2010s

Crawl

November 26, 2020

Why does Alexandre Aja’s film work so well? Are the creature and hurricane effects strong? And what’s scarier: alligators, crocodiles, sperm whales, anacondas, piranhas, octopuses, or great white sharks? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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In the Heart of the Sea

November 19, 2020

Did this story really play out this way or did they Hollywood-ize it? Who does the worst New Englander accent? And do sperm whales really get this aggressive? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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The Report

November 18, 2020

Case # TR46
SUMMARY – subjects Peter D Wright and Stephen D Sarmento conducted an in-depth discussion regarding the Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program. Analysis and review of recorded comments is ongoing. A favorable bias was detected regarding the fictional portrayal of the events that led up to the creation of the 6,7000-page report.

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The Lodge

November 4, 2020

As the nights grow longer and the temperatures drop lower Steve and TNR’s Ray DeLancey invite you to spend some time with them in The Lodge. Don’t worry about the snowstorm outside, they have everything you will need to stay warm . . . for now.

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Gone Girl

October 31, 2020

Why do these unlikeable characters draw us in so strongly? Why did David Fincher and his editor change their entire post-production strategy? How strongly does Rosamund Pike work as the role of Amy? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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Banana Split

October 21, 2020

There’s nothing to make a father more uncomfortable than a film that has teens and parents having explicit, yet humorous, conversations about their own sexuality. So Steve thought it would be a great idea to recruit Marvel Movie Minute’s Rob Kubasko to discuss Banana Split with him.

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Parasite

October 15, 2020

How does this fit in with Bong Joon-Ho’s other ‘message’ movies? Why does the structure here work so well? And what is a scholar’s rock exactly and why is that important to the story? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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Roma

October 8, 2020

Why does the black-and-white cinematography work so well in capturing a sense of Cuarón’s own memories? How does the ‘upstairs/downstairs’ nature of this story work when intersecting with the macroscopic view of Mexico City in the 70s? How well do the first time actors perform in the film? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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Villains

October 7, 2020

Trailer Rewind is back with a new season and new voices. Steve talks with The Film Board’s Tommy Handsome about the 2019 film Villains, a film from a 2016 Blacklist script, and featuring a cast of familiar faces.

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Amour

October 1, 2020

Does this film provoke in the ways that other Michael Haneke films do? Who’s the better actor – Jean-Louis Trintignant or Emmanuelle Riva? Does this film immediately fall into the camp of ‘films to watch just once’ because of its subject matter? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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