32: The Naked Spur (1953, Anthony Mann)

July 2nd, 2018

This week's movie was picked for us by an old friend from the video store days, Nik Pollutra. Nik's a hard-core fan of classics, especially Westerns, and we're thrilled that he was able to join us for a discussion of Anthony Mann's THE NAKED SPUR. "Spur" was one of Mann's many collaborations with James Stewart, and is one of the best examples of the darker, psychological westerns of the 1950's.

You can find Nik's Letterboxd account here.

You can follow C.J. on Twitter @settingtheframe and find his Letterboxd account here.

You can follow Cesar on Twitter @juniorbeho, find his Letterboxd account here, and check out his reviews at Film Smash.

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31: Spies Like Us (1985, John Landis)

June 25th, 2018

For this episode, we're returning to the midpoint of the 1980's for some Cold War hijinks from Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd in SPIES LIKE US.

You can read more about George Lucas' fight to rename the "Star Wars" missle defense in this 1985 Washington Post article.

You can follow Cesar on Twitter @juniorbeho.

You can follow C.J. on Twitter @settingtheframe.

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30: Jurassic Park (1993, Steven Spielberg)

June 11th, 2018

"An Adventure 65 Million Years In The Making." That was the tag line when JURASSIC PARK was released in theaters exactly 25 years ago today. And what better time for us to tackle our first full episode on a Steven Spielberg movie?

Follow Cesar on Twitter @juniorbeho.

Follow C.J. on Twitter @settingtheframe.

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29: Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018, Ron Howard)

June 4th, 2018

For Episode 29, we once again took to our favorite local moviehouse or cineplex to watch the most recent blockbuster; this time sitting down to view the latest offering from Disney and Lucasfilm. Many questions surrounded the troubled production of SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY, but we try to "stay on target," focusing on the final onscreen version of the film.

Follow Cesar on Twitter @juniorbeho.

Follow C.J. on Twitter @settingtheframe.

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28: Our Little Sister (2015, Hirokazu Koreeda)

May 30th, 2018

It's a happy coincidence that we chose OUR LITTLE SISTER (aka UMIMACHI DIARY) for our latest episode because Hirokazu Koreeda, the film's director, was awarded the Palme d'Or for his most recent work at the Festival de Cannes only a few days before we recorded.

You can read Cesar's Film Smash review of the film here.

You can follow Cesar on Twitter @juniorbeho.

You can follow C.J. on Twitter @settingtheframe.

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27: Avengers Infinity War (2018, Anthony Russo, Joe Russo)

May 7th, 2018

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been building towards this cosmic conflict since 2012's THE AVENGERS, but does INFINITY WAR live up to the hype? We discuss our reactions to the latest box office juggernaut in Episode 27.

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26: October Sky (1999, Joe Johnston)

April 30th, 2018

Based on the autobiographical best-seller from Homer Hickam, OCTOBER SKY is the story of four kids from a West Virginia mining town who are inspired during the early days of the space race to pursue rocketry.

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25: Movies That Shaped Us

April 16th, 2018

For our twenty-fifth episode, we decided to each pick 25 movies that we've had meaningful experiences with, in one way or another. These are not favorites, specifically, and we think you'll be surprised by some of the choices as a result.

As you might expect, discussing fifty movies, even briefly, takes time. Clocking in at three hours and five minutes, this is our longest episode yet!

Let us know what you think on Twitter: @settingtheframe for CJ, and @juniorbeho for Cesar.

You can also check out Cesar's work over at Film Smash.

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24: Marathon Man (1976, John Schlesinger)

March 20th, 2018

Episode 24 delves into the dark and twisty intrigue of John Schlesinger's MARATHON MAN. "Is it safe?" You'll have to listen to find out.

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23: Only Angels Have Wings (1939, Howard Hawks)

March 13th, 2018

The number three box office hit of 1939, Howard Hawks' ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS, is the focus of episode 23. This comedy-drama about pilots flying mail through treacherous conditions over the Andes Mountains, while navigating the effects of such a dangerous lifestyle, was a great first-time watch for both CJ and Cesar.

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