Film Lovers Podcast
By Film Lovers Podcast
Film Lovers PodcastDec 22, 2019
We Love Guilty Pleasures
The Film Lovers are back just in time for Christmas with a listing of some of their favorite "guilty pleasures" (17:40). Subjectivity reigns supreme! Before that we discuss a young up-and-coming actor in Hollywood (8:49), and wrap things up discussing what we love in cinema (54:00). We hope you'll "jingle all the way" to the end of the episode, and tweet us some of your favorite guilty pleasures @filmloverspod.
We Love "Black Mirror: Bandersnatch"
[This Episode Contains Spoilers] The Film Lovers are back after an accidental hibernation with a deep dive into Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (23:50). Remember that amazing Netflix experiment from late 2018? Full disclosure: this episode isn't a flashback, it was actually recorded in January of 2019. Our editing intern just finished it, and we promptly fired them. But don't be mad. Be loving. Because we're film lovers! If that's not enough there's an exciting discussion on "mediums" (5:38), and at the end of the show, the Lovers all realize that they love (49:29) the Fyre Festival documentaries (another retro phenomena). Tweet us your recollections of these classic topics @filmloverspod.
We Love "Avengers: Endgame"
[This Episode Contains Spoilers] Join the Film Lovers as they do “whatever it takes” to discuss the final installment of an epic 22 film cinematic journey — Avengers: Endgame (15:22). Before that they do a deep conspiratorial dive into the ambiguous new trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (3:25), and speculate on the secret rivalry between RJ and JJ. It’s an episode for the ages! Looking to chime in? Tweet us at @filmloverspod with your insights.
Show Notes: Read the interview with Avengers: Endgame writers, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
We Love "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs"
[This Episode Contains Spoilers] Join the Film Lovers as they head out west on an existential expedition in search of "Netflix gold" and review the Coen Brothers' latest film "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" (19:35). Before that they throw Netflix CEO Reed Hastings under the bus and discuss his alleged disdain for the traditional Hollywood system (6:55). If you love Joel and Ethan Coen, you'll definitely be "in your element" for this one. We'd love to hear your thoughts on Buster Scruggs as well, please tweet us @filmloverspod with your views on the movie!
Our Top Ten Movies of 2018
This week the Film Lovers look back on 2018, and share their top ten favorite movies of of 2018 (13:27). Before that, Casey sneaks in his top five favorite documentaries via a declarative discussion topic (3:50), and Russ endlessly mentions articles you can read which are linked to below! As usual the guys had a lot of fun crafting their lists and want to hear yours, so please share your top ten lists with them on Twitter.
Film Lovers Flashback, Vol. 2 – Donnie Darko
Join the Film Lovers as they jump into a portal and travel back in time to 2001 in order to watch and discuss Richard Kelly's accidental masterpiece "Donnie Darko." This episode draws out deep feelings as the lovers explore both fear and love (the deepest of human emotions). This second volume of the "Film Lovers Flashback" is so intense, some moms of the PTA may just want to have it banned from school.
Our Top Movies of 2018 (So Far)
The Film Lovers are back this week, and they're reflecting on the year thus far and ranking their top five movies of 2018 (20:55). Before that they discuss Pixar's Incredibles II (10:55); and finish off the episode sharing some love and emotion with one another about film (1:08:30).
We Love "Hereditary" & "Upgrade"
[This Episode Contains Spoilers] Once again, Casey is gone, so David and Russ decide to embrace their duality and discuss two movies at once – A24's "Hereditary" and Blumhouse Production's "Upgrade" (19:45). Before that they throw both studios into the cage for an exciting DiscussBattle™ and see which company is doing better (4:45); and, as always, they share some things they love, both of which are NOT movies (1:03:33).
Film Lovers Flashback, Vol. 1 – Raiders of the Lost Ark
This week the Film Lovers launch a brand new segment, “Film Lovers Flashback.” In this recurring podcast motif the Lovers will look back at classic movies from Hollywood’s past and discuss them with the same passion as they would a new release. For the debut episode they get things “rolling” with “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (17:10); before that they try to objectively discuss who the greatest American director is (7:55); and they close the show spreading mostly love about some recent movies (1:01:17).
We Love "Avengers: Infinity War"
[This Episode Contains Spoilers] This week the Film Lovers devote their entire episode to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and race against the clock to review "Avengers: Infinity War" (14:45). Before that they discuss the sad situation at DC Films (3:30); and wrap things up by sharing which MCU movie they love the most (52:15). They also manage to have a fierce debate over the merits of a certain glove's backstory. It's an argument that would make Dr. Strange, Tony Stark, and Star Lord proud!
We Love "Ready Player One"
This week the Film Lovers log in to the Oasis and mine through the pop culture mash-up that is "Ready Player One" (14:33). Before that, they manage to discuss the merits of both Tom Cruise and Jeff Goldblum (6:00); and, as always, they end the show by sharing their love for something cinematic (1:09:10). This episode is the perfect escape from reality!
Our Top Movie Moments
This week, the Film Lovers return from their unintentional hiatus, and they're full of energy! So much so that they accidentally review "A Wrinkle in Time" for 15 minutes (6:51); they discuss the merits of and the methodology for using Metacritic (20:25); and then they invest a bulk of the episode sharing their Top Three Movie Moments (feat. Honorable Mentions) (26:32). As always they wrap things up by gushing about something they love (1:18:30). It's their tenth (and best) episode, and they promise to never wait this long between episodes.
We Love "Black Panther"
This week the Film Lovers travel to Wakanda and dive deep into the vibranium mines as they dig through the cinematic marvel that is “Black Panther” (18:16). Before that, thanks to MoviePass, Russ overhauls his Top Ten list of 2017 (5:25); the Lovers discuss the eternal commercialization of movie theaters (7:50); and there’s a lot of love to be had for Taika Waititi (1:13:00). It’s an episode fit for a king (or queen).
Our Top Ten Movies of 2017
This week the Film Lovers reflect on 2017, and share their lists for the Top Ten Movies of 2017 (19:10). They feel pride, shame, inadequacy, self-doubt, and above all things, love. Before all that, they "discuss" a very esoteric comparison of two decades (4:20), they pick their front runners for the Oscar for Best Picture (15:10), and end the show sharing something they love (1:13:35).
We Love "Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi"
This week the Film Lovers venture off to a galaxy far far away to discuss their love (and some of their hate) for the latest installment of the Star Wars franchise, "The Last Jedi." It's back-to-back Star Wars for the entire episode, so set your blasters to stun and get ready for a debate that would put the Galactic Senate to shame.
Our Top Ten Movies of All Time
It's the debut episode of Film Lovers Podcast! Get to know your co-hosts as they discuss their favorite Coen Brothers movie (2:50); and share their Top Ten Movies of All Time (9:10).