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Jun 30, 2022

This week, we welcome back Ghost Divers and Ornate Stairwells cohost Niamh Schönherr to discuss Yakuza film, making vows to your pals and, as always, being gay in 1973’s BATTLES WITHOUT HONOR AND HUMANITY!


Jun 23, 2022

On this episode of Swimfans: Cruel Summer, we get a little pouty and talk about surprising nuance, Laura Dern (yet again), and the difficulty with a movie that’s critically lopsided in 1993’s A PERFECT WORLD!

Jun 16, 2022

This week on Cruel Summer, the princesses discuss revenge pictures, cars as metaphor and diner wine in 2013’s BLUE RUIN!

Jun 9, 2022

This week, we welcome back co-host and player on Critical Bits, Struggle Session film correspondent, and critic and video essayist Shannon Strucci to talk about umbrella bat gliders, following your nemesis to the ends of the earth and all things Lupin III in 1978’s MYSTERY OF MAMO!

Jun 3, 2022

Welcome to CRUEL SUMMER 2!! This week, we talk inventive solutions to visual problems, success in spite of production difficulties and the Edmund Fitzgerald in 1998’s BELLY!