The French Connection, starring Gene Hackman as a narcotics officer playing a hunch to stop an international drug buy, is a classic for its kinetic chase scenes, not necessarily for its well-realized characters or compelling plot. Join us for the podcast to find out how it holds up over 50 years after its release.
It has been 35 years since Hoosiers became the definitive Indiana basketball movie, and possibly one of the all-time great inspirational sports movies. Though we both were born and raised in Indiana, we somehow managed to miss this movie entirely. Join us for the podcast as we talk our way through our feelings about this beloved classic.
Get Shorty’s portrayal of Hollywood might feel a little dated over 25 years later but it remains undeniably cool, which is what you’d expect from an adaptation of an Elmore Leonard novel. Join us for a conversation of this slick mashup of Hollywood and mafia.
The Conversation (1974) is a film about a freelance surveillance specialist’s (Gene Hackman) struggle with guilt, shame, ethics, and paranoia. Released in the same year as The Godfather Part II, it is also written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola. The trademark style of Coppola is obvious, but is it any good? Join us on the podcast to find out what we thought.