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This week on the InSession Film Podcast, Lee Brady from Big Picture Reviews and the Atlantic Screen Connection joins us to discuss Kong: Skull Island and our favorite movies that wears its influences heavily on its sleeve. We also start our Italian Neorealism Movie Series by diving into Roberto Rossellini’s 1945 film Rome, Open City.
Big thanks to Lee for joining us this week, it was great to have him back on the show once again. We had a lot of fun diving into the world of Italian Neorealism, but most importantly, we had a blast trying to figure out why Brie Larson smiled her way through Kong: Skull Island. If you have any clue, please let us know.
Anyway, check out this week’s show and let us know what you think in the comment section. Thanks for listening and thanks for supporting of the InSession Film Podcast!
– Kong: Skull Island Movie Review (4:20)
– Top 3 Movies – Wear Its Influences (45:11)
This week’s top 3 is a little bit tricky, given all the criteria that one could look at when deciding on what qualifies as “influences” and if that’s a good thing. For example, one could argue that the Apocalypse Now flavor in Kong: Skull Island works for that film, while others could find it terribly distracting. The room for subjectivity really is more vast here than it typically is for our lists. That said, we had fun diving into all the layers and discussing films that wears its influences heavily, and why that’s a good thing for those films. On that note, what would be your top 3?
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– Italian Neorealism Movie Series: Rome, Open City (4:20)
Next week on the show:
Main Review: Beauty and the Beast
Top 3: TBD
Italian Neorealism Movie Series: Bicycle Thief
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