The WastebasketFeb 16, 2023
If I can’t move, I can’t sing
In here, they're alive
We forge our bodies in the fire of our will
After Dark: Time is different for us now
Chris and Jordan discuss Albany, Canadia, Prey, Barry S3, House of the Dragon, and Strange New Worlds
Put it in the basket, chief
Talk to me Goose
Everybody’s old enough for a beer
I stink. And I like it. (The Power of the Dog, Spencer, and Licorice Pizza)
The Tragedy of Macbeth
After Dark: It's a new year, it's a new day
Chris and Jordan reflect on 2021 and look ahead to 2022. Christmas traditions in warm climates, remote work, and some quick movies and TV reviews.
Dune, Dune, and Dune
After Dark: Breakfast Burritos
Breakfast burritos, The Lord of the Rings audiobooks, Succession, Ted Lasso, Ole Gunnar Solskjær
J. C. Chandor #3 - A Most Violent Year
After Dark: End of Summer 2021
Chris and Jordan discuss winners and losers of the Summer of 2021. They touch on soccer, acid reflux, The Suicide Squad, Reminiscence, Tony Judt, and Netflix envelopes.
After Dark: Recap Oscars 2021
Chris and Jordan discuss winners and losers at the 2021 Oscars
J. C. Chandor #2 - All Is Lost
Oscar Podcast 2021
Welcome to the 2021 Wastebasket Oscar Podcast! Jordan and Chris begin the pod with a discussion of preferred stove-top popcorn popping techniques (3:30). They then go head-to-head in the first Oscar draft (14:25). Following the draft, the in-depth discussion about individual Best Picture nominees begins (32:30). They watched them all so that you don't have to.
Films discussed: Trial of the Chicago 7 (38:47), Nomadland (45:10), Promising Young Woman (55:42), The Father (1:12:00), Mank (1:19:00), Judas and the Black Messiah (1:32:15), Minari (1:44:00), and, finally, Sound of Metal (1:54:00).
J. C. Chandor #1 - Margin Call
Preview: J. C. Chandor
After Dark: Shows we like on HBO Max
Chris and Jordan kick up their heels, sip some whiskey, and relax after the first deep dive series. We discuss great shows on HBO Max - Flight Attendant, Harley Quinn, and The Great Pottery Throw Down. Chris continues the conversation with further craft recommendations, with the glass blowing Netflix show Blown Away and the audiobook of Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential.
Join us on our next Deep Dive series where we take a look at three movies by director J.C. Chandor.
Sean Connery #3 - The Russia House
Chris and Jordan conclude their deep dive into the career of Sean Connery with a discussion of the 1990 spy-thriller "The Russia House."
Sean Connery #2 - The Man Who Would Be King
Chris and Jordan continue their deep dive into the career of Sean Connery with a discussion of "The Man Who Would Be King."
Streaming: The Man Who Would Be King
John Huston - An Open Book
Mark Harris - Five Came Back - has sections on Huston's wartime experiences
Michael Caine - The Elephant to Hollywood
Robert Byron - The Road to Oxiana
Sean Connery #1 - The Molly Maguires
Chris and Jordan discuss "The Molly Maguires" in the first of a three part series looking at lesser known titles in Sean Connery's career.
Director: Martin Ritt
Cinematographer: James Wong Howe
Season 2 Trailer: Deep Dives
Welcome to The Wastebasket: Deep Dives. In Season 2 we're going to be exploring actors, directors, and genres in more depth. First up will be a three part series on Sean Connery. Stay tuned for the next episode about the movie The Molly Maguires.