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Episode #42 — Paths of Glory

Paths of Glory podcast review

It may not make sense, but Austin and Eric are here to review Paths of Glory. The second film in their Stanley Kubrick Five is very different from last week’s noir caper as leadership is questioned in the heat of war. It’s senseless, cruel and also beautifully made.

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Episode #8 — Ace in the Hole

Ace in the Hole podcast review

Austin and Eric disagree for the first time on the show for Billy Wilder’s most cynical film. It’s the story of a corrupt journalist who lands in New Mexico where he blows up a small rescue story into a media circus. Is this movie a warning for today’s times or is it just unredeemable behavior on display? Regardless, it’s important to talk about when looking at Billy Wilder’s canon.

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Episode #17 — The Bad and the Beautiful / Machine Head / Pantelleria Caper / Tin Soldier / Borka / Quincy, M.E.

The Bad and the Beautiful podcast review

The Immortals return for what’s definitely their worst episode as decided by Austin and not any of the other Immortals. That’s almost entirely because he messes up his verb tenses as they discuss The Bad and the Beautiful, which delves into Hollywood ambition, the redemption of Deep Purple, something that’s not dog food, a song that isn’t “Smoke on the Water”, a featherless goose and a medical examiner who sometimes examines medicine. They also learn what a whore’s dinner and how Pedro has a fragile brain.

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