irish musical comedy, “Sing Street” which is streaming on Netflix.

Outro song: “Funk,” by Podington Bear
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Circle — September 2017



Luke, Tito and Will discuss “Circle,” a 2015 psychological thriller on Netflix that was Luke’s selection for the month of September. Are the filmmakers suggesting there’s no morality and only effectiveness matters? Is it a thrilling representation of current American politics? Or does this moving picture throw too many interesting observations without offering insightful comments?

For the month of October, Tito recommends “Boogie Nights,” which is available on Netflix. Why does he recommend that moving picture? well, why not?

Outro song: “Funk,” by Podington Bear
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The Babadook — December 2016



Luke, Tito and Will discuss the 2014 Australian psychological horror “The Babadook.” They talk about what’s scarier: fighting an external or internal demon? And they all agree on the classification of this moving picture as a flick, movie or film.

Tito recommends “Fantasia” on Netflix as the moving picture for January.

Outro song: “Funk,” by Podington Bear
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