Monday, December 22, 2014

Shot/Reverse Shot: Episode 77 - 2014 Round-Up

It's the time of year when everyone is busy putting together their end of year Top 10s and reflecting on the year that has passed. We at Shot/Reverse Shot are no different, although we are funnier than most. In this round up we discuss the big stories of the year, the TV shows that we liked, the films that we didn't, and the films that we have crowned, through a complicated and clandestine system of voting, the very best that 2014 had to offer.

In addition to our usual chatter, this episode features montages of dialogue and music from films released this year, often to comment on the different segments of the episode. A breakdown of which songs and films were included can be found below.


Music: Jim Croce - "Time in a Bottle" from X-Men: Days of Future Past/Mica Levi - "Lipstick to Void" from Under the Skin.
Dialogue: J.K. Simmons in Whiplash/Kim Dickens in Gone Girl /Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler

News Round-up

Music: Mica Levi - "Lipstick to Void" from Under the Skin
Dialogue: Jesse Eisenberg and Christopher Morris in The Double/Tilda Swinton in Snowpiercer

Box Office

Dialogue: Michael Keaton and Edward Norton in Birdman

Who Had A Good Year?

Music: Redbone - "Come and Get Your Love" from Guardians of the Galaxy
Dialogue: Chris Pratt in Guardians of the Galaxy/Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon in The Trip to Italy/Most of the Cast of Neighbors/Ice Cube in 22 Jump Street

TV Round-up

Music: Theme from Transparent by Dustin O'Halloran
Dialogue: Bradley Whitford and Jeffrey Tambor in Transparent/Matthew McConaughey in True Detective/John Oliver in Last Week Tonight*/Ilana Glazer and Hannibal Buress in Broad City/Peter Dinklage in Game of Thrones/Keegan-Michael Key, Romany Malco and Jordan Peele in Key and Peele/Andy Daly in Review

*I didn't initially intend for Oliver's lines to serve as a comment on Rust Cohle's character but I'm kind of happy that it turned out that way.