Category Archives: Ben Sears

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

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 319 – Roger Ebert’s Great Movies Part 1: Duck Soup (1933) and After Hours (1985) – The Painter and the Thief, 13 Reasons Why, and Sunshine – Guest: Ben Sears

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OV319 – Roger Ebert’s Great Movies Part 1: Duck Soup (1933) and After Hours (1985) – The Painter and the Thief, 13 Reasons Why, and Sunshine – Guest: Ben Sears

In our inaugural Ebert’s Great Movies Review Series episode, our contributor and friend Ben Sears joins me to discuss the Marx Brothers’ Duck Soup (1933) and Martin Scorsese’s After Hours (1985) from Ebert’s “Great Movies” list. For Potpourri, we discuss the documentary The Painter and the Thief and the first handful of episodes from 13 Reasons Why’s final season.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 084 – OV B-Roll – “Money Movers and Channel Selectors” – A Pizza Cameo, School vs Prison, 365 Days of Tom Hanks, Weird School Movies, and Saved by the Bell – July 13, 2020

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 318 – The Vast of Night & The King of Staten Island – Da 5 Bloods, The Wrong Missy, and AMC Theaters’ Reopening Plans – Guest: Ben Sears

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OV318 – The Vast of Night & The King of Staten Island – Da 5 Bloods, The Wrong Missy, and AMC Theaters’ Reopening Plans – Guest: Ben Sears

This week, our contributor and friend Ben joins me to review the retro sci-fi film, The Vast of Night and the new Judd Apatow film The King of Staten Island. We also talk about drive-in movies and AMC’s plans to reopen. For Potpourri, we discuss the Netflix films Da 5 Bloods and The Wrong Missy.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 074 – OV B-Roll – “Matt & Ben’s Three-Way” – Streaming Downloads, HBOMax Offerings, Another Movie and Meal Hypothetical – June 18, 2020

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 307 – Oscars 2020 Nominee Rundown (Guest: Ben Sears)

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OV307 – Oscars 2020 Nominee Rundown (Guest: Ben Sears)

This week, Ben joins me to rundown the 2020 Oscar Nominees! We also commiserate on Joker’s success, Star Wars’ whatever, and some of the snubs from this year’s Academy Awards.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 057 – OV B-Roll – “AARP Movies for Grown Ups” – For Sama, Letterboxd Conversations, Bradley Cooper on Netflix – January 23, 2020

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 303 – The Report & Marriage Story – Dickinson, Servant, Truth Be Told, Unbelievable, and Little Women (Guest: Ben Sears)

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OV303 – The Report & Marriage Story – Dickinson, Servant, Truth Be Told, Unbelievable, and Little Women (Guest: Ben Sears)

 

In this week’s episode, we welcome back our friend and OV contributor Ben Sears to help Tiny and I with double Adam Driver review of Amazon Studios’ The Report and Netflix’s Marriage Story. We also lightly touch on the Golden Globe nominations and the trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Then, in Potpourri, we talk about Little Women, Netflix’s Unbelievable, Dickinson, Servant, and Truth Be Told.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 055 – OV B-Roll – “Status of Our Top Ten Lists” – Ben Fell Asleep in Knives Out, Screener Season, Frozen 2, and Plans for the Rest of the Year – December 10, 2019

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 299 – The Lighthouse – For All Mankind, Dickinson, See, The Morning Show, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, In Fabric, Marriage Story, Just Mercy, and Netflix’s The King (Guest: Ben Sears)

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OV299 – The Lighthouse – For All Mankind, Dickinson, See, The Morning Show, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, In Fabric, Marriage Story, Just Mercy, and Netflix’s The King (Guest: Ben Sears)

This week, I welcome back our contributor Ben Sears to the podcast to review Robert Eggers’ incredible film, The Lighthouse. We also discuss some news regarding David Benioff and DB Weiss, the Game of Thrones prequel announcement, and more. For Potpourri, Ben shares his thoughts on AppleTV+ original series See, Dickinson, For All Mankind, The Morning Show, and the service itself. Then I share my thoughts on the Special Presentation screenings I attended at HIFF2019.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 052 – OV B-Roll – “Ben’s HIFF2019 Thoughts” – AppleTV+, Movies To Catch Up On, and Pizza is Pretty – November 4, 2019

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 293 – Toy Story 4 & The Farewell – AMC A-List v Regal Unlimited, Upcoming Movies: Joker, Jojo Rabbit, Motherless Brooklyn, Cats (Guest: Ben Sears)

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OV293 – Toy Story 4 & The Farewell – AMC A-List v Regal Unlimited, Upcoming Movies: Joker, Jojo Rabbit, Motherless Brooklyn, Cats (Guest: Ben Sears)

In this week’s episode, I welcome Patreon supporter, returning guest, and new contributor Ben Sears back to the podcast. We review Toy Story 4 and A24’s The Farewell. We also talk about several upcoming movies and both of our histories working in movie theaters.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 045 – OV B-Roll – “First Movie Obsessions” – The Fanatic, The Parent Trap, La Bamba, and Indie Movies – September 3, 2019

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 271 – Oscars 2019 Nominee Rundown (Special Patreon Guest: Ben Sears)

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OV271 – Oscars 2019 Nominee Rundown (Special Patreon Guest: Ben Sears)

This week, Tiny and I welcome special guest Ben Sears to the show! Ben is a patreon supporter who is known for his photography, going to elementary school (for a time) with Tiny, and paying us to be a guest on the podcast! In this special episode, we rundown this year’s Oscar nominees! Enjoy.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 017 – OV B-Roll – “Lavish Praise Upon Us” – Patreon Supporter Ben, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Oscar Snubs, and Kanopy – Feb 2, 2019

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