"The Flagship Film Podcast"

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

#558: The Martian / Chicago Film Fest Preview


Telluride, Venice, Toronto, New York… they’ve had their fun. Now it’s Chicago’s turn, as the Fall film festival season sweeps into the Windy City for the 51st annual Chicago International Film Fest. Josh and Adam—with the help of Chicago filmmaker Stephen Cone—sort through the fest's 130 feature titles to offer a few of their most anticipated screenings. Plus, a completely likable review of Ridley Scott's completely likable THE MARTIAN.

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0:00-2:38 - Billboard / Squarespace
2:38-21:17 - Review: "The Martian"
Music: Ne-Hi, "Turncoat"
22:29-24:42 - MUBI
24:42-37:50 - Notes / Polls
37:50-57:34 - Stephen Cone / Top 5: CIFF Preview
Music: Ne-Hi, "Drag"
58:36-1:13:18 - CIFF Preview, cont.
1:13:18-1:16:51 - Close / Outtakes




Josh's review of "The Martian"

Henry Gamble's Birthday Party Trailer

Michael Phillips' profile of Stephen Cone

"Junun" on MUBI

Kent Jones' Selected Criticism

Top 5 Anticipated CIFF Movies


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