Battleship Potemkin

Battleship Potemkin – The Film Syllabus #11

Welcome back to The Film Syllabus. Your favorite hifalutin film analysis podcast. On this week’s show, we take on one of the most influential films of all time, Battleship Potemkin. In light of recent events, it may be as pertinent of a talking point now as it has ever been. The Brilliance of Battleship Potemkin After a brief hiatus […]

Nosferatu – The Film Syllabus – #10

It’s the most wonderful time time of the GoodTrash year–Shocktober! And we are celebrating even with our hifalutin film podcast The Film Syllabus. To contrast with the recent GoodTrash GenreCast episode covering Shadow of the Vampire, Dustin and Alexandra are talking about the 1922 F.W. Murnau film Nosferatu. In this episode, our hosts discuss the importance of this film, […]

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders – The Film Syllabus #9

This month on The Film Syllabus we examine Jaromil Jires’ surrealist horror film, Valerie and Her Week of Wonders. Frankly the film is Alice in Wonderland meets Vampires in Czechoslovakia. According to IMDb the film is: Inspired by fairy-tales such as Alice in Wonderland and Little Red-Riding Hood, “Valerie and her Week of Wonders” is a […]

Kagemusha – The Film Syllabus #8

Strap on your samurai sword and suit up for another action packed installment of The Film Syllabus! Alex and Dustin are back in the studio talking about Akira Kurosawa’s Palm D’or winning film, Kagemusha. As this show is a voyage for discovery for Alex, this is a film she had not seen before, but we […]

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast (1946) – The Film Syllabus #7

Welcome Beauty and the Beast fans! Even though it’s summer time, class is still in session at the GoodTrash Media Network. The Film Syllabus is back with a special Patreon bonus from our Patron Julie Bohannon. Dustin and Alexandra is in the studio as usual this month and we have the pleasure of a guest […]

The Red Shoes – The Film Syllabus #6

Come explore the world of poetic realism as The Film Syllabus Crew tackles Powell and Pressburger’s The Red Shoes. This movie was not part of our regular rotation, however when we heard Alexandra West’s interview on The People’s History of Film in which she gushed about this movie, we had to bump it up. This film […]

Three Colors: Blue – The Film Syllabus #5

Hello students of cinephilia! The Film Syllabus is back with Three Colors: Blue. This time we welcome special guest host Kevin Tudor. Kevin, Dustin and Alex had a conversation a couple of months ago on Twitter and this episode is the result. It just goes to show that we really do value the interactions we […]

The Seventh Seal by Ingmar Bergman – The Film Syllabus #4

Pull our your notebooks, students, we’re back in session for our newest episode of The Film Syllabus. Professor Sells and his film pupil Alexandra are studying Ingmar Bergman’s masterpiece The Seventh Seal. This notable work is vastly influential to the world of film. It gets a bit philosophical as we discuss realism, formalism, existentialism, the Holocaust […]


Christopher Nolan Presents: Quay – The Film Syllabus Ep 3

Class is back in session and this week GoodTrash Prof Dustin Sells is takeing Alex and guest host Caleb Masters to school to learn more about stop motion animation. This week’s subject is a short documentary from Inception director Christopher Nolan titled Quay. His brand new short is placed among three others from the legendary stop motion […]

8 1/2 by Federico Fellini – The Film Syllabus Ep 2

Dear listener, Dustin and Alexandra are back this February, covering another gem from the early 1960s: 8 1/2, directed by none other than the masterful Italian director Federico Fellini. In this second episode, the seasoned film vet Dustin and newly awakened film-lover Alex discuss all kinds of “isms,” such as Catholicism, surrealism, existentialism, modernism, and feminism (with […]