"The Flagship Film Podcast"

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

#562: The Assassin / Top 5 Cannes Best Director Winners / Junun


The Cannes Film Festival has awarded a Best Director Prize since the festival’s second year, 1946. For this week’s Top 5, Adam and Josh pick their favorite winners of the Prix de la mise en scène and review the film that won this year's prize, THE ASSASSIN, from Taiwan's Hou Hsiao-Hsien. Plus, some thoughts on Paul Thomas Anderson's JUNUN.

This episode is brought to you by MUBI.

0:00-2:51 - Billboard / MUBI
2:51-20:57 - Review: "The Assassin"
Music: The Surface of the Deep, "Poetry"
21:57-38:19 - Notes / Polls
38:19-45:55 - AK Recommends: "Junun"
Music: Jonny Greenwood, et al, "Roked" (Junun)
46:30-53:13 - Donations
53:13-1:21:17 - Top 5: Cannes Best Director Winners
1:21:17-1:24:06 - Close


The Surface of the Deep


Josh's "Movies Are Prayers" Tumblr

Labuza's interview with Hou Hsiao-Hsien

"Junun" on MUBI

John DeCarli's review of "Junun"

Cannes Best Director Winners - complete list via MUBI


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