Dead Beat Film Society

We are the Dead Beat Film Society. Every meeting someone picks an important film. We all watch the film then meet back up to discuss it. Along with a discussion of why the film is important, we analyze the film making, acting, directing, and discuss our personal thoughts and opinions.
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Apr 2, 2018
Let's be honest, Kansas sucks!
Join the DBFS as we discuss the troubled production of bringing L. Frank Baum to screen, 5 directors, the magic of early special effects, Judy Garland as queer icon, the tragic sadness of her off screen life, somewhere over the rainbow, Toto's salary, deadly makeup, and lions and tigers and bears, oh my! 
Follow the yellow brick road for an in depth The Wizard Of Oz film analysis!
(Special Guest: Pennsylvania Pat)
Mar 19, 2018
We return to a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away....
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss the best Star Wars film, the hero's journey of Luke Skywalker, the relationship between Han Solo and Princess Leia, Yoda the Muppet, the "Oh shit they found us!" plot line, George Lucas as manager not director, fanboys, toy collecting, special effects, chopping off limbs, and we disagree on a lot but all agree that Lando is the coolest!
So hit play ya' scruffy-looking nerf herders for an in depth Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back film analysis!
(Special Guest: Timmy & Adam)
Mar 5, 2018
I'm beginning to doubt your dedication to Sparkle Motion!
Join the DBFS as we go down the rabbithole talking time travel, chaos theory, alternate universes, giant evil bunnies, Jake Gyllenhaal, 80's new wave, the end of the world, frantic cult fandom, predestination, original vs. director's cut, Grandma Death, mental illness as a link to a higher power, and the rise of internet marketing with an in depth Donnie Darko film analysis!
(Special Guest: Stefanie Idolatre)
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Feb 19, 2018
More like 12 Sweaty Men!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we get a lesson on the American justice system talking the right way to stab with a switchblade, Henry Fonda, Piglet, presumption of innocence, guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, jury nullification, ageism, the nature of facts, we agree that jury duty sucks, and conservative politics in film with an in depth 12 Angry Men film analysis!
(Special Guest: The Feminist Furies)
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Feb 5, 2018
We're not a regular podcast, we're a cool podcast!
Join the DBFS as we get emotional about high school, the rise and fall of Lindsay Lohan, on Wednesdays we wear pink, Kalteen Bars, a seat at the table, I’m a mouse duh, the connection with gay men, you could try Sears, gossip, that’s why her hair is so big it’s full of secrets, the burn book, she doesn’t even go here!, Tina Fey, being true to yourself, and a few quotes from the movie...just a few!
You don't have to wait till October 3rd for an in depth Mean Girls film analysis!
(Special Guest: Gay Takeover)
Jan 22, 2018
Aw jeez the heck do ya mean?!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we tackle our first Coen brothers film talking goofy accents, Minnesota Nice, living in cold weather, feminism, toxic masculinity, Francis McDormand, the comedy of Steve Buscemi in a woodchipper, the 3-cent stamp, what constitutes a beautiful day, and the meaning of Mike Yanagita with an in depth Fargo film analysis!
(Special Guest: Travis & Kevin of Conversation Pieces)
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Jan 8, 2018
Die Yuppie Scum!
Join the DBFS as we talk about 80's consumerist culture, psychopaths, yuppies, fashion, the unreliable narrator, Huey Lewis & the News, all white people look the same, that business cards scene, and we try to decide: Is this the real life or is this just fantasy?
Smash that play button for an in depth American Psycho film analysis!
(Special Guest: Chris Allen of The Seattle Files)
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Dec 25, 2017
Merry Christmas Dead Beats!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we get a little heretical talking about the history of biblical times, Jesus's wonky eye, his love triangle with Judas and Mary Magdalene, musical vs. opera, hippies, new age religion, the politics of a religious uprising, JC & the Funshine Band, 70's fashion, and a fair amount of off key singing.
So let's put the Christ back in Christmas with an in depth Jesus Christ Superstar film analysis!
(Special Guest: Superfan Elliot)
Dec 11, 2017
Up the punks!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we reminisce about our punk days talking Emilio Estevez, Harry Dean Stanton, nihilism, working class despair, Reaganomics, generic brand food, aliens, flying cars, male bonding, dangly earrings, the great soundtrack, comics and zines. 
So crack open a generic brand beer and smash that play button for an in depth Repo Man film analysis!
(Special Guest: Anders Nilsen)
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Nov 27, 2017
Oh hai Dead Beats!
Join the DBFS as we try really hard to understand Tommy Wiseau, The Disaster Artist, what makes a cult hit, totally normal American expressions, losing control of your art, who Lisa really is, French (or possibly Polish) people and customs, and cast a David Lynch remake. 
So grab your tux and toss around the football with an in depth The Room film analysis!
(Special Guest: Confluence of Alex)
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Nov 13, 2017
We are the Dead Beat Film Society and we want to recruit you!
Join the DBFS as we talk about the life and times of Harvey Milk, coming out of the closet, the Castro, Gus Van Sant, Sean Penn, James Franco, LGBT activism, the Twinkie defense, Dan White, Prop 8, gay cinema, and local politics with an in depth Milk film analysis!
(Special Guest: Minnesota James)
Oct 27, 2017
Happy Halloween Dead Beats!
Join the DBFS as we get lost in a maze of conspiracy theories, Stanley Kubrick's obsessive genius, Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Steven King, Room 237, the genocide of Native Americans, the filming of the moon landing, and the economic stupidity of running a hotel that's only open half the year.
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy so listen now to an in depth The Shining film analysis!
(Special Guest: Ex Rated Movies Podcast)
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Oct 4, 2017

Lemme ask you a question: Why aren't you helping the tortoise?
Join the DBFS as we go into the future discussing sci-fi, cyberpunk, Ridley Scott, the Jon Voight-Mein Kampf test, religious allegory, the difference between robots and slaves, sexy synth-a-ma-phone, White Zombie, film noir, origami, the elimination of voice over, and the classic no-no-yes rape scene with an in depth Blade Runner film analysis!
(Special Guest: NW Nerd Podcast)
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Sep 27, 2017
Just like Mrs. Doubtfire but not as funny or compassionate!
Join the DBFS as we talk to the ugly girl at the party about drag, mansplaining, Dustin Hoffman's self discovery, soap operas, touching wieners, Terri Garr over Jessica Lange, misleading cover art, Bill Murray, tootsie wootsie, early 80's soft rock and the alternate title: How To Be A Horrible Person (And Get Away With It).
Throw in your old earbuds and click play for an in depth Tootsie film analysis!
(Special Guest: Kerr-Bear)
Sep 20, 2017
We did it all for the Schwanstücker!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society for a family affair as we talk parody vs. satire, Gene Wilder, Hans Delbrück, Abby Normal, the undeniable genius of Mel Brooks, Puttin' On the Ritz, the original Frankenstein story, mispronunciation, all our favorite jokes and if you call him "Frankenstein's Monster" GTFO!
Come take a roll in the hay with an in depth Young Frankenstein film analysis!
(Special Guest: Brother Steven)
**Disclaimer: We had technical difficulties with the audio on this episode, so it sounds a bit like we are in a large auditorium. I assure you we can't afford that.
Sep 7, 2017
The DBFS podcast is one year old!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society in celebrating our one year anniversary as we talk space opera, the tinkering babyboomer George Lucas, the hot sounds of lightsabers, changing your art, why Luke Skywalker is a wiener, daddy issues, Han shot first, and the most hotly debated character in the entire film franchise: R2D2.
Use the force listeners for an in depth Star Wars: A New Hope film analysis!
(Special Guest: Matt the Producer)
Aug 20, 2017
It puts the podcast in its ears or else it gets the hose again!
Join the DBFS as we discuss serial killers, cannibalism, creepy men, terrible impressions, Jodie Foster's southern accent, heavy breathing, goodbye horses, cutting cake like a pie, Anthony Hopkins, death's head moth, quid pro quo, alternate story lines, and the infamous tuck scene. 
So cook up some fava beans and pour yourself a nice chianti for an in depth The Silence of the Lambs film analysis!
(Special Guest: Megan – Miss Jackson if you're nasty)
Aug 4, 2017
Burn, baby! Burn! Dead beat inferno!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we fight fire with fire talking Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, O.J. Simpson, Faye Dunaway, poor old Fred Astaire, the worst firemen ever, faulty wiring, exploding helicopters, useless hunks of concrete, a closet full of gas soaked rags, dastardly developers, and a complete lack of fire safety in the 70's with an in depth The Towering Inferno film analysis!
(Special Guest: Aaron Number 3)
Jul 20, 2017
Surf's up dead beats!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we talk summer fun, surfers in suits, the 1960's, blackface, the politics of surfing, documentary vs. movie, DIY filmmaking, gentrification, The Brotherhood of Eternal Love, the stoke, hanging ten, wiping out, and searching for the perfect wave with an in depth The Endless Summer film analysis!
(Special Guest: N-Dogg)
Jul 8, 2017
Do you even art bro?
Join the DBFS for a supersized episode as we get weird with Alejandro Jodorowsky talking the occult, head shaving, lizards with tiny outfits, pilgrim hats and platform shoes, a sex machine (actual machine not the song), tarot cards, Kanye West, spiritual journeys, anal washing, a quadriplegic pot smoker, and all of the dicks.
So drop a tab of acid, take another bite from the face of Jesus and hold on tight for an in depth The Holy Mountain film analysis!
(Special Guest: Occult Cody)
Watch The Holy Mountain trailer click here and get a taste of the film!
Jun 30, 2017
Lemme ask you a question: Hammer, baseball bat, chainsaw, or ninja sword?
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss white people using the N-word, gratuitous violence, Quentin Tarantino's foot fetish, the Royale With Cheese, Ezekiel 25:17, homage, pastiche, post-modernism, Generation X, indie film, Fruit Brute, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, John Travolta, and ask the question: What's in the briefcase?
Don't be a square, click play for an in depth Pulp Fiction film analysis!
(Special Guest: Racin' Grayson)
Jun 20, 2017

That's some bad hat Harry!
Join the crew of the HMS Dead Beat as we dive in to Steven Spielberg's summer blockbuster talking shark attacks, Hitchcock worship, Bruce, Richard Dreyfuss, 70's man legs, Murder She Wrote and Andy Griffith, mob mentality, the holy trinity of male archetypes, toilet sharks, Cap'n Quint, and the morality of punching a shark. So sink your teeth into an in depth Jaws film analysis
(Special Guest: Riot Heathrrr)


May 25, 2017
Lemme ask you a question: How long do we have to wait before Donald Trump resigns?
Join the DBFS crew as we follow the money talking Woodward and Berstein, paranoia, Nixon, Watergate, impeachment, newspapers, Deep Throat, the handsomeness of Robert Redford, government corruption, investigative journalism, The Washington Post, Dustin Hoffman, Spotlight, and time is a flat circle with an in depth All the President's Men analysis!
(Special Guest: Matt the Producer)
May 10, 2017
Emily and Kevin pop their anime cherry!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as a kitana wielding anime expert helps us navigate post apocalyptic Neo-Tokyo talking nuclear bombs, rebelling against the government, teenage biker gangs, manga, the politics of tentacle porn, acoustic industrial music, Kaneda eh?, raisin babies, psychic powers, rat faced politicians, subbed vs dubbed, and science making gods with an in depth Akira analysis!
(Special Guest: Anime Aaron)
Apr 24, 2017
420 Blaze It!
Join a pile of non-stoners for a special April the 20th (4/20 for all you narcs) episode as we talk about marijuana, weed, cannabis, grass, pot, dope, wacky tobaccy, ganja, Mary Jane, jazz cabbage, hash, reefer, herb, the devil's lettuce, dank, nugs, bud, chronic, and the true comedy genius of Cheech and Chong. 
So crack open a bag of that loud and spark up with an in depth Up In Smoke film analysis!
(Special Guest: Just Timmy)
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