We Cut Heads: A Spike Lee Podcast
25th Hour - Episode 15 - 2002

25th Hour - Episode 15 - 2002

October 12, 2019

Due to things out of our control, J Dawg and Darren could not record at the same time. So the first part is Spencer and Darren and the second part is Spencer and Joel. 25th Hour is the story of Monty Brogan and the last day of freedom before going to prison. It's a character piece in the wake of 9/11/2001 about broken and complicated New Yorkers. Also, Isiah Whitlock, Jr. does his signature line TWICE IN A SCENE!

Darren is responsible for a few podcasts - A Talking Cast!?, The Cast Next Door, As If, The Social Minute, I've Made A Huge Mistake, Prince: Track by Track, and some more (I've forgotten to put here). They can be found where Podcasts are usually found.

Please Don't Send Me Into Outer Space - https://pdsmiospod.podbean.com/

Jailhouse 701: Japanese Cult Cinema - https://jailhouse701.blogspot.com/

Music - James Fell

Transition Music - Mi Yard - Nova Rockafeller

Logo - Josh Hollis

The Melvin Van Peebles Episode, A Special Episode

The Melvin Van Peebles Episode, A Special Episode

September 30, 2019

In the words of MC Paul Barman, "Race is a fake idea with real consequences." The guys with help from Czech filmmaker and podcaster, Martin Kessler, take a look at the first 2 films of Melvin Van Peebles. Watermelon Man (1970) and Story of a Three Day Pass (1968) are bold swings at the complex issue of racism. Van Peebles is an American maverick that made his voice loud and clear early on. If you haven't seen these films, watch them.

Flixwise - http://flixwise.com/

Please Don't Send Me Into Outer Space - https://pdsmiospod.podbean.com/

Jailhouse 701: Japanese Cult Cinema - https://jailhouse701.blogspot.com/

Music - James Fell

Logo - Josh Hollis

Jackie Brown, A Special Episode

Jackie Brown, A Special Episode

September 24, 2019

Since Mr. Tarantino had Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood come out, the boys decided to tackle his 1997 film, Jackie Brown. Spike has a strange and strained relationship to Tarantino and his work to put it lightly. Travis Woods from Bright Wall/Dark Room joins Joel and Spencer to discuss the seminal film, Tarantino on race, Spike Lee, and LA.

Bright Wall/Dark Room - https://www.brightwalldarkroom.com/

Jailhouse 701: Japanese Cult Cinema - https://jailhouse701.blogspot.com/

Please Don't Send Me Into Outer Space - https://pdsmiospod.podbean.com/

Logo - Josh Hollis

Music - James Fell

The Class - 2008 - Episode 14

The Class - 2008 - Episode 14

September 23, 2019

The boys go back to school with the Laurent Cantet Cannes Palme d'Or winner, Entre les murs aka The Class. It's an interesting concept but does not necessarily make a great film. They forgot to compare it to Miracle at St. Anna but there is nothing similar between the 2 films. If you're curious about the Class, give it a shot. It's good.

Please Don't Send Me Into Outer Space - https://pdsmiospod.podbean.com/

Jailhouse 701: Japanese Cult Cinema - https://jailhouse701.blogspot.com/

Music - James Fell

Logo - Josh Hollis

Miracle at St. Anna - Episode 13 - 2008

Miracle at St. Anna - Episode 13 - 2008

September 8, 2019

It's the year 2008 - The Dark Knight is out and Slum Dog Millionaire will win Best Picture. Also Spike's WW2 epic, Miracle at St. Anna, comes out to not much fanfare. Joel, Spencer, and Justin Harrison try to understand why it doesn't fully work.

Justin Harrison - https://birthmoviesdeath.com/author/justin.harrison

Jailhouse 701: Japanese Cult Cinema - https://jailhouse701.blogspot.com/

Please Don't Send Me Into Outer Space - https://pdsmiospod.podbean.com/

Logo - Josh Hollis

Music - James Fell

Ganja & Hess - Episode 12 - 1973

Ganja & Hess - Episode 12 - 1973

August 25, 2019

Blood, sex, race, class, and so much more combine to make arguably one of the greatest vampire movies ever made - Ganja & Hess. Melanie Daniels (@plasticwerewolf on twitter and the Cinema Parlor podcast) joins Joel and Spencer to breakdown the mysteriously beautiful and poetic film by Bill Gunn.

Jailhouse 701: Japanese Cult Cinema - https://jailhouse701.blogspot.com/

Please Don't Send Me Into Outer Space - https://pdsmiospod.podbean.com/

Email - highandlowpod@gmail.com

Twitter - @wecutheadspod

Music - James Fell

Logo - Josh Hollis

Eve’s Bayou, A Special Episode

Eve’s Bayou, A Special Episode

August 17, 2019

Midway through the Ganja and Hess pairing Joel and Spencer take a detour to focus on Kasi Lemmons and her debut film, Eve's Bayou. Beau North (author, podcaster, and Eve's Bayou Superfan) joins them to talk about everything from the incredible cast to Southern Gothics to Trey Parker's Orgazmo.

Beau North - http://beaunorthwrites.com/

Jailhouse 701: Japanese Cult Cinema - https://jailhouse701.blogspot.com/

Please Don't Send Me Into Outer Space - https://pdsmiospod.podbean.com/

Gena's Article referenced in the episode - https://thespool.net/movies/2019/04/love-lust-memory-in-eves-bayou/

Logo - Josh Hollis

Theme - James Fell

Da Sweet Blood of Jesus - Episode 11 - 2014

Da Sweet Blood of Jesus - Episode 11 - 2014

August 10, 2019

The boys with guest, Marcus Pinn, talk about Spike's Ganja and Hess remake...Da Sweet Blood of Jesus. Unlike the majority, they like it. Da Sweet Blood isn't the same thing as Ganja and Hess. It's messier, more violent, crueler, colder, and just a different animal. If you haven't seen it, give it a shot. We spoil it but it doesn't matter. It's not nearly bad as people make it seem.

Quick Note: The audio changes towards the end. I hope it doesn't ruin the episode. It was a necessary fix.

Pinnland Empire - http://www.pinnlandempire.com/?m=1

Please Don't Send Me Into Outer Space - https://pdsmiospod.podbean.com/

Jailhouse 701: Japanese Cult Cinema - https://jailhouse701.blogspot.com/ #ChibaCheckUp Vol. 2 has since ended

Josh Hollis - Cover Art

Music - James Fell

Rosetta - Episode 10 -1999

Rosetta - Episode 10 -1999

July 30, 2019

Do you know anyone selling waffles on the sides? If so, you need to report it. This and other issues are imperative to the Dardenne Brothers' 1999 Cannes winner, Rosetta. 

Please Don't Send Me Into Outer Space - https://pdsmiospod.podbean.com/

Jailhouse 701: Japanese Cult Cinema - https://jailhouse701.blogspot.com/

Email - highandlowpod@gmail.com

Twitter - @WeCutHeadsPod

Logo - Josh Hollis

Music - James Fell

Summer of Sam - Episode 9 - 1999

Summer of Sam - Episode 9 - 1999

July 25, 2019

The boys survive the Summer of Sam with help from Gena Radcliffe (Kill by Kill podcast and The Spool) and Ben Sunday from the Ran episode in Kurosawa season. Spike's period piece explores the psyche of a pair of common New Yorkers during the summer of 1977. It's vulgar, sexual, brutal, and looks great (shot by Bamboozled and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind's DP Ellen Kuras!). There is a lot to get through with this film but it's still Spike, so it's not dull.

Gena's piece on Midsommar - https://genaradcliffe.com/home/2019/7/8/grabbing-the-broom-of-anger?fbclid=IwAR0XphodzQCtCWt3tXDLozhcpV2jh32KTV1zlurcZOi38m8vx5wN5hq8Rto

Gena's Batman for the Spool (where she's also an editor and writer) - https://thespool.net/movies/2019/06/batman-at-30/

Jailhouse 701: Japanese Cult Cinema - https://jailhouse701.blogspot.com/

Please Don't Send Me Into Outer Space - https://pdsmiospod.podbean.com/

Kill by Kill Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/kill-by-kill/id1124379551?mt=2

Twitter - @WeCutHeadsPod

Email - highandlowpod@gmail.com

Music - James Fell

Logo - Josh Hollis