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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

    134 - Spider-Man: No Way Home with Paris Marx: Spider-Pay Pig

    134 - Spider-Man: No Way Home with Paris Marx: Spider-Pay Pig

    Paris Marx, host of fellow Harbinger Media podcast Tech Won't Save Us joins Evan to discuss Spidey's latest outing, Spider-Man: No Way Home.  We discuss Peter Parker's working class roots, and how Disney/Sony's new version of the character worships billionaire power and technological might at the expense of character development.

    And spoilers ahead! The whole film gets spoiled up top so don't listen if you're spoiler adverse.

    ReComradations:
    Evan: A Snake of June, dir. Shinya Tsukamoto (2002)
    Paris: [1] The Lord of the Rings film trilogy {2] The Matrix Resurrections, dir. Lana Wachowski (2021) 
    Listen to Tech Won't Save Us! 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 28 min
    133 - House of Gucci & Dear Evan Hansen with Vic

    133 - House of Gucci & Dear Evan Hansen with Vic

    Please note that the second half of this episode contains conversations on self harm and suicide, which can't be avoided because it's central to the plot of Dear Evan Hansen.

    2021 provided its share of highs and lows at the cinema, and these two films capture them well. Dear Evan Hansen is the rancid musical that's somehow not a coming out story, and House of Gucci is an auto-pilot Ridley Scott Movie. Friend of the show Vic returns to navigate through these challenging works.

    Vic: [1] Pokemon Brilliant Diamond [2] Picking up Naloxone or Narcan
    Evan: An Angel at my Table, dir. Jane Campion (1990) 
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    132 - Marvel's Eternals: Tears on the Ashes with Karen Mills

    132 - Marvel's Eternals: Tears on the Ashes with Karen Mills

    Celebrated director of Nomadland Chloé Zhao returns to cinemas with Marvel's Eternals, hyped as a new superhero masterpiece and a win for diverse casting in blockbusters, they instead delivered an absolute mess reviled by fans and critics alike. How did this happen? And why is the bombing of Hiroshima used as character development for a guy named Phastos? Karen Mills from Alberta Advantage and C.H.A.N.G.E. Agents returns.

    ReComradations:
    Karen: The Wheel of Time on Amazon Prime
    Evan: Devil in a Blue Dress, dir. Carl Franklin (1995) 
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    PREVIEW - CODA: Inclusion and Worker Power with Snubs and Dubs

    PREVIEW - CODA: Inclusion and Worker Power with Snubs and Dubs

    Kyle and Jason from Snubs & Dubs: A Best Picture Podcast join to discuss CODA directed by Sian Heder streaming on Apple TV+.

    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
    131 - Red Notice: "The Most Watched Film of All Time" with I Have Some Notes

    131 - Red Notice: "The Most Watched Film of All Time" with I Have Some Notes

    Gregg from I Have Some Notes joins after Evan's appearance on that show to chat about Kingsman: The Golden Circle. 

    Red Notice is a content delivery vessel starring The Rock, Gal Gadot, and Ryan Reynolds in an art caper / franchise starter that is now Netflix's most viewed film of all time. Every single person alive or dead has seen this film. 

    ReComradations:
    Evan: cat ownership 
    Gregg: Dan Olson's Fifty Shades series
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    PREVIEW - Disney+ Day and Making Westworld Real

    PREVIEW - Disney+ Day and Making Westworld Real

    This episode is a run down of what happened on our most sacred public holiday, Disney+ Day, as well as my reaction to The Simpsons Plusaversary, Hawkeye, and my impressions of Disney's attempt to make Westworld happen, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser.

    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. 

    • 44 sec

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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