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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
    • 4.4 • 60 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

    PREVIEW - Rise of the Planet of the Apes with Rob Rousseau

    PREVIEW - Rise of the Planet of the Apes with Rob Rousseau

    Takes From The Forbidden Zone is back! 
    Rob Rousseau joins me to discuss the first film in the reboot/prequel trilogy, director Rupert Wyatt's Rise of the Planet of the Apes from 2011.

    Listen to the whole series on Patreon for just $3/month. 

    • 2 min
    140 - Everything Everywhere All At Once with Dylan McKeever: taxes can be fun

    140 - Everything Everywhere All At Once with Dylan McKeever: taxes can be fun

    Comedian, writer, and artist Dylan McKeever (@deemakes) joins Evan for a conversation on multiverse fiction, poverty, Asian-American experiences, and Avatar 2 on this week's Kino dedicated to our good friend Michelle Yeoh and her new movie Everything Everywhere All At Once.

    ReComradations
    Evan: [1] Swollening by Jason Purcell [2] Fallen Angels, dir. Wong Kar-wai (1995)
    Dylan: [1] Severance on Apple TV [2] making your own aguas frescas 
    Michelle Yeoh Breaks Down Her Most Iconic Characters | GQRate + 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 13 min
    PREVIEW - The Life and Living Death of Dr. Micheal Morbius with Tristan Turner

    PREVIEW - The Life and Living Death of Dr. Micheal Morbius with Tristan Turner

    Literal angel and my best friend Tristan Turner rejoins the show for this milestone 90th episode of Primo Lefter on the latest disaster from the Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters, or SPUMC: Morbius. Jared Leto is Dr. Michael Morbius, a sick guy who becomes a vampire. We also explore the Morbius discord at the severe risk of being groomed.

    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. 

    • 1 min
    139 - X / Deep Water with Eli Olsberg: Are you familiar with Torque (2004)?

    139 - X / Deep Water with Eli Olsberg: Are you familiar with Torque (2004)?

    Eli Olsberg (Twitter/Letterboxd) visits Kino Nation for a deep dive on two strangely connected films: Ti West's new A24 slasher X and the director of Indecent Proposal's return to the erotic thriller genre starring former lovers Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas Deep Water. Secret lovers, porn, murder, and the crimes of Sam Levinson. It's all here in this mega-sized episode. 

    ReComradations:
    Eli: [1] the filmography of Shinya Tsukamoto [2] Crash - Charli XCX
    Evan: Persona, dir. Ingmar Bergman (1966) 
    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. 

    • 2 hr 7 min
    PREVIEW - Turning Red with Pia Co: "every screen in your home is a portal to the demonic"

    PREVIEW - Turning Red with Pia Co: "every screen in your home is a portal to the demonic"

    Chef, former journalist, and all-around superstar Pia Co joins Evan this week to talk about the latest Pixar film, Domee Shi's Turning Red. Set in 2002 Toronto, it follows a young Chinese-Canadian girl names Mei as she struggles to balance the expectations of family and her friends with an unexpected transformation. 
    We also chat about the conservative backlash to the film, and the argument that it's secretly demonic.

    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. 

    • 1 min
    138 - jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy with Abdul Malik: West of Kanye by John Steinbeck

    138 - jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy with Abdul Malik: West of Kanye by John Steinbeck

    Kino keystone Abdul Malik returns for some F1 shit talk, the writing and projects he's been working on, and the brand-new Netflix documentary jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy. We watch his conservative politics of bootstrap Black capitalism get formed through the creation of The College Dropout to his Trump-embracing and wealth-protected isolation. We also have the chance to talk about the state of documentaries, and the influence of Hoop Dreams on this film.

    ReComradations:
    Evan: The Brood, dir. David Cronenberg (1979)
    Abdul: [1] WWE 2K22 [2] Deep Water, dir. Adrian Lyne (2022)
    Living The American Dream: Coodie & Chike's "Jeen-Yuhs" by Kelley Dong | MUBI 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 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

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i have been left no choice but to subscribe to the Patreon

Dreading the day I run out of backlogged content

My Dooood ,

Pretty bad

I’d love to like it and I listen fairly often (I’m starved for film talk, what can I say?), but it’s not very good at all. Some truly abysmal takes. Don’t listen to the episode on The Mule unless you have a baby’s brain.

Boris Kudelsky ,

The Mule

I appreciate the interpretation of the film in the context of being liberal. Couldn’t stant the girl guest hysterically laughing throughout the show! She just took all the attention. Unfortunately.

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