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Friedkin (Part Two)

Pure Cinema Podcast

Release Date: 12/11/2023

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On this Episode Elric and Brian return to basics - one of the core ideas of the show, "5 Films Because". They each pick 5 movies that they wish to talk about - no real intended connections for any of them. Consider supporting Pure Cinema (and getting monthly bonus content) via our Patreon: This episode is sponsored by MUBI! Get 30 days of great cinema free at (and we'd love it if you would give them a try!) This month we also have another new sponsor - DIABOLIKDVD: Follow the Show on Twitter:  Instagram:  and Facebook: 

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