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Jodie Foster Wrap-Up

Jodie Foster podcast

There haven’t been a lot of actors covered in Let’s Take Five but after these five weeks, Jodie Foster is a reminder that the guys should do this more often. It’s not that these were the five best films in the world (they weren’t). Yet every time Jodie Foster brings a level of excellence that always surprised them. Listen as the guys look back at the films they watched, the films they didn’t watch and who is up next.

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Episode #60 — Contact

Contact podcast review

Listening and waiting is the game for Jodie Foster in Contact. If you too have been listening and waiting for this review, you shall wait no longer. The guys break down the Carl Sagan adaptation with an examination of its science vs. religion themes, projections of hope and surprise and a rant against the worst performance in any of the 60 films they’ve covered. Travel with us. Push the button.

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Episode #59 — Maverick

Maverick podcast review

If Eric gets to be nostalgic for Batman, Austin gets to be nostalgic for…Maverick? Yes, the guys devote a half hour devoted to the Richard Donner western comedy starring Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster. It’s a silly world where actors get a lot to play with, but Eric seems to suggest that there are also flaws in the movie. That may be true, but he’s not writing the paragraph. It’s definitely a great showcase for Jodie Foster to show her comedic timing.

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Episode #58 — The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs podcast review

Prepare a nice Chianti for we have a great show this week. Award winning mystery author, Dana Cameron, joins the guys to discuss one of the most beloved films of the genre. Jodie Foster won her second Oscar for playing Clarice Sterling in The Silence of the Lambs. She is the FBI cadet who is sent in to learn from the psychopath Hannibal Lecter to track down a killer. The three of them break down what makes Clarice such a remarkable protagonist, if every step of the story fits together and how the film embraced gender roles.

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Episode #57 — The Accused

The Accused podcast review

Films about rape remain some of the most traumatic stories in the medium. In 1988, The Accused got a lot of attention for Jodie Foster’s incredible performance and its approach to legally prosecute rapists. Austin and Eric discuss the impressive way that Foster formed her character, how the film remains very relevant and the ways it doesn’t. More than usual, you can take these two straight white guy’s perspective with a grain of salt, but we would love to continue the conversation.

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Episode #56 — Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver podcast review

In 56 episodes, this is our first time judging such a young performance. Jodie Foster astounded audiences in Taxi Driver not only because of the difficulty of playing a 12-year-old prostitute but how easily she was able to go up against method acting Robert DeNiro. There’s a confidence and a complexity to this small role that is a perfect lead-in to the rest of her career.

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