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Film Yak is a weekly podcast featuring in-depth movie reviews, ranging from the classic to the contemporary. Hosts Jordan, Jon, and Kevin challenge each other with a new film each week. They discuss what they loved and hated about each film, with a good dose of humor and friendly banter thrown in. Listen in for movie news, trivia, and their star rating battles. Discover movie recommendations and find out how the hosts rate some of your favorite films.

Film Yak is a weekly podcast featuring in-depth movie reviews, ranging from the classic to the contemporary. Hosts Jordan, Jon, and Kevin challenge each other with a new film each week. They discuss what they loved and hated about each film, with a good dose of humor and friendly banter thrown in. Listen in for movie news, trivia, and their star rating battles. Discover movie recommendations and find out how the hosts rate some of your favorite films.
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Film Yak is a weekly podcast featuring in-depth movie reviews, ranging from the classic to the contemporary. Hosts Jordan, Jon, and Kevin challenge each other with a new film each week. They discuss what they loved and hated about each film, with a good dose of humor and friendly banter thrown in. Listen in for movie news, trivia, and their star rating battles. Discover movie recommendations and find out how the hosts rate some of your favorite films.

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Episodes

Episode 68 - Johnny Guitar

6/28/2019
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This week we're back to discuss JR's pick, Johnny Guitar, directed by Nicholas Ray. We're changing things up a bit and doing our Deep Dive first, so let us know what you think of the change! We discuss a few trailers like Ford V Ferrari, Ad Astra, and Sword of Trust. We also get deep into a discussion of Nicholas Ray's other movies like They Live By Night and Rebel Without a Cause, as well as other movies we watched: Hamlet (1948), Tammy and the T-Rex, The Substitute, Soy Cuba, Climax,...

Duration:02:17:52

Episode 67 - The Abyss

6/4/2019
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This week we discuss Jon's pick, James Cameron's The Abyss. We also discuss upcoming trailers for The Kitchen, Rambo: Last Blood, and The Goldfinch. Some of the films we talk about include Godzilla (2014), Replicas, The Crow, To Sleep With Anger, Wildlife, Sansho, the Bailiff, Cleo from 5 to 7, Le Bonheur, and others. Be sure to check out our blog, and we always welcome feedback! filmyakpodcast@gmail.com

Duration:02:10:17

Episode 66 - The Insider

5/11/2019
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This week we get together to discuss Jonathan's pick, Michael Mann's The Insider. We also talk about the trailers for Rick Alverson's The Mountain starring Jeff Goldblum and Tye Sheridan and IT: Chapter Two with Bill Hader, Jessica Chastain, and James McAvoy. We also talk extensively about (including spoilers) Avenger's: Endgame, the goods and many bads of Peter Hyams filmography (Sudden Death, Outland, and Time Cop), Kevin and Jon spar over of Paul Thomas Anderson, specifically Boogie...

Duration:02:05:36

Episode 65 - Secretary

4/29/2019
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This week we get together to discuss Kevin's pick, Secretary starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader. We also talk about the trailer for the new Will Smith movie Gemini Man as well as Kevin's Coen Bros. Ranked List, Jaws, David Cronenberg's Crash, Fifty Shades of Grey, Pasolini, Snake Eyes, Dressed to Kill, Vice, Crossroads, Claire Denis' High Life, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, and others. Thanks for listening! filmyakpodcast@gmail.com

Duration:01:58:20

Episode 64 - Twixt

4/10/2019
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This week, for the first time in several years, the four of us are back together to talk JR's pick Twixt from Francis Ford Coppola. We also discuss the trailer's for The Dead Don't Die and Nicolas Winding Refn's new Amazon Prime project Too Old to Die Young. We also get into JR's thoughts on French New Wave, The Man Who Wasn't There, Carrie, Logan's Run, Dragged Across Concrete, Leaving Neverland, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and Jordan Peele's new film Us. We'd love to hear from our...

Duration:01:57:03

Episode 63 - Au Hasard Balthazar

3/25/2019
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This week Jonathan returns after many, many years to discuss his pick, Au Hasard Balthazar. We also discuss our feelings about French New Wave films in general, and our fear of watching them again in case they suck. We also talk other things we've watched like Venom, Vox Lux, Burn After Reading, Incredibles 2, Creed II, and The Twilight Zone: The Movie. As always, we'd love to hear from any of our listeners! Educate us, chastise us, agree with us, whatever you like! filmyakpodcast@gmail.com

Duration:01:25:52

Episode 62 - Quest for Fire

3/18/2019
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This week it's the dynamic duo of Jon and Kevin talking Jon's pick, Quest for Fire. We also discuss a trailer or two, along with some of the movies we've watched like Batman V Superman, Black Angel, Blow Out, Blood Simple, I Need You to Kill, The Interview, Mid90s, Quigley Down Under, Mad Dog Morgan, and Dirty Little Billy. We also discuss some of the best directors with only 5 films or less under their belt. As always, we'd love to hear any feedback from our listeners:...

Duration:01:29:37

Episode 61 - The Bounty

2/21/2019
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This week we get together talk Kevin's pick The Bounty, starring a huge A-list cast before they became A-list. This includes Mel Gibson, Daniel Day-Lewis, Liam Neeson, and Anthony Hopkins. We also talk the ridiculousness of the new Aladdin, the undisputed glory that is Peter Hyams' filmography, The Predator, Under the Silver Lake, Shoplifters, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, If Beale Street Could Talk, Alita: Battle Angel, and others. Thanks for listening! filmyakpodcast@gmail.com

Duration:01:59:17

Episode 60 - Ulzana's Raid

2/11/2019
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We're back! This week we discuss JR's pick Ulzana's Raid directed by Robert Aldrich and starring Burt Lancaster and an excessively young Bruce Davison. We also go over a few of the Oscar nominations, discuss the trailer for the new Ted Bundy film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile. We also get into a lengthy discussion about the Alien and Predator movies, Christopher Nolan's condescension, Minding the Gap, Green Book, and many, many more! As always, our feedback line is open!...

Duration:01:59:59

Episode 59 - Valhalla Rising

1/22/2019
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This week the gang is all back together again (with JR coming in on Skype) to discuss Jonathan's pick, Valhalla Rising from Nicolas Winding Refn. We also talk a few trailers, inlcuding Claire Denis' High Life, The Man Who Killed Hitler and then Bigfoot (your guess is as good as ours), and John Wick 3: Parabellum (The Impossible Dream is well used in the trailer). And, as always, we talk movies we've watched recently, including Rollerball, Unbreakable, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Mid 90s,...

Duration:01:32:23

Episode 58 - Rob Roy

1/17/2019
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This week Ruston joins us again, and JR comes through via Skype to talk about Jon's pick, the historical epic Rob Roy. We also discuss various other things we watched including Eraser, If Beale Street Could Talk, Shirkers, Damsel, Peter Pan, 101 Dalmations, Sicario: Day of the Soldado, the John Wick films, and The Thomas Crown Affair. Thanks for listening! And as always, feel free to send us some feedback! filmyakpodcast@gmail.com

Duration:01:55:20

Episode 57 - Frank

1/7/2019
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This week we're joined by our friend Ruston to talk about Kevin's pick Frank, starring Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Domhnall Gleeson. We also talk the ups and downs of obscure Disney movies, the genius of RoboCop, the absolute bore that is Mary, Queen of Scots, the endless quotability of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and Tombstone, as well as the phenomenal acting in The Breakfast Club. Got any questions or comments? Let us know at filmyakpodcast@gmail.com!

Duration:02:09:11

Episode 56 - Le Corbeau

12/31/2018
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This week, we bid farewell to our co-host JR on his last in-person recording for a while. We send him off by discussing his pick Le Corbeau. We also get his Top and Bottom 10 Films of 2018 and discuss other things we watched, including: The Dungeon Masters, Sorry to Bother You, Nomads, Die Hard, Support the Girls, The Mule, The Favourite, and others. Thanks for listening. Email us at Filmyakpodcast1@gmail.com

Duration:02:14:56

Episode 55 - The Falcon and the Snowman/Top Ten Films of 2018

12/28/2018
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This week it's Jon's pick, the 80s suspense film The Falcon and the Snowman. We also wrap up 2018 with our Top Ten Films of 2018. Other films include The House That Jack Built, Sunday Bloody Sunday, The Giver, Murder Party, Good Will Hunting, and The Christmas Chronicles. Thanks for listening. Email us at Filmyakpodcast1@gmail.com

Duration:01:31:39

Episode 54 - Black Robe

12/12/2018
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This week we take a look at Kevin's pick Black Robe as well as other movies we've watched, including Destination Wedding, The Culpepper Cattle Co., 9 Fingers, The Perfect Bid, and others. We also take a look at the nominations for this years Golden Globe Awards. Thanks for listening! Email us at Filmyakpodcast1@gmail.com

Duration:02:04:51

Episode 53 - The Ballad of Buster Scruggs & Synecdoche New York

12/3/2018
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This week we're glory bound to discuss the Coens' latest as well as Charlie Kaufman's directorial debut. Thanks for listening. Enjoy! Email us at Filmyakpodcast1@gmail.com

Duration:02:01:21

Episode 52 - Crank

11/20/2018
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0:00 – Intro/News/Trailers 18:18 – What We Watched: Sorcerer, The Crossing Guard, Moana, First Man, Deadpool 2, Doctor Strange, The Death of Stalin, Robocop, Dallas Buyers Club, The Spy Who Dumped Me, No Country for Old Men, Death Bed: The Bed That Eats, The Thief and the Cobbler, Batman Mask of the Phantasm 1:21:31 – Deep Dive: Crank (2006) d. Neveldine/Taylor 1:49:17 – Next Episode/Jonathan’s Pick Filmyak.podiant.co Email us at Filmyakpodcast1@gmail.com

Duration:01:52:50

Episode 51 - The Crossing Guard

11/2/2018
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This week we gather to discuss Sean Penn's second directorial effort, The Crossing Guard. We also talk a backlog of what we watched plus the newest trailers to have dropped over the past couple of weeks. Thanks for listening. Enjoy! 0:00 - Intro/Trailers 10:56 - What We Watched: Guillermo Del Toro's Filmography, Mid90s, Disobedience, Fargo, Shivers, Hold the Dark, Dolores Claiborne, Day of the Outlaw, A Star is Born, Mandy, Logan, Hunt for the Wilderpeople 1:03:30 - Deep Dive: The Crossing...

Duration:01:31:51

Episode 50 - Top 50s + Four Deep Dives

10/22/2018
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We finally return with our 50th episode spectacular in which we talk our individual top 50 films of all time. Plus we do deep dives on four of our favorites from our top 50s. Strap in for our longest episode yet. Enjoy. Thanks for listening! 0:00 - Intro 2:15 - Deep Dive #1: Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) d. Terry Jones 19:00 - Top 50-31 39:42 - Deep Dive #2: Julien Donkey-Boy (1999) d. Harmony Korine 59:43 - Top 30-21 1:08:54 - Deep Dive #3: Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959) d. Alain Resnais...

Duration:03:37:31

Episode 49 - Misery

9/24/2018
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This week we record a shorter episode featuring Kevin's pick, Misery. We also talk at length about the new Nicolas Cage film, Mandy as well as other stuff Kevin watched and that big James Bond news. Thanks for listening. Enjoy! 0:00 - Intro/News 9:12 - What We Watched: Mandy, Personal Shopper, Crazy Rich Asians 39:15 - Deep Dive: Misery (1990) d. Rob Reiner 59:19 - Outro/50th Episode Plans feedback@filmyakpodcast.com

Duration:01:03:16