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Uncut Gems and Atlantics

Uncut Gems and Atlantics

December 31, 2019

We're talking about two films this week which are popping up on many people's best of the year lists... but will they get any love from the Academy when they announce the nominees for this year's little golden statue award?

If there was any justice in the world, Adam Sandler will hear his name called for his role in the Safdie Brothers' latest gritty New York crime drama, Uncut Gems.

And if you don't know who Mati Diop is... just wait, cause you soon will. Her feature film debut, Atlantics, is on the shortlist for International Best Picture nominees. If you want to know just how good it is, you can find it streaming on Netflix.


Intro: 0:00 - 13:35

Uncut Gems: 13:50 - 1:35:10

Atlantics: 1:35:15 - 2:18:42

Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker

December 24, 2019

After 42 years the beloved Star Wars Skywalker Saga is coming to an end with Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker but did JJ Abrams and a boardroom of Disney executives stick the landing? And what does the future look like in a galaxy far, far away?


Intro: 0-12:50

Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker: 13:05 - 2:01:12


* We had planned to cover Hu Bo's An Elephant Sitting Still this week but with holiday travel we couldn't fit the 4 hour epic in. We'll get to it in the next few weeks.

Marriage Story and Honey Boy

Marriage Story and Honey Boy

December 20, 2019

We're putting the family unit under the microscope this week with two films that track the downward slope of disfunction.

Up first is Noah Baumbach's semi-autobiographical examination of divorce, Marriage Story, which finally hit Netflix and is certain to garner some Oscar nominations.

Then we take a look at Shia LaBeouf's semi-autobiographical depiction of the pitfalls of an abusive parental relationship in Honey Boy... which will almost certainly be ignored during awards season.


Intro: 0:00 - 18:21

Marriage Story: 18:55 - 1:02:18

Honey Boy: 1:02:36 - 1:59:11

Dark Waters and The Report

Dark Waters and The Report

December 10, 2019

It's legal talk and lots of paperwork this week on the Cinema Vertigogo Podcast as we lose all faith in humanity with stories of moral bankruptcy and corruption.

First up is the corporate horror story about the poisoning of the world (including you) Dark Waters. Then we abandon the higher ground for the shameful practice of torture in The Report.


Intro: 0:00 - 7:00

Dark Waters: 7:07 - 39:55

The Report: 39:58 - 1:28:35

The Irishman and Knives Out
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and Pause

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and Pause

November 27, 2019

We're examining the family dynamic and the damage it can leave in its wake this week on the Cinema Vertigogo Podcast.

First up is the biopic that is bringing audiences to tears with its unbridled goodness, the Fred Rogers biopic, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.

After that, we head to Greece for the story of a woman on the edge of a breakdown as her body and marriage turn against her in Pause.


Intro: 0:00 - 22:15

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: 22:16 - 1:00:00

Pause: 1:00:03 - 1:4030

The Death of Dick Long and Ford v. Ferrari

The Death of Dick Long and Ford v. Ferrari

November 19, 2019

Y'all wanna get weird? 

We're treading into some strange territory on this episode of the Cinema Vertigogo Podcast as we take on one of the darkest of dark comedies we've seen in a while, The Death of Dick Long.

Then we're hitting the track for the big star biopic, Ford v. Ferrari.


Intro: 0:00 - 13:29

The Death of Dick Long: 13:30 - 53:01

Ford v. Ferrari: 53:02 - 1:47:15

Doctor Sleep and Primal

Doctor Sleep and Primal

November 11, 2019

One is a sequel we didn't know we needed... the other an obvious paycheck job that Nic Cage must have been desperate for. On this week's episode of the Cinema Vertigogo Podcast, we're talking about the Stephen King approved sequel to The Shining, Doctor Sleep and the jaguar on a boat bust, Primal

Intro: 0:00 - 9:25

Primal: 9:26 - 50:52

Doctor Sleep: 50:53 - 2:00:18

Parasite and The Fanatic
The Lighthouse and Tigers are not Afraid

The Lighthouse and Tigers are not Afraid

October 30, 2019

Our horror movie month comes to a close with two of the most talked-about horror movies of the year.

First, we get a master's class in acting with Willem Dafoe and R.Patt in The Lighthouse.

Then we see the real-life horrors of life on the streets of Mexico with the dark fairy tale, Tigers are not Afraid.


Intro: 0:00 - 9:48

The Lighthouse: 9:50 - 57:54

Tigers are not Afraid: 57:55 - 1:22:00