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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September 25, 2017 02:31:20
Episode 5 - The Name of the Rose

Episode 5 - The Name of the Rose

This week, co-host Kevin assigned us to watch and review _The Name of the Rose, _the 1986 murder/mystery starring Sean Connery and Christian Slater as Franciscan monks. We also list our top 5 Harry Dean Stanton performances, talk lots about what we watched this past week, and respond to some feedback. Kevin's heart is broken at least three times. 0:00 – Intro/Banter/Isle of Dogs Trailer 4:00 – Top 5 Harry Dean Stanton Movies 15:50 – What We Watched: _mother!, Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream, Beauty and the Beast, Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, My Beautiful Laundrette, Night and Fog in Japan, Three Colors: Blue, White, and Red, Calvary, Samurai I, II, and III, The Sunset Limited, The Girl with All the Gifts, Death by Hanging, Monty Python’s Life of Brian, Cowboy Bebop, Repo Man_ 1:25:23 – Deep Dive _The Name of the Rose_ 2:07:53 – Star Rating Battle 2:12:01 Feedback 2:26:57 Outro/Next Episode Questions, comments: [email protected] ...

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September 18, 2017 02:08:15
Episode 4 - Under the Skin/The Hired Hand

Episode 4 - Under the Skin/The Hired Hand

On this week's episode we dive deeply into Jonathan Glazer's sci-fi stunner, _Under the Skin, _as well as Peter Fonda's cult western, _The Hired Hand_. We also discuss what we watched, including the recently released horror film _It _and answer some feedback questions. Enjoy! 0:00 - Intro 2:25 - What We Watched: _It_ , _Rosemary's Baby_ , _Holy Hell_ , _Jesus Camp_ , _Religulous_ , _Anatomy of a Deception_ , _Frances Ha_ , _The Place Beyond the Pines_ , ___Funny Games_ __, _Leningrad Cowboys Go America_ , _Killing Them Softly_ , _Rope of Sand_ , ___From Here to Eternity_ , _Hard to be a God_ 56:31 - Deep Dive _Under the Skin_ 1:21:55 - Deep Dive _The Hired Hand_ 1:45:04 - Star Rating Battle 1:46:24 - Feedback 2:05:12 - Outro/Next Episode Questions, comments: [email protected] ...

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September 11, 2017 01:46:51
Episode 3 - Cinema Paradiso

Episode 3 - Cinema Paradiso

Jordan, Jon, and Kevin do a deep dive into _Cinema Paradiso_ and discuss several films they watched over the past week. Plus Jordan gets taken to task about failing to watch his assigned movie from last week and a classic star rating battle between Kevin and Jon. 0:00 - Intro 1:25 - What we watched ( _Rififi_ , _The Swimmer_ , _The Dark Knight Trilogy_ , _Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me_ , _D2: The Mighty Ducks_ , _Ghost Dog_ , _Coffee and Cigarettes_ , _True Detective_ ) 1:00:15 - What we plan on watching 1:07:43 - Deep Dive Review of _Cinema Paradiso_ /Star Rating Battle (1:08:55) 1:40:47 - Star Ratings Reveal/Movie assignments for next week 1:43:57 - Next week on the show/Outro ...

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September 07, 2017 01:32:58
Episode 2 - The Battle of Algiers

Episode 2 - The Battle of Algiers

Jordan, Jon, and Kevin talk about what they watched recently, including Jon's rewatch of all four _Scream_ films. Plus Kevin and Jordan duke it out over the indie romcom _All the Real Girls,_ which was Kevin's homework from last week. Kevin picks The Battle of Algiers for this week's deep dive review. Jordan brings up the question of documentary-style vs. cinematic stylization. Trivia battle at the end. ...

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September 03, 2017 01:31:38
Episode 1 - The Comedy

Episode 1 - The Comedy

Hosts Jordan, Jon, and Kevin review movies they've watched recently, including Jon's hateful rewatch of _The Dark Knight_ , Kevin's woeful experience with _The Dark Tower,_ and Jordan's fascination with all things Jim Jarmusch. They also do an in-depth review discussing Rick Alverson's film, _The Comedy_ , including a segment "Battle of the Stars", where they try to guess each other's star ratings for the film, the winner getting to assign a film to watch. Trivia challenge at the end. ...

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