Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Podcast: 12 Years A Slave, Top 3 Heartbreaking Scenes, 2013 Movie Surprises – Episode 39

This week on the InSession Film Podcast, the awesome Blake Pertuset joins as we review the incredible 12 Years A Slave, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano and Brad Pitt. Going off that we give our Top 3 Heartbreaking Scenes and discuss movies in 2013 that surprised us in a good way. And we finish of the show with some awesome movie news and films we’ve seen over the last week. Amazing show this week!

It was a huge pleasure to have Blake on the show this week as we reviewed one of the best films of the year in 12 Years A Slave. Blake was really great, and since he’s a Lexingtonian like us, you may hear him come back a little more often. Check it out and let us know what you think in the comment section below. Hope you enjoy and thanks for listening!

12 Years A Slave Movie Review (4:50)
    JD: A+
    Scott: A+
    Blake: A+

Top 3 Heartbreaking Scenes (40:15)
Pulling clips for this was one of the hardest things we’ve had to do when putting the show together. Some of the scenes we talk about are great cinematic moments while others are just gut wrenching to watch, giving you a unique experience for that film. Movies have a great way of getting in touch with your emotional side, which isn’t a bad thing at all and we tackle that this week with our Top 3. What would be your Top 3?


NOTICE: Thor: The Dark World was a great step up in the Marvel Universe and we had a ton of fun discussing it last week. Listen to Episode 38 of our movie podcast to hear this review and much more!


– 2013 Movie Surprises (1:09:08)

Last week, we discussed movie disappointments in 2013 so we thought it’d be appropriate this week to talk about the movies that were surprisingly good. This was a really fun segment and we got to discuss some great movies, unexpected of course, from this year.

– News
    – New trailer for Noah
    – The Rock to star in lost at sea movie, Not Without Hope
    – We had more on the list but had to cut it down due to time constraints. By the way, did you hear there will
    be another Wolverine movie?

– Movies We’ve Seen This Week
    JD: Thor: The Dark World, The Vow, Man of Steel, Rush
    Scott: All is Lost, Contempt, Red Desert
    Blake: Man of Steel, Olympus Has Fallen

– Music

    Solomon – Hans Zimmer
    This Land – Hans Zimmer
    The Snail Is Fast – V12, Nomadik
    Lost But Won – Hans Zimmer
    The Return of the Eagle – Atli Örvarsson

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InSession Film Podcast – Episode 39

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InSession Film founder and owner. I love film. Love art. Love how it intersects with our real lives. My favorite movies include Citizen Kane, The 400 Blows, Modern Times, The Godfather and The Tree of Life. Follow me on Twitter @RealJDDuran. Follow us @InSessionFilm.

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  1. Great podcast guys! I totally agree that Sarah Paulson is the most villainous character in the film. I’m a bit annoyed by the notion that Fassbender’s character is too evil to win the Oscar when he almost pales in comparison to his wife’s extreme cruelty.
    Also, yay for Turbo! I also thought it was surprisingly good.

    • Thanks man! Yeah Paulson was definitely more extreme on the surface. Fassbender’s character is awful in terms of context. He beats his slaves everyday if they don’t produce, he torments, the mid-night “parties”. It’s the context of the way he leads his plantation. It’s pretty awful. But as for what we actually see on screen, yeah it’s def his wife that is more evil for sure. // Yeah I loved Turbo, “That snail is fast” Lol.

  2. Great discussion on 12 Years a slave. That’s a great point about the vulnerability of Fassbender’s character. Didn’t really think about that, but unlike you all actually found him quite freighting, and felt his abuse was far more invasive then his wife’s. Without spoilers one moment in particular is probably the mot vile act of the entire film, and its treated with such a coldness it was even more disturbing. He is a true sadist, and doesn’t even consider the effects his actions has. He is like a kid playing make believe or with set of toys that he can do with what pleases. Which makes him more of a threat because at any moment he can have a tantrum for no good reason. That’s why I found him frightening .

    Anyways, great podcast as always.

    • Thanks Dan! Yeah I agree, and I (JD) touched on that as well. It’s the context we get that is just God awful. For example, the slaves are beaten every day if they don’t pick a certain amount. That vile leadership, while mostly off screen, is so terrible. That’s a good analogy tho of a young boy and it’s really what he’s like. Thanks Dan..appreciate the support!

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