Monday, May 20, 2024

Episode 580: The Spectacle of Michael Bay

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This week on the InSession Film Podcast, film critic and Proud Baytriot Brandon Streussnig joins us to discuss the spectacle of Michael Bay and why he’s a filmmaker that we love despite his obvious blemishes!

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– Michael Bay Part 1 (1:30)
For the first part of our conversation, we talk about our history with Michael Bay and how he became a filmmaker that we admire. We talk about Bad Boys II, Ambulance, a little Transformers and Pain & Gain as some of his very best work. Yes, he is Bayhem™ but he’s also more than just explosions and bad jokes. 

RELATED: Listen to Episode 516 of the InSession Film Podcast where we discussed our Top 10 Movies of 2023!

– Michael Bay Part 2 (55:46)
For the second half of our conversation, we continue talking about the prowess of Michael Bay with 13 Hours and the surprising effect that has had in Hollywood. We then spend a good amount of time talking about Transformers: Dark of the Moon as genuinely one of his best movies. JD even offers up a small defense to Pearl Harbor, even if that isn’t a great film overall. Say what you will about Bayhem, but there’s an undeniable spectacle that you just don’t get in cinema these days and we really appreciate what we brings to the table in that regard. 

– Music
I Believe In Fitness – Steve Jablonsky
Battle – Steve Jablonsky

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JD Duran
JD Duran
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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