27 episodes

Tired of the same old Hollywood Blockbusters and well tread "classics"? Take a detour down a different movie path. A Film Detour.
In each episode John and Bob, two lifelong film buddies, take you off road to one of their favorite, but not so well known, classic films. Films that are beautiful, offbeat and original.

Film Detour John Knapich and Bob Muller

    • TV & Film
    • 4.7 • 6 Ratings

Tired of the same old Hollywood Blockbusters and well tread "classics"? Take a detour down a different movie path. A Film Detour.
In each episode John and Bob, two lifelong film buddies, take you off road to one of their favorite, but not so well known, classic films. Films that are beautiful, offbeat and original.

    Shivers

    Shivers

    'Tis the season to be SCARY. And what better way to send Shivers down your spine than with this Cronenbergian creation. (Nobody delves deeper into your psyche than Ol' Dave.) So, get yourself settled in, turn out all the lights and join us for our 4th Annual HALLOWEEN SHOW! "SHIVERS." Starring the unnervingly sexy Barbara Steele. "Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the tub!"

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Trouble Man and Other Guilty Pleasures

    Trouble Man and Other Guilty Pleasures

    Movies are deeply connected to our moods. There's the cerebral Bergman mood, the artful Truffaut mood, the classic Hitchcock mood and a work of genius by Kurosawa mood. Then there're these babies. Come along with us while we dig deep for the really Good out of The Bad & The Ugly in an episode we call "Trouble Man and Other Guilty Pleasures".

    • 43 min
    Sorcerer

    Sorcerer

    In 1975 William Friedkin went into the jungle with a film crew, an international cast, two trucks and an arsonist from Queens and came out with a masterpiece. A cinematic banquet for the eyes, the ears and the mind. So gas up your truck, grab some popcorn, a couple of cervezas, and a machete and join us for Sorcerer. Starring Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal and Amidiou. Music by Tangerine Dream.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    The Set-Up

    The Set-Up

    Robert Wise was a Hollywood shapeshifter. His ability to move seamlessly from one genre to another, and another, and another is unparalleled. In this installment we discuss Mr. Wise's incredible career, with a focus on his 1949 Film Noir masterpiece The Set-Up.
    Featuring: Feast for the eyes visuals, crackling dialog and wonderful performances, all wrapped up in a beautiful, "real time", 73 minute package. Starring Robert Ryan & Audrey Totter.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Maitresse

    Maitresse

    What do you get when you mix a small time thief with a high priced dominatrix? Well, not exactly Casablanca, but a classic movie love story nonetheless. With a little S&M thrown in for good measure. Hey, a girl's gotta make a living somehow, doesn't she? Join us for Barbet Schroeder's provocative film MAITRESSE. Starring Gerard Depardieu & Bulle Ogier.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    X: The Man With The X-Ray Eyes

    X: The Man With The X-Ray Eyes

    And the EYES have it!!! X:THE MAN WITH THE X-RAY EYES is this year’s offering for our annual Halloween Show!!

    A mini classic directed by Roger Corman and Starring Ray Milland. So, grab your X-Ray Spex & some witches brew and join us! You ain’t seen nuthin’ like this one!!

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Lucky3214 ,

The French Connection II

Loved this podcast! John and Bob had such a good time reviewing this film that it was fun to listen to! It definitely makes me want to watch the movie again and look for all the shots that John and Bob pointed out. A must listen for any film aficionado!

JB in Philly ,

Great film podcast

I’m loving Film Detour. It’s nice to hear two guys who love movies talking about some of their favorites. I’m learning so much!

Eddie Coyle ,

This is how it's done.

I've been a podcast junkie for a decade and have heard my share of film podcasts and I've gotta say that this is one of the best I've heard. Two guys with love for film, pre-Star Wars (so far). Deep diving into films not enough people have seen or have been forgotten. 70's cinema so far; what could be better? The hosts are funny, refreshingly knowledgable and passionate about film. So many filmcasts are dull readings of IMDB info and recitations of the plot; no passion or enthusiasm. This isn't that. It's smart talk about specific shots, edits, memorable dialogue, etc. Not dry stuff; lotsa laffs (but never at the films expense). My only criticism is that I wish the episodes were longer. Subscribe and enjoy.

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