“And by movie lover I’m talking about folks who enjoy watching all types of movies. From silents (Dr. Caligari’s Cabinet was mentioned briefly in the Citizen Kane episode) to 4K, multi-screen blockbusters.
I like listening to anybody talking about movies I like & respect (Citizen Kane), that I love (The Wizard of Oz) & that I’ve seen but don’t really care for (Ben Hur).
Nit pick: Paul Scheer surprises me in that he perports to love film but had never seen Citizen Kane until cramming for this show. Huh?!
Paul said that the viewers knew the secret of what “Rosebud” was from the beginning of the film. He thought Orson Welles let the cat outta the bag in the first scene featuring adolescent Kane. Wrong. Welles is better than that. We don’t find out the sectet of Rosebud until the sad end of this great movie.
Whaddaya expect from discussing a dense film like this after only on viewing? I’ve the advantage of having seen this epic perhaps a hundred times & reading multiple articles & essays about it.
Nit pick: Are Amy & Paul ever gonna disagree? Remember Siskel & Ebert? The best times on their show was when they disagreed. Ebert would get condescending while Siskel got defensive & sometimes snippy. Who didn’t love this show?!
Yo, Amy & Paul, mix it up, why doncha?
Accolade: I enjoyed interviews of folks connected (tenuously) to the films. But get a little more in depth.
Accolade: I like when they talk about what was going on in the world at the time of the film’s release. Though I already knew almost every fact discussed in the first three eps, I hadn’t really considered the political, economic or cultural climate that the films were birthed into. I gave an extra star in my rating for this alone.
Bottom line: I like this show. I like the hosts. I’m gonna hang in there to see if they get through all 100 movies. I say they don’t make it past 60.
Whaddaya you think?”
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