#434 : TIFF 2016 Recap

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Jared talks about his experience at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival and reveals the best movies, worst movies, pleasant surprises, and disappointments in this year’s lineup. Joe manages to work in references to The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and Gremlins 2: The New Batch.

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#433 : LO AND BEHOLD

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Michael, Jared, and Joe have different reactions to the latest Herzog documentary. Joe analyzes the awfulness of 2016’s summer movie slate. Michael starts a debate about the sustained recognizability of Billy Elliot.

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#432 : A TOUCH OF ZEN

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Jared and Joe praise King Hu’s A Touch of Zen to the heavens, but Michael can’t find an “in” to the wuxia genre. The conversation quickly turns into a discussion about how certain film movements and national cinemas appeal to some people more than others. Michael asserts the necessity of preparation through research before screening; Joe and Jared emphasize gateway films. Joe also sets off a short debate about subtitles versus dubbing.

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#431 : SUICIDE SQUAD / JASON BOURNE

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Michael and Joe shred Suicide Squad. Jared and Joe react to the new Bourne entry. Joe chastises his co-hosts for not drinking while recording. Michael offers listeners a guarantee related to his recommendations.

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