Film Yak

Film Yak is a weekly podcast featuring in-depth movie discussions. Each week one of our cohosts cho ... more

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February 03, 2018 01:31:12
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Episode 22 - Amadeus

This week we discuss the 8-time Academy Award winning film, *Amadeus* as well as the recent Academy Award nominations. Plus we get into other stuff we watched including *Hostiles* and *Highlander*. There can be only one...episode in which we discuss Christopher Lambert's accent at length. Thanks for listening. Enjoy! 0:00 - Intro 4:27 - Academy Award Nominations/Trailer fatigue 23:09 - What We Watched: *Highlander*, *Raising Arizona*, *Titicut Follies*, *Hostiles*, *The Sweet Smell of Success*, *American Pop*, *American Gods*, *Waco* 1:07:29 - Deep Dive: *Amadeus* (1984) dir. Milos Forman 1:23:41 - Feedback: What is your favorite scary movie? 1:27:51 - Outro/Next Episode Comments, questions: [email protected] ...

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January 23, 2018 02:06:44
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Episode 21: Possession/The Double

This week we take the plunge twice for a doppelganger double feature and talk *Possession* and *The Double*. We also dig in and battle over the divisive *Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets* plus lots of other stuff we watched including *Phantom Thread*, *The Post*, and *Call Me By Your Name*. Thanks for listening! 0:00 - Intro 2:44 - What We Watched: *Sugarland Express*, *David Bowie The Last Five Years*, *The Vault*, *The Naked Island*, *Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets*, *Come and See*, *(The) Phantom Thread*, *The Devil*, *The Third Part of the Night*, *Synth Britannia*, *El Topo*, *The Holy Mountain*, *The Post*, *Fury*, *Call Me By Your Name*, *Band of Brothers* 1:31:11 - Deep Dive #1: *Possession* (1981) dir. Andrzej Zulawski 1:47:26 - Deep Dive #2: *The Double* (2013) dir. Richard Ayoade 2:03:22 - Outro/Next Episode Comments, questions: [email protected] ...

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January 12, 2018 01:56:46
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Episode 20 - The Dirties

On our 20th episode we discuss Matt Johnson's *The Dirties* and *Operation Avalanche*. We also talk the Golden Globes ceremony and winners and other stuff we watched. Plus we answer your feedback! Thanks for listening. 0:00 - Intro/Golden Globes 12:16 - What We Watched: *David Bowie The Last Five Years*, *Die Hard*, *Molly's Game*, *12 Angry Men*, *Only God Forgives*, *Dead Presidents*, *Room 666*, *Platoon*, *Operation Avalanche* 1:22:35 - Deep Dive: *The Dirties* (2013) dir. Matt Johnson 1:42:02 - Feedback: Will the DCU ever be good? 1:52:28 - Outro/Next Episode Comments, questions: [email protected] ...

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January 04, 2018 01:16:34
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Episode 19 - Bernie

For our first episode of the new year, we gather to discuss Kevin's pick, Richard Linklater's *Bernie* starring Jack Black. We also talk Magic: The Gathering, *Frasier* and other stuff we watched plus the glorious return of Trivia. Thanks for listening. Enjoy! 0:00 - Intro/Magic the Gathering 8:21 - What We Watched: *The Hit*, *Breadcrumb Trail*, *As Good As It Gets*, *Terms of Endearment*, *Broadcast News*, *Rashomon*, *Private Parts*, *My Son My Son What Have Ye Done?* 34:33 - Deep Dive: *Bernie* (2011) dir. Richard Linklater 55:03 - Movie Trivia 1:10:25 - Outro/Next Episode Comments, questions: [email protected] ...

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December 29, 2017 02:21:31
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Episode 18 - Escape from New York/End of the Year Special

It's our special end-of-the-year special! We're talking Jonathan's pick, John Carpenter's _Escape from New York_ as well as our best and worst films of the year. Plus we answer your feedback and talk other stuff we watched. Thanks for listening. Enjoy! 0:00 - Intro 9:08 - What We Watched: _Spring Breakers_ , _Highway Patrolman_ , _Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets_ , _The Nightmare Before Christmas_ , _The Sound and the Fury_ , _The Shape of Water_ , _Downsizing_ , _A Ghost Story_ , _Silence_ , _The Killing of a Sacred Deer_ , _Black Christmas_ , _Christmas Vacation_ , _Nostalghia_ , _The Gospel According to St. Matthew_ , _All the Money in the World_ , ___Constantine_ __, _The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant_ , _Burden of Dreams_ , _Twisted_ , _Good Time_ , _Breadcrumb Trail_. 1:18:05 - Deep Dive: _Escape from New York_ (1981) dir. John Carpenter 1:42:45 - Best and Worst of the Year 2:06:54 - Feedback: First theatrical experience/Christmas movies 2:12:55 - Outro/Next Episode Comments, questions: [email protected] ...

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December 19, 2017 02:14:45
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Episode 17 - Star Wars: The Last Jedi/Bug

We return after a week off with a special double deep dive episode in which we talk William Friedkin's psychological horror, _Bug_ as well as the new-to-theaters blockbuster, _Star Wars The Last Jedi_. Plus we talk other stuff we watched including _Star Wars The Force Awakens_. Enjoy and thanks for listening! 0:00 - Intro 3:14 - What We Watched: _Inglorious Basterds_ , _The Wolf of Wall Street_ , _The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo_ , _Gone Girl_ , _Star Wars The Force Awakens_ , _Eraserhead_ , _The Elephant Man_ , _Titanic_ , _The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)_ , _Brick_ , _The Hunted_ , _First Blood_ , _A Scanner Darkly_ , _Tangerine_ , _Altered States_ , _Mad Max Fury Road_ , _The Limits of Control_ 1:13:19 - Deep Dive #1: _Bug_ (2006) dir. William Friedkin 1:26:16 - Deep Dive #2: _Star Wars The Last Jedi_ (2017) dir. Rian Johnson 2:11:44 - Outro/Next Episode Comments, questions: [email protected] ...

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