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Episode 21: ‘American History X’ with guest Steven Benedict

Episode 21: ‘American History X’ with guest Steven Benedict

August 3, 2021

American History X is a 1998 American crime drama film directed by Tony Kaye and written by David McKenna. The film stars Edward Norton and Edward Furlong as two brothers from Los Angeles who are involved in the white power skinhead and neo-Nazi movements.

Our guest to discuss this film is Steven Benedict, a well-known film critic, writer, producer, and director of films and documentaries. 

Episode 20: ‘Last Tango in Paris’ with guest Steven Benedict

Episode 20: ‘Last Tango in Paris’ with guest Steven Benedict

May 17, 2021

Last Tango in Paris is a 1972 erotic drama film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, which portrays a recently widowed American who begins an anonymous sexual relationship with a young Parisian woman. It stars Marlon BrandoMaria Schneider, and Jean-Pierre Léaud

Our guest to discuss this film is Steven Benedict, a well-known film critic, writer, producer, and director of films and documentaries. 

Episode 19: ‘Casino’ & ‘Leaving Las Vegas’ with guest Steven Benedict

Episode 19: ‘Casino’ & ‘Leaving Las Vegas’ with guest Steven Benedict

April 19, 2021

Casino is a 1995 American epic crime film directed by Martin Scorsese, produced by Barbara De Fina and distributed by Universal Pictures

Leaving Las Vegas is a 1995 American drama film written and directed by Mike Figgis, and based on the semi-autobiographical 1990 novel of the same name by John O'Brien

Our guest to discuss this film is Steven Benedict, a well-known film critic, writer, producer, and director of films and documentaries. 

Episode 18: ‘The Wrestler’ with guest Steven Benedict

Episode 18: ‘The Wrestler’ with guest Steven Benedict

March 1, 2021

The Wrestler is a 2008 American sports drama film directed by Darren Aronofsky and written by Robert Siegel. The film stars Mickey RourkeMarisa Tomei, and Evan Rachel Wood.

Our guest to discuss this film is Steven Benedict, a well-known film critic, writer, producer, and director of films and documentaries. 

Episode 17: ‘Favorite Boxing Films’ with guest Rosie Perez

Episode 17: ‘Favorite Boxing Films’ with guest Rosie Perez

February 8, 2021

Rosie Perez is an American actress, choreographer and community activist. Her film breakthrough performance was her portrayal of Tina in Spike Lee'Do the Right Thing (1989), which she followed with White Men Can't Jump (1992).

Among many honors, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Fearless (1993) as well as three Emmy Awards for her work as a choreographer on In Living Color (1990–1994). '

Episode 16: The ‘Rocky’ Sequels with guest Daniel Loria

Episode 16: The ‘Rocky’ Sequels with guest Daniel Loria

January 25, 2021

Rocky is a series of American boxing drama films. The first film, Rocky (1976), and its five sequels centered on the boxing career of the eponymous fictional character, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone).

Our guest to discuss this film is Daniel Loria, he is the editorial director of Boxoffice, a trade publication that has covered the motion picture industry since 1920, and the co-host of The Boxoffice Podcast.

Episode 15: ‘On the Waterfront’ with guest Steven Benedict

Episode 15: ‘On the Waterfront’ with guest Steven Benedict

January 15, 2021

On the Waterfront is a 1954 American crime drama film, directed by Elia Kazan and written by Budd Schulberg. It stars Marlon Brando and features Karl MaldenLee J. CobbRod SteigerPat Henning, and Eva Marie Saint in her film debut. The musical score was composed by Leonard Bernstein.

Our guest to discuss this film is Steven Benedict, a well-known film critic, writer, producer, and director of films and documentaries.

Episode 14: ‘Tokyo Olympiad’ with guest Steven Benedict

Episode 14: ‘Tokyo Olympiad’ with guest Steven Benedict

January 5, 2021

Tokyo Olympiad is a 1965 Japanese documentary film directed by Kon Ichikawa which documents the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The film is was considered a cinematographic milestone in documentary filmmaking. 

Our guest to discuss this film is Steven Benedict, a well-known film critic, writer, producer, and director of films and documentaries.

Episode 13: ‘Fallen Champ’ with guest Dave Zirin

Episode 13: ‘Fallen Champ’ with guest Dave Zirin

December 21, 2020

Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson is a 1993 American made-for-television documentary film that is directed by Barbara Kopple and aired on the NBC television network on February 12, 1993.

 

Our guest to discuss this film is American political sportswriter Dave Zirin. He is the author of ten books on the politics of sports, most recently, Jim Brown: Last Man Standing. 

Episode 12: ‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford’ with guest Steven Benedict

Episode 12: ‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford’ with guest Steven Benedict

December 21, 2020

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is a 2007 film written and directed by Andrew Dominik. Adapted from Ron Hansen's 1983 novel of the same name, the film dramatizes the relationship between Jesse James (Brad Pitt) and Robert Ford (Casey Affleck), focusing on the events that lead up to the titular killing. 

Our guest to discuss this film is Steven Benedict, a well-known film critic, writer, producer, and director of films and documentaries.

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