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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 201 – Split – Silence, Patriots Day, The Crown, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Guest: Robert Fekkes)

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OV201 – Split – Silence, Patriots Day, The Crown, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Guest: Robert Fekkes)

This week, Tiny and I review the latest M. Night Shyamalan movie, Split, with frequent guest Robert Fekkes! We also debate the merits of M. Night’s past work, and what Split means for the future of his career. We also discuss Shia LaBeouf’s livestream Trump protest, Star Wars Episode VIII’s title reveal, Patriots Day, Silence, Netflix’s The Crown, and more. Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 194 – Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them – Ear Buds, The Galapagos Affair, Inhumans, and Cars 3 teaser (Guest: Robert Fekkes)

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OV194 – Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them – Ear Buds, The Galapagos Affair, Inhumans, and Cars 3 teaser (Guest: Robert Fekkes)

This week, Matt welcomes Fekkes back to the podcast to review Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them, the first entry in a planned 5-movie franchise expanding upon J.K. Rowling’s wizarding universe. They also discuss Ear Buds: The Podcasting Documentary, The Galapagos Affair, Pixar’s Cars 3 teaser, Marvel Studios’ new Inhumans TV show news, and more! Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 192 – Doctor Strange – Black Mirror Season 3, Ouija: Origin of Evil, The Dark Tower Delayed, Buy the Rights, and FilmStruck (Guest: Robert Fekkes)

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OV192 – Doctor Strange – Black Mirror, Ouija: Origin of Evil, The Dark Tower Delayed, Buy the Rights, and FilmStruck (Guest: Robert Fekkes)

This week, Matt reviews the latest MCU movie, Doctor Strange with guest Robert Fekkes. They also talk briefly about fictional presidents, Black Mirror, Ouija: Origin of Evil, The Dark Tower delay, and more. Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 182 – Sausage Party Review – Suicide Squad, Eye in the Sky, 100 Years: The Movie You Will Never See, and Ben-Hur’s Box Office Results

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OV182 – Sausage Party Review – Suicide Squad, Eye in the Sky, 100 Years: The Movie You Will Never See, and Ben-Hur’s Box Office Results

This week, Matt and Tiny review Sausage Party, discuss the Ben-Hur box office results, and round out the podcast with Potpourri covering Suicide Squad, Family Guy, and Eye in the Sky. Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 177 – Ghostbusters (2016) – Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, Bloodline, and Before We Go

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OV177 – Ghostbusters (2016) – Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, Bloodline, and Before We Go

This week Matt and Tiny discuss some of their favorite TV neighbor characters after discussing some news about The Dark Tower as well as some news about MoviePass. For Potpourri, they share their thoughts on Finding Dory and 13 Hours.

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Heartland Film Festival 2015: Movie Review – Beyond Measure (2014)

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  • Documentary Feature / USA
  • Director: Vicki Abeles
  • Writers: Vicki Abeles, Jeffrey Friedman, Mitzi Mock
  • Featured Subjects: Sir Ken Robinson, Linda Darling Hammond, Yong Zhao, Daniel Pink, Ron Berger

This review is part of my coverage of 2015’s Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis. Click here for more of my coverage of the festival. You can find my coverage of other Indianapolis area film and TV events here.

Beyond Measure is Vicki Abeles‘ followup to her 2010 documentary Race to Nowhere. While her last film examined the pressure-filled lives of overworked students, Beyond Measure spotlights alternative learning methods created by students and faculty across the country to combat the outdated data-driven methods. Continue reading

Heartland Film Festival 2015: Movie Review – Three Windows and a Hanging (2014)

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  • Narrative Feature / Festival Award Winner / Kosovo, Germany
  • Director: Isa Qosja
  • Writer: Zymber Kelmendi

This review is part of my coverage of 2015’s Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis. Click here for more of my coverage of the festival. You can find my coverage of other Indianapolis area film and TV events here.

Isa Qosja‘s Three Windows and a Hanging is an emotionally jarring look into the patriarchal society of a Kosovo village rebuilding after war ravaged their community and its people. When school teacher Lushe tells a reporter that she and three other women from the village were raped by Serbian troops, the male villagers react.
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Heartland Film Festival 2015: Movie Review – Keep in Touch (2015)

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  • Narrative Feature / Festival Award Winner / USA
  • Director: Sam Kretchmar
  • Writers: Sam Kretchmar, Michael Covino

This review is part of my coverage of 2015’s Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis. Click here for more of my coverage of the festival. You can find my coverage of other Indianapolis area film and TV events here.

In Keep in Touch, Colin (Ryan Patrick Bachand) tries to reconnect with a long-lost childhood crush. When he finds out she died in a car accident many years ago, he becomes infatuated with her younger sister, an aspiring musician who bears a striking resemblance to the girl he used to love. Continue reading

Heartland Film Festival 2015: Movie Review – Superior (2015)

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  • Narrative Feature / USA
  • Director: Edd Benda
  • Writer: Edd Benda
  • Cast: Paul Stanko, Thatcher Robinson

This review is part of my coverage of 2015’s Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis. Click here for more of my coverage of the festival. You can find my coverage of other Indianapolis area film and TV events here.

In Superior, best friends Charlie and Derek set out on a two-week long bike ride around Lake Superior in the summer of 1969. The pair are weeks away from going their separate ways (college for Charlie and Vietnam for Derek), and they’re determined to make their final adventure count. Continue reading

Heartland Film Festival 2015: Movie Review – The Ambassador to Bern (2014)

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  • Narrative Feature / Hungary
  • Director: Attila Szász
  • Writer: Norbert Köbli

This review is part of my coverage of 2015’s Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis. Click here for more of my coverage of the festival. You can find my coverage of other Indianapolis area film and TV events here.

The Ambassador to Bern is a dramatic retelling of an incident that occurred in the aftermath of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. On August 16th, 1958, two Hungarian immigrants broke into the Hungarian embassy in Bern and took the ambassador hostage at gunpoint. This film tells a version or the story that happened on that day.

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