We Cut Heads: A Spike Lee Podcast
Million Dollar Baby - 2004 - Episode 4

Million Dollar Baby - 2004 - Episode 4

May 4, 2019

J-Dawg and Spencer enter the ring and take on Million Dollar Baby. This is the final appearance of Clint Eastwood on We Cut Heads...so far. The boys discuss Swank's performance, Freeman's voice, Anthony Mackie's talent, and there's a few Clint impressions too.

Did you remember that Jay Baruchel, Mike Colter, Riki Lindhome, and Michael Pena were in Million Dollar Baby?

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

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

Logo by Josh Hollis

Music by James Fell

She Hate Me - Episode 3 - 2004

She Hate Me - Episode 3 - 2004

April 24, 2019

Finally! The Boys get to the classic, She Hate Me. You know the sex comedy corporate satire about lesbians, CGI Sperm races, Diabetes, and Watergate, that Spike joint that everyone loves. Joel and Spencer are joined by Marcus Pinn of PINNLAND EMPIRE and The Pink Smoke. She Hate Me is a bafflingly bad film. You gotta see it to believe it.

P.S. The Audio is not great. They are aware of that.

PINNLAND EMPIRE - http://www.pinnlandempire.com/?m=1

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

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

Twitter - @WeCutHeadsPod

Music - James Fell

Logo - Josh Hollis

Daughters of the Dust, A Special Episode

Daughters of the Dust, A Special Episode

April 13, 2019

Spencer and Joel tackle Julie Dash's first (and so far only) feature, Daughters of the Dust. This is a radical film. This is a landmark film. This is a beautiful art film made by a black woman, with a black female cast. The boys get into the LA Rebellion, the costumes, American History, and Malcolm X comes up again. Daughters of the Dust is on Netflix and other streaming services.

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

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

Logo by Josh Hollis

Music by James Fell

The Next Pairing is 2004 - She Hate Me and Million Dollar Baby.

Unforgiven - 1992 - Episode 2

Unforgiven - 1992 - Episode 2

April 7, 2019

The boys close out the 1992 pairing with Clint's farewell to the traditional western. It pairs well with Malcolm X, in some very clear and some unexpected ways. Spencer hasn't enough Gene Hackman films and keeps calling Glenn Close or Gene Roddenberry. Joel hasn't many westerns and loves Wayne's World.

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

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

Music by James Fell

Logo by Josh Hollis

Malcolm X - Episode 1 - 1992

Malcolm X - Episode 1 - 1992

March 23, 2019

It Is Finally Here! Season 2, We Cut Heads: A Spike Lee Podcast! They're Back Baby! Joel and Spencer start off strong with the 3 and a half hour epic, Malcolm X. One of them knows more about Black history than the other. If you haven't seen Malcolm X, I'm not trying to be that guy but it's necessary viewing. This is not a stuffy, bland biopic. This is bold, aggressive, and powerful and so much more than that.

We are on Spotify, Podbean, and Google Play.

Logo by Josh Hollis

Music by James Fell

Ikiru - Episode 56 - 1952/1953

Ikiru - Episode 56 - 1952/1953

January 4, 2019

Finally, after over 2 years, J Dawg aka the Mummy and Spencer aka Gutter Cover  get to the iconic Ikiru. Kurosawa's meditation on finding meaning in life while facing a death is as powerful now as it was in 1952 and will continue to be. This is the perfect film to conclude the Kurosawa season. We will be back in a few months with a new season and a few changes.

Outro Song - Apt A (2) by cLOUDDEAD

Logo by Josh Hollis

Intro music by David DeRooy

 

Farewell…For Now

Farewell…For Now

January 4, 2019

Welp, that's it. J Dawg and Spencer have covered every Kurosawa film (and several non-Kurosawa ones, including Red Sun with Charles Bronson and Toshiro Mifune!). The boys talk about their favorites films, actors, moments, and reminisce about the past 2 years and 2 months. Plus you get a sneak peek at the new season coming in a few months.

Outro Song - Da Mystery of Chessboxin' by Wu Tang Clan

Logo by Josh Hollis

Intro theme by David DeRooy

Gate of Hell - Episode 55 - 1952/1953

Gate of Hell - Episode 55 - 1952/1953

December 22, 2018

J-Dawg and Spencer discuss the breakthrough Japanese film, Gate of Hell, with Colleen Wanglund! This was one of the first foreign films to win the Oscar in the Best Foreign Film category (not that Oscars matter but it opened up Japanese film to a much wider audience as a result). 2 people on this episode found this to be dull but colorful, and another was charmed by it.

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

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

Some of Colleen Wanglund's work - https://www.amazon.com/Books-Colleen-Wanglund/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_27%3AColleen%20Wanglund

Theme - David DeRooy

Logo - Josh Hollis

Outro - Theme from Tentacles

Women of the Night - 1948 - Episode 54

Women of the Night - 1948 - Episode 54

December 9, 2018

The Boys are back with yet another Mizoguchi film, Women of the Night! It's one of the more depressing and brutal films covered here. That being said, it's Mizoguchi and Kinuyo Tanaka working together so there is that wonderful chemistry of actor and director. Topics discussed: STIs, Come and See (1985), Rope (1948), and many other things.

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

Logo - Josh Hollis (from the Rashomon episode)

Outro - Theme from Tentacles (1977)

Drunken Angel - 1948 - Episode 53

Drunken Angel - 1948 - Episode 53

November 24, 2018

It Has Been 2 Years! The boys celebrate by discussing the seminal Kurosawa film that began his artistic relationship with Toshiro Mifune and with composer Fumio Hayasaka. This is the cornerstone for the next 45 years of his career. It's Spencer's favorite movie. Joel...not so much but he still really likes it. Even Francis Ford Coppola is a fan of Drunken Angel, he directly references it in The Godfather.

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

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

Email - spencermseams@gmail.com

Twitter - @highandlowpod

Outro Song - Hairy Moth Owl 2 by MC Paul Barman