Join Jason, Gary, Donielle and Juan as we natter about the third episode of the third season of True Detective wherein we learn:
...that 1990 Wayne has a better memory than 1990 Roland...that whoever wrote the ransom note wasn't exactly the Zodiac...that the Ozark Children's Outreach Center DID reach out...that Martians think Julie Purcell is on a snake farm...that the protests stopped after the draft ended...that Walmarts are TOO DAMN BIG...that Wayne has said his piece...that motel sex is the best sex...that the Boyle kid didn't really know the Purcells too well...that Mr. Hoyt is on safari...and Wayne is a bit of a hunter himself...that Han and Leia were sitting in a tree...that imaginary Amelia is almost as hot as she is scary...and that Roland wants two fingers of Southern Comfort
Join Jason, Gary, Sion, Donielle and the one and only Bobby Shovel as we natter about the first two episodes of True Detective season 3! Featuring...
MAHERSHALA ALI as Det. Wayne "Purple" Hays, who absolutely remembers that one time the moon blew a fuse. That's reliable.
STEPHEN DORFF as police detective and micro-brew namesake Roland West whose Lego hair and progressive views on feminism make him a hit with the ladies.
CARMEN EJOGO as school teacher and definitely NOT a CIA-trained Black Panther assassin, Amelia Hays nee Rearden
SCOOT MCNAIRY as well-balanced family man Tom Purcell
Join Jason, Gary and Sion as we natter about this month's exciting Netflix features including: Roma, Bird Box, Bandersnatch, The Kominsky Method, Sex Education and Dumplin.
And then join us for a deep dive on John Grisham's The Innocent Man which dares ask the question: did Ricky Bobby kill Laura Palmer?
Join Jason, Donielle, Gary, Andrew and Sion as we natter about the first season of HBO's True Detective!
Join Jason, Sion, Andrew, Gary and Donielle as we review season one of HBO's True Detective!
Join Jason, Gary and Patrick as we discuss Michael Radford's 1984 movie of George Orwell's 1948 book, Nineteen Eighty-Four, 1984, featuring
JOHN HURT as thought criminal and sexual pervert, Winston Smith
SUZANNA HAMILTON as scrounger and enemy of the Revolution, Julia .. uh .. Julia Something
RICHARD BURTON as patriot and digital arithmetic expert O'Brien .. uh, Something O'Brien
CYRIL CUSACK as shop owner and totally not a thought cop, Charrington. Just Charrington.
AND GREGOR FISHER as razor blade hoarder, thought criminal and chocolate enthusiast, Parsons. Tom Parsons.
Join Guillermo, Jason and Sion as we discuss season 2 of Netflix's Atypical!
Join Jason, Sion, Jay and Gary as we natter about episode 4x10 of Better Call Saul: Winner
Join Jason, Gary and Jay as we discuss episode 4x09 of Better Call Saul: Wiedershen
Join Jason, Sion, Gary and Jay as we discuss episode 4x08 of Better Call Saul: Coushatta!
JOIN JASON, GARY AND PATRICK as we discuss David Fincher's 2007 film Zodiac, based on the book by Robert Graysmith, featuring:
MARK RUFFALO as the gun-toting, bow-tie-wearing, Animal Cracker eating, Zodiac-investigating, due-process respecting, circumstantial evidence dismissing San Francisco super cop, Dave Toschi
JAKE GYLLENHAAL as the code-breaking, Aqua Velva drinking, California size underestimating, late night rainstorm surprise visiting author slash cartoonist (and not the other way around), Robert Graysmith
ANTHONY EDWARDS as the sushi-curious, apologetic, fast-moving, telefax-having homicide detective, Bill Armstrong
ELIAS KOTEAS as the pen-stealing, cigarette forbidding, shoe brand noticing Solano cop, Jack Mulanax
DONAL LOGUE as the Rick Marshall suspecting, cartoonist indulging, Riverside vacationing, fancy-big-city-telefax non-having Napa investigator, Ken Narlow
CHLOË SEVINGY as the reasonable precaution recommending, non-existent pasta dish ordering, sleazy plan suspecting, most interesting date having, book completion demanding Melanie Graysmith
ROBERT DOWNEY JR. as the vest-wearing, Vallejo crime covering, Aqua Velva disparaging, r-word denying, non-target-hitting, "whatever else it is he's doing" non-out cutting of it ace reporter, Paul Avery
JOHN CARROLL LYNCH as possible non-Zodiac killer, Arthur Leigh Allen
AND JAMES LEGROS as that one guy from Point Break
In David Fincher's film Zodiac, author Robert Graysmith's former wife Melanie is portrayed by Chloë Sevigny.
In this episode of Natter Cast, we speak with the real Melanie Graysmith about her experiences consulting on the film, the friendship she and Robert developed with San Francisco homicide investigator Dave Toschi and the impact both the real case and the 2007 film had on their lives.
Melanie also has an interest in clockmaking. Pictured here is a clock she made for Dave Toschi commemorating Mark Ruffalo's performance in Fincher's film.
The Natter Cast extends its warmest thanks to Melanie for talking with us and for helping us with our podcast coverage of Fincher's film!
Join Jason, Gary and Jay as we discuss episode 407 of Better Call Saul: Something Stupid
Join Jason, Sion, Jay and Gary as we discuss episode 4x06 of Better Call Saul: Piñata!
Join Jason, Gary, Sion and Jay as we discuss episode 4x05 of Better Call Saul, entitled "Quite A Ride!"
Join Jason, Gary, Sion and Jay as we discuss episode 4x04 of Better Call Saul: Talk
NACHO having a bad feeling in his gut.
JIMMY painting himself into a corner.
MIKE AND ANITA dining out.
AND KIM, cruising the courts for a little drama.
Join Jason, Sion, Gary and Donielle as we discuss three Netflix trigger warning shows, including:
Hannah Gadsby's one-woman non-comedy-comedy show, Nanette, wherein Mz. Gadsby breaks new ground by literally calling Pablo Picasso an a-hole.
Noted Private School Negro, W Kamau Bell, who has no comment on Pablo Picasso, but gives his phone every reason to call him the n-word.
And lastly Jessica Biel shows us in The Sinner that huggin' and kissin' is all fun and games until it morphs into hittin' and stabbin'.
Join Jason, Gary and Jay as we discuss episode 4x03 of Better Call Saul: Something Beautiful
Join Jason, Sion, Gary and Jay as we discuss episode 402 of Better Call Saul, entitled "Breathe"
Join Jason, Sion, Gary and Jay as we discuss episode 4x01 of Better Call Saul: Smoke, featuring...
THE RETURN of Cinnabon Gene!
SAFETY INSPECTOR Mike Ehrmantrout!
BOO BOO ARM KIMMIE!
HOWARD and his cross to bear
NACHO taking a pill
AND, AS ALWAYS...a side of Frings!
Join Jason, Gary, Patrick and Sion for our discussion of two films inspired by the late San Francisco super-cop, Dave Toschi: Bullitt and Dirty Harry.
Some movies feature car chases, but Bullitt, starring Steve McQueen, is a car chase that features a movie.
Frank Bullitt, aka Frank Bullitt's Car's Sidekick, is a groovy, new wave bohemian jazz aficionado who knows that time is not only a flat circle, but it also starts now.
Harry Callahan, on the other hand, is tough-as-nails, all-business, neo-fascist, ketchup-hating lunatic vigilante who has got to be compensating for something with that hand cannon of his.
But when Scorpio is running loose through the city and all the mayor/Animal House dean can think to do is put Harry on Double Secret Suspension, you've got to ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?"
And join us next month for our coverage of David Fincher's Zodiac, featuring Mark Ruffalo as the man who kept our city safe without driving recklessly or losing track of how many high powered bullets he fired into the middle of a crowded street.
And be sure to check out Duffy Jennings' upcoming memoir of his in San Francisco journalism!
Join Jason, Andrew and Sion as we discuss the essential elements of the William Peter Blatty Cinematic Universe, including...
THE EXORCIST, in which we learn that you're better off with the Pazuzu you know than the Pazuzu you don't, the bed must be on the floor and going through puberty in the 1970s is a much rougher ride than classic rock songs have led us to believe.
THE NINTH CONFIGURATION, in which Black Superman auditioning for a production of Hamlet for dogs is among the least bizarre thing that happens.
AND THE EXORCIST III, where Bill Blatty decides to finish off his story with characteristic elegance and subtlety.
Join Guillermo, Jason, Sion and Gary as we discuss Netflix's autism spectrum family melodramedy "Atypical", featuring:
SAM, whose turn ons include thinking about sex and thinking about penguins. Mostly penguins.
DOUG, who clearly didn't think through the ramifications of making one poor choice in your life when everyone you love is an obssessive-compulsive repressed rage-a-holic emotional sadist.
ELSA, who is played by Jennifer Jason Leigh and is therefore perfect and that's all you need to know and can we PLEASE talk about something else like for example what a complete a-hole Doug was to her a decade and a frickin' half ago already.
ZAHID, Sam's coworker and one-man #MeToo class action lawsuit waiting to happen.
CASEY, who loves her brother, but can't think about anything but running, running away, running anywhere, running all the way to the EFF...BEEE...EYE. Okay, maybe just college instead of the FBI.
AND JULIA, who proves that no matter how neuro-typical you are, none of us is more than one chocolate covered strawberry away from blowing up our lives and shopping for a TV in our pajamas in the middle of the night.
Thank you for supporting the Natter Cast and thanks as always to The Distance for our opening music: Caffeinated Woman!
JOIN JASON, Sion, Gary and Patrick as we discuss the rapidly escalating degrees of crazy in four Netflix documentaries, including...
MERCURY 13 .. in which we learn that the ladies' auxiliary of the space program had to have the same right stuff as the guys, only backwards and in high heels.
THE PUSH .. in which we learn that destroying people's confidence in their own common human decency can be fun!
Check out the controversy on Derren Brown here.
THE GALAPAGOS AFFAIR .. in which we learn that even in the 1930s, no matter where you go, there you are. Until you disappear and are mummified at sea.
WILD WILD COUNTRY, in which we learn that you cannot make an enlightened, sex-crazed cult community without breaking a few salmonella eggs over a salad bar.
Special thanks to The Distance for our music!
Join Jason and Gary as we natter about the 1987 classic buddy cop movie, "The Untouchables," featuring...
KEVIN COSTNER as Eliot Ness, the man who never stops verbing until the verbing's done.
SEAN CONNERY as Jimmy Malone, who is prepared to go all the way and then go all the way to get Capone, but not if it means maintaining an Irish accent.
ANDY GARCIA as George Stone. No, really...George Stone.
CHARLES MARTIN SMITH as Wallace, who finds dying in an elevator much more diverting than accounting.
AND ROBERT DENIRO as Al Capone, who should consider developing an enthusiasm for wiffle ball.