#524 : TIFF 2017 Report

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Jared shares his experience at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, highlighting his favorites, most pleasant surprises, and biggest disappointments from this year’s lineup.

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#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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#212 : GRAVITY / Mill Valley Film Festival 2013

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Jared tells of his experiences at the 2013 Mill Valley Film Festival, and then the boys breakdown the new Alfonso Cuarón film, GRAVITY, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.

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#142 : THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES / TRANCE

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The guys talk Derek Cianfrance’s THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES and Danny Boyle’s TRANCE, along with the EVIL DEAD remake and why Ryan Gosling’s new deadpan, Eastwood-like persona from DRIVE, PINES and the upcoming ONLY GOD FORGIVES is so appealing.

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#136 : Oscars Recap / UPSTREAM COLOR / LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE

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The guys recap the Academy Awards hosted by Seth MacFarlane and express a lack of understanding over the humorless reactions from much of the blogosphere. Then they discuss the new movie from Shane Carruth, UPSTREAM COLOR, and tell why you should definitely drink lots of coffee before sitting down for Abbas Kiarostami’s new film LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE.

#136 – Oscars Recap : UPSTREAM COLOR : LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE

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Jared’s Most Anticipated Movies of 2013

Last year, I specifically called out Moonrise Kingdom and Skyfall as two movies that didn’t excite me, and they both made my top ten of the year. I suppose this means I shouldn’t be so judgmental. Thus, I will refrain from doing something similar this year. Just know that the following films are those that are of personal interest to me, roughly in order of anticipation. If you want a list of the biggest movies due for release this year, go elsewhere.

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GRAVITY
[October]
Dir: Alfonso Cuarón | Cast: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney
Originally due for a 2012 release, Gravity is now the film I’m most excited about this year. Cuarón is one of modern cinema’s great visionaries, and this follow-up to the masterful Children of Men should rock my autumn. Continue reading “Jared’s Most Anticipated Movies of 2013” »

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SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK Puts Other Romantic Comedies to Shame

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Review by Joe Pudas

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (Russell) | ★★★★

Walking out of SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, it struck me that David O. Russell might not be capable of making a bad film. Unfortunately, Russell is still probably best known for his volatile temper on set – which led to fistfights with George Clooney and screaming matches with Lily Tomlin – rather than his nearly impeccable filmography. After I HEART HUCKABEES (2004), Russell’s brilliant but extremely divisive “existential comedy” that underperformed at the box office, it looked like his career might be on the wane. By 2008, things really looked dire: Russell had gathered an all-star cast for a bizarre political comedy titled NAILED, but after numerous production delays, the project was shut down. Continue reading “SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK Puts Other Romantic Comedies to Shame” »

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#114 : LOOPER

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The guys chat Rian Johnson’s new film LOOPER, Michael mispronounces the title to Alex Gibney’s new documentary MEA MAXIMA CULPA, they debate the quality of IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE and RUDY and compare Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon Levitt’s earlobes. Fascinating listening.

#114 – LOOPER

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