"The Flagship Film Podcast"

“The flagship film podcast” featuring in-depth reviews, top 5 lists and interviews.

#177: Toronto Top 5 / Eastern Promises / Guy Maddin / The King of Kong

When we last left Adam and Matty in Toronto, the fledgling duo seemed all hugs and kisses with few disagreements to mar their burgeoning relationship. Would their discussion of David Cronenberg's new Russian mob thriller "Eastern Promises," starring Viggo Mortensen and Naomi Watts, further cement their lovefest, or would the gloves finally come off?

Also on this Toronto Film Fest edition: A conversation with visionary Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin, whose new film "My Winnipeg" could command a strong position on Filmspotting's Top 5 Toronto Film Fest Moviescountdown.

In addition, the boys find time to confront their own dangerous obsessions with a review of "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters." Seth Gordon's documentary (currently playing to great critical and audience acclaim) examines the esoteric world of classic arcade gamers and, specifically, the epic clash between Billy Mitchell and Steve Wiebe for Donkey Kong supremacy.

Music by The Arcade Fire courtesy of Merge Records

Filmspotting #177
:13-10:39 - Review: "Eastern Promises"
10:40-11:49 - Cronenberg Poll
Music: Arcade Fire, "Wake Up"
12:37-27:43 - Interview: Guy Maddin
Music: Arcade Fire, "Rebellion (Lies)"
28:24-31:14 - Massacre Theatre (Winner: Brent Funderburk)
31:15-41:25 - Review: "The King of Kong"
Music: Arcade Fire, "Une Annee Sans Lumiere"
41:59-45:39 - Film Fest Poll, Venice Film Fest Notes
45:40-58:12 - Top 5: 2007 Toronto Film Fest Movies
58:13-59:36 - Close/Next Show

- "Into the Wild" doesn't open in Chicago now until Sept. 28, so we will have something else in its spot next week.

- Click here for Guy Maddin bonus audio.


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