Siblo and Whalen check in for a quick mini episode reviewing Aneesh Chaganty’s new screen-to-screen thriller Searching, then Siblo offers some quick thoughts on Let The Corpses Tan, Juliet Naked, and John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection.
The Carpet unfurls across Japan’s technicolor streets and snow-kissed valleys as Tom and Thom whistle their way through Seijun Suzuki’s wild 1966 film Tokyo Drifter (41:40). But first, your Carpeteers are joined by Rad design man and Fringe Drinking co-host Ryan Williams to play a little In or Out?, dishing takes on Zack Snyder, found footage films, and watching movies with subtitles(2:30).
Siblo and Whalen begin a month immersed in Seijun Suzuki’s esoteric crime films with 1963’s Youth of the Beast (30:40). In Rad Ticket, your Carpeteers wrestle with the puerile pleasures and harsh critical reception of Brian Henson’s The Happytime Murders (4:25) while Siblo dishes quick takes on Andrew Bujalski’s latest, Support the Girls (22:20).
Siblo and Whalen close the book on Zucker, Abrahams, and Zucker month with a Bad or Rad? segment on David Zucker’s FOX News-approved Dickens riff An American Carol (49:00) as well as a broad discussion of the trio’s work in Wall To Wall Carpet (1:08:55). But first, your Carpeteers punch a couple few Rad Tickets by discussing The Meg (3:15) and BlacKkKlansman (14:00), with quick takes on Are We Not Cats, Madeline’s Madeline, and Crazy Rich Asians (38:05).
Siblo and Whalen pivot from the vintage ZAZ classics Airplane! and Police Squad! to the trio’s minor fare, including the troubled 1984 cult fave Top Secret! (24:00) and the Devito/Midler pairing Ruthless People (42:40). But first, they patch up a Hole in the Carpet as Siblo catches Whalen up on Paul Feig’s 2015 send up Spy(4:05).
The Carpet follow Lynne Ramsay month with some much-needed levity by yucking it up with the comedy trio Zucker, Abrahams, and Zucker, beginning with their uproarious 1980 hit Airplane! (38:00) and their short-lived cult favorite TV series Police Squad! (1:05:25). But before that, Siblo and Whalen Carpet Clean what may be the most widely seen ZAZ-related film of all: Jerry Zucker’s Oscar-winning 1990 fantasy romance Ghost (3:55). Looks like we picked a bad week to quit film clubbing!