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Better Than Speed

Feb 3, 2020

Aaaaaaand we're back! Season 2 kicks off with a recap of the best and worst films of 2019. Looking for some off-the-beaten path movie recommendations? Want to understand all the buzz at the Oscars? We'll gently hold your hand, just like Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock, and walk you through the exploding bus fire...

Nov 3, 2019

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Big Bus is strength. Celebrate an entire two years of laughter, love and heartbreak in our tumultuous season finale that will permanently alter Better Than Speed history forever.

Here's George Orwell's doubleplusgood essay on Politics and the English Language.

A huge thank you to all...

Sep 30, 2019

Punch, kick, it's all in the mind. Join us as Zatoichi, the blind swordsman, slices and dices his way through the Edo countryside of Japan in the fan-favorite film Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival.

If you've stuck with us through our very extended season 1 tour through the alphabet, you have our sincere thanks. You...

Sep 3, 2019

Fourscore and 7 days ago, the BTS crew decided to tackle John Ford’s Young Mr. Lincoln. Is it a classic of the studio system era or a corny piece of hagiography? Lie down, let your mind stand up, and take a listen.

Wanna find out what the critics from Cahiers du Cinéma thought of the film? Here's that essay we name...

Aug 19, 2019

Kaiju run amok when we discuss this campy cult classic. Will they subdue Speed, or can Keanu Reeves conquer them all?

You can watch The X From Outer Space streaming on the Criterion Channel. You can also catch next week's selection, The Young Mr Lincoln, for free on Tubi.

Check out the full backstory on Jan de Bont's...