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Houselights: A Film Director Podcast

  • House of Emmerich - 185 - Moon 44

    20 JUN. 2024 · *This movie deals with sexual assault.* “Moon-44” is an ambitious film that reaches for the stars but ends up getting lost in a black hole of its own making. It’s a reminder that not all that glitters in space is gold—sometimes, it’s just a floating piece of space junk. If you’re looking for a film to watch, this one might just make you want to leave the planet.
    Escuchado 50m 54s
  • House of Lee - 184 - Da Five Bloods

    13 JUN. 2024 · ​“Da 5 Bloods” is a film with noble intentions and some truly powerful moments, but it doesn’t always hit the mark. It’s a mixed bag that will resonate with viewers who appreciate its historical context and social commentary, but may leave others feeling unsatisfied with its uneven pacing and narrative complexity. It’s a Spike Lee joint that sparks conversation, but it might not stand out as one of his most memorable works.
    Escuchado 59m 54s
  • House of Lee - 183 - BlacKkKlansman

    6 JUN. 2024 · In our latest podcast episode, we delve into the provocative and timely film, **BlacKkKlansman**, directed by the ever-bold Spike Lee. This true-story adaptation follows Ron Stallworth, an African-American detective who infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan. With performances that are as compelling as the narrative, the film navigates the complexities of race, identity, and America's tumultuous history with a blend of satire, drama, and unflinching honesty. Lee's direction ensures that while the film is set in the past, its themes resonate loudly in today's society. Our discussion explores the film's layered storytelling, standout performances, and its ability to balance humor with the gravity of its message. Tune in to hear our full review and thoughts on this significant cinematic piece.
    Escuchado 56m 18s
  • House of Lee - 182 - 25th Hour

    30 MAY. 2024 · “25th Hour” is a powerful exploration of human emotions, regrets, and the choices that shape our lives. Spike Lee’s vision shines through, even when navigating David Benioff’s adaptation of his own novel. If you’re looking for a thought-provoking and intense cinematic experience, this film won’t disappoint.
    Escuchado 1h 9m 55s
  • House of Lee - 181 - Malcolm X

    23 MAY. 2024 · Join us on this episode of Houselights as we delve into Spike Lee's film Malcolm X. Our hosts explore Denzel Washington's riveting performance, historical accuracy, and its lasting impact on American cinema and culture. 
    Escuchado 1h 4m 46s
  • House of Lee - 180 - Do the Right Thing

    17 MAY. 2024 · "Do the Right Thing" is a cultural touchstone that remains as relevant today as it was upon its release. Its portrayal of racial tensions, systemic injustice, and the power of community is both a reflection of its time and a prescient commentary on contemporary issues. Spike Lee’s ability to provoke thought and conversation through his art makes "Do the Right Thing" a vital piece of American cinema.
    Escuchado 59m 11s
  • House of Baird - 179 - Star Trek: Nemesis

    2 MAY. 2024 · Director Stuart Baird attempts to navigate the complex waters of Star Trek lore, bringing a darker tone to the franchise. The thematic exploration of identity, through the lens of Picard and his clone, offers a compelling study of nature versus nurture. However, the execution falls short of its ambitious premise.  *This episode contains discussions of fictional sexual assault.*
    Escuchado 1h 7m 19s
  • House of Baird - 178 - US Marshals

    25 ABR. 2024 · “U.S. Marshals” may not surpass its predecessor, but it still offers solid entertainment, especially for fans of action thrillers. While it lacks Harrison Ford’s star power, Tommy Lee Jones holds the film together with his compelling portrayal of Sam Gerard
    Escuchado 56m 49s
  • House of Baird - 177 - Executive Decision

    18 ABR. 2024 · Stuart Baird's "Executive Decision" may have its quirks, but it's an adrenaline-fueled thriller that keeps viewers hooked from takeoff to landing. Baird's directorial debut showcases his talent for suspense, making this a memorable addition to the action genre. 
    Escuchado 1h 2m 29s
  • House of Gerwig - 176 - Barbie

    11 ABR. 2024 · With its heartfelt message of self-acceptance and dazzling visuals, Barbie is sure to capture the hearts of audiences of all ages. Greta Gerwig has once again proven herself a fantastic storyteller, and the film further evidences her talent and vision.
    Escuchado 59m 57s

If you’re looking for the best movie podcast for everyone who appreciates movies, subscribe to “https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/houselights-a-film-director-podcast/id1521351342” today! Each week, hosts https://www.thenerdparty.com/darren-moser.html, https://www.thenerdparty.com/john-mills.html, and https://www.thenerdparty.com/tristan-riddell.html share what they see as a...

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If you’re looking for the best movie podcast for everyone who appreciates movies, subscribe to “Houselights” today!

Each week, hosts Darren Moser, John Mills, and Tristan Riddell share what they see as a movie director’s signature approach and how it shaped the movies you love. Join them as they unpack the works of some of the most prominent directors - and the lost works of the most masterful auteurs.

Weekly episodes comprise series featuring works of different directors approached in unexpected ways. For example:
  • The entire filmography of a celebrated director like David Fincher or Christopher Nolan;
  • The films of a director during a particular decade, like Francis Ford Coppola in the 1990s;
  • A single film from each decade of the impactful director Spike Lee to see how his style evolved;
  • The approach of different directors to a single franchise character or series, such as Hannibal Lecter or James Bond, and
  • They’re always open to suggestions from listeners at https://thenerdparty.com/contact
In each case, your hosts bring unique takes to the discussion, fostering an informative conversation that’s equally insightful and entertaining...from an objectively critical but objectively fair angle.

So, if you’re interested in the stories behind the story, the decisions that shape our favorite films, and the people who make them happen, “Houselights” is the best movie podcast for you.

We are proud to be part of The Nerd Party Network, which is dedicated to presenting an objective perspective on the media we all love.
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