Mon, 16 December 2019
The Little Brother's Shadow: Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas & Casino
Yeah Scorsese's Goodfellas is the older film, but Casino is the grander and more far-reaching of the two films. One of the great debates of modern cinema has been Casino's reputation in the shadow of Goodfellas. In a career spanning nearly five decades, Martin Scorsese's critical reputation has ranked - arguably - over every major American filmmaker before, since, and after. He continues to direct exceptional films. Goodfellas and Casino are monumental achievements. It was a pleasure for Ibrahim & I to sit down and discuss two of this filmmaker's greatest successes.
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Direct download: GoodfelasCasino.mp3
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Sun, 8 December 2019
Voyeurs' Eye - The Life & Death of Bob Crane
On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Ibrahim & I sit down to discuss Auto Focus, Paul Schrader's 2002 biopic of Hogan's Heroes star, Bob Crane. Crane, a popular television star of the late 1960s, would slowly be eaten away by his sexual addiction. Paul Schrader continues his examination of controversial and contradictory men in one of his best films to date. Auto Focus has unjustly been ignored by audiences. Ibrahim & I were thrilled to look at this examination of his life, profiling Crane's sexual addiction, pornography, and voyeurism. As always, we talk film in order to better understand humanity and an ever changing society. It's an interesting talk. We hope you enjoy it.
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Direct download: AutoFocus.mp3
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