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Each week, Danielle and Brenton discuss a movie from the Internet Movie Database list of best films, as rated by IMDb account holders. Starting with #1, they are counting up the best movies of all time and looking into some of the greatest films you mightn't ever have seen. An 'Honorable Mention' episode is released once a month, discussing a great film that didn't quite make the Top 250 list.

Each week, Danielle and Brenton discuss a movie from the Internet Movie Database list of best films, as rated by IMDb account holders. Starting with #1, they are counting up the best movies of all time and looking into some of the greatest films you mightn't ever have seen. An 'Honorable Mention' episode is released once a month, discussing a great film that didn't quite make the Top 250 list.
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Australia

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Each week, Danielle and Brenton discuss a movie from the Internet Movie Database list of best films, as rated by IMDb account holders. Starting with #1, they are counting up the best movies of all time and looking into some of the greatest films you mightn't ever have seen. An 'Honorable Mention' episode is released once a month, discussing a great film that didn't quite make the Top 250 list.

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English


Episodes

Episode #27 - Spirited Away

9/16/2019
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Spirited Away - The #27 movie on the IMDb as of September 2019, discussed by Danielle and Brenton, with special guest Miranda Sanchez from IGN. The discussion includes the hidden symbolism detail throughout, and some of the differences between American and Japanese animation films.

Duration:00:55:59

Episode #26 - Saving Private Ryan

9/9/2019
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Saving Private Ryan - The #26 movie on the IMDb as of August 2019, discussed by Danielle and Brenton. The discussion includes a deep breakdown of war and war films, and the amazing little elements, symbolism and character developments by Spielberg throughout the film.

Duration:01:23:09

Episode #25 - Life is Beautiful

8/19/2019
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Life is Beautiful - The #25 movie on the IMDb as of July 2019, discussed by Danielle and Brenton. The discussion includes the incredible mixture of comedy and drama, and the clever foregrounding and story-telling techniques used by Benigni.

Duration:00:39:16

Honorable Mention - Planet of the Apes

8/16/2019
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Planet of the Apes - Rated at 8.0 / 10 on the IMDb as of August 2019, discussed by Danielle and Brenton. The discussion includes a brief break-down of the entire franchise, and their representation on the science, religion and culture of humanity.

Duration:00:47:38

Episode #24 - It's a Wonderful Life

8/12/2019
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It's a Wonderful Life - The #24 movie on the IMDb as of August 2019, discussed by Danielle and Brenton. The discussion includes the influences of finances on mental depression, and the clever set-up / high-concept of the film.

Duration:00:41:30

Episode #23 - The Silence of the Lambs

8/5/2019
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The Silence of the Lambs - The #24 movie on the IMDb as of July 2019, discussed by Danielle and Brenton, with guest Jessica. The discussion includes the fascinating approach to criminal psychology, and the subtle motifs used to provoke a feeling from the audience.

Duration:00:49:02

Episode #22 - Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

7/29/2019
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Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope - The #23 movie on the IMDb as of July 2019, discussed by Danielle and Brenton. The discussion includes the ambitious Sci-Fi concept for audiences upon initial release, and how the special effects stand up pretty well, over 40 years later.

Duration:00:49:16

Episode #21 - City of God

7/22/2019
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City of God - The #22 movie on the IMDb as of July 2019, discussed by Danielle and Brenton. The discussion includes a comparison to traditional crime-drama films, and the multicultural and architecturally diverse setting.

Duration:00:32:14

Honorable Mention - Brokeback Mountain

7/19/2019
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Brokeback Mountain - Rated at 7.7 / 10 on the IMDb as of July 2019, discussed by Danielle and Brenton. The discussion includes the outstanding acting from Ledger and Gyllenhaal, and the tragic reality of homosexuality through the 60s and 70s.

Duration:01:07:35

Episode #20 - Se7en

7/15/2019
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Seven - The #20 movie on the IMDb as of July 2019, discussed by Danielle and Brenton, with special guest Mike Pecci of the 'In Love with the Process' podcast. The discussion includes Fincher's amazing direction, and where film really stands up in today's cinematic climate. Be sure to check out 'In Love With the Process' podcast if you love filmmaking and getting behind the art!

Duration:01:49:05

Episode #19 - Seven Samurai

7/8/2019
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Seven Samurai - The #19 movie on the IMDb as of July 2019, discussed by Danielle and Brenton. The discussion includes the huge influence of this film and Kurosawa's work, and how a foreign-language, black-and-white film from the 1950s, set in 1586, can still hold up so well today!

Duration:00:59:53

Episode #18 - The Matrix

7/1/2019
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The Matrix - The #18 movie on the IMDb as of June 2019, discussed by Danielle and Brenton. The discussion includes the now cliche, but awesome, one-liners and action scenes, and the many religious symbols throughout.

Duration:00:57:52

Episode #17 - Goodfellas

6/24/2019
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Goodfellas - The #18 movie on the IMDb as of May 2019, discussed by Danielle and Brenton. The discussion includes the comparisons between Goodfellas and The Godfather series, and Henry's motivation for his character arc.

Duration:00:31:35

WeAreDb Film Podcast Trailer

6/6/2019
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A quick introduction to the podcast. For a more detailed breakdown of the show, please listen to the 'We Are Db - Introduction' episode.

Duration:00:01:53

Honorable Mention - Rain Man

5/24/2019
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Rain Man - Rated at 8.0 / 10 on the IMDb as of May 2019, discussed by Danielle and Brenton. The discussion includes the outstanding acting from Cruise and Hoffman, and a breakdown of Brenton's Autism spectrum disorder.

Duration:00:48:55

Episode #16 - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

5/20/2019
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - The #17 movie on the IMDb as of May 2019, discussed by Danielle and Brenton, with guest Jessica. The discussion includes the comparisons between the mental health practices of the 1960's and today, and the questionable practices of Nurse Ratched.

Duration:00:48:59

Episode #15 - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

5/13/2019
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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - The #16 movie on the IMDb as of May 2019, discussed by Danielle and Brenton. The episode includes the comparison between this trilogy and the Harry Potter series (and we forgot the fact that the main character in each has a burning scar!). For a spoiler-free broad conversation about The Lord of the Rings and Tolkien's work, please see Episode #7 - The Return of the King.

Duration:00:45:29

Episode #14 - Inception

5/6/2019
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Inception - The #15 movie on the IMDb as of May 2019, discussed by Danielle and Brenton. The discussion includes defining the Nolan style and great modern directors, and a breakdown of the complex storyline. The episode begins with a brief conversation about whether or not you need to see the MCU movies in order to watch Avengers: Endgame; Please listen and comment. This is also the reasoning why Inception is (temporarily) ranked at #15, and not #14, at the time of this recording.

Duration:00:58:15

Episode #13 - Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

4/29/2019
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Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back - The #13 movie on the IMDb as of April 2019, discussed by Danielle and Brenton. The discussion includes why this is the best Star Wars movie ever made, and briefly ranking the series so far. The episode begins with a broad, spoiler-free conversation about Star Wars for those who haven't seen the series, with the specific discussion on The Empire Strikes Back starting at 22:42.

Duration:00:41:52

Honorable Mention - The Revenant

4/26/2019
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The Revenant - Rated at 8.0 / 10 on the IMDb as of April 2019, discussed by Danielle and Brenton, with guest Jessica. The discussion includes the beautiful cinematography, and extended conversations about the underlying messages of climate change and first nations representations.

Duration:01:18:45