A Career In Film
A Career In Film
Zach D'Antonio and Nick Direso
Join us every other week as we take a deep dive into a director that made a film we love.
Warrior's Director: Gavin O'Connor feat. Bill Kairis
For your Halloween listening enjoyment, we bring you a director who has never made a horror film! Join us as we talk sports movies, dramas, and sports dramas. The boys are joined this week by special guest, podcast host, and all around good guy: Bill Kairis. Films Covered: Comfortably Numb - 1995 Tumbleweeds - 1999 Miracle - 2004 Pride and Glory - 2008 Warrior - 2011 Jane Got a Gun - 2015 The Accountant - 2016 The Way Back - 2020
Oct 29, 2021
1 hr 42 min
Thor Ragnarok's Director: Taika Waititi
Join us this week as we look at one of the fastest rising Hollywood directors. From Oscar shorts, to mocking Hitler, we're covering Taika Waititi!!!! Films Covered: Eagle vs. Shark - 2007 Boy - 2010 What We Do in the Shadows - 2014 Hunt for the Wilderpeople - 2016 Thor: Ragnarok - 2017 Jojo Rabbit - 2019
Sep 8, 2021
1 hr 25 min
Cruella's Director: Craig Gillespie
Vampires, Sex Dolls, and Dalmatians. This guy has everything. Join us as we attempt to chart a narrative for one of Hollywood's fastest rising directors.  Films covered: Mr. Woodcock - 2007 Lars and the Real Girl - 2007 Fright Night - 2011 Million Dollar Arm - 2014 The Finest Hours - 2016 I, Tonya - 2017 Cruella - 2021
Aug 8, 2021
1 hr 33 min
The Bourne Identity's Director: Doug Liman
Back from a lengthy relocation hiatus, the boys jump into the career of Doug Liman: The guy Tom Cruise is taking to space! Films covered: Getting In - 1994 Swingers - 1996 Go - 1999 The Bourne Identity - 2002 Mr. & Mrs. Smith - 2005 Jumper - 2008 Fair Game - 2010 Edge of Tomorrow - 2014 The Wall - 2017 American Made - 2017 Locked Down - 2020
Jul 9, 2021
1 hr 35 min
The Hunger Games Sequels' director: Francis Lawrence
Hunger Games, Will Smith, DC Comics! This is maybe one of the highest profile Hollywood directors you've NEVER heard of.  Films covered:  Constantine - 2005 I Am Legend - 2007 Water for Elephants - 2009 Catching Fire - 2013 Mockingjay Part 1 - 2014 Mockingjay Part 2 - 2015 Red Sparrow - 2018
May 7, 2021
1 hr 49 min
Home Alone's Director: Chris Columbus
He helped shape our childhoods, our sense of wonder, and the spirit of Christmas. Now let's see how his lesser known projects stack up. The boys check out Chris Columbus's filmography to see how this writer turned director got his start, and try to figure out why his failed projects flopped so badly. 
Apr 8, 2021
1 hr 59 min
Furious 7's Director: James Wan featuring Matt Braunsdorf
This week we are joined by Director, Cinematographer, and Host of Trailer Trashed: Matt Braunsdorf!!! A self-described Wan-Fan, he leads us through a deep dive into Aquaman, and helps us analyze the horror from Saw to The Conjuring. Trailer Trashed: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChWBqj0lysWDkqXNqBClQcw
Mar 25, 2021
2 hr 6 min
Iron Man's director: Jon Favreau
Building the MCU, making the most beloved Christmas classic in the past 20 years, teaching us how to make a proper Cubano sandwich. This man has done it all. Join us as we cover the career of Jon Favreau and dig deep on what the heck is going on with Disney live-action remakes. 
Feb 18, 2021
1 hr 28 min
BIG DOG SPECIAL! Dazed and Confused's director: Richard Linklater
In our first Big Dog episode, we tackle the rare director that you may have heard of! Hang out with us as we journey through the career of the man who pioneered the "hang out film", brought two grown men to tears on a rooftop with his Before Trilogy, and taught us all how to rock. 
Feb 4, 2021
2 hr 9 min
What About Bob's director: Frank Oz
Join us this week as we set aside Ms. Piggy and Yoda and talk about Oz's career behind the camera. Comedies, family dramas, a musical, and of course... The Stepford Wives remake. We'll cover his tense working relationship with the majority of his lead actors, debate who the worst muppet is, and wade through a kids movie about having a god-complex. 
Jan 21, 2021
1 hr 39 min
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