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I Do Movies Badly

Jim Rohner

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I Do Movies Badly

I Do Movies Badly

Jim Rohner

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Join amateur film critic, Jim Rohner, and guests (but mainly Jim) on a journey to explore the most important films and filmmakers in an attempt to remedy his own cinematic ignorance

Latest Episodes

IDMB Episode 213 - House (1977)

EHouseis uh...an indescribable film. Avant-garde haunted house horror-comedy, Obayashi's absurdist answer to Jawsis technically innovative, off the wall ridiculous, and a seeming deconstruction of horror archetypes. Also, boring and exhausting (unless you're Chuck Stephens)

31 min2 d ago
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IDMB Episode 213 - House (1977)

IDMB Episode 212 - The Killing of a Sacred Deer

EThe Killing of a Sacred Deeris a darkly comic tale of moral and social rigidity in which an unseen act brings out the inherent darkness in its protagonist. The balance that Lanthimos strikes between absurdity and horror is superb, but does our protagonist deserve what befalls him? Here's where you can find The Killing of a Sacred Deerreview from RogerEbert.com by Brian Tallerico

34 min1 w ago
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IDMB Episode 212 - The Killing of a Sacred Deer

IDMB Episode 211 - Introduction to Highbrow Horror (featuring Benny Krown)

EBenny Krown returns toI Do Movies Badly for the November (and a little bit of December) theme of Highbrow Horror! The guest whose last appearance to talk about Abbas Kiarostami has equal pretensions on his mind, discussing his relationship with the horror genre, what it means to be highbrow/arthouse/pretentious, and recommending three horror films that exist well outside the mainstream consciousness: Yorgos Lanthimos'The Killing of a Sacred Dear(2017), Nobuhiko Obayashi'sHouse(1977), and Andrzej Zulawski'sPossession (1981).

72 min2 w ago
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IDMB Episode 211 - Introduction to Highbrow Horror (featuring Benny Krown)

IDMB Episode 210 - Ma

EMais neither great nor terrible, though its quality would certainly lean more towards the latter if not for the casting of and rewriting for Octavia Spencer, whose portrayal of a character not written to be African-American lends a subtext of tokenism and how victimization perpetuates victimization. After a discussion of the film, some news on the direction of the podcast for the remainder of the year (SPOILERS: it's horror).

35 minOCT 29
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IDMB Episode 210 - Ma

IDMB Episode 209 - Get Out

EWhat can be said about a film that in just 3 years has already been canonized as a classic and has inspired classes in academia? All I can really add to the conversation aboutGet Outare the reasons that I think it's an excellent horror film along with why it's a fucking absurd critique to say "if the protagonist was white, we wouldn't be talking about it."

36 minOCT 22
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IDMB Episode 209 - Get Out

IDMB Episode 208 - The People Under the Stairs

EFirst and foremost, thanks to everyone who contributed in some way - big or small - in helping me surpass 100,000 downloads! Second and..er...secondmost(?),Wes Craven'sThe People Under the Stairsis clunky at times and strange all the time, but is an excellent social satire, depicting the real life horrors of gentrification and systemic racism in an over-the-top way that made Craven's biting social commentary more entertaining for a mass audience. The article that I quoted extensively isDaily Dead's "Retrospective: Wes Craven's The People Under the Stairs" written by Patrick Bromley.

35 minOCT 14
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IDMB Episode 208 - The People Under the Stairs

IDMB Episode 207 - Introduction to Racial Reckoning Films (featuring Mark H. Harris)

EIf you've ever been to BlackHorrorMovies.com or watched the fabulous documentary,Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror,then you may recognize my October guest. To help celebrate the Halloween season, Mark H. Harris joinsI Do Movies Badlyto talk about racial reckoning in horror films! Mark talks about how he fell in love with horror, the elements and history of black horror films and racial reckoning, and recommends 3 films that each focus on a different aspect of racism and white people getting their comeuppance: Wes Craven'sThe People Under the Stairs(1991),Get Out(2017), andMa(2019).

72 minOCT 6
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IDMB Episode 207 - Introduction to Racial Reckoning Films (featuring Mark H. Harris)

IDMB Episode 206 - The Prophecy

EThe Prophecyhas a really cool premise - angels seeking an edge over other angels to win the second war in Heaven! - and some enjoyable campy performances, but is a badly disjointed film (whether that's because of its first-time director or meddling from the Weinsteins is something maybe only God knows).

36 minSEP 24
Comments
IDMB Episode 206 - The Prophecy

IDMB Episode 205 - Frailty

EUnlike some films (here's looking at you,The Usual Suspects),Frailtyholds up very well on a second viewing, probably because there's more to it than just the twist, like the honest depiction of emotional abuse and the culmination of the film's cynical journey towards its gut punch reveal.

32 minSEP 16
Comments
IDMB Episode 205 - Frailty

IDMB Episode 204 - The Exorcist

EAlmost 50 years after its release, why isThe Exorcistsuch an enduring, powerful horror film? I am obviously the first to ever ask this question about this cinematic classic, so allow me to answer: the time it takes to layout what's at stake and Owen Roizman's objective, documentary approach to the cinematography.

42 minSEP 10
Comments
IDMB Episode 204 - The Exorcist

Latest Episodes

IDMB Episode 213 - House (1977)

EHouseis uh...an indescribable film. Avant-garde haunted house horror-comedy, Obayashi's absurdist answer to Jawsis technically innovative, off the wall ridiculous, and a seeming deconstruction of horror archetypes. Also, boring and exhausting (unless you're Chuck Stephens)

31 min2 d ago
Comments
IDMB Episode 213 - House (1977)

IDMB Episode 212 - The Killing of a Sacred Deer

EThe Killing of a Sacred Deeris a darkly comic tale of moral and social rigidity in which an unseen act brings out the inherent darkness in its protagonist. The balance that Lanthimos strikes between absurdity and horror is superb, but does our protagonist deserve what befalls him? Here's where you can find The Killing of a Sacred Deerreview from RogerEbert.com by Brian Tallerico

34 min1 w ago
Comments
IDMB Episode 212 - The Killing of a Sacred Deer

IDMB Episode 211 - Introduction to Highbrow Horror (featuring Benny Krown)

EBenny Krown returns toI Do Movies Badly for the November (and a little bit of December) theme of Highbrow Horror! The guest whose last appearance to talk about Abbas Kiarostami has equal pretensions on his mind, discussing his relationship with the horror genre, what it means to be highbrow/arthouse/pretentious, and recommending three horror films that exist well outside the mainstream consciousness: Yorgos Lanthimos'The Killing of a Sacred Dear(2017), Nobuhiko Obayashi'sHouse(1977), and Andrzej Zulawski'sPossession (1981).

72 min2 w ago
Comments
IDMB Episode 211 - Introduction to Highbrow Horror (featuring Benny Krown)

IDMB Episode 210 - Ma

EMais neither great nor terrible, though its quality would certainly lean more towards the latter if not for the casting of and rewriting for Octavia Spencer, whose portrayal of a character not written to be African-American lends a subtext of tokenism and how victimization perpetuates victimization. After a discussion of the film, some news on the direction of the podcast for the remainder of the year (SPOILERS: it's horror).

35 minOCT 29
Comments
IDMB Episode 210 - Ma

IDMB Episode 209 - Get Out

EWhat can be said about a film that in just 3 years has already been canonized as a classic and has inspired classes in academia? All I can really add to the conversation aboutGet Outare the reasons that I think it's an excellent horror film along with why it's a fucking absurd critique to say "if the protagonist was white, we wouldn't be talking about it."

36 minOCT 22
Comments
IDMB Episode 209 - Get Out

IDMB Episode 208 - The People Under the Stairs

EFirst and foremost, thanks to everyone who contributed in some way - big or small - in helping me surpass 100,000 downloads! Second and..er...secondmost(?),Wes Craven'sThe People Under the Stairsis clunky at times and strange all the time, but is an excellent social satire, depicting the real life horrors of gentrification and systemic racism in an over-the-top way that made Craven's biting social commentary more entertaining for a mass audience. The article that I quoted extensively isDaily Dead's "Retrospective: Wes Craven's The People Under the Stairs" written by Patrick Bromley.

35 minOCT 14
Comments
IDMB Episode 208 - The People Under the Stairs

IDMB Episode 207 - Introduction to Racial Reckoning Films (featuring Mark H. Harris)

EIf you've ever been to BlackHorrorMovies.com or watched the fabulous documentary,Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror,then you may recognize my October guest. To help celebrate the Halloween season, Mark H. Harris joinsI Do Movies Badlyto talk about racial reckoning in horror films! Mark talks about how he fell in love with horror, the elements and history of black horror films and racial reckoning, and recommends 3 films that each focus on a different aspect of racism and white people getting their comeuppance: Wes Craven'sThe People Under the Stairs(1991),Get Out(2017), andMa(2019).

72 minOCT 6
Comments
IDMB Episode 207 - Introduction to Racial Reckoning Films (featuring Mark H. Harris)

IDMB Episode 206 - The Prophecy

EThe Prophecyhas a really cool premise - angels seeking an edge over other angels to win the second war in Heaven! - and some enjoyable campy performances, but is a badly disjointed film (whether that's because of its first-time director or meddling from the Weinsteins is something maybe only God knows).

36 minSEP 24
Comments
IDMB Episode 206 - The Prophecy

IDMB Episode 205 - Frailty

EUnlike some films (here's looking at you,The Usual Suspects),Frailtyholds up very well on a second viewing, probably because there's more to it than just the twist, like the honest depiction of emotional abuse and the culmination of the film's cynical journey towards its gut punch reveal.

32 minSEP 16
Comments
IDMB Episode 205 - Frailty

IDMB Episode 204 - The Exorcist

EAlmost 50 years after its release, why isThe Exorcistsuch an enduring, powerful horror film? I am obviously the first to ever ask this question about this cinematic classic, so allow me to answer: the time it takes to layout what's at stake and Owen Roizman's objective, documentary approach to the cinematography.

42 minSEP 10
Comments
IDMB Episode 204 - The Exorcist
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