Le Samouraï

March 5, 2020
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How influential has this film been over the years? Where does this film fit into the French crime films? Does anyone wear a trenchcoat and fedora like Alain Delon? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!

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2020-02-29 • Saturday Matinée

March 2, 2020
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Spielberg is stepping down as Indy director. Wait… there’s a Snake Eyes movie? Deepfakes and BTtF. The Director’s Cut nightmare. Dear Evan Hansen?

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Rififi

February 26, 2020
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How did Jules Dassin use this film to help break the blacklist? Are the criminal protagonists here easy to like? How do they so effectively amp up the tension in the robbery? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!

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2020-02-22 • Saturday Matinée

February 24, 2020
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Amazing Stories is back. Trump misunderstands the Oscars, longs for a resurgence of Gone with the Wi…whatever. Shantaram halts production because they don’t know how to write it. Police Academy redux? Joaquin Phoenix prison breaks a cow.

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Le Trou

February 20, 2020
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How does a docu-style approach work in telling this prison break story? What do the sound, editing and camerawork do to amplify the tension? How well do our new actors do in creating these characters? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!

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Life of the Party

February 13, 2020
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Where does this land in the Ben Falcone/Melissa McCarthy lineup of films they’ve made together? Should this be more than just a guilty pleasure? Is it okay to rank this higher than obviously better films like “Autumn Sonata”? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!

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2020-02-08 • Saturday Matinée

February 10, 2020
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Kirk Douglas passes. Dune logo reveal. Is it a movie or a game?. Harry Potter makes Clue better… weirdly.

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Hudson Hawk

February 6, 2020
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Is this rightly regarded as a guilty pleasure? Should Bruce Willis be allowed to write more scripts? Is the silly comedy just too much for the general public? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!

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The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

January 30, 2020
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How does Dolly Parton do in her second film? Are there sparks with her and Burt Reynolds? Does a musical about a whorehouse work? Tune in to this week’s shows to get these answers and more.

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The Gentlemen

January 28, 2020
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Here’s something you may not have expected to open up 2020: a Guy Ritchie Film about organized crime released in part by Miramax. Maybe around the turn of the Century sure, but we’ve got a fresh take on Guy Ritchie gold that came out in theaters this week with The Gentlemen. Let’s let the lion eat on the decade’s first episode of The Film Board.

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