Looking California and Feeling Minnesota

Looking California and Feeling Minnesota

Two working film industry professionals talk the ins and outs of movies and the best and worst of cinema.


23: Richard Jewell
Aug 18 • 52 min
On today’s podcast Barry and I take a look at the 2019 Clint Eastwood film, Richard Jewell. On the episode we discuss the hopefully soon-to-be discovered, glorious genius of the film’s star Paul Walter Hauser as well as the reliable acting brilliance of…
22: The Old Guard
Aug 18 • 54 min
This week Barry berates me for trying to stay current by choosing the new Netflix sci-fi action movie The Old Guard, starring Charlize Theron, for us to discuss. In the episode we break down the movie and consider what worked (not much), what didn’t (a…
21: The Vast of Night (Barry’s Quarantine List Pick #5)
Aug 2 • 35 min
On this episode of everybody’s favorite cinema podcast we discuss the The Vast of Night, a sneaky good little sci-fi film currently streaming on Amazon Prime. Come join us as we take the Looking California and Feeling Minnesota Starship back to 1950’s…
20: The Last Samurai (Barry’s Quarantine List Pick #4)
Jun 3 • 52 min
This week things get combative on the pod as Barry and I do battle over his newest choice for a quarantine watch, 2003’s The Last Samurai, which stars Tom Cruise and is directed by Edward Zwick. We also play another round of everybody’s favorite games -…
19: The Social Network (Barry’s Quarantine List Pick #3)
May 13 • 56 min
This week Barry’s choice for a must see (rewatch) movie while on quarantine is the nearly decade old The Social Network directed by David Fincher (currently playing on Netflix). This film is extraordinarily written by Aaron Sorkin, filled with…
18: Inception
May 5 • 71 min
This week we dive into the decades old Christopher Nolan’s modern classic Inception. This movie flies in the face of conventional Hollywood blockbusters and succeeds wildly. Come hear us dig into the many layers of s film.
17: John McTiernan (Barry & Mike’s Quarantine List Pick #4)
Apr 24 • 72 min
This week we are doing a directors “showcase” and we are diving into the career of John McTiernan. His films include Die Hard, Predator, The Hunt for Red October, Die Hard with a Vengeance, The Thomas Crown affair and many more. We discuss this dying…
16: There Will Be Blood (Barry & Mike’s Quarantine List Pick #3)
Apr 14 • 75 min
This week we dive into the overlooked 2007 modern classic There Will Be Blood. This movie is an actor and director at the top of their games that have created a museum worthy movie you can watch over and over again and study the mastery they had while…
15: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Mike’s Quarantine List Pick #2)
Apr 9 • 73 min
This week we dive into the overlooked 2011 British movie Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. This movie is one of the best crafted movies of the last 10-20 years but is a little bit of in a traditional story structure for a spy movie. This movie makes you…
14: Hell or High Water (Barry’s Quarantine List Pick #2)
Apr 7 • 68 min
This week Barry’s choice for a must see (rewatch) movie while on quarantine is the incredible Hell or High Water (currently playing on Netflix). This film is extraordinarily written, filled with incredible performances and directed to near perfection….
13: Zodiac (Mike’s Quarantine List Pick #1)
Mar 24 • 60 min
This week Mike and I continue our top picks for movies that are streaming you should check out or take second look. This week is Mike’s selection of David Finchers Zodiac (currently streaming on Crackle.com). Listen to our thoughts on the movie and…
12: Ex Machina (Barry’s Quarantine List Pick #1)
Mar 20 • 34 min
We start our series on overlooked, excellent, must watch movies on the major streaming platforms. As we all deal with the quarantines and social distancing we all are running through our list of shows and movies to get caught up on. We wanted to point…
11: Corona Virus & Contagion (2011)
Mar 12 • 62 min
This week real life meets Hollywood. We discuss the current effects the Corona virus is having on the studios and more importantly those working in the gig economy. We also look back at the Steven Soderbergh movie Contagion.
10: The Invisible Man (2020)
Mar 4 • 39 min
This week we talk about the modern telling of an old classic in The Invisible Man. This classic has been updated to have the film be from the perspective of the main female lead vs the invisible man himself. There are good and not so good things about…
9: Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Feb 26 • 58 min
This week we dive into the French film Portrait of a Lady on Fire. This is a French movie with subtitles and is currently in limited release around the country. If you love foreign films or cinema in general check out the movie and then listen to us…
8: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Feb 19 • 105 min
This week we dive into Quentin Tarantino’s 9th film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. We go deep and wide on the film, the impact on cinema, the influences and why this is such a deep and complex movie.
7: Joker
Feb 11 • 83 min
This week we dive into the 2020 Best Picture Nominee Joker.
6: Jojo Rabbit
Feb 4 • 47 min
This week we discuss the unique film Jojo Rabbit.
5: Parasite
Jan 28 • 68 min
This week we discuss the incredible film Parasite.
4: 1917
Jan 22 • 55 min
This week we dive into the leading candidate for Best Picture of 2019.
3: 2020 Oscar Nominations First Thoughts
Jan 14 • 78 min
We do a quick recap of the top Oscar nominations, who should be on there, who was overlooked and who we think will win,
1: Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker
Jan 9 • 71 min
Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker
2: Marriage Story
Jan 7 • 47 min
This week we dive into the Netflix movie Marriage Story.