• The Pestle is a podcast dedicated to in-depth movie talk, because a good movie is often about more than what it's about.

    New Episodes Tuesdays @ 7AM CST
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    67 MINS
    June 28, 2022
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    We process Bong Joon Ho's "Memories of Murder" and discuss Cinematography, oner of crime scene, first frame + last frame; Story & writing, themes of misconduct; True crime, utility vs entertainment; and other such stuff and things and stuff.

  • The Pestle is a podcast dedicated to in-depth movie talk, because a good movie is often about more than what it's about.

    New Episodes Tuesdays @ 7AM CST
    Podcast,
    76 MINS
    June 21, 2022
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    We feud through Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War" and discuss Story and writing, structure, and ramping up tension with precision; Directing, delivering a meaningful line, setting up a monologue; and other such stuff and things and stuff.

  • The Pestle is a podcast dedicated to in-depth movie talk, because a good movie is often about more than what it's about.

    New Episodes Tuesdays @ 7AM CST
    Podcast,
    80 MINS
    June 14, 2022
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    We mansplain Alex Garland's "Men" and discuss Cinematography, showing disconnect through framing; Story & writing, lessons, symbolism overload; and other such stuff and things and stuff.

  • The Pestle is a podcast dedicated to in-depth movie talk, because a good movie is often about more than what it's about.

    New Episodes Tuesdays @ 7AM CST
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    113
    June 07, 2022
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    We arrive at Mount Doom in Peter Jackson's "The Return of the King" and discuss Story & Writing, is there a Deus Ex Machina problem?; Sound design and music cues; special guests Joe & Heather Howes take on our Lord of the Rings trivia challenge extravaganza; and other such stuff and things and stuff.

Meet the Hosts

Wes Evans

Filmmaker / Actor

Wes Evans is a filmmaker in Austin, Tx. As Icarus Burning Productions since 2012, Wes has made short films, music videos, educational content, videos for small businesses, and many passion projects.

A large part of becoming a filmmaker has been learning by watching films. Netflix is really the best teacher. So, watching movies is not just a fun pastime, it’s work! And with this incessant need to analyze and learn, The Pestle was born.

Todd Sapio

Producer / Editor / Actor

A musician of over 20 years, Todd has been across the country experiencing cultures and stories he’s carried with him into a 7 year film production/editing career. Working with filmmakers, musicians and other artists to complete artistic visions has been nearly the whole of his life. “Film has been and always will be a passion and escape for me,” says Todd. “Talking about the process is the icing.”

As a devoted husband and father of two, the past 3 years have also seen the beginnings of a budding long-course triathlon career, completing multiple full and half Ironman distance races with sights on the World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.

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