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FAW 136: "Basic Instinct"

5/17/2019
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"I think she's the f--k of the century." Host Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi tackle one of 1992's biggest hits with Paul Verhoeven's "Basic Insitnct." Listen as they discuss the controversies the film brought with it from the infamous interrogation scene, the male gaze, and the depiction of bisexuality. We also talk about Sharon Stone's breakout role and her chemistry with Michael Douglas. Find more episodes and more at filmaweekpodcast.com Follow @filmaweek on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter...

Duration:01:14:34

FAW 135: "Maximum Overdrive"

5/10/2019
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"I'm gonna scare the hell out of you!" Host Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi start their engines to crash through the Stephen King directed madness of “Maximum Overdrive,” produced by De Laurentiis Entertainment Group. Listen as we discuss killer possessed trucks, the music of AC/DC and why this film is basically the visualization of a cocaine bender. Find more episodes and more at filmaweekpodcast.com Follow @filmaweek on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter Follow @sergberet on Instagram & Twitter...

Duration:00:36:52

FAW 134: "The Last Dragon"

5/3/2019
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"I'm gonna get you, Leroy, because I am the Shogun! I will not rest until everybody knows the Shogun is the master!" Hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi kick off a month-long look at Defunct Film Studios with Barry Gordy's "The Last Dragon" from Motown Productions. Listen as we discuss the cult classic from Taimak's martial arts skill, divulge on DeBarge's "Rhythm of the Night" and if Sho'Nuff is actually the baddest. Find more episodes and more at filmaweekpodcast.com Follow @filmaweek on...

Duration:00:37:24

FAW in May: Defunct Film Studios Lineup Announcement

5/1/2019
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All throughout May, we will be covering films from Defunct Film Studios aka "There's No Business in Show Business" as Patrick coined it. We have kung fu, killer trucks from Stephen King, the f**k of the century, and two animated science fiction bombs. Kick things off this Friday with the cult classic from Motown Productions, "The Last Dragon" across all podcast apps! Schedule 5/3: Motown Productions' "The Last Dragon" 5/10: De Laurentiis Entertainment Group's "Maximum Overdrive" 5/17:...

Duration:00:11:07

FAW 133: Recent Visits - "The Breadwinner"

4/26/2019
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"If you look like you believe it, then they will too." We close out Animated April with a Recent Visit on the beautiful “The Breadwinner” from 2017 from Cartoon Saloon. Listen as we discuss the Parvana’s journey, the rise of positive Middle Eastern portrayals in cinema, the brilliant mix of CG and traditional in order to tell its story. Find more episodes and more at filmaweekpodcast.com Follow @filmaweek on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter Follow @sergberet on Instagram & Twitter Follow...

Duration:00:35:18

FAW 132: "The Little Mermaid" 30th Anniversary

4/19/2019
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"I wanna be where the people are..." Host Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi celebrate the 30th Anniversary of "The Little Mermaid." Listen to us discuss the beginning of the Disney Renaissance and how it holds up thirty years later from its storytelling to its animation. Find more episodes and more at filmaweekpodcast.com Follow @filmaweek on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter Follow @sergberet on Instagram & Twitter Follow Patrick Raissi @pachathegreat on Instagram & @HumaneRamblings on Twitter

Duration:00:36:24

FAW 131: Criterion of the Month - "Watership Down"

4/12/2019
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“All the world will be your enemy, Prince of a Thousand enemies. And when they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you.“ Hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi tackle the last animated entry in The Criterion Collection and it is a masterpiece of film: 1978’s “Watership Down.” Listen as they talk about the intriguing and tense tale of survival, glimmers of hope, haunting abstract beauty and how this film’s rating is still controversial. Find more episodes and more at...

Duration:00:50:33

FAW 130: "A Boy Named Charlie Brown" 50th Anniversary

4/5/2019
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“What's more shocking than having your faults projected on a screen?“ Hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi begin their third Animated April with the 50th anniversary of "A Boy Named Charlie Brown." Listen as they discuss the first theatrical Peanuts film complete with childhood nostalgia and "waa-waa" curses. It's an episode for the whole family! Find more episodes and more at filmaweekpodcast.com Follow @filmaweek on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter Follow @sergberet on Instagram & Twitter...

Duration:00:46:50

FAW in April: Animated April Lineup Announcement!

4/1/2019
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Every month, Film A Week Podcast takes on a new theme and this month, we are covering animation all month long with our third Animated April. Host Serg and Patrick reveal the lineup for Animated April III covering two anniversaries, a Criterion and a Recent Visit. 4/5: "A Boy Named Charlie Brown" 50th Anniversary 4/12: Criterion of the Month - "Watership Down" 4/19: "The Little Mermaid" 30th Anniversary 4/26: Recent Visits - "The Breadwinner" Find more episodes and more at...

Duration:00:07:56

FAW 129: Recent Visits - "Wonder Woman"

3/29/2019
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"What one does when faced with the truth is more difficult than you’d think." Hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi take on Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” for their Recent Visits. Listen as they discuss the film’s long road to the big screen and into the DCEU, Gal Gadot’s performance and how their might be a villain problem. Find more episodes and more at filmaweekpodcast.com Follow @filmaweek on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter Follow @sergberet on Instagram & Twitter Follow Patrick Raissi...

Duration:00:58:43

FAW 128: "Persepolis"

3/22/2019
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"Life isn't absurd! Some people give their lives for freedom." Hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi explore the life of Marjane Satrapi through her eyes with the animated film “Persepolis.” Listen as we discuss the Iranian Revolution, Satrapi’s wondrous vision and why animation was the best choice to tell the story. Find more episodes and more at filmaweekpodcast.com Follow @filmaweek on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter Follow @sergberet on Instagram & Twitter Follow Patrick Raissi...

Duration:01:07:21

FAW 127: Criterion of the Month - "The Virgin Suicides"

3/15/2019
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"We felt the imprisonment of being a girl, the way it made your mind active and dreamy.” In this Criterion pick, hosts Serg and Patrick cover the directorial debut of Sofia Coppola, “The Virgin Suicides.” Listen as they discuss the mesmerizing cinematography, Kirsten Dunst’s stunning performance, and the sad nature of coming-of-age. Find more episodes and more at filmaweekpodcast.com Follow @filmaweek on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter Follow @sergberet on Instagram & Twitter Follow Patrick...

Duration:01:16:48

FAW 126: "Sleepless in Seattle" w/ Katerina Karavodin

3/8/2019
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"Destiny is something we've invented because we can't stand the fact that everything that happens is accidental.” It’s a double-dose of Tom Hanks this month as Serg and Patrick are joined by Katerina Karavodin once again with Nora Ephron’s “Sleepless in Seattle.” Listen as we discuss the works of Ephron, Meg Ryan’s lack of journalistic integrity, and 1995’s “Hackers.” Plus, a performance from the Planet of the Apes musical! Find more episodes and more at filmaweekpodcast.com Follow...

Duration:01:27:08

FAW 125: "A League of Their Own"

3/1/2019
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"Are you crying? THERE’S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL!” Hosts Serg and Patrick begin a month-long look at female directors with the classic baseball comedy, Penny Marshall’s “A League of Their Own.” Listen as they discuss America’s Sweetheart Tom Hanks, the actual history of women’s baseball and pay tribute to the late great Marshall. Find more episodes and more at filmaweekpodcast.com Follow @filmaweek on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter Follow @sergberet on Instagram & Twitter Follow Patrick Raissi...

Duration:01:25:54

FAW 124: Recent Visits - "Black Panther"

2/22/2019
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"You're a good man, with a good heart -- and it's hard for a good man to be king.” Recent Visits takes a stop in Wakanda to witness the rise of King T’Challa in “Black Panther.” Listen as we discuss the cultural impact of this MCU entrant, Michael B. Jordan’s epic turn as Kilmonger and why it deserves to be the first superhero film nominated for Best Picture. Find more episodes and more at filmaweekpodcast.com Follow @filmaweek on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter Follow @sergberet on Instagram...

Duration:01:19:24

FAW 123: "Selma"

2/15/2019
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"We're not asking - we're demanding! Give us the vote!” Film A Week pays tribute to The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. by seeing the 2014 film, “Selma.” Listen as we discuss the reality of the Selma March, the humanity of MLK, the modern battle for rights and why the film is a modern masterpiece that needs to be seen. Find more episodes and more at filmaweekpodcast.com Follow @filmaweek on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter Follow @sergberet on Instagram & Twitter Follow Patrick Raissi...

Duration:01:00:01

FAW 122: "House Party"

2/8/2019
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"It's my party and I rhyme if I want to…” There ain’t no party like a “House Party,” especially when hip-hop duo Kid ‘N Play are involved! Host Serg and Patrick are transported back to the 90’s in a cult classic comedy filled with rap battles, dance-offs, dumb cops and responsible parenting. Find more episodes and more at filmaweekpodcast.com Follow @filmaweek on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter Follow @sergberet on Instagram & Twitter Follow Patrick Raissi @pachathegreat on Instagram &...

Duration:00:54:42

FAW 121: Criterion of the Month - "In the Heat of the Night"

2/1/2019
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"THEY CALL ME MISTER TIBBS!” We kick off our Black History Month with a recent Criterion release with “In the Heat of the Night.” Listen as we review the Best Picture winner to discuss tense race relations, the iconic quote and how this film is still as contemporary as it was when first released. Find more episodes and more at filmaweekpodcast.com Follow @filmaweek on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter Follow @sergberet on Instagram & Twitter Follow Patrick Raissi @pachathegreat on Instagram &...

Duration:01:06:43

FAW 120: Recent Visits - "Mad Max: Fury Road"

1/25/2019
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"If I'm going to die, I'm going to die historic, on the fury road!" In our inaugural episode of Recent Visits, we ride in glory in “Mad Max: Fury Road.” Host Serg and Patrick are joined by frequent guest Daniel White gush about the rebooted wasteland of George Miller’s “Mad Max” to brave the perils of Immorton Joe and the War Boys in this visual action masterpiece. Find more episodes and more at filmaweekpodcast.com Follow @filmaweek on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter Follow @sergberet on...

Duration:01:18:56

FAW 119: "Batman Begins"

1/18/2019
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"It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me." Witness the rise of The Dark Knight Trilogy with “Batman Begins.” Listen as hosts Serg and Patrick discuss Nolan’s grounded vision of the Caped Crusader and how the film changed the landscape of superheroes in film. Find more episodes and more at filmaweekpodcast.com Follow @filmaweek on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter Follow @sergberet on Instagram & Twitter Follow Patrick Raissi @pachathegreat on Instagram & @HumaneRamblings on...

Duration:01:38:36