Almost every movie you love is secretly insane. Cracked Movie Club is here to show you why! Join co-hosts Tom Reimann and Abe Epperson (plus special guests) for a journey through the secrets, strangeness, and fan theories behind movies you’ll never see the same way again. And every month focuses on one director’s work, building a case for exactly why Hollywood’s greatest minds are weirder than you ever thought possible.
Kathryn Bigelow month continues on Cracked Movie Club! In 1995, Bigelow released Strange Days, her vision of a near future in which people can record their everyday lives, and buying and selling those recordings has become the most popular form of entertainment. Meanwhile, civil unrest reaches a fever pitch after one of those recordings captures the murder of a prominent black entertainer at the hands of the LAPD. In other words, Bigelow’s predictions were absolutely correct.
On this week’s episode, Tom and Abe are joined by Caitlin Gill as they discuss the technical wizardry required to create Bigelow’s visionary sci-fi film, the intense themes woven into the story, and how many times Ralph Fiennes mentions his ridiculous necktie.