The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 323 – Ebert’s Great Movies Part 2: Tokyo Story (1953) & Network (1976) – Indy Film Fest 2020 Preview, Ben’s Happy Valley Essays, and Yes God Yes – Guest: Ben Sears

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OV323 – Ebert’s Great Movies Part 2: Tokyo Story (1953) & Network (1976) – Indy Film Fest 2020 Preview, Ben’s Happy Valley Essays, and Yes God Yes – Guest: Ben Sears

In the latest installment of our Ebert’s Great Movies Review Series, our contributor and friend Ben Sears joins me to discuss the Yasujirō Ozu masterpiece Tokyo Story (1953) and Sidney Lumet’s prescient satire Network (1976) from Ebert’s “Great Movies” list. We also chat about Indy Film Fest, currently underway virtually, Ben’s thoughts on Yes, God, Yes and more.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 088 – OV B-Roll – “A Lot of WAP Going On” – Dirty Harry, Project Power, Boys State, Scorsese Film Fest, and Skyline Chili – Aug 12, 2020

Runtime: 1:47:19

Timestamps

  • Show Start – 00:26
  • A Gift for Ben – 02:02
  • Matt’s Top 25 – 04:47
  • Ben’s “Happy Valley” Essays – 08:30
  • Indy Film Fest 2020 – 17:46

Roger Ebert’s Great Movies24:12

Tokyo Story (1953) – 27:48

  • Non-Spoiler – 34:08
  • Spoilers – 56:01

Network (1976) – 1:05:13

  • Non-Spoiler – 1:09:25
  • Spoilers – 1:28:58
  • Selections for Part 3 – 1:34:00
  • Yes, God, Yes (2020)1:39:05
  • Closing the Ep – 1:41:44
  • Stinger: “A Lot of WAP Going On”1:43:44
  • Pre-Recorded Outro – 1:44:28

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