Half in the Bag Episode 163: Under the Silver Lake

  • Published on May 16, 2019
  • Mike and Jay talk about Under the Silver Lake, which isn't Detective Pikachu.
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  • jonanjello
    jonanjello 54 seconds ago

    Great review guys! It was a decent film. Much of it felt very Hitchock's Vertigo, The Birds and Rear Window. Also the songwriter's home was the same historical building used in The Neon Demon, another film with a similar message.

  • Freddy Kruger
    Freddy Kruger 3 days ago

    I felt like the killing of the dogs represents the killing of females or the female spirit in Hollywood. That's why you have scenes where women are barking. Kinda saying how women are "dogged" in Hollywood! But I had a concussion in Iraq so I may be way the fuck off! 🤔

  • goauld88
    goauld88 4 days ago

    Whatever this movie was trying didn't work for me.

  • Unbelievable Spencer

    watched it late at night and dozed off several times. thought the confusion was from missing parts of the movie but it wasn't.

  • Rick Sanchez
    Rick Sanchez 6 days ago

    Question for everyone:
    What is the parrot saying?? Oliver?

    • Rick Sanchez
      Rick Sanchez 6 days ago

      @iroveashe I checked the cast list. No one is named Oliver. 😕

    • iroveashe
      iroveashe 6 days ago +1

      Hah, I'm not the only one! I heard Oliver from the start and spent the rest of the movie thinking "wait are any of the characters named Oliver?"

  • Tickety Blue
    Tickety Blue 7 days ago

    Silver Lake isn’t dirty. It’s rich as heck.

  • Dusty Grooves
    Dusty Grooves 16 days ago +1

    you should be eating Saltines with orange juice

  • Trevor Schoeller
    Trevor Schoeller 16 days ago

    Those are some fresh kicks Jay. Nice.

  • CN ITB
    CN ITB 18 days ago

    The bluray of under the silver lake is actually out now on Amazon, I found out literally an hour after I bought the DVD. P.S. watched it 2 hours ago and loved it.

  • Harry Reitmyer
    Harry Reitmyer 24 days ago

    Rich white dudes, huh? 🤔Weinstein.. ohhh.. you mean...

  • James Cifuni
    James Cifuni 27 days ago

    Great movie IMO. As they said it has this sort of strange balance that makes it a great movie

  • Fun Hat
    Fun Hat 29 days ago

    I loved the Zelda references.

  • 15awesomehighfive
    15awesomehighfive Month ago

    Silversun Pickups cameo!

  • stories for the worms.

    i saw it at an art cinema here in mexico lol

  • Nathaniel Matychuk
    Nathaniel Matychuk Month ago

    The scene where the girl first walks past the pool with the Captain Kirk lighting was basically a straight rip off from Blue Velvet where Laura Dern's character is introduced by coming out of the darkness and into the light of the streetlamp... which was probably an homage to Hitchcock, but whatev.

  • Nathaniel Matychuk
    Nathaniel Matychuk Month ago

    Its ending saved it for me. It wasn't bad, but I don't feel like watching it again.

  • VoxCudaRadio
    VoxCudaRadio Month ago

    Mike saying "sonic the hedgehog" is surreal

  • Austin Zahm
    Austin Zahm Month ago

    I watched this on your recommendation and after it ended I have so many questions unanswered.

  • Jason Holloman
    Jason Holloman Month ago

    Magical realism = all of those Orphic references we didn't understand: i) The right eye of Horus as a portal to Orpheus as the songwriter is ripped directly out of a careful reading of the history of philosophy and the history of Greco/Egyptian culture more generally (remember. it is Bacchus, Orpheus, Pythagoras); ii) the sordid mysteries of Abrasax, Yaldabaoth and the (highly recommended) homemade Ambrosia of Eleusis; and iii) the disappointing realization that a careful reading of the aforementioned articles of history will only lead to a deeper state of confusion if you take it all too seriously.

  • Cameron Robb-MacKay
    Cameron Robb-MacKay Month ago +1

    Scott Pilgrim meets Eyes Wide Shut

  • Cameron Robb-MacKay

    I found it interesting seeing Spider-Man comics and figurines in the movie. Maybe alluding to Garfield being used up and spit out by Sony??

  • ThumbsLikeJesus
    ThumbsLikeJesus Month ago

    I thought the parrot said kill yourself or shoot yourself

    PSFLKZ Month ago

    Just watched it and loved it. My take on the Dog Killer: At some Point he's talking to the daughter of the murdered mogul and she basically sets dogs equal to unconditional love. I think he is a dog, because he follows all those threads to find the girl he loves without knowing anything about her. Also: Hollywood kills uncoditional love, henceforth he doesn't save her in the end … he settles for something else.

  • Skippy K
    Skippy K Month ago

    I just bought it for 4.99 on youtube, or you can rent it for 5.99

  • Schul L
    Schul L Month ago +1

    This movie is a master piece. And also it 's an important movie. As important as Eye Wide Shut.

  • Sweet Robin Arryn
    Sweet Robin Arryn Month ago +1

    Under the silver lake could also be a metaphor for the silver screen, and the fact that there is a deep deep murky place behind that silver screen that drowns those who fall behind it. The screen is a silver lake basically
    I hope other people got that too otherwise ill feel dumb lol

  • Howlin' Owl
    Howlin' Owl Month ago

    i liked the atmosphere and the owl scenes were fucking terrifying. However i thought that Andrew Garfields Character was extremely unlikeable and the story didn't develop in a way i could make sense of it. I'm very much into Mulholland Drive, Twin Peaks and Lost Highway and i am still struggeling to imagine why the movie has so many plots that lead into nowhere. At least that's my perception. I wished that they portrayed the detective work somehow understandable. I would have preffered if it was Mulholland Drive meets Brick. That would have been cool.

  • Hazard Rider
    Hazard Rider Month ago

    Just got to see it in a theater and absolutely loved it

    PAYSON DAVIS Month ago

    It's a travesty that this movie didn't get more attention. So many critics gave it painfully average reviews, when it deserved a lot more.

  • Brendon W
    Brendon W Month ago

    Andrew Garfield is Percival in the search for the Holy Grail. Look into the Jungian analysis of this tale.

  • Brendon W
    Brendon W Month ago

    Cult Classic in the making.

  • Darth Rubik
    Darth Rubik Month ago

    Just watched this movie. I felt dirty and gained a migraine. Also, it made me hate the Amazing Spider-Man movies more than ever before. What happened to Andrew Garfield?

  • ralito
    ralito Month ago

    8:00 right corner

  • Joshua Harrison
    Joshua Harrison Month ago

    I really enjoyed this movie

    LE0NSKA Month ago

    this film felt like it's admiring hollywood for it's beautiful artestry that can be achieved, and also spitting on hollywood for their bts practises.

    either that, or was super fucking high, because I kinda loved it... tho the last stretch was a bit too long..

  • esotericVideos
    esotericVideos Month ago

    I'm just like Mike where I actually try to understand the plot of a movie and Jay doesn't seem to care.

    The only thing you guys seemed to miss was that the dog killer thing came back a bit insofaras the hobo king thought he was the dog killer because of the treats.

  • BlazeOM
    BlazeOM Month ago

    I thought the parrot kept saying "Hollywood".

  • Omar K
    Omar K Month ago

    Ambitious? yes, good? eh, not really

  • Justin Kroboth
    Justin Kroboth Month ago

    Surprised Jay didn't bring up Starry Eyes - definitely get those kind of vibes. Not quite the same, obviously, but it made me think back to it regarding idolatry, how Hollywood treats women, etc.

  • American Pancake
    American Pancake Month ago

    Under the Silver Lake has moments of truth and hilarity especially if you live or hang out in L.A. Is it perfect, no but I found it very entertaining.

  • Justin Mitchell
    Justin Mitchell Month ago

    This movie is about a lonely, horny man who feels inadequate but doesn't want to think about it. It's really not that profound.

  • RyanIsNerdy
    RyanIsNerdy Month ago

    Anyone notice the Amazing Spider-Man comic? It was a reference to Andrew Garfield, sure, but it gets more eerie. That issue is a post-Mysterio story that involves the first appearance of the clone of Gwen Stacy. That parallels a bit to the movie's story but also creepily to the theme. This movie was in production before the reveal that Mysterio would be Far from Home's villain. Nobody finds that ominous with what the story was about?

  • jeebs621
    jeebs621 Month ago

    I remember watching a trailer for this forever ago, then one day I just saw it was playing at the theaters. What a quiet release for the movie.

  • Willard Squire
    Willard Squire 2 months ago

    I either hate this movie, or love it, or really fucking hate it

    Essentially it’s just a more “artistic” Freddy Got Fingered. None of the scenes have any weight, the main character is a terrible piece of shit, and in the end none of it none of it had any point.
    All of you people who are speaking about “oh it’s a BIG criticism of Hollywood” are part of the joke. None of this shit matters and I guess that’s the only true message of this terrible, yet incredibly well made movie.

  • EscapeRouteBritish
    EscapeRouteBritish 2 months ago

    Pikachu were alright though, just saying

  • LJ Scott
    LJ Scott 2 months ago

    19:40 you’re obviously not familiar with “923” and other similar phenomenon. These things need to be hidden in plain sight in order to be effective.

  • Jin Luncheonmeats
    Jin Luncheonmeats 2 months ago +2

    Jay described the film as Unique at 8:10 and I was looking up reviews for the film and came across one who’s heading was the word: Unique!! I read the word at the same exact time Jay said Unique! ILLUMINATI CONFIRMED!!!

  • Alonso Andara
    Alonso Andara 2 months ago +8

    It’s actually kind of genius that A24 dumped this. I think that insured its cult status. The people who discover this movie will be vocal about it. It will find its audience.

  • David M
    David M 2 months ago

    the hobo king, starting David fucking Yow

  • RHarack
    RHarack 2 months ago

    The scene with Seven's daughter walking along the highway where he suggested the difference between killing a person and an animal, and saying it was not equitable, suggests he's not the dog killer.
    And then homeless shit talking I thought was half the reason for the king ready to kill him.
    The conspiracy mask hoarder may be the dog killer because he wasn't able to get a family or complete the map, to find "success." He was tied to the Owl murderer, maybe making him in that circle, also "beware the dog killer" being older and worn out on the coffee shop later in the movie might suggest it had a resolution.

  • The Games Nexus
    The Games Nexus 2 months ago +1

    I still have no idea what is Under the Silver Lake is about, but it was fun to watch this review :)

  • Justin Lee
    Justin Lee 2 months ago

    I watched this movie, and then I watched this review.
    I wish I did neither.

  • Dominic Mako
    Dominic Mako 2 months ago +1

    I watched this movie specifically because RLM did a video about it, I saw it was free on Amazon, then came back and watched this review about it.

  • Lynx Galaxy
    Lynx Galaxy 2 months ago +1

    I’m pretty sure that all dogs represent women in the movie. That’s why they bark in it. Also the majority(if not all) of the dogs are owned by women too. When Andrew Garfield says his dog died recently, he meant his girlfriend broke up with him a little while back. The dog killers(topher grace says there might be more than one), are old white dudes. This is why in the dream sequence when you see the dog being eaten, it’s actually an old white guy eating it. At the end, when Andrew Garfield is saying how he wants to pet the dog, he wants to be with his old girlfriend. So the dog killers are white dudes who objectify women. That’s why at the end you’re not sure if Andrew Garfield is a dog killer. Does he objectify women enough to add to the problem is the question I think was trying to be asked. I guess it’s up to the viewer.

  • Mr. Man
    Mr. Man 2 months ago +1

    Don't worry, you guys didn't miss much, Detective Pikachu sucked ass.

  • japrogramer
    japrogramer 2 months ago

    I saw it for free on Amazon correct aspect ratio.

  • Will IIV
    Will IIV 2 months ago +1

    Thanks for recommending this movie it was worth watching !

  • KingPatrick 12
    KingPatrick 12 2 months ago +2

    Mike: "Amazon fucked up there coding for the movie format."
    Me: "Amazon has a secret code hidden in there format coding for the movie about hidden codes!!! COOOOODDDDDDEEEEEEEESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

  • Colby Schalk
    Colby Schalk 2 months ago

    This movie reminded me a lot of Inherent Vice.

  • R.J. MacReady
    R.J. MacReady 2 months ago

    I loved this movie and actually the song writer scene just pulled me in deeper.