September 18 2021
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Over/Under Movies Episode 39: Ain't Them Bodies Saints/Natural Born Killers
Kozak rating: 5 stars

Hi everyone, here's a new episode of Over/Under Movies, where three Pacific Northwest-based film critics talk about one overrated and one underrated film within the same genre, style, or tone.

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This episode is all about criminal lovers on the run from the law, as Ryan picks two extremely different films on the subject.

We start off with Ryan's underrated pick, the somber Texan period crime drama/romance Ain't Them Bodies Saints. Can the 2013 indie by Robert Lowery get by with an assured direction and a beautiful visual style, despite some script problems?

Then we move on to 1994's insane media satire Natural Born Killers, a film that Ryan and Erik find annoying, but Oktay still claims to the be quintessential masterpiece of the 90s. Will Ryan, Erik, and Oktay's friendship stay strong after this cinematic deathmatch, or is the fellowship already broken?

Erik McClanahan is the lead film critic at Oregon Arts Watch, co-host of the Adjust Your Tracking podcast (Also available on iTunes), and a contributor at The Playlist.

Ryan Oliver is the co-host of the Unspooled Reel podcast and the author of the blog Wellness in 24 Frames.

Oktay Ege Kozak is a film critic for The Playlist, DVD Talk, The Oregon Herald, and Beyazperde.

You can play the episode by clicking on the embedded player below.