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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 24 - Watership Down

2/16/2018
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This week we are joined by John R. to discuss Kevin's pick, Watership Down. Listen as we debate whether or not it is strictly a children's film. We also discuss the recent Criterion flash sale, the passing of Johann Johannsson, as well as other stuff we watched. Thanks for listening! 0:00 - Intro/RIP Johannsson/Criterion Sale 13:56 - What We Watched: Darkest Hour, Hard Eight, Lost in Translation, Miami Vice, Coming to America, Logan Lucky, Den of Thieves, Last Flag Flying, Manhunter, The...

Duration:01:57:42

Episode 23 - Barry Lyndon

2/9/2018
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This week we talk our second 3+ hour, late 19th century European epic in a row with Jonathan's pick, Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon. We also talk Tarantino's unseemly comments about Polanski as well as other stuff we watched. Thanks for listening. Enjoy! 0:00 - Intro/Trailers/News 19:44 - What We Watched: Stargate, mother!, Cartoon College, Song to Song, Haxan, The Departed, Dunkirk, Star Trek Deep Space Nine Season Four, Badlands, High School 1:28:40 - Deep Dive: Barry Lyndon (1975) dir....

Duration:02:20:45

Episode 22 - Amadeus

2/3/2018
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This week we discuss the 8-time Academy Award winning film, Amadeus as well as the recent Academy Award nominations. Plus we get into other stuff we watched including Hostiles and Highlander. There can be only one...episode in which we discuss Christopher Lambert's accent at length. Thanks for listening. Enjoy! 0:00 - Intro 4:27 - Academy Award Nominations/Trailer fatigue 23:09 - What We Watched: Highlander, Raising Arizona, Titicut Follies, Hostiles, The Sweet Smell of Success, American...

Duration:01:31:12

Episode 21: Possession/The Double

1/23/2018
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This week we take the plunge twice for a doppelganger double feature and talk Possession and The Double. We also dig in and battle over the divisive Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets plus lots of other stuff we watched including Phantom Thread, The Post, and Call Me By Your Name. Thanks for listening! 0:00 - Intro 2:44 - What We Watched: Sugarland Express, David Bowie The Last Five Years, The Vault, The Naked Island, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Come and See,...

Duration:02:06:43

Episode 20 - The Dirties

1/12/2018
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On our 20th episode we discuss Matt Johnson's The Dirties and Operation Avalanche. We also talk the Golden Globes ceremony and winners and other stuff we watched. Plus we answer your feedback! Thanks for listening. 0:00 - Intro/Golden Globes 12:16 - What We Watched: David Bowie The Last Five Years, Die Hard, Molly's Game, 12 Angry Men, Only God Forgives, Dead Presidents, Room 666, Platoon, Operation Avalanche 1:22:35 - Deep Dive: The Dirties (2013) dir. Matt Johnson 1:42:02 - Feedback:...

Duration:01:56:46

Episode 18 - Escape from New York/End of the Year Special

12/28/2017
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It's our special end-of-the-year special! We're talking Jonathan's pick, John Carpenter's Escape from New York as well as our best and worst films of the year. Plus we answer your feedback and talk other stuff we watched. Thanks for listening. Enjoy! 0:00 - Intro 9:08 - What We Watched: Spring Breakers, Highway Patrolman, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Sound and the Fury, The Shape of Water, Downsizing, A Ghost Story, Silence, The Killing...

Duration:02:21:55

Episode 17 - Star Wars: The Last Jedi/Bug

12/19/2017
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We return after a week off with a special double deep dive episode in which we talk William Friedkin's psychological horror, Bug as well as the new-to-theaters blockbuster, Star Wars The Last Jedi. Plus we talk other stuff we watched including Star Wars The Force Awakens. Enjoy and thanks for listening! 0:00 - Intro 3:14 - What We Watched: Inglorious Basterds, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Gone Girl, Star Wars The Force Awakens, Eraserhead, The Elephant Man,...

Duration:02:15:06

Episode 16 - The Bad Sleep Well

12/11/2017
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On this week's episode we debate the merit of Kevin's pick, The Bad Sleep Well. Plus we talk the new Alita Battle Angel trailer as well as Tarantino's possible foray into the world of Star Trek and other stuff we watched. Thanks for listening! 0:00 - Intro 12:49 - What We Watched: The Disaster Artist, The Truman Show, The Straight Story, The Departed, Star Trek Generations, Star Trek Insurrection, Star Trek Nemesis, Hellraiser, Lady Bird, Europa, Ivan's Childhood, The Curious Case of...

Duration:01:31:35

Episode 15 - Inland Empire

12/1/2017
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This week we get together to discuss David Lynch's last feature film to date, Inland Empire. Plus, we lament the idea of a Denis Villeneuve-helmed Dune adaptation and we talk news and other stuff we watched. Thanks for listening. Enjoy! 0:00 - Intro 16:53 - What We Watched: Jackass, World on a Wire, Sweet Virginia, The Witch, Wonder Woman (again), Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, Polytechnique, Time Masters, Rock & Rule, Wind River, Godless, Grizzly Man, Army of Shadows, Dune,...

Duration:01:55:56

Episode 12 - Heart of Glass

11/10/2017
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This week we gather to discuss Jonathan's pick, Heart of Glass from 1976. We also get wrist deep into some huge news stories including Kevin Spacey being scrubbed and replaced in Ridley Scott's All the Money in the World and Disney's furthering efforts to wash the world in mediocrity. Plus we answer your feedback. Thanks for listening. Enjoy! 0:00 - Intro/News 11:54 - What we watched: The Last Emperor, The Thin Red Line, Halloween H20, Ali: Fear Eats the Soul, Thief, Certain Women,...

Duration:01:54:25

Episode 9.5 - Bonus Episode

10/26/2017
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This week Kevin and Jon get together to casually discuss what they watched over the past week and discuss the pros and cons of Kristen Stewart. Plus we answer listener feedback and trash the terrible opening scene of Cobra. 0:00 - Intro 2:13 - What We Watched: Only God Forgives, Quantum of Solace, Silence of the Lambs, No Country for Old Men, Clue, While We're Young, The Before Trilogy, Akira, Slacker, A Most Violent Year, Rushmore, Found, Mindhunter. 1:21:45 - Feedback: Favorite Action...

Duration:01:33:56

Film Yak - Episode 8 - Blade Runner 2049

10/10/2017
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This week we find our inner android and dive deep on Denis Villenueve's tone poem, Blade Runner 2049. We also discuss what else we watched this past week, including Jordan's thoughts on Point Break and our glowing evaluation of Blade Runner: The Final Cut. Intro - 0:00 What We Watched - 3:27 Shaun of the Dead - 3:27, My Neighbor Totoro - 5:20, Princess and the Frog - 9:20, Alien: Covenant - 12:55, Walker - 17:11, Spielberg - 23:26, George Lucas's career tangent - 27:40, The 13th Warrior -...

Duration:02:09:52

Episode 7 - Point Break

10/5/2017
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This week we invite special guest Jonathan to discuss Kathryn Bigelow's classic actioner, Point Break. We also take turns discussing what we watched, the new Tomb Raider and Annihilation trailers, as well as answering feedback from you, the listeners. Hope you enjoy! Thanks for listening! 0:00 - Intro 3:35 - What We Watched: L'Argent, The Way of the Gun, Dillinger, Walkabout, Super Dark Times, The Childhood of a Leader, Let Me Make You A Martyr, Jackie, Under the Skin, Twin Peaks: Fire...

Duration:02:04:31

Film Yak Episode 5 - The Name of the Rose

9/25/2017
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This week, co-host Kevin assigned us to watch and review The Name of the Rose, the 1986 murder/mystery starring Sean Connery and Christian Slater as Franciscan monks. We also list our top 5 Harry Dean Stanton performances, talk lots about what we watched this past week, and respond to some feedback. Kevin's heart is broken at least three times. 0:00 – Intro/Banter/Isle of Dogs Trailer 4:00 – Top 5 Harry Dean Stanton Movies 15:50 – What We Watched: mother!, Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream,...

Duration:02:31:19

Episode 3 - Cinema Paradiso

9/11/2017
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Jordan, Jon, and Kevin do a deep dive into Cinema Paradiso and discuss several films they watched over the past week. Plus Jordan gets taken to task about failing to watch his assigned movie from last week and a classic star rating battle between Kevin and Jon. 0:00 - Intro 1:25 - What we watched (Rififi, The Swimmer, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, D2: The Mighty Ducks, Ghost Dog, Coffee and Cigarettes,True Detective) 1:00:15 - What we plan on watching 1:07:43 -...

Duration:01:46:51

Episode 2 - The Battle of Algiers

9/7/2017
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Hosts Jordan, Jon, and Kevin talk about what they watched recently, including Jon's rewatch of all four Scream films, plus Kevin and Jordan duke it out over the indie romcom All the Real Girls, which was Kevin's homework from last week. Taking his turn to pick the film for the deep dive review, Kevin introduces the guys to The Battle of Algiers. Jordan brings up the question of documentary-style vs. cinematic stylization. Trivia battle at the end.

Duration:01:32:58

Episode 1 - The Comedy

9/2/2017
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Hosts Jordan, Jon, and Kevin review movies they've watched recently, including Jon's hateful rewatch of The Dark Knight, Kevin's experience with The Dark Tower, and Jordan's fascination with all things Jim Jarmusch. They also do an in-depth review discussing Rick Alverson's film, The Comedy, including their segment "Battle of the Stars", where they try to guess each other's ratings beforehand. Plus some trivia at the end.

Duration:01:31:38