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Episode #93 — Witness

Witness podcast review

Harrison Ford is known as a box office star, but it is only Witness where he was acknowledged by the Oscars. In this he plays John Book (seriously) a cop who decides to protect a young Amish boy after he is witness to a violent murder. It’s a quieter movie in terms of performances and a unique stillness. Did this genre shift work for the guys or did they want to get out of Amish country?

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Episode #111 — Ben-Hur / Nighthawks at the Diner / Arzua-Ulloa / Vincent / Blackadder

Ben-Hur podcast review

Get your swords and sandals for it’s Ben-Hur week for The Immortals! Austin, Sarah and Pedro (sans Leigh) follow Charlton Heston from boat to chariot as they review this four-hour Best Picture winner. They also review the Vincent van Gogh inspired song and the time-sprawling comedy Blackadder.

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Episode #92 — Raiders of the Lost Ark

Raiders of the Lost Ark podcast review

After Han Solo, Harrison Ford could have done whatever he wanted. In one of the rarest career moves, he managed to go from one iconic character to another one with Indiana Jones. Raiders of the Lost Ark rejuvenated Steven Spielberg’s career and showed another side of Ford’s talents as a gruff leading man who is more at ease in a collapsing cave than he is in front of the classroom.

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Episode #110 — Aileen Wuornos: The Life and Death of a Serial Killer / De-loused in the Comatorium / Montelimar Nougat / Dry Your Eyes / The Wrong Mans

Aileen Wuornos podcast review

It’s time for Sarah’s bonus review which gives us a double dosing of complicated women in documentaries. On one hand we have Aileen Wuornos, America’s first female serial killer, as the subject about how we treat capital punishment. And we have Grey Gardens, the cult favorite about two fascinating women living in a sad isolation. If that sounds like a lot, we also have weird prog rock, a terrible pop song and a sitcom of James Corden before he became a late night TV host. Also be sure to stay tuned until the end…

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Episode #109 — From Here to Eternity / Talking Book / Natto / Ain’t Got No; I Got Life / The Richard Pryor Show

From Here to Eternity podcast review

What episode are we on? 109? How many do we have to go? Eternity. That’s just like the movie we cover today From Here to Eternity, the Best Picture winner about the melodramatic lives of soldiers on the verge of Pearl Harbor. Also they listen to the amazing sounds of Stevie Wonder and Nina Simone. (Did Pedro watch the Nina Simone documentary?!?) Also they discuss the incredibly short lived and fascinating Richard Pryor Show. GET EXCITED!

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Episode #91 — Star Wars

Star Wars podcast review

Have you heard of the movie Star Wars? You have? Oh finally we didn’t pick an obscure film. The guys start off the Harrison Ford Five with one of the biggest breakout films of all time. It could have been an irritating character who would have kept questioning the plot to much. Or it could have been a boring character who talked about planets in a way that wasn’t cool. Instead Ford made Han Solo one of the most beloved characters in fiction. Why?

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Jean-Pierre Melville Wrap-Up

Jean-Pierre Melville podcast

Five films later and now Eric and Austin are walking around Chicago with trenchcoats and fedoras and unexpectedly…it looks cool. That is due 100,000% to the works of Jean-Pierre Melville. The guys look back at the films they discussed, why certain ones had more of a connection to each of them and then they announce their next daring Five. Get excited!

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Episode #90 — Le Cercle Rouge

Le Cercle Rouge podcast review

The guys watch their final film of their Jean-Pierre Melville Five where they see a return to what he does best. It’s a swirl of his previous films where criminals are going to team up to take part in a diamond heist while keeping away from the cops. It even stars Mr. Le Samourai himself, Alain Delon! But does Le Cercle Rouge suffer from being compared to the previous accomplishments?

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Episode #108 — Kind Hearts and Coronets / Imagine / Taro / You Keep Me Hanging On / The Rockford Files

Kind Hearts and Coronets podcast review

You know when someone is a legend of pop culture and to question them is almost to question all of music? Well The Immortals shit on John Lennon and his classic album Imagine. Before they do that, they review the dark comedy of murdering Alec Guinness in Kind Hearts and Coronets, then they have some bubble tea, learn nothing about The Supremes and kick back with The Rockford Files. Also that riddle is solved!

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Episode #107 — The Seventh Seal / Queen II / Tomme de Savoie / Maybe I’m Amazed / Only Fools and Horses

The Seventh Seal podcast review

The last time we saw Ingmar “Chuckles” Bergman, it was Cries and Whispers and Austin called it one of the most upsetting movies ever made. What does he think of The Seventh Seal which literally has Death following good people until he can take them away? (He loves it.) It’s also time for a fantasy battle of musical proportions with Queen, the sweet/cheesy sounds of Paul McCartney and somehow the most popular British sitcom of all time. GET EXCITED. Oh and there’s a weird puzzle to hold you over while we take a week off. Solve it!

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