Cinephile with Adnan Virk
Cinephile with Adnan Virk
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Cinephile: Passionate interest in film, film theory, and film criticism. It's a term that fits Adnan Virk perfectly. Join each week as he reviews the newest films, latest television, and chats with heavy hitters in the entertainment industry about their recent projects and successful careers. From engaging conversations to entertaining topics, Cinephile also offers historical perspective, recapping some of the most influential tv shows and films of our lifetime.
Nomadland, News of the World, Johnny Oleksinski, Best Frances McDormand Movies
Chloé Zhao's "Nomadland" follows a woman who after losing everything in the Great Recession embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad. This week, Adnan reviews the Frances McDormand led film that is sure to be a favorite to win Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards. Adnan also reviews Tom Hanks' latest film "News of the World" and gives his list of the Top 10 movies from 2020! Plus, NY Post writer & critic Johnny Oleksinski joins the show to talk about some his favorite films from the past year and how he started his career as a film critic. In honor of "Nomadland" the guys give their picks for the Mt. Rushmore of Frances McDormand Movies! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 20
1 hr
Pieces of a Woman, 'Time' Documentary, Director Lance Oppenheim, Best Prison Movies
"Pieces of a Woman" follows the story a heartbreaking home birth that leaves a woman grappling with the emotional fallout which isolates her from her family and causes a chasm of grief. On this week's Cinephile, Adnan reviews the acclaimed Netflix film which is already generating a ton of Oscar buzz. He also reviews the wonderful new documentary "Time," which follows a woman as she campaigns for the release of her husband who is serving a 60-year prison sentence for a robbery. Adnan also speaks with director Lance Oppenheim about his new documentary "Some Kind of Heaven" that will leave you viewing retirement a little differently. And in honor of "Time," the guys give their picks for best prison movies ever made. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 13
51 min
One Night In Miami, Small Axe: Mangrove & Lovers Rock, Best Movies Based on Plays
"One Night In Miami" marks Regina King's directorial debut and the film tells the story of a fictional meeting between Cassius Clay, Jim Brown, Sam Cooke and Malcom X as they discuss the responsibility of being successful black men during the civil rights movement. The film is already garnering high praise among critics and is sure to be a contender at this year's Academy Awards. Adnan also reviews Steve McQueen's "Mangrove" and "Lovers Rock," which is a part of the director's "Small Axe Anthology" on Amazon Prime. In honor of Regina King the guys give their picks for the 'Mt. Rushmore of Movies Based on Plays." All that and more on this episode of Cinephile! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 6
37 min
Wonder Woman 1984, Pixar's Soul, The Godfather Coda, Director Robert Jury, Best Political Thrillers
"Wonder Woman 1984" is the followup to the successful DC superhero movie starring Gal Gadot and much to the dismay of several prominent filmmakers, the movie premiered in select theaters as well as HBO Max over the weekend. Adnan reviews the film along with Pixar's "Soul" and Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone." He also speaks with director Robert Jury about his fantastic indie flick "Working Man!" Bob discusses what it was like shooting the film on a short timeline and his experience working with actors Talia Shire & Peter Gerety. For this week's Mount Rushmore the guys give their picks for the Political Thrillers ever made! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 30, 2020
57 min
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Kingdom of Silence, Director George Gallo, Best Holiday Movies
Adnan speaks with the writer and director of the new film "The Comeback Trail," George Gallo! George discusses what it was like to work with Robert De Niro again, the process of selling the script for "Midnight Run," and how he got started in Hollywood. It's a must-listen interview that you won't want to miss! Adnan also reviews Chadwick Boseman's final film "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" along with the Showtime documentary "Kingdom of Silence." Plus, the guys give their picks for the Mount Rushmore of Holiday Movies! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 23, 2020
1 hr 10 min
Sound of Metal, Michael J. Fox Book, A Recipe for Seduction, Best Band Movies
Adnan reviews what could be the best film of 2020, "Sound of Metal!" Riz Ahmed stars as a a heavy-metal drummer whose life is thrown into freefall when he begins to lose his hearing. Adnan also discusses the new Michael J. Fox book "No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality" and the 2009 documentary "For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism" Plus, Joe gives his review for a film that could give "Sound of Metal" some competition at the Oscars next year - "A Recipe For Seduction" - which is the epic collaboration between the Lifetime channel and Kentucky Fried Chicken. Finally, the guys give their picks for the Mt. Rushmore of Rock Band and Musician Movies! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 16, 2020
58 min
Mank, Tara Miele - Wander Darkly, Best David Fincher Movies, Sexy Colonel Sanders
Adnan interviews the director of the new film "Wander Darkly," Tara Miele! She's here to talk about how she came up with such an emotional story and what it was like to work with Sienna Miller and Diego Luna. Adnan also reviews David Fincher's new film "Mank" along with the Guy Ritchie film "The Gentlemen" and the Michael Shannon led drama "The Quarry." Plus, an update on the 2021 Oscars and Mario Lopez's greatest role yet - sexy Colonel Sanders. And in honor of "Mank" the guys give their picks for the Mount Rushmore of David Fincher Movies! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 9, 2020
50 min
Hillbilly Elegy, David McKenna - "Embattled," Best Kevin Costner Movies
Adnan speaks writer David McKenna whose new film "Embattled" follows the son of a ruthlessly tough MMA champion. David shares what it was like writing the film and discusses his previous works "American History X" and "Blow." On this week's episode Adnan reviews the new Ron Howard film "Hillbilly Elergy," which has been widely panned by critics, and the guys give their picks for the Mt. Rushmore of Kevin Costner Movies! Where will Waterworld land on their list? Only one way to find out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 2, 2020
58 min
Let Him Go, Meryl Streep Raps, Ben Lyons, Best Stephen King Adaptations
Adnan is joined by friend-of-the-show, Ben Lyons, who's here to talk about the Oscar contenders he's most excited to watch this winter! Adnan also reviews the new Kevin Costner, Diane Lane thriller "Let Him Go." Plus, more and more movies are being pushed back to 2021, but it's okay because at least there is new audio of Meryl Streep rapping. For this week's Mt. Rushmore the guys give their picks for the best Stephen King Adaptations! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 25, 2020
51 min
Downhill, The Untouchables, The Last Out - Sami Khan and Michael Gassert
After being condemned and chastised for his opinion that Todd Phillips' "Joker" is a bad, derivative film, Adnan is happy to announce that his analysis is valid because acclaimed director David Fincher is now on record saying that "Joker" is nothing more than a "Taxi Driver" ripoff! On this week's episode Adnan reviews the Will Ferrell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus led comedy "Downhill," along with the 1987 classic "The Untouchables." Adnan also sits down with Sami Khan and Michale Gassert, directors of the wonderful documentary "The Last Out" which profiles Cuban baseball players who share major league aspirations. Plus in honor of "Downhill" the guys give their picks for the Mt. Rushmore of Will Ferrell Movies! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 18, 2020
54 min
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