Category: Episodes

Dafriend or Dafoe – 037 – Fantastic Mr. Fox

It’s our second review of a Wes Anderson picture, and while Fantastic Mr. Fox is to be commended for its technical achievements and original stylization, both Ann and Isaac agreed that something is just a tad off about this movie.  Is this a movie for children, or adults? It seems to want to be both…

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Dafriend or Dafoe – 036 – Bullfighter

Bullfighter is a movie that sat on a shelf for nearly 5 years before its release on home video. There are many, many reasons for that. Though featured on the box art, Willem Dafoe is in this movie for maybe four minutes. And there’s barely any bullfighting. Or scenes that make any sense. This film…

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Dafriend or Dafoe – 035 – Finding Nemo

Dafoe’s best-reviewed featured film, according to Rotten Tomatoes, 2002’s Finding Nemo was a box office powerhouse, earning over $900 million during its theatrical run. Visually stunning and with a story that is heartwarming and surprisingly relatable, it’s no wonder that this animated feature is considered by many to be a Pixar classic. But is it good enough…

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Dafriend or Dafoe – 034 – Antichrist

This episode of Dafriend or Dafoe is not for the timid! We’re talking about Lars von Trier‘s highly controversial 2009 film, Antichrist! Full frontal nudity, genital mutilation, gore, child death, this movie has it all! Should you watch it? Can you even get through it? This is going to be a movie that splits many audiences…

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Dafriend or Dafoe – 033 – The Last Temptation Of Christ

It’s the longest Dafoe movie we’ve watched to date- and it’s one of the longest episodes we’re ever recorded. This week we’re talking about The Last Temptation Of Christ, Martin Scorsese’s highly controversial 1988 film based on the novel of the same name. It’s been nearly 30 years since Isaac last watched this flick and Ann’s…

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Dafriend or Dafoe – 032 – Basquiat

This week we’re checking out a film where Dafoe has only one single scene – 1996’s Basquiat! The story behind the film, its director, and the artist himself are all fascinating and a story onto itself, but Isaac was just enamored with the nostalgia surrounding 1980’s New York City. Though short on Dafoe, this is…

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Dafriend or Dafoe – 031 – Daybreakers

In the not too distant future, 95% of the world’s population has been infected with a disease which transforms them into vampires. The human blood supply, which the new vampire population needs to thrive, is about to run out unless Ethan Hawke can come up with a substitute. Everything changes when Hawke meets up with…

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Dafriend or Dafoe – 030 – Tom & Viv

Nominated for two Academy Awards, 1994’s Tom & Viv tells the story of the relationship between T. S. Eliot and his first wife, Vivienne Haigh-Wood Eliot. It’s based off a play that debuted 10 years prior and is a very hard to find movie. Should you watch it? Ehhhhhhhhhh, yes? No? Dafoe’s not over-the-top but he does come off…

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Dafriend or Dafoe – 029 – Tomorrow You’re Gone

Last week we talked about Dafoe’s biggest box office success of all time. Today, we’re talking about what could arguably be his worst. Tomorrow You’re Gone is described as “Charlie Rankin, recently released from prison, seeks vengeance for his jail-house mentor William “The Buddha” Pettigrew. Along the way, he meets the ethereal, yet streetwise, Florence Jane….

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Dafriend or Dafoe – 028 – Spider-Man

The biggest box-office blockbuster of Willem Dafoe’s career, and the film that arguably rebooted the entire superhero genre, 2002’s “Spider-Man” was a huge success that thrust Tobey Maguire and director Sam Raimi into the mainstream spotlight. 16 years later (wow, times flies!) how does this flick hold up? Is Dafoe threatening behind a plastic mask? Does…

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