Podcast: Amsterdam / Howl’s Moving Castle – Episode 503
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This week on the InSession Film Podcast, we discuss David O. Russell’s new film Amsterdam and continue our Studio Ghibli Movie Series with Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle!
This week’s episode is an interesting one given the conversation that it rendered on these films. Amsterdam was always up against a wall given the discourse around O. Russell, but as the reviews for the film suggest, it leaves a plethora to be desired. On the other hand, while many seem to love Howl’s Moving Castle, we don’t exactly share the same sentiment. And we do our best to articulate why that’s the case.
On that note, check out this week’s show and let us know what you think in the comment section. Thanks for listening and for supporting the InSession Film Podcast!
– Movie Review: Amsterdam (5:03)
Director: David O. Russell
Writers: David O. Russell
Stars: Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Chris Rock, Anya Taylor-Joy
– Notes / Discussion (43:36)
This week for our break segment, JD gives us his thoughts on Peter Farrelly’s new film The Greatest Beer Run Ever, and weirdly it has the exact same problems as Amsterdam. So it was appropriate to bring up on this show. Also, both JD and Brendan got a chance to see Marvel’s Werewolves By Night, and we had a lot of fun discussing how different and unique it is for the MCU.
– Studio Ghibli Movie Series: Howl’s Moving Castle (1:14:08)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Writers: Hayao Miyazaki
Stars: Chieko Baisho, Takuya Kimura, Akihiro Miwa
Show Sponsor: First Time Watchers Podcast
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Studio Ghibli Movie Series: Ponyo
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