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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Jul 23, 2018
Mama's don't let your babies grow up to be podcasters!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we run through the history of the western film genre, spaghetti westerns, Sergio Leone, Ennio Marcone's genius soundtrack, bloods and crips, vigilante justice, Clint Eastwood's mouth full of tiny rat teeth, the ethics of killing bad guys, the origins of the anti-hero and ask the question: Why are the dollars so big?
Shoot for the heart for an in depth A Fistful of Dollars film analysis!
(Special Guest: Kelsey Melville)
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Jul 9, 2018
But like is she pretty in pink?
Join the DBFS as we discuss 80's fashion, new wave music, John Hughes, Molly Ringwald & Andrew McCarthy's accessibility, James Spader's beauty, Duckie's sexual orientation, rich kids vs. poor kids, the complications of love, swap prom stories, the friendzone, and the alternate ending!
Throw on a volcanic ensemble and hit play for an in depth Pretty In Pink film analysis!
(Special Guest: Mike Hipple author of '80's Redux')
Jun 25, 2018

Live fast, die young!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss skate culture, the male gaze turned on shirtless boys, AIDS, the tragedy of wayward youth, Chloe Sevigny, Rosario Dawson, the brilliant Harmony Korine,
the possibly sketchy 50 year old Larry Clark, SUPREME, the old gritty New York, pre-internet summer boredom, we question why we liked this film when we were younger, and read some quality 1-star Amazon reviews.
So take off your shirt, crack open a warm 40 and smash that play button for an in depth Kids film analysis!
(Special Guest: Not Most People)
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Jun 12, 2018
To infinity and beyond!
Join the DBFS as we discuss the legacy of Buzz and Woody, talking toys, kids movies for adults, Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, a brief history of animation, representation, the problems with Pixar, the sequels, the psychological state of Sid, and way way way overthink what the movie is really about with an in depth Toy Story film analysis!
(Special Guest: Essentially Erynne)
Go checkout the Essentially Erynne blog for more film reviews and her journey living an honest authentic life!
May 29, 2018
All she wanted was a Pepsi!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we talk the tragic life of Frances Farmer, lobotomy, mental institutions, female centered films, old Seattle, Kurt Cobain & Courtney Love, strong willed women, alcoholism, the obligation of truth in biopics, surviving the Hollywood machine, mother-daughter relationships, comparing Jessica Lange's 1982 performances, and (obviously) smashing the patriarchy with an in depth Frances film analysis!
(Special Guest: Vanishing Seattle)
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May 14, 2018
Hell Bent for Leather!
Join the DBFS as we reminisce on a bygone era of heavy metal, Judas Priest, big hair, Zebraman, Graham of Dope, 13 year old girlfriends, day drinking, tailgating, heshers, growing up in a subculture, the legend of the bootleg VHS tape, the different subgenres of heavy metal, Rob Halford coming out, leather and studs, and the Filthy 15!
Bang your head for an in depth Heavy Metal Parking Lot film analysis!
(Special Guest: Timmy & Matt the Producer)
Apr 30, 2018
Top 5 DBFS podcast episodes to listen to on a rainy Monday!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we list off our top 5 breakups with John Cusack, Belle & Sebastian, the bestselling Nick Hornby book, Lisa Bonet's tragic outfit, Jack Black can sing, blaming other people for your problems, the Kinky Wizards, making mixtapes, how to date a man-child, and we reminisce on our time wasted hanging out in record stores!
Flip on the hi-fi and drop the needle for an in depth High Fidelity film analysis!
(Special Guest: Free Witch Victoria)
Apr 16, 2018
May the odds be ever in your favor!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss Suzanne Collins best selling young adult novel, feminist hero Katniss Everdeen, damsel in distress Peeta, bonkers costumes, Jennifer Lawrence, Lenny Kravitz, the politics of keeping poor people down, kids killing kids, sexism and racism of internet trolls, representation in film, bad CGI, and review our own chances of survival with an in depth The Hunger Games film analysis!
(Special Guest: Tim Hall The Peoples Critic)
Check out The People's Critic for more great movie reviews!
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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Don't know The Room? Click here to watch a clip of the best (funniest) parts!
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)
Checkout Ex Rated Movies Podcast for more awesome film discussions!
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)
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