#448 : Essential Cinema for the Trump Era

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It’s no secret to regular listeners that Michael, Jared, and Joe are wary of the incoming U.S. president and his administration. Just before the inauguration, the guys, in the most overtly political RF episode to date, reveal their top five films for the Trump Era. Joe uses one of his selections as a stealth recommendation. Michael asks everyone to check their news sources.

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#442 : HACKSAW RIDGE / CERTAIN WOMEN

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Michael and Joe imagine Mel Gibson’s cinematic bloodlust on set. Jared and Joe analyze the structure of Kelly Reichardt’s new film. Joe wishes Scorsese a happy birthday. All three hosts gripe about a looming Trump presidency.

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#134 : SIDE EFFECTS

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The guys discuss Steven Soderbergh’s newest and possibly final theatrical film, SIDE EFFECTS, but not before talking about what movies they love that are universally hated and answering the latest question on the Arclight Cinemas’ Facebook page, “If you had to watch one film on repeat for the rest of your life, what would it be?”

#134 – SIDE EFFECTS

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#119 : SKYFALL

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The guys discuss SKYFALL, the new entry into the James Bond film franchise. Also talked about are Jean Renoir’s THE RULES OF THE GAME, SMASHED, the 200th episode of FAMILY GUY and why we’re all growing impatient with the on-again, off-again release of KILL BILL: THE WHOLE BLOODY AFFAIR.

#119 – SKYFALL

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#118 : Disney Buys Lucasfilm

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The guys discuss Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm for $4 billion and the implications the acquisition may have for the STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES franchises. The discussion eventually veers to a discussion of film franchises in general, and more specifically why so many film franchises struggle to maintain quality in later installments.

#118 – Disney Buys Lucasfilm

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#115 : Are Cinephiles Failing Cinema?

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The guys discuss the Sight and Sound “Greatest Films” list, the qualifications for making a “greatest” list versus a “favorites” list, and discuss their own favorite films of all time. Michael also refers to Jerry Schatzberg as Jeffery Katzenberg. What a crime.

#115 – Are Cinephiles Failing Cinema?

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