The Unenthusiastic Critic
By The Unenthusiastic Critic
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Some are born film critics, some become critics, and some have film criticism thrust upon them. Each week, Michael (The Unaffiliated Critic) convinces his reluctant wife Nakea (The Unenthusiastic Critic) to sit down and watch a classic film that nearly everyone else on the planet has already seen.
||ExplicitLAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962)||The Unenthusiastic Critic is taking no prisoners.||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGREASE (1978)||Surprisingly, it's not the one Nakea wants.||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSUNSET BOULEVARD (1950)||We're ready for our closeups.||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTHE BLUES BROTHERS (1980)||We're on a mission from God.||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTHERE WILL BE BLOOD (2007)||We're drilling down on Paul Thomas Anderson's epic.||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPLANET OF THE APES (1968)||Nakea is in no mood for monkey business.||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitINDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE (1989)||Nakea is not exactly Jonesing for this week's film.||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTHE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (1962)||Russia controlling a U.S. President? That could NEVER happen...||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMIDNIGHT RUN (1988)||The classic buddy comedy turns 30 this week. I'll get donuts.||7/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA FISH CALLED WANDA (1988)||What was the middle thing?||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTHE TERMINATOR (1984)||She can't be bargained with, she can't be reasoned with, she doesn't feel pity or remorse...||7/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFOOTLOOSE (1984)||The Unenthusiastic Critic needs a hero, and she doesn't find one in 1984's Footloose.||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDOG DAY AFTERNOON (1975)||This week we're banking on Sidney Lumet's classic heist film.||6/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitON GOLDEN POND (1981)||"It's like a Hallmark card...with loons on it."||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRETURN OF THE JEDI (1983)||Michael finds Nakea's lack of faith disturbing.||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDAWN OF THE DEAD (1978 & 2004)||We're riding out the zombie apocalypse with George Romero and Zack Snyder||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMAMMA MIA! (2008)||Nakea couldn't escape if she wanted to—and she did.||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBETTER OFF DEAD (1985)||The Unenthusiastic Critic wants her two dollars.||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAMADEUS (1984)||Rock us, Amadeus! This week we're composing ourselves for Milos Forman's 1984 Best Picture winner.||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)||We're opening the podcast doors for Kubrick's sci-fi masterpiece, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this month.||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitROCKY (1976) & ROCKY IV (1985)||The Unenthusiastic Critic is like Ivan Drago: everything she hits, she destroys.||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMONTY PYTHON'S LIFE OF BRIAN (1979)||For Easter, we're taking a look at the bright side of life.||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998)||We're hitting the beach for Steven Spielberg's homage to the Greatest Generation.||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHOOSIERS (1986) & ABOVE THE RIM (1994)||It's a March Madness match-up for the ages, as we watch two of the greatest basketball movies of all time.||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGOLDFINGER (1964)||It seems Nakea is the only woman alive 007 can't seduce.||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAVATAR (2009)||We're opening Pandora's box in search of the unobtainable charms of James Cameron's sci-fi blockbuster.||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTHE GODFATHER (1972)||We're going to the mattresses—and hitting the vino—for Nakea's first viewing of Francis Ford Coppola's Oscar-winning classic.||3/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBLACK PANTHER (2018) & SHAFT (1971)||This week we're discussing two cats who won't cop out when there's danger all about.||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPRIDE & PREJUDICE (2005)||It's Valentine's Day, and what woman could possibly resist Jane Austen's immortal romance? Well, maybe The Unenthusiastic Critic...||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSOME LIKE IT HOT (1959) & TOOTSIE (1982)||In a gender-bending double-feature, we're dragging Nakea to see two classic cross-dressing comedies.||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTOP GUN (1986)||Fly into the danger zone with The Unenthusiastic Critic.||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTHE MALTESE FALCON (1941)||It's the stuff that dreams are made of, as Nakea encounters film noir for the first time.||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDEAD POETS SOCIETY (1989)||Nakea is sucking all the marrow—and most of the fun—out of Peter Weir's 1989 classic.||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMY FAIR LADY (1964)||"By George, I don't think she gets it." Avowed musical-hater Nakea watches My Fair Lady.||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBACK TO THE FUTURE (1985)||In our first episode, The Unenthusiastic Critic sits down for her first viewing of Robert Zemeckis' 1985 sci-fi comedy.||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Great idea. I like the banter and the opinions!
We've all been here at one point...we're just not as smart about it
Intelligent film and cultural criticism...not just two people talking!
How she's gone this long without seeing all these movies is amazing, but her take is funny and fresh, and it's obvious how much they like each other by how much they put up with from each other.
Worth your time
Smart conversations about movies that are worth talking about. Worth your precious time.