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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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!

Jun 24, 2019

Ree Ree Ree Ree (Psycho music)!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we talk about Janet Leigh as the icy blonde, the MacGuffin, the charming sociopath Norman Bates, roadside motels, censorship, Hitchcock's despicable legacy of controlling and breaking down actresses, the 4 Psycho sequels in order from decent to unwatchable, that terrible exposition scene, the birth of modern movie marketing, subverting expectations, and the famous shower scene as we dive into an in depth Psycho film analysis!

(Special Guest: Three Imaginary Girls/SIFF)
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Jun 10, 2019

Help me I'm poor!
Join the DBFS as we discuss that time in life when all your friends are getting married, comedy for women, dick and fart jokes, Kristin Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, how many puppies we could manage, possible sequel ideas, sex faux pas, the differences between this and The Hangover, how friendships change at different stages of life, and of course we relate all our favorite quotes.
So grab a hunk of brazilian meat and smash that play button for an in depth Bridesmaids film analysis!

(Special Guest: Single In Seattle Podcast)
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May 27, 2019

You're what the French call 'Les Incompetents'!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss the quintessential French New Wave film, Jean Luc Godard, existentialism, killing cops, punk and DIY ethics, how being an iconoclast gets bought and sold to the masses, through being cool, Steely Dan, the effect film has on music, what it's like to eat frog legs and snails, needy men, finding happiness within, the effortless cool of french life, the birth of indie film making, and the effects this had on your favorite directors.
So throw on a beret and hit play for an in depth Breathless film analysis!
(Special Guest: Dylan Ross)

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May 13, 2019

The filth and the fury!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss John Waters, Divine, the filthiest people alive, eggs, art school, abject art, kitsch, Dreamlanders, eggs, the history of the midnight movie, connecting with fans, drag queens, eating dog poop, chicken sex, eggs, transgressive film, queer cinema, the bizarre comedy legacy, cult film, eggs, the possible sequel Flamingos Forever, our favorite's in the John Waters film catalog, and rate the top 7 filthiest scenes!
Smash that play button for an in depth Pink Flamingos film analysis!
(Special Guest: Americano)


Apr 29, 2019

We're not even supposed to be here today we're playing hockey at 2!
Join the DBFS as we discuss Kevin Smith, the View Askewverse, working crappy jobs, dealing with the public, Generation X, slacker culture, grunge, 37, blowjobs over sex, snowballing, street hockey in the 90's, berzerker, our favorite quotes and scenes and those we wished they'd taken out, the shocking original ending, an asian design major or an asian design major?, authenticity, the amazing true story of this movie's creation, Jay and Silent Bob, and briefly review all the follow up films.
So throw on a size XXXL hockey jersey and trenchcoat then hit play for an in depth Clerks film analysis!

(Special Guest: Seattle's Worst Podcast)
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Apr 15, 2019

Roses are red, Harambe's in heaven...
Join the DBFS as we discuss George W Bush, Michael Moore, September 11th, the war on terror, Iraq, Afghanistan, idiot presidents, the difference between a documentary and a movie, FOX News, Breitbart, history repeating, the similarities between Dubya and Trump, getting radicalized, voting, American democracy, Bush did 9/11, Florida Man, and don't get fooled again for an in depth Fahrenheit 9/11 film analysis!

(Special Guest: Roommate Andrew Lawrence)
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Apr 1, 2019

Remember kids: It's better to be a fake somebody, than a real nobody!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss Matt Damon in tiny yellow shorts, Jude Law in a porkpie hat, Cate Blanchett, pre-Goop Gwyneth Paltrow, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, disassociated psychopaths, rich kids, Italy, the 1950’s, jazz, telling lies, unrequited love, homosexual subtext becoming actual text, the 5 books in this series and what a sequel to this film looks like, the brilliant storytelling of Anthony Minghella, the failed logic of murdering to cover up a murder, upper and lower class, making new friends, a modern day Hitchcock, and the fragile male ego.
So smash that play button for an in depth The Talented Mr. Ripley film analysis!
(Special Guest: Alan Danilo)


Mar 18, 2019

More like Citizen Dick!
Join the DBFS as we discuss the greatest film that ever filmed in all of film history, how Orson Welles thought he would look as an old man versus how fat he was when he actually got old, William Randolph Hearst, some understanding of cinematography, a healthy dose of politics, populism, rich playboys, the newspaper business, nostalgia and the loss of childhood, nonlinear narrative, unreliable narrators, flashback, film noir, German expressionism, a few Simpsons episodes, knowing a film without ever having seen it, history repeating, the obvious parallels with Kane and Donald Trump, the entire plot of The Third Man, and of course Rosebud.
So hug your local billionaire and hit play for an in depth Citizen Kane film analysis!

(Special Guest: Seattle Sucks)
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Mar 4, 2019

We cured racism!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss the many controversies surrounding the Academy Awards, the best picture nominees, Mahershala Ali, Viggo Mortensen, The Farrelly Brothers, institutionalized racism, learning to eat fried chicken, buddy comedies, Doctor Shirley, discrimination in the deep south, white savior, pitfalls of the working class, find the few bright spots in this film and run through the different ways it could have been improved.
So grab your lucky rock and a bucket of KFC and hit play for an in depth Green Book film analysis!

(Special Guest: After These Messages)
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Feb 18, 2019

May your first podcast be a masculine podcast!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss the mafia, family drama, our favorite Marlon Brando parodies, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, James Caan, the genius filmmaking of New Hollywood Francis Ford Coppola, Italian-Americans telling their own stories, the downfall of Michael Corleone, Sacheen Littlefeather, the influence on American culture and cinema, mobster rules, books over movies, bada bing, and of course list off our favorite quotes!
So leave the gun, take the canoli and hit play for an in depth The Godfather film analysis!

(Special Guest: Zach Rockstad)
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Feb 4, 2019

Happy Groundhog Day Dead Beats!
Join the DBFS as we discuss Bill Murray and Harold Ramis broken friendship, reincarnation, purgatory, making deals with the devil, mizvahs, immortality, Chris Elliott not Daniel Stern, Andie MacDowell's weak character, the abysmal accuracy stats of Punxsutawney Phil, debate how many days are repeated, weird local holidays, the dark story that almost was (or could have been), and try to pick a day we'd wanna live over and over and over again.
So smash that play button and celebrate accordingly for an in depth Groundhog Day film analysis!

(Special Guest: Solving Sounds)
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Jan 21, 2019

Alright, Alright, Alright!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss high school in the 70's, smoking weed, drinking beer, scoring chicks, hazing, jocks, nerds, parties, cruising, the incredible soundtrack, the incredible ensemble cast featuring Mathew McConaughey, Ben Affleck, Adam Goldberg, Milla Jovovich, Parker Posey, Chris's spot on McConaughey impression, stories of broken ankles in Australia, the genius of Richard Linklater, and of course toxic masculinity!
So roll a J and hit play for an in depth Dazed and Confused film analysis!

(Special Guest: Chris Ballew)
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Jan 7, 2019

Have fun, Stay single!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we craft a love letter to Seattle talking Cameron Crowe, grunge, Soundgarden, romantic comedy formulas, the 90's, Pearl Jam, friends are the family you choose, Mother Love Bone, struggling artists, Alice In Chains, mimes, a love/hate relationship with cars, list our favorite quotes, the Seattle Sound, old music venues, dating advice, and Derek Erdman's happening!
So throw on a flannel and smash that play button for an in depth Singles film analysis!

(Special Guest: Derek Erdman)
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Dec 24, 2018

Happy X-Mas (Year is over)!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society for a special Christmas episode talking Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, classic song and dance musicals, postwar America, romanticizing the military, Vera Ellen's (possible) eating disorder, Edith Head's incredible costumes, fragile masculinity, sisters, a Christmas film with a sever lack of Christmas in it, racism of the minstrel show, modern dance, our favorite Christmas songs, and of course wacky misunderstandings.
So trim the tree, pour another mug of eggnog and hit play for an in depth White Christmas film analysis!

(Special Guest: Pixie Bomber)


Dec 10, 2018

Why so serious?!
Join the DBFS as we talk (in a comically deep gravelly voice) about comics, superhero movies, Christian Bale, Christopher Nolan, Heath Ledger's legacy, The Joker, some political science, Alan Moore, anarchy as a political ideology, Jeff Bezos, Iron Maiden, Tim Burton, shark repellent, the best sequels of all time, the typical third act problem, the evil inside everyone, placing trust in the system, democracy, insanity, method acting, DC vs. Marvel, and dare to ask the question: Is Batman a fascist?
So light the bat signal and hit play for an in depth The Dark Knight film analysis!

(Special Guest: Seattle Artifacts)
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Nov 26, 2018

Bonjour deadbeats!
Join the DBFS as talk about our formative years, weird things that make us really happy, short bang haircuts, Audrey Tautou, vintage details, hipster culture, playing pranks, all white guys look the same, realizing what truly makes you happy, helping other people, romance, photo booths, the delightful french soundtrack, foreign film food vs. american film food, manic pixie dream girl, red and green color theory, understanding introverts, and quaint vintage cheese grinders!
So slide your fingers into a fresh bag of lentils and hit play for an in depth Amelie film analysis!

(Special Guest: Your Last Meal)
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Nov 12, 2018

Lemme ask you a question: red pill or blue pill?
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss Keanu Reeves, hacking the planet, Y2K, the trenchcoat mafia, liberal and conservative politics, red pill, tiny sunglasses, conspiracy theories, bullet time, wire-fu, CGI, cyberpunk, the Wachowski's, Christian allegory, transgender stories, the terrible sequels, robot overlords, juicy steaks, philosophy, psychology, religion and Will Smith!
So plug in for an in depth The Matrix film analysis!

(Special Guest: That's Weird)
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Oct 29, 2018

More like Swoon-light!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we get romantic again talking coming of age films, getting bullied, sandy handjobs, toxic masculinity, growing up gay, finding out who you really are, the other F-word, debate if grills look cute, color theory, Janelle Monae killing the game, Naomi Harris getting robbed of the Oscar, and who's the sexiest: Mahershala Ali or Trevante Rhodes?
Smash that play button for an in depth Moonlight film analysis!

(Special Guest: He Said He Said)
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Oct 15, 2018

Lemme ask you a question: Gotta rocket in your pocket?
Join the DBFS as we sing and dance our way through a broadway classic talking New York street gangs, what it means to be an American, a shocking amount of racism, brownface, Romeo and Juliet remakes, the transition from the Broadway stage to film, cinematography, Leonard Bernstein, Rita Moreno, the insanely mysterious death of Natalie Wood (*cough* Christopher Walken *cough*), talking trash on Stephen Sondheim, dance fights, snapping in unison, and white people may hate brown people but everybody hates the cops!
So play it cool boy and stab that play button for an in depth West Side Story film analysis!

(Special Guest: Sister Gina)


Oct 1, 2018

What about that cow play tho?!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we talk romance, Generation X, long conversations, 1990's Ethan Hawke, ignorant Americans, french girls being french, chance encounters, first dates, love at first sight, living in the moment, the incredible dialogue of Richard Linklater, unplugging from technology and how Facebook basically would ruin this movie.
So get off the train and hit play for an in depth Before Sunrise film analysis!

(Special Guest: Seattle Serendipity)
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Sep 17, 2018

The times they are a changin'!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss another Coen Brothers masterpiece, Cormac McCarthy, existentialism, nihilism, trusting to fate, depression, cold blooded killers, Prince Valient haircuts, the post-cowboy western film, older generations feeling out of touch, and get into a mexican standoff over the true message of the film.
So flip a coin and hit play for an in depth No Country For Old Men film analysis!

(Special Guest: Matt the Producer)


Sep 3, 2018

Laugh and the world laughs with you, weep and you probly make a podcast!
Join the DBFS as we talk the history of Korean cinema, Park Chan-Wook, cult films, what disturbs us most, getting revenge, incest, Hitchcockian color theory, fighting a room full of guys with just a hammer, hypnotism, the dated look of movies from the early 2000's, and run through some fan theories trying to understand what it all means.
So bite into a live octopus and hit play for an in depth Oldboy film analysis!

(Special Guest: Cindy)

Aug 28, 2018

More like Return of the Death Star!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we celebrate two years of podcasting finalizing the original Star Wars trilogy talking George Lucas filling the movie with toys, Jabba the Hutt, Slave Leia, Luke Skywalker's dark side, all the burps, the death of Yoda, love for the Ewoks, the Wilhelm scream, force ghosts came to party, awful fans, revenge movies, and finally get closure with our daddy issues.
Complete your destiny with an in depth Return of the Jedi film analysis!

(Special Guest: Casey Buxton)

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Aug 6, 2018

Who wears short shorts!?
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss 3 short films starting with sploodge in the moon's eye, Georges Méliès descent into poverty, piracy, Thomas Edison, colonization, and the birth of sci-fi then on to slice an eyeball open, Old Anty Hands, Salvador Dalí, Luis Buñuel, masculinity, power, surrealism, the unconcious mind and armpit hair, and finally a hodge podge of egyptian mythology, the occult, sex magic, Kenneth Anger, Aleister Crowley, Bobby Beausoleil and the Manson Family, satanism, queer cinema, and good butts!
Smash that play button for an in depth A Trip to the Moon, Un Chien Andalou & Lucifer Rising film analysis!
(Special Guest: Ex Rated Movies)
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