Published on October 28th, 2021

The changing character of James Bond, manipulating expectations, the importance of attachment in an action film, film grammar in a »

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Published on October 21st, 2021

The uncommon structure for a war film, Kubrick becoming Kubrick, and Kirk Douglas’ star power getting movies made. Episode 370: »

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Published on September 8th, 2021

Gael Garcia Bernal, Pablo Larrain, skateboarding and authenticity, questioning reality, and mimes. Episode 369: No »

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Published on August 26th, 2021

M Night Shymalan’s blank cheque, Bruce Willis’ stillness, the subtle and not-so-subtle craft in the film, and Samuel L Jackson »

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Published on July 30th, 2021

George Lazenby as Bond, recasting an icon, blockbuster as art cinema, and Diana Rigg. Episode 367: On Her Majesty’s Secret Service »

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Published on July 8th, 2021

Robert Altman, Julie Christie’s stamp on the film, Warren Beatty as a Western hero, and the film’s all-around subversion of »

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Published on June 24th, 2021

Frances McDormand as a Hollywood icon, Chloe Zhao’s short but illustrious career, Malick-inspired stylistic choices, and the film’s hybrid of documentary »

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Published on May 19th, 2021

Reservations about the word “prank,” the genius of Eric Andre (and Kitao Sakurai and Dan Curry and Andrew Barchilon and etc), »

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Published on April 23rd, 2021

John le Carré adaptations, how director Anton Corbijn’s choices bring a grounded style to an old-fashioned film, and Philip Seymour »

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Published on April 16th, 2021

Film grammar in a comedy, Rachel McAdams and Jesse Plemons’ incredible performances, and the film as a game. Episode 362: Game »

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