Oliver Stone in the 80s

Salvador

February 25, 2021

Is this the film where Oliver Stone’s angle on political filmmaking takes shape? How good is James Woods as the unlikeable protagonist? And do we really learn much about politics in El Salvador at the time? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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Year of the Dragon

February 18, 2021

Do the character relationship problems in this film weigh down the strengths of the crime plot? How well do Mickey Rourke, John Lone, and the rest of the cast do? And just how well does the final shootout work? Tune in to this week’s episode to get answers to these questions and more.

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Scarface

February 11, 2021

Why has this film endured the test of time? Is Pacino’s depiction of a Cuban over-the-top, offensive, or does it work? In the realm of remakes, how well does this work in retelling Howard Hawks’ original version? And is the film too violent? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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Conan the Barbarian

February 4, 2021

How well doe Schwarzenegger work in the film that kickstarted his career? Why didn’t this series take off the way the filmmakers wanted it to? How does this film about cults and false truths still feel relevant today in the world of QAnon? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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The Hand

January 28, 2021

How realistic is any story about a severed hand that attacks people, and are we able to get past that premise to enjoy this movie? Is Michael Caine’s descent into madness effective or too much? Were the effects believable? And what is this film saying about psychology and science in the 80s? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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