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.
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
54 min
HBO's The Undoing, The Climb - Kyle Marvin & Mike Covino, Best Buddy Movies
HBO's new miniseries "The Undoing" follows Nicole Kidman portraying a successful therapist in New York whose life begins to unravel on the eve of publishing her first book. This week Adnan reviews the acclaimed miniseries along with the 1968 classic horror film "Rosemary's Baby." Adnan also pays tribute to Canadian icon Alex Trebek, who passed away over the weekend at age 80. Cinephile is happy to welcome to the show Kyle Marvin and Mike Angelo Covino, stars, director and producers of the wonderful new buddy comedy "The Climb," which opens in select theaters Friday. And in honor of "The Climb," the guys give their picks for the best Buddy Movies of all time on this week's Mt. Rushmore! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 11
48 min
On The Rocks, Sean Connery Tribute, Irwin Winkler: Life in Movies, Best Father/Daughter Movies
Bill Murray and Rashida Jones star in "On the Rocks", marking this the third time Murray has worked with writer/director Sophia Coppola. Adnan reviews "On the Rocks" along with Barry Sonnenfeld's 1991 film "Addams Family." He also takes a look at the career of Sean Connery after the actor's passing over the weekend. Cinephile is happy to welcome legendary Hollywood producer Irwin Winkler to the podcast! Mr. Winkler is here to talk about his great new book "Life in Movies: Stories from 50 years in Hollywood" which available online or in store now. Finally, in honor of "On the Rocks" the guys give their picks for the Mount Rushmore of Father/Daughter movies! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 4
1 hr 1 min
Borat 2, The Comey Rule, Quibi Shutting Down, Jeff Daniels Roles
Adnan review's the new Amazon Prime movie "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm." Find out what he thinks of the sequel to the 2006 original, starring Sasha Baron Cohen! He also reviews Showtime's "The Comey Rule" and discusses the shutdown of Quibi after just six months of operation. And in honor of "The Comey Rule," Adnan and Joe give their picks for the best Jeff Daniels roles in this week's "Mount Rushmore!" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 28
34 min
150th Episode! The Trial of the Chicago 7, Robert De Niro, Best Directors of All Time
It's the 150th episode of Cinephile and to celebrate we're playing one of Adnan's all time favorite interviews in the history of the show. That's right, Travis Bickle himself, Mr. Robert De Niro! Plus Adnan reviews Aaron Sorkin's new Netflix film "The Trial of the Chicago 7" along with the HBO documentary "Wild Card: The Downfall of a Radio Loudmouth." And for this very special episode, Adnan and Joe give their picks for the "Mt. Rushmore of Personal Favorite Directors!" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 21
46 min
War With Grandpa, The Good Lord Bird, Tug Coker, Best Ethan Hawke Films
Adnan reviews the new Robert De Niro led family film "The War With Grandpa" along with the new Ethan Hawke mini-series "The Good Lord Bird." He also speaks with actor Tug Coker to talk about season 2 of his CW show "Now We're Talking!" As always Scott Rogowsky joins the show for Rags Time and in honor of "The Good Lord Bird" the guys give their picks for the Mount Rushmore of Ethan Hawke Films! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 14
54 min
Never Rarely Sometimes Always, Daphne Maxwell Reid, Best Buddy Road Trip Movies
Adnan reviews the acclaimed 2020 drama "Never Rarely Sometimes Always" along with the classic 1967 film "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner." He also speaks with Daphne Maxwell Reid who played Aunt Viv on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air." She's here to talk about the 30th anniversary special reunion of the show, which is set to air this Thanksgiving. After, Adnan sits down with Scott Rogowsky for the return of Rags Time and then the guys give their picks for the Mount Rushmore of Buddy Road Trip Movies! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 7
51 min
FX's Fargo, Glenn Kenny's "Made Men: The Story of Goodfellas," Best TV Shows Based On Movies
Chris Rock stars in Season 4 of FX's hit series "Fargo," which premiered on Sunday night. On this week's Cinephile, Adnan reviews the first two episodes of the Noah Hawley drama, along with the 1954 Marilyn Monroe film "River of No Return." Adnan also speaks with Writer and Journalist Glenn Kenny about his new book "Made Men: The Story of Goodfellas." And in honor of "Fargo," the guys give their picks for the Best TV Shows Based on Movies." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 30
57 min
Emmy's 2020 Recap, TIFF 2020 Recap, Capone Review, Best Bad Biopics
In an unprecedented virtual Emmy Awards, Pop TV's acclaimed series "Schitt's Creek" swept the comedy categories, while HBO's "Watchmen" and "Succession" dominated the Limited Series and Drama categories, respectively. Adnan gives his full recap of the 2020 Emmy Awards including all the biggest surprises and snubs from the evening. He also recaps the latest news and the best movies to come out of this year's Toronto International Film Festival, which saw the Francis McDormand led film "Nomadland" take home the People's Choice Award. Adnan also reviews the terrible 2020 Tom Hardy film "Capone," which was so bad that it inspired this week's Mount Rushmore segment of "Worst Biopics Ever Made!" All that and more on this week's Cinephile! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 23
36 min
I'm Thinking of Ending Things, Antonio Campos - The Devil All The Time, Strangest Movies Ever
Adnan reviews Charlie Kaufman's latest (and strangest) film to date, "I'm Thinking of Ending Things." He also speaks with director Antonio Campos about his new film "The Devil All The Time," which is now streaming on Netflix. As always, Scott Rogowsky joins the show for Rags Time! This week his here to talk about his late night binge of movies from the 1970s. And in honor of Charlie Kaufman, the guys give their picks for the strangest movies ever made. All that and more on this edition of Cinephile! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 16
1 hr
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