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Identity

July 1, 2021

We totally buy into the twists in the film, but why do so many other people have problems with them? In a cast of great actors, which do we have issues with (if any)? And what do we think of James Mangold as a director? Is there anything that stands out as Mangolden techniques we see here? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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Memento

June 24, 2021

How great are Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss and Joe Pantoliano in “Memento?” Does the simultaneous forward and backward telling of the story work for us or does it feel like a stunt? Why did Nolan and his brother Jonathan push for this to be in the Original Screenplay category at the Oscars? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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Humpday

May 20, 2021

Does this film that really kickstarted Lynn Shelton’s career completely work or are there elements that don’t work as well? How much do we like Mark Duplass, Joshua Leonard, and Alycia Delmore as the three principal characters? And does the ending work? We’re kicking off our Lynn Shelton series with this film, so check it out and tune in to get answers to these questions and more!

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The Mist

May 13, 2021

Which version should you watch, color or black-and-white? Does the bleak ending ruin the film for us or make the film stand up in a pool of mediocre horror fare? And how much does everyone just hate Marcia Gay Harden’s character by the end of this thing? We talk about these points and more on the show this week. Tune in!

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Daredevil

April 30, 2021

Ray and Ocean are joined by Kyle Olsen of Marvel Movie Minute to discuss the red-headed stepchild of the Fox/Marvel movie-verse: Daredevil!

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The Notorious Bettie Page

April 22, 2021

Does this film hold up as well as Mary Harron’s previous film, American Psycho? How great is Gretchen Mol in this role? And why does this feel too much like a safe, standard biopic instead of more edgy like Harron’s first film, I Shot Andy Warhol, another biopic? Tune in to this week’s episode to get answers to these questions and more!

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American Psycho

April 15, 2021

Is this a case where the book and film stand as separate but equal entities? How great (and frightening) is Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman? Why didn’t this film get more awards notice? And who is this mysterious Davis anyway? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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Swordfish

March 12, 2021

Is it the ball bearings? Is it the Travolta widow’s peak? Is it the straight-up hacking? These questions might make you ask yourself, “hey… what IS good about the movie Swordfish?” We’re going to find out this week on Silver Linings.

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Equilibrium • Member Bonus

December 25, 2020

Is gun-kata cool or just a bunch of nonsense when put in the hands of police clerics? For a story that’s pulled from a number of other prominent dystopian classics, does anything here feel original? How are the performances? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!

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Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

December 17, 2020

Are the rules of this world starting to get more nonsensical as they progress? Could they have done more with this clear Romeo & Juliet retread? At what point does this happen in relation to everything with Selene? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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