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A socialist podcast about movies and culture based in Edmonton, Alberta. New releases, throwbacks, TV and more get covered here and on our Patron-only feed. Host | Evan MacDonald Editor | Jamar Powell

Kino Lefter Evan MacDonald

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 54 Ratings

A socialist podcast about movies and culture based in Edmonton, Alberta. New releases, throwbacks, TV and more get covered here and on our Patron-only feed. Host | Evan MacDonald Editor | Jamar Powell

    130 - Mayor Pete: Liberal ASMR with Alex from Haus of Decline

    130 - Mayor Pete: Liberal ASMR with Alex from Haus of Decline

    On cipher politics and Mayor Pete's struggle against Black voters. Alex from Haus of Decline joins. Director Jesse Moss of Boys State returns with this "intimate" look at the campaign and domestic life of Mayor Pete Buttigieg during the 2020 Democratic primary.

    ReComradations:
    Alex: True Detective season two
    Evan: The Beauty President, dir. Whitney Skauge (2021) The Double Life of Véronique (1991) & Three Colours Blue (1993), dir. Krzysztof Kieślowski
    Rate + review the show on the podcatcher of your choice! Join the Kino Lefter DiscordJoin the Kino Lefter Facebook group "Kino Lefter VIP Cinema Experience"Get access to Primo Lefter, our weekly bonus show on our Patreon for just $3 per month. 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    PREVIEW - Bolt Driver with Valerie Faye

    PREVIEW - Bolt Driver with Valerie Faye

    The wonderful Valerie Faye joins me to discuss the mysterious Taxi Driver homage Bolt Driver, which says a lot about society.

    This is a preview of Primo Lefter, our weekly premium show. You can visit our Patreon to get access to this episode, our archive, and a new episode every week. 

    • 2 min
    129 - Squid Game and Late Capitalism (From The Korea File) with André Goulet and Paris Marx

    129 - Squid Game and Late Capitalism (From The Korea File) with André Goulet and Paris Marx

    Evan's on vacation this week, so enjoy this episode of The Korea File where host André Goulet chats with Evan and Paris Marx of Tech Won't Save Us about Squid Game, the limits of anti-capitalist art, and Fortnite.

    From The Korea File:

    "On a celebratory 100th episode host Andre Goulet welcomes Harbinger Media Network podcast pals Paris Marx of leftist tech worldview critique show Tech Won't Save Us and Evan MacDonald of socialist film review show Kino Lefter to explore the historical parallels and context of Squid Game, examine the show's cultural capitalist critique, regret impulsive investments in crypto currency and try to explain why we can't help but hate those notorious VIPs.

    Hear Paris' popular tech critique show Tech Won't Save Us at https://techwontsave.us/ and support his work at https://www.patreon.com/techwontsaveus

    Subscribe to hear 128 episodes of Evan's excellent, long-running Kino Lefter series at https://www.buzzsprout.com/226175 and get access to more than 100 bonus episodes by supporting the show at https://www.patreon.com/kinolefter

    Hear Andre's political panel show Harbinger Society Presents at https://www.spreaker.com/show/harbinger-society-presents

    Find out more about our work building a politically progressive podcast community at https://harbingermedianetwork.com/

    This conversation was recorded on November 1st, 2021."

    • 56 min
    128 - In Conversation with Gillian McKercher: Orphaned and the legacies of oil and gas development

    128 - In Conversation with Gillian McKercher: Orphaned and the legacies of oil and gas development

    Watch Orphaned here.

    This week Gillian McKercher stops by to discuss her new documentary available now on CBC Gem: Orphaned. Tackling the issue of orphaned wells in Alberta, the film highlights the need to clean up the thousands of idling sites and the people on the ground working towards change.

    Check out Kino Sum Productions. 
    Rate + review the show on the podcatcher of your choice! Join the Kino Lefter DiscordJoin the Kino Lefter Facebook group "Kino Lefter VIP Cinema Experience"Get access to Primo Lefter, our weekly bonus show on our Patreon for just $3 per month. 

    • 51 min
    PREVIEW - Don't Think Twice (2016) and Improv Comedy with Sophie and Rob [the first ten minutes]

    PREVIEW - Don't Think Twice (2016) and Improv Comedy with Sophie and Rob [the first ten minutes]

    WARNING: graphic descriptions of the improv comedy scene are found throughout the episode. Listener discretion is advised. 
    Sophie from Dumb Bitch Media and Rob from Dumb & Awful return to discuss the Mike Birbiglia directed 2016 comedy-drama Don't Think Twice about the trials and tribulations of an NYC improv comedy troupe known as "The Commune." We also discuss their experiences in the improv comedy world and basically just gossip a lot it's very fun.

    This is a preview of Primo Lefter, our weekly premium show. You can visit our Patreon to get access to this episode, our archive, and a new episode every week. 

    • 10 min
    127 - GUN BARREL 009: No Time to Die #BringBackJinx

    127 - GUN BARREL 009: No Time to Die #BringBackJinx

    ***Content warning: discussion of sexual violence at 1:42:50 - 1:43:20***

    Jeremy, Olav, and Kaden join the expert panel to discuss the 25th James Bond film, No Time to Die.

    Discussed inside: Jeffrey Wright's Felix Leiter, Ana de Armas thirst, Bond's relationships and interiority, physical deformities, and what should be next for the franchise (being public domain.) As well, we explore two articles from the National Review (one from Armond) bemoaning the "wokeness" of the Bond franchise and how Lizzo could have sex with Bond. 

    ReComradations:
    Jeremy: American Crime Story + Big Shiny Takes and The Forgotten Corner + his new Substack
    Kaden: Squid Game + twerking at PetroCan + be nice to service workers +  all your parents
    Evan: Ma, dir. Tate Taylor (2019)
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    • 2 hrs 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

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10/10 beautiful podcast

One of my favorite podcasts! I started listening about a year ago & have learned and laughed so much. I recommend it to all my friends.

CountScrofula ,

Best movie podcast out there

I've been a listener since episode 1 and this is the best movie podcast out there, viewing movies as political documents and discussing them using great left analysis and hilarious riffing.

The hosts are screamingly funny and the analysis and discussion is excellent. Hugely entertaining every time and I always leave knowing a little more than I did. Great stuff.

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hot takes on movies

Three hosts give piping hot takes on a variety of movie.

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