And now for something completely different…

Grab a shovel and your trusty pack-mule, because The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Review in a NutshellThe Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada is one of the most honest, human examples of drama that I’ve ever seen.  It’s an excellent film that unfolds further with each repeated viewing.

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9 Responses

  1. I think that Michael Connelly (and the rest of the modern “detective” genre) are basically the American equivalent of seinen manga.

  2. I’ve seen this movie and it was slow but made you think
    It was partially a true story

  3. I look forward to a “different” kind of podcast. I imagine that, like usual, it will be an edifying listen.

  4. You could do a “spoiler review” and post it up, and recommend that people only listen to it if they have seen the movie.

    Also, could you review ‘Ticks’?

  5. I was required to watch this for my Media Studies course (the genre portion was focused on Westerns, so we were treated to The Searchers, Unforgiven, A Fistful of Dollars, Serenity and the also-starring-Tommy-Lee The Missing).

    I really dig this film, and its nice to see you drawing attention to it, Paul. The placing of a Western genre in a modern setting – both in mise en scène (*fist-pump*), visual tropes and the infusion of a more human outlook – was incredibly compelling.

    And of course, Tommy Lee is brilliant, without being a 1-dimensional cowboy badass

  6. thank you almighty gooberzilla for your podcasts! wether they are sarcastic or serious if i havent seen the movie after your podcast i usually will! your awesome! Katherine the great gets my vote as best co host with Sean a close second!

  7. I’ve been listening to your podcasts for the past couple of months, and I love them.

    I’m glad that you reviewed this movie. My dad, brother, and I saw this at the discount theater when it first came out, and we all loved it. This episode of the podcast helped shed new light on a couple of aspects of the themes of the film, and I really appreciate that.

  8. Go tommy lee, not seen him about in a while

  9. I saw this movie in my school’s movie club, and we debated the ending for a bit. I agree wholeheartedly with the goob. I think it’s one that some people have seen, just not many.

    Hopefully, more people have seen it now.

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