MIDG Podcast #2: The Good And The Bad

By Jason A. Hill & Ezra Stead


Jason and Ezra discuss the basic elements of good and bad film. From dramas to comedies, action to science fiction, good and bad movies come in many forms and take on many critics. Here are just a few examples as we ponder the idea of what makes a good film good and a bad film bad.





Movies mentioned in this episode:

The Room (2003)
Dir – Tommy Wiseau

Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010)
Dir – James Nguyen

Troll 2 (1990)
Dir – Claudio Fragasso

The Wicker Man (1973)
Dir – Robin Hardy

The Tree of Life (2011)
Dir – Terrence Malick

To the Wonder (2012)
Dir – Terrence Malick

The Wicker Man (2006)
Dir – Neil LaBute

Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen (2005)
Dir – Michael Bay

Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace (1999)
Dir – George Lucas

Man on Fire (2004)
Dir – Tony Scott

Domino (2005)
Dir – Tony Scott

Super 8 (2011)
Dir – J.J. Abrams

Se7en (1995)
Dir – David Fincher

Black Swan (2010)
Dir – Darren Aronofsky

Empire Of The Sun (1987)
Dir – Steven Spielberg

Southland Tales (2006)
Dir – Richard Kelly

Donnie Darko (2001)
Dir – Richard Kelly

The Happening (2008)
Dir – M. Night Shyamalan

The Sixth Sense (1999)
Dir – M. Night Shyamalan

Unbreakable (2000)
Dir – M. Night Shyamalan

The City (2011)
Dir – James Vogel

Femme Fatale (2002)
Dir – Brian De Palma

The Untouchables (1987)
Dir – Brian De Palma

Spartan (2004)
Dir – David Mamet

The Spanish Prisoner (1997)
Dir – David Mamet

Redbelt (2008)
Dir – David Mamet

The Lady in the Water (2006)
Dir – M. Night Shyamalan

Only God Forgives (2013)
Dir – Nicolas Winding Refn

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Dir – Tomas Alfredson

George Lucas’s student film: Electronic Labyrinth THX 1138 4EB

Jason A. Hill is the Founder, Owner of Movies I Didn’t Get.com. He is a film critic and writer of articles and film reviews covering a variety of genres and film news that have been syndicated to many sites in the film blogosphere. He specializes in independent film in the US and Asia.

For more information please contact Jason at JasonAHill@MoviesIDidn’tGet.com.

Ezra Stead is the Head Editor for MoviesIDidn’tGet.com. Ezra is also a screenwriter, actor, filmmaker, rapper, and aspiring stand-up comic who has been previously published in print and online, as well as writing, directing and acting in numerous short films and two features. A Minneapolis native, Ezra currently lives in New York City.

For more information, please contact EzraStead@MoviesIDidntGet.com.

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