The Strange Harbors Podcast
The Strange Harbors Podcast
Derek Wong, Jeff Zhang, & Amir Touray
Welcome to The Strange Harbors Podcast. Hosted by Derek Wong, Jeff Zhang, and Amir Touray, The Strange Harbors Podcast is a weekly discussion of all things pop culture, with an emphasis on film and television. Join us every week as we dive deep into big blockbusters, indie favorites, and under-seen hidden gems.
This week, we discuss filmmaker Brandon Cronenberg's sophomore feature, the gnarly and ultra-violent Possessor. Starring Andrew Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, and Jennifer Jason Leigh, Possessor takes us deep into the world of corporate espionage and assassinations by way of, well...possession. What did we think of this body horror thriller? Listen and find out!
Jan 7
53 min
"Wonder Woman 1984"
This week, we're discussing and reviewing Patty Jenkins' followup to her 2017 superhero film, Wonder Woman 1984. The first film in the brand-new, HBO Max/Warner Bros. slate that releases theatrically and on streaming at the same time, this is an ambitious first step for a new moviegoing paradigm. How does it stack up against its predecessor and the rest of the DCEU? Listen and find out.
Dec 31, 2020
58 min
Christopher Nolan and "Tenet"
This week, we discuss one of the most anticipated films of 2020 that not many people were able to see until recently. Of course, we're talking about Christopher Nolan's latest time-twisting epic, Tenet. How does it stack up within the famed director's filmography? Tune in and find out.
Dec 24, 2020
51 min
What We're Watching, End of 2020 Edition
With two episodes left in 2020, we run down a recent inventory of what we've been watching in the past few months. What have we been streaming? With old favorites and new gems, let's take a look at the TV and movies that have been keeping us busy recently.
Dec 17, 2020
51 min
The State of Cinema: Warner Bros. and HBO Max
Season premiere. In lieu of our usual premiere topic of discussing out recent watches, we've pivoted to covering the huge, industry-changing, bombshell news of Warner Bros. releasing their entire 2021 slate of films on HBO Max concurrently with their theatrical premieres. What does this mean for theaters? What does it mean for cinema in general? We discuss this and much more.
Dec 13, 2020
57 min
Hannibal Season 3: The Number of the Beast is 666/The Wrath of the Lamb
Say farewell to The Hannibal Files with our final episode recapping the last two episodes of this wonderful show. The Red Dragon ends here, and perhaps in a way that you might not expect. We talk about the end of Dolarhyde, and of course, Will and Hannibal. What is the legacy of the show? Tune in and find out.
Dec 13, 2020
53 min
Hannibal Season 3: And the Woman Clothed in Sun/And the Beast from the Sea
Welcome to the penultimate episode of The Hannibal Files. In the home stretch of the series and this podcast, we discuss the scattered yet still compelling episodes leading up to the end. Building up to the final showdown between Dolarhyde and those out to catch him, the show is reveling in Richard Armitage's feral performance and some new dynamics with old characters.
Nov 12, 2020
40 min
Hannibal Season 3: The Great Red Dragon/And the Woman Clothed with the Sun
The final arc of Bryan Fuller's Hannibal starts here. Three years after Dr. Lecter's capture, a new case draws everyone back into the good doctor's orbit. Richard Armitage is Francis Dolarhyde, a monstrous new killer targeting entire families. Will Hannibal cooperate and help the FBI catch him?
Nov 5, 2020
51 min
Interlude: Michael Mann's Manhunter
Before we tackle the final arc of Bryan Fuller's Hannibal, we're going to be taking a look at Michael Mann's 1986 thriller, Manhunter. Based on the Thomas Harris novel Red Dragon, Manhunter serves as the first adaptation of the Red Dragon story, and the basis of the final six episodes of Hannibal. Widely considered as a cult classic, Manhunter is a neon injection of 80s neo-noir.
Oct 29, 2020
55 min
Hannibal Season 3: Digestivo
The Mason Verger arc comes to a close with the midseason finale of Hannibal. "Digestivo" buttons up a number of storylines, setting the stage for a brand new direction in the final half-season of the series. How do Will and Hannibal escape their predicament at Muskrat Farm? What fate befalls the Verger estate? Tune in and listen to our thoughts!
Oct 22, 2020
37 min
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