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#660: The Last Jedi / Call Me By Your Name

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If 2015’s “The Force Awakens” was an explicit attempt to resurrect the rousing adventure and sly humor of the original Star Wars, then it was reasonable to assume that the latest installment in the franchise - Rian Johnson's THE LAST JEDI - might follow in the footsteps of the series’ darkest chapter: “The Empire Strikes Back.” On this week’s show, Adam and Josh discuss a film that finds clever ways to acknowledge what has come before, while making a mark as a fresh, stylish and distinct new entry in the saga. Plus, thoughts on two Golden Brick candidates, LADY MACBETH and LOVING VINCENT, and Luca Guadagnino's acclaimed new film CALL ME BY YOUR NAME.

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0:00-1:17 - Intro
1:17-35:31 - Review: "The Last Jedi"
Big Thief, "Mythological Beauty"
36:33-45:57 - Brickspotting: "Lady Macbeth," "Loving Vincent"
45:57-53:57 - CFCA Nominations / Notes
53:57-1:00:15 - Massacre Theatre
1:00:15-1:14:29 - Review: "Call Me By Your Name"
1:14:29-1:16:39 - Close

MUSIC

- Big Thief

LINKS

- Chicago Film Critics 2017 Awards

- Josh's "The Last Jedi" review

- Josh's "Call Me By Your Name" review