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Once in a generation, a voice emerges that captures the essence of the time. The Reel Film Chronicles is not that voice. This is just a couple of guys who love movies and enjoy discussing them from time to time. Join us for an ongoing dialogue about movies: new and old, blockbuster and indie, contemporary and classic, popular and cult, the well known and the (practically) unheard of, we tackle them all. So put your feet up, relax, and get your popcorn ready as Reel Film Chronicles shares our love of watching and collecting movies of every genre.

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Once in a generation, a voice emerges that captures the essence of the time. The Reel Film Chronicles is not that voice. This is just a couple of guys who love movies and enjoy discussing them from time to time. Join us for an ongoing dialogue about movies: new and old, blockbuster and indie, contemporary and classic, popular and cult, the well known and the (practically) unheard of, we tackle them all. So put your feet up, relax, and get your popcorn ready as Reel Film Chronicles shares our love of watching and collecting movies of every genre.

    Reptile (2023)

    Reptile (2023)

    SHED THE LIES



    Join your intrepid hosts as we delve into this 2023 Netflix crime thriller - a surprisingly good (well, it surprised us at least) film that offers more than any description or trailer could provide. We're fans of all the actors here, and we fanboy over Benicio del Toro and his burning performance here, and talk about how the film world needs more Alicia Silverstone.


    REPTILE (2023)

    | directed by: Grant Singer

    | starring: Benicio del Toro - Justin Timberlake - Alicia Silverstone - Michael Pitt

    | crime

    | 136min

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    https://boxd.it/wKjc



    * Rated explicit/mature for language and subject matter.

    • 55 min
    The Killer (2023)

    The Killer (2023)

    Welcome to the world of The Killer and watch as obsessive, perfectionist filmmaker David Fincher tells the story of an obsessive, perfectionist killer living out his either his worst nightmare or darkest fantasy: his life spiraling out of control after an extra ruins his perfect shot then going on a bloody rampage to get revenge against everybody who has ever wronged him. If I were one of the executives at Fox who had anything to do with Alien 3, I'd probably sleep with at least one eye open from now on. With The Killer, Fincher continues his tradition of protagonists who are weird, misanthropic, and/or emotionally detached loners, live by a very specific set of rules, and wax philosophical about humanity's inhumanity in endless voiceover. A self-described unremarkable man who is exceptional at his job through endless, obsessive practice and meticulous attention to detail, the titular killer is perhaps the most appropriately autobiographical self-insert character that Fincher could have imagined. With murder, mayhem, and a shady underworld of secret assassins (no, not THAT world of secret assassins), and meditations on how the thin veil of civility that is society barely conceals the base instincts of the human race at bay and our most cherished ideals are all lies carefully disseminated to help the powerful exploit the masses, The Killer is sure to delight viewers of all ages. So join your intrepid hosts as we delve into the world of The Killer, explore the latest twisted entry into David Fincher's pantheon, and try our best to avoid ending up on any hit lists of our own.



    THE KILLER (2023)

    | directed by: David Fincher

    | starring: Michael Fassbender - Tilda Swinton - Charles Parnell - Arliss Howard - Kerry O’Malley - Sophie Charlotte

    | Thriller - Crime

    | 118 min

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    https://letterboxd.com/film/the-killer-2023/

    • 55 min
    Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)

    Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)

    A thick mist blankets the countryside as two riders cut their way through the waterlogged landscape, man and beast alike soaked by a slanted rain as ignorant of mercy as it was of the difference between pleasure and pain, redemption and damnation. There was only the fall. Then, a commotion. A man and woman hunted by a group of men, unaware that their role would soon be reversed from predator to prey. One of the riders dismounts, his boots splashing in the puddles, creating tsunamis in miniature. Time slows. The men turn their weapons on the intruder, irritated at the interruption of their sport, but to no avail. Even unarmed, the masked interloper makes quick work of his opponents, moving faster than his opponents can react, disarming and leaving them to wallow in their misery in the mud, and the dirt, and the rain. Always and still, there was the rain.



    The year is 2001. The movie is Brotherhood of the Wolf. The result is a cult classic in the making. Based - very loosely as is usually the case - on actual events, the movie tells the story of two unlikely friends sent to solve the mystery of reports of a vicious beast that is terrorizing the French countryside. For sheer value, one can hardly do better, as Brotherhood of the Wolf is really (at least) five movies in one: an historical epic, a romance, a detective story, a political drama, and an action movie. A story that involves secret cults, bone swords, brothels, royal politics, evil deformed appendages, and taxidermy, Brotherhood of the Wolf is a very specific sort of fever dream that could only have sprung forth from the collective consciousness of the early 2000s. As brazen as it is inventive, Brotherhood of the Wolf is nothing if not unique, and truly one of those films that stands alone almost as a genre unto itself. So join your intrepid hosts at the Reel Film Chronicles as they take you on a journey into the world of 18th Century France to unravel the mystery of the beast of Gévaudan.



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    Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)



    | directed by: Christophe Gans



    | starring: Samuel Le Bihan - - Mark Dacascos - Vincent Cassel - Émilie Dequenne - Monica Bellucci



    | Adventure - Action - Horror - History



    | 143 min


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    Le Pacte des loups: https://boxd.it/21OY

    • 58 min
    The Adults (2023)

    The Adults (2023)

    ADULTHOOD. Warning: Side effects may include drowsiness, swelling, loss of vision and/or hearing, memory loss, crippling self doubt, depression, memory loss, the realization that no adult ever had things figured out, waxing nostalgic for the way things used to be, trouble breathing, having to figure out stupid stuff like mortgages, memory loss, actually enjoying going furniture shopping, the uncontrollable urge to criticize younger generations, awkwardly fumbling your way through numerous social events when you'd rather be at home, drifting apart from friends and loved ones with the occasional reconciliation, memory loss, the uncontrollable urge to criticize older generations, and obsessing over those small parts of your life where you seem to have some semblance of control just for the slightest chance at experiencing something real.



    Other side effects not listed may also occur in some adults. If you notice any other effects, tough luck, there's no one you can call and you're on your own, because nobody else has their deal figured out either. Take only as prescribed. Results may vary.



    Join your intrepid hosts in this exciting episode of the Reel Film Chronicles as they discuss the 2023 film The Adults, which explores the complex relationship of a trio of siblings trying to navigate life in the real world in a slice-of-life format that is in turns heart wrenching and heartwarming. 




    The Adults (2023)



    | directed by: Dustin Guy Defa



    | starring: Michael Cera - Hannah Gross - Sophia Lillis



    | Comedy - Drama



    | 91 min



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    • 46 min
    Bottom 5 Films of 2023

    Bottom 5 Films of 2023

    In this very special episode, your intrepid hosts dive into the depths of cinematic disappointment as they unveil their Bottom Five Films of 2023. Welcome once again to our annual rundown of the cinematic catastrophes that left us bewildered, disappointed, and perhaps a little angry over the past year. From cringe-inducing sci-fi flops to poorly executed franchise entries, and forgettable thrillers, the bottom five list represents a cautionary tale of what happens when creative vision goes awry or when the alchemy of storytelling fails to transmute into cinematic gold.



    This is where, as the saying goes, we wade through the murky waters of mediocrity, and we mark the passing of another rotation around our nearest star with a grimace and a shake of the head, as we recall the films that failed to leave any positive impression on us or left us disappointed. This annual tradition serves as a solemn reminder of the diverse landscape of cinema, where not every endeavor reaches the heights of greatness, and some inevitably crash and burn in spectacular fashion.



    So join us, The Reel Film Chronicles, as we reflect on the unfortunate missteps and cinematic misfires of the past year. Whether you cringe in solidarity or vehemently disagree with our choices, your engagement fuels our passion for discussing the art of filmmaking, even when it's less than stellar. We thank you for enduring this journey with us, whether it's out of morbid curiosity or a shared disdain for the cinematic failures of 2023.


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    • 44 min
    Top 10 Films of 2023

    Top 10 Films of 2023

    In this very special episode, your intrepid hosts run down their Top 10 Films of 2023. Welcome once again to our annual rundown of our top 10 films, as we review the movies that moved, entertained, awed, or otherwise inspired us over the past year. From mega blockbusters to independent dramas, established action franchises to emerging horror icons, giant radioactive lizards to famous historical figures, there's a little something for everybody. This is where, as the saying goes, the rubber meets the road, and we mark the passing of another rotation around our nearest star with a look back at the cinematic stories that left their impression on us. This annual tradition is a way for us to take some time to reflect on a few of our new favourite films and share our love of movies with our listeners, hopefully inspiring those of you on your own film journey with a mix of the comfort of the familiar and the excitement of the undiscovered. So listen along with The Reel Film Chronicles, and maybe discover a few new favourite movies as well. Or hate listen with complete and utter disdain for all of our picks for 2023's top 10. Either way it boosts our numbers, so it's all good in the end, and we thank you for your patronage (or anti-patronage, as the case may be).

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    • 1 hr 35 min

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