Film A Week Podcast Episode 46: “Music of the Heart”

“The board of education and the district attorney think that music isn’t important. But they are wrong!”

Hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi go to Harlem, New York with Meryl Streep as real-life music teacher Roberta Guaspari in a generic inspirational teacher film Music of the Heart directed by…Wes Craven?!?

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Film A Week Podcast Episode 45: “American Graffiti”

“Someone wants me. Someone roaming the streets, wants ME… Will you turn the corner?”

Hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi head up to Modesto, California to hang out on the final night of summer with Ronny Howard, Richard Dreyfuss and a young Harrison Ford in George Lucas’ beautiful ode to small town Americana, 1973’s “American Graffiti.” Listen as the hosts discuss the film’s humor and genuine charm, Ford’s turn as Bob Falfa and a discussion on the affects of personal nostalgia.

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“Why Do Fools Fall in Love?” by Jessica Villa www.youtube.com/watch?v=w846Pm6mdvo

Film A Week Podcast Episode 44: “Do The Right Thing” (Criterion of the Month)

“Always do the right thing.”

Considered one of the greatest films of all time, hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi tackle the hood film genre with Spike Lee’s 1989 “Do the Right Thing” for our Criterion of the Month pick. Listen as the two discuss the vibrancy of the film, Spike Lee’s acting and direction, rising tensions and the significance of the film in today’s climate.

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“Big Poppa” 8-Bit www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOp_fyB3JVI
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Film A Week Podcast Episode 43: “Grizzly Man”

“I would never, ever kill a bear in defense of my own life – would not go into a bear’s home and kill a bear.”

Hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi witness the life and death of Timothy Treadwell in Werner Herzog’s controversial documentary “Grizzly Man.” Listen as we discuss Herzog’s view on the chaos of nature, Treadwell’s own mental health and how unbelievable the story is as it unfolds.

NOTE: There is a audio shift in between a conversation of ours. Luckily, it is not too evasive to ruin the flow. We apologize for this error.

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Film A Week Podcast Episode 42: “Stop Making Sense”

“Into the blue again after the money’s gone/Once in a lifetime, water flowing underground.”

Host Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi watch the Talking Heads take the podcast on a “Once in a Lifetime” experience with the concert film “Stop Making Sense.” Listen as they discuss one of the most critically-acclaimed acts in music from the stunning visuals, frantic energy, manic performances and a surprise appearance from the Tom Tom Club!

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Muppets Tonight © 1996 The Jim Henson Company

“This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)” 8-Bit Cover by apmeehan
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Film A Week Podcast Episode 41: “Kung Fu Hustle”

“Yes. I was saving to become a doctor or lawyer… but this was a chance for world peace.”

Hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi begin their month-long trek through beloved sub-genres of cinema with Stephen Chow’s ode to Looney Tunes and silent films, “Kung Fu Hustle.” Listen as the host talk up the wackiness of the film, choreography that astounds them and all the hilarity from Chow’s mind that ensues.

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Film A Week Podcast Episode 40: “Clerks” (Classics Revisited)

“I’m not even supposed to be here today, man.”

Classics Revisited comes back as the hosts stop for some snacks at the Quick Stop with 1994’s “Clerks,” beginning Kevin Smith’s View Askewniverse.

Listen as Raissi gushes about the career of Smith with an amazing retrospective and Serg’s reaction ten year after his last viewing. Our audio editor Guillermo aka Tony Malone joins us to give his thoughts as well.

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“Hustle” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Film A Week Podcast Episode 39: “Swingers”

“You’re so money and you don’t even know it!”

Hosts Serg Beret & Patrick Raissi hang back with Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn at the height of the Swing revival to figure out the rules of moving on and dating with 1996’s “Swingers.” Warning: this episode is kind of a trainwreck as they try to talk about the neurotic nature of Mike, Vince Vaughn’s breakout role and the abstract indie approach.

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Film A Week Podcast Episode 37: “El Mariachi”

“All I wanted was to be a mariachi, like my ancestors.”

Hosts Serg Beret & Patrick Raissi are joined by Matthew Reveles and head to Mexico with Robert Rodriguez’s debut film, 1992’s “El Mariachi,” the first in the “Mexico” trilogy. Listen as the hosts discuss Rodriguez’s $7,000 budget of the film, the unique take on action and cinema and how this film is a must-watch for any film student.

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Episode 35: “Fantastic Four” (2005)

“Flame on!”

Not every beginning can same the same success critically, so the hosts Serg Beret & Patrick Raissi take a stay at the Baxter Building in New York with 2005’s “Fantastic Four. Listen as the two discuss the great performances of Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis, that badass Doctor Doom costume and how the film actually isn’t as bad as they perceived it to be in the intro.

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