Great Car Chases

F9

June 29, 2021

Justin Lin’s back in the driver’s seat of The Fast Saga with ‘F9’. How does he do with his return? How are the action sequences? How many times is ‘family’ mentioned? And are we getting sick of any of it yet? That’s doubtful! Check out what we have to say on this week’s The Film Board podcast!

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day — Sarah Trost

June 7, 2016

The Next Reel’s Speakeasy is an ongoing series of ours in which we invite an industry guest to join us and bring along one of their favorite movies to talk about. In this month’s episode, costume designer Sarah Trost joins us to talk about one of her favorite films, Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

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Drive

November 23, 2012

Ryan Gosling plays such a mysterious, quiet character in Nicolas Winding Refn’s 2011 film, “Drive,” that he’s never even given a name — he’s simply credited as Driver. The film has shades of noir and of 80s crime films, creating a dreamy neon quality interrupted by horribly violent outbursts that wake you up. It’s a fascinating film that critics really took notice of when it was released.

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Ronin

November 13, 2012

One of John Frankenheimer’s best films came late in his career — 1998’s Ronin. A seemingly simple story about a group of mercenaries who take a job trying to get a mysterious case is twisted around with double-crosses and plot twists, and becomes a perfect example of Hitchcock’s MacGuffin.

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The French Connection

November 9, 2012

It’s our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY, everyone! That’s right, we’ve been doing this podcast for one year now, and what better way to celebrate than with the next in our Great Car Chase series—William Friedkin’s 1971 Best Picture Oscar-winner, “The French Connection.”

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Bullitt

November 2, 2012

Steve McQueen was one of the coolest actors out there. He brought amazing performances to the screen time and time again. The Magnificent Seven. Papillon. The Thomas Crown Affair. The Great Escape. The Getaway. The Sand Pebbles. The list goes on. In 1968, he played Frank Bullitt in Peter Yates’ film Bullitt, and brought incredible realism, sensitivity and intelligence to the role of a San Francisco policeman. He also brought his desire to create realistic car chases, and because of this ended up a part the granddaddy of all car chases put on film.

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The Bourne Legacy

August 11, 2012

We always knew there were other operatives out there, and when the producers couldn’t get Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass to return to do another Jason Bourne movie, they did the right thing by bringing in the man who’s been with the series from the start—Tony Gilroy—to not only write but also direct this latest entry into the franchise, “The Bourne Legacy.”

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The Bourne Legacy

August 11, 2012

Join the goodly Chadd Stoops, Mike Evans, Steve Sarmento, Andy Nelson, and Pete Wright to talk Bourne. We talk Chaos Cinema. We talk Jeremy Renner and the Brothers Gilroy. At one point, Steve gets so mad he disappears.

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The Bourne Ultimatum

August 3, 2012

It’s time, ladies and gentlemen, for the final chapter in the Jason Bourne trilogy, even if it’s not the end of the Bourne series. Jason finally works to dig up where he came from, no matter how ugly it is, and come to terms with it. It’s a great film and an awesome end to this trilogy, even if the jiggly monkey cam does make people literally vomit in the aisles. Listen in as we—Pete Wright and Andy Nelson—talk about it this week.

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The Bourne Supremacy

July 27, 2012

Jason Bourne’s back, still trying to figure out his past as a government assassin while struggling to stay ahead of both the good and bad guys as they attempt to take him out. This week, we’re covering the 2004 film, “The Bourne Supremacy”, the second in the Bourne franchise.

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