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17th Nov 2021

Ep. 19 Ishtar

Siskel and Ebert declared Ishtar the worst film of 1987, but others believe the film is a classic. It's an action comedy alluding to the Road To... films of Hollywood's Golden Age, featuring two stars of the Auteur Renaissance. Where do Jacob and Sam's opinions lie on this controversial work?

Sources:

Quora Post

Vanity Fair - MADNESS IN MOROCCO: THE ROAD TO ISHTAR

The New Yorker - Elaine May Talks About “Ishtar”

The Guardian - Hear me out: why Ishtar isn’t a bad movie

The Film Magazine:

Petite Maman (2021) Review by Joseph Wade

The French Dispatch (2021) Review by Christopher Connor

Music:

Awakening (Instrumental) by Wataboi https://soundcloud.com/wataboi

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Music promoted by FDL Music https://youtu.be/X2oQNUOmk2k

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Second Cut
Reviewing Movies With Mixed Reviews
Lots of film podcasts focus on great or bad movies, but what about the ones in the middle? Join film critics Jacob, Kieran, Sam, and The Film Magazine crew as they examine the discourse around and content of films with mixed reviews. If you want thoughtful analysis from dedicated cinephiles, this is the show for you!