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The Film Board gathers for an in-depth panel discussion on a film just released in theaters and spoil it rotten.

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    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

The Film Board gathers for an in-depth panel discussion on a film just released in theaters and spoil it rotten.

    Argylle

    Argylle

    The spy action comedy "Argylle" arrives in theaters this month with an all-star cast but mixed critical reviews. The film comes from director Matthew Vaughn, known for stylized spy franchises like "Kingsman." It also represents Apple TV+'s most ambitious foray into major theatrical releases to date.
    "Argylle" stars Henry Cavill as the titular super spy, alongside Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Rockwell, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O'Hara and others. The convoluted plot involves uncovering a global conspiracy which is the cinematic equivalent of a snake eating another snake that is eating a USB stick.
    But the major talking point is a surprise twist ending that just does some stuff to Vaughn’s cinematice universes. Vaughn has hinted at ambitions to build a spy movie universe for years. The "Argylle" twist formally bridges a bunch of his prior work.
    But box office has been soft for recent Vaughn spy installments, raising questions about appetite for an interconnected spy world. "Argylle” is underperforming right now.
    The film's source novel also has an unusual backstory. Vaughn originally wanted to adapt "I Am Pilgrim," but couldn't secure rights. So he enlisted that book's author Terry Hayes along with Tammy Cohen to pen an "Argylle" novel as if it were written by Bryce Dallas Howard's character. That doesn’t make the story of the movie any easier.
    Film Sundries
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ferrari

    Ferrari

    The Film Board Gathers! The gang of thugs is here to take on a movie currently in theaters, and this month, we have Michael Mann’s return to the big screen with “Ferrari.” Join Pete Wright with Tommy Metz III and Justin "JJ" Jaeger as they unpack the high-octane drama that has raced into theaters.
    Mann's return to the big screen after a lengthy hiatus has been much anticipated, with "Ferrari" taking the spotlight. The film, lensed with the sharp eye of Erik Messerschmidt, dives deep into the life of the legendary Enzo Ferrari, whose passion for racing is as much a part of his identity as the iconic vehicles bearing his name. However, it's not all smooth driving; the hosts discuss the mixed reactions from their broader social circles, hinting at a narrative that may have missed some turns.
    They tackle the performances head-on, with one in particular sparking controversy — a character whose Italian accent may have veered off track. The narrative structure of the film is another point of contention, with the hosts questioning whether the story's stakes were effectively established and if the portrayal of the pivotal Mille Miglia race hit the mark.
    Despite the debate, there's a clear appreciation for the craftsmanship behind "Ferrari." The cinematography scores high marks from the crew, even if some performances do not. And as always, the conversation isn't just about the film itself but what it represents, both in the pantheon of racing movies and in Mann's own storied career.
    Film Sundries
    Watch this on Apple or find other places at JustWatchTheatrical trailerEnzo Ferrari: The Man and the Machine by Brock W. YatesLetterboxd
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Silent Night

    Silent Night

    The Film Board Gathers! Pete, JJ, and Tommy settle in ‘round the hearth to hear the story of the vengeful electrician and the silent treatment in John Woo’s return to Hollywood: Silent Night.
    Ok, right up front, The Film Board normally tries to pick films that are likely to be a bit bigger at the box office. Normally. But we have some ties to this production and, frankly, it’s a film trying some interesting things.
    No dialog? Sure! John Woo’s first Hollywood production in years? You bet! Ok, so those are two things. Maybe it tries for more. Who could be sure? The point is, we didn’t love the movie, but we had a blast talking about it, and we hope you have just as much of a blast listening to it. Even if... especially if... you don’t go see it yourself.
    Film Sundries
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    • 57 min
    Erik Messerschmidt joins Justin Jaeger and Tommy Metz III for a Conversation on The Killer

    Erik Messerschmidt joins Justin Jaeger and Tommy Metz III for a Conversation on The Killer

    This month, The Film Board is taking on David Fincher's latest, The Killer. Cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt sat down with Justin Jaeger and Tommy Metz III to talk about making the movie, how movies are made, and why David Fincher's reputation in one important area is wildly overstated.

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    • 30 min
    The Killer

    The Killer

    “The Killer,” it turns out, is an interesting litmus test for movie lovers. David Fincher’s latest seems to push viewers to their corners. Is it just a movie? A competent excursion in action beats and voice-over? Or is it a meditation on what it means to work, but told through the eyes of a professional assassin? Or, perhaps the most cynical, is it simply a boring travelogue of a man exercising privilege through international travel and fast food? 

    Whatever it is for you, it’s worth talking about for us. So, the Film Board Gathers. Justin Jaeger, Tommy Metz III, and Pete Wright watched The Killer and as noted fans of Fincher’s work, you can imagine we have a lot to talk about.

    We spend a significant portion of our conversation dissecting the film's unique marriage of high-brow and low-brow tendencies. The film's protagonist, an assassin who embodies an intricate blend of sophistication and vulgarity, presents a clear dichotomy of character, highlighted in his fluent speech and the deliberate placement of an earbud with a pinky finger, contrasted with his choice of a 10-gram protein meal at McDonald's.

    As we navigate through the narrative arc of the film, we reflect on its deep-seated symbolism and the meticulousness of the protagonist. Our conversation moves from an analysis of the film to its comparison with other popular titles, such as Steven Soderbergh's work and the John Wick series. We muse over the film's realistic, almost journalistic approach to the assassin's world, which stands in stark contrast to the more fanciful, comic-book-like portrayal in Wick.

    A highlight of our discussion is our interview with Eric Messerschmidt, the cinematographer of The Killer, known for his work on Mank, Mindhunter, Devotion, and the upcoming Ferrari. We delve into the technical aspects of filming, the use of motion control, and the creative process behind the scenes. Messerschmidt's insights add a new dimension to our understanding of the film and reaffirm our appreciation for the precision and control employed in its making. The full interview will be the very next episode for those curious about when Erik saw Star Wars and what that says about loving movies. 

    Our collective verdict on "The Killer" is quite positive. We’re enamored by the film's patience, precision, and unique take on the assassin genre. 

    Film Sundries
    Watch this on NetflixTheatrical trailerThe Complete The KillerLetterboxd
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Killers of the Flower Moon

    Killers of the Flower Moon

    Martin Scorsese first optioned the rights to David Grann's bestselling book Killers of the Flower Moon back in 2016, sensing it would make for a powerful film. After years of pre-production, casting leads like Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, and nailing down the intricate period details of 1920s Oklahoma, Scorsese finally brought his sprawling murder mystery to life. 

    Here's a hint at what we talk about:

    We dig into the movie's treatment of the real-life Osage murders, analyzing if Scorsese succeeded in his goal of reclaiming this story for the indigenous victims. There's debate around the choice to focus on DiCaprio and De Niro's characters rather than the Native American perspectives. We also discuss standout performances from Lily Gladstone and Brendan Fraser, and touch on the cinematography and editing. 

    Here are a few other points in our discussion:

    The pacing and episodic nature of the 3.5 hour runtimeThe reliability of DiCaprio's character Accuracy of the Osage language spokenThe effectiveness of Scorsese's meta cameoHow this compares to past Scorsese films  
    Killers of the Flower Moon prompted a thought-provoking discussion on our show. While we didn't all see eye to eye, we appreciated the chance to dig into this complex and haunting story. We have a great time talking about it, so check it out then tune in before The Film Board adjourns again!

    Film Sundries
    Watch this on Apple or find other places at JustWatchTheatrical trailerKillers of the Flower Moon by David GrannLetterboxd
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    • 1 hr 3 min

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