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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Aug 10, 2020

Boycott Sal's Famous!
Join the DBFS as we discuss a Spike Lee Joint, racism in America, NY pizza, Radio Raheem, ACAB, Martin Luther King Jr. vs. Malcolm X and the lies we've been taught, Rosie Perez's tight dance moves, the hot hot heat, Mother Sister and Da Mayor's relationship, Sal's tenuous connection to the neighborhood, when its ok to use violence, the infamous racial slur scene, Love and Hate, why we riot, Seattle protests, Black Lives Matter, and Samuel L. Jackson, but we never ask the question: Did Mookie do the right thing!
Crank that boom box for an in depth Do The Right Thing film analysis!

(Special Guest: Two Oh Six)
Click here to read Marc's film reviews and listen to the Two Oh Six podcast!


Jul 27, 2020

Don't look back in anger!
Join the DBFS as discuss one of the greatest Brazilian films of all time, bossa nova music, Carnaval, the myth of Orpheus and Eurodice, the French director Marcel Camus, romantic tragedy, the casual racism of exoticisizing the favelas, Paul Simon's work with South Africa, deep black chiaroscuro cinematography, a commentary on bureaucracy in Brazil, the colorful costumes, depictions of Death in film, trauma rigidity, the popularity and influence of the soundtrack, and a bit of musical history of Brazil.
Smash that play button for an in depth Black Orpheus film analysis!

(Special Guest: Darek Mazzone)
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Jul 13, 2020

Enter the podcast!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss the man, the myth, the legend of Seattle hero Bruce Lee, the lost film Game of Death, James Bond films, the confusing (pointless?) plot, Mr. Han's many hands, 0% body fat, Jeet Kune Do, the legendary battle over Wing Chun instruction, blaxploitation, bad dubbing in martial arts movies, our remake origin story Birth of the Dragon, Jackie Chan's cameo, defying stereotypes associated with the emasculated Asian male, influence on pop culture, never wearing shirts, the mystery surrounding his death, and the importance of the film's title!
So one inch punch that play button for an in depth Enter The Dragon film analysis!

(Special Guest: Justin Watches Movies)

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Jun 29, 2020

Death to podcasts! Long live the new flesh!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we talk body horror, David Cronenberg, Debbie Harry's timeless beauty, the wacko James Woods, VHS vs. Betamax, analog 80's technology, cyberpunk, the rarest VHS cassette, stomach vagina, slimey hand guns, psychosexual tendencies, BDSM, Rick Baker and practical effects, snuff films, the history of Faces of Death, getting tapes from sketchy places, the original Ring tape, government conspiracies, losing your mind, the alternate ending, picking up weird television signals, public access TV, and how you can make techno-horror in the internet age.
Slip in a pulsating cassette and press play for an in depth Videodrome film analysis!

(Special Guest: VHQuest Podcast)
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Jun 15, 2020

Lemme ask you a question: Do you care about Texas?
Join the DBFS as we discuss the old leathery face of Harry Dean Stanton, Sam Shepard's genius writing, vibes, the southwest landscape, color theory of red, white and blue, peepshows, fugue state, foreigners interpretation of America, old men with young women, the very little we know about cinematography and lighting, Ry Cooder's subtle soundtrack, songs that have ruined movies, how men can ruin everything, recovery and the 12 step program, father and son relationships, roadtrips, the complete lack of confrontation or even emotion, and the similarities to David Lynch.
Go ahead and hit play for an in depth Paris, Texas film analysis!

(Special Guest: Old Rookie)
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Jun 8, 2020

This week we are postponing our regularly scheduled episode to ask you for once in your life to NOT be a deadbeat! There are millions of people worldwide protesting racism and police brutality. We here at the deadbeat headquarters believe black lives matter and in turn black art matters. So in an effort to allow space for black art we are presenting lists of our favorite films by black creators and/or about black stories that we hope you will spend this week enjoying and learning from. Film can be an excellent tool for empathy and education, especially when its someone telling their own story and a lived experience different from your own. We hope that you will watch some of the films we recommend and in turn share some of your favorites with us. We'll be back next week with a regular film analysis episode until then stay safe and speak up! Black Lives Matter

May 25, 2020

The Citizen Kane of Bad Movies!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss the worst movie ever made, the manic transvestite director Ed Wood, Bela Lugosi's dead, Vampira vs. Elvira, DIY filmmaking, the Amazing Criswell the psychic (with 2% accuracy), similarities with John Waters and Tommy Wiseau, Winnebago Man, the 1950's, distrust of the government, finding your people, why nerds like cheezy stuff, connections to the baptist church, cult movies and fandom, aliens, zombies, and vampires.
Skip the first 8 plans and hit play for an in depth Plan 9 From Outer Space film analysis!

(Special Guest: NW Nerd)
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May 11, 2020

You can erase us from your memory but not from your heart!
Join the DBFS as we discuss erasing people from our memories, Jim Carrey's serious roles, Kate Winslet, Elijah Wood as a total creep, the tragedy of Kirsten Dunst and Mark Ruffalo, how opposites attract and can achieve balance in a relationship, no CGI, how memories work, using our past to help our future, some art talk, how this movie confused us when we were young, the undefinable magnetism of true love, heartache, that creepy baby Jim Carrey scene, how we're all really manic pixie dream girls, and debate whether they end up happily ever after or not.
Smash that play button for an in depth Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind film analysis!

(Special Guest: Neon Saltwater)
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Apr 27, 2020

We are the podcasters who say "Ni!"!
Join the DBFS as we discuss the Monty Python comedy troupe, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam's hand made animation, Flenderson's Poverty Barrels, The Dunder Mifflin-verse, American comedy vs. British comedy, Monty Python vs. Mel Brooks, Simpsons vs. Family Guy, Tyson vs. Holyfield (not really but dang what a fight!), how comedy makes us better people, silliness and absurdity, anti-humor, intellectual jokes, Andy Kaufman, Kristen Schaal is a horse, a taste of our future Napoleon Dynamite episode, and what comedy even really is.
Smash that play button for an in depth Monty Python and the Holy Grail film analysis!

(Special Guest: KylePlantEmoji)
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Apr 13, 2020

The DBFS vs. the World!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss video games, comics, Edgar Wright, the whole cast, manic pixie dream girl, dying our hair, accepting your past or fighting it, special effects and how to use them, a wee bit of racism, our love of Macaulay Culkin's brother, the Knives sequel the people need (seriously someone make this), the indie music scene, whatever happened to Michael Cera (you know what actually I think we're good), and how no one can really make a movie like this again.
So insert 2 tokens for an in depth Scott Pilgrim vs. the World film analysis!

(Special Guest: The Glow Up Podcast)
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Mar 30, 2020

The Coronavirus special!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society stuck in quarantine talking the COVID-19 Coronavirus, social distancing, isolation, loneliness, Tom Hanks's sexiness, the origins of Lost, a lot of free publicity for FedEx, capitalism as the only reason for survival, devotion to work, that sweet sweet crab slime, the emotional weight of losing imaginary friends, Wilson the volley ball, what might be inside that final package, what's really motivating his survival, braving the open ocean, anger over the ending, and discuss how long we would survive.
Keep 6 feet away from other people and press play for an in depth Cast Away film analysis!

(Special Guest: Matt the Producer)


Mar 16, 2020

This podcast has a dent in it. And another one here. Another one here.
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss the meticulous world of Wes Anderson, the flat acting style, the symmetrical modern retro look and feel, the incredible soundtrack, redemption, family, processing pain, Owen Wilson's contribution, the pain of divorce, daddy issues, casual racism, Wes Anderson's insistence on killing animals, Elliott Smith, sticking to your artistic vision even when no one else understands it, hiding the Statue of Liberty, pissing off Gene Hackman, and having a really hard year.
Hide in your tent and press play for an in depth The Royal Tenenbaums film analysis!

(Special Guest: After These Messages)
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Mar 2, 2020

They actually gave the Best Picture Oscar to the best picture!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we talk about the Academy Awards, the best picture nominees, Korean cinema, Bong Joon-ho, late stage capitalism, class conflict, eat the rich, the amazing house, scholar rock, ramdon, the HBO limited series, B&W version, graphic novel, South Korean brand of capitalism, greed, the stench of the poors, the morality of hoarding wealth, the meaning of the ending, Reddit easter eggs, cloning pets, and try to figure out who the parasite really is.
Smash that play button for an in depth Parasite film analysis!

(Special Guest: Erik Blood)
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Feb 17, 2020

G'day valentines we're headed to the land down under!
Join the DBFS as we talk mysterious disappearances, the Australian outback, having a picnic at your fav hangin' spot, wallabees, boomerangs, Peter Weir, the Australian New Wave cinema, the Australian bigfoot Yowie, alien abduction, gauze on the camera lens, pan flutes, man vs. nature, knifey spoony, a 1970's version of history, evil Mrs. Applebottom, Valentine's Day, unrequited love, didgeridoos, koala bears, the X-Files and the magical places on Earth.
Make yourself a vegemite sandwich and smash that play button for an in depth Picnic At Hanging Rock film analysis!

(Special Guest: Ashley of Cosmic Bigfoot)
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Feb 5, 2020

We're hosting our first ever LIVE film event! With wine! Come hangout with us at a very special screening of the 90's classic CLUELESS (1995) on Saturday March 28th at 7pm! There will be wine!

We'll be doing a live discussion of the film before the screening and giving away prizes all night! Wine! This is a super special one time only event and will not be recorded! Tickets are $30 and includes wine and gourmet popcorn! Did I mention there will be wine?

SESSIONS | Clueless with Dead Beat Film Society Podcast

March 28th, 2020
6:30pm Doors open to reception in Wine Shop | 7:00pm Podcast & Screening to start
Seattle Podcast, Dead Beat Film Society, will be hosting a screening of cult classic film, Clueless!
Enjoy a live podcast with games and prizes prior to screening. Come early to meet the podcast hosts, Kevin and Emily, and take photos with our Clueless themed photo booth. Your best Cher approved 90s attire is welcome and encouraged! Popcorn, cheese, and wine available to purchase before and during the event. $30 per person (Ticket price includes ticket, wine tasting and gourmet popcorn). Attendees must be 21 and over, please.

Go to the website of Chateau Ste Michelle to purchase tickets now:

See you there! With wine!

Feb 3, 2020

We got a new jack podcast for a new jack city!
Join the DBFS as we discuss the crack epidemic, Ice-T as a cop but also cop hater(?), Wesley Snipes, Mario Van Peebles and the legacy of his father, blaxploitation, gangs, drugs, psychopaths, new jack swing music, dookie rope chains, playing basketball in zoot suit pants, our favorite shots in the film, Chris Rock's acting ability, Nino Brown and Gee Money, Tha Carter, cash money, the 80's and early 90's, using the Uno reverse card as testimony in court, and try to understand why the guy from The Breakfast Club is even in this movie with an in depth New Jack City film analysis!

(Special Guest: The Peoples Critic Tim Hall)
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Jan 20, 2020

Taking it to the streets!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss the daily lives of street kids, homelessness causes and cures, Tiny, Rat, Shadow, Dewayne, Lulu and the gang, the photographs of Mary Ellen Mark, cinema verite, different types of documentaries, downtown Seattle, the 1980's, dealing with parents, living poor, the fine line between exposure and exploitation, and Kevin goes on another rant about taxing the rich with an in depth Streetwise film analysis!

(Special Guest: SeattleThen)
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Jan 6, 2020

Tonight we're gonna podcast tonight!
Join the DBFS as we talk the origins of the Mockumentary, Christopher Guest, heavy metal, getting lost backstage, our favorite jokes and gags, The Office, Meathead, song quality, big bottoms, getting stuck in a pod, Stonehenge, playing a guitar with a violin, working on a sex farm, hell hole, deleted scenes, improv, creating a new Best Cameo category for the Academy Awards, spontaneous combustion, bizarre gardening accidents, and choking on someone else's vomit.
Crank the volume to 11 and smash that play button for an in depth This Is Spinal Tap film analysis!

(Special Guest: Marco Lowe)
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Dec 23, 2019

Ho, Ho, Ho Dead Beats!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society for a very special holiday episode discussing our old nemesis Jimmy Stewart, Frank Capra's Jimmy the crow, angels, suicide, the racist caricatures, drunk driving, how great Pottersville looks, Make Bedford Falls Great Again, poisoning kids, robbing the Library of Congress, Papa John, Joe Biden, how unrelatable the 1940's is, and we calculate the actual amount of Christmas in popular Christmas movies.
Don your nightcap and pour another mug of mulled wine for an in depth It's A Wonderful Life film analysis!
(Special Guest: Matt the Producer)


Dec 9, 2019

Obey, Consume, Listen To This Podcast!
Join the DBFS as we run outta bubblegum talking John Carpenter, Rowdy Roddy Piper, the homo-erotic undertones, Obey, Shepard Fairey, alien design, 80's consumerism, Reaganomics, how the conservatives took over the country, how the liberal left wastes time and fails to organize, Rayban sunglasses, reverse Wizard of Oz, the longest fight scene in film history, B-movies, cheezy sci-fi, WWF and Wrestlemania, and Jordan Peele please call us about a remake!
Years in the making, we're finally doing an in depth They Live film analysis!

(Special Guest: Samborghini)
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Nov 25, 2019

Another world, another time, in the age of podcasts!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we chat about puppets, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, fantasy worlds, potato people, Fraggle Rock, favorite childhood movies, the fantasy creature boom of the 80's, the new Netflix prequel, world building, the duality of our world and living in balance, Brian Froud fantasy illustrations, our favorite creatures in the world of Thra, Gelflings, Skeksis, the three body problem and tattoo talk!
The time has come for an in depth The Dark Crystal film analysis!

(Special Guest: Megon Shoreclay)
Click here to follow Megon on instagram and go get a tattoo!


Nov 11, 2019

AVDBFS: Alien vs. Dead Beat Film Society!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we talk Ridley Scott's world building, H.R. Giger's genius xenomorph designs, Sigourney Weaver as the strong female lead, K-Y jelly, the influence of 2001 and Star Wars, the Predator crossover, Jodorowsky's Dune, truckers in space, the facehugger and the chestburster, the cat, corporations screwing over the working man, Planet of the Vampires, and discuss the plot of our bottom of the ocean horror film.
Smash that play button for an in depth Alien film analysis!

(Special Guest: Sebastian Mazuera)
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Oct 28, 2019

Spooky Season is here Dead Beats!
Join the DBFS as we discuss two films, Dario Argento, Luca Guadagnino, witchcraft, covens, the three mothers, what makes a horror movie, just how much gore Emily can handle, the neon lighting and bright colors, feminism, female centric films and the men who make them, Catholicism, the occult, giallo, Tilda Swinton, remaking a classic, mansplaining, the importance of 3's, Goblin, Thom Yorke, Baader-Meinhof, and the Id, Ego, and Super Ego.
Sacrifice a man for an in depth Suspiria film analysis!

(Special Guest: Amie Simon)
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Oct 14, 2019

Dead Beats Forever, Forever Dead Beats!
Join the DBFS as we talk motorcycles, Peter Fonda is a poser, Dennis Hopper is the real deal, Jack Nicholson chewing up the scenery, indie film, New Hollywood, what a chopper actually is, bad acid trips in graveyards, Sons Of Anarchy, connecting with middle america, authenticity, outlaws, how to wave to another rider, the way men connect emotionally, the brotherhood of motorcycle riders, code of the road, finding freedom, hippies, the 60's, antiheroes, Toni Basil, and of course Wild Hogs.
Get your motor runnin' for an in depth Easy Rider film analysis!

(Special Guest: Duffyleg)
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Sep 30, 2019

Talking science from the show floor at RenCon 2019!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society for a first ever live recording at RenCon 2019 talking Stanley Kubrick, how gravity really works, the monolith, the Starchild, tortillas in space, the inaccuracy of the caveman/hominid section, the sad death of HAL, faking the moon landing, a drug addicted mime, the existence of aliens, David Bowie, the lack of women in the film vs. real life diversity of NASA, and more space knowledge being dropped than you can imagine!
Smash that play button for an in depth 2001: A Space Odyssey film analysis!

(Special Guest: Steven C. Smith of NASA)
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