Episode 56: Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

The guys round up the crew for one last job: Steven Soderbergh’s 2001 classic heist remake Ocean’s Eleven. The guys talk about how the film’s ‘coolness’ is perhaps its greatest strength, and how that coolness is mostly buoyed by its massive star power (that only seems to grow as time goes on). Despite the fact that it’s just a super cool film, Steven Soderbergh’s seemingly effortless directorial coolness is probably the real star at play here. Soderbergh proves once again that he makes films that make it seem easy to make films: almost as easy as the heist in the film itself. Speaking of heists, the guys plan their own theoretical heists and pick their perfect team of crooks.

Ep 56 Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Director
Steven Soderbergh
Stars
George Clooney
Brad Pitt
Matt Damon
Julia Roberts
Andy Garcia
Casey Affleck
Don Cheadle
Elliott Gould
Bernie Mac

Curated by: Anders

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What Movies Are About

Aired Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The guys round up the crew for one last job: Steven Soderbergh's 2001 classic heist remake Ocean's Eleven. The guys talk about how the film's 'coolness' is perhaps its greatest strength, and how that coolness is mostly buoyed by its massive star power (that only seems to grow as time goes on). Despite the fact that it's just a super cool film, Steven Soderbergh's seemingly effortless directorial coolness is probably the real star at play here. Soderbergh proves once again that he makes films that make it seem easy to make films: almost as easy as the heist in the film itself. Speaking of heists, the guys plan their own theoretical heists and pick their perfect team of crooks.

Episode 8: Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)

The guys talk Steven Soderbergh’s breakthrough debut feature Sex, Lies, and Videotape, starring Andie MacDowell, James Spader, Peter Gallagher, and Laura San Giacomo. They break down the way the film uses a cultural taboo like sex to show the ways humans do or don’t expose truths about themselves to one another, and more specifically the way that Soderbergh’s 1989 film examines communication between people through the different relationships between the two characters. The film is a stunning work of art, both visually and thematically, and the guys discuss what Sex, Lies, and Videotape meant for film as a whole upon its release. Also, they put themselves in the characters’ shoes for a minute and discuss summer vacation plans.

Ep 08 Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
Director
Steven Soderbergh
Stars
James Spader
Andie MacDowell
Peter Gallagher
Laura San Giacomo

Curated by: Jarryd
What movies are about

Aired Friday, May 15, 2015
The guys talk Steven Soderbergh's breakthrough debut feature Sex, Lies, and Videotape, starring Andie MacDowell, James Spader, Peter Gallagher, and Laura San Giacomo. They break down the way the film uses a cultural taboo like sex to show the ways humans do or don't expose truths about themselves to one another, and more specifically the way that Soderbergh's 1989 film examines communication between people through the different relationships between the two characters. The film is a stunning work of art, both visually and thematically, and the guys discuss what Sex, Lies, and Videotape meant for film as a whole upon its release. Also, they put themselves in the characters' shoes for a minute and discuss summer vacation plans.