Hi there! I'm Tucker Stone, one of the three guys who hosts a podcast called Travis Bickle on the Rivieria. I've written for places like Flavorwire, The Comics Journal, Comixology and The Factual Opinion, and am currently punching the clock at Nobrow, a publisher of comics, graphic novels and children's books. Back in 2012, my friend Sean Witzke, a movie critic whose most recent work can be read at Grantland, started this podcast as a way to continue the conversations (and arguments) we had been having about movies amongst our mutual blogs.
Although neither one of us had listened to a lot of podcasts, we felt that our cantankerous, expletive laden diatribes might be of interest to others, and in the years since, we have been extremely lucky to be proven right: people, for whatever reason, like to listen to a couple of miserable depressives wax nostalgic over action movies from the 80's. (It probably didn't hurt that the hugely talented Michel Fiffe drew our logo image!)
When I became a father in 2013, longtime friend of the show and frequent guest host Morgan Jeske came on board to keep Sean from going stir crazy with backed-up opinions. Jeske--the talented cartoonist behind books for Image Comics like Change and Zero--rapidly made himself indispensable, and after my return to the show, it only made sense to welcome him on as an official host, turning this gruesome twosome into the trio it had always been destined to be. As the episodes have piled up (you can check out our episode guide, with every movie, director and special episode listed here), the show was continually graced with a murderers row of guests from the world of comics and film--you can see all of those amazing people at that link as well.
All of that brings us right up to right now, a cold day in October: the day where we ask for help. Simply put, the increased interest in the show has meant that we've had to put a bit more into the nuts and bolts of paying for it than we used to, and we thought 133 episodes (at most recent count) was enough to try passing the hat to help meet the costs. The show isn't in danger of going anyway anytime soon--Sean, Morgan and I like hurting each others feelings just a little too much for that to be a real concern--but we would appreciate the breathing room that financial support will allow. Below you'll see the various levels of pledge options and the rewards they provide--we're pretty excited about them, especially the one where we send you surprises you can't return--but even if you come away thinking that we don't deserve one thin dime, it still means a lot that you stopped by in the first place. Thank you for reading, but most of all thank you for listening!
0:00:00 - 0:34:27 - Bonus Beats - movies,
scenes, or performances we loved that did not make our top 10s.
Including: Wiener Dog, Midnight Special, Certain Women,
Moonlight, Fences, Hail Caesar, Deepwater Horizon, Patriot's Day,
13 Hours, Age of Shadows, Train to Busan, Batman v Superman: Dawn
of Justice, and Hunt For The
2:39:30 - Top
Tens! (presented in alphabetical order)
Certain Women (2016), directed
by Kelly Reichardt, starring Laura Dern, James Le Gros, Jared
Harris, Lily Gladstone, Kristen Stewart, and Michelle
Christine (2016), directed by
Antonio Campos, starring Rebecca Hall, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts
and Maria Dizzia.
Demon (2016), directed by Marcin
Wrona, starring Itay Tiran, Tomasz Schuchardt, and Andrej
Elle (2016), directed by Paul
Verhoeven, starring Isabelle Huppert, Christian Berkel, Anna
Cosigny, Virginie Elfera, Laurente Lafitte, and Jonas
Green Room(2016), directed by
Jeremy Saulnier, starring Anton Yelchin, Alia Shawkat, Imogen
Poots, Patrick Stewart, and Macon Blair.
The Handmaiden (2016), directed
by Park Chan-Wook, starring Kim Min-hee, Kim Tae-ri, Ha Jung-woo,
and Cho Jin-woong.
High Rise (2016), directed by
Ben Wheatley, starring Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller,
Elizabeth Moss, Luke Evans, James Purefoy, Keely Hawes, Stacy
Martin, and Reece Sheersmith.
Hunt for the
Wilderpeople (2016), directed by Taika Waititi,
starring Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata, Rachel House,
Rhys Darby, and Taika Waititi.
directed by Adam Curtis
The Invitation (2016), directed
by Karyn Kusama, starring Logan-Marshall Green, Tammy Blanchard,
Michael Huisman, John Carrol Lynch, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Lindsay
Burge, Jay Larson, and Toby Huss.
Manchester By the Sea(2016),
directed by Kenneth Lonergan, starring Casey Affleck, Kyle
Chandler, Michelle Williams, Lucas Hedges, Gretchen Mol, Tate
Donovan, and Matthew Broderick.
Moonlight (2016), directed by
Barry Jenkins, starring Trevante Rhodes, Andre Holland, Mahershala
Ali, Naomi Harris, and Janelle Monae.
Nerve (2016), directed by Ariel
Schulman & henry Joost, starring Emma Roberts, Dave Franco,
Machinegun Kelly, and Juliette Lewis.
The Nice Guys (2016), directed
by Shane Black, starring Ryan Gosling, Russel Crowe, Angourie Rice,
Matt Bomer, Margaret Qualley and Keith David.
Right Now, Wrong Then (2016),
directed by Hong Sang-Soo, starring Jung Jae-young, Kim Min-hee,
Youn Yun-jung, and Gi Ju-bong.
SPL 2 / Killzone 2(2016),
directed by Soi Cheang, starring Tony Jaa, Wu Jing, Simon Yam,
Zhang Jin, Louis Koo, and Ken Lo.
The Wailing (2016), directed by
Na Hong-jin, starring Kwak Do-Wan, Hwang Jung-min, Jun Kunimura,
Chun Woo-hee, and Kim Hwan-hee.
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Manchester By the Sea
The Nice Guys
Hunt For the Wilderpeople
Right Now, Wrong Then
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Moonlight / Certain Women
Christine / Manchester By the Sea
Elle (my immediate reaction to this movie was
that it was the best movie I'd seen since in a solid fucking
Manchester By the Sea
Paddington, maybe more on Elle!
Our outro music this week:
is "Sixteen" by Iggy Pop. And our intro, as always,
is from Escape From New York.