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Posts Tagged ‘Great Car Chases’

Drive

Ryan Gosling plays such a mysterious, quiet character in Nicolas Winding Refn’s 2011 film, “Drive,” that he’s never even given a name — he’s simply credited as Driver. The film has shades of noir and of 80s crime films, creating a dreamy neon quality interrupted by horribly violent outbursts that wake you up. It’s a…

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Ronin

One of John Frankenheimer’s best films came late in his career — 1998’s Ronin. A seemingly simple story about a group of mercenaries who take a job trying to get a mysterious case is twisted around with double-crosses and plot twists, and becomes a perfect example of Hitchcock’s MacGuffin. Join us — Pete Wright and…

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The French Connection

It’s our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY, everyone! That’s right, we’ve been doing the “Movies We Like” podcast for one year now, and what better way to celebrate than with the next in our Great Car Chase series—William Friedkin’s 1971 Best Picture Oscar-winner, “The French Connection.” Join us—Pete Wright and Andy Nelson—as we celebrate one of our…

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Bullitt

Steve McQueen was one of the coolest actors out there. He brought amazing performances to the screen time and time again. The Magnificent Seven.  Papillon. The Thomas Crowne Affair. The Great Escape. The Getaway. The Sand Pebbles. The list goes on. In 1968, he played Frank Bullitt in Peter Yates’ film Bullitt, and brought incredible…

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The Bourne Legacy

We always knew there were other operatives out there, and when the producers couldn’t get Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass to return to do another Jason Bourne movie, they did the right thing by bringing in the man who’s been with the series from the start—Tony Gilroy—to not only write but also direct this latest…

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The Bourne Ultimatum

Frightening words coming from a CIA agent more intent on keeping his team’s illegal program under wraps than in saving American lives. And that’s the man intent on preventing Jason Bourne from learning about his past, because that man, Noah Vosen—played wonderfully by the ever-brilliant David Strathairn—knows it will lead to his own downfall. It’s…

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The Bourne Supremacy

Jason Bourne’s back, still trying to figure out his past as a government assassin while struggling to stay ahead of both the good and bad guys as they attempt to take him out. This week, we’re covering the 2004 film, “The Bourne Supremacy”, the second in the Bourne franchise. Paul Greengrass took over as director…

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The Bourne Identity

This week, movie lovers, we begin our series on the Bourne movies, starting here with Doug Liman’s 2002 film, The Bourne Identity. Born from Robert Ludlum’s classic spy thriller, this movie came out a time when the spy film genre was feeling a little… overstuffed. This film, as well as the two that followed it,…

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