TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your hosts Josh Olson & Joe Dante

Ike Barinholtz

Season 03 | Episode 49

Ike Barinholtz

Actor / Writer / Director

The actor/comedian/writer/director joins us to talk about some of the objectively bad movies he loves.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Explorers (1985)
Chinatown (1974)
Suicide Squad (2016)
The Oath (2018)
The Last Movie Star (2018)
Tango and Cash (1989)
The Thing (1982)
Runaway Train (1985)
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Conrack (1974)
Volcano (1997)
Dante’s Peak (1997)
Earthquake (1974)
It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
Independence Day (1996)
Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
Road House (1989)
Minnie and Moskowitz (1971)
Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
The Greatest Showman (2017)
West Side Story (1961)
Chicago (2002)
The Producers (1967)
Outbreak (1995)
Volunteers (1985)
Splash (1984)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Tropic Thunder (2008)
Philadelphia (1993)
Bachelor Party (1984)
Con Air (1997)
Bad Boys (1995)
The Rock (1996)
Mandy (2018)
Out For Justice (1991)
Once Upon A Time In America (1984)
Goodfellas (1990)
Paths of Glory (1957)
Hard To Kill (1991)
Above The Law (1988)
Under Siege (1992)
Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)
The Asian Connection (2016)
Contract To Kill (2016)
The Perfect Weapon (2016)
Sniper: Special Ops (2016)
The Glimmer Man (1996)
The Andromeda Strain (1971)
Contagion (2011)

Other Notable Items

The Chapo Trap House podcast episode
The Julien Nitzberg podcast episode
The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood book by Sam Wasson (2020)
Robert Towne
Margot Robbie
TFH Guru Adam Rifkin
Burt Reynolds
Evening Shade TV series (1990-1994)
Rotten Tomatoes
David O. Selznick
The Coen Brothers
Sylvester Stallone
Kurt Russell
Robert Z’Dar
Jack Palance
Roger Ebert hated Tango and Cash
James Hong
Jon Voight
Andrei Konchalovsky 
Albert Magnoli 
John Carroll Lynch
Tommy Lee Jones
Anne Heche 
Don Cheadle
Keith David 
Gaby Hoffmann
Charlton Heston
Grauman’s Chinese Theatre 
The Cinerama Dome
Judd Hirsch
Jeff Goldblum
Ben Gazzara
John Cassavettes
Patrick Swayze 
Jeff Healey
Kelly Lynch
Sam Elliott
Bill Murray
Mitch Glazer
Hugh Jackman
Cary Grant
P.T. Barnum
Dustin Hoffman
Donald Sutherland
Rene Russo
Morgan Freeman 
Tom Hanks
John Candy
Rita Wilson
Nicholas Meyer
George Plimpton
Tim Thomerson
Adrian Zmed 
Simon West
Nicolas Cage
John Cusack
Dave Chappelle
Ving Rhames
John Malkovich
Steve Buscemi
Jerry Bruckheimer
Steven Seagal
William Forsythe
Dirty Harry
Andrew Davis
Katherine Heigl
Eric Bogosian
The Larry Sanders Show TV series (1992-1998)
Succession TV series (2018- )
Morris Chestnut
Everett McGill
Peter Greene 
Gary Busey
Erika Eleniak
Patrick Kilpatrick 
Michael Eisner
Stephen Tobolowsky’s Glimmer Man anecdote
Mojo Priest album by Steven Seagal (2006)

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About the Podcast

Filmmakers and entertainers discuss the movies that inspired them. Hosted by Oscar nominated screenwriter and TFH Guru Josh Olson and TFH Fearless Leader Joe Dante.

The Movies That Made Me is recorded live in Hollywood and engineered by film composer Don Barrett.

About The Hosts

Josh Olson was the only student in his second grade class to see The House That Dripped Blood. Many years later, he wrote and directed the no-budget horror film, INFESTED, a brutal assault on The Big Chill, with zombies. He went on to write the screenplay for A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE and was nominated for the WGA, BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Screenplay. He kept losing to Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, but that’s okay.

He has written features and TV shows with Harlan Ellison, Walter Hill, Slash, Willie Nelson, and Mick Jagger. His Village Voice essay “I Will Not Read Your Fucking Script” became an internet phenomenon, getting upwards of five million hits.

The ten-part audio drama BRONZEVILLE which he wrote, starring Laurence Fishburne, Larenz Tate, Tracee Ellis Ross, Omari Harwicke and Tika Sumpter was a popular and critical hit, and is currently being developed for TV. He and John Brancato (THE GAME) recently wrote and sold the feature spec TRIGGER WARNING, which is being produced by Thunder Road.

Joe Dante is a director known for his satirical blend of horror and comedy viewed through the lens of grounded, relatable American life. his career in film began as a movie critic at age 12. A few years later, he conspired with Jon Davison to produce The Movie Orgy, an experimental exploration of ‘50s pop culture that metamorphosed into a hit phenomenon bringing Dante to college campus showings nationwide.

Soon after, he followed Jon to Hollywood where he edited trailers for producer Roger Corman before co-directing his first feature, Hollywood Boulevard. His first solo film, Piranha, successfully kickstarted his legendary career with titles like The Howling, Gremlins, The ‘Burbs, Innerspace, and more.

Joe’s dedication to preserving the history of cinema and his near encyclopedic knowledge of movies led to the creation of Trailers From Hell, a web series offering viewers a brief history lesson of movies discussed through their respective trailers.