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LWAF stands for Long Winded as F#@%. Because when we get together we have a lot to talk about. The podcast is Nick and Joe, longtime friends and lifelong film fans, clear out their Netflix queues and discuss what they've watched. There are so many films on Netflix and we decided to give ourselves a reason to watch them and get together to discuss them. We hope you enjoy the talks and the show.

LWAF stands for Long Winded as F#@%. Because when we get together we have a lot to talk about. The podcast is Nick and Joe, longtime friends and lifelong film fans, clear out their Netflix queues and discuss what they've watched. There are so many films on Netflix and we decided to give ourselves a reason to watch them and get together to discuss them. We hope you enjoy the talks and the show.
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LWAF stands for Long Winded as F#@%. Because when we get together we have a lot to talk about. The podcast is Nick and Joe, longtime friends and lifelong film fans, clear out their Netflix queues and discuss what they've watched. There are so many films on Netflix and we decided to give ourselves a reason to watch them and get together to discuss them. We hope you enjoy the talks and the show.

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Episode 77 - Our Finale and Gone with the Wind 1939

3/11/2018
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This week we explain why we are ending the show and say good bye…oh and also discuss the film we have been avoiding for over a year. We discuss the Victor Fleming, David O. Selznick classic Gone With the Wind. We were both impressed with the vast and ambitious production but we have some issues with the content of the film. Then we say goodbye to you the listeners. Thanks for listening everyone we had a lot of fun putting out the show and we hope you had fun listening.

Duration:00:54:43

EP 76 Voyeur (2017) & Tucker & Dale vs. Evil (2010)

2/11/2018
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First up is the new, with a discussion of the Netflix original documentary Voyeur. A bizarre story about the famous journalist and author Gay Talese and his expose of a man that bought a motel for the express purpose of watching the hotel guests. It is a crazy story that is well crafted. Next we talk about the cult classic Tucker and Dale vs. Evil. Joe has been told to see this film by many friends and he finally uses the podcast to sit down and catch up with the horror / comedy cult...

Duration:00:50:35

EP75 April and the Extraordinary World (2015) & Carol (2015)

1/28/2018
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This week we have two very different films on tap. First we discuss the French animated film April and the Extraordinary World (2016). The film has a unique style that combines a steam punk aesthetic with an anime sensibility. Taking place in an alternate timeline the film is set in the early 1940’s where steam powered technology is still the dominant technology around the world. While April is a young scientist looking for a formula that gives the recipient immortality. Then we discuss...

Duration:01:18:53

Episode 74 The Way Back (2010) & Let it Fall (2017)

1/15/2018
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This week we discuss the Peter Weir film The Way Back (2010) a film starring Ed Harris, Colin Farrell and Jim Sturgess about seven escapees from a Russian gulag in the 1940’s. Then we discuss the John Ridley documentary Let it Fall (2017) about the conditions and decisions that led up to the 1992 LA riots. Next we have our longest running segment called Hidden Gems. Nick and Joe discuss films that they feel are under-appreciated. Nick has a French Canadian film called Starbuck while Joe...

Duration:01:24:17

Episode 73 LWAF 2017 Year in Review

12/31/2017
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This week Nick and Joe look back at the films they watched in 2017. We discuss some of the worst films, our biggest disagreements and we each select our Top 5 films of the movies we discussed. Last year we had similar Top 5's with a flip flopped 1 & 2. This year we have 9 different films in our Top 5's combined. So we had a lot of films that we appreciated and wanted to recognize. Then we pick two new films for our first show of 2018. Nick selects the Peter Weir film The Way Back (2010)...

Duration:01:22:20

Episode 72 It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) & The Bishop’s Wife (1947)

12/18/2017
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This week we are joined by special guest, Sally Hallada to talk about a couple of Christmas classics. First we finally get to a classic that Nick hasn’t seen when we discuss, It’s a Wonderful Life (1946). Sally and Joe were already admirers of the film and Nick was taken with it after his first viewing. Then we discuss a perfect Christmas companion with a discussion of The Bishop’s Wife (1947). The story of a Bishop that asks for his prayers to be answered and what he gets is not exactly...

Duration:01:17:08

Episode 71 Frank (2014) & Big Eyes (2014)

12/6/2017
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This week we head back to the Netflix library and select a couple films to discuss. An unplanned theme quickly reveals itself as both films are about artists and the challenges of creating art and what happens when that art is put out in the world. First we discuss the Tim Burton film Big Eyes (2014). Starring Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams the film is about Margaret Keane and her husband who took credit for her big eyed paintings. Next we discuss Frank (2014) a film about an eccentric rock...

Duration:01:06:37

Episode 70 Double Indemnity (1944) & The Wild Bunch (1969)

11/19/2017
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Our Embarrassed as F#@% episodes are discussions of films that one of the hosts are embarrassed they have never seen. This week Anthony Starke is back to discuss the classic western The Wild Bunch, which none of us had seen. A film with no good guys or bad guys, the complex and masterfully made film gives us plenty to discuss and Anthony once again has plenty of stories to tell from his long and varied career. Next Nick, Joe and Anthony discuss even more films that they are embarrassed...

Duration:01:19:52

Episode 69 Double Indemnity (1944) & The Wild Bunch (1956)

11/12/2017
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Our Embarrassed as F#@% episodes are discussions of films that one of the hosts are embarrassed they've never seen. This week we discuss the Billy Wilder classic Double Indemnity and we are joined by professional actor Anthony Starke. With over 30 years of acting experience and having had a role in the stage play “Billy & Ray” (about the writing of Double Indemnity) he was the perfect guest for our discussion of the classic film noir. With plenty of insights and even more fascinating...

Duration:01:03:25

Episode 68 Halloween (1978) & It Follows (2013)

10/30/2017
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We continue our Halloween special with special guest Ian Malcolm and a lively discussion of the critically acclaimed It Follows (2013). A film that has many of the same tropes and themes as the original Halloween but sets it’s story in contemporary Detroit. Next we discuss our scariest scenes. We go over the scenes that had an effect on us through the years weather they scared us, grossed us out or just stayed with us over the years. And next week we will go back to one of our...

Duration:01:20:13

Episode 67 Halloween (1978) & It Follows (2013)

10/22/2017
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This week we welcome special guest Ian Malcolm (@siriandangerous) from the Busted Wide Open - Pro Wrestling & WWE Podcast and we discuss a couple of horror films. Because Ian is not only a wrestling fan but also a devoted horror buff. First up is a classic in the slasher genre with a look at the 1978 film Halloween. Joe an Ian grew up horror fans so this is a revisit for them but Nick is viewing it for the first time. The discussion is so jam packed we have to save our next film for next...

Duration:01:23:18

Episode 66 Moonrise Kingdom (2012) & The Seven Five (2015)

10/15/2017
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This week we discuss the meticulous and ever stylish director Wes Anderson with his film, Moonrise Kingdom. A story of two tweens, first love and the dysfunctional adults that surround them. As always Anderson brings his instantly recognizable style as well as charming and complex characters. Next we discuss a documentary about the most corrupt police officers in the history of New York city, in a story that can only be called jaw dropping. The brazen criminal cops at the center of the...

Duration:01:13:13

Episode 65 Finding Dory (2016) & The Founder (2017)

10/8/2017
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After a brief hiatus we are back talking movies. This week we go back to the vast Netflix library and discuss two films that both hosts eagerly anticipated. First we discuss the sequel to the beloved Pixar film Finding Nemo, with Finding Dory. A beautiful film that takes you back to the under water world and to the characters you love while mixing it up enough to make it feel fresh. Then we watch the biopic film of the self proclaimed “founder” of McDonald’s and how he came to own and grow...

Duration:01:10:56

Episode 64 Shimmer Lake (2017) & The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015)

8/27/2017
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This week we discuss Shimmer Lake (2017) & The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015). Shimmer Lake is an interesting crime thriller of a small-town bank robbery and the unraveling of the mystery as we learn everyone in this small town is connected in some way. The film is also told in reverse, so there is a lot to digest. Then we discuss the fascinating dramatization of the infamous Stanford Prison Experiment. It was a study where young college men take part in a psychological experiment as...

Duration:00:58:20

EPISODE 63 ERNEST & CELESTINE (2014) & LION (2016)

8/20/2017
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This week we discuss the animated film Ernest & Celestine (2014) about an unlikely friendship between a bear and a mouse. Based on a popular French children’s book this beautifully animated film was originally made in France and re-voiced and released in America as well. Then we discuss the acclaimed film Lion (2016). The true story of Saroo who grew up in India and when he was separated from his family he was shuffled through the orphanage system and eventually adopted by a couple from...

Duration:01:05:03

Episode 62 The Fundamentals of Caring (2016) & Okja (2017)

8/13/2017
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This week we discuss two Netflix Originals and we are impressed by both films. First we discuss The Fundamentals of Caring (2016). Paul Rudd plays a care-giver that takes his teenage patient on a road trip to expand his world and give him some real world experiences. Next we discuss Okja (2017) a powerful film about a super pig and the young girl that raised her until they are separated by an evil corporation. I know I am tired of that same old story too! Next we go to our Hidden Gems...

Duration:01:12:13

Episode 61 Dr. Strange (2016) The Discovery (2017)

8/6/2017
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First we discuss Dr. Strange (2016) starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton and Chiwetel Ejiofer in one of the most recent chapters in the Marvel-verse. After losing the use of his hands in a car accident renowned surgeon Dr. Strange delves into a world of magic and mysticism to get his life back. Then we discuss the Netflix Original, The Discovery (2017) starring Jason Segel, Rooney Mara and Robert Redford. When a scientist discovers definitive proof of an after-life society takes...

Duration:00:58:16

Episode 60 Dear Zachary (2008) & The Verdict (1982)

7/31/2017
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This week we discuss two films that look at the many problems in our legal system. First we discuss the documentary Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008). A heart wrenching story about a man that was killed by his estranged girlfriend who at the time was pregnant with his child. The story continues to unfold and goes in many surprising directions. Next we discuss the Sidney Lumet film The Verdict (1982) starring Paul Newman. The story of a down and out lawyer that gets a...

Duration:01:17:22

Episode 59 Some Like It Hot (1959)

7/24/2017
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This week we go back to our Embarrassed As F#@% films. This is the running list of films that we are embarrassed that we've never seen. This week we discuss one of the films from Joe's list once again with Some Like It Hot (1959). An iconic comedy where Tony Curtis and Jack Lemon go on the run from the mob and have to dress as women to join an all woman's jazz band. They both end up trying to get the attention of one of their band mates played by Marilyn Monroe. It's hilarious and defies...

Duration:00:53:09

Episode 58 Handsome (2017) & Mindhorn (2017)

7/16/2017
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This week we discuss two films that are Netflix exclusives and both are absurd comedies involving murder mysteries. First we discuss a film written and directed by Jeff Garland called HANDSOME (2017). Garland plays a detective named Gene Handsome who is investigating the murder of his new neighbors nanny. Then we discuss a film from England called MINDHORN (2017). The film is about a long forgotten former TV star who is called out of obscurity to reprise his old role to help solve a...

Duration:00:47:02