Film A Week Podcast Episode 54: “The Kid” (Criterion of the Month)

Film A Week Podcast gives thanks to host Patrick Raissi all November long by giving him the reigns with Pat Has Never Seen Month. Host Serg Beret picks four films from a list of films Pat has yet to see (two Serg has seen and two he hasn’t seen as well to be fair).

We kick off with our final Criterion of the Month of the year with the master of silent cinema Charlie Chaplin in the classic Tramp silent film The Kid from 1921. Listen as we review our oldest film on the block as well as our first time viewing reactions. We discuss an elaborate on the genuine nature of comedy, the sweetness of life and why The Tramp stood the test of time.

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Music Credits
“Hustle,” “Theme for Harold ver. 2,” and “The Complex” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Film A Week Podcast Episode 53: The Spooktacular Cinema – “Phantasm”

“You play a good game, boy, but the game is finished. Now you die.”

Hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi end The Spooktacular Cinema series by welcoming our special guest and horror fan Daniel White to the podcast to relive Patrick’s 9 year-old self’s nightmare with 1979’s Phantasm. Listen as they discuss Agnus Scrimm’s menace as the Tall Man, the beauty of 70’s horror and the polarizing twist ending.

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Music Credits
“Hustle,” “Theme for Harold ver. 2,” and “The Complex” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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“Stranger Think” (“Stranger Things” Theme Song Remix) by C418
“Phantasm Theme” by Fred Myrow, Malcolm Seagrave

Film A Week Podcast Episode 51: The Spooktacular Cinema – “The Thing” (Classics Revisited)

“I dunno what the hell’s in there, but it’s weird and pissed off, whatever it is.”

In this Classics Revisited episode, the hosts decide to take a look back at the 1982 sci-fi horror classic John Carpenter film “The Thing.” Listen as the host discuss the beauty of gore and practical effects, the unfair negative criticism the film received at the time of release, and crack several jokes about everyone’s favorite medical spokesman Wilford Brimley.

Special Thanks to Syntza for amazing “The Thing Remix” at the end of the episode. Check them out and subscribe at: http://www.youtube.com/user/Syntza

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Music Credits
“Hustle” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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“Stranger Think” (“Stranger Things” Theme Song Remix) by C418
“John Carpenter The Thing Remix” by Syntza

Film A Week Podcast Episode 49: “Mean Girls” (Classics Revisited)

“That’s so fetch!”

Fetch is so not happening in our “Classics Revisited” episode devoted to the seminal teen comedy whose quoting limit does not exist with the timeless Mean Girls with special guest Jenni Chante from the “Back to the Drawing Board” podcast. Listen as the hosts have a quote-a-thon, Jenni explains the deep meaning behind the makeup choices in the film, discuss the use of the word “slut” and “bitch,” and talk crap about high school. All this and our reveal of next month’s round of films all focused on the spooky side of cinema.

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Music Credits
“Hustle” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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“Stranger Think” (“Stranger Things” Theme Song Remix) by C418

Film A Week Podcast Episode 48: “Lean On Me”

“Do whatever you have to to transform and transmogrify this school into a special place where the hearts and souls and minds of the young can rise.”

Eastside High School needs some cleaning up and Morgan Freeman is going to make sure it gets done hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi witness the 1989 biopic of “Crazy” Joe Clark, “Lean on Me.” Listen as the hosts discuss the terrific performance of Morgan Freeman, over-exaggeration of real life for the sake of entertainment and the generic nature of the film overall.

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Music Credits
“Hustle” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Film A Week Podcast Episode 47: “Dazed and Confused” (Criterion of the Month)

“That’s what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age.”

In our Criterion of the Month, host Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi discuss the Richard Linklater classic coming-of-age stoner tale “Dazed and Confused.” Listen as the two discuss the rise of Matthew McConaughey, the jerkassery of Ben Affleck, the transitions we took in our school days and how it acts in tandem with “American Graffiti.”

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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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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

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