Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Podcast: The Circle, Top 3 Jonathan Demme Films – Episode 219

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This week on the InSession Film Podcast, we discuss James Ponsoldt’s new film The Circle, starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks. For our Top 3 this week, due to the unfortunate news of the passing of Jonathan Demme, we decided to honor the great filmmaker by discussing our favorite Demme films. We had also planned to review the latest film from James Gray, The Lost City of Z. However due to time, that review will be featured on our Ep. 219 Bonus Content, so be on the look out for that soon.

This week’s show was very bittersweet. We had fun discussing The Circle, but as you’ll hear on the show, it was disappointing to see a James Ponsoldt film fail to the degree it did. And similarly for our Top 3, we loved talking about our favorite Demme films, however we wish it was under different circumstances. Hopefully our discussion of The Lost City of Z and Robert Pattinson will cheer us up a little bit (stay tuned!).

On that note, check out this week’s show and let us know what you think in the comment section. Thanks for listening and thanks for supporting the InSession Film Podcast!

The Circle Movie Review (4:47)
JD: C+
Brendan: C

Top 3 Jonathan Demme Films (44:17)
As stated above, this discussion was sadly bittersweet. Our condolences go out to the family and friends of the great Jonathan Demme. For our top 3 this week, we did our best to honor this great filmmaker by discussing our favorite films in his very diverse filmography. On that note, what would be your top 3?

Top 3 Sponsor: First Time Watchers Podcast


RELATED: Listen to Episode 217 of the InSession Film Podcast where we discussed The Fate of the Furious!


The Lost City of Z Movie Review (See Ep. 219 Bonus Content)
Brendan: TBD

– Music

Wonderland – Danny Elfman
The Silence of the Lambs – Howard Shore
The Final Journey – Christopher Spelman
The Return of the Eagle – Atli Örvarsson

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InSession Film Podcast – Episode 219


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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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