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Auteur Theory

Nov 8, 2019

Mermaids. Now that the Discovery Channel has shown us incontrovertible evidence that they exist, our movie this week is more relevant than ever. It's Ron Howard's 1984 fantasy romantic comedy Splash. It's Tom Hanks. It's Daryl Hannah. And, hey! John Candy is there too!


Will these land/sea-crossed lovers finally bridge...


Oct 22, 2019

When you're in the mood for a fun, breezy comedy, where else would you look than the crime and corruption of the mean, gritty streets of late-70s/early-80s New York? Not sounding great? But what if you had Henry Winkler, Micheal Keaton, and Shelly Long as your guides? That's more or less what happens in Ron Howard's...


Oct 13, 2019

As we start off our new season examining the films of Ron Howard, we're starting at the beginning. Howard has left the comfortable TV confines of the sleepy streets of Mayberry and 1950s suburban Milwaukee to begin his rise to one of Hollywood's most successful and prolific directors.

From 1977, it's the rollicking car...


Oct 8, 2019

So we maybe overdid it with this one. We're moving into Season 3 of Auteur Theory. As we did with the end of last season, we're going to look into Nick's Top 10 favorite movies. This episode is over 3 hours long. Interesting that Nick was allowed to ramble for 3 hours; and last season, Chris' Top 10 had a time limit....


Oct 7, 2019

As we come to the end of our exploration of the films of Sofia Coppola, Nick and Chris are going to try to do something a little different. Before she took the independent film world by storm, Sofia Coppola directed a score of shorts, music videos, and commercials. And now Nick and Chris are going to watch them all...