EFC II #144 – Destry Rides Again (1939)

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#144 – Destry Rides Again (1939)
Dir. George Marshall
Starring: James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Winninger, Brian Donlevy

The one hundred and forty-fourth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, George Marshall’s highly entertaining Western, Destry Rides Again.

Recorded in February 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, I think so, it’s a lot of fun and features two icons of cinema together on screen in Dietrich and Stewart.

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EFC II #143 – Viy (1967)

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#143 – Viy (1967)
Dir. Konstantin Yershov & Georgi Kropachyov
Starring: Leonid Kuravlyov, Natalya Varley, Alexei Glazyrin, Vadim Zakharchenko, Nikolai Kutuzov

The one hundred and forty-third installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, a surreal folk tale and the first ever Soviet horror film, Viy.

Recorded in February 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, I feel like it’s quite unique and creepy as a folktale horror film.

EFC II #142 – The Big Chill (1983)

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#142 – The Big Chill (1983)
Dir. Lawrence Kasdan
Starring: Tom Berenger, Kevin Kline, Glenn Close, JoBeth Williams, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt, Mary Kay Place, Meg Tilly, Don Galloway

The one hundred and forty-second installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Lawrence Kasdan’s acclaimed comedy-drama, The Big Chill.

Recorded in February 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: No, it wasn’t that memorable to me.

Luke: Yes, I loved this film, a quality comedy drama with a stellar cast.

 

EFC II #141 – Modern Times (1936)

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#141 – Modern Times (1936)
Dir. Charlie Chaplin
Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Stanley Sandford, Chester Conklin, Al Ernest Garcia

The one hundred and forty-first installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the legendary Charlie Chaplin’s final silent film and a farewell to his “Little Tramp” persona, Modern Times.

Recorded in February 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Maybe, it’s great, but I’m not sure. If you like Chaplin it’s an obvious yes.

Luke: A yes from me, the last silent appearance from one of the all time great movie icons, and a damn good film on top of it. Paulette Goddard steals the show.

EFC II #140 – Clueless (1995)

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#140 – Clueless (1995)
Dir. Amy Heckerling
Starring: Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd, Stacey Dash, Dan Hedaya, Elisa Donovan, Justin Walker, Wallace Shawn, Breckin Meyer

The one hundred and fortieth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Amy Heckerling’s 90s teen movie, Clueless.

Recorded in February 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: No, I don’t know why it’s in the book, it was enjoyable though.

Luke: No, I really enjoyed it, and it quite took me aback as I preemptively wrote it off, very likeable but not essential.

EFC II #139 – Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

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#139 – Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Dir. Amy Heckerling
Starring: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Phoebe Cates, Robert Ramonus, Brian Backer, Amanda Wyss, Ray Walston, Forest Whitaker

The one hundred and thirty-ninth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Amy Heckerling’s seminal 80s teen flick, from a Cameron Crowe script, Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

Recorded in February 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: No, it was alright but felt like any other teen movie.

Luke: No, but I really, really enjoyed it a lot.

EFC II #138 – The Kid with a Bike (2011)

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#138 – The Kid with a Bike {Le Gamin Au Vélo} (2011)
Dir. Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne
Starring: Thomas Doret, Cécile de France, Jérémie Renier, Fabrizio Rongione, Egon Di Mateo, Olivier Gourmet

The one hundred and thirty-eighth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, a simple yet powerful drama from the Dardenne brothers, The Kid with a Bike.

Recorded in February 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: No for general movie watchers, yes for movie lovers.

Luke: Definitely, an incredible drama, holds up on repeat viewings too.