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Episode 27: Apichatpong Weerasethakul - Around the World in 80 Films, pt. 2 Thailand

Part 2 of Around the World in 80 Films. Joined by Matt Schlee from cineccentric.com, this episode goes into the Thai film industry. We focus on the career of Apichatpong Weerasethakul. We also discuss the sin that Francis Ford Coppola committed against The Legend of Suriyothai, as well as my first experience watching a Thai film and seeing someone defecate on screen. (It made more sense the second time around).

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Episode 26: "Starring John Cho" - His Films & The Asian-American Experience in Hollywood

This episode is a doozy. I am joined by super-friend Jamie Loo and Fin Coe. Fin is the Co-Creative director of the New Colony theatre in Chicago. We discuss one of my favorite movie stars, John Cho. We discuss five of Mr. Cho’s films: Better Luck Tomorrow, Harold & Kumar, Star Trek, Columbus, and Searching. Fin and Jamie also share their perspective on the depictions of Asian-Americans in Hollywood and in the American media in general, and how important it is to see other Asian-Americans in film, tv, sports, etc. Phenomenal conversation about a phenomenal actor and a lot more.

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New Colony theatre

Jamie Loo

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Episode 25: Luchino Visconti's Filmography, Pt. 2

Matthew Gasteier, co-host of The Complete podcast, joins FBF to discuss the filmography of Luchino Visconti. We cover the entire filmography in two episodes. Part 1 we covered OSSESSIONE to THE STRANGER. On this episode, the final part in this double-header, we begin with THE DAMNED and end with THE INNOCENT.

We also include a ranking of Visconti’s top 5 films, and I answer the very important question of who is hotter, Visconti’s men or Visconti’s women. Spoiler: they’re both hot.

We switch things up a bit this episode. Instead of discussing how hot Alain Delon was, we discuss how hot Helmut Berger was. This episode is pretty spoiler free, so feel free to listen even if you haven't watched every Visconti film made.

If you're new to Visconti, this episode is a terrific place to start. Matt is one of my favorite movie podcasters and it's an honor to have him on.

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Episode 24: Around the World in 80 Films, Pt. 1 - Cambodia and the Cinema of Rithy Panh

Matt Schlee from Cineccentric.com joins FBF to kick-off his "Around the World in 80 Films" essay series with a discussion about Cambodian film. We focus on the contemporary filmmaker Rithy Panh and his movies RICE PEOPLE, S21, and THE MISSING PICTURE (the latter of which is available streaming on Netflix).

On this episode we also discuss my Facets DVD experience with SATANTANGO, my obsession with Telluride Film Festival, and the time my friends yelled at me after someone shit in the woods during a Weerasethakul film.

(Mike and Stephanie, I am so glad I went to your wedding instead of a stupid film festival. Love you guys!)

Intro & History of Cambodian Cinema: 0:00 - 26:00
Rice People: 26:00-38:00
S21: 38:00-54:00
Missing Picture: 54:00-1:08:00
Outro & Upcoming Episodes: 1:08:00 - End

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Episode 23: Luchino Visconti's Filmography, Pt. 1

Matthew Gasteier, co-host of The Complete podcast, joins FBF to discuss the filmography of Luchino Visconti. We cover the entire filmography in two episodes. Part 1 we cover OSSESSIONE to THE STRANGER (part 2 will begin with THE DAMNED and end with THE INNOCENT).

We discuss bits of Visconti's biography, and we also discuss just how hot Alain Delon. This episode is pretty spoiler free, so feel free to listen even if you haven't watched every Visconti film made.

If you're new to Visconti, this episode is a terrific place to start. Matt is one of my favorite movie podcasters and it's an honor to have him on.

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