The Maltese Falcon is mostly a bunch of weirdos lying to each other, which is awesome.
by MATT STOKES | MARCH 23, 2018
The Maltese Falcon
Director: John Huston
Sam Spade: Humphrey Bogart
Brigid O’Shaughnessy: Mary Astor
Joel Cairo: Peter Lorre
Kasper Gutman: Sydney Greenstreet
Wilmer: Elisha Cook, Jr.
Effie: Lee Patrick
Iva Archer: Gladys George
Released: October 3, 1941
The Other Movie
What other movies have we been reconsidering?
Twin Films have a long history in the annals of cinema. “Deep Impact” and “Armageddon” are one of the go-to examples, but the phenomenon goes back to the invention of movies. Rarely do both of the twins succeed—Gone With the Wind overshadows Jezebel, Babe overshadows Gordy, and Girls Trip overshadows Rough Night. But sometimes the movie that loses is worth checking out, as is the case with Megamind, to which audiences reacted with general indifference after it was released in 2010 so soon after the similar Despicable Me.
In a bonus segment of the podcast, we reviewed Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One. In our review, we discussed the movie and how it’s different from Ernest Cline’s book; the movie’s ideas; how Halladay is more like Mark Zuckerberg than Steve Jobs; whether we want to see characters from our favorite movies mush up against each other; and whether this movie represents the tipping point of the nostalgia industry’s popularity.
The Pick-Up Artist (1987) | Directed by James Toback | Starring Robert Downey Jr., Molly Ringwald, Dennis Hopper