Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Podcast: Us / Top 3 Dual Performances – Episode 318

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This week on the InSession Film Podcast, Richard Newby from The Hollywood Reporter joins us to discuss Jordan Peele’s Us and our Top 3 doppelgänger or dual performances in film. Fair warning, our review for for Us goes deep and into heavy spoiler territory. Hopefully, though, you enjoy dissecting it as we do.

Big thanks to Richard for joining us once again. Every time he’s on the show, the conversation gets richer and richer, and it was no different this time around. Part of that is because there is so much to talk about when it comes to Us, but also because Richard’s analysis helped amplify the conversation. Regardless of how you feel about the film, we do hope that you enjoy the lengthy review and the interpretations we bring inside of it.

That said, 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: Us (6:01)
Director: Jordan Peele
Writers: Jordan Peele
Stars: Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss

Top 3 Dual Performances (1:11:36)
Using Us as inspiration, we thought it would be fun to dive into our favorite doppelganger or dual performances in film. Whether you’re talking about doppelganger’s explicitly or twins or clones or doubles, there are many examples of one actor playing dual characters in film. It can be tricky, but cinematically it’s usually a treat to see how distinct these varying characters can be despite the visual symmetry. So, it was fun to dive into this topic and talk about these great performances. That said, what would be your Top 3?

Top 3 Sponsor: First Time Watchers Podcast


RELATED: Listen to Episode 316 of the InSession Film Podcast where we discussed Captain Marvel!


– Notes (1:48:26)

Not many notes this week due to the length of our Us review and Top 3 segment. Keep Episode 322 on your radar as we’ll be doing a 2014 Retrospective and re-visiting our Top 20 movies from that year. We have some major regrets that we feel we need to remedy.

– Music

I Got 5 On It (Tethered Mix from US) – Michael Abels, Luniz
In Motion – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
I Got 5 On It – Luniz
The Return of the Eagle – Atli Örvarsson

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InSession Film Podcast – Episode 318


Next week on the show:

Main Review: Dumbo
Top 3: TBD


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JD Duran
JD Duranhttps://insessionfilm.com
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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