Movie of the Month

Every month one of us makes the rest of the crew watch a movie they’ve never seen before & we discuss it afterwards.

September 2017: Schizopolis (1996)

Swampchat: Schizopolis (1996) by The Swampflix Crew 9/1/17
The Supernatural Romantic Tedium of Anomalisa (2015) & Schizopolis (1996) by Brandon Ledet 9/14/17
Schizopolis (1996) Brought Soderbergh Back to Home Base Only to Burn It to the Ground by Brandon Ledet 9/20/17
Schizopolis (1996) Goes Hollywood: Full Frontal (2002) by Brandon Ledet 9/25/17

August 2017: The Psychic (1977)

Swampchat: The Psychic (1977) by The Swampflix Crew 8/1/17
The Eyes of Virginia Ducci: The Psychic (1977) and Laura Mars (1978) by Mark “Boomer” Redmond 8/6/17
Fulci’s Clairvoyant Visions: The Psychic (1977) & A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin (1971) by Brandon Ledet 8/24/17
The Psychic (1977) Goes Southern Gothic in Raimi’s The Gift (2000) by Brandon Ledet 8/29/17

 

 

July 2017: Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)

Swampchat: Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983) by The Swampflix Crew 7/3/17
When Disney Got Cold Feet Over Getting Spooky: The Watcher in the Woods (1980) & Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983) by Brandon Ledet 7/14/17
Ray Bradbury’s Return to Tormenting Suburban Children in The Halloween Tree (1993) by Brandon Ledet 7/19/17
Pam Grier’s Undervalued Career in Witchcraft & Voodoo by Brandon Ledet 7/27/17

 

June 2017: Cool as Ice (1991)

Swampchat: Cool as Ice (1991) by The Swampflix Crew 6/1/17
Cross-Promotion: Xanadu (1980) on the We Love to Watch Podcast by Brandon Ledet 6/3/17
Hip Teen Bravado & Total Disregard for Plot in Cool as Ice (1991) & The Wild One (1953) by Brandon Ledet 6/7/17
The Icy Road from Hip Hop to Nu Metal by Britnee Lombas 6/20/17

May 2017: Mikey and Nicky (1976)

Swampchat: Mikey and Nicky (1976) by The Swampflix Crew 5/1/17
Low Level Crime and New York City Grime in Mean Streets (1973) & Mikey and Nicky (1976) by Brandon Ledet 5/16/17
The Legitimacy of Paranoia in Mikey and Nicky (1976) & Mickey One (1965) by Brandon Ledet 5/23/17
Ishtar (1985), Mikey and Nicky (1976), and Elaine May’s Commercial Follies by Brandon Ledet 5/29/17

April 2017: Head Over Heels (2001)

Swampchat: Head Over Heels (2001) by The Swampflix Crew 4/3/17
The Battle of the 2001 Fashion Industry Parodies was a Race into the Darkness of the Human Soul by Brandon Ledet 4/12/17
Mark Waters, Rear Window (1954), and the Delicate Slyness of Hitchcock Humor by Brandon Ledet 4/17/17
The Sick, Sad Art of the Rear Window Romcom by Brandon Ledet 4/24/17

March 2017: What’s Up, Doc? (1972)

Swampchat: What’s Up, Doc? (1972) by The Swampflix Crew 3/1/17
Bringing Up Petey: Hawks’s Immeasurable Influence on Bogdanovich by Brandon Ledet 3/14/17
Bogdanovich’s Targets (1968) as the Inverse of What’s Up, Doc? (1972) by Mark “Boomer” Redmond 3/20/17
When Corman Taught Bogdanovich How to Mine the Past by Brandon Ledet 3/27/17

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February 2017: Society (1992)

Swampchat: Society (1992) by The Swampflix Crew 2/1/17
Double Feature Disaster: Spontaneous Combustion (1990) & Society (1992) by Mark “Boomer” Redmond 2/9/17
Heidi Kozak: Undersung Scream Queen by Brandon Ledet 2/17/17
The Dentist (1996) and Brian Yuzna’s Search for His Very Own Horror Franchise by Brandon Ledet 2/23/17

 

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Movie of the Year, 2016: The Witch

Swampflix’s Top Films of 2016 by The Swampflix Crew 1/9/17
Read Alli’s picks here.
Read Boomer’s picks here.
Read Brandon’s picks here & here.
Read Britnee’s picks here.
Hear the podcast crew’s picks here.

 

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December 2016: Last Night (1999)

Movie of the Month: Last Night (1999) by The Swampflix Crew 12/1/16
Last Night (1999)’s Studio Comedy Equivalent in Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) by Brandon Ledet 12/12/16
Armageddon (1998) Doesn’t Contrast the Small Scale Apocalypse Narrative of Last Night (1999), It Explodes It by Brandon Ledet 12/24/16
Cronenberg, Luxury Cars, and the End of the World by Brandon Ledet 12/31/16

November 2016: Paperhouse (1988)

Swampchat: Paperhouse (1988) by The Swampflix Crew 11/1/16
Paperhouse (1988) as a Warning Shot for the Atmospheric Horror of Candyman (1992) by Brandon Ledet 11/15/16
1988 Was a Scary Time to Be a Child with a VCR: Paperhouse & Lady in White by Brandon Ledet 11/21/16
Paperhouse (1988)’s Thunderous Echo in MirrorMask (2005) and the Assorted Works of Neil Gaiman by Brandon Ledet 11/29/16

 

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October 2016: The Funhouse (1981)

Swampchat: The Funhouse (1981) by The Swampflix Crew 10/3/16
The Nightmare Carnival of The Funhouse (1981) Vs. the Goofy Cartoon Carnival of Ghoulies II (1988) by Brandon Ledet 10/10/16
The Funhouse (1981), Tourist Trap (1979), and Tobe Hooper’s Influence on the Unconventional Slasher by Brandon Ledet 10/21/16
The Funhouse (1981) as an Ideal, Forgotten Midpoint Between Tobe Hooper’s Texas Chainsaw Massacres (1974, 1986) by Brandon Ledet 10/28/16

 

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September 2016: The Box (2009)

Swampchat: The Box (2009) by The Swampflix Crew 9/1/16
From Playboy Magazine to Cult Classic Contender: The Box (2009) as a Literary Adaptation by Brandon Ledet 9/16/16
An Evening with Richard Kelly: A Southland Tales (2007) Q&A by Mark “Boomer” Redmond 9/19/16
Episode #14 of The Swampflix Podcast: Trash Humpers (2010) & The Films of Richard Kelly by Bill Arceneaux & Brandon Ledet 9/28/16

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August 2016: Black Moon (1975)

Swampchat: Black Moon (1975) by The Swampflix Crew 8/1/16
The Reverence & Irreverence for Unicorns in Black Moon (1975) & Legend (1985) by Brandon Ledet 8/18/16
Black Moon (1975) was the Most Honest Surrealist Take on Lewis Carroll’s Alice . . . Until Alice (1988) by Brandon Ledet 8/25/16
Louis Malle’s Unsettling Takes on Pubescent Femininity in Black Moon (1975) & Pretty Baby (1978) by Brandon Ledet 8/29/16

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July 2016: Citizen Ruth (1996)

Swampchat: Citizen Ruth (1996) by The Swampflix Crew 7/1/16
Citizen Ruth (1996), Obvious Child (2014), and the Trajectory of the Modern Abortion Comedy by Brandon Ledet 7/14/16
The Strangely Imperfect Trinity of Top-Billed Laura Dern Performances by Brandon Ledet 7/20/16
Citizen Ruth (1996), Election (1999), and the Erosion of the Female POV in Alexander Payne’s Filmography by Brandon Ledet 7/30/16

 

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June 2016: Alligator (1980)

Swampchat: Alligator (1980) by The Swampflix Crew 6/1/16
Artist Ramón Santiago’s Unlikely Influence on the Creature Feature Alligator (1980) by Brandon Ledet 6/9/16
Alligator (1980) and 5 Other Must-See, Sharkless Jaws (1975) Knockoffs by Brandon Ledet 6/20/16
Alligator II: The Mutation (1991) and the Direct-to-VHS Destruction of a Legacy by Brandon Ledet 6/29/16

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May 2016: Girl Walk // All Day (2011)

Swampchat: Girl Walk // All Day (2011) by The Swampflix Crew 5/2/16
Girl Walk // All Day (2011) and Five Other Must-See Visual Albums by Brandon Ledet 5/11/16
Illegal Art: Miyazaki’s On Your Mark (1995) & Girl Walk // All Day (2011) by Mark “Boomer” Redmond 5/17/16
5 Other Albums I’d Love to See in the Style of Girl Walk // All Day (2011) by Britnee Lombas 5/26/16

 

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April 2016: My Demon Lover (1987)

Swampchat: My Demon Lover (1987) by The Swampflix Crew 4/1/16
Why Wasn’t My Demon Lover (1987) Directed by Ate de Jong? by Brandon Ledet 4/16/16
Bedazzled (2000) as the Gender-Swapped My Demon Lover (1987) of My Nightmares by Brandon Ledet 4/20/16
Scott Valentine’s Other Over-Sexed Demon Feature: To Sleep with a Vampire (1993) by Brandon Ledet 4/26/16

 

March 2016: Mrs. Winterbourne (1996)

Swampchat: Mrs. Winterbourne (1996) by The Swampflix Crew 3/1/16
9 Mildly Interesting Facts I Learned from the Mrs. Winterbourne (1996) Press Kit by Mark “Boomer” Redmond 3/8/16
One Plot Two Ways: No Man of Her Own (1950) and Mrs. Winterbourne (1996) by Erin Kinchen 3/14/16
¡Tango! & Mrs. Winterbourne (1996) by Erin Kinchen 3/24/16

 

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February 2016: Big Business (1988)

Swampchat: Big Business (1988) by The Swampflix Crew 2/1/16
Big Business (1988)’s Old Hollywood Roots in Duck Soup (1933) by Brandon Ledet 2/10/16
If Released in Another Time, Big Business (1988) Could’ve Easily Been a ZAZ-Style Spoof of Old Hollywood Farces by Brandon Ledet 2/21/16
Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990) is to John Hughes’ Oeurvre what Big Business (1988) is to Old Hollywood Comedies by Brandon Ledet 2/25/16

 

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Movie of the Year, 2015: It Follows

Swampflix’s Top Films of 2015 by The Swampflix Crew 1/10/16
Read Boomer’s picks here.
Read Britnee’s picks here.
Read Brandon’s picks here & here.
Read Erin’s picks here.
Hear the podcast crew’s picks here.

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December 2015: The Independent (2000)

Swampchat: The Independent (2000) by The Swampflix Crew 12/1/15
Morty Fineman’s Filmography as Listed at the End of The Independent (2000) by Brandon Ledet 12/16/15
Required Viewing for Fans of The Independent (2000): Corman’s World (2011) by Brandon Ledet 12/23/15
Forgotten Silver (1995): Peter Jackson’s Silent Film Precursor to The Independent (2000) by Brandon Ledet 12/29/15

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November 2015: Class of 1999 (1989)

Swampchat: Class of 1999 (1989) by The Swampflix Crew 11/2/15
The Cheap, Diminished-Returns Depths of Class of 1999 II: The Substitute (1994) by Mark “Boomer” Redmond 11/15/15
Australia Had Its Own Class of 1999 (1989) in Future Schlock (1984) by Brandon Ledet 11/25/15
Before Mark Lester Gazed Into the Dismal Near-Future of Class of 1989 (1989), He Warned of the Much More Imminent Class of 1984 (1982) by Brandon Ledet 11/29/15

October 2015: Innocent Blood (1992)

Swampchat: Innocent Blood (1992) by The Swampflix Crew 10/1/15
A Snapshot of the Vampire-Crowded Box Office that Buried Innocent Blood (1992) by Brandon Ledet 10/13/15
The Spooky-Goofy World of John Landis’ Work in Horror by Brandon Ledet 10/22/15
The Vampire Mafia of Innocent Blood (1992) vs. The Zombie Mafia of Shrunken Heads (1994) by Brandon Ledet 10/31/15

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September 2015: The Boyfriend School (1990)

Swampchat: The Boyfriend School (1990) by The Swampflix Crew 9/1/15
Unexpected Horror in the Romance Novelist Rom-Coms She-Devil (1989) & The Boyfriend School (1990) by Brandon Ledet 9/15/15
The Guttenberg School or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Gutte (in Just 5 Easy Steps) by Brandon Ledet 9/24/15
Emily Pear’s Top 5 Fashion Moments in The Boyfriend School (1990) by Britnee Lombas 9/29/15

 

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August 2015: Babe 2 – Pig in the City (1998)

Swampchat: Babe 2 – Pig in the City (1998) by The Swampflix Crew 8/2/15
Babe 2: Pig in the City (1998) as a Key to Understanding George Miller’s Oeuvre as a Cohesive Whole by Brandon Ledet 8/10/15
The Subtle Terror of Babe 2: Pig in the City vs the Straightforward Terror of Pigs (1972) by Brandon Ledet 8/17/15
Babe is the Undisputed King of Cinematic Talking Pigs, but Who are the Pretenders to His Throne? by Brandon Ledet 8/24/15

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July 2015: Highway to Hell (1991)

Swampchat: Highway to Hell (1991) by The Swampflix Crew 7/2/15
The Same Year Ate de Jong Directed the Would-Be Cult Classic Highway to Hell (1991), He Also Directed the Actual Cult Classic Drop Dead Fred (1991) by Brandon Ledet 7/13/15
Highway to Hell (1991): A Stiller Family Affair by Britnee Lombas 7/22/15
The Mystery Behind the Highway to Hell (1991) Soundtrack by Britnee Lombas 7/30/15

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June 2015: Blow Out (1981)

Swampchat: Blow Out (1981) by The Swampflix Crew 6/1/15
Berberian Sound Studio’s (2013) Sound-Obsessed Roots in Blow Out (1981) by Brandon Ledet 6/18/15
Travolta’s Glorious Heights & Hopelessly Trashy Depths in Blow Out (1981) & Swordfish (2001) by Brandon Ledet 6/26/15
The Disparate Ground Covered by John Lithgow’s Collaborations with Brian De Palma by Brandon Ledet 6/29/15

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May 2015: Crimes of Passion (1984)

Swampchat: Crimes of Passion (1984) by the Swampflix Crew 5/4/15
A Dozen Tawdry Sex Jokes from Crimes of Passion (1984) by Brandon Ledet 5/14/15
A Note on the Repetition of “It’s a Lovely Life” in Crimes of Passion (1984) by Brandon Ledet 5/21/15
The Threat of Masculine Entitlement in Crimes of Passion (1984) by Brandon Ledet 5/28/15

 

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April 2015: Blood and Black Lace (1964)

Swampchat: Blood and Black Lace (1964) by the Swampflix Crew 4/1/15
Bava Goes Bollywood: Veerana (1988) by Brandon Ledet 4/13/15
Fan Art: Giallo Poetry by Brandon Ledet 4/20/15
A Commentary to Die For: Blood and Black Lace (1964) by Britnee Lombas 4/29/15

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March 2015: The Seventh Seal (1957)

Swampchat: The Seventh Seal (1957) by The Swampflix Crew 3/2/15
Bergman’s Image of Death in The Seventh Seal (1957) and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991) by Brandon Ledet 3/11/15
Bergman vs. Corman: Death vs. The Red Death by Brandon Ledet 3/17/15
Ingmar Bergman & the Silence of God by Brandon Ledet 3/30/15

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February 2015: The Masque of the Red Death (1964)

Swampchat: The Masque of the Red Death (1964) by The Swampflix Crew 2/2/15
The 1989 Battle of Dueling The Masque of the Red Death Adaptations by Brandon Ledet 2/12/15
The Masque of the Red Death (1964) on Mardi Gras Day by Brandon Ledet 2/17/15
The Other Vincent Price Masque: The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) by Brandon Ledet 2/23/15

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Movie of the Year, 2014: Snowpiercer

Swampflix’s Top Films of 2014 by The Swampflix Crew 1/6/15
Read Britnee’s picks here.
Read James’ picks here.
Read Brandon’s picks here.

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