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In this week's podcast, Glenn and Daniel preview a pair of selections from the Seattle Jewish Film Festival , which runs from March 25 - April 2. The first is a documentary about a strong girl that held much more of our interest than expected, and the second is an Israeli film which subtly, then aggressively, borrows from Darren Aronofsky and the Book of Genesis in equal measure (52:20) . May contain NSFW language. Harmonia is playing as the Opening Night Film on Saturday, 3/25 @ 8:30PM at AMC...
Topics: SJFF2017, Seattle Jewish Film Festival, Jessie Auritt, Naomi Kutin, Supergirl, Alon Aboutboul,...
In this week's podcast, Glenn and Daniel ruminate on 100 episodes, and check out the Academy Award Winner(s?) for Best Picture. There can be only one, and don't worry - we review the correct one first (01:26:11) . May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating ( Moonlight ): 7/10 (Daniel), 8/10 (Glenn) FilmWonk rating ( La La Land ): 7/10 (Daniel), 5/10 (Glenn) Show notes: [05:33] Review: Moonlight [23:34] Spoilers: Moonlight [42:43] Review: La La Land [01:16:35] Spoilers: La La Land Music for this...
Topics: Moonlight, La La Land, Academy Awards, Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, Mahershala Ali, Damien Chazelle,...
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In this week's podcast, Glenn and Daniel check out comedian Jordan Peele 's horror and directorial debut, and then gush (39:31) . May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 9 out of 10 Show notes: Music for this episode is the track " Redbone " by Childish Gambino (né Donald Glover ), from the film's soundtrack. The " Stop and identify " statute that we cited for New York state was N.Y. Criminal Procedure Law, §140.50 . In practice, the application of this statute is...
Topics: Get Out, Jordan Peele, Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford,...
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In this week's podcast, Glenn and Daniel make what we're pretty confident will be our last visit to the Twilight fanfic world of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, despite being clearly out of the critical mainstream in finding this to be a vast improvement on the first film (40:00) . May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 5 out of 10 Show notes: Music for this episode is the track " Lover, You Should've Come Over " by the late, great Jeff Buckley , which appears in the film,...
Topics: James Foley, Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, E.L. James
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In this week's podcast, Glenn and Daniel (plus special out-of-town guest Tex ) see if M. Night Shyamalan still has the ability to twist a film into something likable. The answer - especially after we disliked The Visit so much - may surprise you (39:24) ! May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 7 out of 10 Show notes: Music for this episode is the track " Frogbass " by Snails , from the film's soundtrack. Incidentally, this appears during a scene where we were promised that McAvoy...
Topics: M. Night Shyamalan, Split, Unbreakable, James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Movies, Reviews
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In this week's podcast, two old friends make their second appearance ever on the podcast. A shout-out to 16th-century Protestant reformer Martin Luther , and our resident Japan expert (and Glenn 's former fiancée and now-wife), Megan ! And don't worry, Daniel 's here too, being quite unkind to Adam Driver . Take a stroll through Tokugawa-era Japan as we discuss cultural clash and religious persecution in director Martin Scorsese 's most Catholic film ever (58:17) . Despite delving into some...
Topics: Silence, Martin Scorsese, Christianity, Catholicism, Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, Adam Driver
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In this week's podcast, Glenn and Daniel take a visit to an island paradise for a quick musical war between gods brokered by an impressive new Disney princess. No big deal. (31:18) . May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 8 out of 10 Show notes: Music for this episode is a pair of tracks from the film's soundtrack, " We Know the Way " and the fabulous end-credits version of " You're Welcome " featuring Jordan Fisher and Lin-Manuel Miranda . Check out the full scene with...
Topics: Moana, Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Disney, Frozen, Lin-Manuel Miranda
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In this week's podcast, Glenn and Daniel review Bad Santa 2 . We recorded the episode the same night. Real talk: I don't want to think about this movie any longer than necessary (13:02) . May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 2 out of 10 Show notes: Music for this episode...you know what it fucking is. Let's get this over with. Check out all of our podcasts at FilmWonk.net .
Topics: Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, Christina Hendricks, Bad Santa 2, Brett Kelly, Movie, Podcast
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In this week's podcast, Glenn and Daniel return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which veers further into monsters and magic than ever before. We weigh in on wizard battles, the whitewashing controversy, and the film's surprising appeal in 3D (38:29) . May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 8 out of 10 Show notes: Music for this episode is the track " Sanctimonious Sanctum Sacking " from the film's score by Michael Giacchino . I stand by my comment that this film feels like it...
Topics: Scott Derrickson, Doctor Strange, Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel...
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In this week's podcast, Glenn and Daniel return to the assembly-line horror world of Blumhouse with a prequel to a horror movie about a board game. Can a franchise horror film whose upper limit of scariness is in roughly at the same level as Jumanji possibly exceed our middling expectations? With a skilled director and solid cast, the answer is...well, you'll just have to see which way the planchette moves (37:16) . May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 5 out of 10 Show notes: Music for...
Topics: Ouija, Oculus, Ouija: Origin of Evil, Mike Flanagan, Jason Blum, Blumhouse, Elizabeth Reaser, Lulu...
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In this week's podcast, Glenn and Daniel try their level best to be objective about a film and filmmaker that strive at every turn to make them otherwise, Nate Parker 's The Birth of a Nation . All of the film's controversy (and surprisingly frequent comparisons to the work of Mel Gibson ) is fundamentally about the interplay of fact and fiction, of drama and history, with our intrepid hosts firmly entrenched on opposite sides. Can we reach an accord, or will we go to war like the Inglourious...
Topics: The Birth of a Nation, Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, 12 Years a Slave, Aja Naomi King
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In this week's podcast, Glenn and Daniel return from a wander on the plains to review Hell or High Water , a new modern western from Sicario screenwriter Taylor Sheridan , featuring a very familiar Jeff Bridges landing somewhere between his own mumbly personage from True Grit , and Tommy Lee Jones in No Country For Old Men . Can this Southern crime tale do enough to differentiate itself? Tune in and find out (34:17) . May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 7 out of 10 Show notes: Music for...
Topics: David Mackenzie, Taylor Sheridan, Ben Foster, Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges, Breaking Bad, No Country...
In this week's podcast, Glenn and Daniel return to the Seattle International Film Festival, first to give a shout-out to the badass women of Angry Indian Goddesses , followed by some fanciful religious absurdity with The Brand New Testament . And then we conclude a trilogy of reviews that we've done on warrior subculture in the United States, with a deep dive on When War Comes Home , Emmy-award winning director Michael King 's new documentary on soldiers living with PTSD and traumatic brain...
Topics: SIFF2016, When War Comes Home, Angry Indian Goddesses, The Brand New Testament, Le tout nouveau...
In this week's podcast, Glenn and Daniel make an inauspicious start at the 2016 Seattle International Film Festival with an environmental documentary that did a rather poor job of convincing our heroes of things that they already believe. Then they hop overseas to check out the latest Italian collaboration between director Luca Guadagnino and actress Tilda Swinton . Stay tuned for spoilers, because we had vastly different reads on this film's ending (38:37). May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk...
Topics: SIFF2016, Death By Design, A Bigger Splash, Luca Guadagnino, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Matthias...
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This week on the podcast, Daniel engages in the as-yet-unprecedented behavior of suggesting that we review a new Marvel film, and shocks Glenn to his very core by enjoying it. Come along for the ride that proves that Marvel continues to check such basic storytelling boxes as "give them a good reason to fight" and "make us care". Take notes, Zach Snyder - this is how a proper superhero clash is done (42:49) . May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 7.5 out of 10 Show...
Topics: Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Avengers, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, MCU, Don...
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel struggle with the overwhelming sense that they've seen this movie before - Jean-Marc Vallée's Demolition is the tale of a rich, white person's unconventional journey of grief - and well-worn territory or not, it's quite fun (27:13) . May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 7 out of 10 Show notes: Music for this episode is " Touch Me I'm Going To Scream (Part 2) " by My Morning Jacket , as well as " Crazy On You " by Heart ,...
Topics: Demolition, Jean-Marc Vallée, Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper, Movies, Podcast
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel unwittingly produce an abundance of pull-quotes for the marketing of Zach Snyder 's latest disposable superhero mashup. Samples for the press include, "Unrelentingly grim," " Gal Gadot is in this movie," and "Supes could've blasted his medulla oblongata" (50:38) . May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 5.5/10 (Daniel); 2/10 (Glenn) Show notes: Music for this episode is the original 1966 Batman TV series theme song....
Topics: Batman, Superman, Zach Snyder, Ben Affleck, Superhero film, Movies, Reviews, Podcasts
In this week's podcast, in the spirit of #OscarsSoWhite , Glenn and Daniel check out Dope , an overlooked coming-of-age comedy gem with a diverse and memorable cast, then follow it with a stop-motion Charlie Kaufman flick in which all of the supporting characters literally have identical faces. Insert profound connection here. (56:16) . May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating ( Anomalisa ): 6.5 out of 10 FilmWonk rating ( Dope ): 8 out of 10 Show notes: [02:13] Review: Anomalisa [21:19]...
Topics: Rick Famuyiwa, Charlie Kaufman, Dope, Anomalisa, David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Shameik...
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In this week's podcast, Glenn and Daniel fight their initial impulse to embrace yet another Hollywood love letter to the motion picture, and instead enjoy the Coen Bros ' vigorous cinematic hate-fuck Hail, Caesar! Gene Autry and Kirk Douglas will be rolling in their graves...with laughter (33:53) . May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 7.5 out of 10 Show notes: Music for tonight's episode is the " The Merry Widow Waltz " by Franz Lehár and " Echelon Song " by A.V....
Topics: Joel and Ethan Coen, Hail Caesar, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Josh Brolin, Channing Tatum,...
In this week's podcast, Glenn and Daniel strike down upon Quentin Tarantino 's The Hateful Eight with great vengeance and furious anger, but you will know that their name is FilmWonk , when they spend twice as long talking about Peter Landesman 's Concussion . Note that given the fact-based narrative, we're not too shy about spoiling the real-life NFL player deaths depicted in the film (55:16) . May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating ( The Hateful Eight ): 3 out of 10 FilmWonk rating (...
Topics: The Hateful Eight, Quentin Tarantino, Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Django Unchained,...
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In this week's podcast, Glenn and Daniel watch two ladies of television in a venue where they can prolifically swear, and then they swear prolifically at the Internet for betraying them with Star Wars spoilers. Rest assured that our spoilers will come with a warning, and the promise of swift retribution! (41:59) . May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating ( Sisters ): 6.5/10 FilmWonk rating ( Star Wars: Episode VII ): 7.5/10 Show notes: [01:36] Review: Sisters [13:14] Review: Star Wars:...
Topics: Sisters, Star Wars, The Force Awakens, J.J. Abrams, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Harrison Ford, John...
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Oct 19, 2015 FilmWonk
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In this week's revolutionary podcast, Glenn and Daniel change everything forever (32:29) . May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 6/10 (Daniel); 7.5/10 (Glenn) Show notes: Music for tonight's episode is two tracks from Bob Dylan that appear on the film's soundtrack, " The Times, They Are a-Changin' " and " Shelter From the Storm ". You've probably either seen the original, or one of its many parodies: Ridley Scott 's " 1984 " Apple Macintosh Super Bowl ad....
Topics: Steve Jobs, Danny Boyle, Aaron Sorkin, Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Apple
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel climb the mountain of conflict as they bicker on how well Everest stacks up to its IMAX and geographical namesakes. Strap on your oxygen tanks and tune in - your survival may depend on it! (37:05) May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 6/10 (Daniel); 7.5/10 (Glenn) Show notes: Music for tonight's episode is " All I Wanna Do " by Sheryl Crow , from the film's soundtrack. The fact-checking website we referred to is known as History vs....
Topics: Everest, Baltasar Kormákur, IMAX, Jason Clarke, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jon Krakauer, Keira Knightley,...
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel reflect on another mediocre genre thriller. That's three times in a row I've used that first sentence. M. Night Shyamalan 's The Visit may be regarded as a return to form for the director, but the "found footage" form is one that systematically works against his previous strengths. (25:16) . May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 4 out of 10 Show notes: Music for tonight's episode is " Everyday " by Buddy Holly , a cover...
Topics: Movies, Podcast, The Visit, M. Night Shyamalan, The Happening, Paranormal Activity, found footage
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel reflect on another mediocre genre thriller. It's pretty sad that I didn't need to rewrite that first sentence. Ed Skrein and Ed Skrein's Tough-Guy Voice star in an unnecessary reboot of the Transporter series. (32:42) . May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 3 out of 10 Show notes: Music for tonight's episode is the track " How You Like Me Now? " by The Heavy , from the film's trailer. Again . As we mentioned, check out the Planet Money...
Topics: Movies, Podcast, The Transporter Refueled, Ed Skrein, Loan Chabanol, Ray Stevenson, Camille...
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Jul 13, 2015 FilmWonk
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel reflect on another mediocre genre thriller. It's really been a rough week, for Ryan Reynolds and us alike (31:28) . May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 2 out of 10 Show notes: Music for tonight's episode is the track " No Limit (Sencit Remix) " by Wiz Khalifa , from the film's trailer. Check out all of our podcasts at FilmWonk.net .
Topics: Selfless, Ben Kingsley, Ryan Reynolds, Tarsem Singh, Matthew Goode, Natalie Martinez, Movie, Podcast
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel had an intense, lengthy, thematically trenchant discussion about Minions . Then some villainous hackers struck and we lost most of it. So here are some highlights! (03:03) . This show may contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: N/A Show notes: Music for tonight's episode is " My Generation " by The Who . Check out all of our podcasts at FilmWonk.net .
Topics: Minions, Despicable Me, Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Irredeemable shit, Movies, Podcast
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel tackle their final #SIFF2015 selection, Sleeping With Other People , the upcoming sex-comedy-cum-romantic-drama from Leslye Headland ( Bachelorette ), who's reminding us more and more of early Kevin Smith . But first, we tackle director Colin Trevorrow 's long-awaited return to the highly lucrative land of the dinosaurs with Jurassic World , a film that vastly exceeded our trailer-expectations (54:44) . This show may contain NSFW language. FilmWonk...
Topics: Leslye Headland, Sleeping With Other People, Colin Trevorrow, Jurassic World, Chris Pratt, Bryce...
This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel are back at SIFF to review a fascinating documentary about Chinese politics which, as of this recording, you can watch on YouTube right now . No, seriously - go watch it, then listen to our take on it. We follow that up with a documentary on the 2012 shooting death of Jordan Davis, 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets (45:53) . This show may contain NSFW language. [audio...
Topics: Marc Silver, 3 1/2 Minutes Ten Bullets, Black Lives Matter, Jordan Davis, Michael Dunn, The Chinese...
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel return to the Avengers saga - Glenn with his prior 8/10 review , and Daniel with his persistent refusal to get sucked into Marvel's comic web. Can our heroes ever come to an understanding about the true appeal of comic book films, and more importantly, will Marvel ever learn how to handle a girl-superhero? Stay tuned. Same Bat-time, same Bat-channel. Or whatever Marvel's equivalent may be (55:57) . May contain NSFW language. [audio...
Topics: Joss Whedon, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson, The Avengers
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel learn more about the mystery of Michael Finkel and Christian Longo than they ever wanted to. Enjoy our intense and inexplicable bromance as we reflect on whether or not strong performances from James Franco and Jonah Hill can redeem a such a deeply uncomfortable film (29:20) . May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 6 out of 10 Show notes: Music for tonight's episode is...the movie's trailer. Not much soundtrack to be had in this film. Bart Layton...
Topics: James Franco, Jonah Hill, True Story, Felicity Jones, Rupert Goold
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Apr 6, 2015 FilmWonk
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel bid a fast and furious farewell to both Paul Walker and Justin Lin , bid a mostly positive hello to James Wan , and ponder the future of Hollywood's biggest, dumbest action franchise that we just can't get enough of (36:25) . May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 7.5 out of 10 Show notes: Music for tonight's episode is the film's opening theme song, " Ride Out " by Kid Ink, Tyga, Wale, YG , and Rich Homie Quan . CORRECTION (kinda): We...
Topics: Fast and Furious, Furious 7, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson, Jason...
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Mar 10, 2015 FilmWonk
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This week, Glenn and Daniel learn that Chappie 's got stories, that the members of Die Antwoord aren't half-bad actors, and that Neill Blomkamp isn't done impressing us, despite his sophomore misstep (50:51) . May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 7.5 out of 10 Show notes: Music for tonight's episode is " I Fink U Freeky " by Die Antwoord . The video is well worth a look - I was first exposed to it at the OneReel Film Festival in 2013 , at which point I commented, "Meth is...
Topics: Chappie, Neill Blomkamp, Sharlto Copley, Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel, Ninja, Yo-Landi Visser, Die...
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This week, Glenn wishes The Lazarus Effect would've just let him rest in peace, while Daniel offers a tepid, contrarian defense, and spoils The Ring for some reason (19:33) . May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 5.5/10 (Daniel); 2.5/10 (Glenn) Show notes: Music for tonight's episode is " Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go " by Wham! , which is better than the movie deserves. I also just noticed George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley are wearing a "CHOOSE LIFE" t-shirt in the...
Topics: The Lazarus Effect, David Gelb, Olivia Wilde, Mark Duplass, Donald Glover, Evan Peters, Horror,...
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Feb 22, 2015 FilmWonk
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Just in time for the Oscars, Glenn and Daniel take a deep dive into history with Selma , a powerful, dramatic film that gets into uncommon depth on some complex historical issues. Not every speechifying moment of this film landed for us, but all in all, it's both an artistic triumph and fodder for a fascinating discussion (54:25) . May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 8 out of 10 Show notes: Music for tonight's episode is the track " Glory " (by Common and John Legend ), from...
Topics: Selma, Ava DuVernay, Martin Luther King Jr, Lyndon Johnson, David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Tim Roth,...
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This week, Glenn and Daniel watch Fifty Shades of Grey , and find it wanting. Wish there was more to it (27:09) . This episode will unquestionably contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 2 out of 10 Show notes: Music for tonight's episode is Beyoncé 's remix of " Crazy in Love " from the film's soundtrack. For some reason, this episode includes spoilers for the 2002 film Identity . Thanks, Daniel. Check out all of our podcasts at FilmWonk.net .
Topics: Fifty Shades of Grey, 50 Shades of Grey, Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Sam Taylor-Johnson, E.L....
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel take on the challenge and controversy of American Sniper , the tale of SEAL Sniper Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper), and a film that is equal parts Iraq war diary and a powerful cultural artifact. And while the film only superficially reminded us of Act of Valor , much like that film, we were quite surprised which side we came down on (38:57) . May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 8 out of 10 Show notes: Music for tonight's episode is the track,...
Topics: Chris Kyle, Bradley Cooper, American Sniper, Clint Eastwood, Sienna Miller, Movies, Reviews
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eng||Glenn and Daniel start off the New Year right with a borderline unhealthy dose of Paul Thomas Anderson 's Inherent Vice . We both identified this film early-on as a hippie-infused shaggy-dog detective story, but surprisingly, only one of us found this delightful. (33:59) . May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 7.5/10 (Glenn); 5/10 (Daniel) Show notes: Music for tonight's episode is Sam Cooke 's original track, " (What A) Wonderful World ", as well as " Never My Love...
Topics: Paul Thomas Anderson, Joaquin Phoenix, Inherent Vice, Josh Brolin, Benicio del Toro, Katherine...
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Glenn and Daniel just couldn't resist shooting their mouths off in the face of two regimes - both Kim and Rogen/Goldberg . Tune in for this special end-of-the-year bonus episode as we discuss The Interview, the Sony hack, the DPRK regime, and whether it was really all worth it. You already know the answer, but it's a fun conversation nonetheless (24:57) . May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: N/A out of 10 Show notes: Music for tonight's episode is Katy Perry 's "Firework". Duh....
Topics: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, The Interview, James Franco, Sony hack, DPRK, North Korea
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Tomorrow, our intrepid podcasters Glenn and Daniel venture to an actual theater to check out The Interview . But we don't expect we'll have nearly as much to say as we did about two end-of-the-year awards contenders. First, we experience our first Angelina Jolie -directed film, the WWII survival drama, Unbroken . Then we venture into a refreshingly dark and complex take on the sports genre, Foxcatcher , featuring a terrifying and transformative performance from Steve Carell . Strap in and enjoy...
Topics: Foxcatcher, Unbroken, Angelina Jolie, Steve Carell, Jack O'Connell, Miyavi, Domhnall Gleeson,...
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel tackle the latest emotional journey from Oprah's Book Club, Wild , featuring the Pacific Crest Trail hike of memoirist Cheryl Strayed ( Reese Witherspoon ), as rendered by the director of last year's triumphant Dallas Buyers Club . The result is a mixed bag of triumphant trail experiences and an uneven backstory - we liked, but didn't love it. (26:58) May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 6 out of 10 Show notes: Music for tonight's episode is a...
Topics: Jean-Marc Vallée, Wild, Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Thomas Sadoski, Movies, Podcast, Cheryl...
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel tackle a wondrous dilemma of heroism, masculinity, and unexpectedly hilarious drone flying in Force Majeure , a Swedish family dramedy set in a ski resort in the French Alps. Note that our review contains spoilers for Julia Loktev 's 2012 film, The Loneliest Planet , for reasons that should quickly become clear (45:00) . May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 8 out of 10 Show notes: Music for tonight's episode is Antonio Vivaldi 's " Summer...
Topics: Force Majeure, Ruben Östlund, The Loneliest Planet, Kristofer Hivju, Johannes Kuhnke, Lisa Loven...
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This week on the podcast, [redacted] and [redacted] tiptoe across the line of national security as we assess the curious case of Edward Snowden , and the rather slow documentary that was made of it (28:56) . May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 5 out of 10 Show notes: Music for tonight's episode is two spy-friendly tracks. First is " Operation Dinner Out (Rothrock Remix) ", by Harry Gregson-Williams, from the original soundtrack to Tony Scott 's Spy Game . And finally, there's...
Topics: Laura Poitras, Citizenfour, Edward Snowden, NSA, Glenn Greenwald, Movies, Podcasts, We Steal...
This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel tackle Alejandro González Iñárritu 's welcome and unexpected triumph of dark comedy, Birdman . Explore a creative, single-shot world in which art imitates life imitating art, we slightly overuse the word "outstanding," and a tour de force cast and cinematographer delivers one solid performance and well-staged scene after another (39:15) . May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 9 out of 10 Show notes: Music for tonight's episode...
Topics: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman, Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Naomi...
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel dig into the abiding mystery of David Fincher 's Gone Girl , based on the novel (and written for the screen) by Gillian Flynn . (38:08) May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 9 out of 10 Show notes: Music for tonight's episode is the understated track " What Have We Done to Each Other? " by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross , from the film's score. Check out Tasha Robinson 's article on the "Strong Female Characters" problem over...
Topics: Gone Girl, David Fincher, Gillian Flynn, Rosamund Pike, Ben Affleck, Tyler Perry, Kim Dickens,...
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel witness the reunion of Denzel Washington with Training Day director Antoine Fuqua - as well as a return to general badassdom - in The Equalizer . This will be the second film in as many weeks we end up comparing to Taken , and this time, it may not be to the film's advantage (28:52) . May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 5.5 out of 10 Show notes: Music for tonight's episode is " Sixteen " by The Heavy , from the film's soundtrack. The...
Topics: The Equalizer, Antoine Fuqua, Denzel Washington, Chloe Grace Moretz, Marton Csokas, David Harbour,...
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel take a leisurely stroll through a pretty well-executed genre exercise by writer/director Scott Frank ( The Lookout ). (41:39) . May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 7 out of 10 Show notes: Music for tonight's episode is Nouela 's cover of " Black Hole Sun ", from the film's trailer. Joining us for this week's episode is Seattle artist Jason B., who will happily sell you a delightful pop-art print (or a mug) of Daniel's mug here . Check...
Topics: A Walk Among the Tombstones, Scott Frank, Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson,...
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel use roughly 20% of their cerebral capacity to review the new action thriller from Luc Besson , Lucy , starring Scarlett Johansson - then have a severe disagreement on the latest from Another Earth -director Mike Cahill, I Origins (58:06) . Editor's note : Check out Glenn's written review of I Origins here . May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating ( Lucy ): 7 out of 10 FilmWonk rating ( I Origins ): 6/10 (Daniel), 8.5/10 (Glenn) Show notes: (01:41):...
Topics: Mike Cahill, Brit Marling, Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, Luc Besson, Michael Pitt, Scarlett...
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel take on a found-footage tribute to E.T. with Earth to Echo. With bitter (albeit well-casted) memories of J.J. Abrams' Super 8 firmly in our heads, this film had a great deal of baggage to overcome. Did it manage to turn nostalgia into a film worth watching on its own merits? Find out below (28:48) . May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 7 out of 10 Show notes: Music for tonight's episode is the track " 21 Flights " by Heavy English ,...
Topics: Earth to Echo, Dave Green, E.T., Super 8, found footage, Movies, Reviews
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel go off the rails from the rest of the critical community when it comes to Bong Joon-ho 's Snowpiercer . Will this post-apocalyptic train to nowhere make any tracks with us? Tune in below and find out. May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating (Glenn): 6 out of 10 FilmWonk rating (Daniel): 2 out of 10 Show notes: Music for tonight's episode is the track " Blackout " from the film's score by Marco Beltrami . We likened the film to sci-fi...
Topics: Snowpiercer, Bong Joon-ho, Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, Ed Harris, Kang-ho Song, Octavia...
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel take in a criminally underseen sci-fi romp from director Doug Liman , Edge of Tomorrow . Listen and find out why we thought this film was an instant sci-fi action classic, right alongside the likes of Starship Troopers . But first, listen to us talk about a sequel that also felt like it was stuck in a temporal loop, 22 Jump Street . How precisely can this film toe the line between trolling its audience with its genre-savvy and deliberate stupidity, and...
Topics: 22 Jump Street, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Edge of Tomorrow, Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Doug Liman,...
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel return to the Seattle International Film Festival to take on a trio of international selections. They start in 16th century feudal France, to watch Mads Mikkelsen lead a shockingly boring peasant uprising, then head over to Iran to watch some of the most technically and narratively innovative filmmaking they've seen this year, and finish up on the rooftops of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. We keep the spoilers light in this episode, and at least one of these...
Topics: Arnaud des Pallières, Shahram Mokri, Mahmoud Kalari, Fish & Cat, Age of Uprising: The Legend...
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May 22, 2014 FilmWonk
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel take a break from their SIFF coverage to revisit some old cinematic friends from our teenage years, Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore , who regroup for a zany family rom-com set in South Africa. Sure. Why not? Several reasons, as it turns out (24:56) . May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 4 out of 10 Show notes: Music for tonight's episode includes the track " Hasa Diga Eebowai ", from the original cast recording of "Book of Mormon:...
Topics: Blended, Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Frank Coraci, Movies, Reviews, Podcast
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel bring the first of many live dispatches from the 40th annual Seattle International Film Festival, starting with Richard Ayoade 's new film, The Double , starring Jesse Eisenberg , Mia Wasikowska , and Wallace Shawn . (15:10) . May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 5.5 out of 10 Show notes: It's festival time! That means we'll be seeing a lot of films and our SIFF dispatches will be recorded and posted quickly - which unfortunately means the audio...
Topics: The Double, Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Richard Ayoade, Terry Gilliam, Brazil, Movies,...
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This week on the podcast, Marc Webb , Andrew Garfield , and Emma Stone do whatever a spider can, and Glenn and Daniel are unimpressed. Tune in below to hear why Glenn took to Facebook on the night we saw The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to call it "a tedious, exploitative, and aggressively stupid piece of disposable, commercial tripe" (45:05) . This episode contains even more NSFW language than usual. We were not happy campers with this film. FilmWonk rating: 3 out of 10 Show notes: Music for...
Topics: Movies, Reviews, Podcasts, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Marc Webb, Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone,...
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In this special TV edition of the FilmWonk Podcast, Glenn and Daniel take a deep dive into one of their favorite sitcoms, How I Met Your Mother , created by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas , which recently concluded its ninth and final season on CBS. And we had plenty to say about that ending. Spoilers for the entire series run will begin after about the 10 minute mark (55:15) . May contain some NSFW language. Show notes: Music for this episode comes from several original songs from the series...
Topics: How I Met Your Mother, Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris, Alyson...
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Mar 27, 2014 FilmWonk
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel take another angry departure from their original screening plans to check out the latest pretender to the Hunger Games throne, Divergent . Will Shailene Woodley prove a worthy contender, or will she be taken out with slings and arrows in the first round? Find out below (37:40) . May contain some NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 5 out of 10 Show notes: Music for tonight's episode is "Beating Heart" by Ellie Goulding Snow Patrol , both from the...
Topics: Movies, Podcasts, Neil Burger, Divergent, Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Jai Courtney
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel take a deep dive into historical whimsy in Wes Anderson 's latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel (34:00) . May contain some NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 8 out of 10 Show notes: Music for tonight's episode was the track Canto at Gabelmeister's Peak , from the film's original score by Alexandre Desplat . Correction: The conversation between Jude Law and F. Murray Abraham takes place in the 1960s, not the 1980s. We referred to the historic Empress...
Topics: Movies, Podcasts, Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Jude Law, F. Murray Abraham, Wes...
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Feb 24, 2014 FilmWonk
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel bear witness to Luc Besson's latest take on "An Aging American Action Star in Paris", featuring  Kevin Costner  in  3 Days to Kill . Spoiler alert : We're not shy about our disdain for this film, and we are a bit more lax than usual about concealing plot details. Check out our discussion below  (28:58) . May contain some NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 2.5 out of 10 Show notes: Music for tonight's episode features  Edith Piaf 's...
Topics: Movies, Podcasts, Kevin Costner, 3 Days to Kill, Luc Besson, McG, Amber Heard, Hailee Steinfeld
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel are pleasantly surprised by another unnecessary remake of a 1980s film that manages to be a little bit more than the sum of its parts. Check out our discussion below (49:00) . May contain some NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 6.5 out of 10 Show notes: Music for tonight's episode includes the track " First Day " from the RoboCop (2014) soundtrack, composed by Pedro Bromfman . It also includes a brief snippet from the original 1988 RoboCop theme...
Topics: Movies, Podcasts, RoboCop, José Padilha, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael Keaton, Joel Kinnaman,...
This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel tackle the latest piece of zany versatility from Phil Lord and Christopher Miller , The Lego Movie . Check out our discussion below (22:41) . May contain some NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 7.5 out of 10 Show notes: Music for tonight's episode includes the delightfully satirical tracks " Everything is Awesome " and " Untitled Self Portrait " (Batman's song) from the film's soundtrack. The budget for The Lego Movie is officially $60...
Topics: Movies, Podcasts, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Will Arnett, Will...
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel tackle the latest piece of zany versatility from Phil Lord and Christopher Miller , The Lego Movie . Check out our discussion below (22:41) . May contain some NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 7.5 out of 10 Show notes: Music for tonight's episode includes the delightfully satirical tracks " Everything is Awesome " and " Untitled Self Portrait " (Batman's song) from the film's soundtrack. The budget for The Lego Movie is officially $60...
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel dive into Labor Day , a surprising genre exercise from beloved director Jason Reitman , featuring Kate Winslet as a single mother who is taken hostage by - and finds herself falling for - an escaped convict named Frank Josh Brolin . Can a talented cast and filmmakers elevate a premise that seems, on the surface, to be the fodder of Nicholas Sparks novels? We thought so - and we promise we're not damning with faint praise. Check out our discussion below...
Topics: Movies, Podcasts, Jason Reitman, Josh Brolin, Kate Winslet, Labor Day
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel witness the harrowing new film from director Steve McQueen , 12 Years a Slave , based on a memoir by kidnapped slave Solomon Northup ( Chiwetel Ejiofor ). Featuring one of the most sprawling and talented casts of the year, this film proved to be absolutely essential viewing. Check out our discussion below (53:09). May contain some NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 9.5 out of 10 Show notes: Music for tonight's episode includes the tracks " Roll...
Topics: 12 Years a Slave, Steve McQueen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o, Paul Dano,...
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On this inaugural (and as yet unnamed) podcast, Glenn Bristol , Daniel Koch , and Iowa Dan Falk have a robust debate on Washington State Initiative 522, which would require all GMO foods sold in the State of Washington to be labeled as such. Show notes: Washington State Election Day 2013 is on Tuesday, November 5th . Be sure to get your ballots mailed by this day! The initiative text is available in full here . Monsanto did indeed give $4 million to the No on 522 campaign. Several other...
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel tackle the exciting conclusion to Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright 's recently-minted Cornetto trilogy ( Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz ), as well as a surprising new coming-of-age adventure from writer/director Jeff Nichols . Will the nostalgic and paranormal wanderings of a posse of drunken middle aged-men win our favor? Or will we prefer the naively romantic notions of an adventurous child with his own motorboat and island? Either way, the soundtrack will...
Topics: Edgar Wright, Jeff Nichols, Matthew McConaughey, Mud. Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, The World's End
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel go big and get goofy with Guillermo del Toro 's Pacific Rim , the latest entry in the fairly saturated market of world-ending, giant-robot smashing, quasi-superhero films. Is this film big, loud, and earnest enough to set itself apart? Listen below and find out (36:29) . May contain some NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 7 out of 10 Show notes: Burn Gorman was born in Hollywood to British parents, and moved to London when he was seven years old. Make of...
Topics: Pacific Rim, Podcasts, Guillermo del Toro, Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day,...
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel find out how the other half lives, when the other half is a bunch of bored, extremely wealthy teenage criminals. If there's one thing our intrepid heroes love, it's a pleasant surprise, and Sofia Coppola 's audacious examination of celebrity worship dovetailing into grand larceny definitely qualifies (36:39) . May contain some NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 7.5 out of 10 Show notes: Music for this episode comes from the film's soundtrack, including...
Topics: Movies, Reviews, Podcast, Sofia Coppola, The Bling Ring, Emma Watson, Leslie Mann, Israel...
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel dive back into the rough-and-tumble world of Zach Snyder and Superman - two characters whose prior installments have given us a healthy dose of skepticism. Can the stewardship of Christopher Nolan bring all the brooding angst and box-office domination that this franchise needs? Find out after the jump. (45:48) May contain some NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 5 out of 10 Show notes: Music for this episode is the rather ironically-titled "What Are...
Topics: Zach Snyder, Henry Cavill, Man of Steel, Amy Adams, Hans Zimmer, Movies, Reviews, Podcast,...
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel take a dour and disturbing journey into director Park Chan-wook 's first English-language film, starring Mia Wasikowska , Matthew Goode , and Nicole Kidman . Can this bizarre, gothic fairytale rise to the levels of disturbing sophistication of Park's beloved Vengeance trilogy? Listen below and find out! (34:48) May contain some NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 7.5 out of 10 Show notes: Music for this episode is the track "Uncle Charlie", from...
Topics: Park Chan-wook, Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, Nicole Kidman, Wentworth Miller, Erin Cressida...
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel check out the latest bizarre genre blend from writer/director Jonathan Levine , Warm Bodies . Can Nicholas Hoult leverage all of his acting prowess from the second series of Skins as a disaffected romantic zombie? Can Rob Corddry exhibit some alarmingly effective dramatic work with less than a dozen words of dialogue? Can a truly disgusting romantic premise wildly succeed? Find out below! (25:31) May contain some NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 5 out...
Topics: Warm Bodies, Jonathan Levine, Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Movies, Reviews,...
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel take an understandably spoiler-filled look at director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal 's triumphant followup to The Hurt Locker , featuring a performance from Jessica Chastain that makes or breaks the film to an exceptional degree. May contain some NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 9 out of 10 Show notes: Music for this episode is the track "Flight to Compound", from Alexandre Desplat 's score. The European Court of Human Rights...
Topics: Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty, Osama Bin Laden, Movies, Reviews, Jessica Chastain,...
This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel take on a surprising double-header. First comes Promised Land , a reunion between Matt Damon and Gus Van Sant , along with newcomer John Krasinski (from "The Office"), featuring salesmen trying to convince a small town to let them drill for natural gas in their backyards (a process known as fracking). Then comes Django Unchained , an escaped-slave revenge romp from Quentin Tarantino starring Jamie Foxx , Christoph Waltz , and Leonardo...
Topics: Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino, Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Promised Land,...
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel bask in the unfilmable visual splendor and existential complexity of Life of Pi , the new film that proves that director Ang Lee is not a man to be tied down in a single genre. May contain some NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 8/10 Show notes: Music for this episode comes from Mychael Danna's score for the film (track " The Second Story ". We compare this film to both Avatar and Cloud Atlas - check out our word on those films as well! Point of...
Topics: Life of Pi, Ang Lee, Movies, Reviews, Podcasts, Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Rafe Spall, Tabu, Adil...
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel are joined by returning guest/fiancee Sarah, who will help weigh in on the final chapter of the glorious Twilight Saga. Will love conquer all? Will a werewolf win the capricious heart of a newborn child? Will Michael Sheen once again prove that he best understands what sort of movie he's in? May contain some NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 4/10 (but we actually rather enjoyed it!) Show notes: We had an issue with the audio quality in this episode - it...
Topics: Twilight, Breaking Dawn, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Bill...
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel explore the sprawling epic from Tom Tykwer and The Wachowskis , Cloud Atlas , based on the novel by David Mitchell . And while everything might be connected, only one of us connected with this film - tune in below to find out why! May contain some NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 9/10 (Glenn), 4/10 (Daniel) Show notes: The sequences in Cloud Atlas are named and directed as follows: The Pacific Journal of Adam Ewing (Directed by the Wachowskis) Letters...
Topics: Cloud Atlas, Wachowskis, Tom Tykwer, Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim...
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel purge their inner demons reviewing Paul Thomas Anderson's new film, The Master , starring Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Laura Dern, and Jesse Plemons. May contain some NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 6/10 Show notes: Music for this episode is Ella Fitzgerald singing " Get Thee Behind Me Satan ", from the soundtrack to The Master . Check out my review of Rian Johnson's Looper here . Check out all of our podcasts at...
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On our two-year anniversary show, we go back to the well and review the sequel to our very first podcast subject, The Expendables 2 ! Can the acting stylings of Arnold Schwarzeneggar and Randy Couture impress us a second time? Find out below! May contain some NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 6.5/10 Show notes: Music for this episode comes from the score to the The Expendables by Brian Tyler. The director of photography for this film is Shelly Johnson . We referred to this rumor from back in...
Topics: The Expendables 2, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph...
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This week, Glenn, Daniel, and special guest James Quinn discuss the epic final chapter of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises . May contain some NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 7/10 Show notes: Spoilers begin after the warning (at 15:52). Music for this episode comes from Hans Zimmer's original score to The Dark Knight Rises , including the tracks "Despair" and "Rise". Special thanks to James Quinn for contributing to this episode! Find out about James'...
Topics: Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman, Marion Cotillard, Christian Bale, Joseph...
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Back at SIFF and back to school! Glenn and Daniel hit the books with college nostalgia as they review Liberal Arts , the latest film from How I Met Your Mother star Josh Radnor. Take in their worthless intellectual blather while you can! They've both got work in the morning that is utterly unrelated to their majors. May contain some NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 6.5/10 Show notes: Music for this episode episode is a pair of classical pieces that appear in this film. The first is Beethoven's...
Topics: SIFF, Movies, Reviews, Podcasts, Liberal Arts, Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Olsen, Zac Efron, Richard...
As SIFF continues, Glenn and Daniel check out the highly anticipated time travel comedy Safety Not Guaranteed , which comes home to Seattle along with much of its cast and crew. Then they jump out of their seats and run to the next auditorium to pose as film critics in a packed screening of Bart Layton's utterly fascinating documentary/thriller, The Imposter . May contain NSFW language. [audio...
Topics: SIFF, Podcast, Safety Not Guaranteed, Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, Jake Johnson, The Imposter, Bart...
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As the Seattle International Film Festival continues, Daniel and I give a quick review of a harrowing drama from the co-founder of... Homestar Runner ? Okay! A warning for the spoiler-averse... As this is based on true events (and sticks largely to the real-life story ), we aren't shy about spoilers, but we do give a warning before revealing the film's ending. Contains NSFW language and some disturbing content. FilmWonk rating: 7/10 Show notes: Once again - due to to the quick turnaround for...
Topics: SIFF, Movies, Podcast, Compliance, Stanley Milgram, Craig Zobel, Dreama Walker, Ann Dowd, Pat Healy
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This podcast contains spoilers for The Avengers and The Dark Knight . This week on the podcast, Glenn, Daniel, and special guest Sarah get together for a spoilery second look at Marvel's The Avengers . While Glenn still stands by his 8/10 review , Daniel has other opinions, and if there's one thing we love at the FilmWonk Podcast, it's discord. Find out if these three heroes can unite and save the cinematic world below! May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 8/10 (Glenn), 5/10 (Daniel)...
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel never let go of James Cameron's 1997 romantic sea epic, Titanic . Can a romance founded on chemistry, infidelity, and bad dialogue possibly stand the test of time? Find out below! Additionally, you'll hear our windswept heroes expound on Avatar and the lamentable state of 3D cinema (50:19). May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 8/10 (Glenn), 9/10 (Daniel) Show notes: * Music for this episode comes from James Horner's soundtrack sequel Back to...
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel review last year's Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Film (and nominee for Best Original Screenplay), A Separation. This complex and riveting film is one part legal thriller, two parts family drama, and three parts tense moral ambiguity & listen to us try to unpack its various dimensions below (while also feebly trying to remember the name of Iranâs currency!) (40:34). May contain NSFW language. FilmWonk rating: 9/10 Show notes: Music for this...
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel dial down the cynicism just a bit and ruminate on the nature of patriotism, warrior culture, and propaganda as a neutral descriptor in their discussion of "Act of Valor", a new action film featuring real-life US Navy SEALs (32:33)
Topics: Movies, Reviews, Podcast, Act of Valor, Navy SEALs, Mike McCoy, Scott Waugh
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This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel venture into the Alaskan wilderness into a harrowing (and possibly overrated) tale of survival and wolf-punching. If the film's trailer is any indication, that is. Which it isn't. (25:35) May contain NSFW language.
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This week, we took a cue from the movie studios and decided to cram one too many films into the same day. First, we delve into the dark and depraved world of David Fincherâs fresh adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Then, we'll examine the maturation of Diablo Cody in her new collaboration with director Jason Reitman, Young Adult. (44:42) Please note that per usual, this podcast may contain NSFW language. Additionally, due to the subject matter of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,...
Topics: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Young Adult, Diablo Cody, Jason Reitman, Steven Zaillian, David...
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Glenn and Daniel stare at the screen for 90 minutes waiting for something to move, reviewing "Paranormal Activity 3". Will invisible demons and makeshift camera pans strike a memorable horror chord? Tune in and find out (30:11). May contain NSFW language. Show notes: -Today's show music consists of the themes from "Psycho" (Bernard Herrmann, 1960) and "Halloween" (John Carpenter, 1978).
Topics: Paranormal Activity 3, Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman, Movies, Reviews, Podcast, Katie Featherston,...
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Sep 28, 2011 FilmWonk
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This week, Glenn stumbles forth from a weekend of short film madness to join Daniel and review 50/50 , a new comedic drama from director Jonathan Levine and screenwriter Will Reiser, loosely based on Reiser's own experiences getting cancer at a young age. Can such dour subject matter really work as a comedy? Tune in and find out (28:54). [may contain some NSFW language]
Topics: 50/50, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jonathan Levine, Will...
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Jul 23, 2011 FilmWonk
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This week, Glenn and Daniel short-circuit their brains to review Transformers: Dark of the Moon . (32:21) May contain NSFW language.
Topics: Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Transformers, Michael Bay, Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley,...