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Episode #18 — The Aviator

The Aviator podcast review

Austin and Eric are looking to the skies at they watch Katharine Hepburn and Howard Hughes fly together in The Aviator. This is the first time Cate Blanchett won the Oscar and she did so by playing one of the most famous actresses in Hollywood history. They talk about how essential this performance is to this movie and what it looks like when Hepburn breaks her persona.

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Episode #17 — The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Fellowship of the Ring podcast review

Austin and Eric are back to discuss a film they’ve both seen a million times. So it was only right to bring in someone who has seen it even more than them: Sarah Staudt from The Immortals! Together they look at Cate Blanchett who plays Galadriel for only a few minutes but is one of the few who steal the show. They look at how she embraced Tolkien’s writing and showed a level of regal authority that is much different than Elizabeth.

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Episode #16 — Elizabeth

Elizabeth podcast review

Austin and Eric are traveling back to England just before its Golden Age as they view the rise of Elizabeth I. Their new Five is to delve into the work of Cate Blanchett and there’s no better place to start than her break-out film as the Virgin Queen. They discuss the politically confusing plotline, the absurd amount of great actors that Blanchett upstages and the fact that Netflix really should have subtitles for those French scenes. Get excited!

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Episode #38 — RoboCop / Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness / Pine Nut / Cannonball / The Path / Merlin

RoboCop podcast review

The Immortals are back and this time they’re in Detroit. There are a lot of criminals with big guns, but luckily RoboCop is on our side. That means we’re safe to talk about The Smashing Pumpkins, pine nuts, a pop song, a Spanish coming-of-age novel and a light BBC Arthurian show. But maybe we need RoboCop to save us from the scary reveal of Pedro’s hobby…

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Episode #15 — Ran

Ran podcast review

Austin and Eric are here to discuss the final film in their Akira Kurosawa Five, Ran. This is the epic retelling of William Shakespeare’s King Lear set as a samurai war film. When a warlord divides his land among his three sons, chaos spreads as betrayal and regret lead to bloodshed. What does a Kurosawa film look like after decades after High and Low and how has he changed as a filmmaker at the end of his career. Find out!

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Episode #14 — High and Low

High and Low podcast review

Austin and Eric return to figure out exactly who kidnapped this child. They look into the film High and Low. Akira Kurosawa adapted this from an American crime novel called King’s Ransom by Ed McBain. They delve into the intricate details of how they solve the case as well as examining the complexity of the villain. Also Toshiro Mifune doesn’t scream this movie!

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Episode #13 — Seven Samurai

Seven Samurai podcast review

Austin and Eric are joined by Pedro Aubry from The Immortals podcast to discuss–POSSIBLY–one of the greatest films of all time. This is the heroic tale of seven samurai who are willing to risk their lives to save a small village from being robbed by bandits. This is a story that was remade so many times, but how do those compare to the Kurosawa original?

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Episode #35 — Big / Music for the Jilted Generation / Chimichurri / French Disko / We Couldn’t Leave Dinah / Being Human (U.K.)

Big podcast review

The Immortals are back and they just wish to be big. In a complete coincidence, they’re reviewing the Tom Hanks comedy Big this week! Also Leigh delves back into EDM, Sarah finds an excuse to buy empanadas, Pedro talks about departing bubbles, Adam admires a Pony Club and Austin talks about paranormal roommates. All this and more tangents about numbers and facts!

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Episode #12 — Ikiru

Ikiru podcast review

Austin and Eric are back to think about what it means to live. This week they’re looking at another one of Akira Kurosawa’s beloved films, Ikiru, which is about a sad pencil-pusher who discovers he only has a few months left to live. The guys talk about why this film is so different for Kurosawa and how emotional this movie is to everyone who watches it.

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Episode #10 — The Apartment

The Apartment podcast review

Austin and Eric are at the final film of Billy Wilder and it seems like it’s all gone by too fast. It’s best to end on a good note as The Apartment is one of the hosts’ favorite Wilder film. It’s the tragic and comedic tale of one man who keeps lending out his apartment so his bosses can have affairs. The guys discuss how well Wilder was able to capture the richness of these characters and the sad world they live in.

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