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#642: Dunkirk / Top 5 Films of 2017 (So Far) / War For The Planet of the Apes
Christopher Nolan films are many things, but they are rarely straightforward (or short). So DUNKIRK - based on the legendary WWII rescue effort - comes as something of a surprise. Clocking in at a tidy hour 49 minutes, Nolan's latest is a lean, (sort of) old-fashioned war picture. Still vibrating from Hans Zimmer's score, Adam and Josh share their post-screening thoughts on the film and - live from a small town Wisconsin bookstore - reveal their Top 5 Films of 2017 (So Far). Plus, Josh's take on WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, and we note the passing of George Romero and Martin Landau. 0:00-2:03 - Billboard 2:03-47:54 - Top 5: Films of 2017 (So Far) Pieta Brown, "Stopped My Horse" 51:22-1:08:24 - Notes / Massacre Theatre 1:08:24-1:16:52 - Larsen Recs: "War for the Planet of the Apes" Pieta Brown, "Once Again" 1:17:52-1:39:44 - Review: "Dunkirk" 1:39:44-1:43:16 - Close / Outtake
#641: Spider-Man: Homecoming / Baby Driver / A Ghost Story
Spidey’s back. Again. After suffering through a disappointing reboot in 2012 (and its 2014 sequel), the webslinger returns - this time under the guidance of Tony Stark. SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING finds Peter Parker in his natural habitat: high school - mostly to its benefit. Adam and Josh offer their review, plus some contrarian thoughts on Edgar Wright's BABY DRIVER and raves for David Lowery’s Sundance hit A GHOST STORY. 0:00-4:30 - Billboard / Donations 4:30-31:17 - Review: "A Ghost Story" John Spencer Blues Explosion, "Bellbottoms" 34:07-58:30 - Notes / Polls 58:30-1:12:33 - Review: "Baby Driver" Queen, "Brighton Rock" 1:15:51-1:31:53 - Review: "Spider-Man: Homecoming" 1:31:53-1:35:10 - Close
#640: The Beguiled / Top 5 Sofia Coppola Scenes
Almost 15 years after its release, "Lost in Translation" remains Sofia Coppola’s best-known and best-loved film. But with the four films she's made since then, she's compiled one of the most distinctive filmographies of the 21st century. THE BEGUILED is a very Coppola remake of the 1971 Don Siegel/Clint Eastwood collaboration set during the Civil War at a Virginia girls' school. It stars Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, Colin Farrell and Coppola regular Kirsten Dunst, and it won Coppola the Best Directing Prize at Cannes back in May. This week, Coppola skeptic Angelica Jade Bastien (Vulture) joins Josh for a review of the film along with their . 0:00-1:25 - Billboard 1:25-28:25 - Review: "The Beguiled" Siouxsie & The Banshees, "Hong Kong Garden" 29:30-38:46 - Notes / Massacre Theatre 38:46-1:07:41 - Top 5: Sofia Coppola Scenes 1:07:41-1:11:13- Close / Outtake
Kumail Nanjiani ("The Big Sick")
Kumail Nanjiani may be a familiar face to fans of HBO’s "Silicon Valley" or "Portlandia," but the very funny and surprisingly moving THE BIG SICK should make him a familiar face to many more. The film - co-written with Nanjiani's wife Emily V. Gordon - tells the story of their unusual courtship, which, along with family tensions and cultural differences, also included a life-threatening illness that struck Gordon while the two were dating. Nanjiani talks about the art of co-writing a screenplay with your spouse (spoiler: it helps to have Judd Apatow mentor you), the most difficult scene he's ever had to shoot, and he shares his .
Ana Lily Amirpour ("The Bad Batch")
Ana Lily Amirpour got lots of attention for her 2014 Iran-set vampire movie "A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night." She's back this year with "The Bad Batch," a Sergio Leone-inspired western with cannibals and a double-amputee for a protagonist (Suki Waterhouse). The new movie features a cast that includes Jim Carrey, Keanu Reeves and Jason Momoa. Adam and Amirpour talk the relativity of badness, the consequences of seeing inappropriate movies at an early age and their favorite Keanu performances.
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