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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JJ and Steve finish off the first half of 2020 with 2018’s The Kindergarten Teacher. This is an American remake of 2014’s The Kindergarten Teacher from Israel. There is no doubt that this is truly Maggie Gyllenhaall’s film. This adaptation is a more accessible film, but it has lost many of the elements that JJ and Steve enjoyed and appreciated in the original.

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Steve and JJ are really split on this one. JJ was disappointed that this was more of a poem than a film and wasn’t happy about the execution of this film. Steve, on the other hand, gives it praise for its ambitiousness and the opening sequence before the titles.

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Neither Steve nor JJ is are fans of Country music. Did that stop them from enjoying Wild Rose? Listen to the latest episode of Trailer Rewind to find out.

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Ron Stallworth’s story seems ridiculous and unbelievable, but it’s true – as an African American undercover cop with the Colorado Springs Police Department, Ron infiltrated the local KKK group with one of his fellow detectives and managed to bring them down. It’s the sort of story that Spike Lee seems perfect for, so who better to direct it than Lee himself?

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JJ and Steve find themselves among another group of exiles in space. Based on a book-length science fiction poem written by Swedish Nobel laureate Harry Martinson in 1956, Aniara explores the impact isolation, anxiety, and despair can have on a society. Within the first 10 minutes of this episode you will know if this film is for you or not.

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In the first episode of our Exiles In Space double feature Steve and JJ discuss Claire Denis’ first English language film, “High Life”. They agree that its artfully made. They agree that it has sci-fi elements. They even agree that it is not an enjoyable or comfortable viewing experience. What they can’t tell you is what this film is going to mean to you.

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Where does this land in the Ben Falcone/Melissa McCarthy lineup of films they’ve made together? Should this be more than just a guilty pleasure? Is it okay to rank this higher than obviously better films like “Autumn Sonata”? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!

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We’re talking to one of our own! Tommy Handsome’s feature film has just hit Amazon Prime so the Film Board has gathered to talk about the film, the production, and release!

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There are films that come and go without notice that are better than the majority of films currently playing at your local cineplex. A film like All About Nina is the reason we have Trailer Rewind.

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