Mike has been badgering Dan for years to reevaluate Kiss Me Deadly, Robert Aldrich's now-canonical 1955 noir. Mike always loved it; Dan always thought it was overrated. Does he still think so after a fresh viewing? Join them for a conversation about how the history of a film's reception may only be partly due to the film's quality, the ways in which Kiss Me Deadly works like a dream, and the degree to which the Mike Hammer Universe differs from the MCU. Va-va-voom!

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Two friends with strong opinions watch films separately then discuss them on the show for the first time. Can their friendship survive? Join Mike and Dan as they discuss one film each episode--and in only fifteen minutes, give or take a few. There are no long pauses, pontifications, or politics--just two guys who want to share their enthusiasm for great movies. On Twitter. On Letterboxd. Email:

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