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Cinephile with Adnan Virk

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Cinephile: Passionate interest in film, film theory, and film criticism. It's a term that fits Adnan Virk perfectly. Join each week as he reviews the newest films, latest television, and chats with heavy hitters in the entertainment industry about their recent projects and successful careers. From engaging conversations to entertaining topics, Cinephile also offers historical perspective, recapping some of the most influential tv shows and films of our lifetime.

Cinephile: Passionate interest in film, film theory, and film criticism. It's a term that fits Adnan Virk perfectly. Join each week as he reviews the newest films, latest television, and chats with heavy hitters in the entertainment industry about their recent projects and successful careers. From engaging conversations to entertaining topics, Cinephile also offers historical perspective, recapping some of the most influential tv shows and films of our lifetime.

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Cinephile: Passionate interest in film, film theory, and film criticism. It's a term that fits Adnan Virk perfectly. Join each week as he reviews the newest films, latest television, and chats with heavy hitters in the entertainment industry about their recent projects and successful careers. From engaging conversations to entertaining topics, Cinephile also offers historical perspective, recapping some of the most influential tv shows and films of our lifetime.

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English


Episodes

Pieces of a Woman, 'Time' Documentary, Director Lance Oppenheim, Best Prison Movies

1/13/2021
"Pieces of a Woman" follows the story a heartbreaking home birth that leaves a woman grappling with the emotional fallout which isolates her from her family and causes a chasm of grief. On this week's Cinephile, Adnan reviews the acclaimed Netflix film which is already generating a ton of Oscar buzz. He also reviews the wonderful new documentary "Time," which follows a woman as she campaigns for the release of her husband who is serving a 60-year prison sentence for a robbery. Adnan also...

Duration:00:49:34

One Night In Miami, Small Axe: Mangrove & Lovers Rock, Best Movies Based on Plays

1/6/2021
"One Night In Miami" marks Regina King's directorial debut and the film tells the story of a fictional meeting between Cassius Clay, Jim Brown, Sam Cooke and Malcom X as they discuss the responsibility of being successful black men during the civil rights movement. The film is already garnering high praise among critics and is sure to be a contender at this year's Academy Awards. Adnan also reviews Steve McQueen's "Mangrove" and "Lovers Rock," which is a part of the director's "Small Axe...

Duration:00:34:16

Wonder Woman 1984, Pixar's Soul, The Godfather Coda, Director Robert Jury, Best Political Thrillers

12/30/2020
"Wonder Woman 1984" is the followup to the successful DC superhero movie starring Gal Gadot and much to the dismay of several prominent filmmakers, the movie premiered in select theaters as well as HBO Max over the weekend. Adnan reviews the film along with Pixar's "Soul" and Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone." He also speaks with director Robert Jury about his fantastic indie flick "Working Man!" Bob discusses what it was like shooting the film on a...

Duration:00:53:20

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Kingdom of Silence, Director George Gallo, Best Holiday Movies

12/23/2020
Adnan speaks with the writer and director of the new film "The Comeback Trail," George Gallo! George discusses what it was like to work with Robert De Niro again, the process of selling the script for "Midnight Run," and how he got started in Hollywood. It's a must-listen interview that you won't want to miss! Adnan also reviews Chadwick Boseman's final film "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" along with the Showtime documentary "Kingdom of Silence." Plus, the guys give their picks for the Mount...

Duration:01:05:57

Sound of Metal, Michael J. Fox Book, A Recipe for Seduction, Best Band Movies

12/16/2020
Adnan reviews what could be the best film of 2020, "Sound of Metal!" Riz Ahmed stars as a a heavy-metal drummer whose life is thrown into freefall when he begins to lose his hearing. Adnan also discusses the new Michael J. Fox book "No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality" and the 2009 documentary "For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism" Plus, Joe gives his review for a film that could give "Sound of Metal" some competition at the Oscars next year - "A...

Duration:00:55:15

Mank, Tara Miele - Wander Darkly, Best David Fincher Movies, Sexy Colonel Sanders

12/9/2020
Adnan interviews the director of the new film "Wander Darkly," Tara Miele! She's here to talk about how she came up with such an emotional story and what it was like to work with Sienna Miller and Diego Luna. Adnan also reviews David Fincher's new film "Mank" along with the Guy Ritchie film "The Gentlemen" and the Michael Shannon led drama "The Quarry." Plus, an update on the 2021 Oscars and Mario Lopez's greatest role yet - sexy Colonel Sanders. And in honor of "Mank" the guys give their...

Duration:00:46:38

Hillbilly Elegy, David McKenna - "Embattled," Best Kevin Costner Movies

12/2/2020
Adnan speaks writer David McKenna whose new film "Embattled" follows the son of a ruthlessly tough MMA champion. David shares what it was like writing the film and discusses his previous works "American History X" and "Blow." On this week's episode Adnan reviews the new Ron Howard film "Hillbilly Elergy," which has been widely panned by critics, and the guys give their picks for the Mt. Rushmore of Kevin Costner Movies! Where will Waterworld land on their list? Only one way to find out!...

Duration:00:56:33

Let Him Go, Meryl Streep Raps, Ben Lyons, Best Stephen King Adaptations

11/25/2020
Adnan is joined by friend-of-the-show, Ben Lyons, who's here to talk about the Oscar contenders he's most excited to watch this winter! Adnan also reviews the new Kevin Costner, Diane Lane thriller "Let Him Go." Plus, more and more movies are being pushed back to 2021, but it's okay because at least there is new audio of Meryl Streep rapping. For this week's Mt. Rushmore the guys give their picks for the best Stephen King Adaptations! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:51:11

Downhill, The Untouchables, The Last Out - Sami Khan and Michael Gassert

11/18/2020
After being condemned and chastised for his opinion that Todd Phillips' "Joker" is a bad, derivative film, Adnan is happy to announce that his analysis is valid because acclaimed director David Fincher is now on record saying that "Joker" is nothing more than a "Taxi Driver" ripoff! On this week's episode Adnan reviews the Will Ferrell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus led comedy "Downhill," along with the 1987 classic "The Untouchables." Adnan also sits down with Sami Khan and Michale Gassert, directors...

Duration:00:52:40

HBO's The Undoing, The Climb - Kyle Marvin & Mike Covino, Best Buddy Movies

11/11/2020
HBO's new miniseries "The Undoing" follows Nicole Kidman portraying a successful therapist in New York whose life begins to unravel on the eve of publishing her first book. This week Adnan reviews the acclaimed miniseries along with the 1968 classic horror film "Rosemary's Baby." Adnan also pays tribute to Canadian icon Alex Trebek, who passed away over the weekend at age 80. Cinephile is happy to welcome to the show Kyle Marvin and Mike Angelo Covino, stars, director and producers of the...

Duration:00:46:47

On The Rocks, Sean Connery Tribute, Irwin Winkler: Life in Movies, Best Father/Daughter Movies

11/4/2020
Bill Murray and Rashida Jones star in "On the Rocks", marking this the third time Murray has worked with writer/director Sophia Coppola. Adnan reviews "On the Rocks" along with Barry Sonnenfeld's 1991 film "Addams Family." He also takes a look at the career of Sean Connery after the actor's passing over the weekend. Cinephile is happy to welcome legendary Hollywood producer Irwin Winkler to the podcast! Mr. Winkler is here to talk about his great new book "Life in Movies: Stories from 50...

Duration:01:00:27

Borat 2, The Comey Rule, Quibi Shutting Down, Jeff Daniels Roles

10/28/2020
Adnan review's the new Amazon Prime movie "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm." Find out what he thinks of the sequel to the 2006 original, starring Sasha Baron Cohen! He also reviews Showtime's "The Comey Rule" and discusses the shutdown of Quibi after just six months of operation. And in honor of "The Comey Rule," Adnan and Joe give their picks for the best Jeff Daniels roles in this week's "Mount Rushmore!" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:32:24

150th Episode! The Trial of the Chicago 7, Robert De Niro, Best Directors of All Time

10/21/2020
It's the 150th episode of Cinephile and to celebrate we're playing one of Adnan's all time favorite interviews in the history of the show. That's right, Travis Bickle himself, Mr. Robert De Niro! Plus Adnan reviews Aaron Sorkin's new Netflix film "The Trial of the Chicago 7" along with the HBO documentary "Wild Card: The Downfall of a Radio Loudmouth." And for this very special episode, Adnan and Joe give their picks for the "Mt. Rushmore of Personal Favorite Directors!" Learn more about...

Duration:00:45:26

War With Grandpa, The Good Lord Bird, Tug Coker, Best Ethan Hawke Films

10/14/2020
Adnan reviews the new Robert De Niro led family film "The War With Grandpa" along with the new Ethan Hawke mini-series "The Good Lord Bird." He also speaks with actor Tug Coker to talk about season 2 of his CW show "Now We're Talking!" As always Scott Rogowsky joins the show for Rags Time and in honor of "The Good Lord Bird" the guys give their picks for the Mount Rushmore of Ethan Hawke Films! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:52:36

Never Rarely Sometimes Always, Daphne Maxwell Reid, Best Buddy Road Trip Movies

10/7/2020
Adnan reviews the acclaimed 2020 drama "Never Rarely Sometimes Always" along with the classic 1967 film "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner." He also speaks with Daphne Maxwell Reid who played Aunt Viv on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air." She's here to talk about the 30th anniversary special reunion of the show, which is set to air this Thanksgiving. After, Adnan sits down with Scott Rogowsky for the return of Rags Time and then the guys give their picks for the Mount Rushmore of Buddy Road Trip...

Duration:00:48:26

FX's Fargo, Glenn Kenny's "Made Men: The Story of Goodfellas," Best TV Shows Based On Movies

9/30/2020
Chris Rock stars in Season 4 of FX's hit series "Fargo," which premiered on Sunday night. On this week's Cinephile, Adnan reviews the first two episodes of the Noah Hawley drama, along with the 1954 Marilyn Monroe film "River of No Return." Adnan also speaks with Writer and Journalist Glenn Kenny about his new book "Made Men: The Story of Goodfellas." And in honor of "Fargo," the guys give their picks for the Best TV Shows Based on Movies." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:57:00

Emmy's 2020 Recap, TIFF 2020 Recap, Capone Review, Best Bad Biopics

9/23/2020
In an unprecedented virtual Emmy Awards, Pop TV's acclaimed series "Schitt's Creek" swept the comedy categories, while HBO's "Watchmen" and "Succession" dominated the Limited Series and Drama categories, respectively. Adnan gives his full recap of the 2020 Emmy Awards including all the biggest surprises and snubs from the evening. He also recaps the latest news and the best movies to come out of this year's Toronto International Film Festival, which saw the Francis McDormand led film...

Duration:00:36:11

I'm Thinking of Ending Things, Antonio Campos - The Devil All The Time, Strangest Movies Ever

9/16/2020
Adnan reviews Charlie Kaufman's latest (and strangest) film to date, "I'm Thinking of Ending Things." He also speaks with director Antonio Campos about his new film "The Devil All The Time," which is now streaming on Netflix. As always, Scott Rogowsky joins the show for Rags Time! This week his here to talk about his late night binge of movies from the 1970s. And in honor of Charlie Kaufman, the guys give their picks for the strangest movies ever made. All that and more on this edition of...

Duration:01:00:58

Tenet, David Smick, Rags Time with Scott Rogowsky, Best Christopher Nolan Movies

9/9/2020
After months of buildup and delays Christopher Nolan has finally released his new film, "Tenet." Adnan gives his thoughts on the movie and talks about what it was like seeing his first film in theaters since the start of the pandemic. Adnan is also joined by director David Smick who is here to discuss his new documentary "Stars & Strife," which is an inspiring film about a divided America and the politics of hate. As always, Scott Rogowsky joins the show for Rags Time! This week he talks...

Duration:00:56:37

The Assistant, Eurovision Song Contest, Author Iain Reid, Steve Martin's 'All of Me,'

9/2/2020
Adnan reviews the critically acclaimed indie film "The Assistant," which follows a day in the life of a young woman working for a toxic film executive. Plus Adnan speaks with Canadian author Iain Reid, author of the book "I'm thinking of Ending Things," which was adopted into a film by Charlie Kaufman and Netflix. As always Scott Rogowsky joins the show for Rags Time. This week he's here to talk about the 1984 Steve Martin film "All of Me" and he pitches Adnan his idea for a movie that could...

Duration:00:49:35