Cinecast Episode 487 – A Fistful of Film (Best of 2017 So Far…)

Kinda weird that with various movies in circulation starring Naomi Watts and Rachel Wiesz and John Lithgow… not to mention a Pixar film, that Andrew and Kurt stayed away from el teatro this weekend and opted for some air conditioning and home screenings. Kurt binge watched the entire season one of Fargo and much prodding by Andrew; so there’s plenty of discussion to be had there – discussion of biblical proportions actually. Andrew went back to early Leone and Michael Bay and some Sundancey schlock. But it’s the end of June so it’s time to look back and try to find any evolving trends on the year as well as count down our top five films of the year so far. This one is a bumpier ride, but hang on to the reins and you’re come out of it just fine.

As always, please join the conversation by leaving your own thoughts in the comment section below and again, thanks for listening!

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TIME TRACKS:

Opening: 0:00 – 4:05
Watch List: 4:07 – 23:32
Fargo (s1): 23:35 – 1:03:41
Top Five: 1:03:42 – 1:49:42
Guillermo del Toto Exhibit: 1:49:43 – 1:54:54
Outro/Next Week: 1:54:56 – 2:01:58
Closing Music: 1:58:46 – 2:02:47

 

THE WATCH LIST:

ANDREW
Bad Boys II
A Fistful of Dollars
Table 19

KURT
– “Fargo” (s1)

 

TOP FIVE OF 2017 (so far):

ANDREW
5. Personal Shopper
4. The Sense of an Ending
3. LA 92
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KURT
5. Alien: Covenant
4. Your Name
3. Bad Batch
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OTHER THINGS:

Stolen from Police Story
Andrew ranks Michael Bay

 

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Gerry
Guest

No love for Get Out, my highlight of a weak year thus far?

Please give lots of spoiler warnings for discussions of Fargo season 3 as we’re only on episode 4 in the UK. After a slow opening episode I’m enjoying it a lot. Ewen McGregor is the standout and I’ ve never seen Mary Elizabeth Winstead so magnetic as she is here.

And welcome back High and Low Brow.

Craig
Guest

Ewan McGregor isn’t a standout, anytime he does a character that has an accent it’s so brutal….and there’s two of them!

He’s literally one of the last people you should be casting.

Gerry
Guest

SPOILER ALERT FOR FARGO SEASON THREE SPOILER ALERT FOR FARGO SEASON THREE SPOILER ALERT FOR FARGO SEASON THREE SPOILER ALERT FOR FARGO SEASON THREE
I disagree Craig. I find McGregor absolutely convincing. He enables me to suspend my disbelief with ridiculous ease throughout the series.
For example, in the scene where the two brothers settle their differences and make up I was a bit gutted when Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s character left her ‘present’ and ruined things, even though I knew that was the purpose of her visit.

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