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Episode 44: The Last American Virgin (1982)

Films at First Sight

Release Date: 02/16/2024

Off the Shelf: La Gammick aka The Mob show art Off the Shelf: La Gammick aka The Mob

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Welcome to Off the Shelf, where we dive into the world of physical media. In our first episode, Joe and Graham look at Canadian International Pictures' release of The Mob (La gammick) (1975), a crime driven character study which is accompanied with the animated short film Hunger (1974) and a wonderfully Canadian mixtape of Quebec crime film trailers.

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Exposure Time: Ennio show art Exposure Time: Ennio

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On this episode of Exposure Time, we preview the documentary, Ennio, a retrospective look at the work of master film composer, Ennio Morricone.......... sorry I got lost thinking of the sweeping beauty that is the theme to One Upon a Time in the West. Well, at this point, might as well save all of the gushing, flowery language, and superlatives for the episode. It's a good one.

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Episode 45: Human Lanterns (1982) show art Episode 45: Human Lanterns (1982)

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Joe and Graham welcome their friend and FFS alumnus Caitlin Grant, host of Plug It Up podcast, on a deep dive into a sincere and heartwarming drama about the people who shine brightest in our lives and how they inspire us to our greatest potential... jk, it is straight-up about a dude who makes lanterns out of human flesh.  What?

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Episode 44: The Last American Virgin (1982) show art Episode 44: The Last American Virgin (1982)

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In which Joe and Graham cleanse their palate from their recent exposure to Salo by way of the 1982 sex comedy The Last American Virgin. Was it the light-hearted nostalgia blanket the guys needed? Listen to find out. You know it'll bother you if you don't.

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Exposure Time: Dario Argento Panico show art Exposure Time: Dario Argento Panico

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Join us as we unveil a new spinoff series, Exposure Time, where we review new and upcoming films. Our first in this series has us diving into the life and work of the Master of Giallo, Dario Argento in Simone Scafidi's Dario Argento Panico which just premiered on Shudder.

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Episode 43: Dark Passage show art Episode 43: Dark Passage

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We're LIVE at the historic Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville, PA with special guest Matthew Sorrento where we watched 1947's Dark Passage for the first time with an AMAZING audience. Grab a seat and listen to us chat about the film, noir tropes, the legendary couple that was Bogie and Bacall, and Matt set us all straight on how brutal the writing industry could be, particarly for author David Goodis, whose novel Dark Passage was the source material for the film.

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Episode 42: 2023 Year in Review show art Episode 42: 2023 Year in Review

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2023 was maybe our most surprising year yet! Little did we know we would discover a specific theme and boy do we have a lot to say about it. Joe and Graham sit down to chat their favorite new releases for the year, favorite first time watches, and get a little unfocused. Which was actually perfect because it let topics such as physical media, theater viewings and a while lot more bubble to the surface. 

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Episode 41: Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975) show art Episode 41: Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

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We get a welcomed visit from Jason Stein, member of Dads from the Crypt podcast, and he takes us beyond the pale by recommending a literal hell of a first watch for two of us: Pier Paolo Pasolini's Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom. Join us as we discuss this controversially graphic, offensively vulgar, and undeniably beautiful and well-crafted film.

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Short Ends: Fck'n Nuts show art Short Ends: Fck'n Nuts

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We're back with another episode of Short Ends! This time Joe & Graham discuss Sam Fox's gross out short film Fck'n Nuts which takes the terrifying concept of meeting the parents and brings it to wonderfully silly levels.

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Creator's Lens: Bomani J. Story show art Creator's Lens: Bomani J. Story

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Graham and Joe had the pleasure to sit down with Bomani J. Story, the writer and director of 2023's The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster to discuss his first feature, the film festival gauntlet, the importance of identity, and adapting a literary classic. 

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In which Joe and Graham cleanse their palate from their recent exposure to Salo by way of the 1982 sex comedy The Last American Virgin. Was it the light-hearted nostalgia blanket the guys needed? Listen to find out. You know it'll bother you if you don't.