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Cows in the field
Cows in the field
Blobcat Filmindustri

A movie podcast inspired by a Werner Herzog quote, “We have to articulate ourselves, otherwise we would be cows in the field.”... more

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116. Hot Tub Time Machine (w/ Mitchell Beaupre)

Let's get it started, in the TUB! We sit down with Mitchell Beaupre (Letterbox'd) to discuss male friendship, regrets, the... more

31 May 2024 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
115. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (w/ Edward Lewis)

What's a moody anti-Western got to do with mythmaking, outlaws, celebrity, bold robbers, parasocial relationships, betrayal, guilt, capitalism, Roger Deakins,... more

17 May 2024 · 1 hour, 33 minutes
114. Sympathy for the Devil (w/ Yuval Adler and Matt Strohl)

Nicolas Cage has been on a run of making several movies a year for decades now, and Sympathy for the... more

03 May 2024 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
113. Dogville (w/ Agnes Callard)

Today we explore the dark recesses of the human soul with Agnes Callard (Chicago). We discuss von Trier's minimalist staging,... more

19 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
112. Red Dawn (w/ Nat Hansen)

John Milius's 1984 film Red Dawn has a reputation as being a jingoistic conservative fever dream, but we talk with... more

05 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
111. Dune Part Two (w/ John DeVore)

We go BACK to Arrakis, desert planet, homeworld of the spice and the Fremen and keeper of Shai Hulud. We're... more

22 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 51 minutes
110. The 2024 Blobscars! (w/Sean Burns)

Join us and critic Sean Burns to give out silly meaningless awards to our favorite films of 2023! Who will... more

08 Mar 2024 · 2 hours, 3 minutes
109. The Iron Claw (w/ Fran Hoepfner)

We are joined by Fran Hoepfner (BW/DR, Fran Magazine) to experience the triumph and tragedy of the Von Erich family.... more

16 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
108. Anatomy of a Fall

Take the plunge with us and Veronica Fitzpatrick (BW/DR, Brown University) as we explore the moral complexities of narratives, relationships,... more

02 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
107. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (w/ Nick Riggle and Matt Strohl)

We're joined by two philosophers of art to discuss how they've helped each other come to a greater appreciation for... more

19 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
106. The Blair Witch Project (Reprise) + 2023 Cows Super Quiz

The cows look back on 2023 with a Cows in the Field super-quiz -- how many questions can you get... more

05 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
105. Fred Claus (w/ Emily St. James)

Join us and Emily St. James to discuss Fred Claus (streaming now on Max)! We marvel at the film's strange... more

22 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 32 minutes
104. LA Confidential (w/ Blake Howard)

Time to get HUSH HUSH with Blake Howard (One Heat Minute Productions). Noir, moral compromise, postwar LA, the American Dream,... more

08 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
103. Joe Vs. The Volcano (w/ Chad Perman)

Joe is going to die. But he has a chance to be a hero, and live like a king. Only,... more

24 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 32 minutes
102. 24 Hour Party People (w/ Mattia Acetoso)

"The smaller the audience, the bigger the history." So, at least, said Tony Wilson, co-founder of Factory Records and larger... more

10 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
101. Aliens (w/ Brendan Hodges)

James Cameron's terrifying and overwhelming sequel ALIENS is a rollercoaster that Roger Ebert called "absolutely, painfully and unremittingly intense." We... more

27 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 40 minutes
100. The Virgin Suicides

It's just us for our one hundredth episode talking Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides! We hit all the good stuff:... more

13 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
99. King Arthur (2004) w/ Jon Gabrus

Have you ever wanted to know the TRUE story that inspired King Arthur? Did you know that Arthur was a... more

29 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 33 minutes
98. Starship Troopers (w/ Liam Billingham)

Liam Billingham (Die Hard on a Blank / OuevreBusters) joins us to discuss Paul Verhoeven's meta-propaganda Brechtian war film Starship... more

15 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
97. Star Wars Episode I - The Phantom Menace (w/ Matt Teichman)

The Phantom Menace has weathered the highs and (mostly) lows of fan appraisal. Once derided, then reclaimed, where does it... more

01 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
96. Roma (w/ Agustín Rayo)

We sit down with my colleague Agustín Rayo (Professor of Philosophy, Dean of SHASS at MIT, and winner of the... more

18 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
95. Oppenheimer (w/ Bilge Ebiri)

Join us and Bilge Ebiri (New York Magazine / Vulture) to discuss Christopher Nolan's deconstructed biopic about the man who... more

04 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 50 minutes
94. What Maisie Knew (w/ Daniela Taplin Lundberg)

Joining us to talk about What Maisie Knew (2012) is the film's producer, Daniela Taplin Lundberg (whose feature credits include... more

21 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
93. Tar (w/ Emily St. James)

We sit down with Lydia Tár expert Emily St. James to talk about guilt, repression, cancel culture, subjectivity, moral hazards,... more

07 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
92. Gremlins (w/ Brandon Polite)

Bright light! Bright light! We sit down with Brandon Polite (Philosophy, Knox College) to discuss Joe Dante's horror comedy masterpiece.... more

23 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
91. Solaris (2002 version, w/ Phil Iscove)

How did Steven Soderbergh remake an obscure Soviet art-house film based on an even more obscure science fiction novel starring... more

09 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 34 minutes
90. The Box (w/ Matt Strohl)

Our guest Matt Strohl (Philosophy, Montana; author of Why It's OK to Love Bad Movies) thinks Richard Kelly's 2009 film... more

26 May 2023 · 59 minutes
89. Manhunter (w/ Carly Severn)

Welcoming back Carly Severn, we take a moment to indulge in Michael Mann's existential police / serial killer drama Manhunter.... more

12 May 2023 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
88. Body Double (w/ Matt Belenky)

Matt Belenky returns to gush over Brian DePalma's love letter to mediocre men and the women they fancy themselves saving.... more

28 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
87. Almost Famous (w/ Paul Keelan)

We hit the road with Paul Keelan (Cinematic Underdogs) and talk bands, touring, growing up, and more in this jam-packed... more

14 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
86. Match Point (w/ Mary Beth Willard)

How should we engage with the work of immoral artists? We explore this question through the lens of Woody Allen's... more

31 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 32 minutes
85. That Thing You Do! (w/ Matt Pais)

We're joined by Matt Pais (author of Talk 90s with Me) to discuss a favorite 90s nostalgia flick, made thirty... more

17 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
84. The 2023 Blobscars (w/ Emily St. James)

Join us and professional film/tv critic Emily St. James to talk about the BEST movies of 2022. We give out... more

03 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 46 minutes
83. Willow (w/ John DeVore)

With the release of the Disney+ show set in the world of Andowyne, we figured it was time to revisit... more

17 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
82. Inside Man (w/ Roxana Hadadi)

Who is the INSIDE MAN? We sit down with Roxana Hadadi (Vulture / New York Magazine) to discuss Spike Lee's... more

03 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
81. Interstellar (w/ Jon Gabrus)

We hop into a black hole with Jon Gabrus (High & Mighty, Action Boyz, 101 Places to Party Before You... more

20 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 57 minutes
80. Minority Report (Reprise)

Join us for a re-release of our Minority Report episode from early 2020! We go running with Tom Cruise and... more

06 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
79. It's a Wonderful Life (w/ Emily St. James)

Join us and proverbial bringer-of-Christmas-cheer Emily St. James as we dive into Frank Capra's existentialist Christmas classic It's a Wonderful... more

23 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
78. Fight Club (w/ Brian Martinez)

We talked with Jack's inflamed sense of rejection and it told us to watch Fight Club with friend Brian Martinez,... more

09 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
77. Dogtooth (w/ Jack Draper)

We delve into fascism and parenting and fascist parenting with Jack Draper (Exiting Through the 2010s), talking about mechanisms of... more

25 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
76. The Babadook (w/ Libby Hill)

Is it a bad book or the Ba-Ba-Doo-Doo-Doooooook?? We chat with Libby Hill (The Wrap) about Jennifer Kent's painful and... more

11 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
75. The Exorcist (w/ Carly Severn)

It just so happens that one of us is probably possessed, and is in need of THE EXORCIST! Join us... more

28 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 28 minutes
74. Bram Stoker's Dracula (w/ Bilge Ebiri)

Join us and Bilge Ebiri (New York Magazine / Vulture) to delve into Francis Ford Coppola's 1992 masterpiece. We discuss... more

14 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 32 minutes
73. Return of the King (w/ Jamelle Bouie)

We are joined by Jamelle Bouie (NYTimes / Unclear and Present Danger Podcast) to discuss the conclusion to the Lord... more

30 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
72. The Two Towers (w/ Agnes Callard and Robin Hanson)

We sit down with Agnes Callard (Philosophy, Chicago) and Robin Hanson (Economics, GMU) to discuss the second installment in the... more

16 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
71. The Fellowship of the Ring (w/ Bennett Eckert and Rebecca Kuang)

Welcome to the start of our Lord of the Rings miniseries! We kick things off with the first film of... more

02 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 31 minutes
70. Jurassic Park

It's time to visit Jurassic Park (1994)! We discuss the tenuous relationship between science/art and commerce, while thinking about the... more

19 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
69. Closer (w/ Carly Severn)

Join us and Carly Severn (KQED San Francisco) to talk about Mike Nichols' 2004, super emo and eminently re-watchable melodrama,... more

05 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 45 minutes
68. North by Northwest (w/ Adam Kane)

Today we're joined by friend of the show Adam Kane to discuss Hitchcock's bombastic spy thriller North By Northwest! We... more

22 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
67. Sully (w/ Chris Kaiser)

Join us to talk about the Miracle on the Hudson with friend Chris Kaiser (Columbia University / the podcast Said... more

08 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
66. Repo Man (w/ Toby Levers)

The life of a repo man is intense, which is why we invited friend Toby Levers to join us to... more

24 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
65. Friday Night Lights (w/ Edward Lewis)

It is with clear eyes and love in our hearts that we dive into this classic football parable from the... more

10 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
64. Top Gun (w/ Sean Burns)

We stuff into a tiny F14 cockpit with Sean Burns (WBUR’s The ARTery) and fly into the danger zone to... more

27 May 2022 · 1 hour,
63. It Follows (w/ Alison Willmore)

Not to be downers, but, everything alive must die. This is something the kids from David Robert Mitchell's devastating horror... more

13 May 2022 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
62. National Treasure (w/ Keith Phipps)

We sit down with Nicolas Cage expert Keith Phipps (author of The Age of Cage) to discuss the second highest... more

29 Apr 2022 · 56 minutes
61. The Da Vinci Code (w/ Andrea Rosen)

Have you ever wondered whether a famous painting contained a clue to a mystery that, once revealed, would upend the... more

15 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
60. Collateral (w/ Katie Walsh)

Join us and Katie Walsh (LA Times, Miami Nice) for one night in L.A. as we journey through deserted streets... more

01 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
59. The First Annual Blobscars

Join us for a spoiler-free celebration of the very best films of 2021! We discuss our nominees and winners in... more

18 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 59 minutes
58. Basic Instinct (w/ Matt Belenky)

Join us and Matt Belenky (Movie Talk Podcast) to dive headfirst into Paul Verhoven’s classic 90s erotic thriller! We try... more

04 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
57. Twilight (w/ Matt Strohl)

What does it mean to say that a movie is so bad it's good? Is Twilight (2008) such a movie?... more

18 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 57 minutes
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What does it mean to say that a movie is so bad it's good? Is Twilight (2008) such a movie? We sit... more