Episode 20: David Mamet

Returning guest Brendan M Leonard joins us to discuss the great writer/director David Mamet. We talk about his debut con-man classic, HOUSE OF GAMES, as well as his political thriller SPARTAN from 2004.  We dissect his work at length, and each of us choose one other film from his filmography to talk about further.  During the what we watched segment, Brendan talks GAME OF THRONES, Jim reviews RED STATE, and Patrick brings up a discussion of 9/11 and how it's shaped popular culture including horror films. 

In about two weeks on September 24th, CHUD.com's Renn Brown joins us to talk about the work of The Wachowski's.  Until next time, please send us your suggestions as well as any comments about Mamet or any director we’ve discussed or will discuss on a future episode. Drop us a line if you’re a movie blogger/podcaster and would like a guest spot on the show to talk about a filmmaker whose work you admire or despise. Thanks for listening and be sure to check out our updated upcoming schedule in the sidebar to see which directors we’ll be talking about soon!