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LWAF is a podcast where two longtime friends and lifelong film fans clear out their Netflix queue and discuss what they've seen!

LWAF is a podcast where two longtime friends and lifelong film fans clear out their Netflix queue and discuss what they've seen!
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Los Angeles, CA

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LWAF is a podcast where two longtime friends and lifelong film fans clear out their Netflix queue and discuss what they've seen!

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@lwafpod

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English


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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


Episode 057 Don't Think Twice (2016) & The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

7/9/2017
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This week we discuss the Mike Birbiglia film Don’t Think Twice (2016) and the Derek Cianfrance film The Place Beyond The Pines (2012). Don’t Think Twice is a film about an improv group that is struggling to break through when one of their members makes the big time. As a result the relationships within the group begin to deteriorate immediately. The Place Beyond The Pines is a film about a man that when faced with life changing information decides to go for a quick fix and starts robbing...

Duration: 01:16:50


Episode 056 Five Came Back (2017)

7/2/2017
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This week we switched things up. We had planned a discussion of Don’t Think Twice and The Place Beyond The Pines but in honor of the 4th of July holiday we decided to discuss the Netflix Original documentary Five Came Back (2017). A fascinating documentary about five of the most iconic film directors of all time John Ford, John Huston, George Stevens, Frank Capra and William Wyler and their experience when they signed up to go to World War II and make documentaries for the US government....

Duration: 01:07:32


Episode 55 Christine (2016) & Manglehorn (2014)

6/25/2017
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This week we have two very intense dramas. First we discuss the Al Pacino, Holly Hunter and Chris Messina film Manglehorn (2014) . Directed by David Gordon Green Manglehorn is a film about an aging misanthrope that yearns for a lost love from his past. Then we discuss the film Christine (2016) starring Rebecca Hall and Michael C. Hall. The film is based on a true story of a small town reporter that struggles with mental illness and the rapidly changing news business. She ultimately...

Duration: 00:52:44


Episode 054 Win It All (2017) & Dope (2015)

6/11/2017
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First we discuss the Joe Swanberg film starring Jake Johnson, Win It All (2017). A story about a degenerate gambler that gets in over his head and has to turn his life around. Then we discuss the Rick Famuyiwa film Dope (2015). About three nerds growing up in south central and when they get caught up in a drug deal, they have to figure out how to get out of the trouble circling around them. Next we have our Against the Grain segment where we discuss films where our opinion of goes against...

Duration: 01:07:56


EPISODE 53 TRAIN TO BUSAN (2016) & THE JUNGLE BOOK (2016)

6/4/2017
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After a week off we dive back in. First up was a suggestion from a listener and friend @editvideofaster with the film Train To Busan (2016). A Korean horror film about a train over run by a zombie horde. Then we discuss the huge blockbuster remake The Jungle Book (2016) directed by Jon Favreau. Both films are innovative and very well made. Next we have our Big Boys Don’t Cry segment where Joe and Nick discuss films that have made them cry. First up Nick discusses the Scarlett Johansson...

Duration: 01:10:09


Episode 52 A Gentleman's Agreement (1947) & A Single Man (2009)

5/22/2017
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This week we discuss two very different films with unforeseen parallels. First we discuss A Gentleman's Agreement (1947) starring Gregory Peck and directed by Elia Kazan. Then we discuss the first film from designer and director Tom Ford A Single Man (2009). Starring Colin Firth, Julianne Moore and Nicholas Hoult the film is a very stylized look at a gay man in the 1950's struggling to get past the sudden death of his partner. Then we have a segment we call Hidden Gems. Where we suggest...

Duration: 01:24:50


Episode 51 Imperial Dreams (2014) & Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

5/14/2017
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This week we discuss the Netflix original Imperial Dreams (2014) starring John Boyega as a ex-convict recently released from prison and trying to escape the pit falls of his old life. Then we have the Cold War thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) a complex but engrossing thriller with a stellar cast and an endlessly unfolding plot. Next we have our longest running segment called Hidden Gems where we discuss two films we think haven’t been seen enough. Since it has some parallels to...

Duration: 01:01:48


Episode 050 The Dark Knight (2008) & Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

5/7/2017
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For our 50th episode Joe and Nick have a jammed packed show. First up is our long awaited discussion of The Dark Knight (2008). Joe loves the film and Nick hates it, finally we discuss why. Then for this special episode we discuss Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 fresh from the opening day screening. Next we debut a new segment Impression Roulette. In this special segment we break out our absolute best impressions and Nick and Joe pair these voices with iconic movie lines and see if their...

Duration: 01:27:59


Episode 049 Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) & The Little Prince (2015)

4/30/2017
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We have two animated films on tap this week. First we discuss Kubo and the Two Strings (2016), an impressive and imaginative film about a boy and his complicated family dynamics. Then we discuss the Netflix original The Little Prince (2015). Directed by Mark Osborne, one of the directors of the original Kung Fu Panda, this film is based on the esoteric and philosophical children's book The Little Prince. Then we introduce a new segment Pet Peeves where we discuss cinematic annoyances...

Duration: 01:05:28


Episode 48 The Impossible (2012) & The Wave (2015)

4/23/2017
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This week our films are similar, they both deal with the devastation of tsunamis. The first film is The Impossible (2012) about the 2004 disaster in South East Asia. The film follows the true story of one families fight to find each other after the massive disaster. Our second film is The Wave (2015) the story of the potential scenario if the narrow Norwegian fjord Geiranger collapsed and created a massive tsunami engulfing a small village. While both films show the extent of the...

Duration: 01:13:16

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