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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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Episodes

The Joker, Rob Hart, Batman Movies

10/9/2019
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"The Joker" is the most polarizing movie of 2019 and for good reason. On this week's episode, Adnan gives his review of Todd Phillips' retelling of one Pop Culture's most notorious villains. Martin Scorsese says that Superhero Movies should not be considered cinema and Adnan explains why you should never question the GOAT's judgement. And in honor of "The Joker," Adnan and Joe give their picks for the best Batman movies ever made in this week's Mount Rushmore segment!

Duration:00:46:46

'The Irishman' Review, 'The Joker' Controversy, Mt. Rushmore of Scorsese Movies

9/30/2019
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"'The Irishman' is not 'Goodfellas 2.0' and it's not 'Casino 2.0.' 'The Irishman' is melancholy, it's elegiac." Adnan reviews Martin Scorsese's latest mob epic, "The Irishman" after seeing the film at the New York Film Festival over the weekend. How does this film stack up compared to the rest of the Scorsese's filmography? Find out during this week's Mt. Rushmore of Martin Scorsese Movies! Adnan also discusses how only photographers are allowed at the premiere of the upcoming film, "The...

Duration:00:55:21

Ad Astra, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Space Movies

9/25/2019
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Adnan speaks with the delightful Utkarsh Ambudkar about his new film "Brittany Runs A Marathon!" They talk about the growing impact of Southeast Asian actors in Hollywood, what it was like filming the action-comedy "Free Guy," and what it's like for Utkarsh to be on Broadway for the first time. Adnan also reviews the visually stunning film "Ad Astra" and gives his picks for the greatest Space Movies of all time in this week's Mount Rushmore segment!

Duration:00:47:37

BONUS EPISODE: Emmys Recap 2019

9/23/2019
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In this special bonus episode of Cinephile, Adnan weighs in on what he thought of this year's Emmy Awards. He talks about the show's biggest surprises, snubs and whether going hostless was the right move for the ceremony. Also, which series had the biggest year? Find out here! Highlights include Phoebe Waller-Bridge's huge night, "Game of Thrones" winning Best Drama for its eighth and final time, and Jodie Comer's surprise win over her "Killing Eve" co-star, Sandra Oh!

Duration:00:14:04

Hustlers, Cabbie Richards, Brad Pitt Movies

9/18/2019
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Adnan reviews the new Jennifer Lopez film, Hustlers! After, he speaks with Bleacher Report's Cabbie Richards to talk about everything from the best movies of 2019, bad Spike Lee joints, Quentin Tarantino, and a suit Will Ferrell once wore that was supposedly made out of Himalayan House Cat! For this week's Mt. Rushmore, the guys pick the best Brad Pitt movies of his career.

Duration:00:58:29

Brittany Runs A Marathon, Brian Raftery, 1999 Films

9/11/2019
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Adnan speaks with Brian Raftery, author of the amazing book "Best. Movie. Year. Ever.: How 1999 Blew Up the Big Screen." Brian is on the show to talk about what is considered by many to be the greatest year in film's history - 1999. Adnan also reviews the new film "Brittany Runs A Marathon" and in honor of the 1999 films, Adnan and Joe give their Mt. Rushmore of the best movies of that year.

Duration:00:59:04

Angry Birds Movie 2, Jacob Estes, Crime Films

9/4/2019
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The New York Film Festival is right around the corner and Adnan is determined to see Martin Scorsese's new film, "The Irishman." Tune in to hear Adnan's wild tale about how he got tickets for the film's premiere! Adnan also reviews "The Angry Birds Movie 2" and speaks with Jacob Estes, director of the amazing new horror flick, "Don't Let Go." Finally, Adnan and Joe give their picks for the greatest Crime Thriller films ever made!

Duration:00:45:00

Booksmart, Adam Stein & Zach Lipovsky

8/28/2019
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Adnan reviews the new comedy “Booksmart,” which about two academic overachievers who try to fit in an entire four years high school partying of into one epic night! Adnan also speaks with the directors of the critically acclaimed filmed “Freaks,” Adam Stein & Zach Lipovsky. “Freaks” hits theaters on Friday, September 13th! And for this week’s Mt. Rushmore segment, Adnan and Joe pick the four best High School Comedies of all time!

Duration:00:45:41

Blinded By The Light, Emmys Preview, Fall TV 2019

8/21/2019
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Adnan reviews the delightful new film "Blinded by the Light," which follows a Pakistani teenager's love for Bruce Springsteen! Plus, the Emmy Awards are just around the corner, so Adnan speaks with Entertainment Weekly television critic Kristen Baldwin to break down what you can expect from this year's award ceremony. Kristen also previews the hottest Fall TV shows that you can expect to hit televisions next month. Also, for this week's Mt. Rushmore segment, Adnan and Joe pick their favorite...

Duration:00:50:21

Freaks, Huse Madhavji, Supernatural Movies

8/15/2019
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Nicholas Cage may have gone on a quest in search of the Holy Grail, but you won’t have to search long to find Huse Mdhavji as Cinephile’s guest! He’s here to talk about his new play “Art” which is currently underway in Toronto. Adnan also reviews the new supernatural movie, “Freaks.” Plus, who is joining Eddie Murphy in the “Coming to America” sequel? Find out here! Adnan and Joe look at one the most infamous episodes of The Sopranos ever made – Season 3, Episode 11 – “Pine Barrens.”

Duration:00:43:00

The Farewell, Ben Mankiewicz, Family Movies

8/7/2019
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On this episode of Cinephile, Adnan reviews the critically acclaimed film, The Farewell! Plus, Finn Wolfhard is only 16 years old, so why in the world would he need to be de-aged in his next film? Find out here! Adnan also speaks with Turner Classic Movies host, Ben Mankiewicz. Ben has an encyclopedic knowledge of film and tells the story of the time he interviewed Quentin Tarantino for an hour and a half! And for this week’s Mt. Rushmore, Adnan and Joe decide which family films are the...

Duration:00:54:28

Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood; Scott Rogowsky

7/31/2019
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If you haven’t seen Quentin Tarantino’s new film “Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood” yet, don’t worry because Adnan has got you covered! Find out what he thought of the film and see where it ranks in Tarantino’s filmography for this week’s “Mt. Rushmore” segment. Adnan is also joined by friend and co-host of “ChangeUp” on the DZAN Network, Scott Rogowsky! Adnan and Scott take a deep dive into the films of the late director, Sidney Lumet.

Duration:00:44:55

The Lion King, Pulp Fiction in Space, Ben Lyons

7/24/2019
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Adnan tells you exactly what he thought about Disney’s new live action “The Lion King.” Is the remake as good as the original? Find out! Adnan also welcomes back Ben Lyons to the Cinephile airwaves! Ben is here to talk all about the incredible documentary “Sea of Shadows” and the charming new film “Brittany Runs a Marathon.” Plus, Adnan and Producer Joe look at some the more peculiar entertainment news stories circulating around Pop Culture and make their picks for the worst remakes ever...

Duration:00:38:23

Emmy Nominations, Joe Talbot, Horror Movies

7/17/2019
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Adnan reacts to the 2019 Emmy nominations and offers his pick for the biggest snubs of the year. He also gives his review for Ari Aster’s latest horror movies, “Midsommar.” Adnan speaks Joe Talbot, director of the incredible new film “The Last Black Man in San Francisco.” After, Adnan and Joe give their picks for the four greatest horror movies ever made in this week’s Mt. Rushmore and Adnan finishes bingeing season 2 of The Sopranos.

Duration:00:48:10

Spider-Man: Far From Home, Riley Stearns, The Sopranos

7/10/2019
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On this episode of Cinephile, Adnan gives his review on the latest Spider-Man movie. He then catches you up with the latest entertainment news. Adnan is then joined by director, Riley Stearns. The two discuss the new movie “The Art of Self Defense.” Adnan continues his binge of The Sopranos and discusses some of his favorite episodes in “The Bada Binge” segment.

Duration:00:34:33

The Last Black Man In SF, Max Bretos, The Sopranos

7/3/2019
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On this episode of Cinephile Adnan discusses the wonderful new film, “The Last Black Man In San Francisco,” which is sure to be a favorite for many voters come Oscar season. He also speaks with ESPN anchor Max Bretos about his favorite movies of summer 2019. Max also answers the question of whether a Sean Connery impression is still timely. Spoiler Alert: It is! For this week’s Mt. Rushmore, Adnan and Joe pick their “Films That Identify with A Certain Place,” And as always, Adnan continues...

Duration:00:39:47

Toy Story 4, Christy Lemire, Tom Hanks Movies

6/26/2019
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On this episode of Cinephile, Adnan reviews Toy Story 4! He also speaks with film critic Christy Lemire about the some of the best (and worst) movies of the summer 2019 blockbuster season. Plus, what are the four greatest Tom Hanks movies!? There's really no right answer, but Adnan gives it a shot anyway in this week's "Mt. Rushmore."

Duration:00:44:33

Aladdin Review, Will Smith Movies, CJ Wallis

6/19/2019
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On this episode of Cinephile, Adnan gives his review of Disney's new live action film, Aladdin. In honor of Will Smith's genie in the film, Adnan gives his picks for the Mt. Rushmore of Will Smith Movies. Adnan also speaks with filmmaker CJ Wallis about his documentary Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who knew Too Much, which is streaming now on Netflix.

Duration:00:42:17

Adam Driver & Chloë Sevigny

6/12/2019
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Cinephile is back! Adnan reviews season 2 of HBO’s Barry (7:19), chats with stars of the new film Adam Driver and Chloë Sevigny, stars of the new film The Dead Don’t Die (11:37), gives his pick for the Mount Rushmore of Sports Movies (25:13), and looks back on the first episodes of The Sopranos (28:47)

Duration:00:37:47

Cinephile Returns

6/5/2019
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Cinephile returns on June 12th! Enter the mind of Adnan Virk, noted sportscaster and Cinephile. Find out what this movie lover’s podcast is all about as he shares his unique passion for motion pictures in this trailer.

Duration:00:01:27